FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:11:52 -0800Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d125b1f19fe746f6b82a29ddb5ab94a3A 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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d125b1f19fe746f6b82a29ddb5ab94a3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:38:48 GMTNo. 12 Wildcats beat No. 13 Sun Devils 42-35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/917af8ce34ea4b379b4e689a5be993ecTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 12 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on Friday.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/917af8ce34ea4b379b4e689a5be993ecSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:02:48 GMTNo. 17 Missouri beats Arkansas to take SEC Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7c02bd268894f34946f35dc715eb5f4COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsSEC Football Championship GameCollege footballEventsCollege sportsFootballColumbiaMissouriArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7c02bd268894f34946f35dc715eb5f4Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:04:30 GMTPolice: Man held after choking neighbor's loud doghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4463f2804946479f90c1dae97465d47bPORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsPortsmouthNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4463f2804946479f90c1dae97465d47bFri, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:49 GMTNY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers callinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9acca5c22c84f438d10451495531541NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9acca5c22c84f438d10451495531541Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:17:09 GMTFormer 'Real World' cast member dies in Wisconsinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f65d6eeaff94526b91269c812911604KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Police say a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has died in Wisconsin.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentKenoshaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f65d6eeaff94526b91269c812911604Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:57:24 GMTSon arrested after woman run over, killed in Mainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dda1b3321a04c23b284f171941835d9BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his mother in Maine before fleeing nearly a week ago.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMaineBiddefordUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dda1b3321a04c23b284f171941835d9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:08:30 GMTNo. 21 Rutgers beats Colgate 66-44http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ed070c664114a0a91b158b6b55e5968PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for her fifth consecutive double-double to open the season, and No. 21 and undefeated Rutgers beat winless Colgate 66-44 on Friday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ed070c664114a0a91b158b6b55e5968Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:00:25 GMTAir Force beats No. 21 Colorado State on late FGhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/267ee3d898fb416890f22911fe2cd139AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Will Conant connected on a 39-yard field goal as time expired after backup quarterback Nate Romine completed a long pass, helping Air Force upset No. 21 Colorado State 27-24 on Friday to snap the Rams' nine-game winning streak.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/267ee3d898fb416890f22911fe2cd139Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:39:10 GMTArkansas upends No. 17 Iowa 77-67http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77b38f6789a749d39f4a159a68b288cbLAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Brooks scored 24 points, Jessica Jackson added 22 and Arkansas pulled away from No. 17 Iowa 77-67 on Friday at the South Pointe Thanksgiving Shootout.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsArkansasIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77b38f6789a749d39f4a159a68b288cbFri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:19 GMTCapitals beat streaking Islanders 5-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9e5cd5114f04dbe840a9a985fb3d4d5WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal, Matt Niskanen had a goal and two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the streaking New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9e5cd5114f04dbe840a9a985fb3d4d5Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:00:36 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad10b0b73c5d4914a87e6c2ce4342fd9NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsCulturesHoliday shoppingLabor issuesCrimePolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingSocial affairsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsSocial issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaineNew YorkChicagoWisconsinMissouriMilwaukeeSt. LouisKansasColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad10b0b73c5d4914a87e6c2ce4342fd9Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:51:11 GMTMom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61e30eab3bef4f089aa14db1dd087eb9COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.By ANN SANNERaGeneral newsHealthSportsMissing personsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSports medicineMen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61e30eab3bef4f089aa14db1dd087eb9Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:46:11 GMTKane's 5th goal in 7 games helps Blackhawks winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f364e26561248f4931eab4d2b9bc144ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals and Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f364e26561248f4931eab4d2b9bc144Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:52:09 GMTHogan leads Stanford's 31-10 upset of No. 9 UCLAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5309e59fbdd2447d992a8d2bedbecce7PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Hogan passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and Stanford crushed No. 9 UCLA's hopes for the Pac-12 South title and a College Football Playoff spot with a 31-10 victory Friday.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional footballCollege footballFootballCollege sportsCaliforniaPasadenaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5309e59fbdd2447d992a8d2bedbecce7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:57:16 GMTNo 16 Buckeyes beat James Madison 73-56http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b97312ef97f04f9b85b5a7d59fa280a5COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While blowing away overmatched teams and shooting 60 percent, No. 16 Ohio State hasn't really needed an inside presence.