FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 02:18:04 -0800How the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of employers on the health insurance market was conducted Aug. 19 to Oct. 8, 2014, among a random sample of 1,061 employers with at least three full-time or part-time employees. The survey was conducted with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The Associated PressaGeneral newsEmployee benefitsPersonnelBusiness, 21 Nov 2014 08:22:23 GMTReaction to the president's immigration plan"I think the president will come to regret the chapter history writes if he does move forward. Because the plan he's presenting is more than just, as the president himself has acknowledged, an overreach — it's also unfair." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureSeparation of powersSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issues, 21 Nov 2014 08:23:21 GMTBomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 08:40:56 GMTSome things to know from the AP-NORC employer poll consider employee health insurance a priority. This is despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the federal health care overhaul.JENNIFER AGIESTATOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsEmployee benefitsPersonnel, 21 Nov 2014 08:20:33 GMTGift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentEntertainment and media technologyConsumer electronicsOnline mediaMobile phonesMedia, 21 Nov 2014 08:07:27 GMTScott stays in contention at Australian Masters, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Adam Scott stayed in contention at the Australian Masters on Friday with a 4-under 68 to leave him six shots off the lead after two rounds at Metropolitan Golf Club.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfMelbourneAustraliaSydneyOceania, 21 Nov 2014 06:56:32 GMTA look at the numbers in Obama's immigration plan (AP) — President Barack Obama's administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected:ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:25:13 GMTKey elements of Obama's actions on immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:24:23 GMTFACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama made some notable omissions in his remarks about the unilateral actions he's taking on immigration.ALICIA A. CALDWELLERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:11:01 GMTEmotions rise as people hear immigration plan of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.The Associated PressaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationState governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaFresnoOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:12 GMTDoes Obama have authority for immigration changes? (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaTexasNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:26:38 GMTJapan's lower house dissolved for snap election (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so that he can pursue his policy goals.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsPolitical scandalsParliamentary electionsEconomyGovernment and politicsCabinetsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical approval ratingsRecessions and depressionsPolitical issuesElectionsCampaignsBusinessCrimePublic opinionSocial affairsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 07:40:11 GMTObama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyElectionsLegislatureLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 07:16:41 GMTFlorida State shooter went from liked to troubled, Fla. (AP) — Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.BRENDAN FARRINGTONGARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaTallahasseeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 09:31:43 GMTRepublicans scramble for response to Obama (AP) — Fresh off their big midterm elections victory, congressional Republicans thought they might be on the offensive against a chastened President Barack Obama right about now.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanicsImmigrationPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:17:44 GMTCops: Woman killed ex, son on day engagement ended, Vt. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her fiance and his son on the day he ended their engagement pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 07:41:42 GMTDutch move 122 tons of gold out of US (AP) — The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped 122.5 tons of gold worth around 4 billion euros ($5 billion) from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam.iBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 08:17:00 GMTLehigh-Lafayette rivalry reaches 150 on big stage YORK (AP) — The memories of the last Lafayette-Lehigh game in which George Hossenlopp played still sting 50 years later.RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsHigh school sportsAssassination of John F. KennedyFootballEventsAssassinationsNew YorkPennsylvaniaAuburnUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:17 GMTGlobal stocks mostly higher, yen rises, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets turned mostly higher Friday as they juggled positive U.S. economic news and weakness in Europe, China and Japan. The yen rose against the dollar after Japan's finance minister said it had fallen too fast recently.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsGovernment and politicsJapanEuropeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:33:07 GMTQuotations in the News"To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill." — President Barack Obama, who unveiled executive actions on immigration to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.The Associated PressaGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:02:10 GMTUK anti-immigration party wins 2nd parliament seat (AP) — The British anti-immigration party, UKIP, has easily won its second seat in parliament as a former Conservative lawmaker ran well ahead of his old party.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigrationPolitical partiesSpecial electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 08:04:19 GMTSpanish singer goes to jail for money laundering (AP) — Popular Spanish folk singer Isabel Pantoja has begun serving a two-year sentence for money laundering after her court appeals were rejected.iGeneral newsMoney launderingCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimeMusicSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 09:12:23 GMTGranada leads tournament, Lewis closer to bonus, Fla. (AP) — Stacy Lewis usually only gets these feelings when she's in contention on the weekend at a major, not in the opening round of the final LPGA Tour event before her long winter break.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsNaplesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:27:43 GMTBomb kills 2 soldiers in northwestern Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — A police official says a roadside bomb has struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, killing two soldiers.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 07:25:12 GMTChina pledges more dialogue on regional conflicts (AP) — China's defense minister said Friday he wants to enhance dialogue to manage disputes with his country's neighbors, sounding a conciliatory note after years of sharpened confrontations over territorial claims on land and sea.