FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 18:19:46 -0800Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsCanadaEuropeJapanUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 22:38:48 GMTNo. 12 Wildcats beat No. 13 Sun Devils 42-35, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 12 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on Friday.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:02:48 GMTNo. 17 Missouri beats Arkansas to take SEC East, Mo. (AP) — After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsSEC Football Championship GameCollege footballEventsCollege sportsFootballColumbiaMissouriArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:04:30 GMTPolice: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsPortsmouthNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:49 GMTNY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:56:39 GMTFormer 'Real World' cast member dies in Wisconsin, Wis. (AP) — Police say a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has died in Wisconsin.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentKenoshaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:57:24 GMTSon arrested after woman run over, killed in Maine, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his mother in Maine before fleeing nearly a week ago.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMaineBiddefordUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:08:30 GMTAir Force beats No. 21 Colorado State on late FG FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Will Conant connected on a 39-yard field goal as time expired after backup quarterback Nate Romine completed a long pass, helping Air Force upset No. 21 Colorado State 27-24 on Friday to snap the Rams' nine-game winning streak.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:39:10 GMTArkansas upends No. 17 Iowa 77-67 VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Brooks scored 24 points, Jessica Jackson added 22 and Arkansas pulled away from No. 17 Iowa 77-67 on Friday at the South Pointe Thanksgiving Shootout.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsArkansasIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:19 GMTCapitals beat streaking Islanders 5-2 (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal, Matt Niskanen had a goal and two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the streaking New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:00:36 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsCulturesHoliday shoppingLabor issuesCrimePolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingSocial affairsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsSocial issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaineNew YorkChicagoWisconsinMissouriMilwaukeeSt. LouisKansasColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Nov 2014 00:51:11 GMTMom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.By ANN SANNERaGeneral newsHealthSportsMissing personsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSports medicineMen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:46:11 GMTKane's 5th goal in 7 games helps Blackhawks win, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals and Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 23:52:09 GMTHogan leads Stanford's 31-10 upset of No. 9 UCLA, Calif. (AP) — When Kevin Hogan led Stanford onto the hallowed Rose Bowl turf for the fourth time in three years, the quarterback realized the stakes were a whole lot higher for No. 9 UCLA, which could clinch the Pac-12 South with a victory.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballCaliforniaPasadenaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:26:29 GMTNo 16 Buckeyes beat James Madison 73-56, Ohio (AP) — While blowing away overmatched teams and shooting 60 percent, No. 16 Ohio State hasn't really needed an inside presence.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:27:55 GMTNY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 each Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsOdditiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsManhattanNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:10:11 GMTFederal panel to hear ex-Detroit mayor's appeal (AP) — A three-judge panel will hear former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal for a new trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:32:43 GMTColumn: We're all the better for Watson's words need more athletes like Benjamin Watson.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:31 GMTNo. 8 Duke routs Stony Brook 72-42, N.C. (AP) — Freshmen Oderah Chidom scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 8 Duke to a 72-42 win over Stony Brook on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:35:12 GMTRoyals trade Crow to Miami, give Frasor $1.8M deal CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Aaron Crow was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Miami Marlins for left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Reid Redman.sSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsKansas CityKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:55 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agenciesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:45:39 GMTWestern Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT, W.Va. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm didn't want a crazy game with No. 19 Marshall to go on any longer.By JOHN RABYaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKentuckyUnited StatesHuntingtonNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 28 Nov 2014 23:13:10 GMTProtests temporarily close malls, shut down trains, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriChicagoSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Nov 2014 00:51:56 GMTSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandGenevaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 22:46:55 GMTA glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansCrimePolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Nov 2014 00:56:26 GMTNo. 