FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Dec 2014 11:28:32 -0800Trump Entertainment eyes new financing from Icahn, Del. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts says a new $20 million pledge by billionaire investor Carl Icahn will give it time to restructure while keeping the struggling Taj Mahal casino open.By RANDALL CHASEaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 17:57:21 GMTRailroads seek one-person crews for freight trains, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.By JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 22 Dec 2014 18:30:20 GMTUN chief urges better early warning of next disease outbreak NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community urgently needs better early warning and rapid response to the next outbreak of disease — "a test that is sure to come."By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthPublic healthWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaMali, 22 Dec 2014 18:50:02 GMTCuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations (AP) — Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 19:11:12 GMTFrench power company to pay $772M in bribery case (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.By ERIC TUCKERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate crimeCrimeCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:50 GMTImmigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenses (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy started applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesArizonaPhoenixNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:54 GMTObama signs New York state disaster declaration (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in upstate New York. That means Washington will chip in to help state, local and tribal government pay to clean up and rebuild after a last month's blockbuster storm that dumped more than 7 feet of snow across the region.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeatherEmergency managementWinter weatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:00 GMTProsecutor: No terror link in France car rampage (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 newsArrestsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceParisBurundiWestern EuropeEuropeEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 18:09:41 GMTMayor meets with family of slain NYPD officer YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the family of Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death in a squad car this weekend with his partner.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politics, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:12 GMTAdam Scott picks Mike Kerr to be new caddie COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolf, 22 Dec 2014 18:19:26 GMT2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsTennisMen's snowboardingSnowboardingProfessional footballMen's sportsFootballNFL footballKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:13 GMTNY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner help, 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 America, 22 Dec 2014 18:07:24 GMTConvict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist.By JACK ELLIOTT JR.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:04:34 GMTNBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's sportsHolidaysNBA FinalsMen's basketballFootballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballOccasionsLifestyleEventsOklahoma CityNew York CityFloridaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Dec 2014 18:44:17 GMTFAA, industry launch drone safety campaign (AP) — Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyDrone aircraftTechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:12 GMTTribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them.By FELICIA FONSECA and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral news, 22 Dec 2014 19:03:06 GMTUS stock indexes drift higher in afternoon trading moved slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday, on pace to build modestly on gains from last week. The market has closed higher over the past three trading days. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held back the rally.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesReal estateEnergy industryLiver diseaseDiseases and conditionsHealthInfectious diseasesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:17:33 GMTSkiers have reservations over airbag safety system GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to.By ANDREW DAMPFhtGeneral newsHealthSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingMen's skiingSkiingAthlete injuriesSports sponsorshipWomen's sportsMen's sportsAthlete healthAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologySports businessItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 18:23:17 GMTCuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente (AP) — Cuba says it's open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 19:15:03 GMTIt's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.By MAE ANDERSONfBusinessLifestyleHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsShoppingLeisure travelTravelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGift shoppingChinaUnited StatesColoradoGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:57 GMTIt's down to the wire for online shopping (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.By MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleHiring and recruitmentHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingSeasonal jobsGift shoppingPersonnelInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyOccasionsShoppingCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:55:26 GMTOfficials: 22 indicted in multistate dog-fighting ring (AP) — After the raid of a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, 22 people face charges and hundreds of dogs are in shelters, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsIndictmentsCrimeMammalsAnimalsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:55 GMTThe ins and outs of the playoff races five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootball, 22 Dec 2014 18:35:57 GMTHernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsBostonFall RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 17:44:13 GMTGoing it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014 (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsEconomyLegislatureClimateInternational relationsImmigrationBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironment and natureSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCubaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Dec 2014 19:19:43 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonOklahoma CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 22 Dec 2014 17:43:13 GMT48 extra days in rape case probation violation, Ohio (AP) — A judge has handed down a 2-month sentence for a probation violation by a volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players.aGeneral newsViolent crimeHigh school footballHigh school sportsFootballLegal proceedingsCrimeSportsLaw and orderCoachingPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimes against childrenEventsSteubenvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:21 GMTJudge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyGovernment programsBorder securityConstitutionsNational courtsPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:25:34 GMTHow Obama used his executive powers in 2014 (AP) — President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsPrimary and secondary educationInternational relationsImmigrationEducationSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateSocial issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:47:11 GMTRussia bails out bank following ruble slide (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 falling oil prices is straining the banking system.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:23 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into the fight over high-cost hepatitis C drugs with a coverage restriction that might ultimately lower prices and improve patient access to groundbreaking treatments for the liver-destroying virus.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsLiver diseaseDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsMedicationHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial services, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:34 GMTPhil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract (AP) — Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 17:58:33 GMTAppeals court nixes NC abortion ultrasound law, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman, even if she refuses to look or listen.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDiagnostic testsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthNorth CarolinaRichmondUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginia, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:15 GMTFlorida State's Fisher relieved after Winston ruling, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:02 GMTMichigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years ago, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderToledoOhioMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:15 GMTTop business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and a rising stock market has Americans feeling richer and spending a bit more.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessPricesEconomyLabor economyFinancial crisisConsumer electronicsRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyOwnership changesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesFinancial marketsInformation technologyMedia and entertainment industryProducts and servicesTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:49:52 GMTAl-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile between the two countries over the Gulf nation's support for Islamists.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsInternational relationsTV newsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevisionEgyptMiddle EastQatarDohaSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 19:19:44 GMTEx-chief says video rants meant to snare threats former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsState governmentsTerrorismGun politicsIntelligence agenciesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:32 GMTAP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014 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 AsiaAsiaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 18:10:53 GMTPalestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilled (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 politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 17:54:46 GMTTripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer affairsConsumer protection and advocacyMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 19:09:07 GMTAgent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70. (AP) — Agent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthLung diseaseUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 19:12:34 GMTSpain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued father abdicated six months ago.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMadridSpainPalmaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:41 GMTAl-Jazeera Egypt channel shuts down (AP) — The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt channel, which has been at the center of tensions between Egypt and Qatar.iGeneral newsEgyptQatarMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 17:46:20 GMTTruck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgow, Scotland (AP) — Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said.By PAUL KELBIE and GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:12 GMTMayor meets with families of slain NYPD officers YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the families of the two officers shot to death in a squad car this weekend.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politics, 22 Dec 2014 18:12:04 GMTNY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says protests and political debate over police tactics should be halted until the funerals are held for two officer shot and killed inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical activismMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaSuicidesViolent crimePoliceCrimeState governmentsEventsOnline mediaMediaLaw enforcement agenciesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:10 GMTAP NewsAlert YORK (AP) — NYC mayor: Halt protests, political debate until after funerals for 2 slain officers.aGeneral newsPolitical activismFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestCampaignsElectionsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 19:00:29 GMTBMW expands US air bag recall nationwide YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:24 GMTLoose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have given up trying to capture a bear that was running through a Phoenix suburb much of Monday morning.aOdditiesScienceBearsAnimalsMammalsMesaPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 19:09:18 GMT