FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 18:53:35 -0800AP NewsAlert, N.J. (AP) — US judge nixes plan to allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos, tracks ; appeal expected.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingSports businessGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:05:46 GMTStudents protest school response to rape claims, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest Monday by students upset with the handling of an alleged rape.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNormanOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:16:41 GMTSuns dominate in romp past winless 76ers, 122-96 (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night.DAN GELSTONsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:33:32 GMTJohn Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.ADRIAN SAINZeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:27:03 GMTNo. 3 Notre Dame tops Chattanooga 88-53 BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and freshman Mychal Johnson added 17 to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to an 88-53 win over Chattanooga.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:48:35 GMTKids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.MARY CLARE JALONICKlFood and drinkLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsSocial mediaHealthy eatingChild and teen healthOnline mediaMediaNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseUnited StatesTri-CitiesNorth AmericaWashington, 21 Nov 2014 23:35:22 GMTSan Francisco window washer falls onto moving car FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.SUDHIN THANAWALAKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:47:29 GMTPreliminary exams set in street artist's slaying (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:17:39 GMTSouth Carolina man wins 'Jeopardy!' tournament YORK (AP) — A technology consultant from Florence, South Carolina, has bragging rights as the king of kings on "Jeopardy!"eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 22 Nov 2014 01:33:59 GMTJudge denies sports betting in New Jersey federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state's struggling horse racing and casino industries.GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingSports governanceGambling laws and regulationsState legislatureNational courtsLegislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSports businessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:27:47 GMTEx-Virgin Islands official convicted of corruption AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A federal jury has found the former executive director of the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature guilty of accepting bribes and of extortion.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsLegislatureCrimeGovernment and politicsU.S. Virgin IslandsCharlotte AmalieCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 23:18:11 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 it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.ALEX SANZJIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:29:21 GMTFor Obama, a long road to immigration order (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.JULIE PACEJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyElectionsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:34:46 GMTFBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson (AP) — The FBI has sent nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson, Missouri, to help law enforcement there as officials prepare for possible unrest ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:32:31 GMTBurglars break into home, steal husband's ashes CITY, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman's home and stole her husband's ashes.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:43:12 GMTWoman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeDomestic violenceCrimeLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:34:54 GMTSri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 00:30:52 GMTOfficer testifies about New York chokehold death YORK (AP) — A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man, a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:26:27 GMTLehigh-Lafayette rivalry reaches 150 on big stage YORK (AP) — The memories of the last Lafayette-Lehigh game in which George Hossenlopp played still sting 50 years later.RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsHigh school sportsAssassination of John F. KennedyFootballEventsAssassinationsNew YorkPennsylvaniaAuburnUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:20:21 GMTAudit: Ill NYC inmates leaving jail need more care YORK (AP) — An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails.aGeneral newsMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMTHillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsImmigrationElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:04:59 GMTObama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school VEGAS (AP) — Dallamy Santos said she knows what it's like when immigration status tears a family apart. The Las Vegas casino worker experienced it when her husband had to go back to Mexico and wait indefinitely until he was cleared to return to the U.S.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyEducationImmigrationProtests and demonstrationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Nov 2014 01:22:07 GMTStatement: Bill Cosby's lawyer criticizes media YORK (AP) — A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic:aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMedia, 22 Nov 2014 02:31:55 GMTUnarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday.TOM HAYSCOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:36:34 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 21 Nov 2014 23:43:10 GMTObama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful', Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:19:23 GMTSeagull with dart through neck spotted at park, Wash. (AP) — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:19:38 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessAnimalsBirdsNatural resource managementWildlifeEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustriesUnited StatesBillingsMontanaColoradoNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:28:01 GMT2 convicted in Delaware soccer field shootings, Del. (AP) — Two gang members who prosecutors say were out to avenge a friend's death and to silence a witness to an earlier killing have been convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Delaware that left three people dead.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsWilmingtonDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:13:21 GMTInvestigators may have recovered lost IRS emails (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.ALAN FRAMwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:19:13 GMTSparano savors 1st win with Raiders, Calif. (AP) — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.JOSH DUBOWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 21 Nov 2014 23:52:25 GMTPacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri (AP) — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMen's sportsBoxingMen's boxingMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Nov 2014 01:39:32 GMTJanzen leads Pebble Beach Invitational BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lee Janzen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at Pebble Beach for a two-stroke lead over Andrew Putnam after two rounds of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.sSportsGolfWomen's golfMen's golfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:42:10 GMTUN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern' (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response.HARRY DUNPHYwGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthGeneral newsPublic healthWest AfricaMaliGuineaSierra LeoneAfrica, 22 Nov 2014 00:03:37 GMTVerdict pending, Malaysia's Anwar visits US (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Friday he's confident of acquittal in his sodomy trial, so long as the Southeast Asian nation's top court demonstrates independence.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMalaysiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:27:25 GMTEx-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges.aGeneral newsOdditiesTheftCrimeHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:32:02 GMTMarine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.JULIE WATSONhtGeneral newsRoboticsPhilanthropic foundationsComputing and information technologyTechnologyPhilanthropySocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:47:45 GMT'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale ANGELES (AP) — Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 22 Nov 2014 02:40:18 GMTBills plan to return home after game in Detroit PARK, Mich. (AP) — Bills President Russ Brandon says the team is planning to return to Buffalo after Monday night's game in Detroit against the New York Jets.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitBuffaloNew YorkMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:37:57 GMTBin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:06 GMTMan pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case YORK (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSoftwareComputing and information technologyNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:32:54 GMTUS provides $68 million for Mexico justice reform CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico's effort to reform its court and justice system.iGeneral newsEmbassiesJudiciaryInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Nov 2014 01:28:16 GMTWorker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 23:36:00 GMT$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:31:49 GMTMagic erase 23-point deficit, beat Hornets 105-100, N.C. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 21 points, Tobias Harris had 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Orlando Magic erased a 23-point second-half deficit to hand the Charlotte Hornets their fourth straight loss 105-100 on Friday night.STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballCharlotteOrlandoNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 22 Nov 2014 02:50:00 GMTArrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life (AP) — A man arrested Friday in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMissing personsKidnappingArrestsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 00:11:40 GMTMore Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with shows canceled in six states, the embattled entertainer received standing ovations from a sold-out crowd when he took the stage and when he left it Friday in Florida.MATT SEDENSKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeMelbourneFloridaWashingtonNevadaArizonaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 02:28:58 GMTUS warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has issued a security message warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Nov 2014 02:18:42 GMTUN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."CARA ANNAiGeneral newsReligious strifeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:54 GMTWolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — A female gray wolf from the Northern Rockies traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the region in more than 70 years and the farthest journey south, wildlife officials confirmed Friday.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsAnimalsWolvesMountainsWildlifeNational parksLakesCanyonsMammalsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelFlagstaffArizonaWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Nov 2014 01:36:17 GMT