FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 12:29:36 -0800AP PHOTOS: Brazil housing shortage a daily drama DE JANEIRO (AP) — When it rains, the dirt floor of the home where Taina Ferreira lives with her three small children turns to mud, and the contents of the open sewer that cuts in front of her front door sweep into the house.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:32 GMTThunder G Westbrook to return Friday night CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook finally gets to put his fashionable suit collection away.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOklahomaNew York CityMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Nov 2014 18:56:00 GMTHuge fire destroys Southern California pallet yard, Calif. (AP) — Fire has destroyed a sprawling Southern California pallet yard and several tractor trailers.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:33:10 GMTCarlos Sainz Jr to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015, Italy (AP) — Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will pair with Max Verstappen for the Formula One team in 2015, the team said Friday.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 28 Nov 2014 19:21:10 GMTCops: Car slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7, Pa. (AP) — A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people including a 3-month-old, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:57 GMTEisner: NFL team would boost downtown Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProfessional footballFootballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballLos AngelesOaklandSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:41 GMTBrowns' Manziel says he tried to avoid altercation (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he tried to avoid an altercation with a man who was "very aggressive" when he approached the Browns' rookie quarterback in the lobby of his apartment building last week.By TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 28 Nov 2014 20:07:01 GMTNY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile in upstate New York for more than seven hours say they heard their friends and family calling for them but couldn't answer loudly enough.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:08:04 GMTINSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 19:06:20 GMTUnion says Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension vacated immediately YORK (AP) — Union says Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension vacated immediately.aGeneral newsSports, 28 Nov 2014 20:00:50 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyCulturesProtests and demonstrationsHolidaysHoliday shoppingLabor issuesGift shoppingPersonal spendingSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestOccasionsLifestyleShoppingSocial issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaineNew YorkWisconsinKansasMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:03:24 GMTBomb blast hits mosque in northern Nigeria city, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, and officials feared the casualty toll would be high.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 19:25:50 GMTRoyals trade Crow to Miami; give Frasor $1.8M deal CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Aaron Crow was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Miami Marlins for left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Reid Redman.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsKansas CityKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 28 Nov 2014 19:09:19 GMTRice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated' YORK (AP) — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootball, 28 Nov 2014 20:13:47 GMTHalliburton and Macy's big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fLeading economic indicatorsEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industry, 28 Nov 2014 19:09:00 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Protests, beer and prison YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsCulturesBoycottsHoliday shoppingAfrican-AmericansLabor issuesCrimePersonal spendingPolitical and civil unrestHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleSocial affairsShoppingSocial issuesManchesterNew YorkMaineWisconsinNew York CityChicagoKansasIllinoisMissouriEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:03:04 GMTFerguson protests move to retail stores, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.By JIM SALTERaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 18:10:41 GMTGOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016 RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:46 GMTUS appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels (AP) — The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.The Associated PresswBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyUnited StatesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 20:13:47 GMTS&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks YORK (AP) — A sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:04:37 GMTRussian Navy successfully tests new missile (AP) — The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsMilitary and defenseWeapons administrationGovernment and politicsArmed forcesRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 18:12:23 GMTAustin police: More than 100 rounds fired, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:55:13 GMTStocks slip as crude oil sinks YORK (AP) — A sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial marketsCommodity marketsEconomyStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:45:22 GMTEllis, Alexander lift Kansas over Tennessee 82-67 BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Perry Ellis scored 24 points, Cliff Alexander added 16 and No. 11 Kansas beat Tennessee 82-67 Friday in an Orlando Classic semifinal.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasTennesseeOrlandoUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 28 Nov 2014 19:24:05 GMTNYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:08 GMTCorrection: Christian Parents-Gays story a story Nov. 26 about evangelicals with gay children, The Associated Press erroneously reported a statement by the Rev. Al Mohler about same-sex attraction. Mohler said same-sex attraction can't change through secular therapy but can change through the Gospel, not that same-sex attraction can never change.