FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 21:00:27 -0800French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsAccidents and disastersFinancial crisisInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaSenegalMaliLiberiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Nov 2014 03:44:23 GMTValentine scores 25 as Michigan St beats Marquette BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denzel Valentine had a career-high 25 points and No. 20 Michigan State beat Marquette 79-68 Friday night in a semifinal at the Orlando Classic.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMarquetteMichiganOrlandoUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 29 Nov 2014 04:24:01 GMTNyquist lifts Red Wings to SO win over Devils, N.J. (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied for a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.By MIKE FARRELLsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:42:34 GMTWestbrook scores 32 in return; Thunder beat Knicks CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder rolled past the Knicks 105-78 on Friday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahoma CityOklahomaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Nov 2014 03:47:10 GMTParker leads Spurs over Kings ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-104 on Friday night, —their second straight victory without Gregg Popovich.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:07:46 GMTGriffin leads Clippers over Rockets 102-85 (AP) — Blake Griffin had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Jamal Crawford added 21 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers coast to a 102-85 win over the injury-depleted Houston Rockets on Friday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:43:59 GMTNo. 9 Kentucky holds off Oklahoma 92-88 in OT THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Makayla Epps scored nine of her career-high 29 points in overtime and Linnae Harper added 23 to help No. 9 Kentucky beat Oklahoma 92-88 on Friday night in the Paradise Jam.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsKentuckyOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:36:37 GMTNo. 12 Louisville cruises past Lafayette 102-61, Ky. (AP) — Mariya Moore had 11 points and 10 assists, Myisha Hines-Allen scored 18 and No. 12 Louisville beat Lafayette 102-61 on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:08:10 GMTStuckey leads Pacers past Magic 98-83 (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 24 points and David West had 18 points in his first game of the season to lead Indiana to a 98-83 win over Orlando on Friday.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:23:58 GMTWild blow lead, rally to beat Stars 5-4 in OT (AP) — Marco Scandella scored the winning goal 2:04 into overtime, after Thomas Vanek pulled Minnesota even late in regulation, and the Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 after blowing a three-goal lead on Friday night.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:40:42 GMTMoulson lifts Sabres over Canadiens 2-1, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Moulson's tiebreaking power-play goal with 1:18 left lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.By NICK MENDOLAsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBuffaloMontrealNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 29 Nov 2014 03:28:36 GMTChina activist pleads innocent in chaotic trial (AP) — A leading Chinese rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in an all-night trial in which the judge rejected his requests for food, a lawyer said.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaGuangzhouBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Nov 2014 03:24:33 GMTTarasenko's OT winner lifts Blues over Oilers LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 4:20 of overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Friday night.By NATE LATSCHsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSt. LouisEdmontonMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 29 Nov 2014 04:22:56 GMTNY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:56:39 GMTHamilton's OT goal lifts Bruins over Jets 2-1 (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored 3:39 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.By DOUG ALDENsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsBuffaloUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Nov 2014 03:54:41 GMTIllyasova, Dudley lead Bucks beat Pistons 104-88 HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points and Jared Dudley added 16 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the slumping Detroit Pistons 104-88 Friday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:54:27 GMTMagicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.By COLLEEN LONGtTravelLifestyleVandalismCrimeGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:51:35 GMTGov. Nixon to call special session over funding CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the state General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests in the Ferguson area.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:11:28 GMTAuthorities say 2 shot near downtown Chicago (AP) — Chicago fire officials say one person has died and another has been injured after a shooting in Chicago's River North neighborhood.aGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:37:09 GMTNo. 10 Gonzaga tops St. John's 73-66 in title game YORK (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and eight rebounds to help No. 10 Gonzaga beat St. John's 73-66 on Friday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game.By MICHAEL SCOTTOsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 29 Nov 2014 02:41:55 GMTNo. 13 Baylor women beats Utah State 99-43, Texas (AP) — Khadijiah Cave scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Kristina Higgins had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 13 Baylor beat Utah State 99-43 Friday night in an opening game of the Travelers Classic.sSportsCollege basketballCavesWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsEnvironment and natureWacoUtahTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:26:43 GMTQualls leads No. 25 Arkansas past North Texas, Ark. (AP) — Michael Qualls scored a career-high 22 points and No. 25 Arkansas improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2006 with an 89-73 victory over North Texas on Friday night.By KURT VOIGTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArkansasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:23:30 GMTBoyd, No. 14 California top San Jose St. 110-87, Calif. (AP) — Brittany Boyd had 11 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds, recording her second career triple-double as No. 14 California coasted by San Jose State 110-87 in the Cal Classic on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsCaliforniaSan JoseUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:37:46 GMTNY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsOdditiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsManhattanNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:21:48 GMTNo. 