FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:56:11 -0800Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc826840d324543b458934b15caf6abOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.By JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc826840d324543b458934b15caf6abMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:30:20 GMTBMW to replace air bags nationwide, joining other automakershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1845314e33b40b3b2e808cf7928a812NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1845314e33b40b3b2e808cf7928a812Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:35:50 GMTUN chief urges better early warning of next disease outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e7237eb7d3e43b8bbed1d40058336ffUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community urgently needs better early warning and rapid response to the next outbreak of disease — "a test that is sure to come."By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthPublic healthWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaMalihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e7237eb7d3e43b8bbed1d40058336ffMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:50:02 GMTCuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59ff4b21f89d4d799a30dea556df5587HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59ff4b21f89d4d799a30dea556df5587Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:11:12 GMTFrench power company to pay $772M in bribery casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/827cc692e3b3415dbe6879e8af01fb5eWASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.By ERIC TUCKERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate crimeCrimeCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/827cc692e3b3415dbe6879e8af01fb5eMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:50 GMTImmigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de80ac1311c44b8b829e066adcf972a0PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy started applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesArizonaPhoenixNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de80ac1311c44b8b829e066adcf972a0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:54 GMTObama signs New York state disaster declarationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7536945c6cd8427584c33832fb7f232bWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in upstate New York. That means Washington will chip in to help state, local and tribal government pay to clean up and rebuild after a last month's blockbuster storm that dumped more than 7 feet of snow across the region.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeatherEmergency managementWinter weatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7536945c6cd8427584c33832fb7f232bMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:00 GMTReview: A charming cast anchors the dark 'Into the Woods'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6620da33f09f41b7be798f44168c0c94This is one Disney film that's definitely not a light fairy tale.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6620da33f09f41b7be798f44168c0c94Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:48:58 GMTAdam Scott picks Mike Kerr to be new caddiehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3687c1a6f292456181117a568ebd2622GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3687c1a6f292456181117a568ebd2622Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:19:26 GMT2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f2bbaa928f4483c8edc7a523dc3ab7aSome of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsTennisMen's snowboardingSnowboardingProfessional footballMen's sportsFootballNFL footballKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f2bbaa928f4483c8edc7a523dc3ab7aMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:13 GMTJoe Cocker dies at 70http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b14ef7869e66452bb981c0f118abcff1LONDON (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b14ef7869e66452bb981c0f118abcff1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:23:43 GMTGreek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5bd1c3802a54d5dbbd9528e164c3509ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote.iBusinessGeneral newsPolitical corruptionElectionsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestGovernment and politicsNational electionsPolitical issuesCrimeGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5bd1c3802a54d5dbbd9528e164c3509Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:34:41 GMTNBA prepares for Christmas coming-out partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73f0baf4e0947889e90719618e618acNEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's sportsHolidaysNBA FinalsMen's basketballFootballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballOccasionsLifestyleEventsOklahoma CityNew York CityFloridaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73f0baf4e0947889e90719618e618acMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:44:17 GMTUS stock indexes drift higher in afternoon tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce73ea06f7f04bdda1a4ace541c8196eStocks moved higher in afternoon trading Monday, on track to extend gains from last week. Pharmaceutical stocks were among the big risers. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held back the rally.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesReal estateEnergy industryLiver diseaseDiseases and conditionsHealthInfectious diseasesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce73ea06f7f04bdda1a4ace541c8196eMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:25:25 GMTTribes tread carefully into marijuana discussionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eef1d073f53047bf96e50a0628d53c7bFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.By FELICIA FONSECA and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessNative AmericansRecreational drug laws and regulationsTribal governmentsDrug-related crimeCrimeGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureUnited StatesFlagstaffWashingtonSeattleArizonaConnecticutMontanaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eef1d073f53047bf96e50a0628d53c7bMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:22:00 GMTFAA, industry launch drone safety campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61bd5fcb858c4cfea25f72b38420fcf1WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyDrone aircraftTechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61bd5fcb858c4cfea25f72b38420fcf1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:12 GMTSkiers have reservations over airbag safety systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/457ad9d37c7948fc9208d4058cb44064VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to.By ANDREW DAMPFhtTravelLifestyleAlpine skiingWomen's skiingAthlete injuriesMen's skiingSkiingSports sponsorshipSportsWomen's sportsMen's sportsAthlete healthAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologySports businessItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/457ad9d37c7948fc9208d4058cb44064Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:32:44 GMTCuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detentehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aef82710f48d4bf69367aae707ead052HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is open to all of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country's head of North American affairs said Monday.