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityReligious educationParentingRelationshipsMarriageReligionSocial affairsEducationReligious issuesSocial issuesLifestyleCouplesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil liberties, 28 Nov 2014 18:35:48 GMTAlabama man dies on flight from Atlanta to Seattle, Mont. (AP) — An Alabama man died on a commercial flight from Atlanta to Seattle and the airplane was diverted to Billings Logan International Airport.aGeneral newsBillingsMontanaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:48:52 GMTPope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsReligious strifeChristianityPolitical refugeesIslamFundamentalismReligionGovernment and politicsSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesReligious issuesTurkeySyriaMiddle EastSofiaAnkaraWestern EuropeEuropeBulgariaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 18:36:53 GMTHomeless woman's stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case (AP) — Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsGun politicsConstitutional amendmentsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsConstitutionsGovernment regulationsHuman welfareMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:54 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 28 Nov 2014 20:09:52 GMTGrambling back to winning after turbulent season's proud football program is back to its winning ways.By DAVID BRANDTsSportsSchool athleticsSchool infrastructureProfessional footballFootballCollege footballBoycottsEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:13:54 GMTYemen's Shiite, Sunni rivals hold rare meeting, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's main Sunni Islamist party says its top leaders have met with the powerful Shiite rebels who have been battling it for months and control the capital, in a rare meeting that might help ease the country's political deadlock.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 19:12:08 GMTDeath row inmate's prison food complaint rejected, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.By PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsViolent crimeNational courtsCrimeJudaismReligionSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciary, 28 Nov 2014 19:03:59 GMTChristie's decision on pig crates down to the wire, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has until Monday to decide whether to sign a closely watched bill involving pig cages — a piece of legislation seen by many as a gauge of his presidential ambitions.By JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLegislationExecutive branchAgricultureIndustriesLegislatureConsumer products and servicesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:05:09 GMTNY car dealership roof partly collapses, killing 1 YORK (AP) — A car dealership's concrete roof partially collapsed and a section of a mezzanine caved in Friday, killing a construction worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, authorities said.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:26:29 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:17 GMTMickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMoviesEntertainmentBoxingMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 19:30:44 GMTOhio State coach offers prayers for missing player, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he's praying that a missing football player is found soon and safely.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthCollege footballCoachingFootballCollege sportsColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:47:42 GMTItalian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 18:59:02 GMTOil plunge a panacea for much of world economy renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsCanadaEuropeJapanUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 18:47:39 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestine (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.iGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesFranceIsraelEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 18:09:13 GMTBlack Friday gets a little less frenzied YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysCulturesHoliday shoppingShoppingConsumer electronicsGift shoppingOccasionsLifestylePersonal spendingPersonal financeSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyNew YorkNew York CityMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:47:32 GMTRecalls this week: battery packs, doors line of battery packs used to charge electronic devices are being recalled this week because they can overheat and cause a fire.By The Associated PressfBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Nov 2014 18:50:30 GMTDoc rediscovers Bing Crosby's triumphs, tragedies ANGELES (AP) — An upcoming PBS documentary seeks to remind younger generations there was so much more to Bing Crosby than crooning "White Christmas" — from media master to philanthropist to difficult dad.By MIKE CIDONI LENNOXaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentDocumentariesCelebrityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:31:12 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.aGeneral newsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:13:48 GMTPolice: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people, Nigeria (AP) — Police say 35 people were killed when multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city.iGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 20:12:08 GMTOfficial Christmas tree arrives at White House (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleConifersTreesPlantsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:21:37 GMTDellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:19:30 GMTAP NewsAlert, Nigeria (AP) — Police say 35 people were killed in bomb blasts at mosque in northern Nigerian city of Kano .iGeneral newsBombingsNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 20:06:24 GMTS&P 500 ends lower as oil slump hits market YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as falling crude prices weigh on the market in a holiday-shortened session.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:28:01 GMT