FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 09:41:55 -0800Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook.DMYTRO VLASOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsFinancial crisisWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsEconomyAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsBusinessFinancial marketsPolitical and civil unrestUkraineKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 16:27:17 GMTWorker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K YORK (AP) — A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.JAKE PEARSONaBusinessGeneral newsNew York CityBronxNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:34:29 GMTAs snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsWinter weatherAccidents and disastersSeniorsAccidentsNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:41:54 GMTBiden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce, 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 start of the country's anti-government protests.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestUkraineCrimeaKievRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:32:39 GMTAgency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him, Conn. (AP) — The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.PAT EATON-ROBBMICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingViolent crimeCrimeMental healthEventsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationHuman welfareHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMTZookeepers allege leaders ignored safety concerns FRANCISCO (AP) — Five San Francisco zookeepers say a baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if zoo leaders had responded to their concerns about the enclosure's safety.aGeneral newsScienceAnimalsPrimatesMammalsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:42:26 GMTJudge dismisses 2nd man charged in 1975 slaying (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a second man nearly 40 years after he and two others were convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:12:58 GMTHouse GOP sues administration over health care law (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careLegal proceedingsLegislatureImmigrationImpeachmentsPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealth issuesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:31 GMTOutfitter who maimed prey for clients sentenced (AP) — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.aBusinessGeneral newsAnimalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 21 Nov 2014 17:26:05 GMTFuel economy of full-size pickups Motor Co. released the fuel economy for its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup on Friday. Here's how the truck stacks up to its competitors. The Ram is listed twice, for its diesel engine and its gas engine. Ram is the only light-duty pickup to offer a diesel engine.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomy, 21 Nov 2014 17:26:51 GMTConnecticut dad pleads not guilty in hot car death, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderDanburyConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:44:28 GMTLos Angeles-area storm triggers foothill mudslides, Calif. (AP) — Rare Southern California rains triggered mudslides early Friday in an area of the Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire earlier this year.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFiresCaliforniaLos AngelesSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:27:57 GMTTribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's death RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed several 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 America, 21 Nov 2014 17:22:09 GMTSri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 17:16:37 GMTMacedonian environmentalists blast city crow hunt, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian environmental group is calling for the prosecution of a hunters' association behind a midnight massacre of crows inside the country's fourth-largest city, allegedly after residents complained that the birds' droppings were spoiling their cars.iGeneral newsEnvironmental activismEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMacedoniaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:22 GMTPackage from Florida State shooter found in Texas, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.BRENDAN FARRINGTONGARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsLibrariesViolent crimeEducationSocial affairsCrimeFloridaTallahasseeTexasNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:59 GMTMen want new trial on university sex-abuse claims, Pa. (AP) — Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them are demanding a new trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducation, 21 Nov 2014 17:16:23 GMTUS stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China stocks rose in midday trading Friday, on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier. News of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will do more to stimulate economic growth drove the rally. Investors also pored over a mixed bag of corporate earnings.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEuropeChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:12:22 GMTSouth Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way, South Africa (AP) — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsRhinocerosEnvironmental concernsWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeMammalsAnimalsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationSouth AfricaAfricaMozambiqueSouthern AfricaEast Africa, 21 Nov 2014 16:42:11 GMTIsraeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests.iGeneral newsWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:27 GMTZimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe.FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 16:49:15 GMTAgency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated, Conn. (AP) — Agency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated.aGeneral newsMental healthHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:48 GMTEPA delays decision on ethanol in gas (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeAgricultureIndustries, 21 Nov 2014 17:15:03 GMTKerry still at nuke talks despite planning to go (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced he was pulling back on Friday from talks on Iran's nuclear program in Vienna, but then scheduled an evening meeting with his Iranian counterpart, suggesting some hope of movement with less than four days to deadline.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyViennaIranTehranUnited StatesFranceParisAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:23 GMTUnemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:21:34 GMTWrongly convicted woman declared innocent, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit has been declared factually innocent.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTorranceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMT2nd man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case (AP) — A second man convicted nearly 40 years ago in a 1975 Cleveland slaying has walked out of jail a free man.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:10 GMTArizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPoliceImmigrationLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:22 GMT5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.CAIN BURDEAUJAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTerrellLouisianaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:24 GMTHolder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision (AP) — With a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and "minimize needless confrontation" with protesters.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:35:46 GMTExecutives brave frigid Detroit night for charity (AP) — Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganNorth AmericaUnited States, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:06 GMTCosby performances canceled in Las Vegas, Tucson YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's appearances at Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault.FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentLas VegasTucsonNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 21 Nov 2014 16:44:41 GMTForgetful Obama? President leaves something behind (AP) — Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone.JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politics, 21 Nov 2014 16:48:07 GMTMaine risks funding cut over food stamp policy, Maine (AP) — Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment programsGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:03:10 GMTPublisher withdraws textbook up for Texas approval, Texas (AP) — One of the nation's largest publishers has withdrawn a high school government textbook up for approval in Texas amid criticism that state curriculums exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsState governmentsEducationSchool curriculaSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMTPolish, British troops hold exercise, Poland (AP) — Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolandUnited KingdomEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Nov 2014 16:38:32 GMTWawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final, France (AP) — Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 16:36:31 GMTCEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesOwnership changesProducts and services, 21 Nov 2014 17:25:34 GMTFord's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups, 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 newsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:10 GMTArizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyPoliceLegal proceedingsImmigrationLegislatureLaw and orderGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaPhoenixNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:07:34 GMTUK police spied on reporters for years, docs show (AP) — Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.RAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsJournalistsNewspapersEspionageJournalismNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Nov 2014 17:27:54 GMTSexual assault case reinstated against pitcher (AP) — A judge has reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the woman's story.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:18:24 GMTReport: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government study 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 politicsScienceAnimalsBirdsEnergy industryWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustriesLand environmentUnited StatesBillingsMontanaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:23:45 GMTNY police: Man killed by police in housing complex YORK (AP) — New York City police say an officer patrolling a public housing complex shot and killed a man he encountered in a stairwell.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:39 GMTSerbia to revoke Ukrainian billionaire's passport, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will revoke the citizenship it granted to Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko, who is on a European Union sanctions list and wanted in his country on embezzlement charges, officials said Friday.DUSAN STOJANOVICiBusinessGeneral newsEmbezzlementTravel laws and regulationsCrimeGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUkraineSerbiaEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 21 Nov 2014 16:19:01 GMTSpace station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace explorationSpace launchesAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsRussiaUnited StatesFloridaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:02:30 GMTArrests after Ferguson protesters block traffic, Mo. (AP) — Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:58:58 GMTAereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBroadcast televisionTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:43 GMTLebanon PM cancels independence day celebrations (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister on Friday cancelled official independence day celebrations planned for the following day, a move that likely stemmed from the country's tense security situation and an impasse over electing its next president.iGeneral newsCivil warsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNational electionsElectionsBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:17:39 GMTMore extensive drills follow USS Miami fire, 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 newsFiresGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaineUnited StatesPortsmouthNorth AmericaNew Hampshire, 21 Nov 2014 16:13:18 GMT