FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Dec 2014 17:35:00 -0800Heat win LeBron's Miami return, top Cavs 101-91 (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' first game back at his former home 101-91 on Thursday.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiClevelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 26 Dec 2014 01:10:50 GMTPotential Revel casino buyer wants discount CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Florida developer in line to purchase the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says in court filings that the auction for the property wasn't run fairly and he wants an $8 million discount.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 19:22:59 GMTSaudi to dig into reserves for 2015 budget, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on Thursday endorsed a 2015 budget that projects a slight increase in spending and a significant drop in revenues due to sliding oil prices, resulting in a nearly $39 billion deficit.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsPricesLabor economyEconomyGovernment payGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 25 Dec 2014 17:49:48 GMTDetente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights (AP) — Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out.By BEN FOX and ANNE-MARIE GARCIAiGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationPassports and visasGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsTravelLifestyleCubaHavanaUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 19:01:42 GMTJohn Wall, Wizards outclass Knicks, 102-91 YORK (AP) — John Wall is fast and flashy, a showman who practices 360-degree layups and then pulls them off in games.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:01:05 GMTWestbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder over Spurs ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasSan AntonioOklahoma CityDuncanUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 25 Dec 2014 23:57:26 GMTWashington crosses Delaware _ with better weather, N.J. (AP) — George Washington made his Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River — with considerably better weather than the first time.aGeneral newsWeatherNew JerseyTrentonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:15:13 GMTAP PHOTOS: Fresh donkey milk for sale on streets of Chile, Chile (AP) — Ricardo Alegria is a different sort of milk man. For a quarter century or more, he and his brother Marco have led donkeys through the streets of Chile's capital, milking them on the spot for customers.iGeneral newsChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Dec 2014 17:29:31 GMTDC's panda cub Bao Bao back down from tree (AP) — The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao is back with her mom after spending more than 24 hours in a tree, where she went after being startled by a tool zookeepers use to contain animals.wGeneral newsAnimalsTreesZoological parksBearsMammalsPlantsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 25 Dec 2014 22:03:40 GMTProtesters in Mexico slam German weapons supplier CITY (AP) — Protesters in Mexico claim that German arms manufacturers exported rifles to a corrupt local police department implicated in the disappearance of 43 students.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsPolitical and civil unrestMexicoMexico CityGermanyNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Dec 2014 20:56:57 GMTSnow-capped summits give Hawaii a white Christmas (AP) — A rare blizzard that dusted two island mountaintops gave tourists and residents in Hawaii a white Christmas.aGeneral newsOdditiesTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherStormsWinter weatherHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 19:56:47 GMTLawmakers promise to help strapped oil-patch towns, Mont. (AP) — Relief could be on the horizon for strapped public services in the Northern Plains' booming oil patch, as elected leaders in Montana and North Dakota move to steer more money into the region during the states' upcoming legislative sessions.By MATTHEW BROWN and JAMES MacPHERSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessState legislatureState governmentsMunicipal governmentsLegislatureLocal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeLegislationMontanaNorth DakotaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:35:00 GMTAt 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quits YORK (AP) — At 101, Charlie Ponti has finally decided to retire for good — probably.By DEEPTI HAJELAaBusinessGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:58:20 GMTCalifornia plane crash victims were father and son, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the victims of a small plane crash in Northern California were a father and son.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 19:20:44 GMTFather of pilot captured by IS pleads for release, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.By OMAR AKOUR and DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAmmanJordanSyriaMiddle EastIraqUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:36:06 GMTIraq seeks Turkish support in fight against IS, Turkey (AP) — Iraq and Turkey on Thursday discussed cooperation in countering the threat posed by the Islamic State group, including an Iraqi request for intelligence sharing and the possible delivery of Turkish arms to Iraqi forces, Iraq's prime minister said.  By SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Dec 2014 17:40:29 GMTObama's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, calls to US troops, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas by singing carols and opening gifts with his family at their vacation home in Hawaii.By JOSH LEDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:16:36 GMTCapacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview' YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.By HILLEL ITALIEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesOnline mediaGovernment and politicsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNorth KoreaManhattanNew York CityArkansasEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:36:03 GMT3-week-old puppies pilfered on Christmas morning, Ohio (AP) — With no cash to offer their burglars, an Ohio couple was robbed of their four puppies on Christmas morning instead.aGeneral newsWoosterOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:52:26 GMTMan in a kayak helps nab suspected mail thief, Wash. (AP) — A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff's deputies in Washington state nab a suspected Christmas mail thief.aGeneral newsOdditiesTheftCrimeWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 20:51:11 GMTBear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.aGeneral newsOdditiesScienceAnimalsBearsWildlifeMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMesaPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 18:39:21 GMT$485K raised for family in jet crash into home, Md. (AP) — Donors have given a huge Christmas gift to the surviving relatives of a Maryland mother and her two young sons who were killed when a jet crashed into their home earlier this month.