FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:18:18 -0800Perfect 10: Dudley doesn't miss, Bucks rout Hawkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dc0391c6d6443f1b075a48c2a709b32ATLANTA (AP) — Reserve forward Jared Dudley made all 10 shots, including four 3-pointers, and scored a season-high 24 points Friday night to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 107-77 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dc0391c6d6443f1b075a48c2a709b32Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:15:36 GMTPolice officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93ea952a6cd4fcba026b4c41f8d9cb8LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93ea952a6cd4fcba026b4c41f8d9cb8Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:47:59 GMTLillard leads Portland past Philadelphia 114-93http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5ca4a2d103a42998d0f4931997245e8PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 28 points and nine assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-93 on Friday night for their seventh win in the last eight games.By NICK DASCHELsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPortlandPhiladelphiaOregonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5ca4a2d103a42998d0f4931997245e8Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:42:14 GMTMonroe, Drummond lead Pistons over Pacers, 119-109http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb51e7b3664d48e599ab9e451b1ed9edAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Greg Monroe had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Andre Drummond scored 20 points and the Detroit Pistons ended a four-game skid with a 119-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballIndianaAuburnDetroitMonroeUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichiganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb51e7b3664d48e599ab9e451b1ed9edSat, 27 Dec 2014 03:07:25 GMTFaried grabs 25 rebounds as Denver beats Minnesota 106-102http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40f81b40f3db4d5d89eb2ae05dfeca1bDENVER (AP) — Kenneth Faried had a career-high 25 rebounds to go along with 26 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-102 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthMinnesotaDenverUnited StatesNorth AmericaColoradohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40f81b40f3db4d5d89eb2ae05dfeca1bSat, 27 Dec 2014 04:53:02 GMTN. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9910251ab8e4936a7336f66d6af7761SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey, and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."By HYUNG-JIN KIMhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth KoreaSouth KoreaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9910251ab8e4936a7336f66d6af7761Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:09:07 GMT60-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd0bdc1f99cb4af28a0469e0d9635fe9PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Teams plan to resume searching Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington's Olympic National Park.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsWashingtonPort AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd0bdc1f99cb4af28a0469e0d9635fe9Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:57:17 GMTWestbrook leads Thunder to win over Hornetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cfa58df61784c718f1551b21bd0da66OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 29 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 98-75 victory over Charlotte on Friday night, snapping the Hornets' season-high four-game win streak.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cfa58df61784c718f1551b21bd0da66Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:44:57 GMTStudy: Marijuana use has increased in Coloradohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6e55fa4d5184ad5aae536af854209f6DENVER (AP) — Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study.aBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6e55fa4d5184ad5aae536af854209f6Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:36:36 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02c74305d9c14fcdae7455fbbd899813Today is Saturday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2014. There are four days left in the year.By The Associated PressaViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02c74305d9c14fcdae7455fbbd899813Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:00:20 GMTRondo, Nowitzki carry Mavs past Lakers, 102-98http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/925837a13cd54dc58fc4ce7fec79c989DALLAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 21 points in his fourth game with Dallas and Dirk Nowitzki added 14 to move up another spot on the NBA's scoring list in the Mavericks' 102-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/925837a13cd54dc58fc4ce7fec79c989Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:15:05 GMTRutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a869c71fc3914bd7a70d49da95bab934DETROIT (AP) — Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.By DAVE HOGGsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballNorth CarolinaDetroitUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichiganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a869c71fc3914bd7a70d49da95bab934Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:32:56 GMTDog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab614a7c369d4993b5d2f0cf7b2ce813PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab614a7c369d4993b5d2f0cf7b2ce813Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:48:21 GMTN. Korea blames US for Internet shutdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a0f108f0272438c96e1435ac58da608SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has hurled racial slurs against President Barack Obama while blaming the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the Sony hacking row.htArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a0f108f0272438c96e1435ac58da608Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:42:03 GMTNY mayor attends wake of officer killed in ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dda51d412b24f16a8df8cfb26c61636NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — Recently criticized New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has arrived at the wake of a police officer shot to death with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush.By MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesPoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeEventsViolent crimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dda51d412b24f16a8df8cfb26c61636Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:25:46 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/385487524a0142a0b48fde127b70154dKANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/385487524a0142a0b48fde127b70154dSat, 27 Dec 2014 02:19:54 GMTCouple weds in room where son treated for cancerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15b7572fb10486f841eaade00f60e65AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple who married on Christmas Day decided to share their vows in the hospital room where their 4-year-old son, Billy, is being treated for cancer.aGeneral newsHealthCancerWeddingsDiseases and conditionsChild and teen healthOccasionsLifestyleOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15b7572fb10486f841eaade00f60e65Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:50 GMTMayor, VP to speak at slain NYPD officer's funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931004f3f21a47e29a1c021136d9d72bNEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to attend the funeral of a New York City police officer shot to death along with his partner one week ago in a brazen daylight ambush that shook the city and put an end to large-scale local protests criticizing police following a series of high-profile deaths in police custody.