FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:04:08 -0800South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65a5594c89c84b489a07d3ffbdec6076JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers.By LYNSEY CHUTELiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureCrimeEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65a5594c89c84b489a07d3ffbdec6076Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:49:00 GMTGrain mixed and livestock higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42bd64229c794772801b1f800c5e2036CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42bd64229c794772801b1f800c5e2036Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:25:09 GMTStocks mostly higher at midday, extending advancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89648925fa9c4cb69715f310561ee9ecMajor stock indexes edged mostly higher Monday but the gains were held back by discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesLeading economic indicatorsEconomyReal estateStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89648925fa9c4cb69715f310561ee9ecMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:48:34 GMTNorth Korea skipping UN Security Council meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18e1ab5d18e94013abe0457b5c31affcUNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18e1ab5d18e94013abe0457b5c31affcMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:30:21 GMTFrench power company to pay $772M in bribery casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24c8ef017644d14bf586711e462cd68WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed government officials in multiple foreign countries.By ERIC TUCKERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24c8ef017644d14bf586711e462cd68Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:06:10 GMTCourt sides with mom who gave birth while on methadonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b889a3bda08491f97e51e8e16b4615aTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court says a woman can't be considered to have abused and neglected her child because the infant was born with symptoms of methadone withdrawal.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b889a3bda08491f97e51e8e16b4615aMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:30:15 GMTAP source: Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contracthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/474ae9d46a554935802ad66bce723efaMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Phil Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/474ae9d46a554935802ad66bce723efaMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:38:32 GMTStocks mostly higher in morning trading, extending rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ac24a61bacf4c9c9c31c56ecb9bef5eMajor stock indexes edged mostly higher Monday morning but the gains were held back by discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices, which hammered energy stocks. Stocks have notched gains the past three trading days.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsReal estateEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ac24a61bacf4c9c9c31c56ecb9bef5eMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:24:18 GMTUS home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08102b7d51c9422a83af8109f416207dWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estatePersonal loansPersonal financeResidential real estateLifestyleLabor economyProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08102b7d51c9422a83af8109f416207dMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:23:27 GMT2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24153f5a74db4709b1db8f7b4c26cfa9Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24153f5a74db4709b1db8f7b4c26cfa9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:28:13 GMTUS home sales dropped sharply in Novemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59cf1e2d7a844e049e9547495c9d2831WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estatePersonal loansPersonal financeResidential real estateLifestyleDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59cf1e2d7a844e049e9547495c9d2831Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:11:09 GMTJudge to rule on Oklahoma's execution methodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f4cb88f196408b9578edba919d1da0OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge plans to rule whether the lethal injection formula that Oklahoma used for the first time in a botched execution last spring is constitutional.aGeneral newsNational courtsDeath penalty controversyNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f4cb88f196408b9578edba919d1da0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:17:11 GMTNY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1dc5a4d9d144364901929efd0f1da73ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation's largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New York homeowners.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1dc5a4d9d144364901929efd0f1da73Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:34:19 GMTLate at night, Christie doing 2016 foreign policy homeworkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97d15be38094c5a8dc06e881147209cNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.By JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyInternational relationsCampaignsState governmentsPolitical scandalsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical fundraisingPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNew JerseyMiddle EastIranTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97d15be38094c5a8dc06e881147209cMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:58:50 GMTPresidents meet to discuss peace in South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e60c72783341492ca8185c9fea3309b1JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president met with the leaders of Tanzania and Uganda on Monday for talks on the South Sudan peace process, South Africa's government said.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsSouth SudanSouth AfricaUgandaSudanTanzaniaEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaSouthern AfricaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e60c72783341492ca8185c9fea3309b1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:12:32 GMTPeople killed, injured in Glasgow truck crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/941d5df0f4534f96902c6af2f7502bb7LONDON (AP) — Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGlasgowUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/941d5df0f4534f96902c6af2f7502bb7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:19:45 GMTFAA, industry launch drone safety campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f0196f4e03542e08f143bda6c894a8aWASHINGTON (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 LOWYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyDrone aircraftIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f0196f4e03542e08f143bda6c894a8aMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:56:56 GMTCorrection: Marijuana Research storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ade379f8f3c4953bcb4549192594038DENVER (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about marijuana research, The Associated Press reported erroneously reported Marcel Bonn-Miller's profession. He is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist. Also, while he works with the Veterans Administration, his lab is not part of the VA.