FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 04:11:29 -0800Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West title, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege sportsHeisman TrophyCollege footballEventsFootballWisconsinMinnesotaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:37:07 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsCreteGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:38 GMTRussian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsHealthMultiple sclerosisHuman rights and civil libertiesHeadachesHealth care policyHealth care reformProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 08:05:13 GMTEast-West divisions define Moldova's elections, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessMoscowEuropeMoldovaRussiaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:24 GMTChalmers leads Australian Open; McIlroy shares 2nd (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSydneyAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:50 GMTHong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsEducation standardsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMTEurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:54 GMTVolcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.iGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMTGinsburg back at home, expected at court next week (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIslamismArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 10:18:39 GMTSri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.The Associated PressiGeneral newsWar crimesPolitical corruptionInternational lawWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:26:34 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's polices (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyHigher educationGovernment programsEducation costsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyEducationUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaUtahNevadaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityIslamReligionHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:47:38 GMTAttacks kill 9 people in Iraq (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.By SAMEER YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:24 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits — moves he hopes will defuse criticism over his immigration policies.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:37 GMTSecond act of shopping frenzy gets started YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShopping, 28 Nov 2014 11:57:47 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPricesHolidaysHoliday shoppingEconomyBusinessOccasionsLifestyleShopping, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:33 GMTBlack Friday problems hit Britain (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 28 Nov 2014 11:23:23 GMTQuotations in the News"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTEnergy shares slide after OPEC decision KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:34 GMTAustin police: Shooter targets buildings downtown, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin say a shooter targeted multiple buildings downtown and prompted the evacuation of police headquarters before being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 10:51:41 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:49:38 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to bring their debts and deficits in line.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsItalyFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 10:54:52 GMTSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again CLARA, Calif. (AP) — At midfield, Richard Sherman cradled a game ball in his right hand and took a chomp out of a turkey leg with his left.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsFootballEventsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 09:40:24 GMTEnergy revolution spells doom for German village, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.By JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUtilitiesCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 07:35:19 GMTSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandGenevaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:46:07 GMT1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 09:26:47 GMTSouthern Democrats urge a return to party basics (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomic policyPolitical partiesState legislatureState governmentsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:23 GMTChalmers takes 2nd-round lead at Australian Open (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66 while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 07:16:30 GMTSarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency? (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMTMore art in German trove identified as looted (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.By DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:51:19 GMTSuspected shooter dead in downtown Austin gunfire, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 11:37:43 GMTIndia believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one who escaped that the others had been killed.iGeneral newsKidnappingAccidentsAccidents and disastersCrimeGovernment and politicsIndiaIraqSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 08:57:41 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves' (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IICabinetsGovernment and politicsEventsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:07 GMTWolff promoted to test driver at F1 team Williams (AP) — Susie Wolff was promoted to official test driver for Williams for the 2015 Formula One season on Friday, increasing her chances of becoming the first female racer on the grid since 1976.sSportsAutomobile racingWomen's sportsFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:06:03 GMTViolence in China continued despite crackdown (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityWar and unrestViolenceTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:42 GMTMalaysia Airlines says 3Q losses expanded LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says its losses worsened in the third quarter after its business was hit by two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.iBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:11:09 GMTLions begin crucial homestand with win over Bears (AP) — The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:28:50 GMTAustria: 13 radical Islamic suspects arrested (AP) — Austrian police have arrested 13 people suspected of recruiting fighters for radical Islamic groups in the Middle East.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeViennaAustriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:59:12 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest (AP) — Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:38 GMTUpdates: Black Friday from start to finish YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingShoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestylePolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNapervilleIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:12 GMTFerguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aBusinessGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:21:08 GMTOil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsJapanMalaysiaPhilippinesBeijingSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater China, 28 Nov 2014 07:11:17 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestine (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:47 GMTEagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it again, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Nov 2014 09:09:41 GMTGrowers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.By SCOTT McFETRIDGEaBusinessGeneral newsPricesAgricultureHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEconomyIndustriesDes MoinesIowaMichiganOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:04 GMTRebels push forward in southern Syria (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of powerBy BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestLocal governmentsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaDamascusIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:28 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in China (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismCrimeMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:48 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aGeneral newsVandalismProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:15:12 GMTRussian warships wait out storm in English Channel (AP) — The Russian defense ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea.iGeneral newsRussiaEnglish ChannelNorth SeaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 09:41:01 GMT