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aef82710f48d4bf69367aae707ead052Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:36:59 GMTIt's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce152a69b3b34b50bef59401dced2a4dNEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.By MAE ANDERSONfBusinessLifestyleHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsShoppingLeisure travelTravelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGift shoppingChinaUnited StatesColoradoGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce152a69b3b34b50bef59401dced2a4dMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:57 GMTIt's down to the wire for online shoppinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f219a0a1618640bb8afc004033c01c5eATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.By MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleHiring and recruitmentHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingSeasonal jobsGift shoppingPersonnelInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyOccasionsShoppingCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f219a0a1618640bb8afc004033c01c5eMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:55:26 GMTOfficials: 22 indicted in multistate dog-fighting ringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46459f59c1b641dd978a0609f25dceb9BALTIMORE (AP) — After the raid of a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, 22 people face charges and hundreds of dogs are in shelters, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsIndictmentsCrimeMammalsAnimalsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46459f59c1b641dd978a0609f25dceb9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:55 GMT11 hurt after van drives into Nantes Christmas markethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80ed7b3b5f3c4fdaa76e799a5820d1cdPARIS (AP) — A French official says 11 people are hurt, five seriously, after a van drove into a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes.iGeneral newsArrestsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestFranceParisBurundiWestern EuropeEuropeEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80ed7b3b5f3c4fdaa76e799a5820d1cdMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:44:56 GMTThe ins and outs of the playoff raceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a444264792b64880bf1239573ed24b56With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballSeattleHoustonDallasWashingtonCincinnatiKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasOhioMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a444264792b64880bf1239573ed24b56Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:45:23 GMTHernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51f3bc90eae149fda74de41fe1edf68aFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsFall RiverBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51f3bc90eae149fda74de41fe1edf68aMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:43:33 GMTGoing it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cd633eebdcd41798ccaf66f88478c7eHONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsEconomyLegislatureClimateInternational relationsImmigrationBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironment and natureSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCubaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cd633eebdcd41798ccaf66f88478c7eMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:19:43 GMTEx Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef16860507324490a3ad7c78bfc3a783BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff on Monday sharply defended the chief executive officer of the Brazil's state-run oil company despite allegations she was told years ago about some of the irregularities that are ballooning into the nation's biggest corruption scheme yet.By BRAD BROOKS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate managementCrimeCorporate newsPersonnelEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsBrazilBrasiliaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef16860507324490a3ad7c78bfc3a783Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:39:13 GMT48 extra days in rape case probation violationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2454a4a98424419db0ed66a671487425STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players received a two-month sentence Monday for violating his probation in that case.aGeneral newsViolent crimeHigh school footballLegal proceedingsCrimeHigh school sportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFootballSportsLaw and orderEventsSteubenvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2454a4a98424419db0ed66a671487425Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:46:28 GMTJudge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e3d0045f184d26adcbb224856b6946WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyGovernment programsBorder securityConstitutionsNational courtsPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e3d0045f184d26adcbb224856b6946Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:25:34 GMTAppeals court strikes down NC abortion lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95572fd43bed44beb303852b0ee23fbaRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman is "ideological in intent" and violates doctors' free-speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsHealthAbortionNational courtsLegislationGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDiagnostic testsDiagnosis and treatmentLegislatureUnited StatesNorth CarolinaRichmondNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95572fd43bed44beb303852b0ee23fbaMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:43:19 GMTHow Obama used his executive powers in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99c72e53e6834fafbc8af21af291731fHONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsPrimary and secondary educationInternational relationsImmigrationEducationSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateSocial issuesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99c72e53e6834fafbc8af21af291731fMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:47:11 GMTRussia bails out bank following ruble slidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d316afbf2fc405a97c96cc96032a4a9MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of falling oil prices is straining the banking system.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d316afbf2fc405a97c96cc96032a4a9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:23 GMTNicaragua breaks ground on historic canal projecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/867420499ae44ba9b38fc489b7897b8aMANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company have broken ground on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal.iBusinessGeneral newsNicaraguaPanama CanalCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanPanamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/867420499ae44ba9b38fc489b7897b8aMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:42:24 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ace1bee89dbd42c5bccdcddc348a4de3The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into the fight over high-cost hepatitis C drugs with a coverage restriction that might ultimately lower prices and improve patient access to groundbreaking treatments for the liver-destroying virus.