FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:19:49 -0800South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65a5594c89c84b489a07d3ffbdec6076JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers.By LYNSEY CHUTELiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureCrimeEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65a5594c89c84b489a07d3ffbdec6076Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:49:00 GMTFrench power company to pay $772M in bribery casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24c8ef017644d14bf586711e462cd68WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed government officials in multiple foreign countries.By ERIC TUCKERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24c8ef017644d14bf586711e462cd68Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:06:10 GMTProsecutor: No terror link in France car rampagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7315d4c3197a4ac99a269932883bf8b2PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.iGeneral newsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7315d4c3197a4ac99a269932883bf8b2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:24:11 GMTAirbus delivers first A350 jet, at long lasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05c133b155f466ea76d3058ceb882c8PARIS (AP) — Airbus has at last delivered its first A350 jet, handing over the wide-body plane to Qatar Airways after years of delays and a multibillion-dollar redesign.tTravelLifestyleFranceQatarWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05c133b155f466ea76d3058ceb882c8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:05:36 GMTUS home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca7004250cf74d12a871a70e771c4ccaWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estatePersonal loansPersonal financeResidential real estateLifestyleLabor economyProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca7004250cf74d12a871a70e771c4ccaMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:36:52 GMTBelarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/871125e50fa348d1a75c6e9c50e9c031MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.By YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEconomyGovernment and politicsCuisinesFood and drinkLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDiplomacyBelarusRussiaMoscowMinskEuropeKazakhstanUkraineEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/871125e50fa348d1a75c6e9c50e9c031Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:39:32 GMTStocks open mostly higher, extending a rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab0031d05c84ff7ae606d7f2ee63a87U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher as the market builds on its big gains from last week.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab0031d05c84ff7ae606d7f2ee63a87Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:40:37 GMTUS home sales dropped sharply in Novemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59cf1e2d7a844e049e9547495c9d2831WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estatePersonal loansPersonal financeResidential real estateLifestyleDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59cf1e2d7a844e049e9547495c9d2831Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:11:09 GMTEU inspection critical of Frankfurt airport securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb798d58179f45a882e6397a2ffbb8c1BERLIN (AP) — The German government says a European Union inspection found security shortcomings at Frankfurt airport, the country's busiest, and that measures have been taken to address them.tTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsGermanyFrankfurtEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb798d58179f45a882e6397a2ffbb8c1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:04:18 GMTNY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1dc5a4d9d144364901929efd0f1da73ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation's largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New York homeowners.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1dc5a4d9d144364901929efd0f1da73Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:34:19 GMTLeg lamp stolen from New York store's displayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00684b6518974e9b9186d1d88f74f5b0NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?aOdditiesNew YorkNorth TonawandaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00684b6518974e9b9186d1d88f74f5b0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:18:02 GMTLate at night, Christie doing 2016 foreign policy homeworkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1d8ac88a8274ddf96e98f32475e8d3dNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been studying foreign policy in advance of a potential presidential run.By JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesGovernment policyPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1d8ac88a8274ddf96e98f32475e8d3dMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:58:55 GMTPresidents meet to discuss peace in South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e60c72783341492ca8185c9fea3309b1JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president met with the leaders of Tanzania and Uganda on Monday for talks on the South Sudan peace process, South Africa's government said.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsSouth SudanSouth AfricaUgandaSudanTanzaniaEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaSouthern AfricaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e60c72783341492ca8185c9fea3309b1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:12:32 GMTList of people being honored as Carnegie Heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/870110be6bae43da9623cc2bd2416781Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresKansasKansas CityArizonaKansas CityMissouriPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/870110be6bae43da9623cc2bd2416781Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:52:37 GMT88-year-old ex-minister Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisian presidency with 55.7 percent of votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b532c29e89b464caa8f7d35a1c0ec11TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — 88-year-old ex-minister Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisian presidency with 55.7 percent of vote.