FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:09:09 -0800Puerto Rico legislators to debate oil tax increasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ebad0a881444b2383872edabc5bde04SAN 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ebad0a881444b2383872edabc5bde04Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:33:35 GMTSoldier sentenced to life in girlfriend's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683842eacd3c465bbc6c367783399bf3FORT 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 Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683842eacd3c465bbc6c367783399bf3Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:25 GMTFeds vows to publicize vaccine injury help programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe263f8695784d67a8ea442722828362Leaders 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 healthHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe263f8695784d67a8ea442722828362Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:06:14 GMTKids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c29e952a76940c586a5de143bd28452WASHINGTON (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 AmericaWashingtonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c29e952a76940c586a5de143bd28452Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:35:22 GMTCiganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finalehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b52116daf11841a294f90123c25972baNAPLES, 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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b52116daf11841a294f90123c25972baFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:56:11 GMTSan Francisco window washer falls onto moving carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc031accfde4cbaa94c43045dbd2acbSAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc031accfde4cbaa94c43045dbd2acbFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:05 GMTPreliminary exams set in street artist's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd11eeeb1f844cfd8e13cc74efa0caeaDETROIT (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd11eeeb1f844cfd8e13cc74efa0caeaFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:39 GMTColumn: NFL should realign after NFC South debaclehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc4d62920b74f57b058b1b0df27add8ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaFloridaTampaSan DiegoNew YorkGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc4d62920b74f57b058b1b0df27add8Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:23:33 GMTJudge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutionalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8731ed0279bb41a0afe39dfba062ba92SPRINGFIELD, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8731ed0279bb41a0afe39dfba062ba92Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:14 GMTApparent settlement reached in National Beef casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d8820e5ce004b12aa54703b51d1e522WICHITA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d8820e5ce004b12aa54703b51d1e522Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:09:32 GMTEx-Virgin Islands official convicted of corruptionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdba9d089f574138937a79754bb4ec95CHARLOTTE 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdba9d089f574138937a79754bb4ec95Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:11 GMTFor Obama, a long road to immigration orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/712e1eb58668484eb283ab1e2ed0458dWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/712e1eb58668484eb283ab1e2ed0458dFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:58:12 GMTFBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d875873068814b658b918606a5d5556eWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d875873068814b658b918606a5d5556eFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:32:31 GMTMan gets 18 months for Subway cash register hackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b376ea95ee094ecfaa006e9edeeef166BOSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b376ea95ee094ecfaa006e9edeeef166Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:44:26 GMTS'No problem: Bills fan to keep game streak alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a931568d8a7241f4b1feabb6b161ef11Mother 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 AmericaLouisianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a931568d8a7241f4b1feabb6b161ef11Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:18:58 GMTSPIN METER: Immigration steps are beyond the normhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d959fc3dbc8e44a5a700522b303fd822WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d959fc3dbc8e44a5a700522b303fd822Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:52:49 GMTHouse GOP sues Obama administration on health lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9599c75607f64a04a03b32ff6ce06b0eWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9599c75607f64a04a03b32ff6ce06b0eFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:12 GMTWoman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectiveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ec97e85fbff4a8c8ca8cdea88836818NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ec97e85fbff4a8c8ca8cdea88836818Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:07:10 GMTOfficer testifies about New York chokehold deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe7d210c9534450b02b86e829711a03NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe7d210c9534450b02b86e829711a03Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:53 GMTMen want new trial on university sex-abuse claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8aeba95324f4928a3195d53146c5470Three 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8aeba95324f4928a3195d53146c5470Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:04:46 GMTRuling expected on New Jersey sports bettinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afb863b47d494988911246bb8022e082TRENTON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afb863b47d494988911246bb8022e082Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:34 GMTNHL teams slowly embracing advance statisticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7b1cb775ab04a80965d1103c8dd4973Far 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 sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7b1cb775ab04a80965d1103c8dd4973Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:20:30 GMTDow, S&P 500 push further into record territoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4ead9a0c2f4672b9bfe006a7144469The 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 ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4ead9a0c2f4672b9bfe006a7144469Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:06:03 GMT2 charged in infant starvation on suicide watchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/685b994522c2439298b4351f938ef9faLAWRENCEVILLE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/685b994522c2439298b4351f938ef9faFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:39:38 GMTUnarmed man killed by police in NY housing complexhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbf1d8eac05441d7b501bf330105b3e5NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbf1d8eac05441d7b501bf330105b3e5Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:59:47 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2d08c28bbc432ba30897e873ee0c81WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2d08c28bbc432ba30897e873ee0c81Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:43:10 GMTPilot program means to educate New York boxershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bac5ea44479844e89138fcdfcdd3e9f5ALBANY, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bac5ea44479844e89138fcdfcdd3e9f5Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:59:06 GMTNFL will hear Adrian Peterson's appeal Dec. 