FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 17:36:19 -0800Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy', N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.By FRANK ELTMANtTravelLifestyleWinter weatherLeisure travelWeatherHolidaysAir travel disruptionsGeneral newsOccasionsTransportationNew YorkAlbanyHagerstownUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 27 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMTVideo: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:32:42 GMTPolice identify man found after Ferguson car fire, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.aGeneral newsCrimeFiresViolent crimeAccidents and disastersMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:46:55 GMTJudge frees alleged Islamic State recruit (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been released to the custody of his parents.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMinneapolisUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:03:04 GMTA burden further south, snow makes ski areas giddy, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the prospect of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm that is bringing early season skiers to the slopes and offering a promising start to the winter season.By WILSON RINGtTravelLifestyleWeatherWinter weatherGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureVermontMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 01:08:07 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 travelStormsWeatherCar rentalOccasionsPhiladelphiaNew YorkAnchorageAlbanyAlaskaHagerstownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 27 Nov 2014 00:21:45 GMTGifts for movie lovers that go beyond the box set ANGELES (AP) — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.By SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentLifestyleMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalMobile videoEventsMobile mediaMediaFilm festivals, 26 Nov 2014 23:49:27 GMT2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.aGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:41:31 GMTWeak consumer, business demand may slow US growth (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyHome salesLeading economic indicatorsReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:59:39 GMTSharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops YORK (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.By DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:16:52 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessEconomyHolidaysSeasonal jobsCommodity marketsOccasionsLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsCareersFinancial marketsStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomUnited StatesOhioWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:26:06 GMTHomeless man beaten to death in San Francisco FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they are looking for a group of "cowards" who beat a homeless man to death as he slept in an alley in downtown San Francisco.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:55:03 GMTHouston's Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick is getting a second chance to be Houston's quarterback on Sunday at Tennessee with Ryan Mallett out for the season with a chest injury.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:43:58 GMTFerguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 01:08:42 GMTGrand jury documents rife with inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:23:12 GMTArsenal in 15th straight Champions knockout round reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's soccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccer, 26 Nov 2014 23:59:11 GMTJudge puts Arizona 'revenge porn' law on hold (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday put a new Arizona law against "revenge porn" on hold after civil rights groups sued over constitutional grounds.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational courtsLegislatureState legislatureSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationState governmentsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:32 GMTCompany to give back wages to disabled workers, R.I. (AP) — An employment program agreed to give $300,000 in back wages to around 100 disabled workers for allegedly failing to pay overtime and the minimum wage, as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:29 GMTMissing woman found dead, stepfather charged, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeViolent crimeEastonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:51:17 GMTChristie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast.By JILL COLVINaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:14:55 GMTThanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelTravelOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 21:45:01 GMTVenezuela charges Maduro foe in alleged plot, Venezuela (AP) — An outspoken leader of Venezuela's opposition is being charged in what the government alleges was a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.By JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 01:03:57 GMTSinger John Mayer among 'Late Late Show' subs YORK (AP) — Singer John Mayer, filmmaker Judd Apatow and comic Drew Carey will be among the guest hosts that will fill in on CBS's "The Late Late Show" before new host James Corden takes over in March.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMusic, 26 Nov 2014 21:57:41 GMTAffidavit: 18-year-old left clues about Syria plan (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsSocial mediaIntelligence agenciesCrimeOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsIstanbulSyriaMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:45:52 GMTObama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsHolidaysLaw and orderOccasions, 26 Nov 2014 22:52:57 GMTAffidavit: Minn. man kept Syria travel plot secret (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsSocial mediaIntelligence agenciesCrimeOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsIstanbulSyriaMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:10 GMTCongo detains 6 UN peacekeepers, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the U.N. peacekeeping force on Wednesday after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage, the U.N. force said.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 23:49:21 GMTRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:47:13 GMTChristie partly blames Obama for national anxiety, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:37 GMT4 people shot at Pennsylvania mall barbershop, Pa. (AP) — Four people have been shot at an eastern Pennsylvania strip mall barbershop where another shooting happened a day earlier.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeReadingPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 01:10:41 GMTBrawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.aGeneral newsOdditiesCharity fundraisingMen's healthBeveragesFood and drinkLifestylePhilanthropySocial affairsHealthSheboyganWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:30:15 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 proceedingsTabloidsCrimeLaw and orderMediaPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:34:46 GMTAuthorities: Mom tried to put hit on daughter's ex, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for paying an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people.By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKIaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:14:27 GMTAP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.By RONALD BLUMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:57 GMTNew sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:28:47 GMTOkafor's 24 help No. 4 Duke rout Furman 93-54, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and No. 4 Duke routed Furman 93-54 on Wednesday night.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:54:50 GMTGroup reports uptick in Haiti cholera patients, Haiti (AP) — An international medical group says Haiti's health system still does not have the capacity to adequately treat cholera patients and its staff is seeing an uptick in cases.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 00:28:59 GMTImmigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan (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, 26 Nov 2014 23:16:18 GMTHumane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging, Alaska (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was found hanging from a tree with its throat slashed, the organization said Wednesday.By RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsAnimal welfareCrimeMammalsAnimalsSocial issuesSocial affairsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 01:04:20 GMTColombians protest ban on ride-share company Uber, Colombia (AP) — Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company.By JACOBO G. GARCIA and CESAR GARCIAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 23:48:22 GMTTom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 22:01:49 GMTButler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 22:03:32 GMTDefending champ McIlroy shoots opening 2-under 69 (AP) — Rory McIlroy's defense of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsSydneyAustraliaOceania, 27 Nov 2014 01:21:05 GMTIn Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 26 Nov 2014 23:39:07 GMTBoy's family: Cleveland officers reacted quickly (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun says police acted too quickly and his death could've been avoided.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:07:13 GMTMandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home' PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter.eArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:39:06 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsIndictmentsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:42 GMTAffidavit: Young man left clues about Syria plans (AP) — Investigators say a young Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group left inadvertent clues hinting at extremist leanings but his parents knew nothing of his plans.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:02:23 GMTEbola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedical researchImmunizationsScienceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLiberiaWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:32:41 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 demonstrationsArrestsArsonCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 01:21:26 GMT