FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 14:58:55 -0800Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy', N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherLeisure travelHolidaysAir travel disruptionsTravelOccasionsLifestyleTransportationNew YorkAlbanyHagerstownUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:50 GMTGangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90 (AP) — "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 26 Nov 2014 21:24:50 GMTVideo: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun within two seconds of his cruiser pulling up and the officer allegedly ordering the boy three times to put up his hands.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:15:15 GMTPassengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 20:42:59 GMTRussian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsEspionageInternational relationsNews mediaMediaCrimePolandWarsawRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 21:17:24 GMTHoliday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysLeisure travelStormsWeatherCar rentalOccasionsPhiladelphiaNew YorkAnchorageAlbanyAlaskaHagerstownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 26 Nov 2014 21:11:36 GMT9th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official says a ninth Sierra Leonean doctor has been infected with Ebola, underscoring the devastating toll the disease is taking on health care workers.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksSenate electionsElectionsLegislaturePublic healthWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaLiberiaGuinea, 26 Nov 2014 20:57:30 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 26 Nov 2014 21:16:45 GMT2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:46:03 GMT58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.aGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:05 GMTChinese woman denied own trial in seed-theft case MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies and send them to China, where she's married to the CEO of a large biotechnology firm, will be tried with another suspect despite her claims that she left the firm long before most of the alleged crimes, a federal judge ruled.By DAVID PITTfBusinessTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderInternational tradeEconomyChinaIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:31:00 GMTLawmaker: Fight with militants needs 'Arab face' (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says the battle against the Islamic State group needs to have "an Arab face," even as the U.S. leads airstrikes to help defeat the militant group.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsUnited StatesJordanMiddle EastNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:01:02 GMTTurkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesHome and gardenHolidaysOccasionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:44:31 GMTWeak consumer, business demand may slow US growth (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyHome salesLeading economic indicatorsReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:59:39 GMTSmith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF PARK, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBuffaloUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Nov 2014 21:59:05 GMTDeere and Seadrill are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 26 Nov 2014 21:34:08 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessEconomyHolidaysSeasonal jobsCommodity marketsOccasionsLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsCareersFinancial marketsStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomUnited StatesOhioWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:26:06 GMTPregnant woman shot, killed in NYC; baby dies YORK (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and killed in New York City.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:24:56 GMTUS agency threatens to act against air bag maker (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:26 GMTBoy shot by mom in murder-suicide dies from wounds, N.J. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Jersey boy who was critically wounded last week when his mother killed herself and his two siblings died from his injuries Wednesday.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrime, 26 Nov 2014 21:25:34 GMTGrand jury documents rife with inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:23:12 GMTSierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuinea, 26 Nov 2014 21:32:10 GMTHield scores 24, Oklahoma tops No. 22 UCLA 75-65 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamas native Buddy Hield scored 24 points, Frank Booker added 11 and Oklahoma beat No. 22 UCLA 75-65 in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 22:03:22 GMTCompany to give back wages to disabled workers, R.I. (AP) — An employment program agreed to give $300,000 in back wages to around 100 disabled workers for allegedly failing to pay overtime and the minimum wage, as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:29 GMTAndy Murray to wed girlfriend Kim Sears (AP) — Andy Murray is to marry long-time girlfriend Kim Sears.eArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityEntertainmentMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 21:15:30 GMTAmerican among hostages targeted in Yemen raid, Yemen (AP) — A member of Yemen special forces says an American and a Briton being held by al-Qaida were among those intended to be rescued in a raid on a cave but were moved out before the operation. A senior U.S. defense official say the raid involved American commandos.By AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNSiGeneral newsHostage situationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareMilitary facilitiesDrone aircraftYemenSanaaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:11:46 GMTMemorial spanning 3 days set for Marion Barry (AP) — Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events befitting a man described by the District of Columbia's current mayor as the "most iconic figure" in the city's history, officials said Wednesday.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 26 Nov 2014 21:01:59 GMTThanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelTravelOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 21:45:01 GMTHeart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81 (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsElectionsLiberalismLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:03:53 GMTSinger John Mayer among 'Late Late Show' subs YORK (AP) — Singer John Mayer, filmmaker Judd Apatow and comic Drew Carey will be among the guest hosts that will fill in on CBS's "The Late Late Show" before new host James Corden takes over in March.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMusic, 26 Nov 2014 21:57:41 GMTMissing model-restaurateur B. Smith found in NYC HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York's Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been has been found, nearly 14 hours after she was reported missing.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:39:09 GMTRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:47:13 GMTCongo detains 6 UN peacekeepers, Congo (AP) — A provincial governor says that six members of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo have been detained after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 22:36:39 GMTRivalry week will be last stand for some coaches Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballIowaNebraskaMichiganLincolnUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:36:11 GMTTwitter now tracks other apps you've installed YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.htBusinessTechnologySocial mediaMobile mediaOnline mediaMedia, 26 Nov 2014 21:20:09 GMTChristie partly blames Obama for national anxiety, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:37 GMTCourt tosses ruling that shielded Arias witness (AP) — An appeals court has thrown out a ruling that barred the public from watching the first witness called by Jodi Arias at the convicted murderer's sentencing retrial.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:29 GMTNew sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:28:47 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday U.S. stock indexes climbed back to record levels on Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. Semiconductor stocks rose after a strong earnings report from Analog Devices.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 26 Nov 2014 21:53:28 GMTDevon Still calls child support story "untruthful" (AP) — Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still called his former girlfriend's comments about child support "untruthful" on Wednesday and said he's letting the dispute play out in court.By JOE KAYsSportsCancerHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiPhiladelphiaOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 26 Nov 2014 20:42:40 GMTTom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 22:01:49 GMTButler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 22:03:32 GMTPolice ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting (AP) — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 20:59:07 GMTIn Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy 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 order, 26 Nov 2014 22:28:40 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:29:55 GMTStock indexes edge further into record territory YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with slight gains, just enough to push the market further into record territory.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:17 GMTAffidavit: Young man left clues about Syria plans (AP) — Investigators say a young Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group left inadvertent clues hinting at extremist leanings but his parents knew nothing of his plans.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:02:23 GMTDeforestation drops 18 percent in Brazil's Amazon PAULO (AP) — Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18 percent over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.iGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental concernsForestsRain forestsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeLand environmentBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 21:15:24 GMTEbola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedical researchImmunizationsScienceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLiberiaWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:32:41 GMTFerguson residents clean up, hope for calm night, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.By SKIP FOREMAN and ALEN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsArrestsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:52:25 GMT