FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Nov 2014 04:46:05 -0800Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step' YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigrationNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:08:13 GMTPlague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthMadagascarAntananarivoSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 22 Nov 2014 11:22:44 GMTEgypt lawyers union: Judge terrorizing attorneys (AP) — Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 11:43:55 GMTBahrain holds its first major vote since unrest, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the country's opposition threatens to overshadow the poll.REEM KHALIFAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLegislatureElectionsPolitical issuesBahrainManamaMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:10 GMTN. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Paris (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingGovernment and politicsEducationCrimeSocial affairsFranceNorth KoreaParisWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 12:34:40 GMTPolice officials: Al-Shabab militants hijack bus in northern Kenya, kill 28 non-Muslims, Kenya (AP) — Police officials: Al-Shabab militants hijack bus in northern Kenya, kill 28 non-Muslims.iGeneral newsHijackingCrimeKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 06:36:05 GMTNagorno-Karabkah says it killed 2 Azeri soldiers, Armenia (AP) — Nagorno-Karabakh says its forces have killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an operation to recover the bodies of three helicopter crew members whose craft was shot down by Azerbaijan this month.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestArmeniaAzerbaijanEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 12:21:26 GMTScott 4 strokes behind at Australian Masters, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott moved in the right direction Saturday at the Australian Masters, shooting a 1-under 71 to pull to within four strokes of the lead as he attempts to win the tournament for the third consecutive year.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaSydneyOceania, 22 Nov 2014 08:49:35 GMTCongo's army hunts assailants after attack in east, Congo (AP) — A provincial governor says Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 10:58:06 GMTBlazers rout short-handed Bulls 105-87, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 21 points and nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead and beat the Chicago Bulls 105-87 on Friday night.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsMen's sports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupMen's basketballEventsBasketballProfessional basketballInternational basketballPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 06:20:43 GMTHighlights from report on Newtown school shooter highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingMental healthEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationHealth, 22 Nov 2014 05:56:51 GMTStrong quake in western China kills at least 1 (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsAccidentsGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 11:32:44 GMTPolish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender, Poland (AP) — Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.iOdditiesPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 07:26:52 GMTGOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations (AP) — The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIntelligence agenciesInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:49:07 GMTOfficial: Ferguson grand jury still meeting, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 07:02:29 GMTFlorida crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.MATT SEDENSKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeMelbourneFloridaArizonaWashingtonNevadaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 05:49:40 GMTPortuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.BARRY HATTONiBusinessGeneral newsArrestsFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 10:27:02 GMTWell-rested Warriors roll past Jazz, 101-88, Calif. (AP) — Andre Iguodala scored 17 points, Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors used a blistering start to beat the Utah Jazz 101-88 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 06:07:42 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Boston U 89-65, Ky. (AP) — After throwing waves of stifling defense at No. 5 Kansas, top-ranked Kentucky showed that it could shoot the ball just as well against Boston University.GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:05:35 GMTIraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 11:06:44 GMTAnalysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionImmigrationImpeachmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEventsNational electionsLegislationPolitical issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral news, 22 Nov 2014 08:59:14 GMTAfghan base attack kills 8 militants, 1 soldier, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitant groupsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:35 GMTActivist group: US-led Syria strikes kill over 900 (AP) — A prominent Syrian activist group monitoring its civil war says U.S.-led airstrikes in the country have killed over 900 people since September, many fighters of the militant Islamic State group, though some civilians as well.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsMilitant groupsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:59 GMTKenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestHijackingCrimeKenyaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 09:47:14 GMTObama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias' (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.JULIE PACEJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:56:18 GMTBiden calls on nations to focus on energy security (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool.DEB RIECHMANNiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCrimeaEuropeRussiaUkraineIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 Nov 2014 10:55:16 GMTEgypt to host major economic conference in March (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 09:57:40 GMTFlooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) — After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherFloodsAccidents and disastersAccidentsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 05:42:10 GMTQuotations in the News"In the days ahead, the people's house will rise to this challenge. We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk. ... He's damaging the presidency itself." — House Speaker John Boehner as Republicans struggled for a response on President Barack Obama's plan to reform immigration policy.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 22 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTGonzalez defends WBC flyweight title, Japan (AP) — Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.sSportsBoxingJapanYokohamaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:12 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 22 Nov 2014 08:44:56 GMTPolice: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killing (AP) — A single mother who vanished from western Colorado more than seven years ago led a double life as a paid escort with many unsavory clients, investigators say.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsKidnappingMissing personsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 08:27:25 GMTRating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry Trophies in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this time of year.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 08:02:39 GMTClock ticks down on Iran nuke talks' deadline (AP) — Three days ahead of deadline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to overcome deep obstacles to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsViennaIranAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:21 GMTGermany releases, deports convicted Russia spy (AP) — German authorities have released a woman convicted of spying for Russia and deported her after she served half of her prison sentence.GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsEspionageCrimeGermanyRussiaEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 Nov 2014 10:33:37 GMTSomalia's Al-Shabab says it killed 28 in Kenya, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 11:40:53 GMTCiganda gets tip from Olazabal and shares lead, Fla. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda needed help with her putting going into the final event of the LPGA Tour season.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsNaplesSpainUnited StatesFloridaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 09:00:35 GMTClassroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140M ANGELES (AP) — Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderEducation issuesEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 08:25:10 GMTPolice: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsHijackingWar and unrestCrimeKenyaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 07:24:30 GMTHundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion (AP) — London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests.iGeneral newsExplosionsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 22 Nov 2014 10:20:49 GMTCalm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decision, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 12:20:35 GMTSchneider helps Devils beat Oilers 2-0, Alberta (AP) — Cory Schneider made 29 saves in his second shutout of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyAlbertaEdmontonCanadaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 05:59:00 GMTAP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.LOLITA C. BALDORJULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 08:31:49 GMTNo. 14 Cal survives Hawaii rally 79-72 (AP) — Fourteenth-ranked Cal survived a late Hawaii rally, a hard takedown of Brittany Boyd and a pair of technical fouls to beat Hawaii 79-72 in the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsHawaiiCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 07:41:52 GMTOkafor has 16 to lead No. 4 Duke over Temple 74-54 YORK (AP) — Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little.TOM CANAVANsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:04:42 GMTStrong quake hits west China's Sichuan province (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 09:59:02 GMTNico Rosberg fastest in 3rd Abu Dhabi GP practice DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 11:37:32 GMTWindow washer falls onto car in San Francisco FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker who fell 11 stories from a San Francisco building onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street survived but was in critical condition.SUDHIN THANAWALAKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 08:30:26 GMTReport questions role of wealth in Lanza's care, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.PAT EATON-ROBBMICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingViolent crimeCrimeMental healthEventsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 05:55:34 GMTUK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — The British government says the first group of National Health Service volunteers has left for Sierra Leone, where they will work in Ebola treatment centers across the country.iGeneral newsHealthVolunteerismInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSocial affairsSierra LeoneFreetownWest AfricaUnited KingdomAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 10:22:48 GMT