FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 13:24:51 -0800Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90 (AP) — "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 26 Nov 2014 21:05:04 GMTHealth insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace CARLA K. JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthAccess to health careHealth issuesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:53:19 GMTPassengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 20:42:59 GMTTurkey's great escape foils our Thanksgiving plans, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesHome and gardenHolidaysOccasionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:41:07 GMTPanama diplomat killed in Belize; suspect detained CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have detained a man suspected of killing a Panamanian diplomat.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBelizePanamaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 19:36:39 GMTRussian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsEspionageInternational relationsNews mediaMediaCrimePolandWarsawRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 21:17:24 GMTA burden further south, snow makes ski areas giddy, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the prospect of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm that is bringing early season skiers to the slopes and offering a promising start to the winter season.By WILSON RINGaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleVermontMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:21:12 GMTHoliday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysLeisure travelStormsWeatherCar rentalOccasionsPhiladelphiaNew YorkAnchorageAlbanyAlaskaHagerstownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 26 Nov 2014 21:11:36 GMT9th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official says a ninth Sierra Leonean doctor has been infected with Ebola, underscoring the devastating toll the disease is taking on health care workers.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksSenate electionsElectionsLegislaturePublic healthWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaLiberiaGuinea, 26 Nov 2014 20:57:30 GMTGuinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months later, the country has recorded only one confirmed cholera case this year, down from thousands.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsMedical researchImmunizationsAccidents and disastersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGuineaWest AfricaConakryAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 19:16:30 GMTGrain mixed, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:38:31 GMTWrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed (AP) — The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:51:04 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 26 Nov 2014 21:16:45 GMTSpy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade.By ARON HELLER and AMI BENTOViGeneral newsEspionageWar and unrestCrimeJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 19:35:44 GMTProtesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeArrestsPolice brutalityCivil rights violationsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceFiresAccidents and disastersMissouriSt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Nov 2014 19:31:00 GMTSuspect in deadly assault charged with murder, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire has been charged in her death.aGeneral newsArsonViolent crimeCrimeFiresAccidents and disastersWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:53:47 GMTLawmaker: Fight with militants needs 'Arab face' (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says the battle against the Islamic State group needs to have "an Arab face," even as the U.S. leads airstrikes to help defeat the militant group.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsUnited StatesJordanMiddle EastNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:01:02 GMT58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:32 GMTTurkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesHome and gardenHolidaysOccasionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:44:31 GMTEven in Big 12, TCU still fighting for spotlight, Texas (AP) — For years, TCU fought to punch its way in to the old Bowl Championship Series, having to win on the field and in the public debate over whether the Horned Frogs were worthy of such lofty status.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:55:52 GMTRevs' Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls, Mass. (AP) — New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn't be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset with the referee.By KEN POWTAKsSportsMLS CupMen's soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsProfessional soccerMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:02:46 GMTUS agency threatens to act against air bag maker (AP) — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's air bag inflators are defective and to agree to a nationwide recall.By TOM KRISHERhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:19:50 GMTUS adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthSmokingPublic health, 26 Nov 2014 21:16:10 GMTSierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuinea, 26 Nov 2014 21:14:22 GMTSierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuinea, 26 Nov 2014 19:40:19 GMTCompany to give back wages to disabled workers, R.I. (AP) — An employment program agreed to give $300,000 in back wages to around 100 disabled workers for allegedly failing to pay overtime and the minimum wage, as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:10:24 GMTAndy Murray to wed girlfriend Kim Sears (AP) — Andy Murray is to marry long-time girlfriend Kim Sears.eArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityEntertainmentMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 21:15:30 GMTAmerican among hostages targeted in Yemen raid, Yemen (AP) — A member of Yemen special forces says an American and a Briton being held by al-Qaida were among those intended to be rescued in a raid on a cave but were moved out before the operation. A senior U.S. defense official say the raid involved American commandos.By AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNSiGeneral newsHostage situationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareMilitary facilitiesDrone aircraftYemenSanaaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:11:46 GMTMemorial spanning 3 days set for Marion Barry (AP) — Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events befitting a man described by the District of Columbia's current mayor as the "most iconic figure" in the city's history, officials said Wednesday.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 26 Nov 2014 21:01:59 GMTHawks top Wizards 106-102 for 6th win in 8 (AP) — Surely, everybody can't have a so-so night. At some point, in an NBA game, somebody has to develop that hot hand that leads one team or the other toward victory, right?By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 26 Nov 2014 20:06:11 GMTBristol-Myers: FDA blocks hepatitis C drug for now regulators have declined to approve Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir as part of a combination hepatitis C treatment with another antiviral drug called asunaprevir.By LINDA A. JOHNSONaBusinessHealthMedicationDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsLiver diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesDiagnosis and treatmentUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:33:16 GMTMissing model-restaurateur B. Smith found in NYC HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York's Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been has been found, nearly 14 hours after she was reported missing.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:39:09 GMTHeart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81 (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsElectionsLiberalismLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:03:53 GMTObama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsHolidaysLaw and orderOccasions, 26 Nov 2014 19:46:25 GMTRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:41:25 GMTRivalry week will be last stand for some coaches Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballIowaNebraskaMichiganLincolnUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:34:39 GMTCourt tosses ruling that shielded Arias witness (AP) — An appeals court has thrown out a ruling that barred the public from watching the first witness called by Jodi Arias at the convicted murderer's sentencing retrial.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:29 GMTDevon Still calls child support story "untruthful" (AP) — Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still called his former girlfriend's comments about child support "untruthful" on Wednesday and said he's letting the dispute play out in court.By JOE KAYsSportsCancerHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiPhiladelphiaOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 26 Nov 2014 20:42:40 GMTTrooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush him, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble.aGeneral newsOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:51:47 GMTPolice ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting (AP) — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:59:07 GMTTom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 20:55:08 GMTButler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 19:40:12 GMTMoment by moment lead to killing of Ferguson teen two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke — on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:19:35 GMT$1.8M verdict upheld in 'American Sniper' case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or toss a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 26 Nov 2014 19:24:02 GMTFerguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:00 GMTStock indexes edge further into record territory YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with slight gains, just enough to push the market further into record territory.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:17 GMTFootball feast heavy on playoff implications are like a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings — oh so appetizing but with the potential to leave you feeling sick and sleepy.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleMichiganTexasKansasMississippiAlabamaOregonWisconsinCaliforniaGeorgiaMarshallColoradoFresnoArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 26 Nov 2014 19:57:18 GMTDeforestation drops 18 percent in Brazil's Amazon PAULO (AP) — Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18 percent over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.iGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental concernsForestsRain forestsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeLand environmentBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 21:15:24 GMTWoman in San Diego revenge scheme pleads guilty DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a bizarre rape-solicitation scheme carried out against a couple who outbid her for her dream house.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 19:31:16 GMTJuicy Thanksgiving fare for NFL fans's how critical Philadelphia's game at Dallas will be on Thanksgiving Day: The winner can start thinking about a home postseason game, maybe even a bye for the wild-card round. The loser winds up needing to win the rematch in 17 days to be viable in the NFC East.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDallasHoustonPhiladelphiaNew YorkTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 26 Nov 2014 20:16:15 GMT