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b532c29e89b464caa8f7d35a1c0ec11Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:20:21 GMTCambodia 'doctor' faces murder rap in HIV outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72535aadf71a4033af08aede9f015592PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said.By SOPHENG CHEANGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksViolent crimeCrimePublic healthCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72535aadf71a4033af08aede9f015592Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:58:09 GMT88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ce36ed3a3024766bbc2e382f080acbcTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment won the country's presidency, according to official results issued Monday, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsRebellions and uprisingsElectionsWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ce36ed3a3024766bbc2e382f080acbcMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:02:10 GMTNigerian police say car bomb kills 16, wounds 25 at bus station in northeastern city of Gombehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba51f663896c42eba1ff27411913118dMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say car bomb kills 16, wounds 25 at bus station in northeastern city of Gombe.iGeneral newsBombingsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba51f663896c42eba1ff27411913118dMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:27:26 GMTRudolph stamps guide tiny post office to successhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83051a1314e9456087ce8d9b9cd3d052RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas.By CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83051a1314e9456087ce8d9b9cd3d052Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:41:27 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb412c5682a24e77b4c6f2772a413babTOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb412c5682a24e77b4c6f2772a413babMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:01 GMTHernandez back in court for final pretrial hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f19f5568b1946a5a30b1fddaff175f0FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f19f5568b1946a5a30b1fddaff175f0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:53:13 GMTGerman bishops signal opening for some divorceeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/579698b286744d548e6fa8712e8d5f84BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German Bishops' Conference says German bishops support allowing divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive communion "under certain conditions."iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/579698b286744d548e6fa8712e8d5f84Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:19:55 GMTGunmen shoot, seriously wound Egypt military officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1ec0ef47fa44eae9ec310a0e3c2e1afCAIRO (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot an Egyptian military officer, seriously wounding him as he walked to work in a Cairo neighborhood, the military said Sunday.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsWar and unrestEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1ec0ef47fa44eae9ec310a0e3c2e1afMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:59:44 GMTNigerian police: Car bomb kills 16 at bus station in Gombehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cde7c09ceb94846a52c9fd61e7301d3MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say at least 16 people were killed and 25 wounded by a car bomb at a bus station in the northeastern city of Gombe.iGeneral newsBombingsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cde7c09ceb94846a52c9fd61e7301d3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:36:20 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeighhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc94eb4ad7f415b8447bfa34c4cd7b9BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are again drawing parallels between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in an effort to have the trial moved out of Massachusetts.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonOklahoma CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc94eb4ad7f415b8447bfa34c4cd7b9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:49:53 GMTOldest of zoo gorillas turns 58 at Ohio facilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9876acc32ea546d7a744dc333a8869afCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first gorilla born in a zoo is turning 58 with a celebration broadcast live to online viewers from her Ohio home.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksPrimatesMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9876acc32ea546d7a744dc333a8869afMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:44:43 GMTWounded ex-NBA player Carl Herrera improves in Venezuelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1308ba5300a4ac793f7e033fdc839d7CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The team coached by former NBA player Carl Herrera says his condition is improving following a shooting in Venezuela.iGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballVenezuelaHoustonSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1308ba5300a4ac793f7e033fdc839d7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:47:02 GMTDOJ seeks benefits for families of slain officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f106a35b9ff34029bb2b75ffd0d14f2aWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department officials to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car.wGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f106a35b9ff34029bb2b75ffd0d14f2aMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:18:33 GMTChina indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7685e18c1fa49b9b086c1f56c97537dBEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7685e18c1fa49b9b086c1f56c97537dMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:28:38 GMT10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't losthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70b00214877d40908262b2ead688a7eaSEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.By JERRY HARMER and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersForensicsAccidents and disastersOceansEventsLaw and orderEnvironment and natureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70b00214877d40908262b2ead688a7eaMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:34:50 GMTFlight from Seattle to New Jersey safely divertedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed429acea0914e2093126df281c959c4SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Engine trouble forced a United Airlines flight heading from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey, to make an emergency landing in Spokane.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWashingtonSpokaneSeattleNewarkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jerseyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed429acea0914e2093126df281c959c4Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:30:08 GMTStocks edge higher in early trade, extending rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/346347fd46004a7a82b73128df9c87e8U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, extending big gains from last week. Traders monitored the trajectory in oil prices, which have been moving higher from recent lows.