FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:39:08 -0800French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce10814b6aeb45b482114531b9471923CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived in Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming, dancing and waving flags to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsEpidemicsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthSocial issuesSocial affairsForeign aidGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaFranceConakryLiberiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce10814b6aeb45b482114531b9471923Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:51:34 GMTNigeria camps struggle with aid for the displacedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6b548e438b84bf095d3f28831cad407YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1.5 million Nigerians displaced by the militant group Boko Haram are flocking to relief centers across Nigeria's northeast where they find overcrowded facilities and a shortage of supplies.By IBRAHIM ABDUL'AZIZ and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6b548e438b84bf095d3f28831cad407Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:23:24 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Cretehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7857d5ffd4ff2a72ffc27e0c0d24aIERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7857d5ffd4ff2a72ffc27e0c0d24aFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:07:29 GMTAfghan official: Attack on army base kills 6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03dc872666541769e86e3920241cd57KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents killed six Afghan soldiers in an assault on an army base Friday that lasted more than 14 hours, a day after attacks on foreign targets in Kabul killed two British embassy employees.iGeneral newsEmbassiesMilitary facilitiesWar casualtiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03dc872666541769e86e3920241cd57Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:03:55 GMTIsrael FM supports paying Arabs to leavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc2df7a50124365bea33aabb84f7adbJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc2df7a50124365bea33aabb84f7adbFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:57 GMTBarenboim opening West-Eastern academy in Berlinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ea1e2d51b9342abb12797040c6bab17MILAN (AP) — Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentItalyBerlinWestern EuropeEuropeGermanyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ea1e2d51b9342abb12797040c6bab17Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:57:27 GMTFrench president visits Ebola-stricken Guineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd97922dd604d9493b61c82425ffba1CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd97922dd604d9493b61c82425ffba1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:15 GMTSecond act of Black Friday shopping in full swinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/823a884badd9470cb0ed223c0588d35cNEW 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 newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingCulturesOccasionsLifestyleShoppingSocial affairsPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/823a884badd9470cb0ed223c0588d35cFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:11 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's policeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9574dd75a80a4a9b8ef55d72150387f5PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9574dd75a80a4a9b8ef55d72150387f5Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:29:03 GMTCops: SUV slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1ca747f5c674810ab66a1786544c8e7KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Police say an SUV slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign, injuring seven people in Pennsylvania Dutch country.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1ca747f5c674810ab66a1786544c8e7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:10:59 GMTPlunging crude prices hammer energy companieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d231c969e9347898a7b7f9acf95db87NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.fBusinessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d231c969e9347898a7b7f9acf95db87Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:47 GMTINSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46bcca273b9840d7a2a001bc6eebe76eKOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46bcca273b9840d7a2a001bc6eebe76eFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:49 GMTBrazil's GDP grows in third quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c58d55fe3a4e028579552f2f80aefbSAO PAULO (AP) — The government says Brazil's economy has pulled out of the recession it slipped into after the second quarter of the year.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c58d55fe3a4e028579552f2f80aefbFri, 28 Nov 2014 15:05:15 GMTWoman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgeryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/648a50b940d848b3a2a381287fb9e1c3CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.aGeneral newsBirthdaysSurgical proceduresOccasionsLifestyleDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCantonOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/648a50b940d848b3a2a381287fb9e1c3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:24 GMTNY boys rescued from snow aided by air pockethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0e451e3253d4dc18f423dd6e916fb25NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an air pocket in the heavy, wet snow, New York police said Friday.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0e451e3253d4dc18f423dd6e916fb25Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:19:47 GMTAt least 2 killed in Ukraine shellinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c033718a54fa4094b666fecf6a97fb72DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c033718a54fa4094b666fecf6a97fb72Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:30:45 GMTBomb blast hits mosque in northern Nigeria cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78108e858419426296740163d3cfb4dbKANO, Nigeria (AP) — A military official in Nigeria says scores of people are feared to have been killed and wounded in a bomb blast at a mosque.iGeneral newsBombingsNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78108e858419426296740163d3cfb4dbFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:42:54 GMTFamily reports Ohio State football player missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/544ccd9301f647039b32ad78ca398d99COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State football player was reported missing by his family after he left his apartment, was uncharacteristically absent from two practices and didn't check in, his sister said.