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimePoliceMunicipal governmentsEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931004f3f21a47e29a1c021136d9d72bSat, 27 Dec 2014 06:14:09 GMTJazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32b39b4134334c799182f9d34a23816ePANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop eras, has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday.By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and CHARLES J. GANSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesPanama CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32b39b4134334c799182f9d34a23816eFri, 26 Dec 2014 23:16:22 GMTNC State wins Bitcoin Bowl to cap turnaround yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8bf03ab111e487d89d24945688d71b1ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A turnaround season got a little sweeter for North Carolina State in the Bitcoin Bowl.By FRED GOODALLhtSportsFiesta Bowl GameTechnologyCollege footballEventsCollege sportsFootballBowl Championship SeriesFloridaSt. PetersburgUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8bf03ab111e487d89d24945688d71b1Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:46:06 GMTPakistani army says airstrikes kill 23 militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879302bff3ab4a89a3882108e25dc0ccPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's army says its warplanes have killed 23 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879302bff3ab4a89a3882108e25dc0ccSat, 27 Dec 2014 05:59:16 GMTChiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36a404678754250907d37dc38933384KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith thought he had some indigestion. It turned out to be a lacerated spleen.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballAthlete healthEventsFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36a404678754250907d37dc38933384Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:08:09 GMTSudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur forcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bc2b4354d334c0091ecd785f843463bUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country's violence-wracked Darfur region.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseSudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bc2b4354d334c0091ecd785f843463bSat, 27 Dec 2014 02:38:07 GMTMichael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5b02577b97b410898c53686648168bbFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFergusonMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5b02577b97b410898c53686648168bbSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:43:20 GMTJames helps Cavaliers rally past Magic 98-89http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51d642f620d04262858b0ce692e8c1a1ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James had 29 points and eight assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the Orlando Magic 98-89 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51d642f620d04262858b0ce692e8c1a1Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:03:51 GMTLakers' Bryant out for 3rd straight game at Dallashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58d30326692f420197a06b3bee09b2d8DALLAS (AP) — Kobe Bryant is sitting out his third straight game to rest his sore body but could be back in the lineup when the Lakers return home for their next outing.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58d30326692f420197a06b3bee09b2d8Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:14:49 GMTAgonizing, lonely search for missing kids in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/063730648e36472096520d29fe61e811BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.By JACK CHANGiGeneral newsMissing personsSearch and rescue effortsKidnappingGovernment and politicsCrimes against childrenCrimeSmugglingSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/063730648e36472096520d29fe61e811Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:25:52 GMTKey developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a256ce53332c4607bbfeba20e9f7f684Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesProtests and demonstrationsPoliceEventsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a256ce53332c4607bbfeba20e9f7f684Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:31:34 GMTLa. Tech beats Illinois 35-18 in Heart of Dallas Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1a6be1c67d7404294e02f6cbcfebfb1DALLAS (AP) — Louisiana Tech's Houston Bates had a career day against his former team — his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballIllinoisDallasLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1a6be1c67d7404294e02f6cbcfebfb1Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:44:20 GMTCanada mall shooting hurts 1, no 'active shooter'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd49d80bc5d47cfb124d2766fbb41f4OTTAWA (AP) — A single shot fired outside an Ottawa mall left one person with minor injuries Friday in what police were treating as an isolated incident.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntariohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd49d80bc5d47cfb124d2766fbb41f4Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:49:54 GMTStudy: Colorado has 2nd most pot users in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c11a6680e854b34a9e6dbc800f6cf06DENVER (AP) — A national study says Colorado had the second-highest number of regular marijuana users as the state began legalizing the drug.aBusinessGeneral newsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c11a6680e854b34a9e6dbc800f6cf06Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:21:55 GMTMidwestern governors build credentials for 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c1fae7f7adb48ca9c5d57e90a23507dMADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHiring and recruitment2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesPersonnelBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsNational electionsElectionsNational governmentsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesIowaIndianaDetroitMichiganOhioNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c1fae7f7adb48ca9c5d57e90a23507dSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:17:44 GMTN. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9615aa17329c405d9b24d2b460c14fb9SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."By HYUNG-JIN KIMhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth KoreaSouth KoreaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9615aa17329c405d9b24d2b460c14fb9Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:45:18 GMTSuns outlast Kings 115-106 for 5th straight winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7081725996344adfab093b2e13614d48SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7081725996344adfab093b2e13614d48Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:30:36 GMT12-year-old riding new scooter fatally hit by carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8b4277d84114f8098addca38688f09aUPLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy riding a motorized scooter he got for Christmas has been fatally struck by a car in front of his home in Southern California.