FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 14:46:04 -0800Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsCanadaEuropeJapanUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 22:38:48 GMTFrench president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsSummitsEpidemicsFinancial crisisNational language movementsAccidents and disastersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPublic healthEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsSocial issuesSocial affairsLanguageAfricaWest AfricaGuineaSenegalMaliLiberiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 21:04:34 GMTUPMC employee died of cyanide, how undetermined (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:47:59 GMTOfficial Christmas tree arrives at White House (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:26:43 GMTThunder G Westbrook to return Friday night CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook finally gets to put his fashionable suit collection away.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOklahomaNew York CityMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Nov 2014 21:47:43 GMTButler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102 (AP) — It's no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose.By KEN POWTAKsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballBostonIllinoisMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:48:59 GMTOfficials: Israel's Eisenkot named military chief (AP) — Israeli defense officials say a career officer with deep experience battling Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon has been selected as the country's next military chief.By JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 21:18:32 GMTPast ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.By FREDERIC J. FROMMERwBusinessGovernment and politicsNative AmericansMarriageConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:45:40 GMTBarenboim opening West-Eastern academy in Berlin (AP) — Daniel Barenboim's focus after leaving Milanese opera house La Scala next month will be opening an academy for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians in Berlin.By COLLEEN BARRYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentItalyBerlinWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 28 Nov 2014 20:43:00 GMTCops: Car slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7, Pa. (AP) — A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people, including an infant, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:01:28 GMTBrowns' Manziel says he tried to avoid altercation (AP) — No, he's not Johnny Footbrawl.By TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:36:01 GMTNY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:50:37 GMTCats in Oregon van get outpouring of donations, Ore. (AP) — Rescue workers in Eastern Oregon say they have received an outpouring of donations for 68 cats found nearly three weeks ago hoarded in a van, some in desperate shape.aGeneral newsOntarioOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:39:17 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, 28 Nov 2014 21:03:08 GMTTunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalition, Senegal (AP) — Tunisia's next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.By SARAH DiLORENZOiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGovernment transitionsTunisiaSenegalTunisDakarNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 28 Nov 2014 20:45:23 GMTFormer 'Real World' cast member dies in Wisconsin, Wis. (AP) — Police say a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has died in Wisconsin.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentKenoshaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:57:06 GMTPlunging crude prices hammer energy companies YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.By The Associated PressfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:58:18 GMTNo. 21 Rutgers beats Colgate 66-44, N.J. (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for her fifth consecutive double-double to open the season, and No. 21 and undefeated Rutgers beat winless Colgate 66-44 on Friday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:00:25 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessPricesEconomyHoliday shoppingCommodity marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsStock marketsUnited KingdomAustraliaSwitzerlandFranceItalyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:48:50 GMTMom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a missing Ohio State football player has told police he texted her about his prior concussions the morning he disappeared.aGeneral newsHealthSportsAthlete injuriesMissing personsAthlete healthCollege footballCollege sportsFootballSports medicineOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:48:39 GMTSpanier-Freeh lawsuit ordered back to county court, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge says former Penn State president Graham Spanier's (SPAN'-yerz) defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) must start with a local judge.aGeneral newsSportsHigher educationNational courtsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNational governmentsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:15:20 GMTFamily reports Ohio State football player missing, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State football player reported missing after he uncharacteristically skipped two practices has a history of sports-related concussions, and his family worries he might have become disoriented, his sister said.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthSports medicineCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMissing personsHealthOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:24:41 GMTRice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated' YORK (AP) — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 28 Nov 2014 21:10:39 GMTCyanide killed hospital employee, official says (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:49:47 GMTS&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks YORK (AP) — A sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:43:21 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agenciesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:44:28 GMTWestern Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT, W.Va. (AP) — Brandon Doughty threw a Conference USA-record eight touchdown passes, the last in overtime to Jared Dangerfield followed by a 2-point conversion pass to Willie McNeal that lifted Western Kentucky over No. 19 Marshall 67-66 Friday.By JOHN RABYaGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballKentuckyUnited StatesHuntingtonNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 28 Nov 2014 21:39:01 GMTHospital says Pele's condition is improving PAULO (AP) — Pele is responding well to antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection and his condition is improving, doctors said Friday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 21:48:10 GMTNo. 10 Maryland beats James Madison 80-64, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lauren Mincy scored 23 points and Lexie Brown added 13 to help No. 10 Maryland beat James Madison 80-64 on Friday at the San Juan Shootout.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMarylandPuerto RicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 21:40:54 GMTNYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death YORK (AP) — Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityStaten IslandNew YorkMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:20:51 GMTVenezuelan classical music system under fire, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.By JOSHUA GOODMANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArchitectureGovernment and politicsVenezuelaColombiaEuropeCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 20:45:05 GMTFerguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down a large shopping mall in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest days of the year during Friday during one of several organized rallies to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SALTER and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisChicagoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 22:35:22 GMTRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated YORK (AP) — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports transactionsSports governanceLaw and orderSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 28 Nov 2014 22:07:23 GMTBarenboim leaving La Scala after 9 years (AP) — One of Daniel Barenboim's focuses after leaving the role of music director for Milanese opera house La Scala next month will be opening an academy for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians in Berlin.By COLLEEN BARRYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentItalyBerlinWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 28 Nov 2014 21:31:39 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:40:08 GMTPayroll boss on vacation, Black Friday checks late, Pa. (AP) — About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment payLocal governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:35:59 GMTPolice: Man tries to silence neighbor's loud dog, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who tried to silence his neighbor's barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsPortsmouthNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:18:59 GMTBlack Friday special: prison handicrafts, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansGovernment programsGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:50:42 GMTNY car dealership roof partly collapses, killing 1 YORK (AP) — A car dealership's roof partially collapsed and a section of a mezzanine caved in Friday, killing a construction worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, authorities said.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:29:38 GMTNY officer saw snow boot, then found 2 buried boys, N.Y. (AP) — The upstate New York police officer who led other rescuers to two boys buried in a pile of wet, packed snow says the look of joy on the kids' faces as they were dug out gave him a terrific feeling.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:25:47 GMTBlack Friday gets a little less frenzied YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingCulturesShoppingConsumer electronicsGift shoppingOccasionsLifestylePersonal spendingPersonal financeSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyNew YorkMissouriNew York CitySt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:22:16 GMTSt Louis gets 1,000th point in Rangers' win (AP) — Martin St. Louis wasn't even drafted as a young player. Now, he's in elite company that includes Wayne Gretzky.By AARON BRACYsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Nov 2014 22:27:02 GMTBob Baker, legendary puppeteer, dead at 90 ANGELES (AP) — Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPuppetryObituariesRecreation and leisureLifestylePerforming artsEntertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:59:35 GMTChristie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state.By JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLegislationLegislatureAgricultureIndustriesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:58:51 GMTIconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85 CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He was 85.By ISAAC GARRIDOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 28 Nov 2014 21:53:25 GMTPolice: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.By IBRAHIM GARBA and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 21:20:49 GMTDellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 20:51:06 GMT49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing loss CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSocial mediaProfessional footballOnline mediaMediaFootballSan FranciscoOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 22:38:21 GMTArgentina IDs accounts in alleged tax evasion AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's top cable TV operator, a former professional soccer player and a lawmaker are among the holders of some 4,000 secret Swiss bank accounts used to evade taxes, the Argentine tax agency said Friday.By DEBORA REYiBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionCable televisionCrimeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsTelevisionMediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesArgentinaSwitzerlandSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 21:37:58 GMTAustin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 21:43:38 GMT