FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Nov 2014 20:21:30 -0800More on the snow: snowbound band, football effects storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm at a glance:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherNew YorkLake ErieMichiganBuffaloLake OntarioDetroitAlaskaTorontoMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadaQuebec, 21 Nov 2014 02:44:34 GMTHow the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of employers on the health insurance market was conducted Aug. 19 to Oct. 8, 2014, among a random sample of 1,061 employers with at least three full-time or part-time employees. The survey was conducted with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHealthEmployee benefitsPersonnel, 21 Nov 2014 02:36:33 GMTMalaysian officer in New Zealand pleads not guilty, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges Friday.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew ZealandWellingtonOceaniaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 02:42:58 GMTReaction to the president's immigration plan"I think the president will come to regret the chapter history writes if he does move forward. Because the plan he's presenting is more than just, as the president himself has acknowledged, an overreach — it's also unfair." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureSeparation of powersSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issues, 21 Nov 2014 02:56:30 GMTNo. 12 Louisville routs Belmont, 95-35, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Mariya Moore scored 17 points, her average through her first three college games, and led five players in double figure scoring as No. 12 Louisville routed Belmont, 95-35 on Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:49:55 GMTSenators get no clear answers on air bag safety (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.TOM KRISHERMARCY GORDONhtBusinessGeneral newsLegislature hearingsLegislatureGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:15:56 GMTIndiana rallies past No. 22 SMU 74-68, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. scored 26 points and Indiana used a big run in the second half to get past No. 22 SMU 74-68 on Thursday.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsBloomingtonIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:34:27 GMTThai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.iGeneral newsOdditiesNewspapersArmed forcesGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 04:04:19 GMTReview: 'A Delicate Balance' still a bracing brew YORK (AP) — Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" has their work cut out for them.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 21 Nov 2014 03:01:19 GMTFACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama made some notable omissions Thursday night in his remarks about the unilateral actions he's taking on immigration.ALICIA A. CALDWELLERICA WERNERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:08 GMTNo. 12 Kansas State beats West Virginia 26-20, W.Va. (AP) — Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night.JOHN RABYsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKansasWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:11:48 GMTEmotions rise as people hear immigration plan of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about five million people.The Associated PressaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationState governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCaliforniaNew York CityFresnoArizonaOregonTexasUtahNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 03:08:46 GMTChinese scholar's separatism conviction upheld (AP) — A court has upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.iGeneral newsRace and ethnicitySocial issuesSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 04:16:27 GMTFinau shoots 63 for Callaway Invitational lead BEACH, Calif. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau shot a 9-under 63 at Del Monte and had a two-stroke lead over Billy Andrade and Lee Janzen of the Champions Tour after Thursday's opening round of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.sSportsGolfMen's golfWomen's golfMen's sportsWomen's sports, 21 Nov 2014 02:49:14 GMTEmployers decry 'break' in West Coast port talks ANGELES (AP) — Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn Thursday, as the union insisted on "small table" talks while employers decried the "extended break."aBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 21 Nov 2014 02:38:49 GMTJapan's lower house dissolved for snap election (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament, paving the way for a general election next month.iBusinessGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 04:17:53 GMTTatar's 2 goals lift Red Wings to win over Jets, Manitoba (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored two goals and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:13:13 GMTZucker's late goal lifts Wild past Flyers, 3-2 (AP) — Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.AARON BRACYsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:06:17 GMTElderly S. Korean gets 20 years in jail for arson, South Korea (AP) — An elderly dementia patient in South Korea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for setting a fire at a hospital for the elderly that killed 22 people.iGeneral newsArsonFiresCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 03:43:02 GMTDoes Obama have authority for immigration changes? (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaTexasNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:21:50 GMTWilliams leads UNC to 45-20 rout of No. 25 Duke, N.C. (AP) — Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night.JOEDY McCREARYsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:13:46 GMTBills' home game against Jets relocated to Detroit, N.Y. (AP) — Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.JOHN WAWROWaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsWinter weatherProfessional footballFootballWeatherBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:33:05 GMTJapan's prime minister dissolves lower house of parliament, paving way for December election. (AP) — Japan's prime minister dissolves lower house of parliament, paving way for December election.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 04:15:19 GMTObama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyElectionsLegislatureLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 02:22:53 GMTFlorida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.MATT SEDENSKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeComedy performanceCrimeFloridaPhiladelphiaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNevada, 21 Nov 2014 04:17:26 GMTIndian guru in deadly standoff due in court DELHI (AP) — An Indian guru at the center of a deadly standoff with police was set to appear in court Friday after he was arrested at his sprawling ashram for refusing to answer murder charges.