FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:52:06 -0800Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cfdaaad85664348a0d7f271e1ce8b53OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.aGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cfdaaad85664348a0d7f271e1ce8b53Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:41:46 GMTPolice: NY shooter saw protest, didn't participatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a16f49d570c640c3951348db2325ff78NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally shot two New York City police officers watched a protest over police-involved deaths earlier this month, but did not participate.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a16f49d570c640c3951348db2325ff78Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:35:16 GMTBMW to replace air bags nationwide, joining other automakershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/667b6c81007b41508485699c1eebaba2NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/667b6c81007b41508485699c1eebaba2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:24:15 GMTBox office: 'Hobbit' finale sends 'Exodus' fleeinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ce23067f1a4f0c82cbb161b1ba7135NEW YORK (AP) — The finale of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Battle of the Five Armies," marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release has made $89.1 million, according to final box office figures Monday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ce23067f1a4f0c82cbb161b1ba7135Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:21:29 GMTRain and snowstorms could greet holiday travelershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95389c9543bd49fc854c0ccf0a75662cCHICAGO (AP) — Many of the nearly 100 million holiday travelers expected to hit the road, head to airports and climb aboard trains in the coming days may have to negotiate rain or snow forecast to fall across large swaths of the U.S.aGeneral newsHolidaysCustomer statisticsWeatherStormsWinter weatherOccasionsLifestyleCorporate newsBusinessLeisure travelTravelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95389c9543bd49fc854c0ccf0a75662cTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:03:01 GMTBattered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab81bc87aa494b73814e518ca41e51beNEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of their 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 execution of two officers.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimePoliceCrimeMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab81bc87aa494b73814e518ca41e51beTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:35:05 GMTUN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc825ac74ad4ae9b825910ee6c0c597UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took up the issue of North Korea's bleak human rights situation for the first time Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. North Korea quickly denounced the move.By CARA ANNAhtGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyInternational relationsHackingGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsTechnology issuesTechnologyNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc825ac74ad4ae9b825910ee6c0c597Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:36:08 GMTHighway tunnel under Seattle to open August 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cee5f8010dbb430983ff2dd17734dcd7SEATTLE (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cee5f8010dbb430983ff2dd17734dcd7Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:43:04 GMTArizona to change drugs it uses in executionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59bac00056e54ab48b7a82bdc902ba46TUCSON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59bac00056e54ab48b7a82bdc902ba46Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:40:53 GMTPolice: Teen shot over possible athletic-shoe envyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f744bc8c803f4fe68a99d7cf11e6b99bCINCINNATI (AP) — A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDaytonMiddletownOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f744bc8c803f4fe68a99d7cf11e6b99bMon, 22 Dec 2014 22:40:08 GMTA look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef757cd7c64a4825b3d3d3e3a6b1430eNEW YORK (AP) — Officer Rafael Ramos was called "the best father and husband and friend," and Officer Wenjian Liu was lauded for his facility with Chinese dialects, a bridge between police and community, as relatives and friends recalled the NYPD partners killed in an ambush.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBrooklynChinaNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef757cd7c64a4825b3d3d3e3a6b1430eMon, 22 Dec 2014 22:35:34 GMTDonny and Marie Osmond extend Las Vegas show dateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cee082f2d1d4860b3c09ac314448679LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sibling singers Donny and Marie Osmond will be singing at the Flamingo Las Vegas at least through the end of 2015.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cee082f2d1d4860b3c09ac314448679Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:36:59 GMT90 players currently eligible for Mastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80d4eb6aeabd4813b6e0627a2ac09777AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy was among 90 players who already have qualified and are expected to compete in the 2015 Masters.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfAugustaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80d4eb6aeabd4813b6e0627a2ac09777Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:11:43 GMTConsumer group sues Aetna, alleges discriminationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbb5f400514640aca454eac98b0ba202SAN DIEGO (AP) — A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsFinancial servicesIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderHealth care industryConsumer products and servicesSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbb5f400514640aca454eac98b0ba202Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:20:16 GMTCalifornia Supreme Court nominee confirmedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb56f632336346b48001872d7f9d8d71SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left.By SUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsState governmentsLegislature hearingsLegislatureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb56f632336346b48001872d7f9d8d71Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:08 GMTKansas says new virus found after resident's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/529845e5083543b8a5722c84ce413103TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday.By JOHN HANNAaHealthVirologyTicksBiologyScienceInsectsAnimalsKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/529845e5083543b8a5722c84ce413103Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:15:47 GMTMedellin's Christmas lights dazzle in Colombiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c9dd2c375084f1d8fb1c44f3a36557aMEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Medellin for Christmas vacation? Si, si!By BETH J. HARPAZiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysLeisure travelOccasionsMedellinColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c9dd2c375084f1d8fb1c44f3a36557aTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:05:30 GMTNY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e76431720c55402aa7e99abdff2839e7ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation's largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New York homeowners.