FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 12:20:13 -0800Kerry cancels plans to pull back from nuke talks (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled plans Friday to pull back from talks with Iran about the country's nuclear program — a shift that suggested some hope of movement on the protracted negotiations.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsViennaIranTehranUnited StatesAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:59 GMTIslamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted (AP) — More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTurkeySyriaLebanonMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:54:46 GMTSoldier sentenced to life in girlfriend's slaying CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier girlfriend has been ordered to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:03:55 GMTCalifornia storms bring scattered rain, mudslides, Calif. (AP) — Scattered California storms triggered mudslides in Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire and dumped about an inch of much-needed rain in the San Francisco Bay Area.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSan FranciscoLos AngelesSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:33:05 GMTBiden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government protests.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCease firesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaKievUnited StatesRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:02 GMTWindow washer survives 11-story fall in California FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a San Francisco window washer has survived after falling 11 stories from a rooftop onto a moving car.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:58:41 GMTDesaulniers named AP's New England media director (AP) — Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's director of local media for New England.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMediaCanadaBostonMassachusettsNorth AmericaUnited States, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:19 GMTA look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Several competing products are being used and tested at U.S. rehabilitation hospitals.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsMedical technologyRoboticsInjuriesSpinal cord injuriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessHealthTechnologyComputing and information technologyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:58:52 GMTSex assault case reinstated against pitcher Reed (AP) — A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the alleged victim's story.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:39:15 GMTOfficial: Ferguson grand jury still meeting, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:44:32 GMTHundreds honor Indiana aid worker slain in Syria, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of people have turned out to honor an Indiana aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants.TOM LoBIANCOaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:45 GMT2 men freed after judge dismisses 1975 Ohio case (AP) — Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness against them — a then-13-year-old boy — recanted his testimony.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:42:06 GMTMaine risks losing funding over food stamp policy, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.ALANNA DURKINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:03 GMTMan pleads guilty in fatal abuse of 2-year-old, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to fatally abusing a 2-year-old boy by kicking and shaking the toddler, beating him with a belt and cleaning his teeth with a wire brush meant for barbecue grills.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderFrederickMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:49 GMTUS stocks gain on stimulus moves in China, Europe sent stocks higher in afternoon trading Friday, cheering news of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will step up stimulus efforts in the region. The rally had the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCorporate stockCorporate newsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment financeEuropeChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:55 GMTTribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's death RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl.aGeneral newsDogsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsAnimalsSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:44:16 GMTHandler apologizes again for his 'racist' remark YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for a racial comment he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 21 Nov 2014 18:43:17 GMTJames Cagney's 1942 Oscar fails to sell at auction ANGELES (AP) — In the world of auctions, there's always a chance no one will bite. Such was the case for James Cagney's 1942 best actor Oscar for his role in "Yankee Doodle Dandy."The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsEventsAward showsMovie awards, 21 Nov 2014 20:04:58 GMTNHL teams slowly embracing advance statistics removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league with the numbers involved in the complex, lengthy calculations of analytics.DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsProfessional hockeyHockeySports businessMen's hockeyMen's sports, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:10 GMTBrooklyn man sentenced for role in cybercrime ring, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been sentenced to about 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.aBusinessGeneral newsComputer crimeFraud and false statementsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTrentonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:44 GMTColorado charters credit union for pot industry (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:39:23 GMTAP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend.The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsWinter weatherWeatherBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:50:38 GMTMarine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsRoboticsPhilanthropic foundationsComputing and information technologyTechnologyPhilanthropySocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:44:50 GMTFIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense', Russia (AP) — FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense."sSports2018 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governance2014 FIFA World CupBoycottsSoccerEventsMen's sportsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsRussiaSochiEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:45 GMTUnarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex YORK (AP) — A man leaving his girlfriend's apartment was shot and killed in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex after a rookie cop on patrol fired his weapon, likely accidentally, officials said Friday.TOM HAYSCOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:25:10 