FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:10:41 -0800Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7fba464e307482cb756d3992c116fc9NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigrationNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7fba464e307482cb756d3992c116fc9Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:08:13 GMTPlague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0493087bef794116878c179ae1a24d7fJOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthMadagascarAntananarivoSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0493087bef794116878c179ae1a24d7fSat, 22 Nov 2014 11:22:44 GMTPope meets with autistic childrenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31c9e8b9375f4187b3e10d6b541303f7VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition.iGeneral newsHealthChristianityDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsChild and teen healthReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31c9e8b9375f4187b3e10d6b541303f7Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:20:27 GMTEgypt lawyers union: Judge terrorizing attorneyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b915129938f4f48a42e4778ce42e4f7CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b915129938f4f48a42e4778ce42e4f7Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:43:55 GMTBahrain holds its first major vote since unresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67577997f9b5480ab05be1da07a025cfMANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic U.S. ally.REEM KHALIFAADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsProtests and demonstrationsElectionsBoycottsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesUnited Arab EmiratesBahrainManamaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67577997f9b5480ab05be1da07a025cfSat, 22 Nov 2014 13:49:40 GMTN. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Parishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8a3794c9c2d4d7e920cbc9e0e80adccPARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingGovernment and politicsEducationCrimeSocial affairsFranceNorth KoreaParisWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8a3794c9c2d4d7e920cbc9e0e80adccSat, 22 Nov 2014 12:34:40 GMTNagorno-Karabkah says it killed 2 Azeri soldiershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e13c16438d042a588ed23ff1c763dc6YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Nagorno-Karabakh says its forces have killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an operation to recover the bodies of three helicopter crew members whose craft was shot down by Azerbaijan this month.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestArmeniaAzerbaijanEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e13c16438d042a588ed23ff1c763dc6Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:21:26 GMTScott 4 strokes behind at Australian Mastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb789506dc824f1e8f54aafb0e08ff91MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott moved in the right direction Saturday at the Australian Masters, shooting a 1-under 71 to pull to within four strokes of the lead as he attempts to win the tournament for the third consecutive year.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb789506dc824f1e8f54aafb0e08ff91Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:49:35 GMTCongo's army hunts assailants after attack in easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28a40f5c693d405e8b20088bbc18c97aKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A provincial governor says Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28a40f5c693d405e8b20088bbc18c97aSat, 22 Nov 2014 10:58:06 GMTStrong quake in western China kills at least 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7456ed6978d470db727294c25883f3bBEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsAccidentsGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7456ed6978d470db727294c25883f3bSat, 22 Nov 2014 13:52:58 GMTPolish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear genderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02561dc0f33a4de7b0e4a189739c9421WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.iOdditiesPolandEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02561dc0f33a4de7b0e4a189739c9421Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:26:52 GMTGOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52854693b7774af6a3ad6e312a1ce95dWASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIntelligence agenciesInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52854693b7774af6a3ad6e312a1ce95dSat, 22 Nov 2014 09:49:07 GMTStrong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no immediate reports of injuries or damagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bef640f6f8fa4b629a198a2445de4473TOKYO (AP) — Strong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no immediate reports of injuries or damage.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bef640f6f8fa4b629a198a2445de4473Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:34:29 GMTPortuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54584ff3301e4533beee339ab08fd334LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.BARRY HATTONiBusinessGeneral newsArrestsFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54584ff3301e4533beee339ab08fd334Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:27:02 GMTStenson, Cabrera-Bello lead in Dubaihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e3b7775f8544a4842dba3081690393DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e3b7775f8544a4842dba3081690393Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:41:28 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Boston U 89-65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c939ecc6e86a4b7aa559a6097d724c90LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — After throwing waves of stifling defense at No. 5 Kansas, top-ranked Kentucky showed that it could shoot the ball just as well against Boston University.GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c939ecc6e86a4b7aa559a6097d724c90Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:05:35 GMTIraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13a6e0f905a94a59ae8eb0ee7c27bfa5BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13a6e0f905a94a59ae8eb0ee7c27bfa5Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:31:32 GMTAnalysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc32f53d4ef148f595983d26657d1502WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionImmigrationImpeachmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEventsNational electionsLegislationPolitical issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc32f53d4ef148f595983d26657d1502Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:59:14 GMTObama immigration plan good, not great for economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c7e7e3c35d4633a44b39ccc5579dbfWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyImmigration policyImmigrationLegislaturePassports and visasEntrepreneurshipSmall businessGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesTravelLifestyleCareersUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c7e7e3c35d4633a44b39ccc5579dbfSat, 22 Nov 2014 14:01:13 GMTAfghan base attack kills 8 militants, 1 soldierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93ec434702f45688ce08638719d46aaKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitant groupsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93ec434702f45688ce08638719d46aaSat, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:35 GMTActivist group: US-led Syria strikes kill over 900http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92267eb21ea24276ba2056f46487e269BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Syrian activist group monitoring its civil war says U.S.-led airstrikes in the country have killed over 900 people since September, many fighters of the militant Islamic State group, though some civilians as well.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsMilitant groupsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92267eb21ea24276ba2056f46487e269Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:59 GMTKenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15762a42e8484ee7863050e269c32c5fNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestHijackingCrimeKenyaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15762a42e8484ee7863050e269c32c5fSat, 22 Nov 2014 09:47:14 GMTObama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19ea7b479e8343159fa89250e431aec0WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.JULIE PACEJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19ea7b479e8343159fa89250e431aec0Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:56:18 GMTEgypt to host major economic conference in Marchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1f3d5cc30894c768e694d0726e90ee0CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1f3d5cc30894c768e694d0726e90ee0Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:32:54 GMTBiden calls on nations to focus on energy securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7686a6d2ce8439ea2c2eb600de6b285ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool.DEB RIECHMANNiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCrimeaEuropeRussiaUkraineIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7686a6d2ce8439ea2c2eb600de6b285Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:55:16 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/349f625c83b34b2e8cba78709b621d08"In the days ahead, the people's house will rise to this challenge. We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk. ... He's damaging the presidency itself." — House Speaker John Boehner as Republicans struggled for a response on President Barack Obama's plan to reform immigration policy.The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/349f625c83b34b2e8cba78709b621d08Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTGonzalez defends WBC flyweight titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467729a0401a422a87ceec009df659f5YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.sSportsBoxingJapanYokohamaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467729a0401a422a87ceec009df659f5Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:12 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c60116eeddba4f04974e4b6116c8a135WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c60116eeddba4f04974e4b6116c8a135Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:44:56 GMTUS releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf3e203d2e84f788ed0e4371055da69MIAMI (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba.aGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf3e203d2e84f788ed0e4371055da69Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:48:06 GMTFederer fit for doubles in Davis Cup finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54246b62a2184e3da543e03d42f4617dLILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer is fit enough to play the Davis Cup final doubles with Stan Wawrinka against French pair Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54246b62a2184e3da543e03d42f4617dSat, 22 Nov 2014 14:01:04 GMTPolice: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b7dcc83ae2148b183b1f14b14149616DENVER (AP) — A single mother who vanished from western Colorado more than seven years ago led a double life as a paid escort with many unsavory clients, investigators say.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsKidnappingMissing personsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b7dcc83ae2148b183b1f14b14149616Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:27:25 GMTRating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry Trophieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e8efbf3f38d457aa4d3a47e056d1bfdSometimes in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this time of year.