FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:15:46 -0800Asian markets gain as oil reboundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2230e515cf304c5ead14980bc8e126edSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil boosted energy stocks.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyIndustriesCommodity marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaShanghaiAsiaChinaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2230e515cf304c5ead14980bc8e126edMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:13:40 GMTAustralia family found after 10 days in wildernesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09da425a123040c2901faad4281e8079SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09da425a123040c2901faad4281e8079Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:36:36 GMTRemembering tsunami: Bodies, debris and silencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73212fda06ef488b9b6446726e287407Some 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 sixth of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersThailandSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73212fda06ef488b9b6446726e287407Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:13:04 GMTAP PHOTOS: Sheetos, the street-mime of Cairohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ae86dc3f10a4153b5b485b3ca8b1b5dCAIRO (AP) — Bright colors, strange clothes and a striking white mask steal the attention of everyday people going about their business in downtown Cairo. This is the stage for Mohammed Saeed (aka Sheetos) who is waging a lonely campaign to introduce the art of mime to modern Egypt.By HAI MALEKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ae86dc3f10a4153b5b485b3ca8b1b5dMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:49:05 GMTChina punishes hospital for operating room photoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33fe4a6f202f4fbbab4dcef45acd84c8BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have put a hospital president on probation and fired three supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.iGeneral newsHealthChinaXi'anGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33fe4a6f202f4fbbab4dcef45acd84c8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:35:36 GMTNorth Korea skipping UN Security Council meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02b6fd603af14274a8409876da104b1dUNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02b6fd603af14274a8409876da104b1dMon, 22 Dec 2014 05:09:32 GMTEgypt: Security forces kill 5 Islamic militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/865dc0a0c3184037a6530270dc16ecd2CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces killed five militants from a Sinai-based group allied with Islamic State extremists during a raid in the country's north.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/865dc0a0c3184037a6530270dc16ecd2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:37:44 GMTPanthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Brownshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/108db07fd3574a9eb80c43238267fd18CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNewtonClevelandNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/108db07fd3574a9eb80c43238267fd18Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:30:24 GMTNew-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a new hope riseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50c58181dc7b46ca965cf66f0ec20f25MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, the new Milwaukee Bucks ownership group provides an inside look from the front office:By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndustrial products and servicesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50c58181dc7b46ca965cf66f0ec20f25Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:02:56 GMTPatriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff byehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52c88856a4404851aa92ac20c5014198EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballEventsNew JerseyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52c88856a4404851aa92ac20c5014198Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:33:16 GMTAriz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/692fa75d76094d43b60b79615912dac6WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyGovernment programsImmigrationLegal proceedingsBorder securityCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsNational securityPoliceGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/692fa75d76094d43b60b79615912dac6Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:35:09 GMTIndia lawmakers demand Modi speak on conversion to Hinduismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29a977c3dcb8421ba194b795f3d13611NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house of Parliament adjourned after descending into shouting matches.iGeneral newsHinduismIslamReligionGovernment and politicsLegislatureNationalismReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29a977c3dcb8421ba194b795f3d13611Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:51:01 GMTIraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff7f6992c9a4163a27eede5a7649e77BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.By VIVIAN SALAMAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismCrimeLegal proceedingsImprovised explosivesJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareLaw and orderGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff7f6992c9a4163a27eede5a7649e77Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:30:10 GMTYoung immigrants to line up for driver's licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/929c778d5f1f4fe6a880d06aeffd7b03PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationNational courtsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/929c778d5f1f4fe6a880d06aeffd7b03Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:25:23 GMTBelarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6d3bf252f12414ba5acbe971c0a4b3eMINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.By YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEconomyGovernment and politicsCuisinesFood and drinkLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDiplomacyBelarusRussiaMoscowMinskEuropeKazakhstanUkraineEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6d3bf252f12414ba5acbe971c0a4b3eMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:27:05 GMTChina sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3312ac73d2a74b288840cab1b54e60bcBEIJING (AP) — China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country's first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported Monday.