FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Dec 2014 12:13:57 -0800California officer kills teen after machete attack CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:33:26 GMTLiberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthSenate electionsLegislatureGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsElectionsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfrica, 20 Dec 2014 19:04:37 GMTOnly thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:36:17 GMTFrancis names new camerlengo CITY (AP) — The pope has named French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the role of camerlengo, or chamberlain, who takes over the day-to-day running of the Holy See as soon as a papacy ends.iGeneral newsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 18:04:16 GMTSony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ERIC TUCKERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:41:58 GMTN. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.By HYUNG-JIN KIMhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaPyongyangSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:54:00 GMTExperts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksPreventive carePublic healthInfectious diseasesEpidemicsEye healthImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAfricaUnited StatesWest AfricaSierra LeoneMiddle EastNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:59:22 GMTNo. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40, Tenn. (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:06:16 GMTObama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.By BRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityInternational relationsHispanicsSocial issuesSocial affairsCubaUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 18:57:42 GMTBig moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in.By ANDREW SELIGMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 17:24:44 GMTSoviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961 (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.aGeneral newsLibrariesExecutive branchEducationSocial affairsGovernment and politics, 20 Dec 2014 16:48:06 GMTSierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSierra LeoneSomaliaFreetownWest AfricaAfricaEast Africa, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:55 GMTPolitics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015 (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.By The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrest2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLegislaturePolitical partiesMarriageImmigrationNational electionsElectionsEventsTerrorismNational securityMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAfghanistanIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 20 Dec 2014 19:52:48 GMTAP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades.By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVEiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsArts and entertainmentEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEuropeUnited KingdomRussiaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 20 Dec 2014 20:03:18 GMTNo. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67 GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of forward Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky 76-67 on Saturday.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:40:35 GMTEgypt president meets Qatar envoy (AP) — Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations.iGeneral newsEgyptQatarMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaDohaNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Dec 2014 18:32:24 GMTPolice: Man in elf costume charged with DWI, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey.aGeneral newsArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:05:11 GMTFalling oil prices worry Algeria, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch.By KARIM KEBIR and PAUL SCHEMMfBusinessPricesGovernment payEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAlgeriaNorth AfricaAlgiersRussiaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 17:36:30 GMTUS sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesAfghanistanCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 20 Dec 2014 16:50:43 GMTHaggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesWashingtonBellinghamUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:16:13 GMTAging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues.aGeneral newsAnimalsLionsAnimal healthAgingMammalsHealthSeniors' healthCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 17:21:41 GMTOfficer kills teen who was attacked with machete CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 18:39:20 GMTProtesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miami (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.By KRISTEN WYATT and CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsCubaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:59:41 GMTCrime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 16:25:21 GMTAutopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:01:47 GMTSpanish protest their nation's new security law (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsLegislationSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 16:45:46 GMTSpaniards protest their nation's proposed security law (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 17:45:25 GMTCuba protests planned in Miami, but turnout unclear (AP) — Protesters waving Cuban flags have started to gather for a demonstration against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government.By KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCubaMiamiCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 18:34:33 GMT5 comedy alternatives to 'The Interview' ANGELES (AP) — Kim Jong Un isn't alone.By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politics, 20 Dec 2014 18:42:41 GMTCongress finishes up, its members still grumbling (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesVeteransImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPersonal loansPersonal financeStudent financesPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 17:53:38 GMTCubans imprisoned in US appear before parliament (AP) — Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational agreementsLegislatureGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 16:51:07 GMTTop news of 2014 left public grasping for answers feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.By ADAM GELLERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAccidents and disastersMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsCrimeEventsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthLibyaUnited StatesUkraineMiddle EastRussiaFergusonNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeMissouri, 20 Dec 2014 19:34:46 GMTBurying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.By RIAZ KHANiGeneral newsWar and unrestPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Dec 2014 19:19:30 GMTWhy the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.By TOMOKO A. HOSAKAhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentHackingTechnology issuesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:14 GMTA chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and CHRISTINE ARMARIOiGeneral newsExtended familyTravel laws and regulationsRelationshipsLifestyleTravel safetyTravelGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:17:50 GMT2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash, Ind. (AP) — More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana and rolled on its side early Saturday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSeymourIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 18:57:36 GMTLouisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentucky GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' game at Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:45:22 GMTDWI charges for woman who sought driving job EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job — as a driver for a social services agency.aGeneral newsJob huntingArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeCareersBusinessLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 17:51:11 GMTKurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and advancing toward the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraq, 20 Dec 2014 19:17:56 GMTFinal goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014 each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.By BERNARD McGHEEaGeneral newsCelebrityMoviesMusicAcademy AwardsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionSports mediaNewspapersLegislatureNative AmericansProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashion designEventsPolitical issuesSportsNews mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeFootballAward showsMovie awardsUnited KingdomUnited StatesBostonMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 20 Dec 2014 20:00:58 GMTPGA: Golfer, 103, may be oldest to record hole in one, Fla. (AP) — A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one.aGeneral newsSportsGolfSarasotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:12:03 GMTRaul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won't change the communist system he leads.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesMiamiFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:34:04 GMTProsecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:40:20 GMTPanama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.By JUAN ZAMORANO and KATHIA MARTINEZiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeGovernment and politicsCrimePanamaPanama CityMedellinUnited StatesColombiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:22:52 GMTEgypt official says nearly 10,000 detained this year (AP) — Egyptian security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown a senior interior ministry official said Saturday targets those attempting to curtail Egypt's development.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Dec 2014 18:00:41 GMTJudge dismisses suit by family saved at sea DIEGO (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a satellite phone company by a California couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessEnvironment and natureSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 17:23:57 GMTProsecutor: No charges in church disturbance death LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't bring any charges against churchgoers in the death of an armed man they restrained when he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service.aGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 18:44:45 GMTOfficials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving.aGeneral newsOdditiesDogsMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaRiversideUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:34:09 GMTMegabus crashes on I-65 in southern Indiana, Ind. (AP) — A Megabus headed for Atlanta crashed Saturday morning on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana, authorities said, and some injuries were reported.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSeymourIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 16:02:51 GMTCincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.By JOE KAYsSportsAneurysmsMen's basketballCollege basketballDiseases and conditionsHealthBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 17:55:26 GMT