FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 06:30:36 -0800Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents killed six Afghan soldiers in an assault on an army base Friday that lasted more than 14 hours, a day after attacks on foreign targets in Kabul killed two British embassy employees.iGeneral newsEmbassiesMilitary facilitiesWar casualtiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:03:55 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 14:07:29 GMTIsrael FM supports paying Arabs to leave (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:57 GMTEast-West divisions define Moldova's elections, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessMoscowMoldovaEuropeRussiaUkraineEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:57:56 GMTHong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsEducation standardsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMTEurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:54 GMTFrench president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:15 GMTSri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesRebellions and uprisingsPolitical corruptionCivil warsInternational lawGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical issuesInternational relationsHuman welfareSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 12:55:46 GMTPlunging crude prices hammer energy companies YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.fBusinessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:47 GMTWoman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.aGeneral newsBirthdaysSurgical proceduresOccasionsLifestyleDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCantonOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:24 GMTNY boys rescued from snow aided by air pocket, N.Y. (AP) — New York police believe two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an air pocket in the heavy, wet snow.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:20:57 GMTAt least 2 killed in Ukraine shelling, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:30:45 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityIslamReligionHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:47:38 GMTFamily reports Ohio State football player missing, Ohio (AP) — The sister of an Ohio State football player says his family has reported him missing after he left his apartment, then uncharacteristically missed two practices and didn't check in.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballMissing personsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:27:38 GMTAttacks kill 9 people in Iraq (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.By SAMEER YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:24 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 14:15:33 GMTSecond act of shopping frenzy gets started YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:12:41 GMTFerguson protests move to retail stores, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Other Black Friday protests are planned in other shopping centers around the nation.By PHILLIP LUCASaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:27:07 GMTNamibia votes in election favoring ruling party (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational electionsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical organizationsNamibiaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 12:28:58 GMTPope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis has condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsFundamentalismReligionSocial affairsChristianityPolitical refugeesIslamHuman welfareSocial issuesReligious issuesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeAnkara, 28 Nov 2014 14:27:53 GMTBlack Friday problems hit Britain (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 28 Nov 2014 11:23:23 GMTEU extends Ukraine sanctions to 13 new people (AP) — The European Union is extending economic and travel sanctions to 13 people and five entities it accuses of involvement with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 13:10:56 GMTIt's beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govs RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:33 GMTLeading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102 (AP) — Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102.iGeneral newsObituariesLebanonMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 12:54:31 GMTUN panel raps US record on torture (AP) — A U.N. panel has concluded that the United States falls short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:00 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 13:24:23 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to come up with better plans to cut their debts and deficits.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsItalyFranceEuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:19:43 GMTHospital says Pele's condition is improving PAULO (AP) — Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit, a Brazilian hospital said Friday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentSoccerMen's soccerHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:19 GMTAustin police kill gunman who targeted buildings, Texas (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on Austin police headquarters early Friday morning, and a bomb squad was called in to search his vehicle.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:33:36 GMTMore art in German trove identified as looted (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.By DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:51:19 GMTSuspected shooter dead in downtown Austin gunfire, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 11:37:43 GMTPolice arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.tTravelLifestyleComputer crimeArrestsFraud and false statementsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNetherlandsEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:41 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves' (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IICabinetsGovernment and politicsEventsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:07 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggage YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.tTravelLifestyleDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:06 GMTMaine fire captain's home damaged in fire, Maine (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters — it belonged to a local fire captain.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersMaineBrunswickUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:56:33 GMTOPEC decision still reverberating round markets (AP) — Oil stocks weighed on markets around the world Friday as crude prices hovered around four year lows in the wake of OPEC's decision to keep production steady.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:51:33 GMTCops: Austin shooter targeted downtown buildings, Texas (AP) — Austin police have fatally shot a man who opened fire at several buildings downtown and may have had explosives.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:53:43 GMTMalaysia Airlines says 3Q losses expanded LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says its losses worsened in the third quarter after its business was hit by two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.iBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:11:09 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 12:14:06 GMTImage of Asia: New officers join India's air force this photo by Aijaz Rahi, an Indian air force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers, including 45 women, who completed their initial 74 weeks of training were inducted into the air force at Friday's event. India has stepped up recruiting and training of military personnel in its efforts to modernize the armed forces and meet its growing security interests. The country has become the world's biggest arms and defense equipment buyer in recent years and is expected to spend $80 billion over the next eight years to upgrade its military.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 12:39:02 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisConnecticut, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMTAnimals sacrificed in Nepal to bring good luck, Nepal (AP) — A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.iGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:48 GMTUpdates: Black Friday from start to finish YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterUnited StatesChicagoEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 12:12:41 GMTBritish soldier jailed for making bomb (AP) — A British soldier with an interest in far-right politics has been jailed for two years for making a viable nail bomb in his home.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:44:15 GMTGermany signs no-spy deal with BlackBerry (AP) — Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:54:57 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestine (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceEuropeIsraelMiddle EastWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:54 GMT1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.By ROD McGUIRKtTravelLifestyleRecord setting eventsHolidaysLeisure travelOccasionsGeneral newsAustraliaCanberraOceania, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMTFrench president to visit Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is about to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsAfricaGuineaWest AfricaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:08:23 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in China (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsPolitical activismCrimeGovernment and politicsMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMTRussian warships wait out storm in English Channel (AP) — Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsRussiaCrimeaEnglish ChannelNorth SeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 28 Nov 2014 12:59:54 GMT