FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Dec 2015 04:51:38 -08:00China factory index at 3-year low, services improve, 01 Dec 2015 11:45:56 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing was at its weakest in more than three years in November despite stimulus measures to bolster the world's No. 2 economy while service industries improved, according to an official survey released Tuesday. Climate deal needs legally binding process for transparency, periodic review of targets, 01 Dec 2015 12:28:40 GMTPARIS (AP) — Obama: Climate deal needs legally binding process for transparency, periodic review of targets. in Italy, Kosovo detain 4 men in terror plot, 01 Dec 2015 12:28:48 GMTMILAN (AP) — Police in Italy and Kosovo detained four Kosovars with Islamic State contacts Tuesday for making threats against the pope and a U.S. diplomat. Authorities said the men were armed and prepared to act. Russian warplane crash complicates Syria talks, 01 Dec 2015 11:02:09 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman says Turkey's shooting down of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border last week has put a strain on Syrian peace talks. African prison shows former cell of Oscar Pistorius, 01 Dec 2015 12:49:04 GMTPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The South African prison cell where Oscar Pistorius stayed for a year for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is furnished with a single mattress on a metal frame, a basin, a small cabinet and a barred window whose view is blocked by a metal screen on the outside. Bracey says 'Point Break' remake bigger and better, 01 Dec 2015 11:05:41 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Hollywood actor Luke Bracey said Tuesday the remake of action crime thriller "Point Break" is bigger and better because it's got extreme sports that weren't even invented when the original 1991 hit came out. debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing, 01 Dec 2015 12:22:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering — a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies. for Jewish tombs lost in WWII brings back heritage, 01 Dec 2015 12:09:04 GMTPROSTEJOV, Czech Republic (AP) — There was no mistaking what the stone slab was, only the spot where it lay was somehow not fitting. Instead of marking a place of the departed, the tombstone served as a doormat to a henhouse in a small Czech village. for ranking French IS fighter in recruiting network, 01 Dec 2015 12:14:03 GMTPARIS (AP) — A ranking French member of the Islamic State group goes on trial in charges he ran a network to recruit fighters to Syria. leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe, 01 Dec 2015 12:34:04 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Thousands of people lined Harare's roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe's faltering economy. replaces mobile chief as smartphone lead dwindles, 01 Dec 2015 10:25:19 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Samsung conglomerate appointed a new mobile president at its flagship Samsung Electronics for the first time in six years after growth stalled at the world's largest smartphone maker. arrests 4 for suspected Islamic State ties, 01 Dec 2015 11:05:51 GMTTBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian security services have announced the arrest of four men suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group. Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry, 01 Dec 2015 12:26:13 GMTFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit.'s al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers, 01 Dec 2015 12:26:31 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syria's al-Qaida branch on Tuesday released a group of Lebanese troops held captive for over a year as part of a Qatar-brokered swap that involved Lebanon setting free at least 11 prisoners wanted by the militants, including a former wife of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. bailout fund releases money for ailing Greek bank, 01 Dec 2015 10:34:13 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe's eurozone bailout institution has approved a 2.72 billion euro ($2.88 billion) disbursement to recapitalize Greece's ailing Piraeus Bank. government to pay a quarter of Olympic stadium cost, 01 Dec 2015 12:23:20 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo city government agreed Tuesday to foot a quarter of the 158 billion yen ($1.3 billion) cost for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics. groups say Nepal children at risk of disease, death, 01 Dec 2015 11:07:24 GMTKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A shortage of medicine, fuel and other supplies has put millions of Nepalese children in danger of illness, malnourishment and even death, child rights groups warned. Central Bank may surprise with size of new stimulus, 01 Dec 2015 11:49:29 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Christmas is coming — and some investors are already convinced they will unwrap an early present Thursday in the form of more economic stimulus from the European Central Bank. Cabinet OKs military mission against IS in Syria, 01 Dec 2015 12:20:59 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The German Cabinet on Tuesday approved plans to commit up to 1,200 soldiers to support the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria. sucks up Beijing air to draw attention to air quality, 01 Dec 2015 12:34:43 GMTBEIJING (AP) — For four hours every day, for 100 days, Chinese artist Wang Renzheng held up the attachment of an industrial vacuum cleaner to suck in Beijing's notoriously polluted air at various landmarks. unemployment rate falls to near 4-year low, 01 Dec 2015 10:57:32 GMTLONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone economy has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four years, official figures showed Tuesday, in another positive sign for an economic region that has struggled to get people back to work for years. university: 1 dead during stampede over drill, 01 Dec 2015 11:02:19 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. is Spotify's most streamed artist of the year globally, 01 Dec 2015 12:10:37 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Spotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year globally. investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor, 01 Dec 2015 12:42:10 GMTJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city has been found dead in his home. Philadelphia swimmer is SI's Sports Kid of the Year, 01 Dec 2015 12:18:12 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A swimmer from the Philadelphia suburbs has become the second Pennsylvania athlete in a row to be named Sports Kid of the Year by Sports Illustrated Kids. Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino, 01 Dec 2015 12:31:08 GMTOLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. Marathon bomber's lawyers to argue for new trial, 01 Dec 2015 12:07:14 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are heading to court to urge a judge to grant him a new trial. veteran, Nick News chief Linda Ellerbee retiring, 01 Dec 2015 12:04:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that she's signing off the air for good. mayor returns to office after prison stint, 01 Dec 2015 11:11:09 GMTBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former mayor of Bridgeport, who spent seven years in federal prison for public corruption, will once again be sworn in as mayor of Connecticut's largest city. court slams Turkey over YouTube case, 01 Dec 2015 11:05:13 GMTSTRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Turkey violated the European Convention on Human Rights by blocking access to YouTube. museum initiative explores 'Giving in America', 01 Dec 2015 12:48:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A Smithsonian museum is launching a new initiative exploring the ways giving is woven into American life, whether it's a multimillion dollar school endowment, nights spent battling blazes by a volunteer firefighter or other contributions of time and money. prosecutors investigate man with tattoo of death camp, 01 Dec 2015 12:10:42 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they are investigating whether a man violated the country's prohibition of the public display of Nazi symbols by appearing at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back. Latest: Obama warns climate change will create refugees, 01 Dec 2015 12:35:34 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: kill 2 Pakistani military policemen in Karachi city, 01 Dec 2015 12:02:19 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have opened fire on a vehicle carrying military police in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, killing two officers before fleeing. imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain brain, 01 Dec 2015 12:38:12 GMTHAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it publicly blames on the United States. Latest: Obama says parts of climate deal must be binding, 01 Dec 2015 12:29:47 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: Faso celebrates newly elected president, 01 Dec 2015 11:52:09 GMTOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Burkina Faso's newly elected president started chanting "Presi, Presi," as preliminary results announced early Tuesday handed Roch March Christian Kabore an outright win. probes mystery boats carrying dead bodies off coast, 01 Dec 2015 12:41:34 GMTTOKYO (AP) — They drift into seas near Japan by the dozens every year, ghostly wrecked ships thought to come from impoverished North Korea. urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on IS, 01 Dec 2015 12:48:25 GMTPARIS (AP) — Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group. talks get down to tough business of compromise, 01 Dec 2015 11:29:20 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change shared their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday. tourists visit Hawaii in October but spending drops, 01 Dec 2015 12:39:27 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The number of travelers to Hawaii climbed 4.8 percent last month compared to the same month last year. HIV infection bucks trends as World Aids Day marked, 01 Dec 2015 11:31:35 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives. Latest: France offers Africa 8BN euros for climate work, 01 Dec 2015 11:31:23 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil, 01 Dec 2015 11:28:31 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption. demand video in fatal 2014 Houston police shooting, 01 Dec 2015 12:31:43 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — Activists are demanding the release of video they believe shows the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Houston police officer. Latest: EU anti-terror chief says airstrikes hurting IS, 01 Dec 2015 12:46:26 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's counter-terrorism coordinator believes the Islamic State group is resorting to attacks abroad because it is hurting from coalition airstrikes. NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance, 01 Dec 2015 11:39:14 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomats say NATO foreign ministers are expected to invite the small Adriatic Sea country of Montenegro into the military alliance despite the objection of Russia. Latest: Protesters urge rich nations to 'do your share', 01 Dec 2015 11:54:33 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash, 01 Dec 2015 12:25:09 GMTA rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday. proposed luxury resort where eagles soar stirs anger, 01 Dec 2015 12:23:40 GMTWARSAW, Va. (AP) — Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees atop pale cliffs rising along this river to the Chesapeake Bay and dive bomb the waters for shad, catfish, stripers and even waterfowl.