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b97312ef97f04f9b85b5a7d59fa280a5Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:27:55 GMTNY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tableshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a469b5d71ea648cbb714d3626de7817fNEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off New York City residents have paid $100 each for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church.aGeneral newsOdditiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a469b5d71ea648cbb714d3626de7817fSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:49:17 GMTFederal panel to hear ex-Detroit mayor's appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f6c72f8b6334802826835194e8ea770DETROIT (AP) — A three-judge panel will hear former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal for a new trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f6c72f8b6334802826835194e8ea770Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:32:43 GMTColumn: We're all the better for Watson's wordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57bd3f1b52e84e5b84ea21d1c7656f8bWe need more athletes like Benjamin Watson.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57bd3f1b52e84e5b84ea21d1c7656f8bFri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:31 GMTRoyals trade Crow to Miami, give Frasor $1.8M dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47f0d9b5185248c58f40b8b10b3da9d6KANSAS 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 transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsKansas CityKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47f0d9b5185248c58f40b8b10b3da9d6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:55 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36383c1df664cc383eb57d2c0e453b9WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agenciesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36383c1df664cc383eb57d2c0e453b9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:45:39 GMTWestern Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fb30b40e1184cc6885ace99d32ba069HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm didn't want a crazy game with No. 19 Marshall to go on any longer.By JOHN RABYaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKentuckyUnited StatesHuntingtonNorth AmericaWest Virginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fb30b40e1184cc6885ace99d32ba069Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:13:10 GMTProtests temporarily close malls, shut down trainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99187fa2192541749b62e53c16fe3969FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriChicagoSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99187fa2192541749b62e53c16fe3969Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:51:56 GMTSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d78e3e2eda5044b98d02d7861371b7ddGENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandGenevaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d78e3e2eda5044b98d02d7861371b7ddFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:46:55 GMTA glance at national protests, cleanup in Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/455a7e3db63a48b8a3700a2890743127ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansCrimePolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/455a7e3db63a48b8a3700a2890743127Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:56:26 GMTNo. 15 Huskers rally to beat UCLA 71-66http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b340ee871b3495c912a40b9f7caa485LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't as easy as their first four victories but No. 15 Nebraska rallied in the second haft to defeat UCLA 71-66 on Friday afternoon.By TOM CONNOLLYsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b340ee871b3495c912a40b9f7caa485Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:52:55 GMTDeath toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5be8ea5512f4940abb885109e0d5d3dCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pressure is building on Venezuela's government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human rights activists questioning authorities' claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of inmates who stormed an infirmary.By JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical activismHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderPolitical issuesVenezuelaCaracasColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5be8ea5512f4940abb885109e0d5d3dSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:44:53 GMTWisconsin tops Oklahoma 69-56 for Atlantis titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b957894b87b4528806eacf48c0fc03ePARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Tournament MVP Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures, Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 and the second-ranked Badgers beat Oklahoma 69-56 on Friday to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinOklahomaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b957894b87b4528806eacf48c0fc03eFri, 28 Nov 2014 23:46:01 GMTFerguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbc51e4b877461aa8bebbde048cce98FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down a large shopping mall in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest days of the year during Friday during one of several organized rallies to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisChicagoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbc51e4b877461aa8bebbde048cce98Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:35:22 GMTMichael Brown's legacy continues to evolvehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a19627ea2d24d1bb1e8cf318259ba40NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a19627ea2d24d1bb1e8cf318259ba40Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:11:14 GMTRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacatedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50b8c1e16504e1b83f76925d71d570fNEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports transactionsSports governanceLaw and orderSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50b8c1e16504e1b83f76925d71d570fSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:30:16 GMTNo. 12 Arizona beats No. 13 Arizona State 42-35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24c97515ca8d493e925af472fa69b6b1TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 12 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on Friday.