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingVietnamJapanEast AsiaIndiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaSouth Asia, 21 Nov 2014 08:18:11 GMTIran talks: Kerry to meet UK, French diplomats (AP) — With Iran nuclear talks stalled four days before a deadline for agreement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet with his British and French counterparts to discuss the way forward.iGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyDiplomacyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited KingdomIranWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 08:58:16 GMTJordan arrests Islamist figure over op-ed piece, Jordan (AP) — The spokesman for Jordan's largest opposition group says authorities in the kingdom have arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood official over an op-ed piece critical of the United Arab Emirates.iGeneral newsArrestsIslamismLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsJordanAmmanMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 09:19:49 GMT5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.CAIN BURDEAUJAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsSchool administrationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsTerrellLouisianaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:06 GMTOusted Burkina Faso president arrives in Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan state media says former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has arrived in Casablanca from Ivory Coast, where he initially sought refuge after demonstrations brought down his government last month.iGeneral newsMoroccoBurkina FasoIvory CoastNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 21 Nov 2014 08:07:39 GMTPeterson says 'fresh start' might be best (AP) — Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 07:40:48 GMTLA Kings hold off Carolina 3-2 for 10th home win ANGELES (AP) — Although Tanner Pearson claims he never played baseball growing up in Canada, he fooled his fellow Los Angeles Kings with a home run swing on the decisive goal against Carolina.GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 07:06:58 GMTGambia leader approves law jailing gays for life, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansLegislationLegislatureSenegalGambiaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 10:08:28 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsProfessional footballFootball, 21 Nov 2014 08:31:06 GMTNew Egypt comic artists push limits of expression (AP) — A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.SARAH EL DEEBiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimation and comicsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 07:05:07 GMTObama sets off on a sales mission on immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president's executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyLegislationUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:08:52 GMTBjugstad leads Panthers to 3-2 SO win over Sharks JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.RICK EYMERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 06:49:41 GMTChinese state media give profs a chilling warning (AP) — Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors "being scornful of China."JACK CHANGiGeneral newsTeachingRebellions and uprisingsSeparation of powersGovernment and politicsMediaEducationSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical issuesChinaBeijingShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:14 GMTFor Obama, a bumpy road to immigration orders (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyHispanicsLegislatureLegislationImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:16:03 GMTUS, Turkey still not in sync on Syria (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists.DEB RIECHMANNiGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastIstanbulAnkaraIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 07:35:20 GMTUS Navy ships briefly collide in Gulf of Aden, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships briefly collided in the Gulf of Aden but that no one was injured.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDubaiGulf of AdenBahrainUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 07:27:20 GMT2 Chinese activists face closed-door hearings (AP) — Two closed-door hearings of prominent Chinese activists on Friday were sharply criticized for violating due process and chilling freedom of expression as authorities tighten oversight of public speech.ERIKA KINETZiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityFreedom of the pressPolitical activismLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 09:22:35 GMT2 kids die in fire while mom in hospital for birth BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister were killed in an apartment fire that also left their father gravely injured, while their mother was in the hospital to give birth to a third child, authorities said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:57:40 GMTDemocrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign YORK (AP) — A nexus of Democratic groups is preparing for Hillary Rodham Clinton's widely anticipated presidential campaign.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:19:20 GMTCuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for Ebola aid (AP) — A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Switzerland for treatment.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 08:19:06 GMTPoll: Employers watching insurance costs closely years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.JENNIFER AGIESTATOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsEmployee benefitsPersonnelHealth care reformFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHealth care policyGovernment policy, 21 Nov 2014 08:21:10 GMTAngry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students CITY (AP) — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square.MARK STEVENSONCHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGangsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 09:46:33 GMTECB head willing to step up stimulus, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up the pressure" and broaden its efforts to stimulate the struggling economy.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 21 Nov 2014 09:49:12 GMTRaiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC, Calif. (AP) — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack.JOSH DUBOWaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:50:15 GMTSnowbound Bills head to Detroit to 'host' Jets, N.Y. (AP) — Whether by plane, snowmobile or sled dog, the Bills are leaving snowbound Buffalo behind for Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.JOHN WAWROWsSportsWinter weatherProfessional footballFootballWeatherGeneral newsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:55:32 GMTHitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsArts and collectibles auctionsPaintingNazismShoppingLifestyleGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 09:14:33 GMT