FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Dec 2014 19:47:08 -0800Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and more YORK (AP) — See Cuba before it changes. Check out the Expo in Milan. And if you're heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center's observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take the subway to Queens and see if you can figure out why it topped Lonely Planet's "best in the U.S." destinations for 2015.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleRestaurantsLeisure travelWorld War IIAmusement and theme parksFood and drinkEventsRecreation and leisureQueensMilanNew York CityCubaNew YorkUnited StatesJapanNew OrleansManhattanNorth AmericaItalyWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEast AsiaAsiaLouisiana, 23 Dec 2014 01:39:42 GMTTexas TV meteorologist improving after shooting, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better."aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:33:24 GMTHarden's 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95 (AP) — James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and snap a two-game skid.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:38:11 GMTMemorial services held for Sydney siege victims (AP) — Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAustraliaSydneyOceania, 23 Dec 2014 02:19:16 GMTJudge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentCorrectional systemsOklahomaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:28:56 GMTBroncos, Bengals tied 7-7 after 1st quarter (AP) — Aqib Talib returned Andy Dalton's too-high pass for a touchdown and Jeremy Hill countered with an 85-yard touchdown run on Monday night, leaving the Broncos and Bengals tied 7-7 after the first quarter.By JOE KAYsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:19:56 GMTBattered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsPoliceCrimeLegal proceedingsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:38:59 GMTMexico: Local police involved in 2011 migrant massacres CITY (AP) — Local police in the city of San Fernando in northern Mexico were involved in the 2011 massacres of 193 mainly Central American migrants whose bodies were found in mass graves, according to federal prosecutors.By MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Dec 2014 03:27:29 GMTHighway tunnel under Seattle to open August 2017 (AP) — A new highway tunnel through downtown Seattle won't be open until August 2017, about 20 months behind schedule, state transportation officials said Monday.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:43:04 GMTArizona to change drugs it uses in executions, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.By ASTRID GALVANaBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceSmall businessDrug-related crimeCriminal investigationsDeath penalty controversyCrimeLaw and orderCriminal punishmentSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCorrectional systemsArizonaTucsonOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:40:53 GMTCuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZiBusinessGeneral newsExtraditionFugitivesPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw and orderImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesCubaHavanaUnited StatesNew JerseyCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:18:50 GMTGa. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday.By PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCriminal investigationsSmugglingArrestsLaw and orderCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAtlantaNew YorkNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:39:32 GMTNorth Korean websites back online after shutdown, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.htGeneral newsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologySouth KoreaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:29:26 GMTBlagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.By MICHAEL TARMaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical fundraisingLaw and orderUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:04:34 GMTNo. 14 Georgia remains undefeated 62-43 over Belmont, Ga. (AP) — Shacobia Barbee had 13 points on Monday night, and Marjorie Butler sparked No. 14 Georgia's second-half run to get past Belmont and remain undefeated with a 62-43 win.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAthensGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:31:00 GMTHill's run helps Bengals lead Broncos 20-7 at half (AP) — Aqib Talib returned Andy Dalton's too-high pass for a touchdown, but Jeremy Hill countered with an 85-yard touchdown run on Monday night and the Bengals ran their way to a 20-7 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos.By JOE KAYsSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:20 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 3 BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the third day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Monday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:03:39 GMTSmith, Rinne lift Predators to rout of Columbus, Ohio (AP) — Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:02:20 GMTPope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Dec 2014 00:59:32 GMTCharges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deaths (AP) — Animal cruelty charges will be dismissed against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two caretakers charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer, prosecutors said Monday.By WALTER BERRYaGeneral newsDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:49:35 GMTThai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationNational courtsAgricultureIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:29:43 GMTWilliams has 18, No. 21 Ohio St rolls over Miami U, Ohio (AP) — Reserve guard Kam Williams scored 18 points and No. 21 Ohio State went on a 26-3 run in the first half to beat Miami (Ohio) 93-55 on Monday night.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:22:16 GMTIraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horror (AP) — Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of Islamic State group extremists after they were taken as slaves when last summer, leaving them deeply traumatized, an international watchdog group said in a report issued on Tuesday.iGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 23 Dec 2014 00:43:36 GMTHornets top Nuggets 110-82 for third straight win, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson scored 22 points, Kemba Walker added 18 points and nine assists, and the Charlotte Hornets extended their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 110-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.By STEVE REEDsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:32:13 GMTAP sources: NYC congressman to plead guilty YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month, people familiar with plea negotiations said Monday.By TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsTax evasionCrimePolitical corruptionLegislatureGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesCampaignsElectionsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:20:58 GMTValles Caldera looks to future as national park, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANtTravelLifestyleNational parksScienceLegislatureEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:31:06 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who are seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client's case and the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsSports mediaProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderEventsSportsPolitical and civil unrestBostonOklahoma CityUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaOklahoma, 23 Dec 2014 00:24:56 GMTRose and Gibson return for game against Raptors (AP) — Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson have returned to the Chicago Bulls lineup for their game against the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:23:20 GMTGitmo envoy at State Department returning to law firm (AP) — The State Department official responsible for diplomatic efforts to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees is returning to his law firm.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 23 Dec 2014 02:02:59 GMTShippers seek US mediator in port labor talks ANGELES (AP) — The association that represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators at West Coast seaports says it's asking for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers.aBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnel, 23 Dec 2014 02:44:02 GMTNo. 24 Colorado State stays unbeaten, 75-54 COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Daniel Bejarano scored 15 points, John Gillon had 14, and No. 24 Colorado State won its 12th straight game to extend the best start in school history with a 75-54 victory over Charleston Southern on Monday night.By DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsColoradoFort CollinsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:35:19 GMTPG&E discloses more emails with state regulators FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest power utility released a dozen more emails Monday that it said showed improper back-channel discussions between the utility and top state regulators.By ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustriesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:05:44 GMTNo. 25 TCU tops Grambling 80-39 in return to poll WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyan Anderson scored 17 points and No. 25 TCU beat Grambling State 80-39 Monday night in the Frogs' first game as a ranked team in almost 16 years.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:09:48 GMTNo. 22 Baylor holds on 70-66 over Southern U, Texas (AP) — Rico Gathers had 16 points with 11 rebounds and No. 22 Baylor held on to win its first game this season as a ranked team, 70-66 over Southern University on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:35:19 GMTNo. 19 Oklahoma beats Weber State 85-51, Okla. (AP) — The No. 19-ranked Oklahoma Sooners went on a scoring binge, setting an NCAA Division I record with 39 straight points, to rout Weber State on Monday night.By MURRAY EVANSsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsBasketballOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:08 GMTHoltby, Capitals stay hot, edge Senators 2-1 (AP) — Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:22 GMTGoldman Sachs sells metals business to Swiss firm YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says it has sold Metro International Trade Services, a metals storage business that drew lawsuits and congressional scrutiny.fBusinessSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Dec 2014 00:42:12 GMTMadoff trustee seeks to return another $322M YORK (AP) — Investors burned by Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme could be getting back more of their money.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 23 Dec 2014 00:21:53 GMTStaten leads No. 18 West Virginia over Wofford, W.Va. (AP) — Juwan Staten had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 18 West Virginia to a 77-44 win over Wofford on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:31:20 GMTIndianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed (AP) — Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm.tTravelLifestyleUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:33:04 GMTNo. 17 St. John's beats Long Beach State 66-49 YORK (AP) — Chris Obekpa scored 16 points, had eight rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead No. 17 St. John's to a 66-49 win over Long Beach State Monday night.By DENIS GORMANsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCollege basketballCollege sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:55:22 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:13:32 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the U.S. attorney to later announce a federal investigation of the incident.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeProtests and demonstrationsEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 23 Dec 2014 02:06:21 GMTLawyer says 'fix was in' when Winston cleared by FSU hearing, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballFootballCollege sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:51:58 GMTJustin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 23 Dec 2014 01:21:36 GMTTemple stuns No. 10 Kansas with 77-52 blowout (AP) — Will Cummings scored 19 points, Quenton DeCosey had 18 and Temple stunned No. 10 Kansas with a 77-52 rout Monday night that snapped the Jayhawks' eight-game winning streak.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 23 Dec 2014 02:43:19 GMTCeremony marks new national monument in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — Several dignitaries received plaster replicas of an Ice Age mammoth tooth on Monday to help mark the dedication of a new national monument in a fossil-rich area at the northern edge of the Las Vegas valley.By KEN RITTERtTravelLifestyleNational parksPaleontologyGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelAccommodationsScienceLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:28:36 GMTConnaughton leads No. 16 Notre Dame over NIU 91-66 BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pat Connaughton had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 16 Notre Dame to a 91-66 win over Northern Illinois on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSouth BendIllinoisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:27 GMTStanford students design paddles to climb glass FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University students have created paddles that help humans scale glass walls like a gecko.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyCaliforniaSan JoseUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 00:55:57 GMTExperts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsAnimalsWolvesWater environmentNational courtsLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMinnesotaWisconsinMichiganNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:15:16 GMT