FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:17:28 -0800'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33441be7cf434c40a7050ac3121e40bbNEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33441be7cf434c40a7050ac3121e40bbSun, 21 Dec 2014 20:42:38 GMTLayman leads No. 17 Maryland past Oklahoma Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/186161d0e2fb4b41bcc45a6b053ad125STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jake Layman had 21 points and 11 rebounds and No. 17 Maryland beat Oklahoma State 73-64 on Sunday to improve to 11-1.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCoachingBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaStillwaterMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/186161d0e2fb4b41bcc45a6b053ad125Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:00:25 GMTPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff byehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46ea9e6ac18a4d338f554d8dfec55744EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Patriots can rest up during the first round of the playoffs.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46ea9e6ac18a4d338f554d8dfec55744Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:27:06 GMTA look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b3eeb36ced84f93b33f676b4ea61e06Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the partners never had time to pull their weapons and might not have even seen their killer. The men were working out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as part of a special detail to help with crime reduction in the area.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b3eeb36ced84f93b33f676b4ea61e06Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:05:37 GMTSteelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef6e82e274ac4863a32939caed132eb5PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-year playoff absence is barely a hiccup in most NFL cities. In Pittsburgh, it's a drought that forced one of the league's most successful franchises to rebuild itself on the fly.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef6e82e274ac4863a32939caed132eb5Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:34:10 GMTFoster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6c9ed285f4e4d04ad2964d0ff9def24HOUSTON (AP) — The Texans kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a fourth-string quarterback and a running back throwing passes.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6c9ed285f4e4d04ad2964d0ff9def24Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:00:12 GMTRodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df6c9b0a4ad4b278cd7cf1d465954d6TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the NFC North title still up for grabs, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers couldn't afford a slip-up against the struggling Tampa Buccaneers.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsTampaWisconsinFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df6c9b0a4ad4b278cd7cf1d465954d6Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:49:44 GMTProtester takes perch on St. Peter's facadehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd1a91e69448477493556928303ba616VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur has lowered himself onto the facade of St. Peter's Cathedral, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest from the cathedral against government reforms.iGeneral newsChristianityProtests and demonstrationsReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd1a91e69448477493556928303ba616Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:55:25 GMTChristie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2413f3f44f654b9f9e453313556218f3TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."aGeneral newsInternational relations2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCrimePoliceImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsPolitical issuesLaw enforcement agenciesCubaNew JerseyUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2413f3f44f654b9f9e453313556218f3Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:56 GMTExit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36b58a3a1e64aa19002e4d6956e2c0aTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsRebellions and uprisingsVotingWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36b58a3a1e64aa19002e4d6956e2c0aSun, 21 Dec 2014 20:07:35 GMTEntrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f933c53fdaed4198931e4f6ee6334377KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.By DAVID SHARPhtGeneral newsArmed forcesEntrepreneurshipTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCareersUnited StatesMaineNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f933c53fdaed4198931e4f6ee6334377Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:03:07 GMTIn latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Networkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a93908c87634ae7a45da1d8f3bf591bNEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZfBusinessTV newsSatellite televisionCable televisionNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a93908c87634ae7a45da1d8f3bf591bSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:58:44 GMTOneida Indians plan new 'Oz'-themed NY casinohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1f7172de7ea4912a4c76db68bb64cc1CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) — The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born, the Oneidas confirmed Sunday.aBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentLocal governmentsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesGovernment and politicsNew YorkOneidaSyracuseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1f7172de7ea4912a4c76db68bb64cc1Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:53 GMTGerman-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9daf821f3f4d0cab7b0de40a5cf39eBERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityBerlinGermanySwitzerlandMoscowAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeRussiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9daf821f3f4d0cab7b0de40a5cf39eSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:22:35 GMTTimeline of events before, after NYPD cop deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55a2440b515142cb990e049e2a4805b5A timeline of events on Saturday in the hours before and moments after two NYPD officers were shot in their cruiser 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 newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMarylandBaltimoreBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55a2440b515142cb990e049e2a4805b5Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:42 GMTNo. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26fa1e3963b340389e13af94aa51b944CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey is the X factor for No. 6 Virginia, and when the 7-footer is a big factor, the Cavaliers are dangerous.