FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 10:32:00 -0800Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsEspionageNews mediaMediaCrimePolandMoscowWarsawRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 18:18:33 GMTUS stock indexes hold near record; Deere slumps YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:11:34 GMTGuard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:53 GMTLeveled strip club's owner sues over gas explosion, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million, claiming the company was deprived of years of "generous" income.aGeneral newsExplosionsUtilitiesAccidents and disastersIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSpringfieldMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:13:36 GMTMan paralyzed by police urges retrial decision (AP) — Defense attorneys for a young black man paralyzed after being shot by a white city police officer during a traffic stop contend his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some criminal counts.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:59:50 GMTSpy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade.By ARON HELLER and AMI BENTOViGeneral newsEspionageWar and unrestCrimeJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 18:21:25 GMTUS pending home sales slip in October (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estatePricesResidential real estateLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:12:01 GMTGarth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 26 Nov 2014 18:02:01 GMT58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.aGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:19 GMTReligion news in brief clergy pray for peace and recoveryBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsReligionPrayerProfessional organizationsProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsState governmentsSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsReligious issuesSocial issuesPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:10:23 GMTDeere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015 YORK (AP) — Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stock, 26 Nov 2014 17:15:37 GMTUS agency threatens to act against air bag maker (AP) — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's side air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.By TOM KRISHERhtBusinessGeneral newsPolitical defectionsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:16:22 GMTObama administration sets stricter smog standard (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry.By DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMANhtBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:59:22 GMTZimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru was barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party, on Wednesday, amid accusations she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, 90.By FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical assassinationsCabinetsAssassinationsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsZimbabweHarareSouthern AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 17:21:35 GMTSee Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.By TERRY TANGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesSmall businessPetsDogsPersonal careVeterinary medicineConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMammalsAnimalsBeauty and fashionAnimal healthHealthPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:29:05 GMTSyrian FM: Russia to boost relations with Assad (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin wants closer ties with Syria's beleaguered president and tighter cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday after meeting the Russian leader.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRussiaSyriaEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 17:55:46 GMTSierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksElectionsSenate electionsLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited KingdomAfricaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaFreetownWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 18:08:29 GMTSome immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President 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 politicsGovernment pensions and social securityImmigrationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment business and financeSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:58:53 GMTBrewers' Braun optimistic about injured right hand (AP) — As drivers pulled up in their cars to drop off canned goods at Miller Park, Ryan Braun collected the Thanksgiving donations and offered a warm handshake with his gloved right hand.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:24:56 GMTUN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to step down NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos plans to step down after more than four years of traveling the world to get aid to victims of natural disasters and conflicts from Syria to Central African Republic.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crises, 26 Nov 2014 18:05:34 GMTColombia exhumes murdered guerrilla leader, Colombia (AP) — Colombia is digging up the remains of a former guerrilla leader who was assassinated 25 years ago while running for president in one of the most emblematic crimes committed during a wave of terror against leftist activists.By LIBARDO CARDONAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsBogotaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 17:47:18 GMTNative Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island, N.Y. (AP) — Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive.aGeneral newsNative AmericansBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:12:16 GMTACC teams struggling to break big kick returns HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season. He's been frequently frustrated this time around.By AARON BEARDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:13:42 GMTDC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction (AP) — Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital.By JOSEPH WHITEwGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceSummer Olympic gamesEventsGovernment and politicsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesMarylandVirginiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:08:20 GMTPrison theater transforms Colombian inmates, Colombia (AP) — A group of handcuffed female inmates file onto a dark stage as prison guards carrying assault rifles watch nervously from the sparsely filled seats of Colombia's National Theater. On the playbill is the Greek tragedy "Antigone."By JACOBO GARCIAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderPerforming artsEntertainmentColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 17:31:28 GMTHong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Nov 2014 17:18:45 GMTUK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp (AP) — Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn country.iGeneral newsCivil warsCrimeArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 17:40:50 GMTRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:27:12 GMTNetflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks YORK (AP) — Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 26 Nov 2014 18:04:25 GMTMurray makes more changes to coaching team (AP) — Andy Murray has made further changes to his support team by splitting with assistant coach Dani Vallverdu and fitness trainer Jez Green.sSportsMen's tennisTennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsEventsExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 17:33:30 GMTBoston Market CEO on Thanksgiving, food courts YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving is a big day for Boston Market, which every year sells turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other dishes for those who don't want to cook.