FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Nov 2014 18:20:23 -0800Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding Takata air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.TOM KRISHERMARCY GORDONhtBusinessGeneral newsLegislature hearingsLegislatureGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:10:44 GMTReaction to the president's immigration plan"I think the president will come to regret the chapter history writes if he does move forward. Because the plan he's presenting is more than just, as the president himself has acknowledged, an overreach — it's also unfair." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureSeparation of powersSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issues, 21 Nov 2014 01:02:11 GMTCalle 13, Enrique Iglesias win early Latin Grammys 13 kicked off the 2014 Latin Grammys by giving a strong performance that looked like it was inside an Irish bar — and by taking a pair of trophies.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLatin Grammy AwardsCelebrityAward showsEvents, 21 Nov 2014 01:57:49 GMTUS sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia (AP) — Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.BEN FOXaGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesSlovakiaGeorgiaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 00:29:50 GMTFinau shoots 63 for Callaway Invitational lead BEACH, Calif. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau shot a 9-under 63 at Del Monte and had a two-stroke lead over Billy Andrade and Lee Janzen of the Champions Tour after Thursday's opening round of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sports, 21 Nov 2014 01:08:08 GMTKey elements of Obama's actions on immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:24:42 GMTEmotions rise as people hear immigration plan ran high as immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials across the country watched President Barack Obama's televised announcement on immigration reform.The Associated PressaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaFresnoUtahNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 01:57:29 GMTMan in prison 19 years freed after claim recanted (AP) — A man who had been in prison for nearly two decades was released from custody Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:13:31 GMTDefying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation (AP) — Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is announcing far-reaching orders on immigration that will allow nearly 5 million people now in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows and get right with the law."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:14:31 GMTDoes Obama have authority for immigration changes? (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaTexasNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:13:40 GMTSoaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedicationLegislature hearingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentHealth care industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:07 GMTBlast at Wyoming propane dealer forces evacuations, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several nearby businesses and a small school on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of anyone being hurt.aGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:23:05 GMTHouse of woman who took on Donald Trump demolished CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City boardinghouse at the center of a David and Goliath battle between its owner and Donald Trump has been demolished.aGeneral newsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:22:44 GMTWhere's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city, Alaska (AP) — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherWinter weatherAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:01:29 GMTObama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyElectionsLegislatureLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Nov 2014 02:01:03 GMTFlorida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.MATT SEDENSKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceViolent crimeCrimeFloridaPhiladelphiaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNevada, 21 Nov 2014 00:50:48 GMTNFL moves Jets-Bills game to Detroit on Monday night, N.Y. (AP) — NFL moves Jets-Bills game to Detroit on Monday night.sSportsProfessional footballFootball, 21 Nov 2014 02:02:34 GMTText of President Obama's immigration address of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationBorder securityLegislatureLabor economyPolitical issuesObituariesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMilitary and defenseLegislationEconomyBusiness, 21 Nov 2014 01:22:18 GMTKozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling HILLS, Minn. (AP) — Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculture, 21 Nov 2014 02:02:15 GMTPolice: Woman, 3 children shot in New Jersey, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and their brother and their mother critically wounded, state police said Thursday.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:53:13 GMTKing's World Team Tennis hits 40th anniversary YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King's tennis league will celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer, featuring players Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Martina Hingis.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sports, 21 Nov 2014 00:23:57 GMTProsecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3 (AP) — A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that they can now walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:39:19 GMTKey UN peacekeeping review will be done from afar NATIONS (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winner who will lead the first major review of United Nations peacekeeping operations in 15 years said Thursday his panel likely will do it from afar.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEast TimorSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 01:39:57 GMT2 children killed in California apartment fire BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother were killed early Thursday in a California apartment fire that broke out hours after their pregnant mother went to a hospital to give birth, authorities said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:21:41 GMTObama says time for immigration changes is now (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the American people that the time to change the nation's immigration system is now, and he's taking action to make that happen.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:12:23 GMTMan who killed co-worker, cut out heart released, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.aGeneral newsCrimeState governmentsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:57:17 GMTNAACP blasts speaker-elect's racial comments, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-Sparks NAACP called on Republicans in the Nevada Assembly on Thursday to reconsider their recent choice of Assemblyman Ira Hansen to serve as speaker in 2015, saying the Sparks conservative has demonstrated a long history of racial insensitivity and bigotry.SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:17:12 GMTSuspicious bag causes brief stir at Dallas airport, Texas (AP) — A part of a Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport terminal was evacuated briefly after someone found what officials say was a "suspicious bag."aGeneral newsDallasFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:52:36 GMTNo. 