FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 08:09:11 -0800Vehicle hits, kills 6-year-old checking mailbox, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state troopers say a 6-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle after crossing a road to check his grandparents' mailbox.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOhioChillicotheUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:03:36 GMTUS consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:35:13 GMTRussian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland says he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him and says he wants the case against him to be declassified.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEspionageCrimePolandWarsawRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 15:29:15 GMTDispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip, Wis. (AP) — A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip.aGeneral newsOdditiesDeerMammalsAnimalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:05:30 GMTSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage.wGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 GMTSan Francisco's bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape FRANCISCO (AP) — This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago.By ANTONIO GONZALEZaGeneral newsSportsSummer Olympic gamesVolleyball gamesOlympic gamesBeach volleyballEventsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:53:40 GMTCops: Hospital worker accused of rape kept working, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a hospital allowed a nursing assistant to continue working there for three months after a patient reported being raped by him.aBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 26 Nov 2014 15:46:43 GMTEU proposes $380 billion investment plan (AP) — The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euros ($380 billion) by attracting reluctant private investors with guarantees and seed money. Experts warn, however, it alone will not be enough to restart growth.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment policyEuropeFrankfurtGermanyWestern Europe, 26 Nov 2014 14:54:00 GMTGinsburg has surgery for coronary blockage (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentHealthNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:57 GMTRare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town (AP) — An accidental discovery in a northern French library of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays — one of the rarest books in the world — has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 15:22:20 GMTNew Thai tourism strategy: 'I Hate Thailand' (AP) — It's been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery.By JOCELYN GECKERtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 14:56:13 GMTBlack Friday gun buys test background check system, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.By MATT STROUDaBusinessGeneral newsCrimeWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:26:09 GMTPowerful earthquake hits off northern Indonesia, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northern Indonesia late Wednesday, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 15:10:14 GMTMoldova: 5 suspected of planning election violence, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan prosecutors are questioning five people suspected of planning violent protests after parliamentary elections this weekend, amid concerns that Russia may try to gain greater influence in the country.By CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoldovaRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 26 Nov 2014 15:18:13 GMTKillings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly a year ago.By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsArrestsWar and unrestCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesLa PazNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBoliviaSouth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:53:50 GMTUS pending home sales slip in October (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers.wBusinessGeneral newsHome sellingHome buyingHome salesResidential real estateLifestyleEconomyReal estate, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:23 GMTGinsburg has stent inserted to clear artery clog (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted to clear a blockage in her right coronary artery.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 26 Nov 2014 15:58:35 GMTHealth insurance signups coming to shopping malls (AP) — The Obama administration is bringing the Affordable Care Act to the mall for the busiest shopping days of the holiday season.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthProducts and servicesCorporate newsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:35:49 GMTUS stock indexes open little changed; Deere slumps YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:03:32 GMTNigeria devalues currency amid falling oil price, Nigeria (AP) — The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has devalued of the naira, setting the new official exchange rate at 168 to the dollar from its previous rate of 155.iGeneral newsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 15:55:18 GMTBoston wants to take Olympics back to school (AP) — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsSummer Olympic gamesMarathonsEducationOlympic gamesBoston MarathonEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaTrack and fieldSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:55:20 GMT150 California roosters used for fights euthanized HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say about 150 fighting roosters have been euthanized after being discovered at a home in Southern California.aGeneral newsCaliforniaPalm SpringsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:21:21 GMTObama administration sets stricter smog standard (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry.By DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMANhtBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsAir qualityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:07:40 GMTUS new home sales up 0.7 percent in October (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceResidential real estateLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 15:45:05 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrime, 26 Nov 2014 15:46:05 GMTUS cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024 SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsWinter Olympic gamesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUnited StatesChicagoSan