GMTFrance levels tie against Switzerland in Davis Cup, France (AP) — Despite a speedy recovery from a back injury to make it back for the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer looked a shadow of himself in a straight-sets loss to Gael Monfils on Friday as France leveled the tie at 1-1 on Friday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:40 GMTDes Moines struggling with nitrates in water MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months.DAVID PITTaGeneral newsUtilitiesAgriculture and the environmentAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsDes MoinesIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:40:36 GMTMan arrested in cold-case killing of Colorado mom JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a man in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderGrand JunctionColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:09:19 GMTKerry still at nuke talks despite planning to go (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry scheduled an evening meeting Friday with his Iranian counterpart after announcing that he was pulling back from talks about Iran's nuclear program — a shift that suggested some hope of movement on the protracted negotiations.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyViennaIranTehranUnited StatesFranceParisAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:41:16 GMTLos Angeles schools settle big elementary students molestation case for $139 million ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles schools settle big elementary students molestation case for $139 million.aGeneral newsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:04:53 GMTPolice identify 3 kids shot in New Jersey home, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified the three New Jersey children shot in their home but did not say whether they think their mother, shot once in the head, was the culprit.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:34:25 GMTZookeepers had safety concerns before gorilla died FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if zoo leaders had responded to zookeepers' concerns about the enclosure's safety, five zookeepers told a newspaper.aGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWorkplace safetyZoological parksPrimatesMammalsPersonnelBusinessRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:22:39 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsNatural resource managementBirdsEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationLand environmentIndustriesUnited StatesBillingsMontanaColoradoNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:22:55 GMTNew York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight (AP) — The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close to the big banks it is charged with regulating.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:34:32 GMTExecutives brave frigid Detroit night for charity (AP) — Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganNorth AmericaUnited States, 21 Nov 2014 18:35:40 GMT$139M deal reached in school molestation case ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:43:44 GMTUN chief: Ebola easing in some places, urges aid (AP) — The United Nations chief is warning that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa, but says it's still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response.HARRY DUNPHYwGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 19:08:05 GMTRedistribution of homes begins in polygamous sect LAKE CITY (AP) — Katie Cox has lived in her 13-bedroom home in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border for more than four decades — but she's never had a deed.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsChristianityPersonal spendingReligionSocial affairsPersonal financeBusinessMarriageFamily issuesUtahArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 20:06:09 GMTKey figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfrican-AmericansPoliceState governmentsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:58:19 GMTFord's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups, Mich. (AP) — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:46 GMTNavajo Nation president approves junk-food tax, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips and sodas sold on the Navajo Nation is going up.FELICIA FONSECAaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleNutritionLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsHealthLegislature, 21 Nov 2014 19:31:33 GMT2015 stock outlook: Good but not great, and bumpy YORK (AP) — Stocks can keep climbing next year, tacking even more gains onto their phenomenal run of the last five-plus years. Just don't expect them to be as big -- or to come with as little heartburn -- as before.STAN CHOEfBusinessPersonal financeEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsPersonal investingUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:51:30 GMT$139M settlement in Los Angeles school molest case ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District says it has reached a $139 million settlement of all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:18:43 GMTUS, Turkey still not in sync on Syria (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday became the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists.DEB RIECHMANNiGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastIstanbulAnkaraIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:01:29 GMTTexas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry, Texas (AP) — A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSchool curriculaSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:53:29 GMTSpace station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace explorationSpace launchesAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsKazakhstanRussiaUnited StatesFloridaCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:50:07 GMTPakistan air force jet crashes, killing pilot (AP) — A spokesman says a Pakistani air force fighter jet has crashed near the southern city of Karachi, killing the pilot.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsPakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:58 GMTSharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issue (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the issue of Kashmir when he travels to neighboring India, the Pakistani foreign ministry said.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 19:38:23 GMTMore extensive drills follow USS Miami fire, Maine (AP) — Firefighters at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that's more extensive than anything done before.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsFiresArmed forcesGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMaineUnited StatesPortsmouthNorth AmericaNew Hampshire, 21 Nov 2014 19:26:25 GMTTimeline of events after death of Michael Brown, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.The Associated PressaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:26 GMT