FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:09:45 -0800Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b6535a1c0f44ca818d4737033a3414MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege sportsHeisman TrophyCollege footballEventsFootballWisconsinMinnesotaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b6535a1c0f44ca818d4737033a3414Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:37:07 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Cretehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9304b6c510924f4d90f8c5eb4b3dc608IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsCreteGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9304b6c510924f4d90f8c5eb4b3dc608Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:38 GMTRussian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd7158b0d9d94adf8acbe80f3b023644MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsHealthMultiple sclerosisHuman rights and civil libertiesHeadachesHealth care policyHealth care reformProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd7158b0d9d94adf8acbe80f3b023644Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:05:13 GMTEast-West divisions define Moldova's electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c73119c7e18747e794a7b0900564a8b6CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessMoscowEuropeMoldovaRussiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c73119c7e18747e794a7b0900564a8b6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:24 GMTChalmers leads Australian Open; McIlroy shares 2ndhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c414502c5404e39899fd5e0735ac9e8SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSydneyAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c414502c5404e39899fd5e0735ac9e8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:50 GMTHong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be84317b6be04bfda2c9b4fa55fccb2aHONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsEducation standardsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be84317b6be04bfda2c9b4fa55fccb2aFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMTEurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171607f0ea17445f9e7a2791cb8b1972LONDON (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171607f0ea17445f9e7a2791cb8b1972Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:54 GMTVolcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e9e558ab374f1592b6637c22883b02TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.iGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e9e558ab374f1592b6637c22883b02Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMTGinsburg back at home, expected at court next weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cf7096d39bf453f940a13abe1941a50WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cf7096d39bf453f940a13abe1941a50Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683263d4adbd4ff48f2cd6bedef3a629CAIRO (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIslamismArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683263d4adbd4ff48f2cd6bedef3a629Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:18:39 GMTSri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b08f8b7bd8964ea08bccd77cff2d8eeaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.The Associated PressiGeneral newsWar crimesPolitical corruptionInternational lawWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b08f8b7bd8964ea08bccd77cff2d8eeaFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:26:34 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's policeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58facabe7e4e445c9f725005cee6c6cbPHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyHigher educationGovernment programsEducation costsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyEducationUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaUtahNevadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58facabe7e4e445c9f725005cee6c6cbFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bede0bbb580a4756a3e902ccd82638b9ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityIslamReligionHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bede0bbb580a4756a3e902ccd82638b9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:47:38 GMTAttacks kill 9 people in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9523c14a3e344243b4c1af2f8a63cb6fBAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.By SAMEER YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9523c14a3e344243b4c1af2f8a63cb6fFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:24 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/188b8496eccb4a99b3ef49ee4cf6f6aaLONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits — moves he hopes will defuse criticism over his immigration policies.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/188b8496eccb4a99b3ef49ee4cf6f6aaFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:37 GMTSecond act of shopping frenzy gets startedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af677f03c4f244af86ce40ec31797c64NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af677f03c4f244af86ce40ec31797c64Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:57:47 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bacdf34ddaaa4e32aaf86b0285dbcd6cYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPricesHolidaysHoliday shoppingEconomyBusinessOccasionsLifestyleShoppinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bacdf34ddaaa4e32aaf86b0285dbcd6cFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:33 GMTBlack Friday problems hit Britainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0df6191256904d93a44a333333f08539LONDON (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0df6191256904d93a44a333333f08539Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:23:23 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f26796f6a60e4b58b4f1eb7df9dda7b7"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f26796f6a60e4b58b4f1eb7df9dda7b7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTEnergy shares slide after OPEC decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8bf4d384ea4eeb852192eb2929385fHONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8bf4d384ea4eeb852192eb2929385fFri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:34 GMTAustin police: Shooter targets buildings downtownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e552fbd732cd4fba97500ba6994166d9AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin say a shooter targeted multiple buildings downtown and prompted the evacuation of police headquarters before being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e552fbd732cd4fba97500ba6994166d9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:51:41 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d1994a2cdf443419974794d909a7e74KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d1994a2cdf443419974794d909a7e74Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:49:38 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1dde8b84ec543c0b882302d929af3b3BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to bring their debts and deficits in line.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsItalyFranceEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1dde8b84ec543c0b882302d929af3b3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:54:52 GMTSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaa7dbfda4a84c1aa169bdf7912945e2SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — At midfield, Richard Sherman cradled a game ball in his right hand and took a chomp out of a turkey leg with his left.