FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:03:40 -0800Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late Show' hosthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49b359a1e8c04893abfd090613b1cbcdNEW YORK (AP) — Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow's future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than "The Late Late Show." Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49b359a1e8c04893abfd090613b1cbcdSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:35:31 GMTProtesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1242d2f16b5e4aa2b8deb5a517e6e072SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.By PAUL ELIASaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsScienceSmall businessTelevision programsEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsNational courtsEnvironmental activismPolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAgricultureIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1242d2f16b5e4aa2b8deb5a517e6e072Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:15:25 GMTButler, Mirotic lead Bulls over Grizzlies 103-97http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49398cf7127b448ba46a105d1aead420MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Nikola Mirotic added a season-best 27, and the Chicago Bulls snapped Memphis' six-game winning streak with a 103-97 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMemphisIllinoisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49398cf7127b448ba46a105d1aead420Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:04:28 GMTNo. 2 UConn women beat No. 25 DePaul 98-64http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a47347d15d53494a988ef7893b112be8BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.By PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsBridgeportConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a47347d15d53494a988ef7893b112be8Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:49:14 GMTNo. 9 Baylor women beat No. 19 Syracuse 74-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467e2aa18cfe458f95cfcc45e9bde5a8WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Nina Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and Niya Johnson hit the go-ahead basket with a minute left in No. 9 Baylor's 74-72 victory over No. 19 Syracuse 74-72 on Friday night in the Florida Sunshine Classic.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467e2aa18cfe458f95cfcc45e9bde5a8Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:23:04 GMTAP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55241d330c8a47aeb843e62632e7efb3NEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.By BEN WALKERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55241d330c8a47aeb843e62632e7efb3Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:28:27 GMTTour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa80428cc530484088c57174d8ec74ebTOKYO (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 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/fa80428cc530484088c57174d8ec74ebSat, 20 Dec 2014 06:14:23 GMTHuman rights in spotlight after US-Cuba dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10a3c2d93edd46cbb248f334f07c0b07HAVANA (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 issuesCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10a3c2d93edd46cbb248f334f07c0b07Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:14:06 GMTChina leader cautions against external forceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e74070e2f62e4751b077f9c6d333d75cBEIJING (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, after prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaMacauBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e74070e2f62e4751b077f9c6d333d75cSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:15:28 GMTAP Sportlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b51a6dd66154452895cb8e40cad81f201941 — The Chicago Bears win the NFL championship with a 37-9 rout of the New York Giants.By The Associated PresssNFL PlayoffsWomen's sportsWomen's boxingCollege footballCollege basketballRecord setting eventsMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's basketballMen's basketballProfessional soccerBoxingSportsEventsProfessional basketballFootballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyProfessional footballGeneral newsSoccerNew YorkHawaiiArizonaLos AngelesIllinoisIndianaSan DiegoBuffaloClevelandDallasPhiladelphiaHoustonColoradoCincinnatiTexasWisconsinDenverWashingtonKansasSeattleNew York CitySt. LouisKansas CityGreen BayPittsburghTorontoAtlantaAustraliaFloridaConnecticutMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaOhioPennsylvaniaMissouriOntarioCanadaGeorgiaOceaniaQuebechttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b51a6dd66154452895cb8e40cad81f20Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:30 GMTPadres obtain Middlebrooks from Red Soxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb87f27469fc4fa78e1ddf5e18bd1518SAN DIEGO (AP) — In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.By BERNIE WILSONsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb87f27469fc4fa78e1ddf5e18bd1518Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:12:35 GMTJudge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution accesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e91961619cdb4ef09e12fde0f0ab1b20OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates, ruling that the state's death penalty protocols do not violate the First Amendment.By TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsNational courtsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderLegal proceedingsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e91961619cdb4ef09e12fde0f0ab1b20Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:31:26 GMTHarrison, No. 20 St John's rally past Saint Mary'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/799c115bb73a4952a67f197c345d3003NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Harrison scored 21 points and No. 20 St. John's overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to rally past Saint Mary's 53-47 on Friday night.By DENIS GORMANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/799c115bb73a4952a67f197c345d3003Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:44:28 GMTKinkaid wins first, Devils snap slide with 3-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ef025ea145348dd8aff855c310714e4NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Keith Kinkaid finally got to enjoy a shootout, and the New Jersey Devils celebrated something even better — a much-needed win.By TOM CANAVANsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ef025ea145348dd8aff855c310714e4Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:01:07 GMTJohnson leads No. 9 Baylor to win over Syracusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf9cca8158674fd48c586157ed80074eWINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Niya Johnson made the go-ahead basket with a minute left as No. 9 Baylor defeated No. 19 Syracuse 74-72 Friday night, giving coach Kim Mulkey the win in her 500th game.