FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Nov 2014 12:35:43 -0800Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:27:35 GMTBlack Friday shopping catches on in UK (AP) — Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer behaviorHolidaysHoliday shoppingPublic opinionShoppingGift shoppingConsumer affairsPersonal spendingPersonal financeOccasionsLifestyleSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCulturesUnited KingdomEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:29:56 GMTFrom Japan, the joy of minimalism at home you haven't communed with your socks lately, thanked your shoes for their hard work or bowed (at least mentally) to your home in appreciation, maybe it's time to consider it.By KATHERINE ROTHaGeneral newsLifestyleHome and gardenJapanEast AsiaAsia, 25 Nov 2014 19:05:36 GMTJudge: Release FBI secret calls for man's lawsuit (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a Pakistani-American man cleared of terrorism support charges is entitled to examine hundreds of classified FBI phone intercepts as part of his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the U.S.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw enforcement agenciesCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politics, 25 Nov 2014 19:36:56 GMTSchumer to Dems: Make government help workers (AP) — The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesHealth care reformHealth care policyLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesPolitical organizationsPolitical issuesGovernment policyEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeInternational tradeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:13:13 GMTAs OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom YORK (AP) — These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day.By JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEnergy and the environmentGovernment and politicsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesNigeriaMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaIranNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 25 Nov 2014 18:43:22 GMTPope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs, France (AP) — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed.By NICOLE WINFIELD and JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsChristianityHiring and recruitmentImmigration policyGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislatureReligionSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessGovernment policySocial issuesFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 25 Nov 2014 18:49:13 GMTWWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II.By STACEY PLAISANCEtTravelLifestyleMuseumsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEventsBerlinNew OrleansGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 18:52:14 GMTNew FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus (AP) — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsRestaurantsFood shoppingIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsShoppingGovernment business and finance, 25 Nov 2014 20:16:28 GMTRussian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsPolice brutalityTV newsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderViolenceNews mediaMediaTelevisionChinaMoscowUnited StatesRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 18:46:32 GMTSpace station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.By MARCIA DUNNhtScience3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:49:45 GMTCourt to weigh impact of disability law on police (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether police must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act when confronting armed or violent suspects who are mentally ill.wGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 25 Nov 2014 20:09:24 GMT'Jewish state' bill tests Israeli democracy (AP) — In the face of a rising wave of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a plan to formalize by law Israel's status as "the Jewish state." Netanyahu says it's a needed response to those who question Israel's right to exist. But the measure would anger Israel's Arab minority and could draw international condemnation, severely testing a delicate balance between democracy and the country's Jewish character. Here's a look at the debate:By JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesLegislationGovernment and politicsDemocracyNational governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestLegislatureIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:59 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most viral tracks following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 23 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMedia, 25 Nov 2014 19:59:58 GMTThe top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Store Official Charts for the week ending November 24, 2014:By The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMobile mediaMobile phonesMedia distributionComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsTechnologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia, 25 Nov 2014 19:20:34 GMTYemen army frees 8 hostages, including foreigners, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's army freed eight hostages Tuesday in a raid on an al-Qaida militant hideout, the Supreme Security Committee said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareTerrorismNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftYemenSanaaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 18:36:31 GMTNobel Prize for DNA discovery going to auction YORK (AP) — The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsScienceNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:15:14 GMTDoctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies, Neb. (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.By JOSH FUNKaGeneral newsHealthScienceObituariesDiseases and conditionsAgingSeniors' healthOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:11:58 GMTIowa posts record egg production as demand soars MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The egg is on a roll. It has never been more popular as a fast-food restaurant breakfast staple, and its appeal has broadened far beyond the day's first meal.By DAVID PITTfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:54:29 GMTProtesters swarm courthouse steps in St. Louis LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angry about the grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson have overturned barricades and swarmed the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis.aGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:25 GMTLos Angeles freeway sign unveiled with typo ANGELES (AP) — No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California.aGeneral newsOdditiesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:52:34 GMTShia LaBeouf making progress on treatment YORK (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUF') is complying with treatment ordered as part of a plea deal stemming from a bizarre episode during the Broadway show "Cabaret."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 25 Nov 2014 20:16:00 GMTCricketer critical after he's hit in head by ball (AP) — An international cricket player was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after he was hit in the head by a ball while batting during a game.Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesHead injuriesAthlete healthCricketHealthInjuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 25 Nov 2014 19:03:20 GMTPolice across US prepare for more Ferguson rallies across the U.S. prepared for another day of demonstrations Tuesday after thousands of people in cities from Los Angeles and New York passionately protested a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, officer who killed a black 18-year-old.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeLaw and orderCaliforniaNew York CityChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkIllinois, 25 Nov 2014 20:22:25 GMTAdditional guardsmen dispatched to Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.aGeneral newsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:12:43 GMTGuessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking? YORK (AP) — OPEC produces one-third of the world's oil and — in theory, at least — can affect global oil prices depending on how much oil it decides to sell. In reality, OPEC member countries have different, often conflicting priorities and don't adhere to the cartel's official targets for production.By JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomySaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIran, 25 Nov 2014 18:47:33 GMTCritics question timing of Ferguson announcement LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's decision to announce the Ferguson grand jury decision in the evening drew complaints Tuesday from many who wondered whether that helped fan the flames of unrest and violence leading to destruction in the St. Louis County town.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:06:19 GMTIran leader approves further nuclear negotiations, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers who many frustrated Iranians believe could have worked harder to reach a deal with the country.By NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTehranIranMiddle East, 25 Nov 2014 19:16:55 GMTOwner of ship that damaged reef to pay $840,000 (AP) — The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more than 100,000 coral colonies several years ago when it ran aground off Oahu.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleCoral reefsCoralsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironment and natureAnimalsEnvironmentHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 18:42:22 GMTRain, snow to challenge eastern holiday travelers, N.Y. (AP) — Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast headed out early because of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherAir travel disruptionsHolidaysLeisure travelTravelTransportationOccasionsLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 18:57:36 GMT'Birdman' leads Spirit Awards nominations ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman," a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.By LINDSEY BAHRaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsAward showsEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:25:46 GMTTwo teens shot dead, two different Obama reactions (AP) — Two unarmed black teenagers shot dead. Two very different reactions from President Barack Obama.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 18:39:54 GMTThe top 10 books on Apple's iBooks charts for week ending November 24, 2014:By The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMobile mediaMedia distributionEntertainmentMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:16 GMTCash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy, Ukraine (AP) — For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance.By PETER LEONARD and BALINT SZLANKOiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 20:21:08 GMTRed Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates, signing with the Boston Red Sox as free agents to try to boost Boston out of the AL East cellar.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsSports transactionsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsBostonSan FranciscoMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 25 Nov 2014 19:28:51 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 24, 2014:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMoviesMediaConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 25 Nov 2014 19:28:05 GMTRecipient of double arm transplant happy to hug (AP) — A former college professor who underwent a double arm transplant last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Tuesday that the best thing about the operation is that he's able to hug his loved ones again.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:37:23 GMTLionel Messi sets new Champions League record by scoring 72nd goal, Cyprus (AP) — Lionel Messi sets new Champions League record by scoring 72nd goal.sSportsRecord setting eventsMen's soccerProfessional soccerGeneral newsMen's sportsSoccerCyprusWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 20:29:14 GMTTwitter lets merchants offer deals to its users YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."htBusinessTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 25 Nov 2014 18:37:43 GMTABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson YORK (AP) — ABC News' George Stephanopoulos landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Tuesday in Missouri.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 25 Nov 2014 20:14:19 GMTFrance's Pompidou opens Jeff Koons retrospective (AP) — Paris' Pompidou Center inaugurated a major retrospective Tuesday of U.S. artist Jeff Koons, the polemical 59-year-old master of kitsch, whose huge, stainless-steel balloon dog broke records last year, selling at auction for $58.4 million.By THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 19:46:48 GMTJudge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings (AP) — A judge has agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:24:37 GMTUtah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.By BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyArrestsImmigrationCrimeLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderLegislatureUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:20:16 GMTProsecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14 (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenSmugglingLaw and orderPhiladelphiaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:55:15 GMTPope confirms calling Spanish sex abuse victim (AP) — Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesItalySpainWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 19:37:15 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:08:23 GMTUS stock indexes hold near record levels YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsOPEC MeetingsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEventsOil and gas industryEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 19:16:33 GMTAP NewsAlert, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson mayor criticizes what he calls delayed deployment of National Guard during protests.aGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:21:54 GMTHigh court to review EPA mercury limits (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesNational courtsAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryCorporate newsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 20:08:58 GMTTop US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor CITY (AP) — The head of the Jesuit religious order in the United States is defending the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor, saying he had practically no role in the Jesuits' handling of a notorious pedophile now serving a 25-year prison sentence.iGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesCrimes against childrenViolent crimeVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Nov 2014 20:01:59 GMT