FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:38:42 -08:00Impeached South Korean president apologizes to nation for "negligence"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c57460353744aa296b227a231200be4Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:41:42 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Impeached South Korean president apologizes to nation for "negligence"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c57460353744aa296b227a231200be4Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9c4678d64364555b04853cdc505f0dbFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:42:58 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina say they plan to play Dylann Roof's recorded confession during his federal death penalty trial in the Charleston church shootings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9c4678d64364555b04853cdc505f0dbGroup works to reunite pets, owners after Tennessee fireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01a02984e62f4bc5a48a57efe021a1daFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:38:03 GMTGATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In the emergency evacuations ahead of fast-spreading wildfires out of the Great Smoky Mountains last week, scores of pets were separated from their owners.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01a02984e62f4bc5a48a57efe021a1daFirefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection recordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f640e3ffc048c99928a6f7375e3daeFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:24:37 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f640e3ffc048c99928a6f7375e3daeThe Latest: S. Korea says no change in policy toward Northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8990627693c43ceaea45fe5a74e1b4fFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:55:38 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8990627693c43ceaea45fe5a74e1b4fReno school boss praises quick police response in shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3012d174bd70466a8586d46a6e9c2166Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:11:07 GMTRENO, Nev. (AP) — The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police response that she says helped avert what could have been a much more dangerous situation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3012d174bd70466a8586d46a6e9c2166Police: Gunbattle in Kashmir ends; 2 suspected rebels killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/981e7c4cc79f4b3492bd644f00441f01Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:28:05 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — A 42-hour gunbattle ended in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday after two suspected rebels were killed in the fighting, which triggered massive anti-India protests in the disputed region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/981e7c4cc79f4b3492bd644f00441f01Trump praises Michigan GOP while weighing RNC chairman callhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f0df62c45b43868b2e3b6ae596a520Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:05:52 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump may have more than just his gratitude to offer in Michigan when he visits the state that capped his stunning presidential victory last month. Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is a leading contender for the Republican National Committee's chairmanship.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f0df62c45b43868b2e3b6ae596a520Buzz Aldrin leaves New Zealand after South Pole evacuationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8994aa4b3742b6bb38a9f6989bfdfcFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:46:30 GMTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital on Friday and appeared to be heading home, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8994aa4b3742b6bb38a9f6989bfdfcRight to the end, Trump campaign spent less than Clinton'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8892b6ba60342c48005385e381703ccFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:09:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports filed Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8892b6ba60342c48005385e381703ccJapan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cb6cb1fa04747e4a227885bb26461e4Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:55:27 GMTTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel says an estimate of the total costs to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning costs expected to continue to rise.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cb6cb1fa04747e4a227885bb26461e4Judges to deliver verdicts in Wilders hate speech trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/605cdd49dac744cf989c63fd19bc4307Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:53:09 GMTAMSTERDAM (AP) — Judges are set to deliver their verdicts in the politically charged hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/605cdd49dac744cf989c63fd19bc4307Trump mobilizing Louisiana Republicans in final Senate racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f33766fa4b248f3a81826cea29a2d47Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:07:38 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Tending to party politics, President-elect Donald Trump is rallying supporters in Louisiana on Friday ahead of the state's Senate runoff election, aiming to pad the Republican majority he will inherit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f33766fa4b248f3a81826cea29a2d47Iconic 'Sentinel' hoodoo ends its watch over Bryce Canyonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d1e3e7c53c94ffba63a32b7429afafdFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:58:25 GMTBRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Bryce Canyon National Park officials say the iconic hoodoo known as "The Sentinel" has ended its watch.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d1e3e7c53c94ffba63a32b7429afafdGatlinburg, Smoky Mountains to reopen after fatal wildfireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d01ece00004466ea9645f78a0c02f5fFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:26:58 GMTGATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are reopening to the public Friday after wildfires that caused 14 deaths and damaged about 2,500 buildings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d01ece00004466ea9645f78a0c02f5fFormer neo-Nazis behind Germany's successful far-right rehabhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d021ae3aa53c4d38bb54c6d118236929Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:26:19 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Felix Benneckenstein was a rising star on Germany's far-right scene, a young songwriter whose rousing guitar anthems made white nationalism sound romantic and rebellious.