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessRestaurantsFood and drinkLifestyleHolidaysOccasions, 26 Nov 2014 17:37:50 GMTFBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.By MATT STROUDaBusinessGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:33:21 GMTFBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.aGeneral newsTheftCriminal investigationsEmbezzlementCrimeLegal proceedingsIndictmentsLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAnimation and comicsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:52:59 GMTCalifornia man dead, sons missing at Pyramid Lake, Nev. (AP) — A 76-year-old California man has been found dead and the search for his two sons has been discontinued after their boat was found capsized in northern Nevada.aGeneral newsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRenoNevadaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:34:14 GMTUndeclared cash lands pilot in jail in Puerto Rico JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A pilot who runs an executive jet company has been arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in his aircraft during a stop in Puerto Rico.iGeneral newsBorder securityArrestsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanUnited StatesGuyanaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaSouth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:00:30 GMTPolice: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor (AP) — A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby hospital.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderUniontownPennsylvaniaPittsburghNebraskaLincolnUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:10:55 GMTNew sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest court has granted a new sentencing hearing for the mortician whose conviction for killing his longtime companion and storing her body in a freezer inspired the dark-comedy movie "Bernie."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:38:24 GMTUS military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,208 of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at least 2,208 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:23:58 GMTSpanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog (AP) — A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month.iGeneral newsHealthDogsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMammalsAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 17:24:16 GMTJudgment in favor of retired ATF agent voided (AP) — A judge has voided his earlier ruling that favored a retired federal agent who alleged the government breached a settlement of a complaint that threats made against him weren't properly examined after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArsonLaw and orderFiresAccidents and disastersCrimePhoenixUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:18:25 GMTEthics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm (AP) — Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsTax evasionCriminal investigationsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical ethicsPolitical corruptionFraud and false statementsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:14:32 GMTAt 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthEpidemicsCustomer statisticsDiseases and conditionsTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesPublic healthCorporate newsBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesCharlotteTrentonNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 26 Nov 2014 18:28:53 GMTCentral African rebels release several hostages, Central African Republic (AP) — Several hostages, including a Polish priest, were released Wednesday after being held by rebels in Central African Republic, officials and rebels said.By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUAiGeneral newsHostage situationsAfricaCentral African RepublicBanguiCameroonCentral AfricaWest Africa, 26 Nov 2014 17:39:29 GMTObama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving day. Or any other day for that matter.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwLifestyleGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasions, 26 Nov 2014 18:11:42 GMTCanada police arrest ex-radio host in sex case (AP) — Police arrested a prominent former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host on sexual assault charges on Wednesday.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsRadio programsArrestsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCelebrityCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 26 Nov 2014 18:08:29 GMTDevelopers look to create underground NYC park YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.By VERENA DOBNIKtTravelLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 18:24:38 GMTSloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers, N.Y. (AP) — Rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways sloppy along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherLeisure travelHolidaysWinter weatherAir travel disruptionsTravelOccasionsLifestyleTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityPhiladelphiaHagerstownUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaMaryland, 26 Nov 2014 18:19:26 GMTFoster dad pleads guilty in hot car death, Kan. (AP) — A foster dad has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for leaving a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car outside of his house while he and his partner smoked marijuana.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:54:15 GMTEgypt court sentences 78 minors over protests (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says a court has sentenced 78 minors to up to five years in prison over their participation in Islamist demonstrations.By MAGGIE MICAHELiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 17:23:06 GMTWoman in San Diego revenge scheme pleads guilty DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a bizarre rape-solicitation scheme carried out against a couple who outbid her for her dream house.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:32:05 GMT