FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:24:09 -0800Iran dismisses Khomeini link to pope shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6affe9275fc417aa669d729ccbc3caeBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Iran has rejected claims by Mehmet Ali Agca that late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered him to assassinate Pope John Paul II.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTurkeyIranSerbiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6affe9275fc417aa669d729ccbc3caeThu, 25 Dec 2014 13:27:54 GMTMonkey brings electrocuted friend back to lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/863c44aca91b4160a63fa796ec8c8029NEW DELHI (AP) — Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe a monkey using all his powers to bring back to life another monkey who was electrocuted and fell unconscious on the rail tracks.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/863c44aca91b4160a63fa796ec8c8029Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:45:00 GMTUK body warns drone owners: Fly safely, or you'll be finedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f04c3a7668024434a7e430cb36c0d486LONDON (AP) — Got a nifty little drone for Christmas? If so, fly it carefully. Especially if you are in Britain.htGeneral newsTechnologyDrone aircraftHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleBusinessUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f04c3a7668024434a7e430cb36c0d486Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:23:59 GMTRussia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4bc5ac6dd1b4db88ca9f517b02a150eMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCabinetsCurrency marketsGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4bc5ac6dd1b4db88ca9f517b02a150eThu, 25 Dec 2014 13:14:45 GMTCorrection: NKorea-Mystery Outage storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aab76a9a600748bcb9ce35f144e0375cLONDON (AP) — In a story Dec. 24 about North Korea's Internet outages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Falkland Islands are located in the North Atlantic. The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyService outagesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaUnited KingdomUnited StatesLondonEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aab76a9a600748bcb9ce35f144e0375cThu, 25 Dec 2014 13:55:30 GMTQueen Elizabeth II praises workers who fight Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50ce499d6e494a39a2be4545707e6c63SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will use her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa.By MATT DUNHAM and GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsHealthCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50ce499d6e494a39a2be4545707e6c63Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:29:00 GMTOfficial: 5 attackers dead at AU Somalia basehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41c25108081a4422a1c1bc176894da5fNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five militants dead, an official with the mission in Somalia said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaEast AfricaMogadishuAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41c25108081a4422a1c1bc176894da5fThu, 25 Dec 2014 15:44:45 GMTSnowstorm in Moscow delays dozens of flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aec9bc04cbbe4172bf4894c0d2dcf185MOSCOW (AP) — A massive snowstorm in Moscow has caused delays to dozens of flights and brought traffic to a standstill.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsWinter weatherStormsTransportationWeatherMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aec9bc04cbbe4172bf4894c0d2dcf185Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:05:05 GMTSyrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/851a8522a8644d25a42652798a0f36ebMOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsCivil warsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMoscowRussiaMiddle EastEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/851a8522a8644d25a42652798a0f36ebThu, 25 Dec 2014 16:17:39 GMTSaudi to dig into reserves for the 2015 budgethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe9f7df109149c0b47cb71c201eae8cRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has endorsed a budget for 2015 that projects a slight increase in spending and a significant drop in revenues due to sliding oil prices, resulting in a $39 billion deficit.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsSaudi ArabiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe9f7df109149c0b47cb71c201eae8cThu, 25 Dec 2014 13:48:46 GMTLawmakers promise to help strapped oil-patch townshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44dbc6836eda4b11970df5c728de70f3BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Relief could be on the horizon for strapped public services in the Northern Plains' booming oil patch, as elected leaders in Montana and North Dakota move to steer more money into the region during the states' upcoming legislative sessions.By MATTHEW BROWN and JAMES MacPHERSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessState legislatureState governmentsMunicipal governmentsLegislatureLocal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeLegislationMontanaNorth DakotaBillingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44dbc6836eda4b11970df5c728de70f3Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:29:24 GMTAt 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b01bc8d2e6694bb89506b4a9824c3694NEW YORK (AP) — At 101, Charlie Ponti has finally decided to retire for good — probably.By DEEPTI HAJELAaBusinessGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b01bc8d2e6694bb89506b4a9824c3694Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:32:15 GMTSnowstorm in Moscow delays over 150 flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/402af2d532c2491d8391d9d05826a0a9MOSCOW (AP) — A massive snowstorm in Moscow on Thursday caused delays to more than 150 flights and brought traffic to a standstill.