FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:04:52 -0800Guard convicted in NYC inmate's 2012 deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1e871351f6e499bb0108c10f563727aNEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail guard was convicted of a civil rights charge Wednesday after a jury concluded he ignored the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate who had swallowed a toxic soap ball.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1e871351f6e499bb0108c10f563727aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:04:11 GMTSanford giving $25M for South Dakota scholarshipshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2602d85859404aa792e532232ed729e7SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is donating $25 million to South Dakota for a scholarship program for the state's technical schools, the governor's office announced Wednesday.aBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentGovernment programsExecutive branchPersonnelEducation costsEducationSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSouth DakotaSioux FallsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2602d85859404aa792e532232ed729e7Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:19:54 GMTCastro survived odd, often inept, US schemeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf536e915f7407f82a9adb6d11da3e6WASHINGTON (AP) — For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.By JACK GILLUM and DESMOND BUTLERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureDiplomacyInternational relationsCubaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf536e915f7407f82a9adb6d11da3e6Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:48:36 GMTLaunch pad where rocket exploded back next yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9c0a79ae7d34b96bd2da01dc3181aedWALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year.By BROCK VERGAKISaBusinessGeneral newsScienceExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSpace launchesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9c0a79ae7d34b96bd2da01dc3181aedWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:37:09 GMTFed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c00b19fb5464d3993583e7a6ae96dfdWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisEconomic policyDebt and bond marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsLabor economyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c00b19fb5464d3993583e7a6ae96dfdThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:16:29 GMTNYC suit: Help transit riders with limited Englishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38414bce39c948b49c669c005924e7f1NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Transit Authority was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of discriminating against people with limited English who try to use a program providing transportation to those with disabilities.aGeneral newsHealthTransportation policyLegal proceedingsMass transit systemsLaw and orderGovernment policyGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38414bce39c948b49c669c005924e7f1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:16:17 GMTAlaska ferry project caught in flap over US steelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bbcb506b1614ca38687d6ea11dd9195JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. requirement that American steel be used to update an Alaska ferry terminal is causing some tension with Canadian officials, potentially threatening the project.By BECKY BOHRERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesBritish ColumbiaCanadaAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bbcb506b1614ca38687d6ea11dd9195Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:27:07 GMTNew York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c00de835916e4fadbe917bf530f7fc0cALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.By MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsState governmentsEnvironmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental activismEnvironmental healthPolitical activismGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financePublic healthHealthPolitical issuesNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c00de835916e4fadbe917bf530f7fc0cWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:51:37 GMTBush makes surprise visit to Sept. 11 museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c293a62f550d49bab9f7022b76dbb7b4NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to the Sept. 11 museum in New York City over the weekend.aGeneral newsSeptember 11 attacksEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c293a62f550d49bab9f7022b76dbb7b4Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:41:11 GMTAmid scrutiny, Uber says it will focus more on safetyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c9fe460aba0448583e6b5d726a7812eLOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.By JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c9fe460aba0448583e6b5d726a7812eThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:05:17 GMTWisconsin hires Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst as head football coachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f61fb816fc284e868ffe4ead2d9a5b3aMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hires Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst as head football coach.sSportsCollege footballCoachingFootballCollege sportsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f61fb816fc284e868ffe4ead2d9a5b3aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:07:20 GMTGuilty verdict in German exchange student's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/617b9bc4d1a14fb2aafde7dc925a624aMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.By LISA BAUMANNaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeInternational studentsLaw and orderTheftEducationSocial affairsHamburgGermanyMissoulaMontanaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/617b9bc4d1a14fb2aafde7dc925a624aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:43:50 GMTAP EXPLAINS: Montana's 'stand your ground law'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba7cb7f27ab47aa9ada311f7a70dc3aThe murder trial of a Montana man who shot and killed 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede in his garage tested a state law that gives a person the right to use force or threaten to use force to protect his or her own home from unlawful entry or attack, particularly a provision known as "stand your ground." Markus Kaarma unsuccessfully invoked the law in his defense, saying he was protecting his family and property. He was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday. Here's a brief explanation of the law and controversy surrounding it.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGun politicsInternational studentsLegislationViolent crimeCrimeEducationSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegislatureMontanaGermanyUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba7cb7f27ab47aa9ada311f7a70dc3aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:46:45 GMTCanadian chain postpones 'The Interview' showingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe0e670942d4f51b018158850cc84eeTORONTO (AP) — Canada's dominant theater chain has postponed its planned showings of the film "The Interview."By ROB GILLIESiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe0e670942d4f51b018158850cc84eeThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:23:54 GMTAx, machete, pill bottles found by rampage suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20fce9c3617f45d4a7abf13b25bd32fbPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives left an ax, a machete and two medicine bottles at the scene of his apparent suicide in woods near his suburban Philadelphia home.By MARYCLAIRE DALE and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeVeteransHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20fce9c3617f45d4a7abf13b25bd32fbThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:02:54 GMTUS official says federal investigators connect Sony hacking to North Koreahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6bba40a2db04e5ab63c02b9e3cab177WASHINGTON (AP) — US official says federal investigators connect Sony hacking to North Korea.fBusinessNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6bba40a2db04e5ab63c02b9e3cab177Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:28:09 GMTN Korea behind unprecedented cyberattack on Sonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa8636ca226d4d49a50026e47400d618NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview," the film at the heart of the attack.By BERNARD CONDON AND ERIC TUCKERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa8636ca226d4d49a50026e47400d618Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:39:59 GMTA tourist in Detroit: Motown, coney dogs and arthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba3582caea0249d995a1c8275f539df7DETROIT (AP) — I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay the city's bills, and bumped fists with the sculpture of boxer Joe Louis' powerful arm.