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e8efbf3f38d457aa4d3a47e056d1bfdSat, 22 Nov 2014 08:02:39 GMTClock ticks down on Iran nuke talks' deadlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f9e47920abe44dfa2f5e2d81770e117VIENNA (AP) — Three days ahead of deadline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to overcome deep obstacles to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsViennaIranAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f9e47920abe44dfa2f5e2d81770e117Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:21 GMTGermany releases, deports convicted Russia spyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa60a0e9a8454428bdad80b2fbcecc24BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have released a woman convicted of spying for Russia and deported her after she served half of her prison sentence.GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsEspionageCrimeGermanyRussiaEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa60a0e9a8454428bdad80b2fbcecc24Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:33:37 GMTSomalia's Al-Shabab says it killed 28 in Kenyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1e96048a3e64fbd92bbbb7d27fa1866NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1e96048a3e64fbd92bbbb7d27fa1866Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:11:50 GMTCiganda gets tip from Olazabal and shares leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed997fd226c64a4689f007fff94f7810NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda needed help with her putting going into the final event of the LPGA Tour season.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsNaplesSpainUnited StatesFloridaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed997fd226c64a4689f007fff94f7810Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:00:35 GMTClassroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d951006eb294d068cd7af525c53ca9dLOS ANGELES (AP) — Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderEducation issuesEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d951006eb294d068cd7af525c53ca9dSat, 22 Nov 2014 08:25:10 GMTUK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eb6b835eab74c3aaceb386e7bb72f40LONDON (AP) — Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers.iBusinessGeneral newsOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eb6b835eab74c3aaceb386e7bb72f40Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:46:33 GMTPolice: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/924d2877a02947569e3babe2c89648bdNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsHijackingWar and unrestCrimeKenyaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/924d2877a02947569e3babe2c89648bdSat, 22 Nov 2014 07:24:30 GMTHundreds evacuated after London hotel explosionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f39cdcfb9be64f0b95303591326250a8LONDON (AP) — A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f39cdcfb9be64f0b95303591326250a8Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:00:02 GMTCalm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f45c1df6a4b49c0b8b3c1c4701214c7FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f45c1df6a4b49c0b8b3c1c4701214c7Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:20:35 GMTAP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc93be6bc0247e7bcb1c98747db36edWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.LOLITA C. BALDORJULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc93be6bc0247e7bcb1c98747db36edSat, 22 Nov 2014 08:31:49 GMTNo. 14 Cal survives Hawaii rally 79-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bbccef9fb3f4623a6b0eafb1cec457dHONOLULU (AP) — Fourteenth-ranked Cal survived a late Hawaii rally, a hard takedown of Brittany Boyd and a pair of technical fouls to beat Hawaii 79-72 in the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsHawaiiCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bbccef9fb3f4623a6b0eafb1cec457dSat, 22 Nov 2014 07:41:52 GMTOkafor has 16 to lead No. 4 Duke over Temple 74-54http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/495103e0c7224b848e0bf1284326b0b9NEW YORK (AP) — Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little.TOM CANAVANsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/495103e0c7224b848e0bf1284326b0b9Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:04:42 GMTStrong quake hits west China's Sichuan provincehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5161338f59d9487c93421ffb1ffc7f14BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5161338f59d9487c93421ffb1ffc7f14Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:59:02 GMTGambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chipshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13f0343913704e60ad79cf20f304b5ebWASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCounterfeiting and forgeryArmed forcesCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestGambling laws and regulationsCrimeMilitary and defenseLaw and orderGovernment regulationsUnited StatesIowaCouncil BluffsKansasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13f0343913704e60ad79cf20f304b5ebSat, 22 Nov 2014 14:09:53 GMTStrong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20735cb7ebd04c2391cdc0e680261f3fTOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday night, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20735cb7ebd04c2391cdc0e680261f3fSat, 22 Nov 2014 13:59:08 GMTNico Rosberg fastest in 3rd Abu Dhabi GP practicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fa63eceea134c3c8ae0f1e28c2c4b21ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fa63eceea134c3c8ae0f1e28c2c4b21Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:37:32 GMTWindow washer falls onto car in San Franciscohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a004451b1f14146bd7abfe6048040e7SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker who fell 11 stories from a San Francisco building onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street survived but was in critical condition.SUDHIN THANAWALAKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a004451b1f14146bd7abfe6048040e7Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:30:26 GMTUK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e4fe3656a8b4478be5866df827941e0FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthVolunteerismInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSocial affairsUnited KingdomSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaFreetownWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e4fe3656a8b4478be5866df827941e0Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:04:12 GMT