FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Dec 2014 22:25:44 -0800Asian markets gain as oil rebounds, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil boosted energy stocks.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEnergy industryLeading economic indicatorsEconomyIndustriesFinancial marketsCommodity marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 04:12:37 GMTAustralia family found after 10 days in wilderness (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were both in a stable condition at an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote national park before a farmer discovered them.By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNational parksAgriculture and the environmentEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentAustraliaOceania, 22 Dec 2014 05:39:17 GMTRemembering tsunami: Bodies, debris and silence 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the sixth of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersThailandSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 05:13:04 GMTBruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres (AP) — Loui Eriksson scored 2:14 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night.By DOUG ALDENsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:29:51 GMTJets players speak out on murdered NYPD officers RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.aGeneral newsSportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaCrimeEventsViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBrooklynNew York CityFergusonSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkMissouri, 22 Dec 2014 03:20:44 GMTN. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaUnited StatesSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangDistrict of ColumbiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 04:25:32 GMTPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:41:39 GMTSouth Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector, South Korea (AP) — South Korea lowered its growth forecast for next year, citing persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses. But the government predicted that overall economic conditions will improve from this year thanks to government measures, recovery in the U.S. economy and the fall in oil prices.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic outlookEconomyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 02:16:36 GMTSteelers, Packers win, move into playoffs Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.By The Associated PresssSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballDallasPhiladelphiaGreen BayBuffaloTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaWisconsinNew York, 22 Dec 2014 01:53:46 GMTFrance: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears (AP) — A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 01:56:30 GMTSeahawks lead Cardinals 14-6 after 3 quarters, Ariz. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch had a 6-yard touchdown run after sitting out the first quarter and Seattle's defense dominated Arizona, helping the Seahawks build a 14-6 lead over the Cardinals after three quarter Sunday night.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:59:07 GMTFrance: Driver slams into passersby in rampage (AP) — French authorities say a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots around the eastern city of Dijon, injuring several people and raising national concern.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 01:54:22 GMTDavis scores 38, leads Pelicans past Thunder CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 38 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahomaOklahoma CityPortlandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaine, 22 Dec 2014 02:42:20 GMTShowdown for AFC North title moves to prime time YORK (AP) — The showdown for the AFC North title will be played in prime time.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional footballFootball, 22 Dec 2014 03:13:45 GMTIginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesDisaster planning and responseMen's sportsAthlete healthAccidents and disastersGeneral newsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDetroitColoradoMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:06:31 GMTTalbot, Rangers edge Hurricanes for 6th win in row YORK (AP) — Ryan McDonagh's first-period goal held up and Cam Talbot made 18 saves as the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to six with a 1-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night.By ALLAN KREDAsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkRaleighUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 22 Dec 2014 03:21:27 GMTPolice: Man killed girlfriend, her 2 kids in Maine, Maine (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with killing his girlfriend and her two children, whose bodies were found in the mobile home they shared, state police said.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:23:51 GMT10 Things to Know for Monday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 22 Dec 2014 02:00:43 GMTTimeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMarylandBrooklynBaltimoreNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 06:17:55 GMTSentencing slated in rape case probation violation, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces nearly six months in jail after pleading guilty to violating his probation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsHigh school footballCrimeHigh school sportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFootballCrimes against childrenLaw and orderSportsEventsSteubenvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 05:45:42 GMTToday in History is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year.By The Associated PressaArmed forcesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGeneral newsNew York CityParisNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:48 GMTWilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle's defense was stifling as usual and its offense had a record-breaking eruption against a defense that's supposed to be one of the NFL's best.By BOB BAUMsSportsProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 06:03:29 GMT76ers claim 3rd win of season, 96-88 over Magic, Fla. (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied in the second half to claim a 96-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:56:52 GMTSteelers, Packers, Cowboys, Seahawks win, move into playoffs Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.By The Associated PresssSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballGreen BayKansas CitySeattleDallasSan FranciscoKansasBuffaloWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriWashingtonTexasCaliforniaNew York, 22 Dec 2014 04:49:37 GMTList of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresArizonaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 05:16:55 GMTRomo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his players.