FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:27:41 -08:00Sub-.500 bowl teams now becoming almost routinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0061b25f3c14c2bb36c2ddb728e4154Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:52:25 GMTThe Heart of Dallas Bowl will be a rematch between two teams that played in October — and one of them is heading into the game with a 5-7 record.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0061b25f3c14c2bb36c2ddb728e4154North Carolina governor's race could reach conclusionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cc9fa155c8c4cf5892a4f447c7f3031Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:03:16 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The undecided election for North Carolina governor could reach a conclusion Monday as a recount of thousands of votes wraps up.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cc9fa155c8c4cf5892a4f447c7f3031Carter confident his successor will be ready to take commandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba607f9db034626a7b38d73217de131Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:08:37 GMTTOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday he believes his designated successor, if confirmed by the Senate as expected, will be a quick study regarding the responsibilities of the office.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba607f9db034626a7b38d73217de131Firearm-only bear hunt in New Jersey resumeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28ec79ac69584fedb32445290d8bdb21Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:07 GMTNEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters are heading out across parts of New Jersey for the second half of this year's bear hunt.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28ec79ac69584fedb32445290d8bdb21Economists: US growth will pick up, hiring will slow in 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd7ed227e2e04e2db4ed352a36bd6f21Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:37:04 GMTBusiness economists still expect U.S. economic growth to pick up next year — but they see a slowdown in hiring.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd7ed227e2e04e2db4ed352a36bd6f21Loss of Earl Thomas big hit to Seattle's playoff planshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b547c3b70954942b7ba1c5c1a7da7b0Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:25:14 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — The missing necktie that cost Carolina's Cam Newton one play is insignificant compared to what the Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b547c3b70954942b7ba1c5c1a7da7b0Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/693754d9398b49909ff8ebf8c7927534Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:11:56 GMTPresidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force presidential recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal judge has ordered a hand recount to begin by noon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/693754d9398b49909ff8ebf8c7927534Police: Fake news story led man to shoot inside pizza shophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f4a2ab572e24af592c001b8f46872dbMon, 05 Dec 2016 06:15:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f4a2ab572e24af592c001b8f46872dbLEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0abeea06deeb4f2c9ecafd821bb4d847Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:22:27 GMTA look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0abeea06deeb4f2c9ecafd821bb4d847Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc0e61708aa6456eb45c83f623e5a96cMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:18:30 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc0e61708aa6456eb45c83f623e5a96cDeliberations resume in trial in black motorist's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5ad2018679a41c289082efc3384f761Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:46:09 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jurors deciding the fate of fired South Carolina patrolman accused of murder in the death of a black motorist are expected to have questions for the judge Monday morning before their deliberations resume.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5ad2018679a41c289082efc3384f761Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c9d766a2cfa4e9c8175e22ebd159657Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:51:27 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday morning hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c9d766a2cfa4e9c8175e22ebd159657UN racism expert urges Australia to maintain hate speech lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c87a7cb43f3a49d0b0062503dcfac722Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:39:39 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A United Nations expert on racism on Monday urged Australia not to water down hate-speech prohibitions, as bigots and extremists become more vocal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c87a7cb43f3a49d0b0062503dcfac722Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2722cc8231d84190b53f02d1894b0ea2Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:03:33 GMTTOKYO (AP) — One of the melted reactors at tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loose of cooling when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the pumping system.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2722cc8231d84190b53f02d1894b0ea2USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years laterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b37932815d1644a1a6ee79da8371a1e1Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:32:39 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b37932815d1644a1a6ee79da8371a1e1As Iraq's Kurds eye statehood, a border takes shapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e91a192de404638a0592016701d68a5Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:27:27 GMTMAKHMUR, Iraq (AP) — The sand berms and trenches that snake across northern Iraq stretch toward Syria, some accompanied by newly paved roads lit by street lamps and sprawling checkpoints decked with Kurdish flags. The fighters here insist it isn't the border of a newly independent state — but in the chaos of Iraq that could change.