FranciscoNorth AmericaIllinoisCalifornia, 26 Nov 2014 15:44:33 GMTZimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru has been barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party amid accusations she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, 90.iGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsCabinetsAssassinationsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 15:14:39 GMTSaudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting there is no need for OPEC to cut output despite a major fall in prices that has some other cartel members hurting.iBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsEventsOil and gas industryEnergy industryIndustries, 26 Nov 2014 15:28:44 GMTSee Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.By TERRY TANGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesSmall businessPetsDogsPersonal careVeterinary medicineConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMammalsAnimalsBeauty and fashionAnimal healthHealthPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:43:17 GMTActivists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95 (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years, activists said Wednesday.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:26:18 GMTInclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers, N.Y. (AP) — One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherLeisure travelHolidaysAir travel disruptionsWinter weatherTravelOccasionsLifestyleTransportationNew YorkNew York CityNewarkPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew JerseyPennsylvania, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:16 GMTWith shake-ups, AC/DC perseveres with album, tour YORK (AP) — AC/DC finally joined iTunes in 2012 after years of refusing to do so, but make no mistake, the Australian rock band is still old school.By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:06 GMTWhite House veto threat shelves possible tax plan (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:19:35 GMTLas Vegas Ski delays opening, hopes for snow VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort officials say the destination won't be opening Friday as planned while they wait for a storm to bring snow this weekend.tTravelLifestyleWinter weatherOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureWeatherGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 14:54:23 GMTUS troops played key role in Yemen rescue mission (AP) — A senior defense official says U.S. special operations forces and Yemeni counterterrorism troops rescued eight hostages held by an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsSearch and rescue effortsGeneral newsUnited StatesYemenNorth AmericaMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 15:23:30 GMTParalyzed man pushing for retrial decision (AP) — Attorneys for a man paralyzed by a Pittsburgh officer say his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some counts.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:13:07 GMTPowerful earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 15:31:14 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:51:43 GMTPolice: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a Michigan man has been jailed on charges he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be a doctor.aGeneral newsCrimeFraud and false statementsPennsylvaniaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:34:14 GMTGreat Bear has earliest opening in 20-plus years, S.D. (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders near Sioux Falls are enjoying Great Bear Recreation Park's earliest opening in more than 20 years, while other parks are scheduled to open on time thanks in part to cold weather that has helped man-made snow stick around.By JAMES NORDtTravelLifestyleWinter weatherWeatherOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureGeneral news, 26 Nov 2014 14:58:08 GMTLos Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics ANGELES (AP) — Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics.By BETH HARRISaGeneral newsSportsSummer Olympic gamesTrack and fieldSports mediaOlympic gamesMunicipal governmentsTransportationExecutive branchEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:52:19 GMT2 bombings kill 10 people in Iraq (AP) — Iraqi authorities say two bombings at a market and a commercial street have killed 10 people in Baghdad.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 15:55:48 GMTEuropeans debate common stand on Palestine (AP) — Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEuropeIsraelGermanyMiddle EastWestern Europe, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:07 GMTHiker photographed bear before it killed him MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.aGeneral newsBearsMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 26 Nov 2014 15:51:11 GMTCleveland to release video of boy shot by officer (AP) — Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a pellet gun.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:25 GMTUS new home sales edge up 0.7 percent in October to fastest pace since May (AP) — US new home sales edge up 0.7 percent in October to fastest pace since May.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performance, 26 Nov 2014 15:04:14 GMTCorrection: Britain-Muhammad Ali Documentary story (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche's first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali's name was misspelled once as Maryam in the story.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMoviesEntertainmentBoxingMen's boxingDocumentariesMen's sportsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 26 Nov 2014 14:53:47 GMTNATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Tuesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsUkraineMoscowRussiaUnited StatesKievEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 15:48:44 GMTGreek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train (AP) — A diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand died Wednesday after she fell under a moving train, officials said.iGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessThailandGreeceSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 15:12:11 GMTAP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance, Jordan (AP) — Moderate Muslims must take a stand against religious extremists who violate the core values of Islam, a brother of Jordan's king said Wednesday.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesRadicalismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAmmanJordanJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 15:10:17 GMT