FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:21:06 -0800Kerry cancels plans to pull back from nuke talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edcae9e4dfdf45a29765720aae6182b9VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled plans Friday to pull back from talks with Iran about the country's nuclear program — a shift that suggested some hope of movement on the protracted negotiations.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsViennaIranTehranUnited StatesAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edcae9e4dfdf45a29765720aae6182b9Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:59 GMTIslamic State group's drive for Kobani is bluntedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5eb157afc7c418b90c1a481420cd0eaBEIRUT (AP) — More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTurkeySyriaLebanonMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5eb157afc7c418b90c1a481420cd0eaFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:54:46 GMTSoldier sentenced to life in girlfriend's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58175f0c92f64367b45be48c20a634f7FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier girlfriend has been ordered to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58175f0c92f64367b45be48c20a634f7Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:03:55 GMTBiden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine trucehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdaccb86cccb414fa110d9b64eaa7815KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government protests.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCease firesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaKievUnited StatesRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdaccb86cccb414fa110d9b64eaa7815Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:02 GMTWindow washer survives 11-story fall in Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efdcca040a9c472b837a8bb7ab59d060SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a San Francisco window washer has survived after falling 11 stories from a rooftop onto a moving car.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efdcca040a9c472b837a8bb7ab59d060Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:58:41 GMTDesaulniers named AP's New England media directorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa975ffdb4344752aabfce016ee9e218BOSTON (AP) — Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's director of local media for New England.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMediaCanadaBostonMassachusettsNorth AmericaUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa975ffdb4344752aabfce016ee9e218Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:19 GMTJudge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutionalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b260c6da3395420381772916eec2a212SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul.JOHN O'CONNORaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsIllinoisSpringfieldUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b260c6da3395420381772916eec2a212Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:15:51 GMTA look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces workhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7508063470644bbca5ced83791089d73SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Several competing products are being used and tested at U.S. rehabilitation hospitals.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsMedical technologyRoboticsInjuriesSpinal cord injuriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessHealthTechnologyComputing and information technologyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7508063470644bbca5ced83791089d73Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:58:52 GMTSex assault case reinstated against pitcher Reedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db654fa3f7794ef8a58448d6ded07468DETROIT (AP) — A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the alleged victim's story.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db654fa3f7794ef8a58448d6ded07468Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:39:15 GMTOfficial: Ferguson grand jury still meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a18d1fc886564b0484cd7a433df5e3dfFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a18d1fc886564b0484cd7a433df5e3dfFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:44:32 GMTHundreds honor Indiana aid worker slain in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a972d564fb24e55992bc79f6b15a656FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of people have turned out to honor an Indiana aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants.TOM LoBIANCOaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a972d564fb24e55992bc79f6b15a656Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:45 GMT2 men freed after judge dismisses 1975 Ohio casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54debc4ff82646fa8e30190149ab012eCLEVELAND (AP) — Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness against them — a then-13-year-old boy — recanted his testimony.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54debc4ff82646fa8e30190149ab012eFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:42:06 GMTMaine risks losing funding over food stamp policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/814c879e90d245c3b52916b13e1c4fdbAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.ALANNA DURKINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/814c879e90d245c3b52916b13e1c4fdbFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:03 GMTMan pleads guilty in fatal abuse of 2-year-oldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb65ffca009e4314a794e91c8c172756FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to fatally abusing a 2-year-old boy by kicking and shaking the toddler, beating him with a belt and cleaning his teeth with a wire brush meant for barbecue grills.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderFrederickMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb65ffca009e4314a794e91c8c172756Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:49 GMTUS stocks gain on stimulus moves in China, Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea560558467446d8bda6b648e5c77324Investors sent stocks higher in afternoon trading Friday, cheering news of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will step up stimulus efforts in the region. The rally had the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCorporate stockCorporate newsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment financeEuropeChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea560558467446d8bda6b648e5c77324Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:55 GMTTribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bc4c29ebfa54de2954b72114e704b4cPINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl.aGeneral newsDogsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsAnimalsSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bc4c29ebfa54de2954b72114e704b4cFri, 21 Nov 2014 18:44:16 GMTHandler apologizes again for his 'racist' remarkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6c369c3902f4533b4288aa22e77e99eNEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for a racial comment he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6c369c3902f4533b4288aa22e77e99eFri, 21 Nov 2014 18:43:17 GMTJames Cagney's 1942 Oscar