FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Nov 2014 07:21:47 -0800Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step' YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigrationNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:08:13 GMTRosberg takes pole for Abu Dhabi GP, Hamilton 2nd DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the Mercedes pair will fight for the Formula One world championship.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 15:13:03 GMTPlague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthMadagascarAntananarivoSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 22 Nov 2014 11:22:44 GMTScientists seek more tombs at ancient Greek site, Greece (AP) — Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece could contain more than one dead.iGeneral newsScienceGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 14:50:35 GMTPope meets with autistic children CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition.iGeneral newsHealthChristianityDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsChild and teen healthReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 13:20:27 GMTEgypt lawyers union: Judge terrorizing attorneys (AP) — Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 11:43:55 GMTBahrain holds its first major vote since unrest, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic U.S. ally.REEM KHALIFAADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsProtests and demonstrationsElectionsBoycottsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesUnited Arab EmiratesBahrainManamaMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 13:49:40 GMTN. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Paris (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsInternational relationsMissing personsKidnappingGovernment and politicsEducationCrimeSocial affairsFranceNorth KoreaParisWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:08 GMTNagorno-Karabkah says it killed 2 Azeri soldiers, Armenia (AP) — Nagorno-Karabakh says its forces have killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an operation to recover the bodies of three helicopter crew members whose craft was shot down by Azerbaijan this month.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestArmeniaAzerbaijanEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 12:21:26 GMT3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case, Maine (AP) — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off the largest investigation in Maine's history.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:36:18 GMTCongo's army hunts assailants after attack in east, Congo (AP) — A provincial governor says Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 10:58:06 GMTThousands take part in Spanish anti-abortion rally (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a demonstration in Madrid to protest against the conservative government's decision to scrap plans to restrict the availability of abortion.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:49 GMTStrong quake in western China kills at least 1 (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsAccidentsGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 13:52:58 GMTGOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations (AP) — The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIntelligence agenciesInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:49:07 GMTStrong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no immediate reports of injuries or damage (AP) — Strong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no immediate reports of injuries or damage.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 13:34:29 GMTPortuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.BARRY HATTONiBusinessGeneral newsArrestsFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 10:27:02 GMTStenson, Cabrera-Bello lead in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 13:41:28 GMTIraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 13:31:32 GMTObama immigration plan good, not great for economy (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyImmigration policyImmigrationLegislaturePassports and visasEntrepreneurshipSmall businessGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesTravelLifestyleCareersUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:01:13 GMTAfghan base attack kills 8 militants, 1 soldier, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitant groupsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:35 GMTFlooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) — After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsWinter weatherAccidents and disastersAccidentsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:57:57 GMTActivist group: US-led Syria strikes kill over 900 (AP) — A prominent Syrian activist group monitoring its civil war says U.S.-led airstrikes in the country have killed over 900 people since September, many fighters of the militant Islamic State group, though some civilians as well.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsMilitant groupsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:59 GMTObama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias' (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.JULIE PACEJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 09:56:18 GMTBiden calls on nations to focus on energy security (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool.DEB RIECHMANNiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCrimeaEuropeRussiaUkraineIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 Nov 2014 10:55:16 GMTEgypt to host major economic conference in March (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 13:32:54 GMTCity: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off, N.H. (AP) — The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsState governmentsWorkplace discriminationGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesNew HampshireKeeneUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:50:11 GMTKerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline approached his German counterpart said Tehran and six world powers have "never been closer" to agreement since they started negotiating more than six years ago.MATTHEW LEEGEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTehranViennaIranUnited StatesGermanyMiddle EastAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:21 GMTStenson, Cabrera-Bello lead by 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 14:18:31 GMTGonzalez defends WBC flyweight title, Japan (AP) — Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.sSportsBoxingJapanYokohamaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:12 GMTKenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestHijackingCrimeKenyaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 09:47:14 GMTMali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected, Mali (AP) — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaMaliBamakoAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 15:10:30 GMTRosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi GP DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 14:10:49 GMTUS releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba.aGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 13:48:06 GMTPuerto Rico sees slight drop in unemployment rate JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Nov 2014 15:10:40 GMTFederer fit for doubles in Davis Cup final, France (AP) — Roger Federer is fit enough to play the Davis Cup final doubles with Stan Wawrinka against French pair Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 14:01:04 GMTClock ticks down on Iran nuke talks' deadline (AP) — Three days ahead of deadline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to overcome deep obstacles to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsViennaIranAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:21 GMTSomalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsBombingsWar and unrestTransportationViolent crimeCrimeKenyaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 14:55:37 GMTSomalia's Al-Shabab says it killed 28 in Kenya, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 13:11:50 GMTGermany releases, deports convicted Russia spy (AP) — German authorities have released a woman convicted of spying for Russia and deported her after she served half of her prison sentence.GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsEspionageCrimeGermanyRussiaEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 Nov 2014 10:33:37 GMTUK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talks (AP) — Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers.iBusinessGeneral newsOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 12:46:33 GMTHundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion (AP) — A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 22 Nov 2014 14:55:03 GMTCalm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decision, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 12:20:35 GMTAnti-government protest takes place in Albania, Albania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Albanians are protesting the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices and high unemployment.iBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEconomic policyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEconomyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment business and financeAlbaniaTiranaEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Nov 2014 14:31:30 GMTFamily pays tribute to slain hostage Alan Henning (AP) — The family of slain hostage Alan Henning has paid tribute to his life, gathering for a private memorial service.iGeneral newsHostage situationsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Nov 2014 15:19:13 GMTStrong quake hits west China's Sichuan province (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 09:59:02 GMTGambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCounterfeiting and forgeryArmed forcesCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestGambling laws and regulationsCrimeMilitary and defenseLaw and orderGovernment regulationsUnited StatesCouncil BluffsIowaKansasNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:45:47 GMTDogfighting thrives in years since Vick case, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeCriminal investigationsAnimal welfareDogsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsAnimalsFloridaUnited StatesWisconsinNew YorkNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 14:31:16 GMTStrong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a mountainous area of central Japan on Saturday night, causing at least one building to collapse and injuring several people, according to Japanese media reports. No tsunami warning was issued.iGeneral newsNatural disasters2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiAccidents and disastersEventsAccidentsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryTsunamisJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 15:12:33 GMTNico Rosberg fastest in 3rd Abu Dhabi GP practice DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 22 Nov 2014 11:37:32 GMTUK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthVolunteerismInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSocial affairsUnited KingdomSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaFreetownWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 13:04:12 GMT