FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 10:21:06 -0800For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 15:51:54 GMTOil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsOPEC MeetingsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEventsStock marketsEast AsiaEuropeSaudi ArabiaAsiaMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 17:27:22 GMTEgypt braces for new Islamist protest (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIslamismPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 16:41:09 GMTMillions expected to shop on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 Nov 2014 17:34:10 GMTPope condemns Islamic State violence (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsIsraelMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 17:28:20 GMTToyota, tire maker Toyo issue safety recalls ANGELES (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 27 Nov 2014 16:30:38 GMTJustice sent home after heart stent implanted (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsLiberalismElectionsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsNational electionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:28:12 GMTFamilies asked to host visitors for pope's US trip (AP) — Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year.By KATHY MATHESONaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleChristianityReligionSocial affairsAccommodationsLeisure travelPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 18:18:45 GMT10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army, India (AP) — Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 16:09:15 GMTSlovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSlovakiaEuropeBratislavaEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 17:03:50 GMTExpectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive (AP) — Authorities in Pittsburgh say a pregnant woman sitting outside a neighborhood drugstore was struck and killed when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:40:31 GMTBahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.By AVA TURNQUEST and BEN FOXiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigrationPassports and visasGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsTravelLifestyleBahamasHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:46:19 GMTAmericans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeAgricultureIndustries, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:35 GMTFor 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsSmugglingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 17:09:09 GMTDiplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty (AP) — The World Trade Organization has pulled off a major deal that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually after years of negotiation.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeDiplomacyEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEurope, 27 Nov 2014 18:03:28 GMTPele doing 'fine' after taken to special care unit PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 17:19:16 GMTFerguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:09:58 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert (AP) — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesBusiness, 27 Nov 2014 15:56:13 GMTGreece says under pressure for new austerity, Greece (AP) — A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:43:10 GMTSinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing, Northern Ireland (AP) — A prominent Irish Republican Army veteran has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.iGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderBelfastIrelandNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 18:19:01 GMTMubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsRebellions and uprisingsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 16:39:48 GMTSwiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsNazismRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanySwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:38 GMTPolice return to Hernandez home seeking sneakers ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeMassachusettsAttleboroUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:47:49 GMTPopovich, Ginobili reflect on their rocky start a January night in Indiana more than a decade ago, 26-year-old Manu Ginobili was sitting on the floor near the end of the San Antonio Spurs bench as coach Gregg Popovich walked toward him.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 27 Nov 2014 16:22:56 GMTIsrael says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 16:06:19 GMTTaliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyAccidents and disastersInternational relationsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessUnited KingdomAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:40:56 GMTLongevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsToysRecreation and leisureLifestyleRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:10 GMTSpain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman (AP) — A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account Thursday to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from her Madrid apartment sparked an outcry, team officials said.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerSoccerProfessional soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 17:06:07 GMT10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 27 Nov 2014 17:21:40 GMTBelize charges man in Panama diplomat killing CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.iGeneral newsCrimeDiplomacyViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBelizePanamaBelmopanCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:23 GMTAfghan police: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesDiplomacyAccidents and disastersInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiaUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:24:04 GMT5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceInternational soccerCorruption in sports2014 FIFA World CupSoccerEventsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainRussiaQatarWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 18:01:07 GMTOPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices (AP) — Facing few options to reverse plunging oil prices, OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target on hold, a move that is likely to push the market even lower at a time of already high supply.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:38 GMTHospital says Pele taken to 'special care' unit PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection.iGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:38:15 GMTLiberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year, Liberia (AP) — As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaAfricaGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 16:24:24 GMTFerguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:26:10 GMTJudge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs' (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister did call a policeman by the "politically toxic" insult "pleb."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:35 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance, Venezuela (AP) — At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses after inmates at an overcrowded prison in Venezuela stormed an infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, officials reported. Activists said Thursday the death toll could be far higher.By JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsPolitical activismHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 17:08:09 GMTMosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 15:42:41 GMTFrida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsPaintingMexicoNew YorkNew York CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited States, 27 Nov 2014 15:52:34 GMT11 burned bodies found in southern Mexico, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Thursday they have found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.By JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA and MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsGangsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 17:17:00 GMTEbola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea, Guinea (AP) — Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.By MICHELLE FAUL and JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEmergency managementForeign aidInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthInternational relationsGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaFranceUnited StatesAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:46:54 GMTOPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day (AP) — OPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day.iBusinessGeneral news, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:46 GMTWatch No. 12: Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common.By KEN POWTAKsSportsProfessional footballFootballGreen BayMassachusettsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:02 GMTOriginal Alice manuscript to travel to US museums (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomPhiladelphiaWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:05:25 GMTFerguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:45 GMTFrance returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 17:14:00 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:44:11 GMTNigeria parliament: Shell should pay $3.6 billion, Nigeria (AP) — A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill.iBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 15:56:39 GMTNational Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsToysRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:12 GMT