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 03:49:45 GMTFlorida State shooter was well-liked but troubled, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.BRENDAN FARRINGTONGARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsViolent crimeState governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsFloridaTallahasseeNew MexicoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:54:14 GMTSenators score 3 in 2nd period, beat Predators 3-2 (AP) — Bobby Ryan, Alex Chiasson and Jared Cowen all scored in the second period, Robin Lehner stopped 33 shots, and the Ottawa Sentors beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:00:44 GMTVan Riemsdyk nets 2 goals, Leafs top Lightning 5-2 (AP) — James van Riemsdyk scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a much-needed 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:58:40 GMTAsia stocks dulled by weak economic reports, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Friday as positive economic news from the U.S. was tempered by weakness in Europe, China and Japan.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsSouth KoreaChinaJapanSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:46:24 GMTNAACP blasts speaker-elect's racial comments, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-Sparks NAACP called on Republicans in the Nevada Assembly on Thursday to reconsider their recent choice of Assemblyman Ira Hansen to serve as speaker in 2015, saying the Sparks conservative has demonstrated a long history of racial insensitivity and bigotry.SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:17:12 GMTMet Opera ends season with $22 million deficit YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politics, 21 Nov 2014 03:16:45 GMTWoman watches as Obama tells her story in speech VEGAS (AP) — Astrid Silva didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it Thursday night.KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:15:39 GMTRoofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:32:13 GMTClippers grab big early lead, roll by Heat 110-93 (AP) — Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists, Blake Griffin added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time in taking control on the way to a 110-93 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMiamiOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:45:34 GMT5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney ORLEANS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy driving his parents and siblings on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.CAIN BURDEAUJAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsSchool administrationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsTexasTerrellLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:45:07 GMTKelsey Grammer's daughter is Miss Golden Globe ANGELES (AP) — Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityGolden Globe AwardsEventsAward shows, 21 Nov 2014 02:35:03 GMTPacioretty's 2 goals lift Canadiens over Blues 4-1 (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored twice, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:52:05 GMTNo. 10 Texas beats Iowa 71-57 in 2K Classic semis YORK (AP) — Jonathan Holmes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, Isaiah Taylor added 15 and No. 10 Texas beat Iowa 71-57 on Thursday night in the 2K Classic.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaTexasNew YorkSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:21:13 GMTUnion: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:47:17 GMTRaiders lead Chiefs 17-10 after 3 quarters, Calif. (AP) — Latavius Murray scored on runs of 11 and 90 yards for Oakland for the first two rushing touchdowns of the season against Kansas City, and the winless Raiders led the Chiefs 17-10 after three quarters on Thursday night.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional footballFootballMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:49:12 GMTMexicans angry about 43 missing students protest CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution.MARK STEVENSONCHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGangsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 02:58:26 GMTCalifornia tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.LISA LEFFaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeGovernment and politicsSmall businessHigher educationEducation costsEducationStudent financesState governmentsSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 04:17:51 GMTImmigration watchers gather to watch Obama speech VEGAS (AP) — Astrid Silva says she didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it in his anticipated speech.KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsLas VegasUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:20:21 GMTRaiders lead Chiefs 14-3 at halftime, Calif. (AP) — Latavius Murray scored on runs of 11 and 90 yards for Oakland for the first two rushing touchdowns of the season against Kansas City, and the winless Raiders led the Chiefs 14-3 at halftime on Thursday.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional footballFootballMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:56:40 GMTGay couples exchange vows in Montana after ruling, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.MATTHEW BROWNLISA BAUMANNaGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsNational governmentsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessMontanaHelenaUnited StatesBillingsSouth CarolinaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:04:20 GMTMississippi State drops No. 17 West Virginia 74-61, Miss. (AP) — Freshman Victoria Vivians scored 26 points and sophomore Ketara Chapel had 19 with 11 rebounds, all career-highs, as Mississippi State upended No. 17 West Virginia 74-61 in the semifinals of the Preseason NIT on Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMississippiVirginiaStarkvilleWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:56:24 GMTChinese journalist tried on state secrets charge (AP) — A veteran journalist who is one of the best-known intellectuals to have been imprisoned for supporting the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests went on trial Friday in closed-door proceedings in Beijing on new accusations of leaking state secrets.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsJournalistsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestNews mediaMediaChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 03:55:35 GMTExplosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesLouisianaGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 03:50:47 GMTAngry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution.MARK STEVENSONCHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGangsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 03:46:45 GMT