FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Dec 2014 17:38:32 -0800Richt: Running back Gurley heading to NFL, N.C. (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Richt says junior running back Todd Gurley has informed him that he plans to enter the NFL draft.By STEVE REEDsSportsCollege footballNFL DraftCollege sportsFootballEventsProfessional footballCharlotteGeorgiaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 21:27:06 GMTAP PHOTOS: Winter weather turns the West white weather turned the West white on Friday.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherWinter weather, 26 Dec 2014 22:35:24 GMTMissouri 1st to see average gas price below $2 CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.aBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesMissouriKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 21:47:39 GMTNew Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat (AP) — Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsWar and unrestTroop deploymentsFinancial crisisInternational lawWeapons of mass destructionEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsInternational relationsRussiaMoscowEuropeUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:02:31 GMTFellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket YORK (AP) — The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.By MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimePhilanthropic foundationsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhilanthropySocial affairsNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:58:26 GMTJeb Bush stepping down from Tenet Healthcare board (AP) — As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp.By MICHAEL J. MISHAKaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:27:53 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, 26 Dec 2014 21:39:57 GMTSlumping New Jersey Devils fire coach Pete DeBoer, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have been on a slide since going to the Stanley Cup final in 2012, and coach Pete DeBoer paid the price.By TOM CANAVANsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsCoachingStanley Cup FinalsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 21:43:42 GMTCleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility (AP) — For this golden anniversary, there won't be any gifts exchanged or champagne-sipping celebrations.By TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 21:35:28 GMTFormer SC Gov. James Edwards dies at age 87, S.C. (AP) — James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.By BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureSouth CarolinaCharlestonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:37:22 GMTOfficers help deliver baby on train on Christmas (AP) — The transit police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where they first met for the comfort of a hospital room.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:35:04 GMTRutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl (AP) — Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on Friday night in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field.By DAVE HOGGsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNorth CarolinaDetroitUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 27 Dec 2014 01:26:03 GMTDog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:07:35 GMT13 excused from jury pool in theater shooting case, Colo. (AP) — Twelve potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case have been excused because they are prosecution witnesses, and another was dismissed because she works for the district attorney's office.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:06:26 GMTSony's PlayStation network still out; Xbox back online FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remains offline in an outage that began as video game players unwrapped new consoles on Christmas.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 26 Dec 2014 22:56:07 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7 BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:25:50 GMTSeahawks' Lynch fined $11K for gesture on TD run YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL for an inappropriate gesture while scoring a touchdown against Arizona last Sunday night.sSportsProfessional footballFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:01:27 GMTCouple weds in room where son treated for cancer, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple who married on Christmas Day decided to share their vows in the hospital room where their 4-year-old son, Billy, is being treated for cancer.aGeneral newsHealthCancerWeddingsDiseases and conditionsChild and teen healthOccasionsLifestyleOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:50 GMTGeorgia's Richt: RB Todd Gurley heading to NFL, N.C. (AP) — Georgia running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft.By STEVE REEDsSportsCollege footballNFL DraftCollege sportsFootballEventsProfessional footballGeorgiaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 26 Dec 2014 22:00:25 GMTUS stocks close higher, extending gains for the week Street's "Santa Claus" rally kept delivering gifts a day after Christmas.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsCommodity marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 21:47:10 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 26 Dec 2014 22:30:39 GMTJazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91 CITY, Fla. (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop eras, has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday.By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and CHARLES J. GANSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesPanama CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:16:22 GMTChiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith thought he had some indigestion. It turned out to be a lacerated spleen.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballAthlete healthEventsFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:08:09 GMTSudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur force NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country's violence-wracked Darfur region.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseSudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Dec 2014 00:11:49 GMTMichael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilt, Mo. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFergusonMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Dec 2014 00:43:20 GMTLakers' Bryant out for 3rd straight game at Dallas (AP) — Kobe Bryant is sitting out his third straight game to rest his sore body but could be back in the lineup when the Lakers return home for their next outing.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Dec 2014 01:14:49 GMTPlane hauling anti-de Blasio banner flies over NYC YORK (AP) — An airplane hauling a banner insulting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has been spotted flying above New York City.