FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:19:22 -08002016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8f03a694cf940cba7b71290774d20edJERUSALEM (AP) — In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone — and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama.By JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesPolitical partiesWar and unrestPolitical organizationsIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemMiddle EastGaza StripUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8f03a694cf940cba7b71290774d20edSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:37:23 GMTLiberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f954a283af1f485494749c4e914fb133MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthSenate electionsLegislatureGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsElectionsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f954a283af1f485494749c4e914fb133Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:01:37 GMTChina's Xi cautions Macau against foreign forceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5b102e51dc742d28d407ddc06a5698aBEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaMacauBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5b102e51dc742d28d407ddc06a5698aSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:57:04 GMTWHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54434cf5b7a8443bbe1772bdf314e6c7CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.By BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaConakrySierra LeoneAfricaLiberiaMalihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54434cf5b7a8443bbe1772bdf314e6c7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:20:06 GMTN. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc8e03ba34a4935bd987752678c684eSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.By HYUNG-JIN KIMhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaPyongyangSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc8e03ba34a4935bd987752678c684eSat, 20 Dec 2014 15:30:20 GMTSierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia missionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/536a405b44094b68aa20bc7bb49bea2fFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSierra LeoneSomaliaFreetownWest AfricaAfricaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/536a405b44094b68aa20bc7bb49bea2fSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:55 GMTBig moves bring big hope for Chicago baseballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e84e0a0e524d25b1a6fac68c5ccd0bCHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in.By ANDREW SELIGMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e84e0a0e524d25b1a6fac68c5ccd0bSat, 20 Dec 2014 17:01:07 GMTObama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shifthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56b6ef3f5a6c4568ae5c97df86860d92TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.By BRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityInternational relationsHispanicsSocial issuesSocial affairsCubaUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56b6ef3f5a6c4568ae5c97df86860d92Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:47:02 GMTSoviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd8f28014a7c4c2da9e53d2482081651BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.aGeneral newsLibrariesExecutive branchEducationSocial affairsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd8f28014a7c4c2da9e53d2482081651Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:48:06 GMTHuman rights in spotlight after US-Cuba dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bc60227fc0c49f89e8621befd162ebaHAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.By PETER ORSI and PAUL HAVENiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsGays and lesbiansGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bc60227fc0c49f89e8621befd162ebaSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:49 GMTChina's leader cautions against external forceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2df0578a4ba4f84b6b2636c7dd49d52BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaMacauBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2df0578a4ba4f84b6b2636c7dd49d52Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:29:51 GMTUK, Canadian military leaves to join Ebola fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44c54d8df6ad41c6b904f64bddcb8c07LONDON (AP) — Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.iGeneral newsMilitary affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomSierra LeoneWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44c54d8df6ad41c6b904f64bddcb8c07Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:55:14 GMTBahrain 'terror blast' wounds 3 policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ef7e6d1e2654250869cd33aed5a719eMANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says three policemen have been wounded by an explosion west of the capital Manama.iGeneral newsBahrainManamaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ef7e6d1e2654250869cd33aed5a719eSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:48:26 GMTLA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt rosterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61eaaa233541463594cc670eb001a59dLOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61eaaa233541463594cc670eb001a59dSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:36:41 GMTUS sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e225dfdc71843769e7708eb9362f0daWASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesAfghanistanCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e225dfdc71843769e7708eb9362f0daSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:50:43 GMTTexas ranchers seeking alternative incomeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02d74174abd2457e89c269e2737de416GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.By BETSY BLANEY and EMILY SCHMALLaBusinessGeneral newsAnimalsAgriculture and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesAgricultureConsumer products and servicesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeNatural resource managementTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02d74174abd2457e89c269e2737de416Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:48:26 GMTUS drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d33c3146bd2c41698f377811c4ee0dbeISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.By MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d33c3146bd2c41698f377811c4ee0dbeSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:20:59 