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26fa1e3963b340389e13af94aa51b944Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:26:46 GMTDavenport layup lifts Texas past Texas A&M 67-65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e2d39e96aae43dabd032e6dbb99ef3fNORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Empress Davenport put the finishing touch on what's become common place for Texas — beating Texas A&M.By KURT VOIGTsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTexasLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e2d39e96aae43dabd032e6dbb99ef3fSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:04:44 GMTStafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b24dc3df1094d7fac00f768429f4091CHICAGO (AP) — Benching Jay Cutler nearly helped the Chicago Bears ruin the Lions' chances at their first division title in more than two decades.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional footballFootballChicagoGreen BayIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b24dc3df1094d7fac00f768429f4091Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:45:49 GMTHappy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in Englandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/347f5f94e81a4328a9bb8ea437f7bb5fLONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/347f5f94e81a4328a9bb8ea437f7bb5fSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:40:44 GMTManziel injured in second quarter against Panthershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6c9f32dc3404cbbba65dcae937c008cCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has left the game late in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers with a left hamstring injury, and his return is questionable.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6c9f32dc3404cbbba65dcae937c008cSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:32:48 GMTReal-life 'Sopranos' strip club robbed of $30Khttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/694c3040b96a453d8b90e2b8188e772cLODI, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of "The Sopranos" has been robbed of $30,000.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTheftCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/694c3040b96a453d8b90e2b8188e772cSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:09:49 GMTHow do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefullyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fcdae0c09c3488287889a97b92469d2How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.By JOCELYN NOVECKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsAcademy AwardsGovernment and politicsEventsPerforming artsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMovie awardsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fcdae0c09c3488287889a97b92469d2Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:57:55 GMTProtester takes perch on St. Peter's façadehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1664ffd695341c7b932db3f7dc7f996VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur lowered himself onto a narrow ledge on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest against government reforms at one of Roman Catholicism's holiest sites.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1664ffd695341c7b932db3f7dc7f996Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:37:38 GMTJones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390344d68e104dce91101a8b72d92d13NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390344d68e104dce91101a8b72d92d13Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:11:22 GMTWillett narrowly earns spot in Mastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74ab2ba7c51a488e98039244f1a755a6LONDON (AP) — Danny Willett of England is going to the Masters for the first time with a little help from the world ranking formula.sSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74ab2ba7c51a488e98039244f1a755a6Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:06:03 GMTPolice seek answers in killing of 2 NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a966f29a94044288104f314409ac01cNEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines and insist on extra backup after a gunman who had ranted online about the slayings of black men killed two New York patrolmen sitting in their squad car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a966f29a94044288104f314409ac01cSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:08:42 GMTMokrzycki, former AP polling director, dies at 52http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fcc3c5ca76f4ce781bb33995fac2187WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, died of an apparent heart attack, his wife said. He was 52.aGeneral newsObituariesMassachusettsNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fcc3c5ca76f4ce781bb33995fac2187Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:46:44 GMTNYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78541902cc8f41c9a21c2cee14d5f789NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceCrimeViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78541902cc8f41c9a21c2cee14d5f789Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:06:10 GMTIndia's Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f267daf12994dcc9c1bc51a98725616DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India's Arjun Atwal won the Asian Tour's season-ending Dubai Open on Sunday, rallying on the final hole to beat 19-year-old South Korean player Wang Jeung-hun by a stroke.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f267daf12994dcc9c1bc51a98725616Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:45 GMTGray leads No. 6 North Carolina to 85-67 victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ed034a1e2234033a08a0d80d973e584MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 20 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 6 North Carolina defeated Elon 85-67 at the Carolinas Challenge on Sunday.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNorth CarolinaMyrtle BeachUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ed034a1e2234033a08a0d80d973e584Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:05:20 GMT4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0791431345384bf1bbcb97fef04e310bROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeRockfordIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0791431345384bf1bbcb97fef04e310bSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:55:53 GMTPakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a071b70fc524ddabea52df20b601270ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a071b70fc524ddabea52df20b601270Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:03:37 GMTFlorida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc89e11f2074083b386fcd15ef7e4a4TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc89e11f2074083b386fcd15ef7e4a4Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:57 GMTGood news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remissionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf95769fdd9430180a8aa36522c9cf1NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf95769fdd9430180a8aa36522c9cf1Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:15:04 