FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Nov 2014 14:21:07 -0800Missouri governor reaches out to St. Louis clergy LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is reaching out to St. Louis-area clergy in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:37 GMTGovernor's book gets scrutiny in immigration suit (AP) — A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsImmigration policySubpoenasImmigrationGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:45 GMTMan sentenced in heroin death of Pickens' grandson WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man will serve four months in prison after acknowledging in a plea deal with North Texas prosecutors that he caused the death of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens' grandson by injecting him with heroin.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:30:10 GMTPentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure (AP) — Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration's Middle East crisis management.By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLegislatureMilitary leadershipForeign policyNational securityInternational relationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:23 GMTAlabama deputy, 3 teens killed in head-on crash, Ala. (AP) — A car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car, killing three teens and an Elmore County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:15 GMTSecurity breach eyed at US embassy in Yemen YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a potential security breach involving a corrupt U.S. embassy worker in Yemen who processed fraudulent visas that allowed several applicants to enter the United States, according to court papers filed in New York City.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsEmbassiesPassports and visasFraud and false statementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleCrimeYemenUnited StatesNew York CityMiddle EastNorth AmericaNew York, 24 Nov 2014 21:31:04 GMTBills vs Jets a hot ticket in Detroit (AP) — Die-hard fans of the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets might be hard to come by in the hometown of the Detroit Lions. But there's certainly no shortage of fans of free tickets to an Empire State matchup in the Motor City.By JEFF KAROUBsSportsFootballProfessional footballDetroitNew YorkMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:19:52 GMTReview: Turmoil helps AC/DC shine on new album "Rock or Bust" (Columbia Records)By WAYNE PARRYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 21:28:27 GMTIran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July (AP) — A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what a decade of negotiations have failed to do — limit Tehran's ability to make a nuclear weapon.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranUnited StatesViennaMiddle EastNorth AmericaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 21:36:53 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 24 Nov 2014 22:13:12 GMTCruise ship passenger lost overboard off Sydney (AP) — An air search is underway for an 84-year-old passenger who has gone overboard from a cruise ship east of Sydney.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaSydneyOceania, 24 Nov 2014 21:36:40 GMTEgyptian leader meets pope, Italian premier CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the Egyptian president exchanged warm greetings during a private meeting Monday in which the pontiff emphasized Egypt's role in establishing peace in the Middle East.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityItalyEgyptEuropeMiddle EastWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 21:42:52 GMTAcademics vote to be forum on Israel boycotts (AP) — A key U.S. organization of Middle East scholars voted Monday to protect the rights of members who support a longstanding Palestinian call for academic boycotts of Israeli institutions but stopped short of taking a stand for or against such activities.By STEVEN R. HURSTwGovernment and politicsHigher educationBoycottsEducationSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelJerusalemMiddle EastGaza StripUnited StatesPalestinian territoriesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:34:14 GMTAttorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeState governmentsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:50:33 GMTNational Guard chief to lead emergency management (AP) — The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been reassigned to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January storm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.By KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:16:17 GMTLions Gate and Tesla are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:f, 24 Nov 2014 21:48:23 GMTContrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 24 Nov 2014 21:31:56 GMTFDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.By LINDA A. JOHNSONhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthUterine fibroidsMedical technologyCancerWomen's healthDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsTechnologySurgical proceduresNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:36:16 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did on Monday stocks closed higher Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth. Gains were led by the so-called consumer discretionary sector, which includes retailers like Coach, Urban Outfitters and Gap, ahead of the crucial holiday sales season. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 24 Nov 2014 21:51:02 GMTStranded sea turtles to be flown to Florida, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 200 endangered sea turtles that became stranded on Cape Cod will be airlifted to Florida.aGeneral newsTurtlesAnimalsReptilesMassachusettsFloridaQuincyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:53:39 GMTSon sought after woman run over, killed in Maine, Maine (AP) — Police say a man has run over and killed his mother in Maine and taken off, possibly out of state.aGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMaineBiddefordUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:40:21 GMTUS judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderOrganized crimeChicagoMexicoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Nov 2014 21:47:17 GMTTaylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.By STEVE REEDsSportsSports governanceViolenceMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:29:38 GMTMerck, Iowa firm sign Ebola vaccine licensing deal, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co., a top creator and seller of vaccines, has joined the fight against Ebola, the often-fatal hemorrhagic virus that's been ravaging parts of West Africa for months.By LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessImmunizationsMedical researchPublic healthBiologyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesContracts and ordersCorporate newsScienceNew JerseyUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 20:57:03 GMTVeteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.By WILL LESTERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNewspapersSchool guidance counselingJournalismObituariesCampaignsNews mediaJournalistsMediaEducationSocial affairsElectionsProfessional footballFootballSportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:04:23 GMTRussia gets greater control over Black Sea region (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsInternational agreementsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsEconomyWar and unrestBusinessGeorgiaRussiaMoscowCrimeaUnited StatesBlack SeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraineNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:01:12 GMTPope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit, France (AP) — Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech about Europe on Tuesday, likely to focus on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.iGeneral newsChristianityImmigrationReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 21:27:19 GMTBeckham thought during 1-hand grab: just catch it RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball.By TOM CANAVANsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:08:02 GMTTeens punished for prank on autistic classmate (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.aGeneral newsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthChild and teen healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:57:51 GMTLost hummingbird gets lift from St. Paul to Texas PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A rufous hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:33:26 GMTFlorida 'warning shot' case ends in plea deal, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand your ground" law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon.By DEREK KINNERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeGun politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaJacksonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:50 GMTGuitarist: Leon Russell band's instruments stolen ANTONIO (AP) — A guitarist in Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell's band says San Antonio police are investigating the theft of about $4,000 worth of instruments from the group's tour bus.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentTheftCrimeGeneral newsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:56 GMTGlass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesDefense policyGovernment transitions2003-11 Iraq WarMilitary leadershipNational securityPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyNational governmentsEventsWar and unrestUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:27 GMTKerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey.By JOHN ROGERSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 21:19:34 GMTUS Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.By JOE MANDAKaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionCorporate officesSports businessCorporate newsMaterials industryIndustriesProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPittsburghUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:04:19 GMTKey figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfrican-AmericansState governmentsTheftGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:54:19 GMTUS stocks inch further into record territory YORK (AP) — The stock market stayed at record levels on Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus measures from the world's central banks would help revive global economic growth.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyCommodity marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPersonal spendingPersonal financeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesEuropeUnited StatesChinaEast AsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 21:37:58 GMTNews Corp. invests in India real estate website YORK (AP) — News Corp. says it has invested in a real estate website in India as it tries to grow its digital business.By The Associated PresshtBusinessTechnologyOnline news mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOnline mediaMediaNews mediaProfessional servicesIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 22:09:37 GMT1 of 3 victims from FSU shooting is paralyzed, Fla. (AP) — In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday.By GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLibrariesCrimeEducationSocial affairsTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:38:46 GMTAnswers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:32:06 GMTPolice: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear' (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.By JOHN P. COYNE and KANTELE FRANKOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:23:57 GMTGeorgia replaces emergency management chief (AP) — The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been reassigned to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January storm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.By KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsEmergency managementWinter weatherGovernment and politicsWeatherGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:18:30 GMTHonda admits failing to report deaths, injuries (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral news, 24 Nov 2014 21:55:42 GMT2 teenage victims named in Cleveland home shooting (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two teenagers killed in shootings at a Cleveland home where a pregnant woman and her fetus also were killed.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:55:15 GMTObama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes (AP) — Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNobel PrizesEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:01:10 GMTSalmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts (AP) — Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksFood safetyPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:14:35 GMTGOP wisdom shifts on immigration RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVINfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityHispanicsElectionsImmigration policyState governmentsImmigrationPolitical partiesBorder securityNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:09:21 GMTPolice: Manziel's entourage attacked fan at hotel (AP) — A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.By TOM WITHERSsSportsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootball, 24 Nov 2014 21:23:06 GMTSyrian on hunger strike outside Greek parliament, Greece (AP) — More than 200 Syrian civil war refugees started a hunger strike Monday in front of Greece's Parliament, urging the government to grant them temporary working and residence rights.By DEREK GATOPOULOSiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestChristianityReligionGreeceTurkeyAthensSyriaMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 21:17:12 GMTTimeline of events after death of Michael Brown, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:01:31 GMT