FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 16:08:15 -0800Puerto Rico legislators to debate oil tax increase JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has called a special legislative session to debate a measure that would boost an oil tax by 68 percent.iBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 22:33:35 GMTSoldier sentenced to life in girlfriend's slaying CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier girlfriend has been ordered to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoGreenvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:25 GMTFeds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do.JUSTIN PRITCHARDMITCH WEISSaGeneral newsImmunizationsGovernment and politicsInjuriesPublic healthHealth, 21 Nov 2014 22:06:14 GMTKids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.MARY CLARE JALONICKlFood and drinkLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsSocial mediaHealthy eatingChild and teen healthOnline mediaMediaNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseUnited StatesTri-CitiesNorth AmericaWashington, 21 Nov 2014 23:35:22 GMTCiganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsWomen's sportsEventsNaplesSpainFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 22:56:11 GMTSan Francisco window washer falls onto moving car FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.SUDHIN THANAWALAKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:05 GMTPreliminary exams set in street artist's slaying (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:39 GMTColumn: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaFloridaTampaSan DiegoNew YorkGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Nov 2014 22:23:33 GMTJudge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that the plan lawmakers adopted less than a year ago violates the state constitution's ban on reducing retirement benefits once they're promised.JOHN O'CONNORKERRY LESTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment pensions and social securityConstitutionsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderGovernment business and financeCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsIllinoisSpringfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:14 GMTApparent settlement reached in National Beef case, Kan. (AP) — An apparent settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against National Beef brought by workers at its Liberal, Kansas, meatpacking plant, according to a court filing Friday.ROXANA HEGEMANaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:09:32 GMTEx-Virgin Islands official convicted of corruption AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A federal jury has found the former executive director of the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature guilty of accepting bribes and of extortion.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsLegislatureCrimeGovernment and politicsU.S. Virgin IslandsCharlotte AmalieCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:11 GMTFor Obama, a long road to immigration order (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.JULIE PACEJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyElectionsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:58:12 GMTFBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson (AP) — The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:32:31 GMTMan gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks (AP) — A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison.aBusinessGeneral newsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:44:26 GMTS'No problem: Bills fan to keep game streak alive Nature isn't going to throw a wrench into Ken Johnson's 21-year streak of attending every Buffalo Bills game — no matter where they play.JOHN WAWROWsSportsProfessional footballFootballBuffaloRochesterNew YorkNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 21 Nov 2014 22:18:58 GMTSPIN METER: Immigration steps are beyond the norm (AP) — President Barack Obama's unilateral actions on immigration stand out from those of his predecessors because of the sheer scope of what he's doing and the political tenor of the times.CALVIN WOODWARDwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 21:52:49 GMTHouse GOP sues Obama administration on health law (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careHigher educationLegislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsPolitical partiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEducationSocial affairsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational governmentsCourtsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:12 GMTWoman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:07:10 GMTOfficer testifies about New York chokehold death YORK (AP) — A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man, a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:53 GMTMen want new trial on university sex-abuse claims men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:04:46 GMTRuling expected on New Jersey sports betting, N.J. (AP) — A ruling could come soon on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation's major sports leagues and the federal government.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingGambling laws and regulationsNational courtsSports businessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:34 GMTNHL teams slowly embracing advance statistics removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league with the numbers involved in the complex, lengthy calculations of analytics.DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsProfessional hockeyHockeySports businessMen's hockeyMen's sports, 21 Nov 2014 22:20:30 GMTDow, S&P 500 push further into record territory stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesGovernment financeEuropeUnited StatesChinaEast AsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 22:06:03 GMT2 charged in infant starvation on suicide watch, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man and his 23-year-old daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant are under a suicide watch in jail, which has prevented them from preparing for court, their attorneys said Friday.KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:39:38 GMTUnarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday.TOM HAYSCOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 21:59:47 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 21 Nov 2014 23:43:10 GMTPilot program means to educate New York boxers, N.Y. (AP) — Professional and amateur boxers in New York may get an educational boost from a new pilot program that officials say is first in the nation to prepare fighters for careers outside the ring.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsSportsBoxingNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 21:59:06 GMTNFL will hear Adrian Peterson's appeal Dec. 2 (AP) — Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:16:54 GMTSeagull with dart through neck spotted at park, Wash. (AP) — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:19:38 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsBirdsNatural resource managementWildlifeEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustriesUnited StatesBillingsMontanaColoradoNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:31:29 GMT2 convicted in Delaware soccer field shootings, Del. (AP) — Two gang members who prosecutors say were out to avenge a friend's death and to silence a witness to an earlier killing have been convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Delaware that left three people dead.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsWilmingtonDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:13:21 GMTInvestigators may have recovered lost IRS emails (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.ALAN FRAMwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:52:15 GMT$139M deal reached in school molestation case ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:50 GMTSparano savors 1st win with Raiders, Calif. (AP) — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.JOSH DUBOWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 21 Nov 2014 23:52:25 GMTHouse intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIntelligence agenciesMilitary legal affairsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:22:36 GMTMarine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsRoboticsPhilanthropic foundationsComputing and information technologyTechnologyPhilanthropySocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:19:59 GMTBills plan to return home after game in Detroit (AP) — Bills President Russ Brandon says the team is planning to return to Buffalo after Monday night's game in Detroit against the New York Jets.NOAH TRISTERsSportsWeatherProfessional footballFootballGeneral newsDetroitBuffaloMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 22:33:29 GMTBin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:06 GMTMexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentTelevision programsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 23:07:39 GMTWorker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:36:00 GMTNo. 17 UConn holds off Dayton 75-64 in Puerto Rico JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ryan Boatright had 20 points, Rodney Purvis added 19 and No. 17 Connecticut rallied from five points down in the second half to defeat Dayton 75-64 in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Friday.KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsPuerto RicoConnecticutCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:11:39 GMTTexas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry, Texas (AP) — Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.WILL WEISSERThtGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationTechnologyEducationSocial affairsSchool curriculaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSchool administrationTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:04:38 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrials did on Friday stocks closed higher Friday, edging further into record territory as investors welcomed a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 21 Nov 2014 21:54:11 GMTIran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts (AP) — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsLegislatureInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyTehranUnited StatesViennaIranMiddle EastNorth AmericaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 21:51:46 GMTDemocrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's strongest supporters held a strategy session Friday to prepare for her 2016 presidential bid, even though she has yet to say whether she will run.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical action committeesPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:02:54 GMTIbanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaTorontoNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 23:08:01 GMTMore signs of Florida shooter's troubled life, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.BRENDAN FARRINGTONJUAN CARLOS LLORCAaGeneral newsLibrariesViolent crimeCrimeEducationSocial affairsFloridaTallahasseeLas CrucesNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:55:51 GMTEnzi to challenge Sessions for Senate budget chair (AP) — Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi is seeking the chairmanship up the Senate Budget Committee, setting up a showdown next month with Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the important post.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:18:29 GMTMore Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape, Fla. (AP) — Performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago.MATT SEDENSKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeMelbourneLas VegasArizonaWashingtonNew YorkFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 21 Nov 2014 23:25:18 GMTUN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."CARA ANNAiGeneral newsReligious strifeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:54 GMT