FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:47:53 -0800University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosbyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912e5799d2404050956dc6ba37ed76dcBOSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912e5799d2404050956dc6ba37ed76dcThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:00:33 GMTHong Kong student protest leader banned from sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bd029395c164700bca76db5a039ecf0HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the pro-democracy movement as it enters a third month.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bd029395c164700bca76db5a039ecf0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:05:52 GMTBrazil's Rousseff names banker as finance ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e0df41d253d4ff2875939b9d0f48dcdRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for Brazil's flagging economy and soothing jittery financial markets.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e0df41d253d4ff2875939b9d0f48dcdThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:54:40 GMTAlaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoenahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390c2d75eba1499797a1fc223100fafdANCHORAGE, 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 programsElectionsEntertainmentRecreational drug laws and regulationsSubpoenasGovernment regulationsLaw and orderAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390c2d75eba1499797a1fc223100fafdThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:22:25 GMTEgypt braces for new Islamist protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d81e9e1a2a404f17b915a69021410f76CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestIslamIslamismReligionPolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d81e9e1a2a404f17b915a69021410f76Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:46:32 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/012592d815474c15af0ed4021ea907a6WASHINGTON (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 defenseAgricultureIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/012592d815474c15af0ed4021ea907a6Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:15:32 GMT38 UN peacekeepers deserted Mali post, will returnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c27dfec3834f4a9de9c759f9640666BAMAKO, 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c27dfec3834f4a9de9c759f9640666Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:00:17 GMTArgentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2866225fd6c84669a43058b5d19f5e70BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency is charging HSBC with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.iGeneral newsTax evasionGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCrimeArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2866225fd6c84669a43058b5d19f5e70Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:06:18 GMTExpectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbb06701d311433db09c2a3a3014f293PITTSBURGH (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbb06701d311433db09c2a3a3014f293Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:55:21 GMTNo. 9 UCLA must overcome Stanford for Pac-12 titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad44da9182044982964b1d9a506d6821PASADENA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad44da9182044982964b1d9a506d6821Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:38:50 GMTHackers force message on websites via US firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59318648b9ca4a75a8adb28720a67459LOS 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.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingTechnology issuesSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59318648b9ca4a75a8adb28720a67459Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:34:36 GMTHong Kong protest student leader banned from sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f83d31894f4a3aaf8f6cd09ee447e6HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has banned a high-profile student leader from going near the site of a now-cleared pro-democracy protest camp, as the movement enters a third month.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f83d31894f4a3aaf8f6cd09ee447e6Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:58:49 GMTFor 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greecehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15bc11e070a04b0e981823614b0945f5IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsSmugglingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeGreeceCreteSyriaMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15bc11e070a04b0e981823614b0945f5Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:51:57 GMTUS cathedral may become museum to the slave tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279521fb97b14126a3e681b73ec60167PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsInternational tradeChristianityEconomyBusinessReligionSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesUnited StatesRhode IslandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279521fb97b14126a3e681b73ec60167Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:12:12 GMTDiplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, povertyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba16683df7f404984205404eb3589d7GENEVA (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 affairsEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba16683df7f404984205404eb3589d7Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:24:50 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for desserthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed853ba102b44cd584ccb44c7c8916c1WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed853ba102b44cd584ccb44c7c8916c1Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:44:53 GMTUS cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d270dc43accf400a90f77867e1968896COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsWinter Olympic gamesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUnited StatesChicagoSan FranciscoNorth AmericaIllinoisCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d270dc43accf400a90f77867e1968896Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:47:42 GMTSinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e0102cc488242afa2f2ae27a1e2fa09BELFAST, 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 EuropeEuropeIrelandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e0102cc488242afa2f2ae27a1e2fa09Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:26:16 GMTEvangelicals with gay children challenging churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8a6666e9ffd4c89b31457f56c8466a1Rob 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 libertieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8a6666e9ffd4c89b31457f56c8466a1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:01:00 GMTAgainst odds, Chicago school aims for championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eb8627c0d74414790f6046d94aad698CHICAGO (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eb8627c0d74414790f6046d94aad698Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:28:35 GMTAgainst odds, public school aims for championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ad7d8828da74884aebd03b179269befCHICAGO (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ad7d8828da74884aebd03b179269befThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:24:29 GMTHollande: France helped exile ex-Burkina leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f25f2ff66abd49e280a733e7208d6523PARIS (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 EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f25f2ff66abd49e280a733e7208d6523Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:28:20 GMTTaliban attack rocks upscale Kabul districthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a43312fdd64bec84d7c4b570883003KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyAccidents and disastersTerrorismWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanUnited KingdomKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a43312fdd64bec84d7c4b570883003Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:59:15 GMTLAPD: Arrested protesters to be released by dinnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d463d05a839948ab8b1c93ce1c554faeLOS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d463d05a839948ab8b1c93ce1c554faeThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:36:51 GMTMexico leader announces anti-crime crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6e96fb7f4f84cf8a72141ce609f3f39MEXICO 