FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:40:08 -0800Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7602a51a6cfe446e842db916338c12b3DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement.By NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRecreational drug laws and regulationsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGovernment regulationsUnited StatesColoradoNebraskaOklahomaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7602a51a6cfe446e842db916338c12b3Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:14:07 GMTSponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl gameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe843c085bc49398830dbedb0cfbe60SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSmall businessSportsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCorporate sponsorshipCollege footballCollege sportsSports marketingSports mediaFootballCorporate newsSports businessAgricultureIndustriesSan FranciscoSan DiegoCaliforniaSt. PetersburgUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe843c085bc49398830dbedb0cfbe60Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:26:24 GMTCops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abductionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbf431b835dc49b0b1889dfa1597fbc3BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year old New York woman is accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home.By JOHN KEKISaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbf431b835dc49b0b1889dfa1597fbc3Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:20:43 GMTUS OKs sale of 175 tanks to Iraq; deal worth $2.4Bhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f9709a09a284e9aa0f4e888a216500aWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved the sale of 175 Abrams tanks to Iraq in a deal worth an estimated $2.4 billion.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f9709a09a284e9aa0f4e888a216500aFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:17:38 GMTPakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41be6ddae567481bac5c046b5a4412f1ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren.By REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerrorismWar casualtiesDeath penalty controversyMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderMilitary legal affairsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsMilitary and defensePakistanIndiaAfghanistanIslamabadPeshawarSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41be6ddae567481bac5c046b5a4412f1Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:01:48 GMTFigures on government spending and debthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dd198a6b7dc4f968a4ab99538cb657aWASHINGTON (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 financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dd198a6b7dc4f968a4ab99538cb657aFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:24:57 GMTGreat Lakes wolves ordered returned to endangered listhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/522bc8338c6946128bea7955b3685afaTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.By JOHN FLESHERaGeneral newsAnimalsLakesWolvesNational courtsWater environmentEnvironment and natureMammalsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmentEnvironmental concernsWildlifeTraverse CityUnited StatesMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/522bc8338c6946128bea7955b3685afaFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:19:57 GMTDriver charged after car crashes into crowdhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28cc4aa8d914504a975b55c6916405aTORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly driving into a crowd outside a California church, killing four people including a 6-year-old boy.aGeneral newsCrimeReckless endangermentViolent crimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTorranceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28cc4aa8d914504a975b55c6916405aFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:48:07 GMTFlu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cb321065014435f865ba7ddae8ef9d9NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cb321065014435f865ba7ddae8ef9d9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:50 GMTPaul, Rubio clash over Obama's Cuba policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e13ee8500c1c47b98fb59eb769bd53e2WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took a series of online digs Friday at potential GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, declaring that he rejects an isolationist approach to foreign policy.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relations2016 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyForeign policyPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradePolitical organizationsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e13ee8500c1c47b98fb59eb769bd53e2Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:16:12 GMTProsecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly liedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee5706cc4ee64d98896d88485073d957ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some witnesses before the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown obviously lied under oath, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Friday.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsFergusonMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee5706cc4ee64d98896d88485073d957Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:52:01 GMTSugarland, promoter settle with state fair victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/899e40e64f5a423cae851ad2bf25825bMERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday.By TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAccidentsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/899e40e64f5a423cae851ad2bf25825bFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:11:36 GMTA look at large coal ash spills in the UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78465742257b4113b93859188b8d5e88The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, called coal ash, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. The Obama announcement ended a six-year effort that began after a massive spill of the ash that contains toxins at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the EPA has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentAccidents and disastersUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsIndustrial products and servicesLake MichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78465742257b4113b93859188b8d5e88Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:46:18 GMTMan on death row gets new sentence, may go freehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c069c3e03604cb088dfdad42c71cb38ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man sentenced to die for a 1998 murder has been issued a new sentence that gives him credit for 16 years of time served and makes him eligible for parole immediately.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderElkoNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c069c3e03604cb088dfdad42c71cb38Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:06:54 GMTObama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c166704c8586483e899aa5a6d5f621f2WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government.By ERIC TUCKER and TED BRIDIShtBusinessArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentHackingIntelligence agenciesTechnology issuesUnited StatesNorth KoreaMiddle EastNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c166704c8586483e899aa5a6d5f621f2Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:14:14 GMTU. Va. Board chair decries 'drive-by journalism'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc792e15ae0648aba90975b9bfb473d2RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors ripped into Rolling Stone magazine Friday, saying the magazine unfairly tarnished the school's image with a piece of "drive-by journalism," hurt innocent people and set back sex assault prevention efforts.