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaSouth SudanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3312ac73d2a74b288840cab1b54e60bcMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:45:04 GMTTexans remain in hunt with 25-13 win over Ravenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06c65b09fd4740fba3da7505860e6a6bHOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are down to a fourth-string quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has hardly played all season because of a knee injury.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06c65b09fd4740fba3da7505860e6a6bMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:21:06 GMTTimeline of events before and after NYC cop deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c4224bfdc24401885179c8e328dd467A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMarylandBrooklynBaltimoreNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c4224bfdc24401885179c8e328dd467Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:17:55 GMTSentencing slated in rape case probation violationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63853194c53c43d98225688067cdadf3STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces nearly six months in jail after pleading guilty to violating his probation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsHigh school footballCrimeHigh school sportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFootballCrimes against childrenLaw and orderSportsEventsSteubenvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63853194c53c43d98225688067cdadf3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:45:42 GMTStafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a08aff1cb1c84ec78bb485a563c4aee9CHICAGO (AP) — The playoff-bound Detroit Lions avoided an embarrassing loss to Chicago after the Bears benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional footballFootballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a08aff1cb1c84ec78bb485a563c4aee9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:25:23 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7be49b25ad74c52a47870aff993e5a0Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year.By The Associated PressaArmed forcesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGeneral newsNew York CityParisNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7be49b25ad74c52a47870aff993e5a0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:48 GMTWilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8ea7983e840439797bd81291a019f41GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle's defense was stifling as usual and its offense had a record-breaking eruption against a defense that's supposed to be one of the NFL's best.By BOB BAUMsSportsProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8ea7983e840439797bd81291a019f41Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:22:41 GMTHearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fd7c295e8a4c6a9764653694d98b58FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A pre-trial hearing is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fd7c295e8a4c6a9764653694d98b58Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:28:06 GMTList of people being honored as Carnegie Heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd34f9bdca91480a8f28261766ce2820Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresArizonaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd34f9bdca91480a8f28261766ce2820Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:16:55 GMTRomo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Coltshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8183f1a4c6a4ae7bf1159f3507e0af8ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8183f1a4c6a4ae7bf1159f3507e0af8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:00:58 GMTAs Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debatedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f793a490d56c4214a13af031279a84bdWASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsArmed forcesEnergy policyMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f793a490d56c4214a13af031279a84bdMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:21:27 GMTRudolph stamps guide tiny post office to successhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/682ce6c8c2fd4fb38728e4e0a61a9406RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas.By CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/682ce6c8c2fd4fb38728e4e0a61a9406Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:18:25 GMTRookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7bab9c7031042d189e8860530eee61aST. LOUIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesRecord setting eventsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballGeneral newsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7bab9c7031042d189e8860530eee61aMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:41:05 GMTDolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d94895c38954c079e49cf4791bff9d8MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they're also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row.By STEVEN WINEsSportsCoachingNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d94895c38954c079e49cf4791bff9d8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:20:23 GMTZepp gets win in NHL debut as Flyers beat Jets 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15b8435a7d064a8ea89553c074b0d2fdWINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Rob Zepp made 25 saves in his NHL debut and Jakub Voracek scored 10 seconds into overtime, sending the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15b8435a7d064a8ea89553c074b0d2fdMon, 22 Dec 2014 05:35:26 GMTAP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7757f931f53941a3a26d306b1d2d99e7BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKEaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCriminal investigationsHuman welfareLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment grantsLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesMontanaMaineSouth CarolinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7757f931f53941a3a26d306b1d2d99e7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:02:19 GMTAbandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in Indiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f1652b226104afc97e17edfafdca87bRORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsHealthOccupational healthProduction facilitiesDiseases and conditionsEnvironmental healthPublic healthCorporate newsBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f1652b226104afc97e17edfafdca87bMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:49:22 GMTNKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac6c285cd04f4246824b79e92c586b15SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentPolitical defectionsGovernment and politicsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac6c285cd04f4246824b79e92c586b15Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:00:01 GMTJets players speak out on slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52838262e43f4edea0461200ad88eed7EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.aGeneral newsSportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaCrimeEventsViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBrooklynNew York CityFergusonSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52838262e43f4edea0461200ad88eed7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:31:27 GMTMan who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e75d7b3932c741b2962890dc9289d06dPITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e75d7b3932c741b2962890dc9289d06dMon, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:11 GMTForgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33c89ae7d534f77adc179edee14e490RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsHealthOccupational healthCorporate legal affairsProduction facilitiesLegal proceedingsDiseases and conditionsEnvironmentGovernment and politicsPolitical activismEnvironmental healthPublic healthCorporate newsBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesLaw and orderEnvironment and naturePolitical issuesIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33c89ae7d534f77adc179edee14e490Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:06:02 GMTPackers beat Bucs, set up showdown for NFC North titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3232e6c777384a5c85b27d058421c3cdTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay still has some unfinished business before heading into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.By FRED GOODALLsSportsProfessional footballFootballTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3232e6c777384a5c85b27d058421c3cdMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:16:07 GMTSeattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d74599dedb54a36b7de693063ea123cGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so.By BOB BAUMsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d74599dedb54a36b7de693063ea123cMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:54:06 GMTPalestinian man arrested after foiled attack on soldierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5d706c5fea450e85329c4e944a073dJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military says a Palestinian man has been arrested after a foiled attack on a soldier in the West Bank.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5d706c5fea450e85329c4e944a073dMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:54:27 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c52272bdbb8e4094b2bd7d00501a7966The United Stated and Cuba restored diplomatic relations after a break of more than five decades. Prisoners were exchanged, and Cubans on the island celebrated the surprise thaw.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c52272bdbb8e4094b2bd7d00501a7966Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:02:28 GMTPolice departments on alert after cop killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65381795427248f5807ee62cdfc8c4b9NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65381795427248f5807ee62cdfc8c4b9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:22 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d28e57c98242869319ab5afa785b4dYour Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideBy The Associated PresssSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d28e57c98242869319ab5afa785b4dMon, 22 Dec 2014 07:01:02 GMTSteelers grab playoff spot, showdown up nexthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4d92d49c27746f4bfe14b7b217e1ec9PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4d92d49c27746f4bfe14b7b217e1ec9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:31:06 GMTUS renews elusive push for Mideast peacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57d7bf412e7c4b91a87357490b9d5e65WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.By LARA JAKESwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesCease firesWar and unrestBorder securityGeneral newsMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastJordanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57d7bf412e7c4b91a87357490b9d5e65Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:32:55 GMTAP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f37a44949bc482da2d04c72cf8d740eBUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKEaGeneral newsGovernment grantsNational governmentsCrimes against childrenCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsMontanaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f37a44949bc482da2d04c72cf8d740eMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:01:00 GMTExperts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama openinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/634f1f8a4eb64050853e07c72aa26c7cHAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home.By BEN FOXiGeneral newsTravelTravel laws and regulationsLeisure travelGovernment and politicsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/634f1f8a4eb64050853e07c72aa26c7cMon, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:25 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04102830ab1641adacf6337219deac05KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPoliceOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesHawaiiHonoluluNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04102830ab1641adacf6337219deac05Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:28:17 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40355138cfae4928991c0f64a861947aIn the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people —most of them children — in what was one of the country's deadliest attacks in years. In the days that followed, families buried the victims of the massacre, residents held vigils and the nation mourned its loss.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWest BankMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40355138cfae4928991c0f64a861947aMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:19:25 GMTRepublicans in charge of Senate _ but 2016 awaitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e34466961ddc497599863be462269882WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e34466961ddc497599863be462269882Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:13:00 GMTRaiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92582a91e6254e81ab3af1f88ce095b3OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92582a91e6254e81ab3af1f88ce095b3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:40:24 GMT