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsLiver diseaseDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsMedicationHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ace1bee89dbd42c5bccdcddc348a4de3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:34 GMTFlorida State's Fisher relieved after Winston rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f44842db9844d6096a0f17f2f7b5595TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f44842db9844d6096a0f17f2f7b5595Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:02 GMTMichigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years agohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15292c187c34edf9425f8746c32dde7TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderToledoOhioMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15292c187c34edf9425f8746c32dde7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:15 GMTTop business stories of 2014: US grows, world slowshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0927fe04b3940789697f78d266dbd28NEW YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and a rising stock market has Americans feeling richer and spending a bit more.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessPricesEconomyLabor economyFinancial crisisConsumer electronicsRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyOwnership changesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesFinancial marketsInformation technologyMedia and entertainment industryProducts and servicesTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0927fe04b3940789697f78d266dbd28Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:49:52 GMTAl-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b2d46f5ac642c7805911d17532e849CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile between the two countries over the Gulf nation's support for Islamists.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsInternational relationsTV newsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevisionEgyptMiddle EastQatarDohaSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b2d46f5ac642c7805911d17532e849Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:19:44 GMTEx-chief says video rants meant to snare threatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15d70207121842eea3efcbe5b045042dA former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsState governmentsTerrorismGun politicsIntelligence agenciesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15d70207121842eea3efcbe5b045042dMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:32 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cccae658edf4771ad22378dbd1cbbc6MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMental healthViolent crimeEventsPolitical and civil unrestHealthWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cccae658edf4771ad22378dbd1cbbc6Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:25:49 GMTTripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trusthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2086e9ae7cb84fada629d1f1a94a7596MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.tTravelLifestyleConsumer affairsConsumer protection and advocacyMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2086e9ae7cb84fada629d1f1a94a7596Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:29:40 GMTAgent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80698bf3d3cf4b8598f6853e547ddd81LONDON (AP) — Agent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthLung diseaseUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80698bf3d3cf4b8598f6853e547ddd81Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:12:34 GMTRenee Fleming to make Broadway debut in 'Living on Love'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22510b28d68340dc8c984e6760f07e7eNEW YORK (AP) — Opera star Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring, playing — what else? — an opera star.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22510b28d68340dc8c984e6760f07e7eMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:47:40 GMTLeaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d44a1c7eb4c84b6f83f0461e4d8dfcd0MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineMoscowRussiaGermanyFranceKievEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d44a1c7eb4c84b6f83f0461e4d8dfcd0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:37:48 GMTSpain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cce6ae4243d549e0a1b739f1e8775fc2MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued father abdicated six months ago.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMadridSpainPalmaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cce6ae4243d549e0a1b739f1e8775fc2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:41 GMTTruck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28b25ef69ea4d39a48f006287db4566GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said.By PAUL KELBIE and GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28b25ef69ea4d39a48f006287db4566Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:12 GMTMayor meets with families of slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad99722a8aa747e791f9e3a520036be2NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the families of the two officers shot to death in a squad car this weekend.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad99722a8aa747e791f9e3a520036be2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:12:04 GMTNY mayor: No protests until after officer funeralshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2e3c38e0334ca9907491a4a791aa74NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor on Monday called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsSocial mediaPoliceFunerals and memorial servicesCrimePolitical activismMunicipal governmentsEventsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesLocal governmentsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2e3c38e0334ca9907491a4a791aa74Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:44:47 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5269a794ede4bd482f0ad730d67ea92NEW YORK (AP) — NYC mayor: Halt protests, political debate until after funerals for 2 slain officers.aGeneral newsPolitical activismFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestCampaignsElectionsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5269a794ede4bd482f0ad730d67ea92Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:00:29 GMTBMW expands US air bag recall nationwidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2950ea32a5464ea9b8cadcf0701921f0NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2950ea32a5464ea9b8cadcf0701921f0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:25:16 GMTLoose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2856d8b3b278405194d57e6c5103bc7aMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have given up trying to capture a bear that was running through a Phoenix suburb much of Monday morning.aOdditiesScienceBearsAnimalsMammalsMesaPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2856d8b3b278405194d57e6c5103bc7aMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:09:18 GMT