FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Nov 2014 18:53:03 -0800Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle', Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHRaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:54 GMTMan arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.aGeneral newsOdditiesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGrand JunctionColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:42:06 GMTHP earnings show continued struggle FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and services, 25 Nov 2014 23:41:43 GMTUN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian help NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, up from 10.8 million in July, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 00:48:15 GMTJudge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:01:51 GMT2 men charged with trying to support Islamic State (AP) — One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before traveling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTransportationTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestMinneapolisMinnesotaTurkeyUnited StatesMiddle EastIstanbulNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 01:42:23 GMTEbola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation', Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.By BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsExerciseInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDiet and exerciseLifestyleMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesLiberiaWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 01:52:31 GMTFrance suspends delivery of warship to Russia (AP) — France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.By SYLVIE CORBET and LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFranceRussiaCrimeaUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 25 Nov 2014 23:45:35 GMTFerguson police officer Darren Wilson says 'no way' Brown had his hands up when fatally shot, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says 'no way' Brown had his hands up when fatally shot.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:09 GMTAnger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence (AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.By JESSE WASHINGTONaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsCrimeJudiciaryPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesMissouriPennsylvaniaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:21:40 GMTSpace station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.By MARCIA DUNNhtBusinessScience3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:31:21 GMTCalhoun helps No. 8 Duke women rout Buffalo 88-54, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Sierra Calhoun had 21 points, and No. 8 Duke had five players score in double figures in an 88-54 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:42:19 GMTAP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 26 Nov 2014 02:39:52 GMTHong Kong police arrest 116 at protest site KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in the volatile Mong Kok district for a second day Wednesday after a night of clashes in which police arrested 116 people.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 02:45:46 GMTHolder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolencePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:42:57 GMTReport finds abusers remain in Australian ranks, Australia (AP) — A government investigation into sexual misconduct, assault and bullying in the Australian military over decades says that more than 1,100 alleged perpetrators remain in the ranks or reserves, some holding senior ranks.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaOceania, 26 Nov 2014 01:32:56 GMTObama's remarks about Ferguson, Missouri (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke in Chicago on Tuesday about immigration but opened his remarks with comments about the grand jury decision and ensuing violence in Ferguson, Missouri. What he said about Ferguson, as transcribed by Federal News Service:aGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 25 Nov 2014 23:53:36 GMTLongtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40 PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.aGeneral newsObituariesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesGuatemalaTexasEl PasoUnited StatesMexicoCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:40:10 GMT5th person pleads guilty in drug warehouse heist HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A fifth person has pleaded guilty to participating in a 2010 Connecticut warehouse heist that prosecutors say involved up to $100 million in prescription drugs.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:43:58 GMTAnother ugly Jets loss in already ugly season YORK (AP) — Pick an adjective, and it's likely the New York Jets used it to describe the lowest point in what had already become a lost season.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:39:25 GMTFerguson officer: 'I know I did my job right', Mo. (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:01:21 GMTGunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist (AP) — Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then surrendered, authorities said.iGeneral newsHostage situationsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:28 GMTTennis Hall of Fame says 'Dodo' Cheney dies at 98, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisObituariesWomen's sportsNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:15:15 GMTBrown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil rights violationsProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:23:39 GMTCleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimePoliceCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:24:18 GMTOhio attorney suspended over hypnosis allegations (AP) — An attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure was immediately suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsCrimeOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:08:54 GMTObama pitches immigration steps in his hometown (AP) — President Barack Obama says the contributions that a broad patchwork of immigrants has made to the United States helps justify the executive actions he took to protect workers illegally in the country from deportation.By JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsHispanicsUnited StatesNorth AmericaChicagoIllinois, 25 Nov 2014 23:48:36 GMTTough to make a case against police in shootings (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of making a case against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPolice brutalityCivil rights violationsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:06:21 GMTBama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaOregonMississippiAlabamaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:52:49 GMTAP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.By JULIE PACE and DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsNational securityImmigrationMilitary and defenseForeign policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:41:07 GMTNo. 22 Georgia defeats Georgia Southern 93-52, Ga. (AP) — Merritt Hempe scored 17 points and Shacobia Barbee added 16 as No. 22 Georgia reeled off several impressive scoring runs to defeat Georgia Southern 93-52 on Tuesday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsGeorgiaAthensUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:19:02 GMT5 children killed in South Texas house fire (AP) — Five children were killed after their South Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials said Tuesday.By JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsAccidents and disastersFiresAccidentsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:35 GMTReport says abusers remain in Australian military, Australia (AP) — A government investigation into sexual misconduct, assault and bullying in the Australian military over decades reported Wednesday that more than 1,100 alleged perpetrators remained in the ranks or reserves, some holding senior positions.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsAustraliaOceania, 26 Nov 2014 02:15:37 GMTTennis Hall of Fame says 'Dodo' Cheney dead at 98, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisObituariesWomen's sportsNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:46:35 GMTArkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals.By ANDREW DeMILLO and EMILY WAGSTER PETTISaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsConstitutional amendmentsConstitutionsMarriageNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesArkansasMississippiNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:22:03 GMTNo. 8 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36, Va. (AP) — Justin Anderson was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 20 points and No. 8 Virginia had a 32-point run spanning halftime to beat Tennessee State 79-36 on Tuesday night.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:03:25 GMTRed Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:31:36 GMTNo. 21 Rutgers eases past Wagner 81-53 YORK (AP) — Kahleah Copper and Betnijah Laney combined for 42 points to help No. 21 Rutgers beat Wagner 81-53 on Tuesday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sports, 26 Nov 2014 02:14:13 GMTChina state media says 24 coal miners die in fire (AP) — A fire sparked by underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 24 miners, Chinese state reported.iGeneral newsFiresMediaEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidents and disastersAccidentsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 01:52:19 GMTAC/DC drummer clowns around at New Zealand court, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance Wednesday and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNew ZealandOceania, 26 Nov 2014 01:45:41 GMT2 hunters shot in woods behind Pennsylvania school, Pa. (AP) — Two hunters have been shot in the woods near an eastern Pennsylvania high school.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:21:01 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politics, 26 Nov 2014 02:02:55 GMTChinese state media says 24 coal miners killed in underground fire (AP) — Chinese state media says 24 coal miners killed in underground fire.iGeneral newsFiresMediaEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 01:17:47 GMTFerguson protesters rally across US for second day protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimeNational courtsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMissouriSeattleSt. LouisWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:01:13 GMTUtah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.By BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanicsArrestsMigration ratesImmigrationCrimeLegislationState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderDemographicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesUtahUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:52 GMTNo. 12 Louisville women top Western Kentucky 89-67, Ky. (AP) — Bria Smith scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists and No. 12 Louisville held off a game Western Kentucky squad 89-67 on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyHendersonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:33:34 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky routs Texas-Arlington 92-44, Ky. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night's 92-44 blowout.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 02:25:07 GMTFederal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsConstitutional amendmentsConstitutionsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:17 GMTObama takes on hecklers over immigration policy (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."By JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 26 Nov 2014 01:14:47 GMTReport cites weather in deadly Bahamas air crash, Bahamas (AP) — A preliminary accident report is citing weather as a major factor in the small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a well-known pastor and eight other people earlier this month.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBahamasNassauCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 00:32:39 GMT