8 Duke routs Stony Brook 72-42, N.C. (AP) — Oderah Chidom scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 8 Duke to a 72-42 win over Stony Brook on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:13:50 GMTQualls' 22 leads No. 25 Arkansas past North Texas, Ark. (AP) — Michael Qualls made sure Arkansas didn't falter in its second outing as a ranked team.By KURT VOIGTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArkansasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:30:53 GMTNo. 9 Virginia beats LaSalle 64-56 YORK (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored a career-high 20 points to lead No. 9 Virginia to a 64-56 win over LaSalle in the second semifinal of the Barclays Center Classic on Friday night.By DENIS GORMANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:48:50 GMTProtests temporarily close malls, shut down trains, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as other rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisChicagoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Nov 2014 02:15:01 GMTA glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansCrimePolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Nov 2014 02:28:18 GMTChicago police: 1 killed in shooting at Nordstrom (AP) — Chicago police say a man shot his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in a Nordstrom in Chicago's River North neighborhood.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:37:38 GMTJacqueline Woodson responds to racist joke Jacqueline Woodson addressed Daniel Handler's (aka "Lemony Snicket") racist joke, Friday, with an unflinching response in The New York Times.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 29 Nov 2014 02:09:36 GMTArizona, Missouri can playoff dream and Missouri have playoff hopes.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaMissouriAlabamaAtlantaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 29 Nov 2014 01:55:46 GMTRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports transactionsSports governanceLaw and orderSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballViolent crimeCrime, 29 Nov 2014 04:11:22 GMTColeman leads No. 11 UNC over No. 5 Stanford 70-54 (AP) — Latifah Coleman scored 19 points and Xylina McDaniel added 15 to help No. 11 North Carolina upset fifth-ranked Stanford 70-54 in an opening-round game of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout on Friday.By KALANI TAKASEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:14:06 GMTTeague's 26 points lead Hawks past Pelicans 100-91 (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 26 points, DeMarre Carroll added 19 points as the Atlanta Hawks held off the New Orleans the Pelicans 100-91 on Friday night.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:14:19 GMTNo. 17 Miami beats South Alabama 87-75 GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Sheldon McClellan had 17 points and No. 17 Miami scored the first 23 points in an 87-75 victory over South Alabama on Friday night.By SANTOS PEREZsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMiamiAlabamaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:04:11 GMTEbola scare boosts business for Alabama company, Ala. (AP) — The Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, at least temporarily, but an Alabama manufacturer is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders for gear to protect against the disease.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAlabamaUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 29 Nov 2014 03:46:32 GMTSpeights leads Warriors over Hornets 106-101, N.C. (AP) — Coach Steve Kerr knew when he arrived at Golden State that Marreese Speights would figure into the mix somehow this season with the Warriors.By STEVE REEDsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:38:38 GMTAfflalo scores 22, Denver beats Phoenix 122-97 (AP) — Arron Afflalo led seven Nuggets in double figures with 22 points, and Denver won its fourth straight at home by beating the Phoenix Suns 122-97 on Friday night.By DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:53:39 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina tops Syracuse 67-63, Bahamas (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points and A'ja Wilson added 11 of her 15 in the second half as No. 1 South Carolina rallied to beat No. 22 Syracuse 67-63 in the Junkanoo Jam on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew YorkBahamasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Nov 2014 03:20:49 GMTWhen pigs fly? Not on this US Airways plane LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — This was a pig that truly could not fly.tTravelLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:43:37 GMTTaiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in local elections on the self-ruled island Saturday as the ruling Nationalist Party meets increased resistance to forging stronger ties with Beijing.By RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsElectionsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesLocal electionsNationalismWar and unrestPolitical organizationsChinaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 29 Nov 2014 02:41:46 GMTGerbe's PP goal lifts Hurricanes over Penguins (AP) — Nathan Gerbe's power-play goal broke a third period tie, and the Carolina Hurricanes earned a rare road win by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Friday night.By DAN SCIFOsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:03:23 GMTSt Louis gets 1,000th point in Rangers' win (AP) — Martin St. Louis wasn't even drafted as a young player. Now, he's in elite company that includes Wayne Gretzky.By AARON BRACYsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Nov 2014 02:40:22 GMTMiller perfect again in Canucks' win over Jackets, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his second consecutive shutout, his third of the season and 32nd of his career, and the streaking Vancouver Canucks topped the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Friday night.By ROBERT DENHARDsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 04:35:37 GMTHayes lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Senators, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Hayes scored the winning goal to lift the Florida Panthers over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 29 Nov 2014 04:10:47 GMTNo. 5 Carolina tops No. 18 Florida, 75-64 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsFloridaNorth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Nov 2014 03:19:17 GMTMosqueda-Lewis lifts No. 3 UConn to 85-24 win MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points and Morgan Tuck added 15 to help No. 3 Connecticut rout College of Charleston 85-24 in the first-round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday night at Germain Arena.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 03:57:40 GMTIconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85 CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday at age 85.By ISAAC GARRIDOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesMexicoMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 29 Nov 2014 01:41:30 GMTPolice: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.By IBRAHIM GARBA and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Nov 2014 02:26:11 GMT