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:53:34 GMTSeahawks lead Cardinals 14-3 at halftime, Ariz. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch bulled in for a 6-yard touchdown run after sitting out the first quarter, helping the Seattle Seahawks build a 14-3 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:11:51 GMTPolice: Fugitive killed Florida officer (AP) — A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.By MICHAEL J. MISHAKaGeneral newsFugitivesCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:56:27 GMTSeahawks, Cardinals trade punts in first quarter, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballSports businessAthlete healthFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:10:38 GMTRudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas.By CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 06:18:25 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to a neighbor who said she saw the woman and called 911.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:24:35 GMTZepp gets win in NHL debut as Flyers beat Jets 4-3, Manitoba (AP) — Rob Zepp made 25 saves in his NHL debut and Jakub Voracek scored 10 seconds into overtime, sending the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 05:35:26 GMTNKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentPolitical defectionsGovernment and politicsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 04:38:58 GMTMan who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:11 GMTJets players speak out on slain NYPD officers RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.aGeneral newsSportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaCrimeEventsViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBrooklynNew York CityFergusonSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkMissouri, 22 Dec 2014 05:31:27 GMTNo. 21 Mississippi State rolls past Miami (Ohio) 68-42 VEGAS (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored 20 points to lead No. 21 Mississippi State to a 68-42 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Sunday in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMississippiOhioLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 22 Dec 2014 03:34:40 GMTNFL Capsules, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional footballFootballWisconsinDallasNew YorkHoustonMissouriSeattleTexasPhiladelphiaPittsburghGreen BayOaklandTampaWashingtonCincinnatiKansas CityNewtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaCaliforniaFloridaOhioNew Jersey, 22 Dec 2014 04:58:57 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America United Stated and Cuba restored diplomatic relations after a break of more than five decades. Prisoners were exchanged, and Cubans on the island celebrated the surprise thaw.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 22 Dec 2014 05:02:28 GMTPolice departments on alert after cop killings YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:22 GMTPlumlee, Nets hold off Pistons, 110-105 YORK (AP) — Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.By JEFFREY BERNSTEINsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:03:03 GMTKane leads Blackhawks past Maple Leafs 4-0 (AP) — Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, leading Antti Raanta and the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.By MATT CARLSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoTorontoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 22 Dec 2014 03:02:45 GMTUS mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.By JOSH LEDERMANhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentTerrorismCorporate sponsorshipTV newsForeign policyWar and unrestGeneral newsCorporate newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionGovernment policyInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth KoreaDistrict of ColumbiaEast AsiaChinaMiddle EastHawaiiNorth AmericaAsiaGreater China, 22 Dec 2014 04:08:44 GMTExperts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home.By BEN FOXiGeneral newsTravelTravel laws and regulationsLeisure travelGovernment and politicsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:25 GMTSeguin helps Stars past Oilers 6-5 in shootout, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Seguin had two goals and an assist, and then scored in the shootout to help the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Sunday night for their fourth consecutive win.sSportsMen's sportsMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyAlbertaSeguinEdmontonCanadaNorth AmericaTexasUnited States, 22 Dec 2014 02:30:37 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 2, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPoliceOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesHawaiiHonoluluNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Dec 2014 05:28:17 GMTMiles scores 28 to help Pacers hold off Wolves (AP) — C.J. Miles scored 28 points and David West bulled his way to the basket for two big points with 34 seconds to play to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 on Sunday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:36:05 GMTRaiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win, Calif. (AP) — Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:27:44 GMTAP sources: Yates tapped for deputy AG (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to two people familiar with the move.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsCabinetsUnited StatesAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 22 Dec 2014 02:22:31 GMTKings snap 5-game losing skid, beat Lakers 108-101, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 04:53:19 GMTObama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesPhiladelphiaNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 22 Dec 2014 03:02:32 GMT