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsWinter weatherStormsTransportationWeatherMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/402af2d532c2491d8391d9d05826a0a9Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:13:38 GMTOfficial: Gunmen attack AU base in Somaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/060fbae47cff479ba0bc85eba6f8cf68NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the capital, Mogadishu, leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers on Thursday, an official and a witness said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/060fbae47cff479ba0bc85eba6f8cf68Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:51:29 GMTRomanians at Ceausescu's grave, 25 years after deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171d4cee56a6441f9c79eb924371b245BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians nostalgic for the communist era gathered Thursday at the grave of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, who were tried and executed on Christmas Day twenty-five years ago.ALISON MUTLERiGeneral newsCommunismGovernment and politicsRomaniaBucharestEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171d4cee56a6441f9c79eb924371b245Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:02:42 GMT13-year-old girl: My father gave me to Boko Haramhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9c238640fe84aceab31ccbf6d077e6bKANO, Nigeria (AP) — A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city in the north.By IBRAHIM GARBAiGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaKanoAfricaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9c238640fe84aceab31ccbf6d077e6bThu, 25 Dec 2014 10:49:42 GMTFather of pilot captured by IS pleads for releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e3894dae17f43b09acb7d3baf4482a4AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, reminding militants that his son shared the same faith as the ultraconservative group.By OMAR AKOUR and DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAmmanJordanSyriaMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e3894dae17f43b09acb7d3baf4482a4Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:19:38 GMTUS senator John McCain meets Afghan leadershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/137ba00f582841e58b2b67d478d5497bKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. senator John McCain is in Kabul for Christmas day.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/137ba00f582841e58b2b67d478d5497bThu, 25 Dec 2014 11:00:07 GMTImage of Asia: Sunny Christmas on Sydney beachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d0aef0439dc484393fb284d639820fdIn this photo by Rick Rycroft, British traveler Dabriella Quayle rides the waves while celebrating Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney. Sunny weather and temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit) brought out locals and tourists to Australia's iconic beach, where lifesavers and many surfers donned Santa hats for the occasion.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d0aef0439dc484393fb284d639820fdThu, 25 Dec 2014 11:22:37 GMTYemen senior intelligence official kidnappedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb03a841ef348c9879b434e24217c13SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected Shiite rebels kidnapped Yemen's second highest intelligence official from his house in the capital Sanaa Thursday, security officials and a close associate of the general said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsKidnappingWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCrimeYemenSanaaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb03a841ef348c9879b434e24217c13Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:07:43 GMT'Sons of Liberty' tells tale of America's foundershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c61adc6fe3a4b29a94d88f9085ba680BOSTON (AP) — Don't let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals.By PAIGE SUTHERLANDaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c61adc6fe3a4b29a94d88f9085ba680Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:10:03 GMTAmericans appear comfortable with political dynastieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a5b507e1547439dadd4e0ff5a11362dWASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really?By NANCY BENACpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsLegislaturePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a5b507e1547439dadd4e0ff5a11362dThu, 25 Dec 2014 08:20:49 GMTProtesters rally for 2nd night after shooting near Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c5618ede9f44aa39317194a03d7fc89BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriFergusonSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c5618ede9f44aa39317194a03d7fc89Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:30:17 GMTSwimmers brave cold for Berlin Christmas swimhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbc7d41b45234cabb83a7dddd704408bBERLIN (AP) — For a group of hardy Berliners, Christmas Day is a time to sing seasonal songs, don festive wear — and take a plunge in a cold lake.iGeneral newsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbc7d41b45234cabb83a7dddd704408bThu, 25 Dec 2014 14:04:58 GMTRussia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/465f4017e9e04000b2d98869368fde06MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."htArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentNorth KoreaPyongyangRussiaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/465f4017e9e04000b2d98869368fde06Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:39:33 GMTFormer NBA All-Star Marbury fan favorite in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d5d432f603445a7807d7ae3b1761046BEIJING (AP) — After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENsSportsInternational basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNBA DraftBasketballProfessional basketballEventsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChinaBeijingNew York CityGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d5d432f603445a7807d7ae3b1761046Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:46:31 GMTSaudi women drivers referred to terrorism courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09ec4bb7eb7e44f785b48b016712a5c9DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeTerrorismPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiSaudi ArabiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09ec4bb7eb7e44f785b48b016712a5c9Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:32:12 GMTCitigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b780a7e6677148b2bd94515407e17c3eTOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., the companies said Thursday.iBusinessGeneral newsOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b780a7e6677148b2bd94515407e17c3eThu, 25 Dec 2014 08:57:29 GMTObama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddceece4ab094167b6133f5ebfc39341WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef is also waving goodbye.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwFood and drinkGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLifestyleHealthy eatingChefsChild nutritionChild and teen healthNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseObesityDiseases and conditionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddceece4ab094167b6133f5ebfc39341Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:19:06 GMTPope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfbaa1687560427d832d75f9c6e7d8e6VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityWar and unrestPolitical refugeesReligionSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesVatican CityMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfbaa1687560427d832d75f9c6e7d8e6Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:41:06 GMTMore protests sparked after shooting near Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ca72ca2f934872b8e86e0c8ea08283BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriFergusonSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ca72ca2f934872b8e86e0c8ea08283Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:43:28 GMTA glance at key police shootings in St. Louis areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d40d6af23b43c89c47557a25763edcST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin marks the third fatal shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was killed in August.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeCrimePoliceEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisFergusonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d40d6af23b43c89c47557a25763edcThu, 25 Dec 2014 08:00:30 GMTMonkey gives first aid to electrocuted friendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/147c3aefbbb349ce8b7c9f3e9759a959NEW DELHI (AP) — Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend — resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/147c3aefbbb349ce8b7c9f3e9759a959Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:03:27 GMTUK queen calls for harmony in Christmas messagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1bee6e087264509bc51650ceebf3ad2SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II used her traditional Christmas broadcast Thursday to call for reconciliation throughout the United Kingdom and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa.By MATT DUNHAM and GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsHealthChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1bee6e087264509bc51650ceebf3ad2Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:20:13 GMTOfficial in Somalia says 5 militants dead after attacking African Union base in Mogadishuhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db8a403fb6a64123a76b1112127992b7NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Official in Somalia says 5 militants dead after attacking African Union base in Mogadishu.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaEast AfricaMogadishuAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db8a403fb6a64123a76b1112127992b7Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:46:18 GMTChina tightens church control ahead of Christmashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/924692c7567743d8b9c25a771357ae4aBEIJING (AP) — Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in eastern China welded pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the top of a worship hall to replace one that was forcibly removed in October.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/924692c7567743d8b9c25a771357ae4aThu, 25 Dec 2014 09:21:51 GMTText of pope's Christmas Day messagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a9e8d6990a8482cbfd556e5c7269838VATICAN CITY (AP) — Here is the official Vatican English-language translation of Pope Francis' "Urbi et Orbi' Christmas Day message, which he delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday:iGeneral newsObituariesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsVatican CityWest AfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a9e8d6990a8482cbfd556e5c7269838Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:07:29 GMTHong Kong police arrest 12 democracy protestershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcca49ab14e542ed914c5a90fae23100HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 12 protesters blocking several roads as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to a site they had occupied for more than two months before police dispersed them, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcca49ab14e542ed914c5a90fae23100Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:37:35 GMTSomali official: Gunfire, explosions heard as militants attack African Union base in Mogadishuhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f3cf2925214cbf93db14d505048e16NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali official: Gunfire, explosions heard as militants attack African Union base in Mogadishu.