24 Michigan overcomes Howard, Detroit 71-62 ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Caris LeVert had 21 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Michigan scored 11 straight points late in the second half to hold off upset-minded Detroit 71-62 on Thursday night.NOAH TRISTERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganDetroitAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:15:09 GMTAP source: Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup DIEGO (AP) — The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.BERNIE WILSONsSportsAthlete compensationMen's sailingSailingAmerica's CupSports businessMen's sportsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEventsUnited StatesSan DiegoSan FranciscoFranceNew ZealandSan Francisco BayNorth AmericaCaliforniaWestern EuropeEuropeOceania, 21 Nov 2014 01:26:00 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballSportsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:05:01 GMT5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney ORLEANS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy driving his parents and siblings on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.CAIN BURDEAUJAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsSchool administrationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsTerrellTexasLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:17:38 GMTNew signs in Indiana warn of turtle crossing HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road running beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute.aGeneral newsTurtlesAnimalsWildlifeReptilesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTerre HauteIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:14:51 GMTJudge: Monroe letter belongs to auction buyer ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a letter by Marilyn Monroe in which she described the difficulties of performing belongs to a buyer who purchased it at auction for $130,000.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 21 Nov 2014 01:09:14 GMTNo. 10 Texas beats Iowa 71-57 in 2K Classic semis YORK (AP) — Jonathan Holmes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, Isaiah Taylor added 15 and No. 10 Texas beat Iowa 71-57 on Thursday night in the 2K Classic.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaTexasNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 02:18:27 GMTFed to review its oversight of big banks (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Thursday that it will review how it oversees the biggest U.S. banks amid criticism that it has grown too close to the financial institutions it is charged with regulating.MARCY GORDONfBusinessFinancial servicesFinancial crisisLegislature hearingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:33 GMTObama calls immigration plan commonsense, lawful (AP) — President Barack Obama was addressing the nation on Thursday night about executive actions on immigration. His plan would spare millions from deportation and allow them to work legally in the United States. The moves mark the most sweeping changes to the nation's fractured immigration laws in nearly three decades.wGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:48:50 GMTUnion: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:31:17 GMTWho are these guys helping NFL teams? Watt tears it up on defense.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesFootballAthlete healthProfessional football, 21 Nov 2014 00:51:30 GMTGroups sue feds over Pacific bigeye fishing rule (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks.AUDREY McAVOYaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsScienceLifestyleFishEnvironmental concernsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeUnited StatesHawaiiOceaniaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:08:39 GMTSquare's point-of-sale service goes global (AP) — Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.htBusinessTechnologyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 01:53:15 GMTCalifornia tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.LISA LEFFaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeGovernment and politicsSmall businessHigher educationEducation costsEducationStudent financesState governmentsSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:53:05 GMTOregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.aGeneral newsOdditiesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureRoseburgOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:47:32 GMTUK police spied on reporters for years, docs show (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.RAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsJournalistsNewspapersEspionageJournalismNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Nov 2014 01:17:26 GMTNBA union head: Taylor suspension violates CBA YORK (AP) — The executive director of the NBA Players Association said Thursday the suspension given to Charlotte's Jeffery Taylor by Commissioner Adam Silver is "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement."BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceAthlete compensationCrimeMen's basketballSports businessViolent crimeGeneral newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:10:48 GMTGay couples exchange vows in Montana after ruling, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.MATTHEW BROWNLISA BAUMANNaGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsNational governmentsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessOccasionsMontanaHelenaUnited StatesBillingsSouth CarolinaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:34:49 GMTArrest made after woman raped, burned in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape and severe burning of a woman who was found in park near the Wichita State University campus, police said Thursday.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:18:43 GMT18-year-old who faked abduction gets probation, Mich. (AP) — An 18-year-old from Michigan who faked her own disappearance and even put an ad on Craigslist to find an abductor has been placed on probation for three years.aGeneral newsMonroeMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 00:20:19 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Obama: Deporting millions of immigrants unrealistic; time to bring people out of the shadows.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairs, 21 Nov 2014 01:03:33 GMTObama: Immigration shouldn't be 'deal breaker' (AP) — President Barack Obama says Republican opposition to his executive actions on immigration should not be a "deal breaker" on other issues.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 01:15:51 GMT