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66ca05ee8df44100aebe81606592ce8bMINNEAPOLIS (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66ca05ee8df44100aebe81606592ce8bFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:16:54 GMTSeagull with dart through neck spotted at parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d443f1132f354d448fb269028031cd5dWENATCHEE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d443f1132f354d448fb269028031cd5dFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:19:38 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drillinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8721f0bfafd948859814b9b529d75307BILLINGS, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8721f0bfafd948859814b9b529d75307Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:31:29 GMT2 convicted in Delaware soccer field shootingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b41dc6cdc72b4ea99637d88a326ea194WILMINGTON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b41dc6cdc72b4ea99637d88a326ea194Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:13:21 GMTInvestigators may have recovered lost IRS emailshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f711857718aa412db87e077d17a30eddWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f711857718aa412db87e077d17a30eddFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:52:15 GMT$139M deal reached in school molestation casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8b8a394adbd4824869e19dc9504e62fLOS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8b8a394adbd4824869e19dc9504e62fFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:50 GMTSparano savors 1st win with Raidershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe7f5a7b1ea3436c9cf1ad4772ec6bc4ALAMEDA, 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 AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe7f5a7b1ea3436c9cf1ad4772ec6bc4Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:52:25 GMTHouse intel panel debunks many Benghazi theorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f427ae6a1354fe5a0c510a8191b670bWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f427ae6a1354fe5a0c510a8191b670bFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:22:36 GMTMarine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Starhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cca48602a7f24833817d26bdee32d9caSAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cca48602a7f24833817d26bdee32d9caFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:19:59 GMTBills plan to return home after game in Detroithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69851e652e0347b6b4b73b43de164851DETROIT (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 Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69851e652e0347b6b4b73b43de164851Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:33:29 GMTBin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e8fd394f9154eb2861975c1ec382cf6SYRACUSE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e8fd394f9154eb2861975c1ec382cf6Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:06 GMTMexicans turning to humor in mansion scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d97960cb16594066bcd8972243b80084MEXICO 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d97960cb16594066bcd8972243b80084Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:07:39 GMTWorker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9763a39a810d49668e9d07356649176aNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9763a39a810d49668e9d07356649176aFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:36:00 GMTNo. 17 UConn holds off Dayton 75-64 in Puerto Ricohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcf01b4b3f5948438c477aa32003fa71SAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcf01b4b3f5948438c477aa32003fa71Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:11:39 GMTTexas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab219946b12c4888905946faf8807ac5AUSTIN, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab219946b12c4888905946faf8807ac5Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:04:38 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrials did on Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ebf408c315c44fa81cd6bafca483785U.S. 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 marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ebf408c315c44fa81cd6bafca483785Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:54:11 GMTIran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry effortshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7d368fc5a648a293182e13a7e90bb9VIENNA (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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7d368fc5a648a293182e13a7e90bb9Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:51:46 GMTDemocrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a14c5fb5532949f38a83b5063e9affbaNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a14c5fb5532949f38a83b5063e9affbaFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:02:54 GMTIbanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c882d9d3d7a4a31962261ed8b6b39c8ST. 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 Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c882d9d3d7a4a31962261ed8b6b39c8Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:08:01 GMTMore signs of Florida shooter's troubled lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec54e6541d2a48878196f1632fe0a4f5TALLAHASSEE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec54e6541d2a48878196f1632fe0a4f5Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:55:51 GMTEnzi to challenge Sessions for Senate budget chairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/958e729a65cd423dae2977bf761f410aWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/958e729a65cd423dae2977bf761f410aFri, 21 Nov 2014 22:18:29 GMTMore Cosby shows canceled as women allege rapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75450bf7148c40c39e9cefe00e4e6cd0MELBOURNE, 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 AmericaNevadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75450bf7148c40c39e9cefe00e4e6cd0Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:25:18 GMTUN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82f9f869d0674fef87a94ccc1569a00cUNITED 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82f9f869d0674fef87a94ccc1569a00cFri, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:54 GMT