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf9cca8158674fd48c586157ed80074eSat, 20 Dec 2014 02:18:19 GMTThings to know about Friday's baseball newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6bcfc923ecc4aab9452654bfc40e36bANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:sSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballSports businessAthlete healthMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaSan FranciscoNew York CityTampaKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkFloridaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6bcfc923ecc4aab9452654bfc40e36bSat, 20 Dec 2014 02:51:26 GMTObama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce962efe19e04abc9bf48aa62527bcfaWASHINGTON (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/ce962efe19e04abc9bf48aa62527bcfaSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:56:51 GMTAPNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most taxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956d1d88180240a7a55166cd97fb2ee1NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.By RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsAthlete compensationBaseballProfessional baseballSportsSports businessSports transactionsMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNew York CityNew YorkLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956d1d88180240a7a55166cd97fb2ee1Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:12:07 GMTIslanders edge Red Wings 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e9a0be418d44c35a58efbb2a5ac2194DETROIT (AP) — Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDetroitNew YorkMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e9a0be418d44c35a58efbb2a5ac2194Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:15:54 GMTNew video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7c5e26ca3a642f4a6f9c643f62d8cbcATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsCrimeProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7c5e26ca3a642f4a6f9c643f62d8cbcSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:37:03 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9617b61470f7410c8beff8f658a090d0Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2014. There are 11 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9617b61470f7410c8beff8f658a090d0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:27 GMTEgypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45aea81d759d40239213efd42d9623cbCAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police trucks.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansArrestsCrimePolitical ethicsIslamismSpasGovernment and politicsPolitical activismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesSex in societyRecreation and leisureLifestyleEgyptCairoIraqMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45aea81d759d40239213efd42d9623cbSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:26:42 GMTAP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33270ef20bc5485d86f364d3724b9f23SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsSan FranciscoMiamiCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33270ef20bc5485d86f364d3724b9f23Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:33:26 GMTFavors, Hayward lead Jazz over Magic 101-94http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caa87db9c8084ac3a49f0298d0eb7ba0ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 20 points to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orlando on Friday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoMiamiUtahFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caa87db9c8084ac3a49f0298d0eb7ba0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:02:14 GMTPakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43c12d00048f4bc3ba46644337cc0715ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing five Taliban fighters.By MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43c12d00048f4bc3ba46644337cc0715Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:17:54 GMTHoffman scores 2, Senators beat Ducks 6-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eaf116bac424356b51c8de71295930cOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored two goals and Erik Karlsson had two assists Friday night as the Ottawa Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eaf116bac424356b51c8de71295930cSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:43:29 GMTHutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruinshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5be5fceac63b41b5b600a3dd50b2530cWINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Boston draft pick Michael Hutchinson had some fun at the Bruins' expense.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5be5fceac63b41b5b600a3dd50b2530cSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:47:51 GMTRaptors hand Pistons 12th straight home losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c466a47337453ea461c589440e7fa6AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthDetroitTorontoAuburnNew York CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c466a47337453ea461c589440e7fa6Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:26:24 GMTIron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a2f87c564d94e6d8e08067647bf5b33SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Information storage and management company Iron Mountain agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services, authorities announced Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsMountainsGovernment and politicsContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeEnvironment and natureProducts and servicesSacramentoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a2f87c564d94e6d8e08067647bf5b33Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:49:11 GMTNo. 16 Oregon State women rally in 71-55 win over S Illinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c43510d9f91e4092924001505b9478f7NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ruth Hamblin scored 16 points to lead No. 16 Oregon State to a 71-55 comeback win over Southern Illinois in the opening round of the New Orleans Shootout on Friday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsOregonIllinoisNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c43510d9f91e4092924001505b9478f7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:50:39 GMTFDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56a8ebbed7a4b46bf3ea74f1cb96520TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May.BY LINDA A. JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedicationInfectious diseasesProducts and servicesCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealth care industryIndustriesDiseases and conditionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56a8ebbed7a4b46bf3ea74f1cb96520Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:40:44 GMTLillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f44145b63f64a868722a5f9361c1d17SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSan AntonioDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f44145b63f64a868722a5f9361c1d17Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:17:47 GMT2004 tsunami: A crying boy with a piece of breadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08c036b4a2064964b2d1c59b13d54469Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the fourth of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNatural disasters2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiAccidents and disastersEventsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08c036b4a2064964b2d1c59b13d54469Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:08:32 GMTBenn leads Stars to 2-1 win over Flameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db48c835c6884210bdfafd566b3500ecCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars edged Calgary 2-1 on Friday night, the Flames' seventh straight loss.