fails to sell at auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a035db78f6b548719f7c4b11bb964df3LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the world of auctions, there's always a chance no one will bite. Such was the case for James Cagney's 1942 best actor Oscar for his role in "Yankee Doodle Dandy."The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsEventsAward showsMovie awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a035db78f6b548719f7c4b11bb964df3Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:04:58 GMTNHL teams slowly embracing advance statisticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/808a97aaca2244d8b8415010963d2be8Far removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league with the numbers involved in the complex, lengthy calculations of analytics.DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsProfessional hockeyHockeySports businessMen's hockeyMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/808a97aaca2244d8b8415010963d2be8Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:10 GMTBrooklyn man sentenced for role in cybercrime ringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83fe1c40d7bf4722a9bc8cca140ecaa6TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been sentenced to about 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.aBusinessGeneral newsComputer crimeFraud and false statementsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTrentonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83fe1c40d7bf4722a9bc8cca140ecaa6Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:44 GMTColorado charters credit union for pot industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f52696ca1dc4a3f8323e08aef1ce798DENVER (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f52696ca1dc4a3f8323e08aef1ce798Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:39:23 GMTHandler apologizes again, calls his remark racisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa555c2ff8a40179e488e9ceb3fad42NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentChildren's entertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa555c2ff8a40179e488e9ceb3fad42Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:11:58 GMTAP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic stormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc68a8f3079e4f53bf73fa832c930f78The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend.The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsWinter weatherWeatherBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc68a8f3079e4f53bf73fa832c930f78Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:50:38 GMTMarine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Starhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72f2e1f33064c16a3fbcfa15461e66eSAN DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsRoboticsPhilanthropic foundationsComputing and information technologyTechnologyPhilanthropySocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72f2e1f33064c16a3fbcfa15461e66eFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:44:50 GMTUnarmed man killed by police in NY housing complexhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85e4f3ec7ab247b4be0b1ee6c2d9d172NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer with his gun drawn shot to death an unarmed, innocent man in the darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex, New York City police officials said Friday.TOM HAYSCOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85e4f3ec7ab247b4be0b1ee6c2d9d172Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:11:19 GMTFIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3e857d4a10f4a77937a7d3bf41ea0b3SOCHI, Russia (AP) — FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense."sSports2018 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governance2014 FIFA World CupBoycottsSoccerEventsMen's sportsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsRussiaSochiEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3e857d4a10f4a77937a7d3bf41ea0b3Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:45 GMTFrance levels tie against Switzerland in Davis Cuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec20d0b4bae34280823e0c3fde4aa572LILLE, France (AP) — Despite a speedy recovery from a back injury to make it back for the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer looked a shadow of himself in a straight-sets loss to Gael Monfils on Friday as France leveled the tie at 1-1 on Friday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec20d0b4bae34280823e0c3fde4aa572Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:40 GMTDes Moines struggling with nitrates in waterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc1cd4afcf6c4a0db0e658e35727e2fdDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months.DAVID PITTaGeneral newsUtilitiesAgriculture and the environmentAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsDes MoinesIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc1cd4afcf6c4a0db0e658e35727e2fdFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:40:36 GMTMan arrested in cold-case killing of Colorado momhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d583ce22074b42f58ae37c5c43da29f8GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a man in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderGrand JunctionColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d583ce22074b42f58ae37c5c43da29f8Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:19 GMTKerry still at nuke talks despite planning to gohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f11c4f95e06b426fb2ba19c98325474dVIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry scheduled an evening meeting Friday with his Iranian counterpart after announcing that he was pulling back from talks about Iran's nuclear program — a shift that suggested some hope of movement on the protracted negotiations.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyViennaIranTehranUnited StatesFranceParisAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f11c4f95e06b426fb2ba19c98325474dFri, 21 Nov 2014 18:41:16 GMTLos Angeles schools settle big elementary students molestation case for $139 millionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5af8c370e7dd45b4ae1e0d334ebb81cfLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles schools settle big elementary students molestation case for $139 million.aGeneral newsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5af8c370e7dd45b4ae1e0d334ebb81cfFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:04:53 GMTPolice identify 3 kids shot in New Jersey homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53ede64695064771be4b03806e44f625TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified the three New Jersey children shot in their home but did not say whether they think their mother, shot once in the head, was the culprit.