FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:25:32 -0800Heat win LeBron's Miami return, top Cavs 101-91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c041663e1de4aa89dd1e24390814ef2MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c041663e1de4aa89dd1e24390814ef2Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:33:11 GMTAfter 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apronhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b76fe8211224d649200a6281f3e4823WASHINGTON (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, Obama's personal chef is 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/1b76fe8211224d649200a6281f3e4823Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:38:54 GMTCouple accused of stealing Christmas decorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3c6e52f39774e32ba4bdea50c44acfeCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A married couple in Colorado Springs stands accused of stealing Christmas displays from dozens of families.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleColorado SpringsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3c6e52f39774e32ba4bdea50c44acfeThu, 25 Dec 2014 21:49:01 GMTHaiti political veteran nominated as next prime ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53d846d625084162865989cea59f12faPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former mayor of Port-au-Prince and presidential candidate was nominated Thursday to be the next prime minister amid an ongoing standoff with parliament that has stalled legislative elections.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislatureNational electionsHaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53d846d625084162865989cea59f12faFri, 26 Dec 2014 03:08:30 GMTProtesters return to HK streets for 2nd nighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/393bd91925a24790b1d8164e39bc279aHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 37 people overnight Thursday as pro-democracy protesters returned to the city's streets for a second night demanding open nominations for the semi-autonomous city's chief executive, according to police.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/393bd91925a24790b1d8164e39bc279aFri, 26 Dec 2014 03:30:31 GMTWestbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder over Spurshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07c9415b3ee14da88e9c740e07f673dbSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasSan AntonioOklahoma CityDuncanUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07c9415b3ee14da88e9c740e07f673dbThu, 25 Dec 2014 23:57:26 GMTWashington crosses Delaware _ with better weatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a16b6e26c06945c6bc036cd836505d77TITUSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — George Washington made his Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River — with considerably better weather than the first time.aGeneral newsWeatherNew JerseyTrentonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a16b6e26c06945c6bc036cd836505d77Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:15:13 GMTDC's panda cub Bao Bao back down from treehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/314a2aee5be746909b597095d9c8f507WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao is back with her mom after spending more than 24 hours in a tree, where she went after being startled by a tool zookeepers use to contain animals.wGeneral newsAnimalsTreesZoological parksBearsMammalsPlantsRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/314a2aee5be746909b597095d9c8f507Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:03:40 GMTJames hears plenty of cheers in return to Miamihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/080e7e4c2eba4b8f967ce3713e6ba09fMIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/080e7e4c2eba4b8f967ce3713e6ba09fFri, 26 Dec 2014 02:40:08 GMTComanche first out of Sydney Harbour in annual Hobart racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f022c1b87e8d449e9fe84315a95f3372SYDNEY (AP) — American super maxi Comanche took the lead at the start line and was the first to leave Sydney Harbour in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race Friday.iGeneral newsSportsAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f022c1b87e8d449e9fe84315a95f3372Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:53:13 GMTFather of pilot captured by IS pleads for releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4930738d03c43a28a88d807bc24f2a0AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.By OMAR AKOUR and DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAmmanJordanSyriaMiddle EastIraqUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4930738d03c43a28a88d807bc24f2a0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:30:58 GMTWashington minimum wage to hit $9.47 an hour, highest in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b48b14c6a4ec4e3a9e19abdca67a4147SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.aBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b48b14c6a4ec4e3a9e19abdca67a4147Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:49:13 GMTCapacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/490087dbf7b94368a8f3beb0a9031131NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.By HILLEL ITALIEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesOnline mediaGovernment and politicsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNorth KoreaManhattanNew York CityArkansasEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/490087dbf7b94368a8f3beb0a9031131Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:11:16 GMT$485K raised for family in jet crash into homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d691706c118f4ec280e3095a04748383GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Donors have given a huge Christmas gift to the surviving relatives of a Maryland mother and her two young sons who were killed when a jet crashed into their home earlier this month.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d691706c118f4ec280e3095a04748383Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:59:48 GMTTrial delayed pending FBI ruse ruling in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff60e6562aa4147ae4b43a753cddc7cLAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial has been postponed pending a federal judge's ruling on whether the FBI improperly entered Las Vegas Strip hotel suites without a warrant before arresting and accusing a Malaysian businessman and his son of illegal Internet gambling.aGeneral newsIllegal gamblingNational courtsArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff60e6562aa4147ae4b43a753cddc7cThu, 25 Dec 2014 22:36:21 GMTHundreds of theaters begin screening 'The Interview'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/091e0794eca34a8c8d879586513c424dNEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.By HILLEL ITALIEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesOnline mediaGame consolesGovernment and politicsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesConsumer electronicsTechnologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorth KoreaManhattanNew York CityArkansasEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/091e0794eca34a8c8d879586513c424dThu, 25 Dec 2014 21:18:44 GMTObama on Christmas: World safer due to US troopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/996fd16c4e6d4d31a9143203cb0010d0KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama says Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild thanks to the extraordinary service of U.S. troops.By JOSH LEDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesHolidaysMilitary and defenseOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesHawaiiAfghanistanHonoluluNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/996fd16c4e6d4d31a9143203cb0010d0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:59:57 GMTObama 's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, relax on the beachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1bb80358644a4499c8cc421d9c092eKAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas in Hawaii by singing carols at home before spending the afternoon on the beach.By JOSH LEDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesHolidaysMilitary and defenseOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesHonoluluNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1bb80358644a4499c8cc421d9c092eThu, 25 Dec 2014 21:57:51 GMTAsia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunamihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76385e6d47a04c8c940b5bcfbc671f3cKHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) — Beachside memorials and religious services were planned across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.iGeneral newsNatural disastersFunerals and memorial servicesOceansAccidents and disastersCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndian OceanThailandIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaSri LankaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76385e6d47a04c8c940b5bcfbc671f3cFri, 26 Dec 2014 03:51:35 GMTLakers' Kobe Bryant sidelined again by sorenesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2077231924df4e47b2d9857a9407a1baCHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant sat out his second straight game to rest his sore body, missing the Los Angeles Lakers' contest Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2077231924df4e47b2d9857a9407a1baFri, 26 Dec 2014 01:23:30 GMTParties assess variables looking at 2016 maphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b999fa4c6b4646b09ee59a811e423742A look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityUnited States Presidential ElectionHispanicsPrimary electionsElectoral collegeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b999fa4c6b4646b09ee59a811e423742Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:37:46 GMTPolice in Kosovo stop driver with explosiveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abb089afec364e3e875dc0936b3436e0PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have foiled an apparent attempt to detonate a car filled with explosive material in the capital Pristina.iGeneral newsArrestsEmbassiesLaw and orderCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsKosovoPristinaSerbiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abb089afec364e3e875dc0936b3436e0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:38:40 GMTMilitants attack African Union base; 9 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ded7370b88364ef8b3bb0b274bc53ecbNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ded7370b88364ef8b3bb0b274bc53ecbFri, 26 Dec 2014 00:17:22 GMTJapan inflation, industrial output weaken in Novhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/156fdc32ceea473283e2863ff17dd999TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government's effort to get the world's third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth.iGeneral newsPricesEconomyRecessions and depressionsBusinessJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/156fdc32ceea473283e2863ff17dd999Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:48:29 GMTTransit officers help mother deliver baby on trainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/525c21b64e5f449f8e051c627a1941a9PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Transit officers in Pennsylvania helped make a very special Christmas delivery.aGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/525c21b64e5f449f8e051c627a1941a9Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:39:38 GMTPolice and fire officials save California family's Christmashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2de9d5a6c9145a19a627694502f3688COVINA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Roffeis was about to leave for work Wednesday morning when he discovered his green Honda filled with most of the family's Christmas presents had been stolen.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeWest CovinaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2de9d5a6c9145a19a627694502f3688Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:43:04 GMTObama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdff0a1ca1b4aaabcacd1122b1b4e22WASHINGTON (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 also is hanging it up.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwFood and drinkLifestyleGovernment and politicsHealthy eatingChefsChild nutritionChild and teen healthNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseObesityDiseases and conditionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdff0a1ca1b4aaabcacd1122b1b4e22Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:44:40 GMTVon Miller bounces back from tough 2013 seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bb6c7bdfea14d718f44007f27b0b69aENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The extra pounds are gone and so is the weight off Von Miller's shoulders.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballAthlete healthSports businessEventsFootballColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bb6c7bdfea14d718f44007f27b0b69aThu, 25 Dec 2014 23:30:36 GMTMan shot with stun gun dies at border crossinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e408e38b79524c8db3b7051d08b98bc8SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 40-year-old U.S. citizen died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBorder securityMilitary and defenseSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e408e38b79524c8db3b7051d08b98bc8Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:37:27 GMTKey developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6254ef658a374f0dbd0781a5cbbf5013Two New York police 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 PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesExtortion and threatsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriArrestsCrimeViolent crimeEventsLaw and orderQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6254ef658a374f0dbd0781a5cbbf5013Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:41:06 GMT'Christmas Vacation' prank: Clark Griswold exithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/982c4bf16dcd47ecafacc4d7074f9b83CLARK, N.J. (AP) — At least one "Christmas Vacation" fan was driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway Thursday.aArts and entertainmentOdditiesMoviesEntertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/982c4bf16dcd47ecafacc4d7074f9b83Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:52:06 GMTUnruly passenger forces Delta plane to land in Albuquerquehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/283411bb93ae4735bcd82a1886c9ba48ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land at the Albuquerque International Sunport between 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday.aGeneral newsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesAtlantaCaliforniaGeorgiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/283411bb93ae4735bcd82a1886c9ba48Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:01:12 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/174d004159224146a8960965d45681c3KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the sixth day of their holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/174d004159224146a8960965d45681c3Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:58:51 GMTPau Gasol leads Bulls past Lakers, 113-93http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f51a45c25b47848fd0b4821e3ba9b3CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant resting his sore body.