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceSmall businessMedical marijuanaMedical researchPost-traumatic stress disorderVeteransHealth issuesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMental healthMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ade379f8f3c4953bcb4549192594038Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:27:25 GMTGlasgow pedestrians killed when truck veers out of controlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a2d104da66c4c16a4b55abba6812b36LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland said a number of people were killed and injured Monday when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGlasgowUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a2d104da66c4c16a4b55abba6812b36Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:52:33 GMTCambodia 'doctor' faces murder rap in HIV outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72535aadf71a4033af08aede9f015592PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said.By SOPHENG CHEANGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksViolent crimeCrimePublic healthCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72535aadf71a4033af08aede9f015592Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:58:09 GMT88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ce36ed3a3024766bbc2e382f080acbcTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment won the country's presidency, according to official results issued Monday, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsRebellions and uprisingsElectionsWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ce36ed3a3024766bbc2e382f080acbcMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:02:10 GMTNigerian police say car bomb kills 16, wounds 25 at bus station in northeastern city of Gombehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba51f663896c42eba1ff27411913118dMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say car bomb kills 16, wounds 25 at bus station in northeastern city of Gombe.iGeneral newsBombingsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba51f663896c42eba1ff27411913118dMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:27:26 GMTRudolph stamps guide tiny post office to successhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83051a1314e9456087ce8d9b9cd3d052RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas.By CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83051a1314e9456087ce8d9b9cd3d052Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:41:27 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb412c5682a24e77b4c6f2772a413babTOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb412c5682a24e77b4c6f2772a413babMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:01 GMTHernandez back in court for final pretrial hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f19f5568b1946a5a30b1fddaff175f0FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f19f5568b1946a5a30b1fddaff175f0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:53:13 GMTImmigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a639c841f4f4b44a0a76cfbe7d966abPHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy lined up outside government offices Monday in Arizona to apply for driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the state but now given to them by the courts.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesPhoenixNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a639c841f4f4b44a0a76cfbe7d966abMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:10:20 GMTGunmen shoot, seriously wound Egypt military officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/982cc34a5a364e4692c1dda0f8687754CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot an Egyptian military officer, seriously wounding him as he walked to work in a Cairo neighborhood, the military said Monday.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsWar and unrestEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/982cc34a5a364e4692c1dda0f8687754Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:41:36 GMTNigerian police: Car bomb kills 16 at bus station in Gombehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2aab1d697b54e4697d0c9ee8a9e4bd5MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A car bomb exploded Monday at a bus station in Nigeria's northeastern city of Gombe, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 60, said rescue workers.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsTransportationBombingsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersImprovised explosivesTerrorismNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2aab1d697b54e4697d0c9ee8a9e4bd5Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:15:02 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeighhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc94eb4ad7f415b8447bfa34c4cd7b9BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are again drawing parallels between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in an effort to have the trial moved out of Massachusetts.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonOklahoma CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc94eb4ad7f415b8447bfa34c4cd7b9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:49:53 GMTWounded ex-NBA player Carl Herrera improves in Venezuelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dab92e2a25a4127ba5d4a0cbd9a12a3CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the club he coaches said Monday.iGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballVenezuelaHoustonSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dab92e2a25a4127ba5d4a0cbd9a12a3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:40:42 GMTColts owner helps out Jack Kerouac organizationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c480408ab180497e887f5b99269ab4d8LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's legacy alive.