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeSex in societyNews mediaJournalismViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationCrimeMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc792e15ae0648aba90975b9bfb473d2Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:27:00 GMTReport: FBI's anthrax investigation was flawedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d02263f3153c473ca4854f471b37f3b7The FBI used flawed scientific methods to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others, federal auditors said Friday in a report sure to fuel skepticism over the FBI's conclusion that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsScientific publishingMicrobiologyLegislatureLaw and orderCrimeScienceBiologyGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d02263f3153c473ca4854f471b37f3b7Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:18:12 GMTLA airport OKs $4B link from terminals to trainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d66996025549c4940fc383b3d724cfLOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders at the Los Angeles International Airport have formally given the go-ahead to a $4 billion plan to build an "automated people mover" that would connect terminals to the region's rail system.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockCorporate newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d66996025549c4940fc383b3d724cfFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:15:42 GMTCourt finds Texas 'stand your ground' trial unfairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4553705f887c4ecd8273e41512ce7d58HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a man convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4553705f887c4ecd8273e41512ce7d58Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:23:08 GMT2 killed, 3 hurt in Oklahoma oil rig explosionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff78ad121184406b82a51e22e58e154COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.aGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff78ad121184406b82a51e22e58e154Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:56:55 GMTObama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae17c14ca65749bfa877f9425e336743WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure.wGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesCanadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae17c14ca65749bfa877f9425e336743Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:54:43 GMTBrazil to study legalization of medical marijuanahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c7135529f14445cae3666ae360f2244RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures.By RENATA BRITOiGeneral newsMedical marijuanaMedical researchHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c7135529f14445cae3666ae360f2244Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:26:14 GMTUS says traffic deaths fell about 3 pct in 2013http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c20a823ab6794bd59fc8d0649aedca06DETROIT (AP) — The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped just over 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c20a823ab6794bd59fc8d0649aedca06Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:21:16 GMTBrowns' Thomas accused of environmental violationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72d422291af3404184a7e277ca7c06e9MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballWisconsinMadisonRichmondClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaKentuckyOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72d422291af3404184a7e277ca7c06e9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:19 GMTObama: No quick end to embargo on Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e334210f4ff24b7198452ef0f930830dWASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsLegislaturePublic opinionEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessSocial affairsLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesCubaCanadaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth KoreaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e334210f4ff24b7198452ef0f930830dFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:23:26 GMTOhio Muslim woman sues over jail church attendancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa1c22115f0e47ab965c93a180ef5410CLEVELAND (AP) — A Muslim woman who says she was forced to attend Christian church services during a 60-day jail stint on an assault charge has sued the county.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsChristianityReligionArrestsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial affairsOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa1c22115f0e47ab965c93a180ef5410Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:10:00 GMTChurchill selects new Kentucky Derby announcerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac9f59e17c4b4349a44e8f7f6fe0e1e7LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has a new track announcer who will be the voice of the Kentucky Derby.aGeneral newsSportsKentucky DerbyHorse racingEventsThoroughbred racingKentuckyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac9f59e17c4b4349a44e8f7f6fe0e1e7Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:32:13 GMTJerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1d12c7520e44ee0acc9ede3488ab619HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsGovernment pensions and social securityCoachingCollege sportsCoach retirementSchool athleticsCollege footballCrimeCrimes against childrenFootballLaw and orderGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsViolent crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1d12c7520e44ee0acc9ede3488ab619Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:04:25 GMTGerman Amazon strikes to last until Christmas Evehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f59d3b3bacc24b36882488e1e5cfe5f7BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union says striking workers at four Amazon.com distribution centers in Germany will remain off the job until Christmas Eve.iGeneral newsStrikesWages and salariesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f59d3b3bacc24b36882488e1e5cfe5f7Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:22:39 GMTSales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9e55fd6af446579bb423b44cc02897NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysShoppingHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestylePersonal spendingPersonal financeConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9e55fd6af446579bb423b44cc02897Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:25:18 GMTJail boss: Restrictive NYC unit will stop violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2c29132f9e497b8dfb03e1005fd184NEW YORK (AP) — Correction officials on Friday encouraged the city's jail watchdog board to approve a proposed rule change to allow for the creation of a 250-bed restrictive housing unit at Rikers Island for the 2.2 percent of inmates they say are responsible for the vast majority of violence.By JAKE PEARSONaBusinessGeneral newsViolenceCorrectional systemsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2c29132f9e497b8dfb03e1005fd184Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:20:18 GMTLawyers for people hurt in Indiana stage collapse reach settlement with Sugarland, Live Nationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fdc90cc46cb4bfbb8da1bd925d7fd8dMERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Lawyers for people hurt in Indiana stage collapse reach settlement with Sugarland, Live Nation.