FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Nov 2014 05:47:30 -0800Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderAustraliaSydneyOceania, 24 Nov 2014 12:47:01 GMTFerrari appoints Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal of F1 team, replacing Marco Mattiaci, Italy (AP) — Ferrari appoints Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal of F1 team, replacing Marco Mattiaci.sSports, 24 Nov 2014 12:08:26 GMTUS judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant (AP) — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and cities.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeChicagoMexicoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Nov 2014 11:51:53 GMTIn razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment (AP) — In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 12:41:03 GMTChris Colfer has multi-book deal YORK (AP) — Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 12:01:38 GMTUnited Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:08 GMTChina holds out hope for Iran nuclear deal (AP) — Talks on Iran's nuclear program appeared likely to be extended beyond their midnight deadline Monday, but China's foreign minister said negotiators were still working on elements of a deal.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChinaIranUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 11:19:41 GMTFatal California bus crash is vehicle's 2nd of day, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others in the vehicle's second collision in a day, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaFresnoReddingRed BluffUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:53 GMTIowa woman locked up after locked out of home CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.aOdditiesDrug-related crimeCrimeGeneral newsIowa CityIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:33 GMTRio Olympic mascot is a yellow cat-like figure DE JANEIRO (AP) — A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.STEPHEN WADEsSportsCatsParalympic GamesMammalsAnimalsEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Nov 2014 10:29:29 GMTDiplomat: progress on Iran nuclear talks extension (AP) — Elements are falling into place for an agreement to allow talks on Iran's nuclear program to continue another seven months, a well-placed Western diplomat sais Monday.MATTHEW LEEGEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTehranIranViennaUnited StatesMiddle EastAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:07 GMTMurder charges added in KC shootings that killed 5 CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing five people in a south Kansas City neighborhood in September now faces five first-degree murder charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKansas CityKansasMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 12:29:52 GMTDiplomat: Talks on Iranian nuclear program expected to be extended by 7 months (AP) — Diplomat: Talks on Iranian nuclear program expected to be extended by 7 months.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIranMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 12:57:07 GMTSeahawks rebound vs. Cards; Pats improve to 9-2 Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks did some soul searching before their showdown with the Arizona Cardinals.The Associated PresssSportsProfessional footballFootballIllinoisJacksonvilleCincinnatiJacksonvilleSeattleTampaClevelandSan FranciscoHoustonDallasWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridaOhioTexasCalifornia, 24 Nov 2014 12:23:53 GMTWynn show fuses fire, water for $3 million VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Las Vegas is pouring $3 million into a four-minute fire and water display at its nearly 10-year-old Le Reve - The Dream show.tTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:27:36 GMTUN labor organization sees dark picture for Greece, Greece (AP) — Greece may be exiting a cruel six-year recession, but it will take at least 20 years for employment to regain pre-crisis levels without concerted action, the United Nations' labor organization says.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:15 GMTOhio museum to temporarily close gallery, Ohio (AP) — Construction on a new building at the Air Force museum in southwest Ohio will force temporary closure of the museum's Missile and Space Gallery.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsAir travelRecreation and leisureLeisure travelOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:31:11 GMTSwiss museum will accept Gurlitt art trove (AP) — A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, but said it will work with German officials to ensure any pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners are returned.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanySwitzerlandBernWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 11:02:07 GMTThai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king (AP) — A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 10:51:46 GMTSting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical YORK (AP) — Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicPerforming artsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 13:06:12 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 24 Nov 2014 11:04:21 GMTDiplomats speak of progress, next round December (AP) — The U.S. and Iran are making last-minute progress at nuclear talks but will need to extend negotiations to next month, Western diplomats said Monday.MATTHEW LEEGEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 11:53:48 GMTReport: Jordan forcibly returns Syrian refugees (AP) — An international rights group says Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported "vulnerable Syrian refugees," including wounded men and unaccompanied children. Jordan has denied the claim.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaJordanMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 13:23:10 GMTReview: 3 cheap smartphones to consider YORK (AP) — The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsMobile phones, 24 Nov 2014 12:36:36 GMTChurch: Papal visit not part of Sri Lanka politics, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic church said that Pope Francis' visit in January should not be politicized and that images of him should be removed from presidential election billboards.iGeneral newsChristianityBuddhismReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 11:18:25 GMTSoviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84 (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84.sSportsCoachingHockeyObituariesWinter Olympic gamesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentOlympic gamesEventsProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 11:02:47 GMTFerrari names new team principal in latest shakeup, Italy (AP) — Ferrari replaced Marco Mattiacci with Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal Monday in the latest shakeup to the struggling Formula One team.