FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Dec 2014 06:58:48 -0800Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelAustraliaOceania, 22 Dec 2014 13:06:59 GMTPoland suspends abuse probe of Vatican ex-envoy, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor says that Poland has suspended an investigation into the alleged sex abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic by a Polish-born former Vatican ambassador due to a lack of evidence.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsChristianityCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesPolandDominican RepublicWarsawEastern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:26 GMTNorth Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 13:26:44 GMTAirbus delivers first A350 jet, at long last (AP) — Airbus has at last delivered its first A350 jet, handing over the wide-body plane to Qatar Airways after years of delays and a multibillion-dollar redesign.tTravelLifestyleFranceQatarWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 14:05:36 GMTProsecutor: No terror link in France car rampage (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.iGeneral newsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 14:24:11 GMTCaesar's Entertainment to buy with affiliate YORK (AP) — Caesar's Entertainment will buy an affiliate in a bid to smooth the reorganization of another struggling division and balance its debt load.By The Associated PressfBusinessOwnership changesCorporate news, 22 Dec 2014 13:13:39 GMTBelarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.By YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEconomyGovernment and politicsCuisinesFood and drinkLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDiplomacyBelarusRussiaMoscowMinskEuropeKazakhstanUkraineEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 14:39:32 GMTStocks open mostly higher, extending a rally stock indexes are opening mostly higher as the market builds on its big gains from last week.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock markets, 22 Dec 2014 14:40:37 GMTEU inspection critical of Frankfurt airport security (AP) — The German government says a European Union inspection found security shortcomings at Frankfurt airport, the country's busiest, and that measures have been taken to address them.tTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsGermanyFrankfurtEuropeWestern Europe, 22 Dec 2014 14:04:18 GMTLeg lamp stolen from New York store's display TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?aOdditiesNew YorkNorth TonawandaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:18:02 GMTRussian deputy PM talks up the ruble (AP) — A senior Russian Cabinet minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and added that the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyCurrency marketsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 22 Dec 2014 13:31:36 GMTPresidents meet to discuss peace in South Sudan (AP) — South Africa's government says President Jacob Zuma has travelled to East Africa for talks on the South Sudan peace process.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsSouth SudanSouth AfricaSudanUgandaTanzaniaEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaSouthern AfricaMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 14:03:27 GMTPope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 13:06:26 GMT88-year-old ex-minister Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisian presidency with 55.7 percent of vote, Tunisia (AP) — 88-year-old ex-minister Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisian presidency with 55.7 percent of vote.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 14:20:21 GMT88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's election commission says an 88-year-old former government minister has won the presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 14:23:13 GMTVa. child falls 18 feet off ski lift, suffers minor injuries, Va. (AP) — Massanutten Resort is investigating a 6-year-old girl's 18-foot fall from a ski lift.tTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsHarrisonburgVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:02:55 GMTZimbabwe's president fires more cabinet members, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's festive season is marked by continued political infighting and financial austerity, as the president fired two more cabinet ministers and the country's civil servants learned they will not get annual holiday bonuses.By FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinetsCivil serviceTeachingEducationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesZimbabweHarareSouthern AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 13:50:21 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 13:50:00 GMTGerman bishops signal opening for some divorcees (AP) — The head of the German Bishops' Conference says German bishops support allowing divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive communion "under certain conditions."iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 14:19:55 GMTOldest of zoo gorillas turns 58 at Ohio facility, Ohio (AP) — The first gorilla born in a zoo is turning 58 with a celebration broadcast live to online viewers from her Ohio home.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksPrimatesMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:44:43 GMT2 attacks in France raise alarm, call for caution (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 13:16:32 GMTWounded ex-NBA player Carl Herrera improves in Venezuela, Venezuela (AP) — The team coached by former NBA player Carl Herrera says his condition is improving following a shooting in Venezuela.iGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballVenezuelaHoustonSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:47:02 GMTNazarbayev: Ukraine conflict is 'nonsense' (AP) — Kazakhstan's president says the conflict in eastern Ukraine is "nonsense" and is calling on Russia and Ukraine to find a way to resolve it.