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e91a192de404638a0592016701d68a5A letterman: Half-century later, Schuerholz gets Hall callhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d526256d1b7741b7988b78d6351dc0bcMon, 05 Dec 2016 05:57:24 GMTOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — John Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d526256d1b7741b7988b78d6351dc0bcNew cross-border stock link widens access to China's Nasdaqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df0231aba729411f82d2264e486aa3ddMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:15:02 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, widening access to China's markets for global investors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df0231aba729411f82d2264e486aa3dd2 dead after gunfire erupts near Salt Lake Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d093175820f45ae96a41b8d11ef6724Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:23:35 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after gunfire erupted Sunday evening near Salt Lake City.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d093175820f45ae96a41b8d11ef6724UK government's Brexit plans in hands of Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9a84a57cb4e42e3ae1386ebd6d488a1Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:30:14 GMTLONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May wants to start Britain's divorce from the European Union. Eleven judges may stand in her way.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9a84a57cb4e42e3ae1386ebd6d488a1Tie or no tie? Dress-code flap defines Panthers' 40-7 losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd5e1dd842ca436f9578573e75ca3061Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:35:42 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — A missing necktie led to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton getting benched for one series on Sunday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd5e1dd842ca436f9578573e75ca3061'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4df4695a92a04a50abc3dd3875933124Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:08:02 GMTALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4df4695a92a04a50abc3dd3875933124Off-duty New York City correction officer fatally shothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b8770b8884840079af6cc188971eb49Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:47:20 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City correction officer has been fatally shot.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b8770b8884840079af6cc188971eb49Dylann Roof gets first real test as attorney in hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98fdfe24af71457692443902a610cca3Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:36:28 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof's first real test acting as his own attorney is coming as he faces off with prosecutors over pretrial motions in his federal death penalty trial over the killing of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98fdfe24af71457692443902a610cca3After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aca0189778b423b812e806a19601c80Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:22:11 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aca0189778b423b812e806a19601c80Washington's schedule becomes focus of playoff debatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da62af97984843bbaabc157e875f5799Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:57:07 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Washington's nonconference schedule clouded the Huskies' candidacy for the College Football Playoff for weeks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da62af97984843bbaabc157e875f5799Mikko Koivu scores winner, Wild top Oilers 2-1 in overtimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fad759efa51a426ca40181ee642788b4Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:46:34 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koivu did it all Sunday night for the Minnesota Wild.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fad759efa51a426ca40181ee642788b4Off-duty correction officer fatally shot in New York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3e9d2698a98450facace8a2cfc6bd52Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:21:09 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty correction officer has been fatally shot in New York City.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3e9d2698a98450facace8a2cfc6bd52Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemmahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30a4de94ad214f8eb4ac904fe4a8e4afMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:03:22 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma for the leader.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30a4de94ad214f8eb4ac904fe4a8e4afShould convicted former House speaker get his pension back?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d24b4ecd8134bcc8bf7ba8fa3cd6470Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:34:48 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Thomas Finneran was once the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, ruling the state House of Representatives with an authoritarian style that earned him the nickname "King Tom" from some critics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d24b4ecd8134bcc8bf7ba8fa3cd6470This time of year, it doesn't hurt to be physical in the NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aa95cfd4e6f4a0aa036d98263b84fecMon, 05 Dec 2016 07:52:06 GMTIt doesn't hurt to be physical in the NFL.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aa95cfd4e6f4a0aa036d98263b84fecChildren who lived through Pearl Harbor attack rememberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96d1bea33eb4396a14015112e871f79Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:29:18 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders — 26 girls and four boys — at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most are smiling, some look stern. A few have no shoes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96d1bea33eb4396a14015112e871f79Pacers rally to beat Clippers 111-102 for 2nd road winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df3f17bc12b34b1b8e66eb9acdaca361Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:14:45 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George and C.J. Miles returned to help the Indiana Pacers rally past the Los Angeles Clippers with just their second road win of the season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df3f17bc12b34b1b8e66eb9acdaca361BOWL STORIES: Finales, contrasts in style, coaching carouselhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/273bcc25e5e34469aa5efe09ca3eaf24Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:37:45 GMTThe Alabama invitational, um, College Football Playoff is set, along with 38 other bowl games big and small.