FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 11:31:48 -0800Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsOPEC MeetingsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEventsStock marketsEast AsiaEuropeSaudi ArabiaAsiaMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 17:27:22 GMTHong Kong student protest leader banned from site KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the pro-democracy movement as it enters a third month.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 19:05:52 GMTAlaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena, Alaska (AP) — A campaign finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsElectionsEntertainmentRecreational drug laws and regulationsSubpoenasGovernment regulationsLaw and orderAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:22:25 GMTBrazil's Rousseff names banker as finance minister DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for Brazil's flagging economy and soothing jittery financial markets.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 18:57:01 GMTEgypt braces for new Islamist protest (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestIslamIslamismReligionPolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 18:46:32 GMTMillions expected to shop on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 Nov 2014 17:34:10 GMTPope condemns Islamic State violence (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsIsraelMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 17:28:20 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesBusiness, 27 Nov 2014 19:23:53 GMTToyota, tire maker Toyo issue safety recalls ANGELES (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 27 Nov 2014 16:30:38 GMTJustice sent home after heart stent implanted (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsLiberalismElectionsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsNational electionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:28:12 GMTFamilies asked to host visitors for pope's US trip (AP) — Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year.By KATHY MATHESONaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleChristianityReligionSocial affairsAccommodationsLeisure travelPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 18:18:45 GMTExpectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive (AP) — Pittsburgh authorities say a pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:18:28 GMTSlovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSlovakiaEuropeBratislavaEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 17:03:50 GMTBahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.By AVA TURNQUEST and BEN FOXiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigrationPassports and visasGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsTravelLifestyleBahamasHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:46:19 GMTHong Kong protest student leader banned from site KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has banned a high-profile student leader from going near the site of a now-cleared pro-democracy protest camp, as the movement enters a third month.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 18:58:49 GMTFor 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsSmugglingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeGreeceCreteSyriaMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 18:51:57 GMTAmericans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeAgricultureIndustries, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:35 GMTUS cathedral may become museum to the slave trade, R.I. (AP) — A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsInternational tradeChristianityEconomyBusinessReligionSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesUnited StatesRhode IslandNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:12:12 GMTDiplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty (AP) — The World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually after years of negotiation.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeDiplomacyEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEurope, 27 Nov 2014 18:23:33 GMTPele doing 'fine' after taken to special care unit PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 17:19:16 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesBusiness, 27 Nov 2014 18:44:53 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 PELLSaGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsWinter Olympic gamesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUnited StatesChicagoSan FranciscoNorth AmericaIllinoisCalifornia, 27 Nov 2014 18:47:42 GMTSinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing, Northern Ireland (AP) — A prominent Irish Republican Army veteran has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.iGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderBelfastIrelandNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 18:19:01 GMTMubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsRebellions and uprisingsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 16:39:48 GMTPolice return to Hernandez home seeking sneakers ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeMassachusettsAttleboroUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:47:49 GMTAgainst odds, Chicago school aims for championship (AP) — Chicago's first all-black high school is the city's first public school team to advance to the Illinois football playoff finals in 32 years.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballHigh school sportsFootballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:17:12 GMTTaliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyAccidents and disastersTerrorismWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanUnited KingdomKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 18:59:15 GMTLongevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsToysRecreation and leisureLifestyleRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:10 GMTSpain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman (AP) — A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account Thursday to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from her Madrid apartment sparked an outcry, team officials said.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerSoccerProfessional soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 17:06:07 GMT10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 27 Nov 2014 17:21:40 GMTLions' Johnson fastest to 10,000 yards receiving (AP) — Calvin Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game.sSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:15:43 GMTDeath penalty sought for Nigerian child bride, Nigeria (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.By IBRAHIM GARBA and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 19:02:52 GMT5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceInternational soccerCorruption in sports2014 FIFA World CupSoccerEventsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainRussiaQatarWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 18:01:07 GMTOPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesSaudi ArabiaIranMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 18:20:09 GMTHawaii road re-opens amid stalled lava flow, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County's civil defense director is asking motorists not to stop on a newly reopened road in a rural town to get a look at lava that has stalled less than 500 feet away.aGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:07:15 GMTPele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 18:38:11 GMTPeres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill (AP) — Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIsraelMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 18:31:31 GMTHospital says Pele taken to 'special care' unit PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection.iGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:38:15 GMTFerguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:26:10 GMTJudge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs' (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister did call a policeman by the "politically toxic" insult "pleb."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:35 GMTFerguson gives thanks after a quiet night, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days' outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By JIM SUHR and TOM FOREMAN JR.aGeneral newsArrestsVandalismCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 18:55:16 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher.By JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 18:44:47 GMT11 burned bodies found in southern Mexico, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Thursday they have found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.By JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA and MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsGangsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 17:17:00 GMTEbola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea, Guinea (AP) — Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.By MICHELLE FAUL and JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEmergency managementForeign aidInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthInternational relationsGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaFranceUnited StatesAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:46:54 GMTWatch No. 12: Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common.By KEN POWTAKsSportsProfessional footballFootballGreen BayMassachusettsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:02 GMTCity's ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb, Pa. (AP) — A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment.aGeneral newsOdditiesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleReadingPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 18:34:03 GMTLAPD updates arrests to 145 in Ferguson fallout ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is updating its tally of arrests from a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderCrimePolitical and civil unrestVandalismLegal proceedingsLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 19:23:45 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 18:57:45 GMTFrance returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 17:14:00 GMTNational Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsToysRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:12 GMT