FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:26 -0800Papal official tempers point about accused bishops CITY (AP) — The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Nov 2014 21:56:27 GMTIowa man held after arrest near White House (AP) — An Iowa man arrested in Washington after the Secret Service found a hunting rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car parked near the White House will stay in jail for now.wGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:06:36 GMTKansas City students walk out of governor's speech CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Kansas City students have walked out of a speech Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was giving in an apparent protest of the police shooting in Ferguson.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:43:32 GMTJudge overturns death penalty for Wyoming inmate, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the lone inmate on Wyoming's death row, saying his trial lawyers had failed to give jurors sufficient reason to spare his life.BEN NEARYaGeneral newsViolent crimeNational courtsCrimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsWyomingCheyenneCasperUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:38:27 GMTPuerto Rico touts $130M renovated airport terminal JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico have unveiled a $130 million renovated terminal at the island's main international airport.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 21:52:07 GMTEx-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades.JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsCorporate crimeExplosionsCrimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCorporate newsCorporate legal affairsAccidentsBeckleyWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:57:18 GMTFighter War Machine pleads not guilty in Vegas VEGAS (AP) — A man who changed his name to War Machine as a mixed martial arts fighter has pleaded not guilty in Nevada to charges that he tried to kill his porn star ex-girlfriend and her friend.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsSportsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:39:12 GMTSenate to work longer under GOP control next year (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending a stern signal to senators used to long weekends and frequent vacations: The Senate is going to work longer hours under GOP control next year.ANDREW TAYLORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:02:31 GMTSoaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedicationLegislature hearingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentHealth care industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:29:26 GMTFormer Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies, R.I. (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.JENNIFER McDERMOTTaBusinessGeneral newsObituariesSchool administrationHealthMedicationEducationSocial affairsDiagnosis and treatmentFall RiverRhode IslandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:47:58 GMTGap names heads of namesake brand, Banana Republic YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. issued a full-year profit outlook Thursday that was below Wall Street expectations and announced new management changes at its Gap and Banana Republic brands.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 20 Nov 2014 21:28:51 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 20 Nov 2014 22:24:28 GMTAnalysis: Next, the selling of a contentious plan (AP) — Announcing his executive actions, after all the delays and handwringing, might be the easy part.JIM KUHNHENNwGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 22:14:53 GMTWhere's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city, Alaska (AP) — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherWinter weatherOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:33:21 GMTPutting Oscar on the block ANGELES (AP) — 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.LINDSEY BAHRaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsCelebrityEventsAward showsMovie awards, 20 Nov 2014 21:35:17 GMTJournal indicates FSU shooter suspected government, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.GARY FINEOUTBRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsState governmentsLibrariesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeEducationSocial affairsFloridaTallahasseeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:26:23 GMTNew report on Newtown shooting out Friday, Conn. (AP) — A report on the 20-year-old Connecticut man who killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is being released Friday by a state agency that investigated whether anything about his mental health and educational history should lead to child-protection policy changes.aGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:15:57 GMTDow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:13:56 GMTKerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held out hope of a last-minute nuclear deal with Iran Thursday, as he added his diplomatic muscle to talks aimed at overcoming deep differences with Tehran over the size and scope of its future atomic activities.MATTHEW LEEGEORGE JAHNiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsForeign policyLegislatureGovernment policyViennaIranIsraelUnited StatesFranceMiddle EastParisSaudi ArabiaAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:14:46 GMTFDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthDrug addictionDiseases and conditionsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 20 Nov 2014 22:00:17 GMTBoko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Nov 2014 21:46:42 GMTNFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have been snowed out by Mother Nature.JOHN WAWROWaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsWinter weatherStormsProfessional footballFootballWeatherLegislationLegislatureNew YorkBuffaloPhiladelphiaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 20 Nov 2014 22:15:42 GMTRoofs collapse under Buffalo snow, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:05:40 GMTDismissal sought of Jindal's anti-Common Core suit ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge peppered attorneys with questions Thursday about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit accusing U.S. education officials of manipulating $4.3 billion in federal grant money and policy waivers to illegally pressure states to adopt Common Core standards and testing.MELINDA DESLATTEaGeneral newsState legislatureNational courtsState governmentsLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:27:16 GMTManfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsDomestic violenceGovernment programsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesGovernment and politicsKansas CityArizonaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:22:55 GMTCasinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits (AP) — In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by state gambling regulators.PHILIP MARCELOaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsMassachusettsCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:49:43 GMTEgypt president considering pardon of journalists (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a court ruling that raised international outrage.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsPardons and commutationsLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsJudiciaryJournalistsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNews mediaMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Nov 2014 21:17:45 GMTFamily gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer have been awarded $6.75 million.