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e76431720c55402aa7e99abdff2839e7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:58:35 GMTCharges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07ea226091bd455ab54aa00850795537PHOENIX (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07ea226091bd455ab54aa00850795537Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:49:35 GMTConvict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882473f32fa846d5899246be9365707aPARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist.By JACK ELLIOTT JR.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882473f32fa846d5899246be9365707aMon, 22 Dec 2014 23:02:12 GMTThai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M awardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1ee1260ddc34a5a96814bc950241a5fHONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge is ordering a California-based labor contractor to pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1ee1260ddc34a5a96814bc950241a5fTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:36:21 GMTIraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horrorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ec68844f2bd49f797410e373fa6d2bbBAGHDAD (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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ec68844f2bd49f797410e373fa6d2bbTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:43:36 GMT2 men indicted in deadly California bank robberyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6764699a38414ab5b356d58bb8ac33ddSTOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — An indictment unsealed Monday charged two men with murder, kidnapping and other crimes in a violent bank robbery and shootout with police that ended with the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other suspects.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKidnappingIndictmentsTheftLaw and orderStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6764699a38414ab5b356d58bb8ac33ddTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:04:55 GMTMan who shot protected hawks gets 6-hour jail termhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e6e0971a98f4fa6bddd621abfa3ee10NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who shot protected hawks from the back door of his southern New Jersey home has been ordered to serve six hours in jail and perform 60 hours of community service at a wildlife facility.aGeneral newsBirdsWildlifeArrestsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLaw and orderCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e6e0971a98f4fa6bddd621abfa3ee10Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:44:14 GMTFederal judge upholds Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, rules executions can resumehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef3ca5901294233aca7bbd502fcbc42OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal judge upholds Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, rules executions can resume.aGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCriminal punishmentOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef3ca5901294233aca7bbd502fcbc42Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:35:10 GMTSergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with Giantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/908894207b1c462390e856685b27ac5dSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and ultimately decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco pitching for the only team he has known.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/908894207b1c462390e856685b27ac5dMon, 22 Dec 2014 23:21:42 GMTMayor invites Obama to see Hawaii lava flowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f314956e3e3e49f5a3bfdb0a1161157fHONOLULU (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island is inviting President Barack Obama to view lava from an active volcano that has flowed into a rural town.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceVolcanoesMunicipal governmentsEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f314956e3e3e49f5a3bfdb0a1161157fMon, 22 Dec 2014 22:59:38 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd21b0c95544e7ab6076be50d5151c9TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd21b0c95544e7ab6076be50d5151c9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:51:18 GMTRecords detail allegations against Ray McDonaldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe007232d05c488b90acef526a0e7e9bSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman alleges former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her after a night of drinking and after she injured her head in a fall by his swimming pool, according to court documents unsealed Monday.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeAthlete injuriesCrimeAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballSan FranciscoSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe007232d05c488b90acef526a0e7e9bMon, 22 Dec 2014 22:32:52 GMTMan who fell from SF building to leave hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df05f88355604250a282617552d1376dOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A window washer who fell 11 stories from a downtown San Francisco building onto a moving car last month is preparing to leave the hospital for a rehabilitation facility where he hopes to walk again.By LISA LEFF AND KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsOaklandSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df05f88355604250a282617552d1376dTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:08:41 GMTAP sources: NYC congressman to plead guiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d0625f1df194d4ab1232825da249e1fNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d0625f1df194d4ab1232825da249e1fTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:20:58 GMTWife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting babyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07b85f91c0ea40f787e11175024f6550HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now.By PETER ORSIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPregnancy and childbirthInternational relationsLegislatureAssisted reproductive technologySexual and reproductive healthHealthWomen's healthCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07b85f91c0ea40f787e11175024f6550Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:20:49 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeighhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9444697cd18c40728fb259ca0db5c282BOSTON (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 AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9444697cd18c40728fb259ca0db5c282Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:24:56 GMTRose and Gibson return for game against Raptorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/123ef73df3ab46259160be7f6373a64aCHICAGO (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/123ef73df3ab46259160be7f6373a64aTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:23:20 GMT13 primates die at South Texas research facilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8bde3e026d457eabba83c87a40cd30DALLAS (AP) — A South Texas research facility where 13 primates died of hyperthermia in overheated rooms could face federal penalties, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said Monday.aBusinessGeneral newsEthical treatment of research animalsPrimatesObituariesMedical researchScientific ethicsScienceAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsAnimalsHealthTexasAliceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8bde3e026d457eabba83c87a40cd30Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:56:16 GMTKey developments in the case of slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c01104fbb9542de932aa896ee8da9b8New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of police officers shooting unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsChinaBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c01104fbb9542de932aa896ee8da9b8Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:40 GMTGoldman Sachs sells metals business to Swiss firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01a3befb0e8c42d98ee7df6f2b070a1cNEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says it has sold Metro International Trade Services, a metals storage business that drew lawsuits and congressional scrutiny.fBusinessSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01a3befb0e8c42d98ee7df6f2b070a1cTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:42:12 GMTMadoff trustee seeks to return another $322Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abf5fedf7bf5420082232fdcf29f7068NEW YORK (AP) — Investors burned by Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme could be getting back more of their money.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abf5fedf7bf5420082232fdcf29f7068Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:21:53 GMTNorth Korea experiencing severe Internet outageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92040083536d49659c3a701ca9e98e70WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.By ERIC TUCKERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyService outagesHackingInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92040083536d49659c3a701ca9e98e70Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:38:05 GMTJudge strikes down wage boost for home workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90b0712770c5466ebc28c57aadef4a83WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that extended minimum wage and overtime pay to home health care workers.By SAM HANANELwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsStrikesLabor issuesNational courtsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90b0712770c5466ebc28c57aadef4a83Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:25:06 GMTMurray impresses Cowboys playing with broken handhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3bb2d8df3b84f80bf5bde7a19507587IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray had Dallas coach Jason Garrett believing he would play with a broken hand almost as soon as the injury happened.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesFootballAthlete healthProfessional footballTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3bb2d8df3b84f80bf5bde7a19507587Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:59:22 GMTCutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/701ee893c25c4ecf8af9cf5d36f165d0LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears' lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesHealthSports businessAthlete healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthProfessional footballFootballIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/701ee893c25c4ecf8af9cf5d36f165d0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:37:24 GMTNo bail for man in strangling of girlfriend, kidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97b7db0cd70c4797b25c63f729d46828BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man told them he killed his girlfriend then chased down and strangled her children because they saw their mother's death.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMaineBangorUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97b7db0cd70c4797b25c63f729d46828Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:03:13 GMTTypical NFL season: smiles for some, frowns for othershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99fc8667950a487cac074cc11ba1d919Smiling or frowning.By BARRY WILNERsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballSports businessAthlete healthEventsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99fc8667950a487cac074cc11ba1d919Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:25:54 GMTCM Punk set for real fight game with UFC debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f538e223c4744f08112e6be078e59a8NEW YORK (AP) — CM Punk's body looks like the comics he loves to read, illustrated from chest to feet with so many tattoos he's lost count.AP Sports WritereArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's martial artsMixed martial artsEntertainment wrestlingMartial artsWrestlingMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f538e223c4744f08112e6be078e59a8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:51:26 GMTBonnie Samuelson lifts No. 16 Stanford past UC Davis 71-59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16c3e30ff8d74282be7881a16ac69bc4STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bonnie Samuelson scored a career-high 30 points and No. 16 Stanford turned back UC Davis 71-59 on Monday to end a two-game losing streak that saw the Cardinal drop out of the top 10 for the first time since Jan. 16, 2009.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16c3e30ff8d74282be7881a16ac69bc4Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:17:53 GMTTripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trusthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bda02a4ec44d4bc182f857ff9bfd9f47MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer affairsConsumer protection and advocacyMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bda02a4ec44d4bc182f857ff9bfd9f47Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:31:20 GMTBritish singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6854db31fd7642b587f44c2efab8b47bNEW YORK (AP) — Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityPhilanthropic foundationsPhilanthropySocial affairsNew YorkColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6854db31fd7642b587f44c2efab8b47bMon, 22 Dec 2014 22:36:57 GMTCaesars Entertainment to buy affiliatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94a356f4ce6749359b7befd2e2e33524LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load.By KIMBERLY PIERCECALLfBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94a356f4ce6749359b7befd2e2e33524Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:46:36 GMTLoose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d53cad726989430ab12efe900ac9c66eMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities called off the search Monday for a black bear that caused a stir when it was spotted running through an alfalfa field on the eastern edge of metropolitan Phoenix.aOdditiesScienceAnimalsBearsWildlifeMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMesaPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d53cad726989430ab12efe900ac9c66eMon, 22 Dec 2014 23:25:15 GMT