FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 00:12:06 -0800No. 21 West Virginia beats VMI 103-72, W.Va. (AP) — Freshman reserve Jevon Carter is making the tough transition from hard work in practice to solid performance in games for No. 21 West Virginia.By JOHN RABYaGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaWest VirginiaCharlestonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:06:54 GMTThunder knock off Jazz, end six-game skid CITY (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a six-game skid with a 97-82 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 03:47:52 GMTGreen scores 24, Suns beat Nuggets 120-112 (AP) — Gerald Green scored 24 points and Eric Bledsoe had 21, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 120-112 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:49:13 GMTJapan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.By TONG-HYUNG KIMiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaJapanSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 07:27:59 GMTHoliday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysLeisure travelStormsOccasionsWeatherNew JerseyHagerstownAtlantaMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 27 Nov 2014 04:36:03 GMTPresidents pick up the check for their meals (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwPersonal financeGovernment and politicsBusinessHolidaysLegislatureOccasionsLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:03:43 GMTToyota recalls more cars for air bag problems (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and officials are investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.htBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:55:25 GMTBucks wear down Timberwolves to improve to 9-7 (AP) — Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker didn't exactly deliver the instant-classic game that fellow rookie Zach LaVine predicted for the first regular-season matchup between the top two picks from the June draft.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:38:01 GMTColts put in extra time to prepare for McCoy (AP) — Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and cornerback Darius Butler started this week preparing to face Robert Griffin III.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 07:54:44 GMTHarden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89 (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 102-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:58:30 GMTComeau's hat trick lifts Penguins over Toronto 4-3 (AP) — Blake Comeau completed his second career hat trick with a slap shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:07 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Nov 2014 03:55:42 GMTTavares OT goal gives Isles 3-2 win over Caps, N.Y. (AP) — Islanders captain John Tavares had the puck on his stick late in overtime, hesitated to force Washington defenseman Karl Alzner out of position, then whipped the puck past goaltender Braden Holtby as New York won another nail-biter.By ALLAN KREDAsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:37:57 GMTBickell lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche, 3-2 (AP) — Bryan Bickell scored late in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks overcame strong goaltending from Calvin Pickard to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:08:50 GMTCallahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsFloridaTampaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Nov 2014 04:56:40 GMTHeart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsLiberalismElectionsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMTAustralian batsman Hughes dies after head knock (AP) — Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck on the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.By DENNIS PASSAiGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesCricketAccidents and disastersAthlete healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAustraliaSydneySouth AfricaSouth AsiaOceaniaSouthern AfricaAfricaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:41:40 GMTAfghan suicide attack targets British embassy car, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:53:14 GMTThanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:15:47 GMTStreaking Grizzlies hold off Lakers 99-93 ANGELES (AP) — Mike Conley thinks the Memphis Grizzlies are atop the NBA standings because they've been consistent and determined each night, no matter whether they're playing title contenders or the Los Angeles Lakers.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:57:59 GMTMan who fell from ceiling naked held without bail (AP) — A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 04:38:07 GMTIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.By FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsCrimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:19:23 GMTProtesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArsonArrestsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 07:10:07 GMTAfghan attack targets British embassy car, 5 dead, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others, officials said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 07:21:14 GMTNo. 2 Wisconsin easily gets past UAB, 72-43 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The whistle blew and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan immediately went into action, thrusting his arms straight up in protest of what he thought was an erroneous call.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:32:49 GMTIndia: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists DELHI (AP) — An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports said Thursday.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 08:00:56 GMTAfghan police: Suicide attack hits foreign convoy, Afghanistan (AP) — A police officer in the Afghan capital says a suicide attacker has targeted a convoy of foreign vehicles on a main road in eastern Kabul.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 06:21:34 GMTChandler rules old team as Mavs top Knicks 109-102 (AP) — Tyson Chandler set season highs with 17 points and 25 rebounds against his former team Wednesday night, helping the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-102 overtime victory against the New York Knicks, who were missing Carmelo Anthony.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthNew YorkTexasDallasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:04:45 GMTSome in US illegally could get retirement benefits (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment-funded health insuranceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:02:40 GMTPhilippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter.By TERESA CEROJANOiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthAgricultural sector performanceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 04:42:34 GMTShip with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast, Greece (AP) — Officials say a broken-down smuggling ship carrying 700 men, women and children trying to emigrate to Europe has been safely towed to just off the southern Greek island of Crete.iGeneral newsGreeceCreteWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 06:54:57 GMTSouth Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaNepalPakistanAsia, 27 Nov 2014 04:45:23 GMTSouth Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.iGeneral newsInternational relationsFreedom of the pressCrimeDiplomacyJournalistsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth KoreaJapanSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 05:27:52 GMTNo. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona's first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:49:55 GMTGeorgetown escapes No. 18 Florida, 66-65 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera made a jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to give Georgetown a 66-65 victory over No. 18 Florida on Wednesday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballFloridaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:04:55 GMTWith incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings.By RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsSyriaIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:01:04 GMTCosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsTabloidsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentLaw and orderMediaPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:47 GMTWiltjer leads No. 10 Gonzaga past Georgia YORK (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer found a lot more room than he expected down low at Madison Square Garden.By MICHAEL SCOTTOsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:08:35 GMTFamily: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 06:43:11 GMTKilling of Guatemalan hunter likely to go unsolved, Guatemala (AP) — Jose Miguel Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. The 19-year-old's body was dumped by a stream near the property line, a bullet hole above his left eye.By KATHERINE CORCORAN and SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsCrimeAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesGuatemalaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 05:07:58 GMTSpurs beat Pacers 106-100 without Popovich ANTONIO (AP) — With Gregg Popovich resting after a medical procedure, Manu Ginobili had a throwback game while playing under former coach Ettore Messina for the first time in 13 years.sSportsAthlete injuriesCoachingMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan AntonioEuropeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:39:26 GMTSuspected rebels kill 1 Indian soldier in Kashmir, India (AP) — The Indian army says a group of heavily armed suspected militants have killed at least one soldier and wounded three others in the latest fighting in the Indian portion of Kashmir.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 07:26:03 GMTAsian shares meander as China data disappoints (AP) — Asian shares meandered Thursday as data showed a drop in Chinese industrial profits, but expectations for further stimulus moves from China and Europe helped to limit losses.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaJapanEast AsiaAustraliaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaOceaniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:35:41 GMTIconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe (AP) — A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campaign, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft body said Thursday.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 04:51:07 GMTWildcats beat Aztecs 61-59 for Maui title, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday night for its second Maui Invitational title.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:57:51 GMTHong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 03:57:49 GMTPrivate firms filling Latin America's security gap CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release.By KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoVenezuelaLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemalaSan SalvadorGuatemala CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaSouth AmericaEl Salvador, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:25 GMTEx-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.By ROB GILLIESiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsRadio programsLaw and orderCrimeEntertainmentCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 27 Nov 2014 06:19:05 GMTGeneral strike shuts down services across Greece, Greece (AP) — A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsLabor issuesTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 07:54:42 GMTChina hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days (AP) — At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 05:44:48 GMTFerguson residents clean up, hope for calm night, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 05:23:32 GMT