FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 22:40:05 -0800No. 21 West Virginia beats VMI 103-72, W.Va. (AP) — Freshman reserve Jevon Carter is making the tough transition from hard work in practice to solid performance in games for No. 21 West Virginia.By JOHN RABYaGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaWest VirginiaCharlestonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:06:54 GMTThunder knock off Jazz, end six-game skid CITY (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a six-game skid with a 97-82 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:47:52 GMTLittle, Frolik lead Jets to 2-1 win over Sabres, N.Y. (AP) — Bryan Little and Michael Frolik scored to lead the Winnipeg Jets past the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night.By NICK MENDOLAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 02:57:48 GMTGreen scores 24, Suns beat Nuggets 120-112 (AP) — Gerald Green scored 24 points and Eric Bledsoe had 21, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 120-112 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:49:13 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 travelStormsOccasionsWeatherNew JerseyHagerstownAtlantaMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 27 Nov 2014 04:36:03 GMTDeRozan, Williams lead Raptors to 6th straight win (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Lou Williams added 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.By GEORGE HENRYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:31:58 GMTCrawford helps Clippers past Pistons 104-98 HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 25 points, Chris Paul had 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 104-98 on Wednesday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:17:37 GMTToyota recalls more cars for air bag problems (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan as part of an ongoing air bag problem, days after Japan's transport minister instructed Japanese automakers to speed up their repairs.htBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:24:17 GMTBucks wear down Timberwolves to improve to 9-7 (AP) — Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker didn't exactly deliver the instant-classic game that fellow rookie Zach LaVine predicted for the first regular-season matchup between the top two picks from the June draft.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:38:01 GMTLang's career night lifts No. 6 Texas over UTPA, Texas (AP) — Kelsey Lang scored a career-best 20 points to help sixth-ranked Texas beat Texas-Pan American 72-45 on Wednesday night.By MARK ROSNERsSportsPan American GamesWomen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballWomen's sportsCollege sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:25:29 GMTCallahan has 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaTampaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Nov 2014 03:45:03 GMTHarden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89 (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 102-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:58:30 GMTGilbert, Chattanooga stun No. 4 Lady Vols 67-63, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga's Jim Foster — a Hall of Fame coach and wine aficionado — watched his team deliver a vintage performance on the eve of Thanksgiving.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:41:59 GMTComeau's hat trick lifts Penguins over Toronto 4-3 (AP) — Blake Comeau completed his second career hat trick with a slap shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:07 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Nov 2014 03:55:42 GMTFerguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:40:30 GMTBickell lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche, 3-2 (AP) — Bryan Bickell scored late in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks overcame strong goaltending from Calvin Pickard to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:08:50 GMTCallahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsFloridaTampaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Nov 2014 04:56:40 GMTMan who fell from ceiling naked held without bail (AP) — A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:38:07 GMTAustralian batsman Hughes dies after head knock (AP) — Test batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck on the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.By DENNIS PASSAiGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesCricketObituariesAthlete healthAustraliaSydneySouth AfricaSouth AsiaOceaniaSouthern AfricaAfricaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:16:18 GMTThanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:15:47 GMTStreaking Grizzlies hold off Lakers 99-93 ANGELES (AP) — Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Los Angeles Lakers 99-93 Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:04:58 GMTIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.By FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsCrimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:19:23 GMTNo. 2 Wisconsin easily gets past UAB, 72-43 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The whistle blew and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan immediately went into action, thrusting his arms straight up in protest of what he thought was an erroneous call.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:32:49 GMTAfghan police: Suicide attack hits foreign convoy, Afghanistan (AP) — A police officer in the Afghan capital says a suicide attacker has targeted a convoy of foreign vehicles on a main road in eastern Kabul.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:21:34 GMTAsian shares mostly higher on China stimulus hopes (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of dozens of pro-democracy protesters as police acted on court orders to clear barricades from major streets.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsHong KongJapanEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 03:33:56 GMTCurry, 3s too much for Magic; Warriors win 111-96, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Golden State Warriors rolled to a 111-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:03:01 GMTBjugstad scores early, Panthers top Hurricanes 1-0, Fla. (AP) — Nick Bjugstad scored 21 seconds into the game, and the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Roberto Luongo.