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/346347fd46004a7a82b73128df9c87e8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:09:54 GMTWinter Blast returns to downtown's Campus Martiushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c47685ecd844e4f8bb28cda4fa5783eDETROIT (AP) — Dates have been announced for a popular festival that attracts tens of thousands of people to downtown Detroit each winter.tTravelLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c47685ecd844e4f8bb28cda4fa5783eMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:21:25 GMTSpain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lotteryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88385325b7344ce782252c213d573153MADRID (AP) — Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash divided among thousands of ticketholders.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsLotteriesSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88385325b7344ce782252c213d573153Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:07:02 GMTKurdish fighters face resistance from IS in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717a4456a285467b9a3c5c24c0a367e4MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in Iraq pushed deeper Monday into the town of Sinjar, held by the Islamic State group, but are facing stiff resistance from the Sunni militants who captured it in August.By DALTON BENNETTiGeneral newsSyriaIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717a4456a285467b9a3c5c24c0a367e4Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:51:25 GMTPittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ee5bff13ac432d99423957ecab0159PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ee5bff13ac432d99423957ecab0159Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:05:35 GMTRussia bails out bank following ruble slidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9586df1e1e4a8393820238d52fe4ffMOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9586df1e1e4a8393820238d52fe4ffMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:51:36 GMTSteinbrenner charity to aid slain officer's sonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a05f3b55c12497dabdb60ba598d8d98NEW YORK (AP) — The children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a05f3b55c12497dabdb60ba598d8d98Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:29:57 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46c332aac7044f0b89c8a4d83c37a2c4The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a new drug from AbbVie while pulling back on more expensive options from rival drugmakers.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsLiver diseaseDiseases and conditionsMedicationHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesPersonal insurancePersonal financeConsumer products and servicesDiagnosis and treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46c332aac7044f0b89c8a4d83c37a2c4Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:22:55 GMTMigrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24177c6312e418dbbef4674ea4be370PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24177c6312e418dbbef4674ea4be370Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:14:24 GMTPolice departments on alert after cop killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8341ffd9dd5b43aea390886099b01794NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8341ffd9dd5b43aea390886099b01794Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:37:31 GMTTourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e483501af8234532a7ad55d1fe0c150ePARIS (AP) — Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season.By JAMEY KEATENtTravelLifestylePricesCustomer statisticsMountainsAccommodationsEconomyBusinessCorporate newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironment and natureRussiaEuropeMoscowFranceCyprusGermanyUkraineAustriaEastern EuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e483501af8234532a7ad55d1fe0c150eMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:28:21 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c292896d94394df6bfade3497f03b3fcMILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePoliceMental healthEventsViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHealthWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c292896d94394df6bfade3497f03b3fcMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:37:21 GMTPalestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d87ffa71b6e5410da58826f50dc8bbffJERUSALEM (AP) — International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday, saying the rift between rival Palestinian factions is deterring foreign governments from sending aid.By TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d87ffa71b6e5410da58826f50dc8bbffMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:31:35 GMTPolice: 'serious incident' unfolding in Glasgowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2970725c4fc48c79f36e832e9556c9fLONDON (AP) — Police say an "ongoing serious incident" is unfolding in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland.iGeneral newsGlasgowUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2970725c4fc48c79f36e832e9556c9fMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:42:30 GMTTahoe Shakespeare festival to feature expanded 2-show seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd15922a1eab4a14b6479c06f8e6f893INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will feature an expanded two-show season in 2015.tTravelLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd15922a1eab4a14b6479c06f8e6f893Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:16:26 GMTChina to investigate ex-President Hu's top aidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2dc3c8da354951a05f84981f530cb9BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2dc3c8da354951a05f84981f530cb9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:18:57 GMTUS home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5849422a3c84ab0ba5a4fa07f29c5f1WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingHome sellingEconomyReal estatePersonal loansPersonal financeResidential real estateLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5849422a3c84ab0ba5a4fa07f29c5f1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:02:46 GMTPanel: Asahi not to blame for criticism of Japanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960a6bd1d9ba41db8efdfc1d52cb832bTOKYO (AP) — An independent panel said Monday there is no clear evidence that reports by the Asahi newspaper quoting fabricated witness accounts led to international criticism over Japan's use of Asian women in wartime military brothels.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960a6bd1d9ba41db8efdfc1d52cb832bMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:08:44 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15f62a9974d48d58a00e1d1da78d17aMILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutor: No charges against white ex-Milwaukee police officer in black man's fatal shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15f62a9974d48d58a00e1d1da78d17aMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:37:16 GMT