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricaSomaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f3cf2925214cbf93db14d505048e16Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:04:53 GMTWoman run over by car after Christmas Eve Masshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0c4366f7a304ee6850a0a7d92e24ccaHAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0c4366f7a304ee6850a0a7d92e24ccaThu, 25 Dec 2014 16:01:17 GMTCan GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f66cdaa61e3b405e8e06a8005e32c395ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.By BILL BARROWaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityHispanicsPolitical partiesElectoral collegeDemographicsNational electionsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f66cdaa61e3b405e8e06a8005e32c395Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:55:01 GMTStreaming release of 'Interview' test for industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d95f34d0265469da9f759ff4ef8989bATLANTA (AP) — Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.By MAE ANDERSONhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentMovie rentalEntertainment and media technologyOnline mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMedia distributionMediaConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d95f34d0265469da9f759ff4ef8989bThu, 25 Dec 2014 15:36:27 GMTBad news for Balotelli as Liverpool alter systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705d16fdd1ee4a13827a348d6c3767f5MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There's a very different feel to Christmas Day at Liverpool this season.By STEVE DOUGLASsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsEnglandManchesterUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705d16fdd1ee4a13827a348d6c3767f5Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:13:23 GMTAfghans hope for change after bloody yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f01e785eb6d4c51aea6800a72e67d0fKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When Graeme Smith arrived in Afghanistan in 2005, he drove across the country from Kabul south to the Talban's former capital Kandahar on a newly paved road that cut travelling time from a bone-rattling 14 hours to just six.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar casualtiesWar and unrestInternational relationsPolitical corruptionEmergency managementForeign aidGovernment and politicsEconomyPolitical issuesBusinessArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAfghanistanPakistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f01e785eb6d4c51aea6800a72e67d0fThu, 25 Dec 2014 07:58:05 GMT2004 tsunami: Children in mud, lone mosque in Acehhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ff8fba6e1f4c5b964d8b14c2a9152cSome 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the ninth of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersAcehIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaSumatraAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ff8fba6e1f4c5b964d8b14c2a9152cThu, 25 Dec 2014 14:07:22 GMTHK police arrest 12 pro-democracy protestershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68fcda7ba90e48bb8ff8603635c284a0HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 12 protesters blocking several roads in the Mong Kok neighborhood overnight Wednesday as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to the site hundreds had occupied for more than two months, police said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68fcda7ba90e48bb8ff8603635c284a0Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:56:39 GMTSurvivors huddle after violence in India kills 72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05fa74542bdd46c39b9070ea26ab8865SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Instead of celebrating Christmas in her home, Rina Vor and her four young children were huddled in a church Thursday along with hundreds of other survivors of a rebel massacre that killed 72 members of her tribe.By ANUPAM NATHiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsWar and unrestViolenceHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05fa74542bdd46c39b9070ea26ab8865Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:43:13 GMTNORAD 'tracks' Santa's journey across globehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cfae58e34794f13bb32708bca895847COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command pretended to monitor Santa Claus as he made his storybook Christmas Eve flight, saying they used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to the Americas.aGeneral newsLifestyleSocial mediaOnline mediaVolunteerismMediaSocial affairsColorado SpringsUnited StatesColoradoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cfae58e34794f13bb32708bca895847Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:22:21 GMTTurkish teen arrested for insulting presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf41d78e86a4bc48604ae9f024a669bANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsCrimePolitical corruptionLaw and orderPolitical issuesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf41d78e86a4bc48604ae9f024a669bThu, 25 Dec 2014 14:58:38 GMTNo. 17 Wisconsin hopes program back on steady groundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69aea98314d84d2db460c4ef345364d4MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Badgers have received a crash course in just how much of a business college sports can be.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69aea98314d84d2db460c4ef345364d4Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:48:12 GMT