FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Nov 2014 17:29:34 -0800Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle', Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHRaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:54 GMTObama: No excuse for destructive acts in Ferguson (AP) — President Barack Obama says there's "no excuse" for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying property in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:16:19 GMTSizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessTechnologyHigher educationBaseballProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEducationSocial affairsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballNFL footballProfessional footballFootballUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:59:23 GMTEd Dept. seek to improve teacher prep programs (AP) — The Obama administration, seeking to improve teaching even before teachers enter the classroom, is proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsEducationStudent testingTeachingGraduationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issues, 25 Nov 2014 22:47:04 GMTHP earnings show continued struggle FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and services, 25 Nov 2014 23:41:43 GMTGreece: HIV infections ease after spike, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 22:45:58 GMTSony to offer partial refunds for gaming console (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.By JENNIFER C. KERRhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsTechnologyParentingRelationshipsConsumer affairsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsProducts and servicesGamesRecreation and leisureUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:35:25 GMTUN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian help NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, up from 10.8 million in July, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 00:48:15 GMTFrance suspends delivery of warship to Russia (AP) — France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.By SYLVIE CORBET and LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFranceRussiaCrimeaUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 25 Nov 2014 23:45:35 GMTFerguson police officer Darren Wilson says 'no way' Brown had his hands up when fatally shot, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says 'no way' Brown had his hands up when fatally shot.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:09 GMTSpace station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.By MARCIA DUNNhtBusinessScience3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:31:21 GMTCanadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case YORK (AP) — A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns has pleaded guilty in New York to a wildlife smuggling charge.aBusinessGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingLegal proceedingsSmugglingRhinocerosCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsBritish ColumbiaCanadaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:13:27 GMTMan freed after 39 years in prison offers thanks (AP) — A man freed after nearly four decades in prison when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to win his freedom.By LISA CORNWELLaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeOhioCincinnatiClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:06:00 GMTMan gets 7 years for shooting man at yard sale, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shooting and wounding a customer at a yard sale who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEugeneOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:20:35 GMTDoctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies, Neb. (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed a prominent theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.By JOSH FUNKaGeneral newsHealthScienceDiseases and conditionsObituariesAgingBiologySeniors' healthOmahaNebraskaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:34:36 GMTHolder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:23 GMTObama's remarks about Ferguson, Missouri (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke in Chicago on Tuesday about immigration but opened his remarks with comments about the grand jury decision and ensuing violence in Ferguson, Missouri. What he said about Ferguson, as transcribed by Federal News Service:aGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 25 Nov 2014 23:53:36 GMTLongtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40 PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.aGeneral newsObituariesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesGuatemalaTexasEl PasoUnited StatesMexicoCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:40:10 GMTAnother ugly Jets loss in already ugly season YORK (AP) — Pick an adjective, and it's likely the New York Jets used it to describe the lowest point in what had already become a lost season.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:39:25 GMTFerguson officer: 'I know I did my job right', Mo. (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:01:21 GMTGunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist (AP) — Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then surrendered, authorities said.iGeneral newsHostage situationsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:28 GMTPuerto Rico police seize $11.5M worth of cocaine JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Nov 2014 22:38:14 GMTTennis Hall of Fame says 'Dodo' Cheney dies at 98, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisObituariesWomen's sportsNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:15:15 GMTNo major flooding in Buffalo as snow melt ends, N.Y. (AP) — Melting snow has flooded some basements and pooled in yards and roadways after the Buffalo-area's 7-foot snowfall, but the region has dodged the kind of widespread flooding that weather-weary residents had feared.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:48:31 GMTMet Museum gets major gift of African-American art YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a major gift of works by contemporary African-American artists from the South.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsVisual artsMuseumsPhilanthropyRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:26:35 GMTBrown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SALTERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:16:41 GMTObama pitches immigration steps in his hometown (AP) — President Barack Obama says the contributions that a broad patchwork of immigrants has made to the United States helps justify the executive actions he took to protect workers illegally in the country from deportation.By JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsHispanicsUnited StatesNorth AmericaChicagoIllinois, 25 Nov 2014 23:48:36 GMTOhio attorney suspended over hypnosis allegations (AP) — An attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure was immediately suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsCrimeOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:08:54 GMTTough to make a case against police in shootings (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of making a case against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPolice brutalityCrimeCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:07:13 GMTCleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police (AP) — Several hundred people have temporarily blocked traffic in downtown Cleveland while demonstrating in support of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone waving a gun.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:17:32 GMTCirque show scene returns after performer's death VEGAS (AP) — A key battle scene near the end of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" show is returning more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped during the stunt.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:26:11 GMTNo homicide charge against NY mom in girl's death PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they can no longer support a homicide charge against a special-education teacher who had been accused of killing her severely disabled daughter by neglecting her.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal negligenceLegal proceedingsCrimeIndictmentsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:38:23 GMTLa. teacher pleads not guilty in group sex case, La. (AP) — A 32-year-old teacher accused of participating in group sex with a 16-year-old student and another faculty member has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of having carnal knowledge of a juvenile.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeEducationLaw and orderSocial affairsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:23:27 GMTBama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOregonAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:29:40 GMTAP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.By JULIE PACE and DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsNational securityImmigrationMilitary and defenseForeign policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:41:07 GMTBuffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt, N.Y. (AP) — A wild nine-day stretch of weather that saw epic snow followed by springlike temperatures, high winds and flood fears came to a close Tuesday, and forecasters said the Buffalo area was in for an uneventful Thanksgiving.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherFunerals and memorial servicesStormsAccidents and disastersBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:21:57 GMT5 children killed in South Texas house fire (AP) — Five children were killed after their South Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials said Tuesday.By JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsAccidents and disastersFiresAccidentsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:35 GMTTennis Hall of Fame says 'Dodo' Cheney dead at 98, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisObituariesWomen's sportsNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 23:46:35 GMTRed Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:31:36 GMTHeirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it POINT, Ore. (AP) — Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.aGeneral newsOdditiesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 25 Nov 2014 23:13:16 GMT2 hunters shot in woods behind Pennsylvania school, Pa. (AP) — Two hunters have been shot in the woods near an eastern Pennsylvania high school.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:21:01 GMTHSBC to pay $12.5 million to settle SEC charge (AP) — HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated U.S. securities laws.fBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 22:46:52 GMTTwitter lets merchants offer deals to its users YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."htBusinessTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industry, 25 Nov 2014 23:21:22 GMTChinese state media says 24 coal miners killed in underground fire (AP) — Chinese state media says 24 coal miners killed in underground fire.iGeneral newsFiresMediaEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 01:17:47 GMTFerguson protesters rally across US for second day protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimeNational courtsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMissouriSeattleSt. LouisWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 01:19:32 GMTUtah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.By BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanicsArrestsMigration ratesImmigrationCrimeLegislationState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderDemographicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesUtahUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:52 GMTFederal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsConstitutional amendmentsConstitutionsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:17 GMTObama takes on hecklers over immigration policy (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."By JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 26 Nov 2014 01:14:47 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Obama: Destruction of property after Ferguson ruling puts people at risk, is a criminal act.aGovernment and politics, 25 Nov 2014 23:09:53 GMTReport cites weather in deadly Bahamas air crash, Bahamas (AP) — A preliminary accident report is citing weather as a major factor in the small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a well-known pastor and eight other people earlier this month.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBahamasNassauCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 00:32:39 GMT