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53ede64695064771be4b03806e44f625Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:34:25 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drillinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd64a8a14ea24c0a8b004c344a770831BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsNatural resource managementBirdsEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationLand environmentIndustriesUnited StatesBillingsMontanaColoradoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd64a8a14ea24c0a8b004c344a770831Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:22:55 GMT$139M deal reached in school molestation casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdce5ad8ac984c45bdf72095937dcdc5LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdce5ad8ac984c45bdf72095937dcdc5Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:43:44 GMTUN chief: Ebola easing in some places, urges aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/603e1e8c17e641b797812cdf43046d54WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Nations chief is warning that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa, but says it's still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response.HARRY DUNPHYwGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaliWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/603e1e8c17e641b797812cdf43046d54Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:08:05 GMTRedistribution of homes begins in polygamous secthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2c1f568b1a4060b82b90e80a62f434SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Katie Cox has lived in her 13-bedroom home in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border for more than four decades — but she's never had a deed.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsChristianityPersonal spendingReligionSocial affairsPersonal financeBusinessMarriageFamily issuesUtahArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2c1f568b1a4060b82b90e80a62f434Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:06:09 GMTFirst woman named in charge of White House desserthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4c0b88a5d8c4f569a87a7beadd0d294WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleChefsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4c0b88a5d8c4f569a87a7beadd0d294Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:12:19 GMTKey figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/453818714f464f63bcb4c3b5d76d8407FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfrican-AmericansPoliceState governmentsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/453818714f464f63bcb4c3b5d76d8407Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:58:19 GMTFord's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/729e87ff501e4d498d50e0eb5464bc77DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/729e87ff501e4d498d50e0eb5464bc77Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:46 GMTNavajo Nation president approves junk-food taxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f178fd948ec04fff8fecb54bd3059e03FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips and sodas sold on the Navajo Nation is going up.FELICIA FONSECAaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleNutritionLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsHealthLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f178fd948ec04fff8fecb54bd3059e03Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:31:33 GMT2015 stock outlook: Good but not great, and bumpyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/742f72c97005429cb6e34e0556f3041eNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks can keep climbing next year, tacking even more gains onto their phenomenal run of the last five-plus years. Just don't expect them to be as big -- or to come with as little heartburn -- as before.STAN CHOEfBusinessPersonal financeEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsPersonal investingUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/742f72c97005429cb6e34e0556f3041eFri, 21 Nov 2014 18:51:30 GMT$139M settlement in Los Angeles school molest casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e58b9a4f6466423abecad75b985da30dLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District says it has reached a $139 million settlement of all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e58b9a4f6466423abecad75b985da30dFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:18:43 GMTUS, Turkey still not in sync on Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a022f911b794c01973a7b1a6285f9c8ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday became the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists.DEB RIECHMANNiGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastIstanbulAnkaraIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a022f911b794c01973a7b1a6285f9c8Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:01:29 GMTTexas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ccee6d776e44ddab303b3bd16a5904AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSchool curriculaSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ccee6d776e44ddab303b3bd16a5904Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:53:29 GMTSpace station rarity: 2 women on long-term crewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ee00c17f5674d2984d65cc373a03308CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace explorationSpace launchesAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsKazakhstanRussiaUnited StatesFloridaCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ee00c17f5674d2984d65cc373a03308Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:50:07 GMTThousands press for term limits in Togo protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88df4a5f13cd4cd984f613d7892faaeeLOME, Togo (AP) — Security forces in Togo used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for term limits that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a third term next year.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsTerm limitsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTogoLomeWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88df4a5f13cd4cd984f613d7892faaeeFri, 21 Nov 2014 20:12:50 GMTPakistan air force jet crashes, killing pilothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e3b281ba6044d69b6696976f6486c01ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman says a Pakistani air force fighter jet has crashed near the southern city of Karachi, killing the pilot.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsPakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e3b281ba6044d69b6696976f6486c01Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:58 GMTSharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5793ba1230340f0bd879d2ce791bbe4ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the issue of Kashmir when he travels to neighboring India, the Pakistani foreign ministry said.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5793ba1230340f0bd879d2ce791bbe4Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:38:23 GMTMore extensive drills follow USS Miami firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a7ce5a42334055928b943295fbd64ePORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Firefighters at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that's more extensive than anything done before.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsFiresArmed forcesGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMaineUnited StatesPortsmouthNorth AmericaNew Hampshirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a7ce5a42334055928b943295fbd64eFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:26:25 GMTTimeline of events after death of Michael Brownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77bb3700d9ce4e1f8ac1bc749faae299FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.The Associated PressaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77bb3700d9ce4e1f8ac1bc749faae299Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:26 GMT