FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Dec 2014 19:34:30 -08007 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game, Fla. (AP) — Lightning struck a car in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium after their game with Green Bay on Sunday, injuring seven people, officials and witnesses said.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:27:52 GMTJets players speak out on murdered NYPD officers RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.aGeneral newsSportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaCrimeEventsViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBrooklynNew York CityFergusonSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkMissouri, 22 Dec 2014 03:20:44 GMTBruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres (AP) — Loui Eriksson scored 2:14 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night.By DOUG ALDENsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:29:51 GMTSouth Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector, South Korea (AP) — South Korea lowered its growth forecast for next year, citing persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses. But the government predicted that overall economic conditions will improve from this year thanks to government measures, recovery in the U.S. economy and the fall in oil prices.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic outlookEconomyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 02:16:36 GMTN. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaUnited StatesSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangDistrict of ColumbiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:43:52 GMTPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:41:39 GMTSteelers, Packers win, move into playoffs Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.By The Associated PresssSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballDallasPhiladelphiaGreen BayBuffaloTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaWisconsinNew York, 22 Dec 2014 01:53:46 GMTFrance: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears (AP) — A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 01:56:30 GMTA look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the partners never had time to pull their weapons and might not have even seen their killer. The men were working out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as part of a special detail to help with crime reduction in the area.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:11:25 GMTFrance: Driver slams into passersby in rampage (AP) — French authorities say a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots around the eastern city of Dijon, injuring several people and raising national concern.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 01:54:22 GMTFoster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13 (AP) — A week ago, Case Keenum was perched in a tree with a bow in his hands looking for a white-tailed deer to shoot.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 23:48:05 GMTRodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucs, Fla. (AP) — Nothing Aaron Rodgers does as a quarterback surprises the Packers.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsTampaWisconsinFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 23:30:29 GMTHeat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics 100-84 (AP) — Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:34:09 GMTDavis scores 38, leads Pelicans past Thunder CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 38 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahomaOklahoma CityPortlandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaine, 22 Dec 2014 02:42:20 GMTShowdown for AFC North title moves to prime time YORK (AP) — The showdown for the AFC North title will be played in prime time.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional footballFootball, 22 Dec 2014 03:13:45 GMTIginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesDisaster planning and responseMen's sportsAthlete healthAccidents and disastersGeneral newsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDetroitColoradoMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:06:31 GMTTalbot, Rangers edge Hurricanes for 6th win in row YORK (AP) — Ryan McDonagh's first-period goal held up and Cam Talbot made 18 saves as the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to six with a 1-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night.By ALLAN KREDAsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkRaleighUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 22 Dec 2014 03:21:27 GMTQB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.By KAREEM COPELANDaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballSex in societyViolent crimeCrimeCollege sportsFootballSchool athleticsEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:52:21 GMTPolice: Man killed girlfriend, her 2 kids in Maine, Maine (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with killing his girlfriend and her two children, whose bodies were found in the mobile home they shared, state police said.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:23:51 GMT10 Things to Know for Monday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 22 Dec 2014 02:00:43 GMTNo. 2 UConn women rout UCLA 86-50, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 22 points to lead a balanced offense and No. 2 UConn beat UCLA 86-50 on Sunday in the Naismith Hall of Fame women's holiday showcase at the Mohegan Sun Arena.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:09:33 GMTStafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14 (AP) — After benching Jay Cutler, the Chicago Bears nearly hung an embarrassing loss on the playoff-bound Detroit Lions.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballChicagoGreen BayIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsin, 21 Dec 2014 23:46:27 GMT76ers claim 3rd win of season, 96-88 over Magic, Fla. (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied in the second half to claim a 96-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:56:52 GMTRomo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his players.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:53:34 GMTKiller of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimeMunicipal governmentsEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 23:49:05 GMTSeahawks lead Cardinals 14-3 at halftime, Ariz. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch bulled in for a 6-yard touchdown run after sitting out the first quarter, helping the Seattle Seahawks build a 14-3 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:11:51 GMTPolice: Fugitive killed Florida officer (AP) — A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.By MICHAEL J. MISHAKaGeneral newsFugitivesCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:56:27 GMTDolphins rally past Vikings 37-35; Philbin to keep job GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood on the sideline at the end of Sunday's wild victory sharing a laugh with those around him, his mind made up regarding the direction of the franchise.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:16:40 GMTSeahawks, Cardinals trade punts in first quarter, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballSports businessAthlete healthFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:10:38 GMTRookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27 LOUIS (AP) — The New York Giants are peaking behind a rookie that no one can cover. Odell Beckham Jr. showed the St. Louis Rams plenty of toughness, too.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:44:52 GMTInterim prime minister named in politically fractious Haiti, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsElectionsLegislatureNational electionsHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Dec 2014 00:43:39 GMTNeighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to a neighbor who said she saw the woman and called 911.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 03:24:35 GMTNFL Capsules, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional footballFootballWisconsinDallasHoustonMissouriTexasPhiladelphiaPittsburghTampaGreen BayOaklandCincinnatiKansas CityNewtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaFloridaCaliforniaOhioNew Jersey, 22 Dec 2014 01:03:42 GMTRaiders knock out Bills with 26-24 win, Calif. (AP) — With their playoff hopes at stake, the Buffalo Bills couldn't manage to stop Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:55:12 GMTFlorida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed (AP) — Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant.By MICHAEL MISHAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 23:59:51 GMTFalcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown ORLEANS (AP) — A tenacious play by two backup defenders on Jimmy Graham's catch at the goal line — and a little help from a disputed ruling — helped save Atlanta's postseason hopes and ultimately sank the Saints.By BRETT MARTELsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansAtlantaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 22 Dec 2014 00:08:22 GMTPlumlee, Nets hold off Pistons, 110-105 YORK (AP) — Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.By JEFFREY BERNSTEINsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:03:03 GMTKane leads Blackhawks past Maple Leafs 4-0 (AP) — Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, leading Antti Raanta and the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.By MATT CARLSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoTorontoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 22 Dec 2014 03:02:45 GMTHammond leads No. 10 Louisville women past No. 24 California, Calif. (AP) — Sara Hammond scored 10 of her 18 points in the second half, and No. 10 Louisville beat No. 24 California 70-57 on Sunday in a rematch of their 2013 national semifinal.By RICK EYMERsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsCaliforniaLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaKentucky, 22 Dec 2014 00:29:25 GMTLeBron scores 25 as Cavaliers tame Grizzlies 105-91 (AP) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:48:05 GMTAustralian woman charged with murder of 8 children, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.iGeneral newsViolent crimeMental healthCrimeHealthAustraliaOceania, 22 Dec 2014 01:35:59 GMTSeguin helps Stars past Oilers 6-5 in shootout, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Seguin had two goals and an assist, and then scored in the shootout to help the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Sunday night for their fourth consecutive win.sSportsMen's sportsMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyAlbertaSeguinEdmontonCanadaNorth AmericaTexasUnited States, 22 Dec 2014 02:30:37 GMTWhat's being said about killings of 2 NYC officers to the deaths of two New York Police Department officers killed by a gunman who ambushed them in their squad car on a Brooklyn street:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 23:37:56 GMTMiles scores 28 to help Pacers hold off Wolves (AP) — C.J. Miles scored 28 points and David West bulled his way to the basket for two big points with 34 seconds to play to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 on Sunday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:36:05 GMTRaiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win, Calif. (AP) — Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 02:27:44 GMTSuns end Wizards' 6-game winning streak (AP) — Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris each scored 17 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat Washington 104-92 on Sunday night to end the Wizards' winning streak at six.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 22 Dec 2014 01:39:05 GMTBrowns lose Manziel in 17-13 loss to Panthers, N.C. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are limping to the finish line.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNewtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 00:06:49 GMTAP sources: Yates tapped for deputy AG (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to two people familiar with the move.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsCabinetsUnited StatesAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 22 Dec 2014 02:22:31 GMTKings snap 5-game losing skid, beat Lakers 108-101, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds in his second start since returning from a serious illness, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballSacramentoLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 01:44:41 GMTObama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesPhiladelphiaNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 22 Dec 2014 03:02:32 GMT