FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:15:47 -0800Australia family found after 10 days in wildernesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05d746693d54af78773591dad0b96ddSYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05d746693d54af78773591dad0b96ddMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:06:59 GMTPoland suspends abuse probe of Vatican ex-envoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa83f0736a754e57b8e1ce4e04af89f4WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor says that Poland has suspended an investigation into the alleged sex abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic by a Polish-born former Vatican ambassador due to a lack of evidence.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsChristianityCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesPolandDominican RepublicWarsawEastern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa83f0736a754e57b8e1ce4e04af89f4Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:26 GMTNorth Korea skipping UN Security Council meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a929356f2bd4028b635874b5b9638c0UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a929356f2bd4028b635874b5b9638c0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:26:44 GMTChina punishes hospital for operating room photoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32322cdf787a41468e655c0da51dd577BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.iGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsChinaXi'anGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32322cdf787a41468e655c0da51dd577Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:16 GMTItalian police breakup neo-Fascist plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aab2fed6897b4e72a7b1745e259e2d1dMILAN (AP) — Italian authorities say they have cracked a neo-Fascist plot to attack immigrants and political targets, including magistrates.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aab2fed6897b4e72a7b1745e259e2d1dMon, 22 Dec 2014 10:56:06 GMTIndonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f85869828c9f44edac03829b3d557621JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced five janitors Monday to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f85869828c9f44edac03829b3d557621Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:44:32 GMTAriz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd61c5d91f314d6c8964976580a0fbe8WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyGovernment programsImmigrationLegal proceedingsBorder securityCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsNational securityPoliceGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd61c5d91f314d6c8964976580a0fbe8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:04:26 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 GMTProsecutor: No terror link in France car rampagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c19d61c0f86417283dcb45f23e9d09cPARIS (AP) — The prosecutor in the French city of Dijon says the driver who ran down 13 pedestrians in the city has a long history of severe mental illness and no links to terrorism.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c19d61c0f86417283dcb45f23e9d09cMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:40:10 GMTCaesar's Entertainment to buy with affiliatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c391f5e7fc8c4b75a642637907ad33eeNEW YORK (AP) — Caesar's Entertainment will buy an affiliate in a bid to smooth the reorganization of another struggling division and balance its debt load.By The Associated PressfBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c391f5e7fc8c4b75a642637907ad33eeMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:13:39 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 GMTPope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucracyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/005e8e460c4a47c8b47c76080f21e6dcVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/005e8e460c4a47c8b47c76080f21e6dcMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:59:28 GMTRussian deputy PM talks up the rublehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/964c188bade04cdc94206e8158c10d79MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian Cabinet minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and added that the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyCurrency marketsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/964c188bade04cdc94206e8158c10d79Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:31:36 GMTPresidents meet to discuss peace in South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e31bae34dee14cab9dae75fb36199127JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government says President Jacob Zuma has travelled to East Africa for talks on the South Sudan peace process.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsSouth SudanSouth AfricaSudanUgandaTanzaniaEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaSouthern AfricaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e31bae34dee14cab9dae75fb36199127Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:03:27 GMTPope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucratshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/982327b06d094b2690e909a5f097ea60VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/982327b06d094b2690e909a5f097ea60Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:06:26 GMTFrench police raise security after weekend attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/403526d9632a46e29b1e4ca34e8a171fPARIS (AP) — French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians.iGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/403526d9632a46e29b1e4ca34e8a171fMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:03:14 GMTNY police donate to save family's stolen Christmashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5370859674049a6ae0caa55e094ee99WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — After a burglar stole a suburban New York family's Christmas presents from under the tree, police played Santa.aGeneral newsIndividual givingTheftCrimePhilanthropySocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5370859674049a6ae0caa55e094ee99Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:24:30 GMTFrance raises number of car rampage injured to 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64f3ca18f6724393982d3d70f6ca82f6PARIS (AP) — France's top security official has raised the number of people injured by a rampaging driver to 13, and is cautioning against jumping to conclusions about the attack.iGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64f3ca18f6724393982d3d70f6ca82f6Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:38:42 GMTList of people being honored as Carnegie Heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a150f1a8bd54d5e8dcbb0dc89f38f4cWinners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresArizonaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a150f1a8bd54d5e8dcbb0dc89f38f4cMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:34:12 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54e9486ca7bd43358d7f995df811464dYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54e9486ca7bd43358d7f995df811464dMon, 22 Dec 2014 10:57:56 GMTVa. child falls 18 feet off ski lift, suffers minor injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c4f0dc3d651403189b3363e708c52fcHARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Massanutten Resort is investigating a 6-year-old girl's 18-foot fall from a ski lift.tTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsHarrisonburgVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c4f0dc3d651403189b3363e708c52fcMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:02:55 GMTSKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d80ac03319e04198abd035b8b47e8c22SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsHackingProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryTechnology issuesTechnologyCorporate newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d80ac03319e04198abd035b8b47e8c22Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:25:12 GMTZimbabwe's president fires more cabinet membershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb547ae7cc0040e1804cee5500153505HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's festive season is marked by continued political infighting and financial austerity, as the president fired two more cabinet ministers and the country's civil servants learned they will not get annual holiday bonuses.By FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinetsCivil serviceTeachingEducationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesZimbabweHarareSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb547ae7cc0040e1804cee5500153505Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:50:21 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d68bab4849444f99d91988431fc1f7TOWSON, 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/41d68bab4849444f99d91988431fc1f7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:50:00 GMT2 attacks in France raise alarm, call for cautionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd578cd5a83c4553bac70b8261f35f25PARIS (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 newsViolent crimeCrimeFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd578cd5a83c4553bac70b8261f35f25Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:16:32 GMTNazarbayev: Ukraine conflict is 'nonsense'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86d75915274741aeb025fb8a68dde7a9MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's president says the conflict in eastern Ukraine is "nonsense" and is calling on Russia and Ukraine to find a way to resolve it.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowKazakhstanRussiaEuropeEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86d75915274741aeb025fb8a68dde7a9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:42:12 GMTWoman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f615258be0d4144b4eaaad5f8850f1bYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f615258be0d4144b4eaaad5f8850f1bMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:17:39 GMTA dozen football fans injured in lightning strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/895136ca5c9f492e8c4b87c2cc126191TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAccidentsFootballAthlete healthAccidents and disastersProfessional footballNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/895136ca5c9f492e8c4b87c2cc126191Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:13:12 GMTRussian minister talks up the rublehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/552838ce50664c5a8336a8bd8272fb89MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment and politicsRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/552838ce50664c5a8336a8bd8272fb89Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:11:28 GMTTunisia awaits election final, press hails Essebsihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f899dc8d86ea4a5d9578b664b3d0c889TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Newspapers in Tunisia have followed exit polls in proclaiming an 88-year-old former minister the winner of the presidential election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f899dc8d86ea4a5d9578b664b3d0c889Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:03:38 GMTChina indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d3d50d9a6934b0e8457457ce7a683f3BEIJING (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/1d3d50d9a6934b0e8457457ce7a683f3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:34:06 GMT10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't losthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a076b99e4eaf4f6a96b76efcca23bdfdSEINT 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/a076b99e4eaf4f6a96b76efcca23bdfdMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:06:07 GMTSpain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lotteryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce65fa8939024ebd8fb05c484be538f6MADRID (AP) — Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, getting 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders.iGeneral newsLotteriesSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce65fa8939024ebd8fb05c484be538f6Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:37:43 GMTNew Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d24b5365e902472c978192be731498adLAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on a holiday display in New Jersey.aGeneral newsOdditiesSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d24b5365e902472c978192be731498adMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:27:38 GMTKurdish fighters face resistance from IS