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24c97515ca8d493e925af472fa69b6b1Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:11:37 GMTPayroll boss on vacation, Black Friday checks latehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bc7331ed725400daa045fda98655e4bWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment payLocal governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bc7331ed725400daa045fda98655e4bFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:35:59 GMTPolice: Man tries to silence neighbor's loud doghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4212f027dca482d82518f64884d2777PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who tried to silence his neighbor's barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsPortsmouthNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4212f027dca482d82518f64884d2777Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:18:59 GMTAir Force offers details of bomber training zonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/446d0e75cbec4d73a891dab535c17cfdBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.By MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaBillingsNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/446d0e75cbec4d73a891dab535c17cfdSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:25:09 GMTIn Wisconsin, Black Friday shoppers come for beerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eba2ae1899d341eab0c9ae2b599eecbeMILWAUKEE (AP) — Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games. People in Wisconsin do it for beer.By CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsOdditiesPersonal spendingPersonal financeBusinessBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eba2ae1899d341eab0c9ae2b599eecbeFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:57:01 GMTNo. 17 Missouri takes SEC Eastern Divisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7631c28b0c514f0abaef7f8da00d67e6COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballColumbiaMissouriArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7631c28b0c514f0abaef7f8da00d67e6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:34:49 GMTNY officer saw snow boot, then found 2 buried boyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/506a65505f1c4c55a2b171926673193fNEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The upstate New York police officer who led other rescuers to two boys buried in a pile of wet, packed snow says the look of joy on the kids' faces as they were dug out gave him a terrific feeling.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/506a65505f1c4c55a2b171926673193fFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:25:47 GMTBlack Friday gets a little less frenziedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d5b1076432f4a17a2ff83a7b4489655NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingCulturesShoppingConsumer electronicsOccasionsLifestylePersonal spendingPersonal financeSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyNew YorkMissouriNew York CitySt. LouisChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d5b1076432f4a17a2ff83a7b4489655Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:55:45 GMTFans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaserhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e20e3ab79934713bb5eb0b8c5622761A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e20e3ab79934713bb5eb0b8c5622761Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:56:11 GMTSt Louis gets 1,000th point in Rangers' winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85ceeaf0070643528202670434ae81caPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Martin St. Louis wasn't even drafted as a young player. Now, he's in elite company that includes Wayne Gretzky.By AARON BRACYsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85ceeaf0070643528202670434ae81caFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:27:02 GMTBob Baker, legendary puppeteer, dead at 90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39afe8f9dc064780a06039f05c7046c8LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPuppetryObituariesRecreation and leisureLifestylePerforming artsEntertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39afe8f9dc064780a06039f05c7046c8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:59:35 GMTOfficials suspect poisoning in Oregon crow die-offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5163fb0408f4e5fa22517b5cd73943fPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portland this week.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCrimeWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5163fb0408f4e5fa22517b5cd73943fSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:14:34 GMTFerguson protest closes 2 St. Louis-area mallshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51bf8f635d7c4ef2a75b5a82a0fb2994FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisChicagoNew YorkManchesterCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51bf8f635d7c4ef2a75b5a82a0fb2994Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:42 GMTChristie vetoes politically charged pig crate billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e32060156324197a40466dd30c15603NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.By JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationAnimal welfareLegislatureAgricultureIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e32060156324197a40466dd30c15603Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:48:24 GMTIconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/639b87a8aa9f400483e211bc792c3b3fMEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He was 85.By ISAAC GARRIDOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/639b87a8aa9f400483e211bc792c3b3fFri, 28 Nov 2014 23:05:12 GMT49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/283284b6c0ce4bd58086901aed2c9592SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSocial mediaProfessional footballOnline mediaMediaFootballSan FranciscoOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/283284b6c0ce4bd58086901aed2c9592Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:38:21 GMTPolice: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82e31a152efd486f93f66c2a50843fb3KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.By IBRAHIM GARBA and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82e31a152efd486f93f66c2a50843fb3Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:06:25 GMTAustin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b39c25491b634b918e1957faf9f0de00AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b39c25491b634b918e1957faf9f0de00Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:04:20 GMTNY dealership ceiling partly collapses, killing 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f36fb16586284a4cb8c46e473ebdd684NEW YORK (AP) — A car dealership's ceiling partially collapsed as construction workers demolished one of its buildings Friday, killing a worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, officials said.By JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f36fb16586284a4cb8c46e473ebdd684Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:48:05 GMT