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:59:48 GMTUS traveler released from East Timor jail, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. traveler detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison.By STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsDiplomacyCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEast TimorOregonUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 20:18:53 GMT'Sons of Liberty' tells tale of America's founders (AP) — Don't let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals.By PAIGE SUTHERLANDaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:57:11 GMTTrial delayed pending FBI ruse ruling in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Trial has been postponed pending a federal judge's ruling on whether the FBI improperly entered Las Vegas Strip hotel suites without a warrant before arresting and accusing a Malaysian businessman and his son of illegal Internet gambling.aGeneral newsIllegal gamblingNational courtsArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 22:36:21 GMTHundreds of theaters begin screening 'The Interview' YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.By HILLEL ITALIEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesOnline mediaGame consolesGovernment and politicsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesConsumer electronicsTechnologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorth KoreaManhattanNew York CityArkansasEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:18:44 GMTObama 's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, relax on the beach, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas in Hawaii by singing carols at home before spending the afternoon on the beach.By JOSH LEDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesHolidaysMilitary and defenseOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesHonoluluNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:57:51 GMTNevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.aGeneral newsOdditiesTreesHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePlantsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 19:33:52 GMTLakers' Kobe Bryant sidelined again by soreness (AP) — Kobe Bryant sat out his second straight game to rest his sore body, missing the Los Angeles Lakers' contest Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 01:23:30 GMTParties assess variables looking at 2016 map look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityUnited States Presidential ElectionHispanicsPrimary electionsElectoral collegeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsEvents, 25 Dec 2014 22:37:46 GMTSaudi women drivers referred to terrorism court, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial mediaOnline mediaCrimeTerrorismPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsMediaWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 25 Dec 2014 17:19:45 GMTMilitants attack African Union base; 9 dead, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 26 Dec 2014 00:17:22 GMTJapan inflation, industrial output weaken in Nov (AP) — Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government's effort to get the world's third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth.iGeneral newsPricesEconomyRecessions and depressionsBusinessJapanEast AsiaAsia, 26 Dec 2014 00:48:29 GMTVon Miller bounces back from tough 2013 season, Colo. (AP) — The extra pounds are gone and so is the weight off Von Miller's shoulders.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballAthlete healthSports businessEventsFootballColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:30:36 GMTObama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwFood and drinkLifestyleGovernment and politicsHealthy eatingChefsChild nutritionChild and teen healthNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseObesityDiseases and conditionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:44:40 GMTMan shot with stun gun dies at border crossing DIEGO (AP) — A 40-year-old U.S. citizen died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBorder securityMilitary and defenseSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 22:37:27 GMTKey developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers New York police officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesExtortion and threatsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriArrestsCrimeViolent crimeEventsLaw and orderQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 00:41:06 GMTIsraeli man, daughter wounded in West Bank attack (AP) — Israel's military says a young Israeli girl and her father were wounded in the West Bank when a firebomb was thrown at their car on a road near Palestinian villages.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 25 Dec 2014 18:08:10 GMTPower returns to Mississippi town after twister, Miss. (AP) — Workers restored power Thursday to tornado-scarred Columbia, while volunteers helped clear rubble, cover roofs and do whatever else they could to help the Mississippi town recover.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersTornadoesAccidents and disastersMississippiLaurelUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:11:25 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 6, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the sixth day of their holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 22:15:26 GMTSpokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized through Christmas Day after experiencing shortness of breath two days ago.aGeneral newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:28:37 GMTPower returns to Mississippi town after storm, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they have restored all power in the Mississippi town of Columbia, two days after a powerful tornado swept through, killing four people.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 22:15:20 GMTCalifornia officials issue caramel apple warning, Calif. (AP) — California health officials are warning people not to eat Happy Apple brand caramel apples after they were recalled over concerns they could be contaminated with listeria.aGeneral newsFood and drinkLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:24:31 GMTK-State's Snyder still penning old-school notes, Kan. (AP) — The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballKansasManhattanNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Dec 2014 18:35:27 GMTFormer TE Ben Utecht delivers musical message drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.By BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesMusicHead injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentInjuriesHealth, 25 Dec 2014 18:32:42 GMTJames receives mixed reaction in return to Miami (AP) — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 23:41:49 GMTSwollen streams strand 62 hikers, some for days, Hawaii (AP) — Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 22:00:34 GMTStreaming release of 'Interview' test for industry (AP) — Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.By MAE ANDERSONhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentMovie rentalEntertainment and media technologyOnline mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMedia distributionMediaConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Dec 2014 18:11:16 GMTDetroit teen shot while playing with gun at home (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Detroit boy was shot in the head while he and friends played with a gun in the basement of a home.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 00:46:45 GMTPaws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelter, N.J. (AP) — Santa Claus went to work on Christmas Day for an animal shelter.aOdditiesAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 25 Dec 2014 23:20:11 GMT