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsFootballEventsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaa7dbfda4a84c1aa169bdf7912945e2Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:40:24 GMTEnergy revolution spells doom for German villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dceb96cee7648d9b7695057f57e3e53ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.By JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUtilitiesCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dceb96cee7648d9b7695057f57e3e53Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:35:19 GMTSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5246d126c0464d3bbb8d1957d1261878GENEVA (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/5246d126c0464d3bbb8d1957d1261878Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:46:07 GMT1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f2020c09e99413c869eadfca55946a7CAIRO (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f2020c09e99413c869eadfca55946a7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:26:47 GMTSouthern Democrats urge a return to party basicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966654e87cb64d29a337ac1b7c23a587ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomic policyPolitical partiesState legislatureState governmentsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966654e87cb64d29a337ac1b7c23a587Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:23 GMTChalmers takes 2nd-round lead at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9c9936a3ff41169a6835e2b047643bSYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66 while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9c9936a3ff41169a6835e2b047643bFri, 28 Nov 2014 07:16:30 GMTSarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f489b2bad14a199f2112635555abe8PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f489b2bad14a199f2112635555abe8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMTMore art in German trove identified as lootedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eec721c0b2cc4e67a7ad8516bb369c09BERLIN (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.By DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eec721c0b2cc4e67a7ad8516bb369c09Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:51:19 GMTSuspected shooter dead in downtown Austin gunfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc45770e0de04e8abb671ec76b1d0bdaAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc45770e0de04e8abb671ec76b1d0bdaFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:37:43 GMTIndia believes its abducted workers in Iraq alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cb03bbb3d14ccab513f09e3fb64e49NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one who escaped that the others had been killed.iGeneral newsKidnappingAccidentsAccidents and disastersCrimeGovernment and politicsIndiaIraqSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cb03bbb3d14ccab513f09e3fb64e49Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:57:41 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a049af83d90b451f9bd8c79e140b65c9TOKYO (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IICabinetsGovernment and politicsEventsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a049af83d90b451f9bd8c79e140b65c9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:07 GMTWolff promoted to test driver at F1 team Williamshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35241e506f624a85a84f7da6d3e87398LONDON (AP) — Susie Wolff was promoted to official test driver for Williams for the 2015 Formula One season on Friday, increasing her chances of becoming the first female racer on the grid since 1976.sSportsAutomobile racingWomen's sportsFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35241e506f624a85a84f7da6d3e87398Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:06:03 GMTViolence in China continued despite crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a7b71bb213d4461a7bbb2e68dedf5d4BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityWar and unrestViolenceTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a7b71bb213d4461a7bbb2e68dedf5d4Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:42 GMTMalaysia Airlines says 3Q losses expandedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53da0db5ff784364942622e665d40800KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says its losses worsened in the third quarter after its business was hit by two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.iBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53da0db5ff784364942622e665d40800Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:11:09 GMTLions begin crucial homestand with win over Bearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218007f2b1ae460bab86add735b2f707DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218007f2b1ae460bab86add735b2f707Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:28:50 GMTAustria: 13 radical Islamic suspects arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa0f4f53c0854e7b8a56f89ca62b52acVIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have arrested 13 people suspected of recruiting fighters for radical Islamic groups in the Middle East.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeViennaAustriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa0f4f53c0854e7b8a56f89ca62b52acFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:59:12 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e140a42ab3a41d0a00cd523dc8a9b92BEIRUT (AP) — Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e140a42ab3a41d0a00cd523dc8a9b92Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:38 GMTUpdates: Black Friday from start to finishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7813aea304f41da80538bbcf34d8110NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingShoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestylePolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNapervilleIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7813aea304f41da80538bbcf34d8110Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:12 GMTFerguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7d3d847926423ebb4c29c3f099e174MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aBusinessGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7d3d847926423ebb4c29c3f099e174Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:21:08 GMTOil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a81fb4da3aa449a9f0746fe89cd33e6A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsJapanMalaysiaPhilippinesBeijingSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a81fb4da3aa449a9f0746fe89cd33e6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:11:17 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cf3bafa87ea4a93b20d6d27c712e5bcPARIS (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cf3bafa87ea4a93b20d6d27c712e5bcFri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:47 GMTEagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9d8d4115474489b8aa06c2ed0064a8ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9d8d4115474489b8aa06c2ed0064a8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:09:41 GMTGrowers grateful for higher Christmas tree priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e526e038a94f4312a995562b0d0d2e45DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.By SCOTT McFETRIDGEaBusinessGeneral newsPricesAgricultureHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEconomyIndustriesDes MoinesIowaMichiganOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e526e038a94f4312a995562b0d0d2e45Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:04 GMTRebels push forward in southern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89921ed51cd34897b1caca3acb58282dBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of powerBy BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestLocal governmentsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaDamascusIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89921ed51cd34897b1caca3acb58282dFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:28 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f696e08f57904d56836b29614f09d059BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismCrimeMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f696e08f57904d56836b29614f09d059Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:48 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdfd75d771ee448eb1176d3d1195dfd7ST. LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aGeneral newsVandalismProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdfd75d771ee448eb1176d3d1195dfd7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:15:12 GMTRussian warships wait out storm in English Channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b90825cdd74a4ea117e0b704fb6a15MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian defense ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea.iGeneral newsRussiaEnglish ChannelNorth SeaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b90825cdd74a4ea117e0b704fb6a15Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:41:01 GMT