FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:38:32 -0800Richt: Running back Gurley heading to NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a7864c6dea64466a898fccff73eecf7CHARLOTTE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a7864c6dea64466a898fccff73eecf7Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:27:06 GMTAP PHOTOS: Winter weather turns the West whitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d4e360445694beea18597fb3981781dWinter weather turned the West white on Friday.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherWinter weatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d4e360445694beea18597fb3981781dFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:35:24 GMTMissouri 1st to see average gas price below $2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7ff4b2cef97447bb7bcc35a678b0ed3KANSAS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7ff4b2cef97447bb7bcc35a678b0ed3Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:47:39 GMTNew Russian military doctrine says NATO top threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba4a39dff9094ee9ae362a3bda889c85MOSCOW (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba4a39dff9094ee9ae362a3bda889c85Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:02:31 GMTFellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped caskethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/099efc36e5cf4073867553a2ec4a5417NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/099efc36e5cf4073867553a2ec4a5417Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:58:26 GMTJeb Bush stepping down from Tenet Healthcare boardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2838010dbbb14cd596953af4d1c4b22aMIAMI (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2838010dbbb14cd596953af4d1c4b22aFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:27:53 GMTFigures on government spending and debthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdb0fdece3143a3ab92cb76b8918b47WASHINGTON (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 financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdb0fdece3143a3ab92cb76b8918b47Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:39:57 GMTSlumping New Jersey Devils fire coach Pete DeBoerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18e8bd5ffdbf46689c848386286a0feeNEWARK, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18e8bd5ffdbf46689c848386286a0feeFri, 26 Dec 2014 21:43:42 GMTCleveland reaches 50 years of sports futilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c6caa57830843cf86cdd6dfd72c6d51CLEVELAND (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c6caa57830843cf86cdd6dfd72c6d51Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:35:28 GMTFormer SC Gov. James Edwards dies at age 87http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca8ddc62ec204d69804f03d175e55c6eCHARLESTON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca8ddc62ec204d69804f03d175e55c6eFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:37:22 GMTOfficers help deliver baby on train on Christmashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/360ac70e23d9453e80ee56a2786834dbPHILADELPHIA (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/360ac70e23d9453e80ee56a2786834dbFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:35:04 GMTRutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1de88a18272b4e8b9d501888ee9e534fDETROIT (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 AmericaMichiganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1de88a18272b4e8b9d501888ee9e534fSat, 27 Dec 2014 01:26:03 GMTDog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27da4ec3bcd94c008d4e5d2ba2922d3ePORTLAND, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27da4ec3bcd94c008d4e5d2ba2922d3eFri, 26 Dec 2014 23:07:35 GMT13 excused from jury pool in theater shooting casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa9cd9a16331471cbe6da7ceadc33fe7CENTENNIAL, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa9cd9a16331471cbe6da7ceadc33fe7Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:06:26 GMTSony's PlayStation network still out; Xbox back onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca66a243846b4d6ba1835a41b09a598cSAN 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 leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca66a243846b4d6ba1835a41b09a598cFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:56:07 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4d3f137e0b0404d9e3e4279b786baa0KANEOHE 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4d3f137e0b0404d9e3e4279b786baa0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:25:50 GMTSeahawks' Lynch fined $11K for gesture on TD runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d32c91fb724469bbe992b96e9c4544NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d32c91fb724469bbe992b96e9c4544Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:01:27 GMTCouple weds in room where son treated for cancerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15b7572fb10486f841eaade00f60e65AKRON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15b7572fb10486f841eaade00f60e65Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:50 GMTGeorgia's Richt: RB Todd Gurley heading to NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec4b2c803b884775a884d9ab120d0cb7CHARLOTTE, 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 Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec4b2c803b884775a884d9ab120d0cb7Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:00:25 GMTUS stocks close higher, extending gains for the weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a1f69f640794839a625e2267009bb97Wall 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a1f69f640794839a625e2267009bb97Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:47:10 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2c0ce4a38fa48149fa2e9d71e2cc6fcWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2c0ce4a38fa48149fa2e9d71e2cc6fcFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:30:39 GMTJazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32b39b4134334c799182f9d34a23816ePANAMA 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32b39b4134334c799182f9d34a23816eFri, 26 Dec 2014 23:16:22 GMTChiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36a404678754250907d37dc38933384KANSAS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36a404678754250907d37dc38933384Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:08:09 GMTSudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur forcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72c3816600fa4cdf929151d0cb23713dUNITED 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72c3816600fa4cdf929151d0cb23713dSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:11:49 GMTMichael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5b02577b97b410898c53686648168bbFERGUSON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5b02577b97b410898c53686648168bbSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:43:20 GMTLakers' Bryant out for 3rd straight game at Dallashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58d30326692f420197a06b3bee09b2d8DALLAS (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58d30326692f420197a06b3bee09b2d8Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:14:49 GMTPlane hauling anti-de Blasio banner flies over NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/222be8ff1bac424b9c807b2a9ac677fbNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/222be8ff1bac424b9c807b2a9ac677fbFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:26:37 GMTKey developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abfb9dcb8d5a4f22adf4bc31b3c52426Two 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abfb9dcb8d5a4f22adf4bc31b3c52426Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:15:04 GMTLa. Tech beats Illinois 35-18 in Heart of Dallas Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1a6be1c67d7404294e02f6cbcfebfb1DALLAS (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 AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1a6be1c67d7404294e02f6cbcfebfb1Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:44:20 GMTCanada mall shooting hurts 1, no 'active shooter'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/340d8d39bf10495bb96c491c0c3b666cOTTAWA (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 AmericaOntariohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/340d8d39bf10495bb96c491c0c3b666cFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:11:04 GMTSheldon Kennedy selected to Order of Canadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31bf76c39f284c62a5c7092385ab3a36OTTAWA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31bf76c39f284c62a5c7092385ab3a36Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:40:13 GMTSpokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ad02c628b79461c93c144e7ea74002dHOUSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ad02c628b79461c93c144e7ea74002dFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:34:51 GMTArizona's Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca25c2ba0bb84db99bba48d0c392db8cTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals.By BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsArizonaCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca25c2ba0bb84db99bba48d0c392db8cFri, 26 Dec 2014 21:46:22 GMT10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7bc1a1e51414e519886d053ab212b0aPERELIYA, 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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7bc1a1e51414e519886d053ab212b0aFri, 26 Dec 2014 21:33:55 GMTMidwestern governors build credentials for 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c1fae7f7adb48ca9c5d57e90a23507dMADISON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c1fae7f7adb48ca9c5d57e90a23507dSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:17:44 GMTDetroit teen dies, was shot while playing with gunhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c200731d5fb841bc829fbb8b2969d374DETROIT (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c200731d5fb841bc829fbb8b2969d374Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:54:33 GMTLava remains stalled near Hawaii shopping centerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/418e7f942dac4a0482946f741d39e8c9PAHOA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/418e7f942dac4a0482946f741d39e8c9Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:40 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ff6432866a940a3abf66c8b07c66c4cU.S. 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 indicatorsEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ff6432866a940a3abf66c8b07c66c4cFri, 26 Dec 2014 21:52:57 GMTWill 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ede8a1b20f4e9d8a1aa6402c4b5da0LOS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ede8a1b20f4e9d8a1aa6402c4b5da0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:53:35 GMT4 dead in fiery Northern California car crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ea33b5210e3460e9194f1805430dbd1FAIR 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ea33b5210e3460e9194f1805430dbd1Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:42:54 GMTPlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a45bb3253264d7f8da4bac5f38ae05eSAN 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a45bb3253264d7f8da4bac5f38ae05eSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:55:13 GMTUN chief urges Pakistan's leader to stop executionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd21cdbca25248c580f8a6b6ccceab7aUNITED 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd21cdbca25248c580f8a6b6ccceab7aFri, 26 Dec 2014 21:48:23 GMTFounder of huge defense contractor SAIC dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7dbfd2b055f40ceb65ffe850e850c78SAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7dbfd2b055f40ceb65ffe850e850c78Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:01:24 GMTHoliday deliveries improve but hiccups continuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/507654f9ba0845d4bb563600a9b25ea2NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas came on time this year for most people.aBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesShoppingConsumer products and serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/507654f9ba0845d4bb563600a9b25ea2Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:46:22 GMTHow the AP-Times Square Alliance poll was conductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c683f464cb314a75aa85ec3dc6dc3d71The 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 politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c683f464cb314a75aa85ec3dc6dc3d71Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:34:07 GMTMan shot to death in struggle over officer's batonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d871d024c8fc4e81badaa4ee9c9b5dc6COACHELLA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d871d024c8fc4e81badaa4ee9c9b5dc6Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:10:55 GMTBaby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zooshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51af620b272f4ba6bd138d0edd5f0b3fCINCINNATI (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51af620b272f4ba6bd138d0edd5f0b3fSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:22:45 GMTFARC says it has freed Colombian soldierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35158e4909874d08a4ba68c95d98424eHAVANA (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 CaribbeanCaribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35158e4909874d08a4ba68c95d98424eFri, 26 Dec 2014 22:21:26 GMTPoultry producers brace for bird flu fallouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2d950d207444a09e76b9bd86912692SALEM, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2d950d207444a09e76b9bd86912692Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:10:16 GMTNorthwest US poultry producers brace for bird-flu fallouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab65a62660254071bb6c0e8cf7f40930SALEM, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab65a62660254071bb6c0e8cf7f40930Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:05:51 GMT