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 12:44:00 GMTImage of Asia: Selling fire pots in the Himalayas this photo by Mukhtar Khan, a vendor sells kangris, or fire pots, on a cold morning in Srinagar, the main city in India's portion of Kashmir. A kangri is an age-old device for keeping warm, consisting of a decoratively woven wicker case housing an earthen pot in which charcoal is burned. Many families make their living making and selling kangris, which cost from $3 to $32 each, depending on quality. Kashmiris usually buy a new one each year, and visitors also buy them as souvenirs, along with the samovar, a traditional Kashmiri tea pot.The Associated PressaGeneral newsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 12:57:11 GMTOne Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAmerican Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 24 Nov 2014 13:16:36 GMTUncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown.DAVID A. LIEBANDALE GROSSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:48 GMTRio mascots represent Brazil's animal, plant life DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro has chosen the animal and plant life of Brazil as the inspiration for the mascots of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.STEPHEN WADEsSportsParalympic GamesEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Nov 2014 10:17:01 GMTIndiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight, Ind. (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school basketballHigh school sportsBasketballCharity fundraisingCancerWomen's basketballPhilanthropySocial affairsDiseases and conditionsHealthWomen's sportsIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 12:51:07 GMT2nd Czech government minister targeted with poison (AP) — An envelope mailed to the Czech Republic's finance minister contained poison, the second such case in a week, an official said Monday.iGeneral newsPoisoningDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 11:28:48 GMTLiberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly ambitious.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 13:22:24 GMTChurch members each get $500 to do good for world (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsEducation costsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAmmanJordanChicagoLa SalleMiddle EastIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 10:58:51 GMTDutch Ebola aid ship finishes West Africa tour, Liberia (AP) — The European Union says a Dutch aid ship is finishing its tour of the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, docking in Liberia to deliver supplies including medical equipment.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 10:32:04 GMTUK: 'Severe' terror threat requires new powers (AP) — Britain's interior minister said Monday that the country faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, as she announced measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying terrorist ransoms.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsTerrorismLegislationWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislatureUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 24 Nov 2014 13:29:16 GMTUS general: troops staying in Baltics through 2015, Lithuania (AP) — A top U.S. military commander in Europe says U.S. troops will remain in the three Baltic countries and Poland through next year or longer to "deter Russian aggression."iGeneral newsLithuaniaPolandUnited StatesEuropeRussiaEastern EuropeNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 10:47:53 GMTChina defends land reclamation in South China Sea (AP) — Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsEnvironmental conservation and preservationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentChinaBeijingEast AsiaSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 11:53:58 GMTSpanish police arrest 4 priests in pedophile case (AP) — Spain's interior minister says four priests have been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse.iGeneral newsChristianityArrestsCriminal investigationsReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenReligious issuesSocial issuesSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 13:17:15 GMTSwiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector (AP) — Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsVisual artsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 10:15:44 GMTHong Kong to clear more protest barricades KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said they will remove some barricades Tuesday from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 13:31:44 GMTGlobal stocks gain on China rate cut, German data (AP) — Stocks rose on Monday as Asian markets got their first chance to react to China's surprise interest rate cut late Friday and thanks to an improvement in business confidence in Germany.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsBusiness confidenceFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyChinaEast AsiaBeijingWestern EuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 12:24:19 GMTIsrael minister: new law could break up government (AP) — Israel's justice minister says that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean the end of his government and the holding of early elections.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle EastPalestinian territoriesJerusalemWest Bank, 24 Nov 2014 12:30:29 GMTItalian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment (AP) — An Italian doctor who has been working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment, the health ministry said Monday. It is Italy's first confirmed case of Ebola.iGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthItalySierra LeoneWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 13:32:17 GMTECB official calls for gov't action to help growth, Germany (AP) — A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting council has said monetary policy cannot boost long-term growth and called instead for reforms by governments to make the weak economy more investment-friendly.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 13:33:36 GMT'Today' looks to rebound from tough week YORK (AP) — It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:40 GMTMonumental mess: Rome's mayor getting thumbs down (AP) — Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsMass transit systemsPublic opinionGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTransportationSocial affairsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 10:59:29 GMTThousands raised for men exonerated in '75 murder (AP) — Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after decades in prison.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:18:23 GMTChina delays announcement of Sun Yang's doping ban (AP) — Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.CHRISTOPHER BODEENsSportsDopingAsian GamesSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesDoping regulationsEventsAquaticsOlympic gamesChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 11:44:05 GMT