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 27 Nov 2014 03:26:50 GMTChandler rules old team as Mavs top Knicks 109-102 (AP) — Tyson Chandler set season highs with 17 points and 25 rebounds against his former team Wednesday night, helping the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-102 overtime victory against the New York Knicks, who were missing Carmelo Anthony.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthNew YorkTexasDallasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:04:45 GMTPhilippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter.By TERESA CEROJANOiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthAgricultural sector performanceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 04:42:34 GMTSouth Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaNepalPakistanAsia, 27 Nov 2014 04:45:23 GMTPowers, No. 16 Michigan State beat Oakland 79-64 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and No. 16 Michigan State beat Oakland 79-64 on Wednesday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 02:54:36 GMTSouth Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.iGeneral newsInternational relationsFreedom of the pressCrimeDiplomacyJournalistsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth KoreaJapanSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 05:27:52 GMTPutin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsAgriculture and the environmentWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationAgricultureIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 03:36:54 GMTGeorgetown escapes No. 18 Florida, 66-65 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera made a jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to give Georgetown a 66-65 victory over No. 18 Florida on Wednesday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballFloridaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:04:55 GMTWiltjer leads No. 10 Gonzaga past Georgia YORK (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer found a lot more room than he expected down low at Madison Square Garden.By MICHAEL SCOTTOsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:08:35 GMTAnderson helps Nets beat winless 76ers 99-91 (AP) — Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 99-91 on Wednesday night to extend the 76ers' season-opening skid to 15 games — matching a franchise record.By AARON BRACYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballPhiladelphiaDallasPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 27 Nov 2014 02:55:29 GMTAffidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsSocial mediaIntelligence agenciesCrimeOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsTurkeyIstanbulSyriaMinneapolisUnited StatesMinnesotaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:16:48 GMTKilling of Guatemalan hunter likely to go unsolved, Guatemala (AP) — Jose Miguel Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. The 19-year-old's body was dumped by a stream near the property line, a bullet hole above his left eye.By KATHERINE CORCORAN and SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsCrimeAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesGuatemalaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:07:58 GMTGilbert, Chattanooga stuns No. 4 Lady Vols 67-63, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga's Jim Foster - a Hall of Fame coach and wine aficionado - watched his team deliver a vintage performance on the eve of Thanksgiving.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:21:06 GMTSpurs beat Pacers 106-100 without Popovich ANTONIO (AP) — With Gregg Popovich resting after a medical procedure, Manu Ginobili had a throwback game while playing under former coach Ettore Messina for the first time in 13 years.sSportsAthlete injuriesCoachingMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan AntonioEuropeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:39:26 GMTNo. 7 Aggies rout McNeese St 93-27 STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 21 points and No. 7 Texas A&M jumped all over McNeese State in a 93-27 victory on Wednesday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:33:45 GMTAsian shares meander as China data disappoints (AP) — Asian shares meandered Thursday as data showed a drop in Chinese industrial profits, but expectations for further stimulus moves from China and Europe helped to limit losses.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaJapanEast AsiaAustraliaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaOceaniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:35:41 GMTIconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe (AP) — A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campaign, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft body said Thursday.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 04:51:07 GMTTrail Blazers win 9th in a row, top Hornets 105-97, N.C. (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 28 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-97 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballCharlotteMaineNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 02:50:06 GMTWildcats beat Aztecs 61-59 for Maui title, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday night for its second Maui Invitational title.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:57:51 GMTHong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 03:57:49 GMTEx-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.By ROB GILLIESiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsRadio programsLaw and orderCrimeEntertainmentCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 27 Nov 2014 06:19:05 GMTPrivate firms filling Latin America's security gap CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release.By KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoVenezuelaLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemalaSan SalvadorGuatemala CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaSouth AmericaEl Salvador, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:25 GMTChina hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days (AP) — At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 05:44:48 GMTFerguson residents clean up, hope for calm night, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:23:32 GMT