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballMissing personsColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/544ccd9301f647039b32ad78ca398d99Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:52:15 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33d5be3a6c040588c7cfd22fdada5edLONDON (AP) — 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, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33d5be3a6c040588c7cfd22fdada5edFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:15:33 GMTSecond act of shopping frenzy gets startedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586717c7a1e84706bc55b19df4a7b87bNEW 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 newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586717c7a1e84706bc55b19df4a7b87bFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:12:41 GMTFerguson protests move to retail storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85092a0601a545109e7c18bccb6a64e9MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.By JIM SALTER and PHILLIP LUCASaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85092a0601a545109e7c18bccb6a64e9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:19:58 GMTPope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6084e5d8254146ce95970a118e5c0a2fANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityFundamentalismReligionGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeyAnkaraSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6084e5d8254146ce95970a118e5c0a2fFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:50:04 GMTThai legislature approves ban on surrogacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3375b590d0e4b6f8d1103c743497229BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term, a lawmaker said Friday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3375b590d0e4b6f8d1103c743497229Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:06:36 GMTEU extends Ukraine sanctions to 13 new peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3726e41fe3354c5fb9c27a685edc3f17BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is extending economic and travel sanctions to 13 people and five entities it accuses of involvement with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsEuropeUkraineEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3726e41fe3354c5fb9c27a685edc3f17Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:10:56 GMTUS stock market opens mixed as oil tumbleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe5e5755924b4a898a0c8a582c1370a3NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening mixed as tumbling oil prices weigh on energy shares but give a lift to airlines and delivery companies.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe5e5755924b4a898a0c8a582c1370a3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:40:41 GMTLeading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77ba52771d6a43acaaff16dd8152f2baBEIRUT (AP) — Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame spread throughout the Arab world, has died, state media and officials said Friday. He was 102.iGeneral newsObituariesLebanonIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77ba52771d6a43acaaff16dd8152f2baFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:38:30 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4e5ec72f4b49a289bf5eb16f50a928NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyGift shoppingHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesShoppingLifestyleOccasionsPersonal spendingPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterIllinoisEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4e5ec72f4b49a289bf5eb16f50a928Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:12:49 GMTCops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police stationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf9e5937387c44f5b565dbca6c2fdad7UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor.aOdditiesDrug-related crimePoliceCrimeGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUniontownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf9e5937387c44f5b565dbca6c2fdad7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:49:45 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5de5fb2bad9444b9ac1d3ca269034b52KUALA 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5de5fb2bad9444b9ac1d3ca269034b52Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:24:23 GMTIt's beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab23ccb3896f41ee82f9502061099f4eBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab23ccb3896f41ee82f9502061099f4eFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:33 GMTUN panel raps US record on torturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d597c95caa7248c7a3ab89f7e289bac6GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel has concluded that the United States falls short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d597c95caa7248c7a3ab89f7e289bac6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:00 GMTHospital says Pele's condition is improvinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b737c8c832aa49e79d8dd2145b27e411SAO PAULO (AP) — Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit, a Brazilian hospital said Friday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentSoccerMen's soccerHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b737c8c832aa49e79d8dd2145b27e411Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:19 GMTBrazil's GDP grows slightly in third quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/388398ba1e9d45ff80a9285e656c15efSAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's economy has pulled out of recession, but by the narrowest of margins, the government statistics bureau reported Friday.