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/273bcc25e5e34469aa5efe09ca3eaf24Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing carshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d3c931005d4690a6f0f48d0b677f58Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:59:23 GMTYOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d3c931005d4690a6f0f48d0b677f58Afghan official: Roadside bombing kills 4 civilianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdb3bf1afb4494c9a701881394f656bMon, 05 Dec 2016 06:46:07 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least four civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Paktika province.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdb3bf1afb4494c9a701881394f656bLatest: Judge orders Michigan recount to begin Mondayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceaeb9cc81e3473a85ebf0765197e173Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:29:19 GMTDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling on the start of a hand recount of Michigan presidential election ballots (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceaeb9cc81e3473a85ebf0765197e173UN humanitarian aid agency: $22.2B in funds needed in 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75cea56fdbe5429e9766f9007efe9661Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:15:34 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian aid coordinator says it and partners require $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from 2016 with war and disease wracking countries like Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75cea56fdbe5429e9766f9007efe9661Hideki Matsuyama ends his year on a big rollhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f0062d45ea4b41984e6bf60513da36Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:27:40 GMTNASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — It started with a victory at home in the Japan Open. It ended with another trophy in the Bahamas against a short but strong field.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f0062d45ea4b41984e6bf60513da36Thomas Rawls leads Seahawks to 40-7 pummeling of Panthershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc076443c174972b71efa20ea043b68Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:10:18 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Behind Thomas Rawls bouncing off and through tacklers and a big-play punch from Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks rediscovered their offensive star power on Sunday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc076443c174972b71efa20ea043b68Pakistani police say hotel fire kills 11 in Karachihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7224453f42e64941bfba4760830b67e0Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:19:01 GMTKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least 11 people, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7224453f42e64941bfba4760830b67e0ICYMI in NFL: At site of cancer treatment, KC's Berry excelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bc4a3ea72fd41748dfc8ae6150fa4f6Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:53:38 GMTAs it is, this was going to be an emotional afternoon for Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who grew up in suburban Atlanta and was playing at the Falcons for the first time as a pro — and, more meaningfully, the first time since he was treated for cancer in the city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bc4a3ea72fd41748dfc8ae6150fa4f6S. Korea enters crucial week with impeachment vote on Parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/526fe71b800049aaba3bd1d9d32a4deaMon, 05 Dec 2016 07:34:01 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is entering potentially one of the most momentous weeks in its recent political history, with impeachment looming for President Park Geun-hye as ruling party dissenters align with the opposition in a strengthening effort to force her out.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/526fe71b800049aaba3bd1d9d32a4deaGaudreau scores in return, Flames rout Ducks 8-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6849dbffc7a47898f7ff595ad2df3dbMon, 05 Dec 2016 06:18:14 GMTCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in his return from a broken finger, and the Calgary Flames scored five times in a 6:04 span of the second period to rout the Anaheim Ducks 8-3 on Sunday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6849dbffc7a47898f7ff595ad2df3dbAP Explains: What resignation of New Zealand's leader meanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc3a7c2b14524a03aef19a72adb92e3cMon, 05 Dec 2016 06:05:50 GMTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly resigned on Monday. His departure will affect New Zealand's relationship with the U.S., its free-trade agenda and its role on the world stage. The country's new leader will face an opposition buoyed by Key's departure as it heads into elections next year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc3a7c2b14524a03aef19a72adb92e3cJudge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Mondayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbdc4dbbdf974c73b618beaf9354e697Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:23:59 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbdc4dbbdf974c73b618beaf9354e697Retrial starts for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalnyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe8940cb0ef3425380c5cfb62c599683Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:58:45 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — A retrial of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for embezzlement opened Monday in the provincial city of Kirov after the original 2013 guilty verdict was overturned by the Supreme Court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe8940cb0ef3425380c5cfb62c599683Gaudreau scores in return as Flames roast Ducks, 8-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca953d4c3622433f99578178a508dd9fMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:13:18 GMTCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The return of Johnny Gaudreau sparked Calgary to its biggest offensive outburst of the season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca953d4c3622433f99578178a508dd9fBeijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e6c5f642afb4843a8606746e94ffa8eMon, 05 Dec 2016 07:15:05 GMTBEIJING (AP) — With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e6c5f642afb4843a8606746e94ffa8eGet used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3385a0e25ee64802afe7fec48b999c2fMon, 05 Dec 2016 05:40:42 GMTAmericans should get used to a "new normal" of slow economic growth, business economists say.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3385a0e25ee64802afe7fec48b999c2f