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fdc90cc46cb4bfbb8da1bd925d7fd8dFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:09:08 GMTSony defends shelving 'Interview' after Obama criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77d1b60ca57f489ea3105af3c8860541NEW YORK (AP) — Amid mounting pressure and criticism from President Barack Obama, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has defended the company's shelving of "The Interview."htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentPerforming artsEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77d1b60ca57f489ea3105af3c8860541Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:21:45 GMTSheriff: Beheading photo sent to New York lawmakerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1380b103ca94f86b043527449ad881bNEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York sheriff said Friday he has contacted federal authorities to investigate a threatening photo of a beheading sent to an Orthodox Jewish lawmaker.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeJudaismReligionSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1380b103ca94f86b043527449ad881bFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:16:17 GMTBush officials gave CIA wide latitudehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1cca20d4ba04128906644f1d3120addWASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureNational securityHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1cca20d4ba04128906644f1d3120addFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:16:50 GMTHackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any formhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ce5193f0c0c4ea5a1ce56cbde653ab9NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."By JAKE COYLEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ce5193f0c0c4ea5a1ce56cbde653ab9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:48:08 GMTBergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c1b1976db3405299c799a1d3227048WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesMilitary facilitiesMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c1b1976db3405299c799a1d3227048Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:02:17 GMTT-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53db715e632e46ea853c6d5d9bd10d4eWASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators.By MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal spendingGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPersonal financeGovernment and politicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53db715e632e46ea853c6d5d9bd10d4eFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:21:47 GMTNY woman accused of killing her 5-year-old cousinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67963ae886144d2dbb3f9cb6ef02f828BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year old New York woman is accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home.By JOHN KEKISaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67963ae886144d2dbb3f9cb6ef02f828Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:52 GMT1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51b339dfa9824595953a16ab247a0532CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51b339dfa9824595953a16ab247a0532Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:26:53 GMTVolcker critical of delays in namesake rulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5041135184d64948875c4de0ba5161b5WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on Friday criticized a decision to delay full implementation of a rule that bears his name and aims to curb banks' risky investments.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5041135184d64948875c4de0ba5161b5Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:05:29 GMTAustralian woman arrested in deaths of 8 childrenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e227a0fe696545e3b6500ef586b16937SYDNEY (AP) — An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderAustraliaOceaniaSydneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e227a0fe696545e3b6500ef586b16937Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:29:04 GMTPacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9142bf5ed36b467f9a6b22f10a72c88fCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsEaglesEnergy industryIndustriesUtilitiesCorporate newsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLaw and orderBirdsAnimalsWyomingUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9142bf5ed36b467f9a6b22f10a72c88fFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:53:41 GMTNY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5a2b64b443a44d685e82a9219126b18NEW YORK (AP) — A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients' overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients' relatives pleaded for a tough punishment and said he put money ahead of medicine.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5a2b64b443a44d685e82a9219126b18Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:58:36 GMTCelebrities react to latest Sony hack developmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b194fa276274b6a8d7962e1cf60d51aLatest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama's remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview":By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b194fa276274b6a8d7962e1cf60d51aFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:17:39 GMTFDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee06ea3cb1b14599ac03304fb943f9f5WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.By The Associated PressfBusinessDiagnosis and treatmentMedicationDiseases and conditionsLiver diseaseHealthInfectious diseasesProducts and servicesCorporate newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee06ea3cb1b14599ac03304fb943f9f5Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:35:09 GMTEPA sets first national standard for coal wastehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5aae6b89ec614fab8ef2272e1914497cWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.BY DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesAir qualityEnvironmental activismEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeCorporate newsEnvironmental concernsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5aae6b89ec614fab8ef2272e1914497cFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:57:09 GMT2 plays have reason to crow on Broadway this weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e9ca070aed049af980741593e41f407NEW YORK (AP) — Two star-driven Broadway plays this week got early Christmas presents when they announced they'd recouped their respective investments.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e9ca070aed049af980741593e41f407Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:27:19 GMTOil's slide shakes up the junk-bond markethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/699fe594ffd64084a8eb69f7120d9923NEW YORK (AP) — Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too.By STEVE ROTHWELLfBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/699fe594ffd64084a8eb69f7120d9923Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:57 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d15537ff8a948c7b34f285f38957625TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Driver charged with vehicular manslaughter, drug intoxication in California pedestrian tragedy.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTorranceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d15537ff8a948c7b34f285f38957625Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:16:35 GMT