FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 17:36:29 -0800Puerto Rico legislators to debate oil tax increase JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has called a special legislative session to debate a measure that would boost an oil tax by 68 percent.iBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 22:33:35 GMTNo. 3 Notre Dame tops Chattanooga 88-53 BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to an 88-53 win over Chattanooga.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:24:53 GMTKids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.MARY CLARE JALONICKlFood and drinkLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsSocial mediaHealthy eatingChild and teen healthOnline mediaMediaNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseUnited StatesTri-CitiesNorth AmericaWashington, 21 Nov 2014 23:35:22 GMTCiganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsWomen's sportsEventsNaplesSpainFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 22:56:11 GMTSan Francisco window washer falls onto moving car FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.SUDHIN THANAWALAKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:47:29 GMTPreliminary exams set in street artist's slaying (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:39 GMTColumn: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaFloridaTampaSan DiegoNew YorkGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Nov 2014 22:23:33 GMTJudge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that the plan lawmakers adopted less than a year ago violates the state constitution's ban on reducing retirement benefits once they're promised.JOHN O'CONNORKERRY LESTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment pensions and social securityConstitutionsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderGovernment business and financeCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsIllinoisSpringfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:14 GMTEx-Virgin Islands official convicted of corruption AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A federal jury has found the former executive director of the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature guilty of accepting bribes and of extortion.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsLegislatureCrimeGovernment and politicsU.S. Virgin IslandsCharlotte AmalieCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:11 GMTOfficial: Ferguson grand jury still meeting, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:29:21 GMTFor Obama, a long road to immigration order (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.JULIE PACEJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyElectionsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:20:46 GMTFBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson (AP) — The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:32:31 GMTMan gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks (AP) — A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison.aBusinessGeneral newsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:44:26 GMTHouse GOP sues Obama administration on health law (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careHigher educationLegislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsPolitical partiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEducationSocial affairsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational governmentsCourtsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:12 GMTBurglars break into home, steal husband's ashes CITY, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman's home and stole her husband's ashes.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:43:12 GMTWoman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeDomestic violenceCrimeLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:34:54 GMTSri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 00:30:52 GMTOfficer testifies about New York chokehold death YORK (AP) — A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man, a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:26:27 GMTLehigh-Lafayette rivalry reaches 150 on big stage YORK (AP) — The memories of the last Lafayette-Lehigh game in which George Hossenlopp played still sting 50 years later.RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsHigh school sportsAssassination of John F. KennedyFootballEventsAssassinationsNew YorkPennsylvaniaAuburnUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:20:21 GMTAudit: Ill NYC inmates leaving jail need more care YORK (AP) — An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails.aGeneral newsMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMTMen want new trial on university sex-abuse claims men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:04:46 GMTRuling expected on New Jersey sports betting, N.J. (AP) — A ruling could come soon on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation's major sports leagues and the federal government.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingGambling laws and regulationsNational courtsSports businessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:34 GMTHillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she backs President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation and that Congress should follow the lead of a bipartisan agreement that cleared the Senate.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 22 Nov 2014 01:26:28 GMTObama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school VEGAS (AP) — Dallamy Santos said she knows what it's like when immigration status tears a family apart. The Las Vegas casino worker experienced it when her husband had to go back to Mexico and wait indefinitely until he was cleared to return to the U.S.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyEducationImmigrationProtests and demonstrationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Nov 2014 01:22:07 GMTNHL teams slowly embracing advance statistics removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league with the numbers involved in the complex, lengthy calculations of analytics.DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsProfessional hockeyHockeySports businessMen's hockeyMen's sports, 21 Nov 2014 22:20:30 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 21 Nov 2014 23:43:10 GMTObama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful', Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:19:23 GMTSeagull with dart through neck spotted at park, Wash. (AP) — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:19:38 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessAnimalsBirdsNatural resource managementWildlifeEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustriesUnited StatesBillingsMontanaColoradoNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:28:01 GMT2 convicted in Delaware soccer field shootings, Del. (AP) — Two gang members who prosecutors say were out to avenge a friend's death and to silence a witness to an earlier killing have been convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Delaware that left three people dead.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsWilmingtonDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:13:21 GMTInvestigators may have recovered lost IRS emails (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.ALAN FRAMwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:19:13 GMT$139M deal reached in school molestation case ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:50 GMTSparano savors 1st win with Raiders, Calif. (AP) — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.JOSH DUBOWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 21 Nov 2014 23:52:25 GMTHouse intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIntelligence agenciesMilitary legal affairsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:22:36 GMTUN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern' (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response.HARRY DUNPHYwGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthGeneral newsPublic healthWest AfricaMaliGuineaSierra LeoneAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 00:03:37 GMTJanzen leads Pebble Beach Invitational BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lee Janzen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at Pebble Beach for a two-stroke lead over Andrew Putnam after two rounds of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sports, 22 Nov 2014 00:57:55 GMTVerdict pending, Malaysia's Anwar visits US (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Friday he's confident of acquittal in his sodomy trial, so long as the Southeast Asian nation's top court demonstrates independence.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMalaysiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:27:25 GMTEx-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges.aGeneral newsOdditiesTheftCrimeHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:32:02 GMTMarine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsRoboticsPhilanthropic foundationsComputing and information technologyTechnologyPhilanthropySocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:19:59 GMTBin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:06 GMTUS provides $68 million for Mexico justice reform CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico's effort to reform its court and justice system.iGeneral newsEmbassiesJudiciaryInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Nov 2014 01:28:16 GMTMexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentTelevision programsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 23:07:39 GMTWorker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:36:00 GMT$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:29:13 GMTIbanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:48 GMTMore signs of Florida shooter's troubled life, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.BRENDAN FARRINGTONJUAN CARLOS LLORCAaGeneral newsLibrariesViolent crimeCrimeEducationSocial affairsFloridaTallahasseeLas CrucesNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 22:55:51 GMTArrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life (AP) — A man arrested Friday in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMissing personsKidnappingArrestsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:11:40 GMTMore Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape, Fla. (AP) — Performances by Bill Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago.MATT SEDENSKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceViolent crimeCrimeMelbourneFloridaWashingtonNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:51:48 GMTWolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials have confirmed the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsAnimalsWolvesWildlifeCanyonsMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementArizonaFlagstaffUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:07:53 GMTUN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."CARA ANNAiGeneral newsReligious strifeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:54 GMT