FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 01:59:36 -0800Greek journalists on strike, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against austerity measures.iGeneral newsJournalistsStrikesNews mediaMediaLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 08:49:27 GMTGuard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:20 GMTEU's Juncker proposes $380 billion investment plan (AP) — Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Union's executive branch, is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy with some 21 billion coming from EU institutions.iBusinessGeneral newsEurope, 26 Nov 2014 08:52:13 GMTIPTL: New league offers a new look for tennis's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League that gets under way on Friday.By C.RAJSHEKHAR RAOsSportsDavis CupMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsSingaporeUnited Arab EmiratesIndiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastSouth Asia, 26 Nov 2014 07:07:05 GMTEU proposes $380 billion investment plan (AP) — The European Union's executive Commission on Wednesday proposed a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy, with some 21 billion euros in seed money coming from EU institutions.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEurope, 26 Nov 2014 09:20:24 GMTActivists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95 (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 09:35:05 GMTAP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.By DINA CAPPIELLOhtBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 26 Nov 2014 08:17:18 GMTOfficial: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.By ABDUL SATTARiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareImmunizationsLabor issuesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPublic healthSocial issuesSocial affairsPakistanUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMTNew Thai tourism strategy: 'I Hate Thailand' (AP) — It's been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery.By JOCELYN GECKERiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLeisure travelThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 08:58:29 GMTBlack Friday gun buys test background check system, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.By MATT STROUDaBusinessGeneral newsCrimeWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 09:43:54 GMTReview: 4 shopping apps that will save you money YORK (AP) — Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.By JOSEPH PISANIhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:48 GMTIran parliament approve science minister nominee, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for minister of science.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIranMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:09 GMTEyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational agreements2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigration policyPhilanthropic foundationsLegislatureImmigrationNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPhilanthropyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 09:15:34 GMTFreighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate was towing a crippled freighter with hundreds of migrants on board through gale-force winds and high waves to safety on the southern island of Crete on Wednesday, a day after it suffered engine failure in international waters.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 26 Nov 2014 08:50:24 GMTSouth Asian leaders gather at regional summit, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, gathered in Nepal's capital Wednesday to boost cooperation in trade and energy and seek greater peace in the region, home to more than a fifth of the world's population.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsRegional cooperationGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndiaSouth AsiaNepalPakistanAsia, 26 Nov 2014 07:43:08 GMTProsecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.By ANDALE GROSS and TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 07:17:50 GMTNo. 12 Villanova beats No. 19 Michigan 60-55 YORK (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston ended some back-and-forth drama worthy of March with a bucket, a block and then a mad break — straight into the waiting arms of his Villanova teammates.By DAN GELSTONsSportsMen's basketballFootballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 06:46:47 GMTCleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimePolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 07:45:12 GMTWhite House veto threat shelves possible tax plan (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 08:26:13 GMTRickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyAir qualityEnvironmental concernsTrafficEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsTransportationNew DelhiIndiaCaliforniaSouth AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:54 GMTProtesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down, Mo. (AP) — Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 07:19:23 GMTIn Britain, US turkey dinner is business (AP) — Big-breasted turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysCelebrityOccasionsLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomLondonUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 09:05:22 GMTHong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 09:32:05 GMTADB: Japan likely to return to growth in 4Q, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday that Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsJapanPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 26 Nov 2014 09:07:15 GMTSaudi Arabia: Deaths from MERS virus reach 348, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 09:42:39 GMTRivalry week will be last stand for some coaches Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend. There are a few more coaches who will be doing the same thing without knowing it — at least for sure.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballIowaNebraskaMichiganLondonLincolnUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 26 Nov 2014 09:36:03 GMTMerkel: Continued Russia sanctions "unavoidable" (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says continued sanctions against Russia are "unavoidable" and that it will take "patience and perseverance" to end the crisis in Ukraine.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeaGermanyRussiaUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 26 Nov 2014 09:49:03 GMTOnce maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTehranIranIsraelMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 08:25:58 GMTObama's immigration move disappoints businesses (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationPassports and visasSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesTravelLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 08:22:03 GMTOhio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysSeasonal jobsOccasionsLifestyleCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 06:19:27 GMTNo. 15 San Diego St routs Pitt 74-57 in Maui, Hawaii (AP) — San Diego State fought through a tight game and won in a runaway to open the Maui Invitational.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 05:59:06 GMTAP sources: Gov't to set a stricter smog standard (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.By DINA CAPPIELLOhtBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concerns, 26 Nov 2014 08:14:15 GMTThanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow, N.Y. (AP) — One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.By FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelWeatherWinter weatherTravelOccasionsLifestyleNew YorkNew York CityNewarkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 26 Nov 2014 06:04:59 GMTImpoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battling in Tripoli's streets.By DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsMunicipal governmentsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaLebanonIraqMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 08:54:30 GMTDucks beat Flames at home for 19th straight time, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey and Kyle Palmieri staked Anaheim to a big lead, and the Ducks then held on for their 19th straight home victory against Calgary, beating the Flames 3-2 on Tuesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaCalgaryUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 26 Nov 2014 06:17:00 GMTIndia's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund DELHI (AP) — India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country's 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country's banking regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Sharia funds.By NIRMALA GEORGEiBusinessGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:51 GMTOfficials: US drone kills 4 militants in Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged militants in the country's tribal region along the Afghan border.By ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:50 GMTDevelopers look to create underground NYC park YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 06:10:53 GMTWorld stocks rise after US growth revised higher stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth offset a less rosy outlook for China.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 09:26:20 GMT26 coal miners die in fire in north China mine (AP) — A fire sparked by underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 26 miners and leaving several others with life-threatening injuries, state media reported.iGeneral newsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidents and disastersAccidentsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 09:37:33 GMTArab world's beloved singer Sabah dies at 87 (AP) — Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, an icon of Arab music, died Wednesday after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said. She was 87.iGeneral newsMusicObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLebanonMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 08:15:24 GMTCanucks' Miller makes 20 saves, beats Devils 2-0, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBritish ColumbiaVancouverNew JerseyCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:58 GMTChina asks US for help in hunting down fugitives (AP) — A senior Chinese diplomat Wednesday called on the U.S. and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot.iGeneral newsExtraditionFugitivesLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeChinaBeijingCanadaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 07:51:28 GMTProtesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeRiotsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil rights violationsLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 06:41:17 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 08:40:45 GMTHong Kong police clear 1 site, arrest leaders KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 09:19:17 GMTUN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.iGeneral newsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 07:34:55 GMTBenin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found, Benin (AP) — The Healthy Ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthBeninCotonouWest AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 08:16:25 GMTProtests against Ferguson decision grow across US protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Nov 2014 09:42:16 GMTAP PHOTOS: Turkey farmers connect with NYC buyers WINFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — On a cold and rainy November morning, farmers Mary Carpenter and Paul Dench-Layton waded arm-in-arm into the large soggy paddock that's home to their Broad Breasted Whites, nearly 250 gobbling, barking, and bumbling Thanksgiving turkeys.By JOHN MINCHILLOaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 06:47:19 GMT