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleVisual artsMuseumsLeisure travelArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba3582caea0249d995a1c8275f539df7Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:10:34 GMTChattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford 54-46http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b772fce5e9e74686911ad164c8dc174aCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chattanooga stunned No. 7 Stanford 54-46 Wednesday for its second home victory over a top-10 opponent this season.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b772fce5e9e74686911ad164c8dc174aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:49:06 GMTDraft UN resolution targets Israeli occupationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b012aae644b447cb86468ee5aeef8013UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote.iGeneral newsMilitary occupationsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b012aae644b447cb86468ee5aeef8013Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:30:36 GMTLawyer: Christie won't be sued in bridge scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/579267aed1e94735ade115e6852bd7c1NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two lawsuits filed by people stuck in traffic jams caused by apparently politically motivated lane closings of the George Washington Bridge will move forward without New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a defendant, a lawyer in the case said Wednesday.By DAVID PORTERaGeneral newsTrafficLegal proceedingsState legislaturePolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderTransportationLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/579267aed1e94735ade115e6852bd7c1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:07:40 GMTDoctor says Oklahoma inmate suffered in executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caff946344b645789da61be49394881bOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsNational courtsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caff946344b645789da61be49394881bThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:34:01 GMTN Korea said to be behind massive attack on Sonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b9506f85a534c16b72e54ebf765803aNEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview," the film at the heart of the attack.By BERNARD CONDON AND ERIC TUCKERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b9506f85a534c16b72e54ebf765803aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:52:50 GMTWisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcd62b28c6dc4fc48f667cfa45280fbcMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballWisconsinMadisonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcd62b28c6dc4fc48f667cfa45280fbcThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:50:12 GMTObama says people should 'go to the movies'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d53addc6264841c5ba0fecd52fe7e0feWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should "go to the movies."htArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d53addc6264841c5ba0fecd52fe7e0feThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:26:58 GMTJudge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bb329e9aa94fdd92a42a42632d3888COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.By JEFFREY COLLINSaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderColumbiaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bb329e9aa94fdd92a42a42632d3888Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:33:43 GMTAx, machete, pill bottles near rampage suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3ff3c2d4664088a195d582092c3749PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts a week before the deadly rampage.By MARYCLAIRE DALE and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsVeteransViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3ff3c2d4664088a195d582092c3749Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:52:56 GMTSony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/459e3c6b9ddf4c759a806f8f0243b54fNEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNational securityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth KoreaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/459e3c6b9ddf4c759a806f8f0243b54fThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:56:18 GMTApp for Yellowstone geysers now availablehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e079c7dc955f47a3a9a34ba6ac7715adYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park fans can get a heads up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt thanks to a new app available for smartphones and tablets.tTravelLifestyleNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e079c7dc955f47a3a9a34ba6ac7715adWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:43:09 GMTPelini ripped Neb's AD in last talk with playershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dea0f17f81f84dfb83a9e4cdcc94338dOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State's new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini's departure from Nebraska was revealed.By ERIC OLSONsCollege footballHigher educationCoachingFootballSportsCollege sportsEducationSocial affairsNebraskaYoungstownOmahaOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dea0f17f81f84dfb83a9e4cdcc94338dThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:35:31 GMTSony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/413ab1a3489144baac37f81dc61c19d9NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNational securityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/413ab1a3489144baac37f81dc61c19d9Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:30:25 GMTTrack coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7994bcfcd1415ab4b97f7d3fa5f1e0DENVER (AP) — Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him run pain-free at the London Olympics.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsDopingTrack and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's track and fieldCoachingMen's sportsLegal proceedingsSummer Olympic gamesWomen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7994bcfcd1415ab4b97f7d3fa5f1e0Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:22:20 GMTTeen admits killing 2 at Oregon hunting cabinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff7252358fa546488b05c32e2e57f159GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a remote Oregon cabin in 2012 never meant to kill anyone and never should have been around loaded guns due to his lack of maturity after years of abuse and other problems, a defense lawyer says.