FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 09:24:28 -0800Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls (AP) — The Obama administration says more than 462,000 people selected a health plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through newsHealthProducts and servicesCorporate newsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:43:38 GMTUS consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:23:40 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 17:05:50 GMTRussian 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 16:25:44 GMTHoliday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelTravelOccasionsLifestyleAtlantaAnchorageAlaskaHonoluluGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHawaii, 26 Nov 2014 17:09:50 GMTDispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip, Wis. (AP) — A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip.aGeneral newsOdditiesDeerMammalsAnimalsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:43:37 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 GMTGifts for movie lovers that go beyond the box set ANGELES (AP) — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are some other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.By SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentLifestyleMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalMobile videoEventsMobile mediaMediaFilm festivals, 26 Nov 2014 16:12:14 GMT3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND CHRIS RUGABERaBusinessGeneral newsPricesPersonal spendingHolidaysEconomyShoppingHoliday shoppingGift shoppingRecessions and depressionsPersonal financeOccasionsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 26 Nov 2014 16:19:07 GMTRare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town (AP) — The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.By THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 16:52:48 GMTAP PHOTOS: Macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos, Venezuela (AP) — In one of the world's most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution.By JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsVenezuelaCaracasSan FranciscoSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:51:05 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 GMTMammoth skeleton sold for $300,000 at UK auction (AP) — A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds (nearly $300,000) at a British auction.iGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 16:54:01 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) — U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver's-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral news, 26 Nov 2014 16:38:50 GMTAlgeria: Army killed one of Frenchman's kidnappers, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's justice minister says the army killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September.iGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingCrimeAlgeriaFranceAlgiersNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:24 GMTUS consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October (AP) — U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, but the small uptick suggests that they're still wary of buying too much ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingLabor economyEconomyHolidaysHoliday shoppingLeading economic indicatorsManufacturing sector performancePricesOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:16:54 GMTAP Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3 (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootball, 26 Nov 2014 16:18:33 GMTSaudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut (AP) — Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting.iBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsOil and gas industryEnergy industryIndustriesVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 16:14:27 GMTSyrian FM: Russia to boost relations with Assad (AP) — Syria's foreign minister has met with Vladimir Putin and says the Russian president wants to expand relations with Syria's beleaguered president and improve cooperation between Moscow and Damascus.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRussiaSyriaEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 16:55:55 GMTOfficial: US commandos took part in Yemen raid, Yemen (AP) — U.S. special operations forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a senior defense official said Wednesday, deepening the mystery surrounding a rare raid by American commandos in the country.By AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNSiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareMilitary facilitiesDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:13 GMTWhich turkey will Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese? (AP) — President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass?By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsLaw and orderHolidaysOccasions, 26 Nov 2014 16:14:08 GMTResidents asking why city smells like cat urine CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Residents are hoping tests on air samples can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine.aOdditiesAnimalsNew CastlePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:18 GMTCentral African rebels release 16 hostages, Central African Republic (AP) — Several hostages, including a Polish priest, have been released after being held by rebels in Central African Republic.iGeneral newsHostage situationsAfricaCentral African RepublicBanguiCameroonCentral AfricaWest Africa, 26 Nov 2014 17:02:26 GMTPutin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsTigersWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationAgricultureIndustriesBusinessMammalsGovernment and politicsChinaRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 16:05:53 GMTGinsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourts, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:32 GMTBritish tabloid reporter cleared of bribery charge (AP) — A journalist with Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has been cleared of bribing a press officer for stories about government spending plans.iGeneral newsTabloidsNewspapersCrimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMediaNews mediaEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:09 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 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 16:37:58 GMT2 teens shot by hunter unloading rifle near school, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were shot in eastern Pennsylvania by a man who says his rifle accidentally discharged while he was unloading it.aGeneral newsAccidentsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:21:26 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 GMTMexico's left faces problems as leader quits CITY (AP) — Mexico's left faces huge problems following the resignation of former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a pillar of progressive politics and son of the revered president who nationalized the oil industry.iGeneral newsPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestyleMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 17:07:58 GMTUK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp (AP) — Two British brothers have been jailed for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria.iGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeSyriaMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 17:06:43 GMTEPA chief unfazed by mercury limit court challenge (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is expressing confidence that the Supreme Court won't block its limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 26 Nov 2014 17:07:42 GMTUS 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.97 percent (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers.fBusinessPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estate, 26 Nov 2014 17:04:38 GMTRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy (AP) — Jay Gruden says he's starting Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.sSportsProfessional footballFootballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:11:04 GMTFerguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriCaliforniaSan DiegoSt. LouisNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkKansas, 26 Nov 2014 16:15:40 GMTSouth Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, discussed trade and energy cooperation and regional peace on Wednesday, but did not reach a consensus on expected transportation and energy agreements.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational agreementsRegional cooperationGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndiaSouth AsiaPakistanNepalAsia, 26 Nov 2014 16:14:35 GMTObama's immigration move disappoints businesses (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationPassports and visasSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesTravelLifestyleMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:31 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 GMTCleveland to release video of boy shot by officer (AP) — City police plan to release the names of the two officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, along with dispatch calls and a surveillance video that authorities say clearly shows what happened.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:31:40 GMTBody of Canadian found in Montana lake; 2 missing BANK, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a Canadian man has been found in a northern Montana lake days after he and two other foreign visitors failed to return from a weekend fishing trip.aGeneral newsMissing personsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:21:26 GMTEthics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm (AP) — Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesCampaignsElections, 26 Nov 2014 16:56:02 GMTNFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014 YORK (AP) — For the first time since flexible scheduling came to "Sunday Night Football" in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it.By RACHEL COHENeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports mediaTelevision ratingsProfessional footballFootballTelevisionMedia, 26 Nov 2014 16:21:02 GMTCanada police arrest ex-radio host in sex case (AP) — Police arrested a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host on sexual assault charges on Wednesday.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsRadio programsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCelebrityCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 26 Nov 2014 16:56:51 GMTNATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsUkraineMoscowRussiaUnited StatesKievEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 16:31:30 GMTSEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts LOUIS (AP) — Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballAuburnAlabamaGeorgiaMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:09:56 GMTAP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance, Jordan (AP) — Moderate Muslims must take a stand against religious extremists who violate the core values of Islam, a brother of Jordan's king said Wednesday.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesRadicalismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAmmanJordanJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:46 GMTFeds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a permit allowing a pro-hunting group to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby on public land in Idaho.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 17:03:22 GMT