FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 00:32:04 -0800Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsHealthMultiple sclerosisHuman rights and civil libertiesHeadachesHealth care policyHealth care reformProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 08:05:13 GMTChalmers leads Australian Open; McIlroy shares 2nd (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSydneyAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:50 GMTFournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17 STATION, Texas (AP) — When Leonard Fournette barreled over a Texas A&M defender and scored in the second quarter, the Aggies had to know it was going to be a long night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 05:19:52 GMTForsberg, Rinne lead Preds over Oilers 1-0 in OT, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.By JIM DIAMONDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNashvilleEdmontonTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 28 Nov 2014 04:04:19 GMTVolcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.iGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMTSeahawks lead 49ers 16-3 after third quarter CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Hauschka kicked his third goal of the game for Seattle and Phil Dawson put San Francisco on the board with a 40-yard field goal, and the Seahawks led the 49ers 16-3 after the third quarter Thursday night.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 03:59:32 GMTGinsburg back at home, expected at court next week (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAgricultureIndustriesBusiness, 28 Nov 2014 02:10:37 GMTMexico president announces anti-crime crackdown CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionCrimeGangsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPoliceViolent crimePolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 03:58:57 GMTVisitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaFood and drinkGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysCarnivalsOccasionsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 03:09:51 GMTJustice sent home after heart stent implanted (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsElectionsLiberalismLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsNational electionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMTAsian energy shares slide after OPEC decision KONG (AP) — Crude oil and Asian energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of economic data releases but other regional indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 05:29:00 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's polices (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyHigher educationGovernment programsEducation costsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyEducationUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaUtahNevadaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMTHuskies beat Spartans 78-56 in Wooden opener, Calif. (AP) — Donaven Dorsey scored 17 points and Robert Upshaw tied his own school record with seven blocked shots, powering Washington to a 78-56 rout of San Jose State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy tournament.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 06:40:39 GMTEagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Nov 2014 02:34:24 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsChristianityIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:40 GMTToday in History is Friday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2014. There are 33 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationUnited StatesSt. LouisEast AsiaMissouriNew YorkNorth AmericaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:01 GMTNamibia votes in election favoring ruling party (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational electionsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical organizationsNamibiaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 06:32:42 GMTIndonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted in 2002 bombing, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhilippinesManilaIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 04:24:59 GMTScott shoots 66 to move up at Australian Open (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 Friday to put himself back in contention at the Australian Open after starting the round in danger of missing the cut.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 02:57:18 GMTQuotations in the News"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highland 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, 28 Nov 2014 05:07:40 GMTPele says 'nothing serious' with him PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSoccerMen's soccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:11 GMTSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: "I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game."By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 06:04:01 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituaries, 28 Nov 2014 05:51:37 GMTEvangelicals with gay children challenging church and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.By RACHEL ZOLLaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityReligious educationParentingRelationshipsMarriageReligionSocial affairsEducationReligious issuesSocial issuesLifestyleCouplesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil liberties, 28 Nov 2014 05:01:00 GMTEnergy revolution spells doom for German village, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.By JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUtilitiesCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 07:35:19 GMTSouthern Democrats urge a return to party basics (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomic policyPolitical partiesState legislatureState governmentsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:23 GMTChalmers takes 2nd-round lead at Australian Open (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66 while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 07:16:30 GMTNo. 5 Carolina rolls past No. 22 UCLA, 78-56 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams walked into the postgame interview room and immediately rearranged the place cards that signified where Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson would sit.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaBahamasJacksonBirminghamUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanTennesseeAlabama, 28 Nov 2014 04:34:25 GMTIndia believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 Indian citizens abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi town of Mosul are alive.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeGovernment and politicsIndiaIraqSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 08:16:07 GMTBoykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10, Texas (AP) — TCU took the field on Thanksgiving night determined to send a message to the rest of college football.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 05:27:53 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves' (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 06:17:21 GMTSeahawks lead 49ers 13-0 at halftime CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Hauschka kicked two second-quarter field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks led the San Francisco 49ers 13-0 at halftime Thursday night.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 03:07:53 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggage YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.aBusinessGeneral newsDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 02:53:50 GMTViolence in China continued despite crackdown (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityWar and unrestViolenceTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:42 GMTLions begin crucial homestand with win over Bears (AP) — The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:28:50 GMTStorm cuts power, lifts roofs in Australian city, Australia (AP) — Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, was lashed by its worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people, officials said.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 02:36:55 GMTAustralia out of step with new climate momentum, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.By ROD McGUIRKiBusinessGeneral newsScienceSummitsEnvironmental policyDiplomacyClimateG-20 SummitEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsEconomyCoral reefsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEventsAir qualityEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsAustraliaLimaParisUnited StatesCanberraOceaniaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanFranceWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 06:35:49 GMTFerguson gives thanks after a quiet night, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsVandalismCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:28 GMTSeahawks lead 49ers 7-0 after 1st quarter CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman intercepted Colin Kaepernick's deep third-down pass on the right sideline to help set up Russell Wilson's 13-yard touchdown pass to Robert Turbin, and the Seattle Seahawks led the San Francisco 49ers after one quarter Thursday night.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 02:15:50 GMTNo. 18 Florida holds off UAB, 56-47 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michael Frazier scored 14 points, Chris Chiozza added 13 points, and No. 18 Florida survived another rough offensive night to beat Alabama-Birmingham 56-47 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsFloridaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 04:47:35 GMTFerguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aBusinessGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:21:08 GMTOil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsJapanMalaysiaPhilippinesBeijingSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater China, 28 Nov 2014 07:11:17 GMTGrowers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.By SCOTT McFETRIDGEaBusinessGeneral newsPricesAgricultureHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEconomyIndustriesDes MoinesIowaMichiganOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:04 GMTJapan inflation eases, other data mixed in October (AP) — Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 02:12:41 GMT1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsOdditiesRecord setting eventsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleAustraliaCanberraOceania, 28 Nov 2014 03:51:21 GMTRebels push forward in southern Syria (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of powerBy BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestLocal governmentsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaDamascusIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:28 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in China (AP) — A leading human rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom stood trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaGuangzhouBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 08:29:34 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aGeneral newsVandalismProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 08:15:12 GMT