FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Dec 2014 13:21:19 -0800Potential 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 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 19:48:44 GMTWashington to cross Delaware _ with better weather CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — This year's re-enactment of George Washington's Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River will have considerably better weather than the original.aGeneral newsWeather, 25 Dec 2014 16:53:28 GMTWoman run over by minivan after Christmas Eve Mass, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:13:02 GMTOfficial: 5 attackers dead at AU Somalia base, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five militants dead, an official with the mission in Somalia said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaEast AfricaMogadishuAfrica, 25 Dec 2014 15:44:45 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 GMTSyrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsCivil warsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMoscowRussiaMiddle EastEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Dec 2014 16:17:39 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 GMTJack Daniels' son is Jim Beam, La. (AP) — A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon.aOdditiesHoumaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 16:46:47 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 GMTNew OT rule in minor-league hockey generating buzz (AP) — This rookie just may be called up from the American Hockey League after catching everyone's attention in an impressive debut.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyHockeyMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:13:32 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 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 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 GMTRussia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack (AP) — Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentInternational incidentsMoscowNorth KoreaRussiaPyongyangUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 16:28:35 GMTKayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts fire officials have come to the rescue of a capsized kayaker who may have been trying to install a Charlie Brown cutout on a raft that holds a Christmas tree at the center of a pond.aGeneral newsOdditiesMassachusettsNorthamptonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 17:01:03 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 GMTMan shot with stun gun dies at border crossing DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a 40-year-old man died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:09:06 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 is also waving goodbye.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwFood and drinkGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLifestyleHealthy eatingChefsChild nutritionChild and teen healthNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseObesityDiseases and conditionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 16:19:06 GMTPope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityWar and unrestPolitical refugeesReligionSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesVatican CityMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Dec 2014 14:41:06 GMTParties assess several variables looking at 2016 map (AP) — Here's a 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 electionsEventsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 16:48:02 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 GMTMonkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend DELHI (AP) — Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend — resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Dec 2014 16:03:27 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 newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:10:33 GMTPower returns to Mississippi town after storm, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they have restored power to nearly everyone in the Mississippi town of Columbia following a series of powerful tornadoes that hit the town.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 21:19:03 GMTSpokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital on Christmas Day after experiencing shortness of breath two days ago.aGeneral newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 18:24:22 GMTUK queen calls for harmony in Christmas message, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II used her traditional Christmas broadcast Thursday to call for reconciliation throughout the United Kingdom and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa.By MATT DUNHAM and GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsHealthChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Dec 2014 15:20:13 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 GMTOfficial in Somalia says 5 militants dead after attacking African Union base in Mogadishu, Kenya (AP) — Official in Somalia says 5 militants dead after attacking African Union base in Mogadishu.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaEast AfricaMogadishuAfrica, 25 Dec 2014 14:46:18 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 GMTMilitants attack AU Somalia base, at least 5 dead, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five militants dead, an official with the mission in Somalia said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 25 Dec 2014 16:40:59 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 GMTWoman run over by car after Christmas Eve Mass, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 16:01:17 GMTCan GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016? (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.By BILL BARROWaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityHispanicsPolitical partiesElectoral collegeDemographicsNational electionsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 15:55:01 GMTSurvivors huddle after violence in India kills 72, India (AP) — Instead of celebrating Christmas in her home, Rina Vor and her four young children were huddled in a church Thursday along with hundreds of other survivors of a rebel massacre that killed 72 members of her tribe.By ANUPAM NATHiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsWar and unrestViolenceHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Dec 2014 14:43:13 GMTNORAD 'tracks' Santa's journey across globe SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command pretended to monitor Santa Claus as he made his storybook Christmas Eve flight, saying they used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to the Americas.aGeneral newsLifestyleSocial mediaOnline mediaVolunteerismMediaSocial affairsColorado SpringsUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 25 Dec 2014 14:22:21 GMTTurkish teen arrested for insulting president, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsCrimePolitical corruptionLaw and orderPolitical issuesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Dec 2014 14:58:38 GMT