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderElective cosmetic proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentBeauty and fashionLifestyleBurlingtonVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:16:04 GMTMostly abandoned Kansas City building collapses CITY, Mo. (AP) — A vehicle being changed by police slammed into downtown Kansas City building where vintage cars were being stored Thursday, causing the structure to partially collapse and sending at least one vehicle plummeting to the ground from the second floor.BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:16:29 GMTSlain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras, Honduras (AP) — Grieving family members laid to rest a beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend.ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHondurasCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 22:27:26 GMTIsraeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar (AP) — The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestPublic opinionHuman rights and civil libertiesAssassinationsGovernment and politicsLegislationInternational relationsMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman welfareLegislatureLocal governmentsJerusalemIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankMiddle East, 20 Nov 2014 22:29:32 GMTMayor claims progress reforming troubled NYC jails YORK (AP) — Acknowledging that not even he appreciated the depth of problems at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday told reporters "deep-seated" cultural change in city lockups was one of his administration's top priorities.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsMunicipal governmentsMental healthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:31:07 GMTMatthew Shepard's parents head to Russia YORK (AP) — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMoviesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentRussiaSaint PetersburgUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:16:23 GMTEx-Marine pleads not guilty in slayings of 2 girls, Ill. (AP) — A former Marine already sentenced to death in the slaying of a sailor in Virginia pleaded not guilty on Thursday in the 2005 slayings of two young Illinois girls who were playing in a forest preserve.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeEnvironmental conservation and preservationLaw and orderViolent crimeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentWaukeganVirginiaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:49:13 GMTGroups sue feds over Pacific bigeye fishing rule (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks.AUDREY McAVOYaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsScienceLifestyleEnvironmental laws and regulationsFishEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAnimalsEnvironmental concernsWildlifeUnited StatesOceaniaNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:13:02 GMTSentencing delayed for terror supporter in Florida (AP) — A man seeking a more lenient prison sentence than federal prosecutors want for supporting overseas terrorism must first demonstrate he has renounced extremist views and show remorse, a federal judge said Thursday.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeNational courtsWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesFloridaSaudi ArabiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 20 Nov 2014 21:34:46 GMTTunisia court doubles 2 policemen's rape sentences, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian appeals court has increased the prison terms of two policemen convicted of raping a woman from seven years to 15.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTunisiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Nov 2014 22:36:52 GMTJohnson gives $556,623 to 12 schools in 3 states, N.C. (AP) — Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has awarded $556,623 to a dozen different K-12 public and charter schools as part of the annual grants he and wife, Chandra, have given the last six years.JENNA FRYERsSportsEducationAutomobile racingNASCARSocial affairsCharlotteMuskogeeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 20 Nov 2014 22:22:20 GMT100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the 1st time BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or money to go to a beach.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsFirst time eventsOceansEnvironment and natureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessGulf of MexicoTennesseeAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:27:58 GMT5 things to watch in Obama's immigration speech (AP) — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone.NANCY BENACwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:31:17 GMTMaster of all mediums Mike Nichols dead at 83 YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsComedy performanceObituariesPerforming artsEventsAward showsNew YorkIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:28:43 GMTHollywood pays tribute to Mike Nichols a career that spanned over six decades across all entertainment genres, Mike Nichols collaborated with and influenced an array of show business legends. Here, friends and peers remember Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83:The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesCelebrity, 20 Nov 2014 22:00:44 GMTDetective: Penn. murderer says he killed in Texas (AP) — A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasDallasPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 21:55:31 GMTNicaragua: Studies say canal impact to be minimal, Nicaragua (AP) — The Chinese company picked to build a $40 billion inter-oceanic canal across Nicaragua has presented studies saying the project will have minimal environmental and social impact.iBusinessGeneral newsNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 21:21:53 GMTGM shakes up management, names new quality chief (AP) — General Motors has promoted its purchasing chief to be its head of quality as part of a management shakeup.fBusiness, 20 Nov 2014 22:05:34 GMTPublic transport to say: 'Falklands are Argentine' AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Congress has ruled that all public transportation must display a sign saying: "Las Malvinas son Argentinas" ("The Falklands are Argentine").iGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsArgentinaFalkland IslandsSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 22:22:20 GMTTips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz YORK (AP) — Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessPersonal financeHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingShoppingPersonal spendingOccasionsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 20 Nov 2014 21:33:26 GMTFive memorable movies from Mike Nichols YORK (AP) — Mike Nichols was a master of self-satire, a man of wealth and education and connections for whom his best targets were those of wealth, education and connections, from the vapid Californians of "The Graduate" to the military brass of "Catch-22." Here are highlights from the long film career of Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83:HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 22:29:11 GMTMali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death, Mali (AP) — Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a single patient initially thought to have kidney disease.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSierra LeoneMaliGuineaBamakoAfricaLiberia, 20 Nov 2014 22:21:57 GMTBest Buy and Activision are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 20 Nov 2014 21:27:41 GMT