15 Huskers rally to beat UCLA 71-66 ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't as easy as their first four victories but No. 15 Nebraska rallied in the second haft to defeat UCLA 71-66 on Friday afternoon.By TOM CONNOLLYsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:52:55 GMTJacqueline Woodson responds to racist joke Jacqueline Woodson addressed Daniel Handler's (aka "Lemony Snicket") racist joke, Friday, with an unflinching response in The New York Times.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 29 Nov 2014 02:06:04 GMTArizona, Missouri can playoff dream and Missouri have playoff hopes.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaMissouriAlabamaAtlantaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 29 Nov 2014 01:55:46 GMTDeath toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35, Venezuela (AP) — Pressure is building on Venezuela's government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human rights activists questioning authorities' claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of inmates who stormed an infirmary.By JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical activismHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderPolitical issuesVenezuelaCaracasColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Nov 2014 00:44:53 GMTWisconsin tops Oklahoma 69-56 for Atlantis title ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Tournament MVP Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures, Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 and the second-ranked Badgers beat Oklahoma 69-56 on Friday to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinOklahomaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 23:46:01 GMTMichael Brown's legacy continues to evolve YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrime, 28 Nov 2014 23:11:14 GMTRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports transactionsSports governanceLaw and orderSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballViolent crimeCrime, 29 Nov 2014 00:30:16 GMTColeman leads No. 11 UNC over No. 5 Stanford 70-54 (AP) — Latifah Coleman scored 19 points and Xylina McDaniel added 15 to help No. 11 North Carolina upset fifth-ranked Stanford 70-54 in an opening-round game of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout on Friday.By KALANI TAKASEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sports, 29 Nov 2014 01:54:44 GMTNo. 17 Miami beats South Alabama 87-75 GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Sheldon McClellan had 17 points and No. 17 Miami scored the first 23 points in an 87-75 victory over South Alabama on Friday night.By SANTOS PEREZsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMiamiAlabamaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 02:04:11 GMTNo. 12 Arizona beats No. 13 Arizona State 42-35, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez didn't want the score of the UCLA-Stanford game to be displayed inside Arizona Stadium, nor did he want word to leak down to the sideline.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:22:53 GMTPayroll boss on vacation, Black Friday checks late, Pa. (AP) — About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment payLocal governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:35:59 GMTAir Force offers details of bomber training zone, Mont. (AP) — Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.By MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaBillingsNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:25:09 GMTWhen pigs fly? Not on this US Airways plane LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — This was a pig that truly could not fly.aOdditiesConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 01:57:04 GMTIn Wisconsin, Black Friday shoppers come for beer (AP) — Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games. People in Wisconsin do it for beer.By CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsOdditiesPersonal spendingPersonal financeBusinessBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:57:01 GMTNo. 17 Missouri takes SEC Eastern Division, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballColumbiaMissouriArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:34:49 GMTBlack Friday gets a little less frenzied YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingCulturesShoppingConsumer electronicsOccasionsLifestylePersonal spendingPersonal financeSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyNew YorkMissouriNew York CitySt. LouisChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Nov 2014 00:55:45 GMTFans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 28 Nov 2014 23:56:11 GMTOfficials suspect poisoning in Oregon crow die-off, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portland this week.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCrimeWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Nov 2014 00:14:34 GMTFerguson protest closes 2 St. Louis-area malls, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisChicagoNew YorkManchesterCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:42 GMTIconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85 CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday at age 85.By ISAAC GARRIDOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesMexicoMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 29 Nov 2014 01:41:30 GMTChristie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.By JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationAnimal welfareLegislatureAgricultureIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:48:24 GMTPolice: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.By IBRAHIM GARBA and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Nov 2014 01:12:00 GMTNY dealership ceiling partly collapses, killing 1 YORK (AP) — A car dealership's ceiling partially collapsed as construction workers demolished one of its buildings Friday, killing a worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, officials said.By JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 28 Nov 2014 22:48:05 GMTAustin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 23:04:20 GMT49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing loss CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSocial mediaProfessional footballOnline mediaMediaFootballSan FranciscoOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:38:21 GMT