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d021ae3aa53c4d38bb54c6d118236929German central bank ups growth forecast for 2016, 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5842e65cac8446e935cd1e187c3c04bFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:10:37 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank has increased its growth forecast this year and next for the country's economy, Europe's biggest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5842e65cac8446e935cd1e187c3c04bThe Latest: South Korean prime minister to address nationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70a9a0b2d3674ed5a9d5e11d523fc2dbFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:24:25 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70a9a0b2d3674ed5a9d5e11d523fc2dbHong Kong's leader says he won't run for another termhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/617487dc8fda4a97a9c87beac62d881dFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:10:44 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, says he won't run again for the job after his current term ends next year, citing unspecified family reasons.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/617487dc8fda4a97a9c87beac62d881dSyrian troops shell crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c9f253c417453b9c9aeee39b1d7c4cFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:11:29 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo on Friday despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held districts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c9f253c417453b9c9aeee39b1d7c4cS. Korea's interim leader was Park defender; powers unclearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0340db582bfb40a58fee5d0b1983959fFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:33:18 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The man who takes over as government caretaker in the wake of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment is seen by critics as a stiff and uncompromising defender of the fallen leader.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0340db582bfb40a58fee5d0b1983959fOfficer slayings 'wreaked havoc' on rural Georgia communityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/093a37fb747b40928955f1d5627384a2Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:11:29 GMTWhat started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance erupted in violence as two responding officers were struck by deadly gunfire — leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/093a37fb747b40928955f1d5627384a2Coal-state Dems threaten gov't shutdown over aid for minershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f3d1874951242d8a373a72a7799679cFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:07:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hours to a government shutdown, coal-state Senate Democrats blocked swift action on a stopgap spending bill over benefits for retired miners and pressed President-elect Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed coal champion, to intervene with Republicans.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f3d1874951242d8a373a72a7799679cHong Kong leader Leung says he won't run for another termhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ddf9d34edc049fdbce0da8b02189577Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:02:05 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's divisive Beijing-backed leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, said Friday he won't run again for the job after his current term ends next year, citing unspecified family reasons.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ddf9d34edc049fdbce0da8b02189577Key developments in South Korean presidential crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe316002802b4a929a0ecbb606568f7eFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:09:59 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday is a stunning fall for a leader who convincingly beat her liberal opponent in 2012 to become South Korea's first female president.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe316002802b4a929a0ecbb606568f7eCrews work to clear Ohio interstate of vehicle pileuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d78da6883e5477d90a1f975993e78efFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:31:53 GMTPAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say highway crews and law enforcement officers are working to clear an Ohio road where a chain reaction crash in snowy conditions caused a pileup of more than 50 vehicles.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d78da6883e5477d90a1f975993e78efPOW or criminal? Appeals court to hear Taliban fighter casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88a6077852d24ebc8dc6903e6a1322e0Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:46:47 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A fight over whether the U.S. government properly prosecuted a former Russian military tank commander convicted of leading a Taliban attack on American forces is heading to a federal appeals court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88a6077852d24ebc8dc6903e6a1322e0The Latest: South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/573555f650b64f938c690ef178d15da2Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:30:55 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/573555f650b64f938c690ef178d15da2When neo-Nazis have doubts, there's a number to callhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df1fe184f764e2eaa2a758615d539bdFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:03:20 GMTSCHLEIFE, Germany (AP) — Felix Benneckenstein was a rising star on Germany's far-right scene, a young songwriter whose rousing guitar anthems made white nationalism sound romantic and rebellious.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df1fe184f764e2eaa2a758615d539bdOfficials: Friendly fire from deputies killed police doghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c86c8df8d8a94ad885ed8f5684798b16Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:16:55 GMTDELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida say a police dog that died during a confrontation with an armed fugitive was actually shot by deputies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c86c8df8d8a94ad885ed8f5684798b16A look at the rise and fall of South Korea's presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/936c384ac7384e448d4cef7b062be59aFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:15:52 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who was impeached Friday, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the economic growth ushered in by her late dictator father decades ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/936c384ac7384e448d4cef7b062be59aThe Latest: Japan closely watching South Korean crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68f2252c39c742fb8a4d2c17d1a81110Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:42:34 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68f2252c39c742fb8a4d2c17d1a81110The Latest: SKorea ups military readiness after impeachmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/619c634e6ea24e3c8661b4f4aecbc0f4Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:02:52 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/619c634e6ea24e3c8661b4f4aecbc0f4Michigan's Peppers shocked to be Heisman Trophy finalisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/594a68d0a0a04c49a298fff93713398dFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:57:23 GMTANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers pressed a phone against his right cheek, head bowed, and swayed from side to side.