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f51a45c25b47848fd0b4821e3ba9b3Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:42:16 GMTSpokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c82cf65a46499ba3b438556d248f78HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized through Christmas Day after experiencing shortness of breath two days ago.aGeneral newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c82cf65a46499ba3b438556d248f78Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:28:37 GMTPower returns to Mississippi town after twisterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e451323460049df848303a550faa1b1COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Workers restored power Thursday to tornado-scarred Columbia, while volunteers helped clear rubble, cover roofs and do whatever else they could to help the Mississippi town recover.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersTornadoesAccidents and disastersMississippiLaurelUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e451323460049df848303a550faa1b1Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:11:25 GMTPower returns to Mississippi town after stormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/324565f4c87c4e6aa403b10cee261ee7COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they have restored all power in the Mississippi town of Columbia, two days after a powerful tornado swept through, killing four people.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/324565f4c87c4e6aa403b10cee261ee7Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:15:20 GMTCalifornia officials issue caramel apple warninghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56113c07a61541cd947d56ff5d37aa59SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials are warning people not to eat Happy Apple brand caramel apples after they were recalled over concerns they could be contaminated with listeria.aGeneral newsFood and drinkLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56113c07a61541cd947d56ff5d37aa59Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:24:31 GMTGeorge Washington upsets No. 11 Wichita St, 60-54http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9696fc1d3cb4db690db444e3e8e7976HONOLULU (AP) — Kethan Savage sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead George Washington to a 60-54 upset over No. 11 Wichita State in the final of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9696fc1d3cb4db690db444e3e8e7976Fri, 26 Dec 2014 04:11:37 GMTJames receives mixed reaction in return to Miamihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d634050262b43aab81156ec04f416feMIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d634050262b43aab81156ec04f416feThu, 25 Dec 2014 23:41:49 GMTSwollen streams strand 62 hikers, some for dayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8ce3acc88945b595cc61066fc5c51dKAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8ce3acc88945b595cc61066fc5c51dThu, 25 Dec 2014 22:00:34 GMTCan GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b4205b0e8584a649471be6aafb2146fATLANTA (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/4b4205b0e8584a649471be6aafb2146fFri, 26 Dec 2014 02:33:30 GMTWisconsin man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 treehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa701a8985884335a2992fee3a335094WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree when two of his sons went off to war in 1974, vowing not to take it down until all six children returned to his Wisconsin home for Christmas. The same tree, he says, is still standing in his living room.aGeneral newsTreesHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePlantsWausauWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa701a8985884335a2992fee3a335094Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:50:49 GMTArians reportedly to go back to Lindley as starterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/822b46d378574351bc3a5d14019fd13eTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals went back to work Thursday amid media reports that coach Bruce Arians has changed his mind and decided to start Ryan Lindley at quarterback Sunday in the regular-season finale at San Francisco.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/822b46d378574351bc3a5d14019fd13eFri, 26 Dec 2014 01:54:32 GMTDetroit teen shot while playing with gun at homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6147342150540c8a9167d6fcd579ee2DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Detroit boy was shot in the head while he and friends played with a gun in the basement of a home.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6147342150540c8a9167d6fcd579ee2Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:46:45 GMTSony says online PlayStation disruptedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f37ab3c89f614d54a3f131fdbc22a8bdTOKYO (AP) — Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company.iBusinessGeneral newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f37ab3c89f614d54a3f131fdbc22a8bdFri, 26 Dec 2014 03:58:57 GMTOn Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e22ced19e2124b2684ae89f2f43d00a0KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11.By JOSH LEDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesAfghanistanHawaiiHonoluluIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e22ced19e2124b2684ae89f2f43d00a0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:47:42 GMTShares mostly higher in quiet holiday tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55cdb7314bd544d7ba62bfa509ec8bb8TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday with most markets in the region and across the globe closed for Christmas holidays. Japan's benchmark edged lower after the government reported lackluster inflation, industrial production and household spending for November.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsCommodity marketsPricesStock marketsJapanEast AsiaShanghaiUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55cdb7314bd544d7ba62bfa509ec8bb8Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:19:07 GMTNo. 17 Wisconsin hopes program back on steady groundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa5440248dfc4d1dbbe226c981943e0dMADISON, 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/fa5440248dfc4d1dbbe226c981943e0dFri, 26 Dec 2014 02:43:35 GMTPaws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0710c8eee1ec4db8bfca6e98e4f1b3afMADISON, N.J. (AP) — Santa Claus went to work on Christmas Day for an animal shelter.aOdditiesAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0710c8eee1ec4db8bfca6e98e4f1b3afThu, 25 Dec 2014 23:20:11 GMT