FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Nov 2014 16:11:09 -0800Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy', N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherLeisure travelHolidaysAir travel disruptionsTravelOccasionsLifestyleTransportationNew YorkAlbanyHagerstownUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:50 GMTGangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90 (AP) — "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 26 Nov 2014 21:24:50 GMTVideo: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to two seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:18:50 GMTJudge frees alleged Islamic State recruit (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been released to the custody of his parents.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMinneapolisUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:03:04 GMTGifts for movie lovers that go beyond the box set ANGELES (AP) — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.By SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentLifestyleMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalMobile videoEventsMobile mediaMediaFilm festivals, 26 Nov 2014 23:49:27 GMT2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.aGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:41:31 GMT58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.aGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:05 GMTChinese woman denied own trial in seed-theft case MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies and send them to China, where she's married to the CEO of a large biotechnology firm, will be tried with another suspect despite her claims that she left the firm long before most of the alleged crimes, a federal judge ruled.By DAVID PITTfBusinessTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderInternational tradeEconomyChinaIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:31:00 GMTWeak consumer, business demand may slow US growth (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyHome salesLeading economic indicatorsReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:59:39 GMTSmith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF PARK, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBuffaloUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Nov 2014 21:59:05 GMTDeere and Seadrill are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 26 Nov 2014 21:34:08 GMTSharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops YORK (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.By DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:16:52 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessEconomyHolidaysSeasonal jobsCommodity marketsOccasionsLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsCareersFinancial marketsStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomUnited StatesOhioWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:26:06 GMTPregnant woman shot, killed in NYC; baby dies YORK (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and killed in New York City.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:24:56 GMTUS agency threatens to act against air bag maker (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:26 GMTHouston's Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick is getting a second chance to be Houston's quarterback on Sunday at Tennessee with Ryan Mallett out for the season with a chest injury.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:43:58 GMTBoy shot by mom in murder-suicide dies from wounds, N.J. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Jersey boy who was critically wounded last week when his mother killed herself and his two siblings died from his injuries Wednesday.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrime, 26 Nov 2014 21:25:34 GMTGrand jury documents rife with inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:23:12 GMTArsenal in 15th straight Champions knockout round reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's soccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccer, 26 Nov 2014 23:59:11 GMTSierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuinea, 26 Nov 2014 21:32:10 GMTHield scores 24, Oklahoma tops No. 22 UCLA 75-65 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamas native Buddy Hield scored 24 points, Frank Booker added 11 and Oklahoma beat No. 22 UCLA 75-65 in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 22:03:22 GMTCompany to give back wages to disabled workers, R.I. (AP) — An employment program agreed to give $300,000 in back wages to around 100 disabled workers for allegedly failing to pay overtime and the minimum wage, as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:29 GMTBrazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87 (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.By DIAA HADIDiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityObituariesBeirutLebanonMiddle East, 26 Nov 2014 23:19:04 GMTChristie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast.By JILL COLVINaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:14:55 GMTThanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelTravelOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 21:45:01 GMTSinger John Mayer among 'Late Late Show' subs YORK (AP) — Singer John Mayer, filmmaker Judd Apatow and comic Drew Carey will be among the guest hosts that will fill in on CBS's "The Late Late Show" before new host James Corden takes over in March.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMusic, 26 Nov 2014 21:57:41 GMTAffidavit: 18-year-old left clues about Syria plan (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsSocial mediaIntelligence agenciesCrimeOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsIstanbulSyriaMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:45:52 GMTObama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsHolidaysLaw and orderOccasions, 26 Nov 2014 22:52:57 GMTCongo detains 6 UN peacekeepers, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the U.N. peacekeeping force on Wednesday after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage, the U.N. force said.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 26 Nov 2014 23:49:21 GMTRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:47:13 GMTRivalry week will be last stand for some coaches Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballIowaNebraskaMichiganLincolnUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:36:11 GMTTwitter now tracks other apps you've installed YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.htBusinessTechnologySocial mediaMobile mediaOnline mediaMedia, 26 Nov 2014 21:20:09 GMTChristie partly blames Obama for national anxiety, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:37 GMTBrawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.aGeneral newsOdditiesCharity fundraisingMen's healthBeveragesFood and drinkLifestylePhilanthropySocial affairsHealthSheboyganWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:30:15 GMTCosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave a tabloid an exclusive about sex-assault allegations made by a Canadian woman against him so it would spike a second accuser's story.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:01:22 GMTNew sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:28:47 GMTAP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.By RONALD BLUMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:57 GMTOkafor's 24 help No. 4 Duke rout Furman 93-54, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and No. 4 Duke routed Furman 93-54 on Wednesday night.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:54:50 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday U.S. stock indexes climbed back to record levels on Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. Semiconductor stocks rose after a strong earnings report from Analog Devices.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 26 Nov 2014 21:53:28 GMTImmigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment-funded health insuranceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 23:16:18 GMTColombians protest ban on ride-share company Uber, Colombia (AP) — Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company.By JACOBO G. GARCIA and CESAR GARCIAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 23:48:22 GMTTom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 26 Nov 2014 22:01:49 GMTButler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66 ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Nov 2014 22:03:32 GMTIn Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 26 Nov 2014 23:39:07 GMTBoy's family: Cleveland officers reacted quickly (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun says police acted too quickly and his death could've been avoided.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:07:13 GMTMandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home' PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter.eArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:13 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsIndictmentsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:42 GMTAffidavit: Young man left clues about Syria plans (AP) — Investigators say a young Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group left inadvertent clues hinting at extremist leanings but his parents knew nothing of his plans.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:02:23 GMTEbola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedical researchImmunizationsScienceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLiberiaWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 22:32:41 GMTFerguson residents clean up, hope for calm night, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.By SKIP FOREMAN and ALEN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsArrestsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Nov 2014 21:52:25 GMT