in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ecaffb776b24f65a3b5a577b747370aSINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in Iraq have pushed deeper 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 newsIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ecaffb776b24f65a3b5a577b747370aMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:28:22 GMTPittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34b003d7fed54b58bc8b62625318429aPITTSBURGH (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/34b003d7fed54b58bc8b62625318429aMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:31:29 GMTSeattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/480b3e63cf824d5b86f73e7a69112998GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so.By BOB BAUMsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/480b3e63cf824d5b86f73e7a69112998Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:01:35 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f92125f6b5f94832a69b836b49343fdfThe 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 drug from AbbVie while pulling back on those from rival drugmakers.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsMedicationLiver diseaseHealthInfectious diseasesDiagnosis and treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f92125f6b5f94832a69b836b49343fdfMon, 22 Dec 2014 13:34:51 GMTFatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e5db5373c5745cc80cbf2e1d1ad0e50YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e5db5373c5745cc80cbf2e1d1ad0e50Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:40:55 GMTChina says investigating ex-President Hu's top aide, Ling Jihua, for disciplinary violationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fc774676ad142b9b84308f7a960c25aBEIJING (AP) — China says investigating ex-President Hu's top aide, Ling Jihua, for disciplinary violations.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fc774676ad142b9b84308f7a960c25aMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:13:29 GMTStocks advance amid oil price stability hopeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c7b2a7932e04ba7b12669d9480d4875LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets rose strongly Monday amid hopes that some stability was emerging in oil markets following a rout that's seen prices slide to five year lows.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEnergy industryFinancial marketsEconomyCommodity marketsIndustriesStock marketsUnited KingdomEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c7b2a7932e04ba7b12669d9480d4875Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:29:40 GMTPolice departments on alert after cop killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34febbc39e154764a9ffa45d6edc12a8NEW 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 mediaPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34febbc39e154764a9ffa45d6edc12a8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:51 GMTIndia lawmakers demand Modi speak on Hindu conversionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd0bd4a390374acc9c8b39744bd11d14NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house repeatedly adjourned after descending into shouting matches.By NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsHinduismIslamReligionChristianityGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesIndiaNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd0bd4a390374acc9c8b39744bd11d14Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:53:51 GMTA list of Pope Francis' 15 "Ailments of the Curia"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd8e0db6efa64fc19d686cf4a21cc223VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis listed 15 "ailments" of the Vatican Curia during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the central administration of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. Here's the list.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd8e0db6efa64fc19d686cf4a21cc223Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:52:02 GMTAP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab9a06d8e7cf4babb026b09ebf2db6b8NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegislaturePublic opinionAfrican-AmericansDisease outbreaksNational courtsGovernment and politicsVeteransEventsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSocial affairsPublic healthNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesUkraineMalaysiaWest AfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab9a06d8e7cf4babb026b09ebf2db6b8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:58:50 GMTSpain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aa7eea64eb64dd28aabf0211e1ae53dMADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the royalty was restored in 1975.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessSpainPalmaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aa7eea64eb64dd28aabf0211e1ae53dMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:19:31 GMTCaesar's Entertainment to buy affiliatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32e9a04a7e6442c2abdc8f88fa26b146NEW YORK (AP) — Caesar's Entertainment will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load.By The Associated PressfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32e9a04a7e6442c2abdc8f88fa26b146Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:53:48 GMTChina to investigate ex-President Hu's top aidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df81cb676a7149f9b524e1fbfedb076dBEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df81cb676a7149f9b524e1fbfedb076dMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:55:15 GMTChinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reportedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a2e1cfc77c4089b32aa49a12045d65BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country's northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsChinaXi'anBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a2e1cfc77c4089b32aa49a12045d65Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:27:37 GMTAutopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Illinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6088c0cdb62349ab8e95bb1d53f44d68ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rockford.aGeneral newsRockfordIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6088c0cdb62349ab8e95bb1d53f44d68Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:59:41 GMT