FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Dec 2015 15:44:21 -08:00Gulf oil spill: Judge fines minority owner $159M, 01 Dec 2015 22:02:00 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge says a minority owner of the well that spewed 130 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 must pay $159.5 million in Clean Water Act fines. mayor fires police chief in wake of video release, 01 Dec 2015 23:21:42 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Man kicked in head was alert, belligerent afterward, 01 Dec 2015 23:08:07 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — A black man who suffered a broken jaw after being kicked in the head by a white officer was alert and belligerent shortly afterward, a Delaware police supervisor testified Tuesday in the trial of his fellow officer. slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule, 01 Dec 2015 23:36:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices, 01 Dec 2015 23:17:22 GMTWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.'s economic downturn deepens with further GDP drop, 01 Dec 2015 21:57:29 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin America's largest economy has shrunk even more than expected, increasing fears about the well-being of a nation hammered by falling commodity prices and a massive corruption scandal. prison settles suit after inmate missed dialysis, died, 01 Dec 2015 23:31:26 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah state prison has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit in the case of an inmate who died after a dialysis provider didn't show up to give him treatment for two days. Uncertain I would have attended Paris climate summit, 01 Dec 2015 23:00:06 GMTWATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he's not so sure he would have attended this week's international climate talks in Paris. The policies being discussed, he said, could hurt the U.S. economy at a time Americans are struggling to recover from the recession. is a dad, and he's giving away most of his money, 01 Dec 2015 21:54:38 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter Max as well as plans to donate most of their wealth, or roughly $45 billion, to a new organization that will tackle a broad range of the world's ills. arrest in Paris attacks linked to apartment raid, 01 Dec 2015 22:05:22 GMTPARIS (AP) — A woman was arrested Tuesday in a Paris suburb for suspected links to an intermediary to the only man charged in connection the Paris attacks, according to two officials close to the investigation. wants UN to tighten crackdown on terrorist financing, 01 Dec 2015 22:26:08 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says he hopes to circulate a draft resolution to the Security Council very soon that will tighten the U.N. crackdown on the financing of terrorist groups including the Islamic State extremists. investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor, 01 Dec 2015 22:10:27 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city had suffered injuries when was found dead, but police are awaiting autopsy results to announce a possible cause of death, officials said Tuesday. experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb, 01 Dec 2015 21:55:24 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler. of missing students end Mexico City protest camp, 01 Dec 2015 22:20:45 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico at the hands of police and a drug gang have lifted a protest camp in the capital. selling vehicles in the US in November, 01 Dec 2015 21:58:16 GMTAutomakers released U.S. sales of new cars and trucks in November on Tuesday. Here are the top sellers, the number sold and the percent change from last November. Men charged in Minneapolis attack not racist, 01 Dec 2015 22:11:25 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for three men accused in a shooting that wounded five black men during a protest outside of a Minneapolis police precinct denied Tuesday that their clients are racist and downplayed evidence. Latest: CNN erases description of Gray's mom as addict, 01 Dec 2015 23:13:47 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local): row inmate Mumia wins hearing over medical care, 01 Dec 2015 22:49:59 GMTSCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL') has been granted a federal court hearing in Pennsylvania over the medical care he's received for hepatitis C and other health problems. top Chicago police superintendent a cop's cop, 01 Dec 2015 23:04:03 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Garry McCarthy is a son of a police officer, and followed in his father's footsteps. He did not, however, mirror the path of his predecessors by rising through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department to assume the superintendent position. appeals court reconsiders decision on ex-bin Laden aide, 01 Dec 2015 22:04:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is reconsidering the legality of the only remaining conviction of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal assistant and media relations secretary. massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast, 01 Dec 2015 21:53:56 GMTSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded. Latest: Jury recesses without verdict ex-coal CEO trial, 01 Dec 2015 22:16:15 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The latest in the federal trial of Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy. All times local: the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 21:59:20 GMTStocks started off December on a strong note, helped by improving economic data from Japan and Europe as well as hopes that the European Central Bank will expand its stimulus program. Trading remained relatively quiet ahead of the release later this week of the U.S. government's monthly jobs survey and a Federal Reserve meeting later this month. lay out details in case against state auditor, 01 Dec 2015 22:24:31 GMTTACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors laid out their case against the indicted Washington state auditor in the greatest detail yet Tuesday, as an FBI agent described how financial records and statements from his former workers belied his explanations of why he was entitled to keep millions of dollars from old real estate transactions. Dept. advises US citizens against going to Mali, 01 Dec 2015 23:35:23 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning U.S. citizens against traveling to Mali and is authorizing the voluntary departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in the African nation's capital. granted to Mississippi same-sex couple after appeals, 01 Dec 2015 22:51:03 