GMTLate safety helps Dolphins rally past Vikings 37-35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06f1fc12c75f45cfa0f0a37b6e2575f3MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The postgame celebration on the field had just begun when Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave seventh-round draft pick Terrence Fede a happy slap on the back.By STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06f1fc12c75f45cfa0f0a37b6e2575f3Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:06:24 GMTUS coal mines nearing record low in worker deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dba68a7f170c459d9fac829daa7c7876LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.By DYLAN LOVANaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryAccidentsUnited StatesKentuckyWest VirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dba68a7f170c459d9fac829daa7c7876Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:33:09 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina beats Liberty 84-44http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f7389435e8440dab0fb3ca97b795457MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A'ja Wilson came off the bench for 17 points and 10 rebounds to get her second career double-double and No. 1 South Carolina cruised past Liberty 84-44 Sunday.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth CarolinaMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f7389435e8440dab0fb3ca97b795457Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:50:34 GMTFalcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4b1ce1d872547e5bef5c569aeced226NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.By BRETT MARTELsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansAtlantaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4b1ce1d872547e5bef5c569aeced226Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:45:56 GMTPanthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first placehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e3cf0f996f4600b59cfe96ef9a2ec0CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers never quit on the season, and now have a chance to repeat as NFC South champions.By STEVE REEDsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsCharlotteNewtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e3cf0f996f4600b59cfe96ef9a2ec0Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:38:00 GMT2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himselfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74d8299e6d642ca9c5e2a98c70eab69NEW YORK (AP) — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSuicidesViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesCrimePoliceEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMarylandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74d8299e6d642ca9c5e2a98c70eab69Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:59:41 GMTEgypt President awards medal to retired spy chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/decc8575e4e44807a62c591b1dd39a22CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi awarded the country's intelligence chief one of the state's highest awards on Sunday, after ordering his retirement.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/decc8575e4e44807a62c591b1dd39a22Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:21:32 GMTNo. 19 Oklahoma St rallies for 66-62 win over USChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7efa03be217444199c4fed98e3662bf4LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liz Donohoe scored 21 points, Roshunda Johnson added 17 more and No. 19 Oklahoma State rallied in the second half to beat Southern California 66-62 on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7efa03be217444199c4fed98e3662bf4Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:05:37 GMTDocuments: Florida State QB Jameis Winston cleared of allegations in student conduct hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b062fab92c2e47dc90fdd6849edf9fa7TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Documents: Florida State QB Jameis Winston cleared of allegations in student conduct hearing.aGeneral newsSportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b062fab92c2e47dc90fdd6849edf9fa7Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:00:52 GMTMoseley, No. 14 Maryland cruise by Coppin State 110-51http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beadee27aac444848a236006d6b54f11BALTIMORE (AP) — Brene Moseley had 18 points and eight assists and No. 14 Maryland cruised to a 110-51 victory over Coppin State on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beadee27aac444848a236006d6b54f11Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:19:18 GMTNo. 5 Irish beat St. Joseph's 64-50http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f888b51b456641cdb8175d2cc23d3bafSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame freshman Brianna Turner returned to the lineup Sunday and scored 19 points for the No. 5 Fighting Irish in a 64-50 win over Saint Joseph's.By STEVE LOWEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f888b51b456641cdb8175d2cc23d3bafSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:54:13 GMTUS companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc975caf2e4241dab46782bce4cc8573WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEnergy industryEconomyLegislatureGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUtilitiesAgricultureCubaCaribbeanUnited StatesOrlandoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc975caf2e4241dab46782bce4cc8573Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:49:26 GMTKillings of 2 New York officers trigger backlashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e86ee5c27fca441988429b0f9f5ed150NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.By RIK STEVENS and VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsPoliceGovernment and politicsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e86ee5c27fca441988429b0f9f5ed150Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:16:57 GMTBrowns' Hoyer takes over for injured Manziel at QBhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab16baa4f0345399cab0de5d8c6e42bCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteClevelandNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab16baa4f0345399cab0de5d8c6e42bSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:54:21 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16eda343fc254025a10c360bae212d38NEW YORK (AP) — NYPD: Ambush killer of 2 officers told passers-by 'watch what I'm going to do'aGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16eda343fc254025a10c360bae212d38Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:20:51 GMTObama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08f12b2496b947e68aa34233e30b4c01HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08f12b2496b947e68aa34233e30b4c01Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:38:15 GMT