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db48c835c6884210bdfafd566b3500ecSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:16:00 GMTRockets acquire Timberwolves swingman Brewerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b10f1f7505643c2a40313782868faf0MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Rockets made a move to bolster their depth on the perimeter on Friday, obtaining veteran swing man Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade that also included the Philadelphia 76ers.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaHoustonUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b10f1f7505643c2a40313782868faf0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:06:21 GMTNew York mayor caught between protests, policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be87abdcc6754e0f9c3b467bcd519b77NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been.By JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be87abdcc6754e0f9c3b467bcd519b77Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:13:23 GMTWalker, Jefferson lead Hornets past 76ers 109-91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/131adbd4aa294cc3a454a174d89c29ebPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballPhiladelphiaNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/131adbd4aa294cc3a454a174d89c29ebSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:04:57 GMTSan Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjuryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83f0ae51e72c4f31aa4048ce0f97bd11SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient in an emergency room and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him, authorities said.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83f0ae51e72c4f31aa4048ce0f97bd11Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:29:52 GMTJohnson helps No. 3 Arizona get past UTEP, 60-55http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5936c0f65974647aae46afbe935c697EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 15 points to help No. 3 Arizona survived a scare in its first true road game of the season, pulling away late for a 60-55 victory against UTEP on Friday night.By JOHN ERFORTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5936c0f65974647aae46afbe935c697Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:29:49 GMTFront-runners for assistant coach awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78591948b3174701ba74216755668eafBruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Jason Garrett, familiar names likely to get support for the AP's Coach of the Year honor.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingAthlete injuriesProfessional footballFootballAthlete healthJournalismNews mediaMediaAustinDetroitDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichiganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78591948b3174701ba74216755668eafSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:02:16 GMTWizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3f62a681d494cc2bd49c88465df7c30MIAMI (AP) — John Wall scored 20 points and added 10 assists, Nene scored 20 off the bench and the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Miami Heat 105-103 on Friday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3f62a681d494cc2bd49c88465df7c30Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:22:25 GMTActor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interviewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8edeaf8757f84bc1842e4ce400c5fd61NEW YORK (AP) — Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCriminal investigationsCrimeCelebrityLaw and orderGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8edeaf8757f84bc1842e4ce400c5fd61Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:46:08 GMTCeltics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c79c29e0981b4d16a666c817fbf908c7BOSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsBostonMinnesotaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c79c29e0981b4d16a666c817fbf908c7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:19:30 GMTUN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/682ba6f8b32b4ae4bf914b270ed8844eUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsIsraelLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/682ba6f8b32b4ae4bf914b270ed8844eSat, 20 Dec 2014 02:40:38 GMTIraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/446710db52ad418989dce43f5aabd276BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.By SAMEER N. YACOUB and SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsGovernment payIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/446710db52ad418989dce43f5aabd276Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:17:38 GMTThunder hold off Kobe's Lakers 104-103 without KDhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4330f6edcaa9414f8aea71c957df8f92LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesOklahoma CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4330f6edcaa9414f8aea71c957df8f92Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:13:54 GMTNuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1a9d6257136482e8bd26ac8a8cf8296DENVER (AP) — Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets regrouped after blowing a 16-point halftime lead to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-106 on Friday night.By DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1a9d6257136482e8bd26ac8a8cf8296Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:19:22 GMTAP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens allhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ffce7cf6997415e960fc24854a765d0GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.By JOHN HEILPRINhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ffce7cf6997415e960fc24854a765d0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:35:15 GMTJames, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63d26973948a463c97bd5e222f52c181CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63d26973948a463c97bd5e222f52c181Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:28:08 GMTAP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/470ec09a99f84b74adf93d4b1dcac7dbEDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from the island, including The Associated Press' American staff.By Stanley Meisler and Ben F. MeyeraGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyEmbassiesCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsCubaHavanaRussiaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/470ec09a99f84b74adf93d4b1dcac7dbSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:08:38 GMT