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/594a68d0a0a04c49a298fff93713398dVoices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectiveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2e81f7dd0e343ada85531b97f8d9b90Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:28:18 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2e81f7dd0e343ada85531b97f8d9b90Alabama inmate coughs, heaves 13 minutes into executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe671ffe585d4e028723d19c0f97a4b7Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:47:38 GMTATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe671ffe585d4e028723d19c0f97a4b7Big business warns Trump against mass deportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bf09b55978c4a96972e1041a1b007b8Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:06:19 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hardline immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bf09b55978c4a96972e1041a1b007b8Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader Leung says he won't run again after term ends next year for family reasonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32e7eef6854e49f9802bf749f88fe32bFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:51:29 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader Leung says he won't run again after term ends next year for family reasons.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32e7eef6854e49f9802bf749f88fe32bRussia says over 8,000 civilians leave eastern Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1572619f06c2482ca6febc374742a33cFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:30:49 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has helped more than 8,000 civilians leave the rebel-controlled eastern part of Aleppo.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1572619f06c2482ca6febc374742a33cIraq prepares for new fight against post-Mosul IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23dbdca6819d4f88a005e97cb0bd2ad9Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:27:39 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — With the Islamic State group's "caliphate" seemingly nearing its downfall in Iraq, the country's security agencies are preparing for a different fight against the militants, shifting away from ground offensives to a focus on intelligence work, surgical airstrikes and a higher level of cooperation with the West.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23dbdca6819d4f88a005e97cb0bd2ad9S. Korea's president loses power, keeps title, house, salaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40fd6124d7534da685fec44373457c5cFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:38:11 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday means she has been stripped of power — but not the perks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40fd6124d7534da685fec44373457c5cThe Latest: Impeached S. Korean president apologizes againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d65ba0d06e84544aa2432b827505ffaFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:47:01 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d65ba0d06e84544aa2432b827505ffaThe Latest: SKorea's Park to meet Cabinet after impeachmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb7b67051f9e4bd3873d918c8617432fFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:42:42 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb7b67051f9e4bd3873d918c8617432fNew coalition will push back on repeal of Obama health lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6a322df80924b4fa340da263ae0264cFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:06:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6a322df80924b4fa340da263ae0264cSouth Korean president is impeached in stunning fallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f0f4f6ede704aa18c3275e149f123baFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:18:09 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f0f4f6ede704aa18c3275e149f123baMonths after brother died at Pulse, sister reopens his salonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89496acde139427b853834124d9b8e13Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:56:43 GMTORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Six months after her brother and his longtime partner were killed in Orlando's gay nightclub massacre, Jessica Silva is re-opening the couple's beauty salon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89496acde139427b853834124d9b8e13Norwegian Refugee Council staffer detained in South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/811c1e2ced734e2191972ba903491cffFri, 09 Dec 2016 09:13:00 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Refugee Council says one of its staffers in South Sudan has been detained by the East African country's National Security Service.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/811c1e2ced734e2191972ba903491cffClinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74bbd62ef3784df6b9aaabbd0e279540Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:20:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" in her first speech since losing the presidential election last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74bbd62ef3784df6b9aaabbd0e279540Indonesia president visits quake survivors, vows to rebuildhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c591d3e17c5495fa81ac3acacb0ae66Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:39:10 GMTTRINGGADING, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president traveled Friday to areas of Aceh province devastated by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, as estimates of the number of displaced people swelled, and vowed that torn-apart communities would be rebuilt.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c591d3e17c5495fa81ac3acacb0ae66Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Laborhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65b757b4cadf46cfb46bd22bebe4565dFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:08:45 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65b757b4cadf46cfb46bd22bebe4565d