GMTAging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c17cad97c32449549fc6d39cc2e9a2edCINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Seigfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues.aGeneral newsAnimalsLionsAnimal healthAgingMammalsHealthSeniors' healthCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c17cad97c32449549fc6d39cc2e9a2edSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:14 GMTFalling oil prices worry Algeriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9581f855bc46449012cf5802364048ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch.By KARIM KEBIR and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsPricesGovernment payEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAlgeriaNorth AfricaAlgiersRussiaAfricaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9581f855bc46449012cf5802364048Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:30:06 GMTObama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e52246762abb44a0a50bb1584cde04eaWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.By ERIC TUCKER and TED BRIDIShtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHackingMovie rentalGovernment and politicsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessTechnology issuesTechnologyMedia distributionMediaProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth KoreaJapanEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e52246762abb44a0a50bb1584cde04eaSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:21:13 GMTHopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee97a03b62b7457eb514c94491caa9ffMIAMI (AP) — One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.By JENNIFER KAY and JONATHAN FAHEYhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEnergy and the environmentTechnologyOceansEnvironmental activismEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersCubaHavanaCaribbeanUnited StatesVenezuelaGulf of MexicoFloridaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaSouth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee97a03b62b7457eb514c94491caa9ffSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:01:41 GMTBombings kill 10 in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb90691f2ae84c73995a8320996c8bd5BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol have killed 10 people around Baghdad.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb90691f2ae84c73995a8320996c8bd5Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:56:08 GMTMore crime lows in NYC despite rising complaintshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e104107588ff41acbbc78d957e6290d0NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e104107588ff41acbbc78d957e6290d0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:02:32 GMTVonn wins women's World Cup downhill in Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/713199c511a04e509c7a6dee48ecf807VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingSkiingWomen's sportsFranceAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/713199c511a04e509c7a6dee48ecf807Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:49:29 GMTAfter turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getawayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d735edacb2494d63993a4c7e697c3526KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.By JOSH LEDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHawaiiDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesHonoluluNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d735edacb2494d63993a4c7e697c3526Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:51:59 GMTTour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ba289d0077146c28347634eaeb24a29TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsHealthTravel agentsCrimeInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTravel safetyTravelLifestyleNorth KoreaJapanChinaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ba289d0077146c28347634eaeb24a29Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:36:44 GMTCrime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2b7ecdb329411e8a6581c23295c5c6NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2b7ecdb329411e8a6581c23295c5c6Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:25:21 GMTExtremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting themhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f329a0fdad354781886fbe97921ab952MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsSeniorsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f329a0fdad354781886fbe97921ab952Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:06:33 GMTMadonna releases 6 songs after leakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dda3ef6a7ed496fa56e5fef31494b60NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dda3ef6a7ed496fa56e5fef31494b60Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:54:01 GMTSpanish protest their nation's new security lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387d235277f048a2a2cef20d48ea054cMADRID (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsLegislationSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387d235277f048a2a2cef20d48ea054cSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:45:46 GMTChristmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13a0cae8e5f64241b115125bcb7f93d5PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").By RAF CASERTiGeneral newsWorld War IWar and unrestObituariesEventsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomBelgiumGermanyLondonFranceWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13a0cae8e5f64241b115125bcb7f93d5Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:51:52 GMTSexologist's revelation spurs discussion in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a5a25e41be540ad962ec0faf16dd4d0BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansGender issuesRelationshipsSocial issuesSocial affairsLifestyleChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a5a25e41be540ad962ec0faf16dd4d0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:01:33 GMTCuba protests planned in Miami, but turnout unclearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4101a28181347ea8b30b98547de0d4dMIAMI (AP) — A Cuban opposition leader from the island is expected to open a protest in Miami against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCubaMiamiCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4101a28181347ea8b30b98547de0d4dSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:49:02 GMTCongress finishes up, its members still grumblinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eda0c40ceeb34d4e8139aeddb065dc72WASHINGTON (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesVeteransImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPersonal loansPersonal financeStudent financesPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eda0c40ceeb34d4e8139aeddb065dc72Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:13:09 GMTCubans imprisoned in US appear before parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7508e0434a544b3b7b872d2aae9353fHAVANA (AP) — Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational agreementsLegislatureGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7508e0434a544b3b7b872d2aae9353fSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:51:07 GMT2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fd287ff7cda4fe6b9f0c0f5a18f0f03COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multiethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesWar and unrestSwedenDenmarkWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fd287ff7cda4fe6b9f0c0f5a18f0f03Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:36:39 GMTObama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own termshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47b17e3d1eb5486bb8bd67d11c766d40WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyDiplomacyGovernment policyUnited StatesRussiaCubaMiddle EastChinaUkraineIranNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47b17e3d1eb5486bb8bd67d11c766d40Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:11:48 GMTBurying the dead after Pakistan's school massacrehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31db59ccb5da4b93b2fa041c1dbbce72PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.By RIAZ KHANiGeneral newsWar and unrestPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31db59ccb5da4b93b2fa041c1dbbce72Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:59:07 GMTBombings kill 12 in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a19b5c33ab7d4128a86555137645e717BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a19b5c33ab7d4128a86555137645e717Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:54:46 GMTImmigrants build document trails to remain in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc69b53652c8489b9da322a27cce1b74SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.By ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc69b53652c8489b9da322a27cce1b74Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:46:58 GMTKidnapped Mozambican businessman releasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b53e3a30cbe4911975f683b5c291ccdMAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A wealthy Mozambican businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released, authorities said on Saturday.By EMMANUEL CAMILLOiGeneral newsKidnappingDrug-related crimeCrimeSmugglingMozambiqueMaputoUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b53e3a30cbe4911975f683b5c291ccdSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:32:16 GMTWhy the Sony hack isn't big news in Japanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931418b1121c4f8d908d346853e80b30Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.By TOMOKO A. HOSAKAhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentHackingTechnology issuesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931418b1121c4f8d908d346853e80b30Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:14 GMTTick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80c825afe4714988b8b92a8b35ba531dPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.By SARAH SKIDMORE SELLaBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeHoliday shoppingHolidaysOccasionsShoppingFashionBeauty and fashionConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80c825afe4714988b8b92a8b35ba531dSat, 20 Dec 2014 12:36:44 GMTAfghan leader's two-man government raises concernshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0a7d003542948ad9ae11c2685176789KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinetsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyMissing personsPolitical organizationsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0a7d003542948ad9ae11c2685176789Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:46:14 GMTAustralian woman arrested in deaths of 8 childrenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f91bda4a2a2f415684c815fe5409c2eeSYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f91bda4a2a2f415684c815fe5409c2eeSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:40:12 GMTRobbers strike at Berlin's famed KaDeWe storehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50b1bcbc4104b1faf71d53d5112c7f6BERLIN (AP) — Jewelry robbers struck at Berlin's famous KaDeWe department store Saturday, smashing display cases and running off with their loot.iGeneral newsTheftCrimeBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50b1bcbc4104b1faf71d53d5112c7f6Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:37:23 GMTMegabus crashes on I-65 in southern Indianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88d1352bb0704fafb2e40554cc492910SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — A Megabus headed for Atlanta crashed Saturday morning on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana, authorities said, and some injuries were reported.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSeymourIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88d1352bb0704fafb2e40554cc492910Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:02:51 GMTKurds advance against IS group in Syria's Kobanihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e58cb90337aa41198c4669193683a256BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsSyriaMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e58cb90337aa41198c4669193683a256Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:33:56 GMTRussia dismisses new US sanctions as uselesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dada79ada611482db3137563b88142daMOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational relationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessProfessional servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsCrimeaMoscowRussiaUnited StatesEuropeUkraineEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dada79ada611482db3137563b88142daSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:13:46 GMTAir Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a57e6ec5625c4722aad84a0c773f41f9WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsArmed forcesEnergy policyMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a57e6ec5625c4722aad84a0c773f41f9Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:38:59 GMT