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowKazakhstanRussiaEuropeEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 13:42:12 GMTWoman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 22 Dec 2014 13:17:39 GMTA dozen football fans injured in lightning strike, Fla. (AP) — A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAccidentsFootballAthlete healthAccidents and disastersProfessional footballNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 13:13:12 GMT10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.By JERRY HARMER and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersForensicsAccidents and disastersOceansEventsLaw and orderEnvironment and natureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanAsia, 22 Dec 2014 14:34:50 GMTWinter Blast returns to downtown's Campus Martius (AP) — Dates have been announced for a popular festival that attracts tens of thousands of people to downtown Detroit each winter.tTravelLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:21:25 GMTFlight from Seattle to New Jersey safely diverted, Wash. (AP) — Engine trouble forced a United Airlines flight heading from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey, to make an emergency landing in Spokane.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWashingtonSpokaneSeattleNewarkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 22 Dec 2014 14:30:08 GMTChina indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 13:34:06 GMTSpain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lottery (AP) — Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, getting 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders.iGeneral newsLotteriesSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 13:37:43 GMTNew Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets, N.J. (AP) — Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on a holiday display in New Jersey.aGeneral newsOdditiesSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 13:27:38 GMTMigrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenses (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:14:24 GMTRussia bails out bank following ruble slide (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 22 Dec 2014 14:44:36 GMTSteinbrenner charity to aid slain officer's sons YORK (AP) — The children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:29:57 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a drug from AbbVie while pulling back on those from rival drugmakers.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsMedicationLiver diseaseHealthInfectious diseasesDiagnosis and treatment, 22 Dec 2014 13:34:51 GMTFatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 22 Dec 2014 12:40:55 GMTPittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality show (AP) — Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 12:31:29 GMTStocks advance amid oil price stability hopes (AP) — Global stock markets rose strongly Monday amid hopes that some stability was emerging in oil markets following a rout that's seen prices slide to five year lows.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEnergy industryFinancial marketsEconomyCommodity marketsIndustriesStock marketsUnited KingdomEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 22 Dec 2014 13:29:40 GMTPolice departments on alert after cop killings YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:51 GMTTourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent (AP) — Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season.By JAMEY KEATENtTravelLifestylePricesCustomer statisticsMountainsAccommodationsEconomyBusinessCorporate newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironment and natureRussiaEuropeMoscowFranceCyprusGermanyUkraineAustriaEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 22 Dec 2014 14:28:21 GMTA list of Pope Francis' 15 "Ailments of the Curia" CITY (AP) — Pope Francis listed 15 "ailments" of the Vatican Curia during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the central administration of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. Here's the list.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 13:52:02 GMT2 hurt in western Pennsylvania car wash explosion, Pa. (AP) — Two men suffered burns to their hands and face in a natural gas explosion and fire at a western Pennsylvania car wash.aGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 13:27:08 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former Milwaukee police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:07 GMTPalestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilled (AP) — A Palestinian official says international donors have not yet followed through on their pledges to rebuild Gaza.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 14:29:34 GMTTahoe Shakespeare festival to feature expanded 2-show season VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will feature an expanded two-show season in 2015.tTravelLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisure, 22 Dec 2014 14:16:26 GMTCaesar's Entertainment to buy affiliate YORK (AP) — Caesar's Entertainment will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load.By The Associated PressfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changes, 22 Dec 2014 13:53:48 GMTChina to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 12:55:15 GMTPanel: Asahi not to blame for criticism of Japan (AP) — An independent panel says there is no clear evidence that reports by the Asahi newspaper quoting fabricated witness accounts led to international criticism over Japan's use of Asian women in wartime military brothels.iGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 14:24:06 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Prosecutor: No charges against white ex-Milwaukee police officer in black man's fatal shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 14:37:16 GMTAutopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Illinois, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rockford.aGeneral newsRockfordIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 12:59:41 GMT