FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 17:27:05 -0800University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosby (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 21:00:33 GMTOregon police dog fired for poor performance BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.aGeneral newsOdditiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 23:55:54 GMTAlaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsElectionsEntertainmentPolitical fundraisingRecreational drug laws and regulationsSubpoenasGovernment regulationsLaw and orderAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:29 GMTMillions expected to shop on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 23:19:14 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAgricultureIndustriesBusiness, 28 Nov 2014 01:07:30 GMTMexico president announces anti-crime crackdown CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionMissing personsCrimeGangsState governmentsGovernment and politicsPoliceLocal governmentsViolent crimePolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 22:42:09 GMTEarly-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityManhattanChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 01:16:42 GMTVisitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaFood and drinkGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysCarnivalsOccasionsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 00:29:38 GMT38 UN peacekeepers deserted Mali post, will return, Mali (AP) — A spokeswoman says more than three dozen U.N. peacekeepers have deserted their post in northern Mali, complaining that supplies including food and water were slow to reach them.iGeneral newsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 21:00:17 GMTArgentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.iBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsCrimeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsArgentinaSwitzerlandSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 01:19:15 GMTEagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia's offense.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Nov 2014 01:01:15 GMTExpectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive (AP) — A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 20:55:21 GMTNo. 9 UCLA must overcome Stanford for Pac-12 title, Calif. (AP) — Just one hurdle remains between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 South title.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsCollege footballRose Bowl GameCollege sportsFootballEventsBowl Championship SeriesCaliforniaPasadenaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 20:38:50 GMTProtesters wounded by gunfire in northeast Haiti, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities on Thursday were investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country's border with the Dominican Republic.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 23:13:47 GMTSmall quake rattles California wine country, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.aGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaNapaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 22:19:02 GMTHackers force message on websites via US firm ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.By ALEX VEIGAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 22:18:52 GMTDiplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeDiplomacyEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEurope, 27 Nov 2014 21:24:50 GMTNo. 22 Syracuse women defeat East Carolina 69-58, Grand Bahama Island (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 19 points, matching her career high, as No. 22 Syracuse women beat East Carolina 69-58 and advanced to Friday's championship in the Lucaya Division of the Junkanoo Jam.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:50 GMTScott shoots 66 to move up at Australian Open (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 Friday to move from a shaky position of possibly not making the cut to be back in contention at the Australian Open.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceania, 28 Nov 2014 01:16:32 GMTSinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police have interrogated a prominent Irish Republican Army veteran about the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.iGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderNorthern IrelandBelfastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeIreland, 27 Nov 2014 20:26:16 GMT2 NY children rescued from snowbank, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys whose parents became alarmed when they didn't come home from playing in the snow were found hours later buried in a snow bank. Officials say a plow operator moving snow didn't realize they were there.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 01:11:31 GMTPele says 'nothing serious' with him PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSoccerMen's soccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 23:59:20 GMTEvangelicals with gay children challenging church and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.By RACHEL ZOLLaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityReligious educationParentingRelationshipsMarriageReligionSocial affairsEducationReligious issuesSocial issuesLifestyleCouplesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil liberties, 28 Nov 2014 05:01:00 GMTAgainst odds, Chicago school aims for championship (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballGangsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 22:57:16 GMTCalifornia sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat DIEGO (AP) — While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.aGeneral newsRecord setting eventsHeat wavesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleWeatherSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 01:17:21 GMTHollande: France helped exile ex-Burkina leader (AP) — President Francois Hollande says France helped secure the exile of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore to "avoid a bloodbath."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceBurkina FasoParisWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 20:28:20 GMTBadgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsWisconsinBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 23:36:08 GMTMexico leader announces anti-crime crackdown CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday that would give Congress the power to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs, and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeGangsState governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPoliceViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 21:02:23 GMTLAPD: Arrested protesters to be released by dinner ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 20:36:51 GMTFlight 93 chapel closed after being struck by car, Pa. (AP) — A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it.aGeneral newsAccidentsAir travel disruptionsSeptember 11 attacksAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 21:13:47 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina tops Wisconsin 67-44, Bahamas (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 11 points and Jatarie White added 10 and No. 1 South Carolina beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsWisconsinSouth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 01:03:59 GMTFires, other incidents investigated after protests, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArsonCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeFiresAccidents and disastersMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 00:32:14 GMTJohnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago (AP) — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 22:33:06 GMTFugitive New Zealand killer deported from Brazil, New Zealand (AP) — A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country.By NICK PERRYiGeneral newsFugitivesLaw and orderCrimeNew ZealandBrazilRio de JaneiroOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 00:39:00 GMT1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:22 GMTEarly bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 00:18:03 GMT5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceInternational soccerCorruption in sports2014 FIFA World CupSoccerEventsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainRussiaQatarWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 21:21:22 GMTVenezuela opposition leader will appear in court, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsProtests and demonstrationsAssassinationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 21:37:56 GMTPele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 20:39:54 GMTCentral Florida family rescued from state forest, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getting lost while biking.aGeneral newsForestsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 20:47:28 GMTCalifornia Burger King employee finds $100,000 JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.aGeneral newsOdditiesSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 20:35:53 GMTCreed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke ANGELES (AP) — Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:04 GMTGiant balloons draw oohs, ahhs at Macy's parade YORK (AP) — Spectators of all ages oohed and ahhed as giant inflated characters floated through the streets of Manhattan during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsParadesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisure, 27 Nov 2014 21:12:48 GMTFerguson gives thanks after a quiet night, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsVandalismCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 21:19:12 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher.By JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCorrectional systemsLaw and orderVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 22:38:59 GMTEx-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituaries, 28 Nov 2014 00:54:56 GMTFor some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsRace and ethnicityLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMissouriCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 20:50:23 GMTUS celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsCrimeWeatherHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 21:51:48 GMTJapan inflation eases, other data mixed in October (AP) — Japan's inflation rate fell to a six-month low, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 01:14:59 GMTEllis helps No. 11 Kansas beat Rhode Island BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Perry Ellis and the Kansas Jayhawks took control early against Rhode Island.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasRhode IslandOrlandoUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 27 Nov 2014 22:53:07 GMT