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6e96fb7f4f84cf8a72141ce609f3f39Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:02:23 GMTFlight 93 chapel closed after being struck by carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/506749181f3447cfbd9d983d1c183438SHANKSVILLE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/506749181f3447cfbd9d983d1c183438Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:13:47 GMTRiviera rains leave at least 1 dead in floodinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101d47b107a4819a4f494d0a76e7aefPARIS (AP) — Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing.iGeneral newsFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersStormsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101d47b107a4819a4f494d0a76e7aefThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:29:02 GMTLawmakers may decide Uber's place in Nevada markethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24e64c77d7b54f69b1bb5d971c4c2436RENO, Nev. (AP) — Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide.By SCOTT SONNERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTechnology law and ethicsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLaw and orderNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24e64c77d7b54f69b1bb5d971c4c2436Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:34:33 GMTLions' Johnson fastest to 10,000 yards receivinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e61b900b81f472b82704e3903846edaDETROIT (AP) — Calvin Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game.sSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e61b900b81f472b82704e3903846edaThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:15:43 GMT1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9c2b0ace3f4195bfb2aeef54602105NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9c2b0ace3f4195bfb2aeef54602105Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:22 GMTJohnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicagohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199b1aaa9e9a4d09a38b374c95c28813DETROIT (AP) — Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199b1aaa9e9a4d09a38b374c95c28813Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:54:09 GMTDeath penalty sought for Nigerian child bridehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a28bbd9d45a4c2a9db845f77e09ff90KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.By IBRAHIM GARBA and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a28bbd9d45a4c2a9db845f77e09ff90Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:02:52 GMT5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d7a59970214fd7bac29892aff3f60cGENEVA (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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d7a59970214fd7bac29892aff3f60cThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:21:22 GMTOPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b35eaa331c324e1091c19bbb605757deVIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesSaudi ArabiaIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b35eaa331c324e1091c19bbb605757deThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:37:06 GMTVenezuela opposition leader will appear in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12ffd080efa0488984dc6d74ca8c30aeCARACAS, 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12ffd080efa0488984dc6d74ca8c30aeThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:37:56 GMTPele doing 'fine' after move to special care unithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e527effa804c41a94fbfc69fd98f19SAO 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e527effa804c41a94fbfc69fd98f19Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:39:54 GMTCentral Florida family rescued from state foresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/131e1fa0d8c94f4f86ea88fbc023dd78SANFORD, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/131e1fa0d8c94f4f86ea88fbc023dd78Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:47:28 GMTCalifornia Burger King employee finds $100,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0545caf1f65e4a8ba06c24948f22a54dSAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0545caf1f65e4a8ba06c24948f22a54dThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:35:53 GMTBomb kills 5 Nigerian troops; Boko Haram suspectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1d9e85342a48759284d979ae23de91YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Nigerian troops were killed and seven injured when a roadside bomb went off in northeastern Nigeria, an army colonel said.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1d9e85342a48759284d979ae23de91Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:05:14 GMTCreed frontman Scott Stapp says he's brokehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fc6cd5b8a924863b7854a9d06750324LOS ANGELES (AP) — Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fc6cd5b8a924863b7854a9d06750324Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:04 GMTGiant balloons draw oohs, ahhs at Macy's paradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c097b5847d6457dac9560304993b8deNEW 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 leisurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c097b5847d6457dac9560304993b8deThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:12:48 GMTFerguson gives thanks after a quiet nighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/715ba6dd99494a16a63864fbd2f5220dFERGUSON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/715ba6dd99494a16a63864fbd2f5220dThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:19:12 GMTHawaii road re-opens amid stalled lava flowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cbe5d670a74be29460b1dc07ebdd45PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County's civil defense director is asking motorists not to stop on a newly reopened road in a rural town to get a look at lava that has stalled less than 500 feet away.aGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cbe5d670a74be29460b1dc07ebdd45Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:07:15 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5447b63007584050b1f952879d3eb7c0CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 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 affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5447b63007584050b1f952879d3eb7c0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:44:47 GMTLAPD: All arrested in protests released by dinnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06417d6b20af456d93b99c6e520bdddaLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department says demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Ferguson protests will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeVandalismLegal proceedingsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOaklandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06417d6b20af456d93b99c6e520bdddaThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:06:23 GMTFor some, location of Brown's hands irrelevanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c607b8c76d7d40d3945d26c9e197d8a0FERGUSON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c607b8c76d7d40d3945d26c9e197d8a0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:50:23 GMT11 burned bodies found in southern Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c3a9675f04a43d09b6425be5ffda1e0MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday, the same day police found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionGangsCrimeMissing personsGovernment and politicsPoliceViolent crimeLocal governmentsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c3a9675f04a43d09b6425be5ffda1e0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:37:12 GMTUS celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a03c1f57cf89430bb56297990b86d0a0NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsCrimeWeatherHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a03c1f57cf89430bb56297990b86d0a0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:15:22 GMTLAPD updates arrests to 145 in Ferguson fallouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a43487e9a294f90a1a2b219a6d14a11LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is updating its tally of arrests from a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderCrimePolitical and civil unrestVandalismLegal proceedingsLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a43487e9a294f90a1a2b219a6d14a11Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:23:45 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62d9aface12c43369fb9b9bdb37ae4f0ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62d9aface12c43369fb9b9bdb37ae4f0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:57:45 GMT