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballSportsLowellMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c480408ab180497e887f5b99269ab4d8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:13:23 GMTDOJ seeks benefits for families of slain officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f106a35b9ff34029bb2b75ffd0d14f2aWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department officials to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car.wGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f106a35b9ff34029bb2b75ffd0d14f2aMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:18:33 GMTChina indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7685e18c1fa49b9b086c1f56c97537dBEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7685e18c1fa49b9b086c1f56c97537dMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:28:38 GMTJudge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa4988c5ed8f43ae8dce4d125b65033aWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsImmigrationNational courtsPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsImmigration policyGovernment programsBorder securityJudicial appointments and nominationsCrimeLegislatureNational securityGovernment policyMilitary and defenseGovernment appointments and nominationsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa4988c5ed8f43ae8dce4d125b65033aMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:51:14 GMTStocks edge higher in early trade, extending rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/346347fd46004a7a82b73128df9c87e8U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, extending big gains from last week. Traders monitored the trajectory in oil prices, which have been moving higher from recent lows.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/346347fd46004a7a82b73128df9c87e8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:09:54 GMTPittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ee5bff13ac432d99423957ecab0159PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ee5bff13ac432d99423957ecab0159Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:05:35 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ad6b3f43381490b8c0c0930d55ea643The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a new drug from AbbVie while pulling back on more expensive options from rival drugmakers.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsLiver diseaseDiseases and conditionsMedicationHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesPersonal insurancePersonal financeConsumer products and servicesDiagnosis and treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ad6b3f43381490b8c0c0930d55ea643Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:29:15 GMTPhil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contracthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa6e39101165410d98834f4e2346099fMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Phil Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa6e39101165410d98834f4e2346099fMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:59:35 GMTSpokesman: Ali improving from case of pneumoniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f36b1cb2ff442b09ad8f32353b79920LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's boxingBoxingAthlete healthMen's sportsLung diseaseDiseases and conditionsHealthInfectious diseasesLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f36b1cb2ff442b09ad8f32353b79920Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:22:06 GMTPolice departments on alert after cop killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8341ffd9dd5b43aea390886099b01794NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8341ffd9dd5b43aea390886099b01794Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:37:31 GMTBig changes coming to Cuba tourism with US openinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/564d7132f3a642c49da2b3dbfe48d011HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren't doing yet — at least most of the time — is lounging in the sun and sipping mojitos at white-sand-beach resorts.By BEN FOXiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonal spendingPersonal financeGovernment and politicsHavanaCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/564d7132f3a642c49da2b3dbfe48d011Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:52:48 GMTAP-GfK Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c05f38739a40188012c233ac150d22WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first Christmas gifts.By JENNIFER AGIESTA and EMILY SWANSONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionMarriage ratesHolidaysChristianityGift shoppingReligionSeniorsSocial affairsDemographicsMarriageFamily issuesOccasionsLifestyleShoppinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c05f38739a40188012c233ac150d22Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:49:12 GMTHernandez trial expected to take 6 to 10 weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f136513b79a452a82274cf133be6a4dFALL 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 at what is likely to be the former NFL star's final hearing before trial begins next month.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f136513b79a452a82274cf133be6a4dMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:24:54 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0e6775a486442afa1d895ebb18719baMILWAUKEE (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/a0e6775a486442afa1d895ebb18719baMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:20:22 GMTPalestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d87ffa71b6e5410da58826f50dc8bbffJERUSALEM (AP) — International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday, saying the rift between rival Palestinian factions is deterring foreign governments from sending aid.By TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d87ffa71b6e5410da58826f50dc8bbffMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:31:35 GMTSpain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd869f567a84ad38a7eb931f0bd531dMADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on tax fraud charges — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the monarchy was restored in 1975.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMadridSpainPalmaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd869f567a84ad38a7eb931f0bd531dMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:09:52 GMTPolice: 'serious incident' unfolding in Glasgowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2970725c4fc48c79f36e832e9556c9fLONDON (AP) — Police say an "ongoing serious incident" is unfolding in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland.iGeneral newsGlasgowUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2970725c4fc48c79f36e832e9556c9fMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:42:30 GMTChina to investigate ex-President Hu's top aidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2dc3c8da354951a05f84981f530cb9BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2dc3c8da354951a05f84981f530cb9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:18:57 GMTPanel: Asahi not to blame for criticism of Japanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960a6bd1d9ba41db8efdfc1d52cb832bTOKYO (AP) — An independent panel said Monday there is no clear evidence that reports by the Asahi newspaper quoting fabricated witness accounts led to international criticism over Japan's use of Asian women in wartime military brothels.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960a6bd1d9ba41db8efdfc1d52cb832bMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:08:44 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20e113789ed54948974289a5141c3ae1The Associated Press-GfK poll on seasonal greetings and gifts was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 4-8. It is based on online interviews of 1,010 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20e113789ed54948974289a5141c3ae1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:47:10 GMT