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:26:37 GMTKey developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesPoliceEventsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:15:04 GMTLa. Tech beats Illinois 35-18 in Heart of Dallas Bowl (AP) — Louisiana Tech's Houston Bates had a career day against his former team — his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballIllinoisDallasLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 26 Dec 2014 23:44:20 GMTCanada mall shooting hurts 1, no 'active shooter' (AP) — A single shot fired outside an Ottawa mall left one person with minor injuries Friday in what police were treating as an isolated incident.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 26 Dec 2014 22:11:04 GMTSheldon Kennedy selected to Order of Canada, Ontario (AP) — Sheldon Kennedy hopes receiving one of Canada's top honors will help draw attention to child abuse.iGeneral newsDopingSportsDoping regulationsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCanadaOntarioNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:40:13 GMTSpokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is spending a fourth night in a Houston hospital where he's being treated after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week.aGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:34:51 GMTArizona's Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection, Ariz. (AP) — More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals.By BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsArizonaCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 21:46:22 GMT10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.By KRISHAN FRANCISiGeneral newsNatural disasters2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiAccidents and disastersOceansMissing personsCoastlines and beachesBuddhismGovernment and politicsAccidentsTransportationEventsEnvironment and natureReligionSocial affairsIndonesiaAcehSri LankaThailandSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanGermanyEuropeAsiaSumatraSouth AsiaWestern Europe, 26 Dec 2014 21:33:55 GMTMidwestern governors build credentials for 2016, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHiring and recruitment2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesPersonnelBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsNational electionsElectionsNational governmentsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesIowaIndianaDetroitMichiganOhioNorth America, 27 Dec 2014 00:17:44 GMTDetroit teen dies, was shot while playing with gun (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit boy has died after being shot in the head Christmas Day while he and friends played with a gun.aGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:54:33 GMTLava remains stalled near Hawaii shopping center, Hawaii (AP) — Lava that was creeping close to a shopping center on Hawaii's Big Island remains stalled about 700 yards from the complex.aGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:40 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday financial markets notched modest gains Friday after a quiet, post-holiday day of trading. The gains nudged the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to all-time highs. Utilities stocks were among the biggest gainers, while energy stocks declined as oil prices fell.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 26 Dec 2014 21:52:57 GMTWill 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business? ANGELES (AP) — "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.By LINDSEY BAHRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:53:35 GMT4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head-on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:42:54 GMTPlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaService outagesHackingComputer and data securityOnline mediaGame consolesMediaTechnology issuesComputing and information technologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleConsumer electronicsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Dec 2014 00:55:13 GMTUN chief urges Pakistan's leader to stop executions NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Pakistan's leader to stop the execution of convicts and re-impose a moratorium on the death penalty.iGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 26 Dec 2014 21:48:23 GMTFounder of huge defense contractor SAIC dies DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — J. Robert Beyster, a scientist-turned-entrepreneur who founded a small technology firm called Science Applications International Corp. and built it into one of the largest, most influential defense contractors in the country, has died at age 90.htBusinessGeneral newsObituariesTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan DiegoMichiganCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 23:01:24 GMTHoliday deliveries improve but hiccups continue YORK (AP) — Christmas came on time this year for most people.aBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesShoppingConsumer products and services, 26 Dec 2014 21:46:22 GMTHow the AP-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 12-14. It is based on online interviews of 1,017 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 27 Dec 2014 00:34:07 GMTMan shot to death in struggle over officer's baton, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been shot to death during a struggle with a Coachella police officer, during which he tried to take the officer's baton away.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Dec 2014 22:10:55 GMTBaby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zoos (AP) — A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo said Friday.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksPrimatesMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColumbusCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Dec 2014 00:22:45 GMTFARC says it has freed Colombian soldier (AP) — Latin America's oldest and strongest rebel group said Friday that it had released a soldier who was captured earlier this month.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsWar and unrestHavanaColombiaCubaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 26 Dec 2014 22:21:26 GMTPoultry producers brace for bird flu fallout, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus found in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.aGeneral newsInternational tradeDisease outbreaksLivestock diseasesAnimalsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturePublic healthAnimal healthUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 27 Dec 2014 00:10:16 GMTNorthwest US poultry producers brace for bird-flu fallout, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreaks of bird flu virus in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.aGeneral newsInternational tradeDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEconomyBusinessWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturePublic healthOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Dec 2014 00:05:51 GMT