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8b4277d84114f8098addca38688f09aSat, 27 Dec 2014 04:26:37 GMTLava remains stalled near Hawaii shopping centerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/418e7f942dac4a0482946f741d39e8c9PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava that was creeping close to a shopping center on Hawaii's Big Island remains stalled about 700 yards from the complex.aGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/418e7f942dac4a0482946f741d39e8c9Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:40 GMTThousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5265799cdf9540f484eaea2a02adb37cNEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a city policeman who was killed along with his partner in a brazen daytime shooting a week ago.By MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimeEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5265799cdf9540f484eaea2a02adb37cSat, 27 Dec 2014 03:34:11 GMT4 dead in fiery Northern California car crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ea33b5210e3460e9194f1805430dbd1FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head-on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ea33b5210e3460e9194f1805430dbd1Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:42:54 GMTCourt: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OKhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b921cedc022474d8e94676d82c66e82LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsImmigration policyPoliceImmigrationLaw enforcement agenciesPersonal insurancePersonal financeBusinessCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b921cedc022474d8e94676d82c66e82Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:17:58 GMTPlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8422e5f036814aaeb25be2137f209056SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaService outagesHackingComputer and data securityOnline mediaGame consolesMediaTechnology issuesComputing and information technologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleConsumer electronicsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8422e5f036814aaeb25be2137f209056Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:52:00 GMTFounder of huge defense contractor SAIC dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7dbfd2b055f40ceb65ffe850e850c78SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — J. Robert Beyster, a scientist-turned-entrepreneur who founded a small technology firm called Science Applications International Corp. and built it into one of the largest, most influential defense contractors in the country, has died at age 90.htBusinessGeneral newsObituariesTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan DiegoMichiganCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7dbfd2b055f40ceb65ffe850e850c78Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:01:24 GMTDavis leads New Orleans past San Antonio 97-90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45d32f6f719843cea4b4acbc641d404dNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 97-90 victory over the slumping San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansSan AntonioLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45d32f6f719843cea4b4acbc641d404dSat, 27 Dec 2014 03:47:33 GMTReports: Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Carphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/397932fff2274c49826f628f9c52d914TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, a free agent with the Yankees, will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for the Hiroshima Carps.iGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsJapanNew York CityEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/397932fff2274c49826f628f9c52d914Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:59:31 GMTHow the AP-Times Square Alliance poll was conductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c683f464cb314a75aa85ec3dc6dc3d71The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 12-14. It is based on online interviews of 1,017 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c683f464cb314a75aa85ec3dc6dc3d71Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:34:07 GMTGood, bad and weird of NFL seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625233e09ddc45c2a2e28fc7cb594632Every NFL season offers much to marvel at or laugh about, and plenty of chances to shake our heads in befuddled wonderment.By BARRY WILNERsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballFootballSports businessTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaAthlete healthTexasDallasSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625233e09ddc45c2a2e28fc7cb594632Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:01:00 GMTBaby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zooshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51af620b272f4ba6bd138d0edd5f0b3fCINCINNATI (AP) — A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo said Friday.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksPrimatesMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColumbusCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51af620b272f4ba6bd138d0edd5f0b3fSat, 27 Dec 2014 00:22:45 GMTRockets top Grizzlies in overtime in Smith's debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84bc243081d742308ece12adf24ed7b0MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Smith immediately paid dividends for the Houston Rockets, while the Memphis Grizzlies remained spiraling on their longest losing streak of the season.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMemphisHoustonTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84bc243081d742308ece12adf24ed7b0Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:39:50 GMTNorthwest US poultry producers brace for bird-flu fallouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab65a62660254071bb6c0e8cf7f40930SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreaks of bird flu virus in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.aGeneral newsInternational tradeDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEconomyBusinessWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturePublic healthOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab65a62660254071bb6c0e8cf7f40930Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:05:51 GMTNY mayor attends wake of officer killed in ambush caskethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbb3b592cfa48679e63b4ceb63a6c53NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, heavily criticized by police for his handling of protests critical of them, on Friday attended the wake of an officer shot to death with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush.By MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePoliceMunicipal governmentsEventsViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbb3b592cfa48679e63b4ceb63a6c53Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:18:49 GMTPoultry producers brace for bird flu fallouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2d950d207444a09e76b9bd86912692SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus found in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.aGeneral newsInternational tradeDisease outbreaksLivestock diseasesAnimalsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturePublic healthAnimal healthUnited StatesOregonNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2d950d207444a09e76b9bd86912692Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:10:16 GMT