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeOregonGrants PassUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff7252358fa546488b05c32e2e57f159Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:32:29 GMTOfficers cleared in killing of FSU gunmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef005c8915744f4981cdbacdbc85ea02TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Grand jurors called actions of police "heroic" and cleared five officers of wrongdoing in killing a gunman who had shot students at a Florida State University library.By GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsLibrariesViolent crimeCrimeEducationSocial affairsTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef005c8915744f4981cdbacdbc85ea02Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:03:17 GMTBeijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c91583840d48958027291e090026d0BEIJING (AP) — China has green-lighted a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays, state media reported Wednesday.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c91583840d48958027291e090026d0Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:55:12 GMTMan gets life sentence in Vermont teacher's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37e398fe0f04807805e52ad44b1f3fdST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted of first-degree murder in the kidnapping and killing of a Vermont teacher has been sentenced to life in prison.By LISA RATHKEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeSt. JohnsburyVermontUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37e398fe0f04807805e52ad44b1f3fdWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:24:29 GMTUS-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firmshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d44f127a59674324a63f9b367142bcd8WASHINGTON (AP) — Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.By PAUL WISEMANhtBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyExerciseTechnologyDiplomacyThink tanksPolitical organizationsEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesAgricultureDiet and exerciseLifestyleTravel safetyTravelInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaUnited StatesMiddle EastCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d44f127a59674324a63f9b367142bcd8Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:38:16 GMTMichigan's national heritage area reauthorizedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4dc8b072b4e543b0b420cf55235d1ea1DETROIT (AP) — Federal officials have reauthorized a national heritage area dedicated to preserving and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of Michigan.tTravelLifestyleCultural preservationLegislatureCulturesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4dc8b072b4e543b0b420cf55235d1ea1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:16:43 GMTCubans cheer historic renewal of US relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ede05b6205f64f8e9b26ca0b5259f72bHAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and ANNE-MARIE GARCIAiGeneral newsInternational relationsEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ede05b6205f64f8e9b26ca0b5259f72bThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:03:55 GMTMan charged with killing wife stuffed in fridgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4418e7bbc1104e778444e6c3f58e1f64HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have charged a 38-year-old man with murder in the stabbing death of his estranged wife, whose body was found rotting in a disabled refrigerator.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4418e7bbc1104e778444e6c3f58e1f64Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:44:01 GMTUS backs off death penalty in Iowa slayingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b1a038630f46d4a4a28a912f243a12IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a surprising reversal, federal prosecutors on Wednesday abandoned their 12-year pursuit of the death penalty for a woman convicted of helping kill five people, including two children, in Iowa to protect her boyfriend's drug business.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIowa CityIowaUnited StatesMason CityNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b1a038630f46d4a4a28a912f243a12Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:52 GMT10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f24734b0d839430b9bb21e5028b5cab6Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f24734b0d839430b9bb21e5028b5cab6Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:49:57 GMTCash-strapped Indian airline SpiceJet groundedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96f2c18e0b3c4a3ba71dd5256826d8f3NEW DELHI (AP) — Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet grounded all flights Wednesday after oil companies stopped supplies of jet fuel to the financially beleaguered carrier.By NIRMALA GEORGEtTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsAir travelTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96f2c18e0b3c4a3ba71dd5256826d8f3Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:49:49 GMTRevis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd68b3e89ffa42baad7ddec032ddaa35FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd68b3e89ffa42baad7ddec032ddaa35Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:24:29 GMTTucson police to stop some immigration checkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8069a7b63f24efb83d2630b8208a818TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson Police Department says it will no longer fully enforce an Arizona state law that requires police to question the immigration status of some people believed to be in the country illegally.aGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8069a7b63f24efb83d2630b8208a818Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:19:46 GMTWashington governor proposes carbon pollution caphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2964e23fb9ea41ba9b8c4c05ef19f59aSEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.By PHUONG LEaBusinessGeneral newsScienceGovernment programsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsState governmentsGovernment and politicsAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmental laws and regulationsClimateWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2964e23fb9ea41ba9b8c4c05ef19f59aThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:03:45 GMTJose Andres to open restaurant in DC Trump hotelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa2bcd69cdd4bbb86fe07b8af7592b1WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed Spanish chef Jose Andres will open a new signature restaurant in a hotel being opened by Donald Trump in a historic downtown Washington building.tTravelLifestyleRestaurantsFood and drinkChefshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa2bcd69cdd4bbb86fe07b8af7592b1Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:39:16 GMT14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e07312420974d3ebc5f4ab1f4d9c882BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.By DENISE LAVOIEaBusinessGeneral newsHealthRacketeeringDisease outbreaksCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCrimeDiseases and conditionsPublic healthNeurological disordersInfectious diseasesCorporate newsLaw and orderBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e07312420974d3ebc5f4ab1f4d9c882Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:21:54 GMTCuban exile community divided over Obama changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6794d025c7f44083b1ff090ddcb59beeMIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama's surprise move to re-establish ties with Cuba was applauded by the men and women in a barbershop on Calle Ocho, the heart of Miami's Cuban exile community. Waitresses stopped serving coffee at the El Pub restaurant as Obama spoke on TV. One wiped a tear from her eye as she clasped her hands, overcome with emotion at changes no one believed would come.By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCubaUnited StatesMiamiFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6794d025c7f44083b1ff090ddcb59beeThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:49:23 GMTRescued dolphin dies at SeaWorld San Diegohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0071367694f4d34ab289d9f27f1828eSAN DIEGO (AP) — A wounded dolphin rescued by Los Angeles County lifeguards and taken to SeaWorld in San Diego has died.tTravelLifestyleObituariesSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0071367694f4d34ab289d9f27f1828eWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:57 GMT