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/388398ba1e9d45ff80a9285e656c15efFri, 28 Nov 2014 15:24:54 GMTAustin police kill gunman who targeted buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f453ea69431f4d3b99143cfadec1ab57AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f453ea69431f4d3b99143cfadec1ab57Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:11 GMTMichael Brown's legacy continues to evolvehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7ab55962c214665a55a1ce98def9614NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7ab55962c214665a55a1ce98def9614Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:22:52 GMTPolice arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f153a1cb004f40a097ece788e80eefe2THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.tTravelLifestyleComputer crimeArrestsFraud and false statementsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNetherlandsEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f153a1cb004f40a097ece788e80eefe2Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:41 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee15939ed8be415c86b0c8ba512bcf18NEW YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.tTravelLifestyleDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee15939ed8be415c86b0c8ba512bcf18Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:06 GMTMaine fire captain's home damaged in firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd0cb3ee27354302ad6505727c8ef0aeBATH, Maine (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters when the house on fire belonged to a local fire captain.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersMaineBrunswickUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd0cb3ee27354302ad6505727c8ef0aeFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:42:44 GMTOPEC decision still reverberating round marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4e140b532e4b929948666afa5bc971LONDON (AP) — Oil stocks weighed on markets around the world Friday as crude prices hovered around four year lows in the wake of OPEC's decision to keep production steady.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4e140b532e4b929948666afa5bc971Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:51:33 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37489895686644e9b618e8014c01f925NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisConnecticuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37489895686644e9b618e8014c01f925Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMTUS stock market trades mixed as oil tumbleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ba9b8cffe8b4a7caf6d6f35a2be9490NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in early trading, as tumbling oil prices weighed on shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil and gas giants. Airlines, however, made gains.aBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ba9b8cffe8b4a7caf6d6f35a2be9490Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:17:17 GMTItalian man seriously wounded at West Bank protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/549bf2661b9d45449578416d616acdbaJERUSALEM (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/549bf2661b9d45449578416d616acdbaFri, 28 Nov 2014 15:02:38 GMTOil plunge a panacea for much of world economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c869ba75dfc40f0b72decdbac7e5395A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsFinancial marketsEuropeJapanRussiaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c869ba75dfc40f0b72decdbac7e5395Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:38:15 GMTBlack lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f43b0bec28413d862693cee09b780cWASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.By FREDERIC J. FROMMERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureNative AmericansConsumer products and servicesIndustriesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f43b0bec28413d862693cee09b780cFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:57:54 GMTIn Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c833321f0f046a3865f6240c3f7f21aMichael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c833321f0f046a3865f6240c3f7f21aFri, 28 Nov 2014 15:25:32 GMTGermany signs no-spy deal with BlackBerryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fabeb52e1cc4d138091b74e71c6fc05BERLIN (AP) — Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fabeb52e1cc4d138091b74e71c6fc05Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:54:57 GMTBritish soldier jailed for making bombhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/800b00ec60314a3e8079706280e81f1bLONDON (AP) — A British soldier with an interest in far-right politics has been jailed for two years for making a viable nail bomb in his home.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/800b00ec60314a3e8079706280e81f1bFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:44:15 GMT1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/092f367d31754f4eb17853bebd1adf67CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.By ROD McGUIRKtTravelLifestyleRecord setting eventsHolidaysLeisure travelOccasionsGeneral newsAustraliaCanberraOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/092f367d31754f4eb17853bebd1adf67Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMTNY museum digitizing Harlem Hellfighters recordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05d55e3b3beb4e638fad86f071054121SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Air Force retiree Greta Hamilton was familiar with the Harlem Hellfighters, a storied all-black infantry regiment that won fame on the World War I battlefields of France only to be virtually shunned by the U.S. military back home.By CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansWorld War ISocial issuesSocial affairsEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanSaratoga SpringsFranceUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05d55e3b3beb4e638fad86f071054121Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:28:25 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bac46a952d4d462c9fe732b0bc8be65bBEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsPolitical activismCrimeGovernment and politicsMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bac46a952d4d462c9fe732b0bc8be65bFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT