FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 07:55:02 -0800For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:16:03 GMTNovelist PD James dies aged 94 (AP) — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentObituariesBooks and literatureEntertainmentOxfordUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:54:47 GMTStocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed (AP) — Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, on expectations that OPEC would not cut production to support the market.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaChinaAustraliaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaOceaniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:56:01 GMTPrince William to visit China, Japan next year (AP) — Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomJapanChinaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaGreater China, 27 Nov 2014 13:13:13 GMTQueen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94 (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureObituariesCivil serviceEntertainmentGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomOxfordWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 15:09:38 GMTMillions expected to shop on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 Nov 2014 13:39:50 GMT14 convicted in UK of sexually exploiting girls (AP) — Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:22:06 GMTIran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:56:27 GMTNew Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegislatureJudiciaryWar and unrestPolitical issuesUkraineEuropeRussiaKievEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:01 GMTSlovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country early next year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSlovakiaBratislavaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 14:48:31 GMTWho's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame? (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.iGeneral newsOdditiesTravelLifestyleInternational relationsHolidaysOccasionsGovernment and politicsFranceRussiaParisUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:20:25 GMTThanksgiving menu: Turkey, parades, shopping deals, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal finance, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:30 GMTAmericans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal finance, 27 Nov 2014 14:54:52 GMTRussian banker, once Putin aide, on Interpol list (AP) — A Russian banker once close to Vladimir Putin is now on Interpol's most-wanted list.iGeneral newsFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:23 GMTGreece says under pressure for new austerity, Greece (AP) — A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:43:10 GMTEU piling pressure on Google to change ways (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.By RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:14:02 GMTSwiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsNazismRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanySwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:38 GMTIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.By FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsTheftCrimePoliceSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPeruLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:15:35 GMTPublisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94 (AP) — Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:27:16 GMTIsrael says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 13:30:41 GMTBritish national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a British security guard, officials said.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanUnited KingdomKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:48:05 GMTProtesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestArsonViolent crimeArrestsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesCalifornia, 27 Nov 2014 14:56:32 GMTIndia: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 14:33:11 GMTSpain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman (AP) — A Spanish first division soccer team says it has opened a bank account to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week sparked an outcry.iGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerSoccerProfessional soccerSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 14:37:55 GMTCourtney Force and Rahal announce engagement of the most famous names in racing are uniting.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's sportsAutomobile racingNHRAIndyCarItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 14:56:59 GMTAmsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:34 GMTPortugal police make big hashish seizure off ship, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say they seized around 20 metric tons of hashish from a fishing vessel at sea, despite the crew's efforts to sink the ship by exploding a drum of gas as authorities approached.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimePortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:54:48 GMTBelize charges man in Panama diplomat killing CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.iGeneral newsCrimeDiplomacyViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBelizePanamaBelmopanCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:23 GMTSouth Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industrySouth AsiaIndiaNepalPakistanAsia, 27 Nov 2014 13:17:42 GMTSouthern Democrats trying to recover lost ground (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsState legislaturePolitical partiesEconomyLegislaturePolitical organizationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 14:00:21 GMTAfghan police: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesDiplomacyAccidents and disastersInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiaUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:24:04 GMTNew breed of French protester: sheep (AP) — Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEnvironmental policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:14:03 GMTHundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc.By JOVANA GECiGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsBoycottsPolitical and civil unrestSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:20 GMTCrowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade YORK (AP) — Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisure, 27 Nov 2014 14:21:05 GMTOPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices (AP) — OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:25 GMTBrazil's Rousseff to name economic team DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:05 GMTBelize charges man in killing of Panama diplomat CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.iGeneral newsCrimeDiplomacyViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBelizePanamaBelmopanCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 15:12:51 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 12:37:32 GMTMosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 15:42:41 GMTFrida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's (FREE'-duh KAY'-lohz) native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:13:16 GMTScots to get new powers after rejecting separation (AP) — Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum.By JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsSeparation of powersReferendumsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:07:16 GMTItalian electricity manager dies in Romania, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.iBusinessGeneral newsObituariesRomaniaBucharestItalyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 12:57:08 GMTOPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day (AP) — OPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day.iBusinessGeneral news, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:46 GMTObama's action fuels worry about immigration scams DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.By ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsImmigrationSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 14:46:21 GMTECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete', Finland (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies to avoid future crises.By DAVID McHUGH and MATTI HUUHTANENiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEuropeHelsinkiFinlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:30:27 GMTOriginal Alice manuscript to travel to US museums (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomPhiladelphiaWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:41:19 GMTFerguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:45 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:44:11 GMTGeneral strike shuts down services across Greece, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsStrikesLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsFinancial crisisTransportationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestEconomyFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGreeceAthensParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 27 Nov 2014 12:42:25 GMTUN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use, Congo (AP) — U. N. peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home, a spokesman for the force said Thursday.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoUkraineCentral AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:01 GMT