FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:26:38 -08:00Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f8ebb8054b6480dbb6fa10934784cafWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:05:44 GMTACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians began lining up at polling stations before dawn on Wednesday to elect their next president as the West African nation hopes to reaffirm its reputation as a model of democracy on the continent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f8ebb8054b6480dbb6fa10934784cafPolice arrest man over threats to UK Brexit lawsuit claimanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d903ecc09819486198e0b8025a0e7b60Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:04 GMTLONDON (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of sending online threats to the lead claimant in Britain's Brexit court case, police said Wednesday, as the high-stakes legal drama continued at the Supreme Court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d903ecc09819486198e0b8025a0e7b60WikiLeaks' Assange releases statement he gave prosecutorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bf8232d67674355beab18a7e937cfc2Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:12:22 GMTLONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released his statement to prosecutors in which he asserts he is innocent of committing sex crimes while visiting Sweden six years ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bf8232d67674355beab18a7e937cfc2EU fines 3 banks $520 million over market rigginghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59c608212e2d45888a39bcc148833889Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:02:25 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have fined banks JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59c608212e2d45888a39bcc148833889Hungary leaves anti-corruption group that criticized ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd4725b50d624a1ea1d45e85d2e13811Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:01:26 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says it is pulling out of an international initiative to promote transparency and fight corruption because of the group's unfair criticism of the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd4725b50d624a1ea1d45e85d2e13811Ohio man's controversial 'Zombie Nativity' vandalizedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b87bc0ba0604f638daa0c4af047ca17Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:11:13 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b87bc0ba0604f638daa0c4af047ca17In Norway, teenager confesses to stabbing boy and teacherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f142ac09854b208e1835618bf6cd25Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:28:24 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway say a teenager has confessed to stabbing both a student and a kindergarten teacher walking her dog.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f142ac09854b208e1835618bf6cd25Alibaba, China Mobile announce development partnershiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4337c425a2d34868821dd7a6af7381e8Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:57:45 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the country's biggest phone carrier, China Mobile, announced a partnership Wednesday to develop internet-related services as web users migrate to mobile devices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4337c425a2d34868821dd7a6af7381e8NATO chief urges West to keep pressuring Russia over Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9fd8673d5f48698c65cbd21336d7b0Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:19:01 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9fd8673d5f48698c65cbd21336d7b0'Mannequin challenge' video leads to arrests in Alabamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/448c43c6f5704fb1973de641d7d18be4Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:27:13 GMTHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/448c43c6f5704fb1973de641d7d18be4British premier tells Gulf she's 'clear-eyed' on Iran threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f5e171250645ceaf3a4700ae6417c5Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:53:55 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has told Gulf leaders meeting in Bahrain that she's "clear-eyed" on the threat posed by Iran.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f5e171250645ceaf3a4700ae6417c5France arrests 3 in connection with June police killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbcf9d11cc0b4d90868ec8c7de2e49adWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:47:59 GMTPARIS (AP) — French police have arrested three men in connection with the killing of two police officials earlier this year by an extremist claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbcf9d11cc0b4d90868ec8c7de2e49adThe Latest: Syria: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dde3672367ba47e484911eb16cb798b0Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:44:02 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dde3672367ba47e484911eb16cb798b0Macedonia to hold early vote after corruption allegationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f5f9ae122bb4208ad8fee8a0e36d61dWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:59:40 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens the Balkan nation's ambitions of joining NATO and the European Union.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f5f9ae122bb4208ad8fee8a0e36d61dSyrian rebels pull back further as military gains in Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16b54883794f44bea8f857dad5e7aaa8Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:10:11 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops and allied militiamen seized more ground in Aleppo's ancient quarters on Wednesday, further widening their control over an enclave in the divided city that has been in rebel hands since 2012, Syria's state media and an opposition monitoring group said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16b54883794f44bea8f857dad5e7aaa8The Latest: Hospital in Indonesia quake zone overwhelmedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65d1acc856e44ea0942d0e5ffa9e5339Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:06:03 GMTMEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65d1acc856e44ea0942d0e5ffa9e5339Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on boardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5b3b5ff5c9044c18fbed60c97f6272eWed, 07 Dec 2016 12:13:43 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on board.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5b3b5ff5c9044c18fbed60c97f6272eItalian director clarifies 'Last Tango' butter rape scenehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/049295b871c6439d908cbf1f5eb7cc4cWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:11 GMTROME (AP) — Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in the "Last Tango in Paris."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/049295b871c6439d908cbf1f5eb7cc4cMerkel party backs tougher rules on dual citizens in Germanyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/319dacf070db4b18ae99684eecb0407cWed, 07 Dec 2016 12:04:29 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party voted Wednesday in favor of scrapping rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens, a call that was opposed by party leaders and met with a swift rebuke from its partners in government.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/319dacf070db4b18ae99684eecb0407cPfizer fined for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600 pct in UKhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4373892724f24f71ac94e22f889cea1dWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4373892724f24f71ac94e22f889cea1dSyrian rebel factions propose a five-day cease-fire for medical and civilian evacuation from Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f56535b58f74b2190f24781ef4c738bWed, 07 Dec 2016 10:47:12 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebel factions propose a five-day cease-fire for medical and civilian evacuation from Aleppo.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f56535b58f74b2190f24781ef4c738bCourt to review UK marine's conviction for Taliban murderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2933af8c337e44a78fa755c64a8eeb0cWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:04:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — A court will review a British Royal Marine's murder conviction for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2933af8c337e44a78fa755c64a8eeb0c10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73ae25a145204b0fb0d2e5030fa9fbd9Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:47:04 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73ae25a145204b0fb0d2e5030fa9fbd9Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsuredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e17af148e97542b49f6a04063577f0a2Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:13:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e17af148e97542b49f6a04063577f0a2EU fines 3 banks $520 million over rate market rigginghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83994d4de83a4fb68a2fd70beaefc966Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:51 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83994d4de83a4fb68a2fd70beaefc966UN agency says Iran no longer in violation of nuclear dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3d09e4612a44b91beafe8183edd1289Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:51:00 GMTVIENNA (AP) — A U.N. agency says Iran is no longer in violation of its nuclear agreement with six world powers because it has reduced its store of heavy water.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3d09e4612a44b91beafe8183edd1289Germany: Merkel's party backs tougher rules on dual citizenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf5d655732f45a3b8670d50853063f0Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:04:50 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Delegates from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party have voted in favor of scrapping rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf5d655732f45a3b8670d50853063f0EU antitrust regulators fine 3 banks a combined $520 million for rigging interest rate markethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9084fbd13f734ae9beb0648149ecbe84Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:01:07 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — EU antitrust regulators fine 3 banks a combined $520 million for rigging interest rate market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9084fbd13f734ae9beb0648149ecbe84Iran moves to change its currency unit back to the tomanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7d18fb910ae48288ee53a86a7e59af6Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:05:16 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says that President Hassan Rouhani's administration is proposing changing the name and denomination of the country's currency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7d18fb910ae48288ee53a86a7e59af6Huffington Post names founder Ariana Huffington's successorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa859dd284ff4dbea430fb5a70fa2ba9Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:32:25 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post has tapped New York Times editor Lydia Polgreen to succeed founder Ariana Huffington as its editor-in-chief.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa859dd284ff4dbea430fb5a70fa2ba9Charleston church shooting suspect's trial set to beginhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a8620b98ba74b128452724247a1f848Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:38 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially charged murder trial that ended in a hung jury.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a8620b98ba74b128452724247a1f848Belgium arrests 3 over Syria recruiting, terror chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6747d09132a5458d8220d06ec5eee697Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:38:19 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have arrested three of eight people they picked up earlier this week during anti-terror raids centering on the recruitment of people to fight in Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6747d09132a5458d8220d06ec5eee697Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recounthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c710430489354e4481a847e4567f5513Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:14:44 GMTDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c710430489354e4481a847e4567f5513Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scoreshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a43287b546484a34ba5d481e6ec4db7fWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:38:02 GMTMEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a43287b546484a34ba5d481e6ec4db7fChina warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9abf1905e440609e092fc597928dc9Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:52:19 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of seeking to use a planned transit stop in the U.S. to score diplomatic points, amid Chinese rancor over an unprecedented phone call between Tsai and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9abf1905e440609e092fc597928dc9The Latest: Syrian rebels in Aleppo propose 5-day cease-firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d69c963d145f4d41b4a7bae0509ed9d6Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:25:56 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d69c963d145f4d41b4a7bae0509ed9d6With Clinton's loss, Washington groups seek new missionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15b95b6c24734513a3a4844cf7ca4261Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:06:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — They're at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but two Washington groups that had been focused squarely on Hillary Clinton now have something in common: preserving their very existence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15b95b6c24734513a3a4844cf7ca4261Danish suspect in police shooting is jailed for 4 weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ea4818056c94fdb80399a89ca75081cWed, 07 Dec 2016 09:55:28 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 26 year-old Danish man was jailed Wednesday for four weeks on suspicion of shooting a Danish policeman in the head outside a police station in suburban Copenhagen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ea4818056c94fdb80399a89ca75081cPopular Vermont punk music venue is closing its doorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4bb9a841b3c45989476d6560385032eWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:53 GMTBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A popular Vermont punk music venue, established with the help of the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is closing after 32 years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4bb9a841b3c45989476d6560385032eNHL to move to new 67-story tower on Manhattan's west sidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f06014ace01c4204bd910d6c9725034aWed, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:36 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is moving its headquarters to a 67-story office tower under construction on Manhattan's west side.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f06014ace01c4204bd910d6c9725034aJapan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years laterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/757dcd09ab4b4ffbad7d61b7df55309dWed, 07 Dec 2016 10:51:12 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/757dcd09ab4b4ffbad7d61b7df55309dSurvey finds Afghans more pessimistic on security, futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2cee102b6794a959480c293a9040de5Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:47:27 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are increasingly uncertain about their future, less confident in their government and more pessimistic than before on issues such as security, corruption, and rising unemployment, according to a survey released on Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2cee102b6794a959480c293a9040de5Cruz Beckham, 11, releases debut holiday song for charityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b6afea88ba345fcb746c231ea87dc42Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:21:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — Another Beckham has stepped into the limelight.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b6afea88ba345fcb746c231ea87dc42Officials: Suspect killed after attacking deputy with oarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c45e18b554242f0b4c0d7e6a82265c1Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:32:00 GMTFRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy sheriff shot and killed a suspect who authorities say beat the deputy with an oar in a lake.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c45e18b554242f0b4c0d7e6a82265c1Study: Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1bc848e635c4b7a8772ea818357153fWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:14 GMTDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital's slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week, with many employed by the garment industry making clothing for top global brands, according to a report released Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1bc848e635c4b7a8772ea818357153fIS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d07a6d3aa4fa4835982e7fec3eb00fc8Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:01:05 GMTMOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants launched an overnight attack against Iraqi security forces in the southeastern part of Mosul, a day after troops advanced deeper into that part of the city, Iraq's military said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d07a6d3aa4fa4835982e7fec3eb00fc8Cambodian deputy opposition leader reconciles with premierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/107a0c4aeaaf4bb4afc9c5b47f2cc6edWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:26 GMTPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's deputy opposition leader, recently pardoned from going to jail for ignoring a court summons, returned to parliament Wednesday saying he and Prime Minister Hun Sen have reached a deal to help reconcile their rival parties for the sake of the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/107a0c4aeaaf4bb4afc9c5b47f2cc6edPhilippine rebels threaten to end monthslong cease-firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdab218cd1e7477e8d5f4165c943aca0Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:52:34 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine communist rebels have warned President Rodrigo Duterte that they may be forced to end their cease-fire and resume fighting if he does not suspend the government's counterinsurgency program and withdraw troops from rebel-influenced areas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdab218cd1e7477e8d5f4165c943aca0Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7834d52e864fdd96d711064bbd72e9Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:17:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it's no.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7834d52e864fdd96d711064bbd72e94 migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f208356b35940d6983df29e7f3c6f8fWed, 07 Dec 2016 11:09:41 GMTRABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f208356b35940d6983df29e7f3c6f8f