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi state court has granted the first divorce to a same-sex couple, after appeals and a wait of more than two years. says parts of climate deal must be legally binding, 01 Dec 2015 23:28:26 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home. welcome Dave Roberts back as manager, 01 Dec 2015 22:37:12 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts was welcomed back to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday as the first minority manager in franchise history.' Josh McCown done for season with broken collarbone, 01 Dec 2015 23:37:36 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Josh McCown is done being battered around this season. Jermain Taylor changes plea to guilty in 3 incidents, 01 Dec 2015 23:16:59 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Tuesday to more than a half-dozen charges stemming from three separate incidents over the past year, including him shooting and wounding his cousin and firing a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade. great Newcombe passes out at news conference, 01 Dec 2015 22:17:55 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, baseball's first player to win rookie of the year, most valuable player and the Cy Young Award, passed out at Dodger Stadium after welcoming Dave Roberts as the club's first minority manager. gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death, 01 Dec 2015 23:14:52 GMTREYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel. who lost 4 limbs aims to inspire others with book, 01 Dec 2015 22:04:10 GMTAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A soldier who lost all four limbs during a 2012 explosion in Afghanistan is raising his family, delivering motivational speeches and helping other wounded veterans through his foundation. governor makes little progress on Cuba business trip, 01 Dec 2015 21:59:44 GMTHAVANA (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott enjoyed dinner and a private concert in Havana but made little progress in finding opportunities for Texas businesses on the second day of a three-day trip to Cuba. join push to protect Utah's famous salt flats, 01 Dec 2015 22:35:47 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's elected officials have joined the chorus of speed aficionados urging federal land managers to do more to protect the state's famous salt flats after patchy, rough salt led to a string of canceled motorsports in recent years. convicted NY ex-speaker despite no 'smoking gun', 01 Dec 2015 22:15:32 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There was no star witness, no damning testimony, no briefcase stuffed with cash that sealed the fate of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who for 20 years was one of the state's most powerful politicians. sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State, 01 Dec 2015 21:56:41 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants unleashing violence in Iraq and Syria and determined to hold territory they have seized across the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday. ask Mexico to pull Coca-Cola ad on indigenous, 01 Dec 2015 22:05:55 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Consumer rights and health groups are calling on the Mexican government to pull a new Coca-Cola ad depicting young white people bringing Coca-Cola and Christmas joy to a beleaguered indigenous community in southern Oaxaca state. Trucks to lay off 734 workers at its Virginia plant, 01 Dec 2015 22:06:09 GMTDUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Volvo Trucks will lay off 734 production workers at its plant in southwest Virginia due to a slowdown in demand, the company disclosed Tuesday.'s Kirk Ferentz vindicated with unbeaten season, 01 Dec 2015 21:55:55 GMTIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kirk Ferentz knew it would take a major turnaround to get the Iowa Hawkeyes back to where they wanted to be. court grants Texas a few more days in immigration case, 01 Dec 2015 22:07:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has granted Texas some of the extra time the state sought to respond to the Obama administration's immigration appeal. The court could rule by late June on the administration's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. Nino helps Mexico duck a potentially bad hurricane season, 01 Dec 2015 22:37:25 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico weathered a record eastern Pacific hurricane season with almost no deaths and relatively little damage, given the intensity of this year's storms. Won't use phone-tracking technology without warrant, 01 Dec 2015 22:26:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service says agents investigating crimes won't continue using cellphone-tracking technology without seeking a warrant. auto sales hit 14-year high in November, 01 Dec 2015 21:53:16 GMTDETROIT (AP) — November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore. says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots, 01 Dec 2015 22:09:52 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — A white Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he continuously told the boy to show his hands before he fired. changes residency rules for legal pot businesses, 01 Dec 2015 22:57:57 GMTJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses., ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise, 01 Dec 2015 23:29:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could alter human heredity. charged with faking threats vs. fellow black students, 01 Dec 2015 22:43:06 GMTUNION, N.J. (AP) — A former Kean University student was charged Tuesday with making fake threats against fellow black students at the New Jersey school, which increased racial tensions and led to heightened security. firefighter gets life in prison in wife murder case, 01 Dec 2015 22:15:58 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas firefighter and U.S. Military Academy graduate was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole plus more than 30 years for enlisting a homeless ex-convict handyman to bludgeon his estranged wife to death with a claw hammer in September 2012. commemorates boycott, says US must address injustice, 01 Dec 2015 22:47:00 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing in the pulpit where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the historic Montgomery bus boycott, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reached out to black voters Tuesday saying the U.S. is still plagued by injustices such as mass incarceration and attempts to roll back voting rights— and she urged Americans to rebuild their bonds with one another.