FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Dec 2014 13:39:30 -0800Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politics, 21 Dec 2014 20:38:15 GMTCalifornia puzzles over safety of driverless cars ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.By JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomotive technologyAutomobilesTechnology issuesIndustrial technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 18:08:34 GMTPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Patriots can rest up during the first round of the playoffs.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:27:06 GMTSteelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12 (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and a touchdown, Le'Veon Bell added a score and the Pittsburgh Steelers locked up a postseason berth with a methodical 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:17:26 GMTRodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucs, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 318 yards and one touchdown Sunday to help the Green Bay Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-3 and clinch a wild-card playoff berth on Sunday.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:13:30 GMTProtester takes perch on St. Peter's facade CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur has lowered himself onto the facade of St. Peter's Cathedral, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest from the cathedral against government reforms.iGeneral newsChristianityProtests and demonstrationsReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Dec 2014 20:55:25 GMTChristie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."aGeneral newsInternational relations2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCrimePoliceImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsPolitical issuesLaw enforcement agenciesCubaNew JerseyUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:56 GMTExit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsRebellions and uprisingsVotingWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Dec 2014 20:07:35 GMTEntrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.By DAVID SHARPhtGeneral newsArmed forcesEntrepreneurshipTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCareersUnited StatesMaineNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:03:07 GMTIn latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZfBusinessTV newsSatellite televisionCable televisionNews mediaMediaTelevision, 21 Dec 2014 18:58:44 GMTOneida Indians plan new 'Oz'-themed NY casino, N.Y. (AP) — The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born, the Oneidas confirmed Sunday.aBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentLocal governmentsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesGovernment and politicsNew YorkOneidaSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:53 GMTGerman-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityBerlinGermanySwitzerlandMoscowAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 21 Dec 2014 21:22:35 GMTTimeline of events before, after NYPD cop deaths timeline of events on Saturday in the hours before and moments after two NYPD officers were shot in their cruiser by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMarylandBaltimoreBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:42 GMTEgypt human rights group to register under restrictive law (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent human rights groups announced Sunday that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Dec 2014 18:29:26 GMTNo. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey is the X factor for No. 6 Virginia, and when the 7-footer is a big factor, the Cavaliers are dangerous.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 20:26:46 GMTDavenport layup lifts Texas past Texas A&M 67-65 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Empress Davenport put the finishing touch on what's become common place for Texas — beating Texas A&M.By KURT VOIGTsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTexasLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:04:44 GMTStafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14 (AP) — Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a sweet run in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks and the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional footballFootballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:24:56 GMTHappy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Dec 2014 19:40:44 GMTManziel injured in second quarter against Panthers, N.C. (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has left the game late in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers with a left hamstring injury, and his return is questionable.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:32:48 GMTReal-life 'Sopranos' strip club robbed of $30K, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of "The Sopranos" has been robbed of $30,000.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTheftCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:09:49 GMTHow do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.By JOCELYN NOVECKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsAcademy AwardsGovernment and politicsEventsPerforming artsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMovie awardsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Dec 2014 20:57:55 GMTNYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology YORK (AP) — New York City's subways — the nation's biggest mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.By VERENA DOBNIKhtGeneral newsTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew YorkManhattanNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 17:59:49 GMTSurvey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCamarilloUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 18:11:53 GMTJones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14 ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:11:22 GMTWillett narrowly earns spot in Masters (AP) — Danny Willett of England is going to the Masters for the first time with a little help from the world ranking formula.sSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Dec 2014 19:06:03 GMTNigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesTerrorismRebellions and uprisingsNigeriaNigerCameroonChadWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 21 Dec 2014 18:02:15 GMTPolice seek answers in killing of 2 NYPD officers YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines and insist on extra backup after a gunman who had ranted online about the slayings of black men killed two New York patrolmen sitting in their squad car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:08:42 GMTMokrzycki, former AP polling director, dies at 52 NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, died of an apparent heart attack, his wife said. He was 52.aGeneral newsObituariesMassachusettsNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Dec 2014 20:46:44 GMTEgypt court bars pictures in homosexuality trial (AP) — An Egyptian court official says a judge has barred photographers from taking courtroom pictures of 26 men on trial in connection to their suspected homosexuality, after their families protested.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Dec 2014 18:46:35 GMTIndia's Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Open, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India's Arjun Atwal won the Asian Tour's season-ending Dubai Open on Sunday, rallying on the final hole to beat 19-year-old South Korean player Wang Jeung-hun by a stroke.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:45 GMTBelarus' president promises help for Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaBelarusMoscowRussiaKazakhstanKievEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Dec 2014 18:11:07 GMTPakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Dec 2014 19:03:37 GMTFlorida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:57 GMT10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go? ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE and NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWaste managementCoastlines and beachesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndonesiaAcehSumatraIndian OceanSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Dec 2014 18:37:39 GMTGood news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealth, 21 Dec 2014 20:15:04 GMTUS coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.By DYLAN LOVANaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryAccidentsUnited StatesKentuckyWest VirginiaNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:33:09 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina beats Liberty 84-44 (AP) — A'ja Wilson came off the bench for 17 points and 10 rebounds to get her second career double-double and No. 1 South Carolina cruised past Liberty 84-44 Sunday.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth CarolinaMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:50:34 GMTEgypt group to register under restrictive law (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent rights groups has announced that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them.iGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Dec 2014 17:59:42 GMTEgypt President awards medal to retired spy chief (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi awarded the country's intelligence chief one of the state's highest awards on Sunday, after ordering his retirement.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Dec 2014 19:21:32 GMTPanthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-13 on Sunday to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South.By STEVE REEDsSportsProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNewtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:14:08 GMT2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself YORK (AP) — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSuicidesViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesCrimePoliceEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 21 Dec 2014 19:59:41 GMTMoseley, No. 14 Maryland cruise by Coppin State 110-51 (AP) — Brene Moseley had 18 points and eight assists and No. 14 Maryland cruised to a 110-51 victory over Coppin State on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 21:19:18 GMTNo. 5 Irish beat St. Joseph's 64-50 BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame freshman Brianna Turner returned to the lineup Sunday and scored 19 points for the No. 5 Fighting Irish in a 64-50 win over Saint Joseph's.By STEVE LOWEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 19:54:13 GMTUS companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEnergy industryEconomyLegislatureGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUtilitiesAgricultureCubaCaribbeanUnited StatesOrlandoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaFlorida, 21 Dec 2014 18:49:26 GMTKillings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.By RIK STEVENS and VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsPoliceGovernment and politicsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 20:16:57 GMTNY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches, N.Y. (AP) — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.By MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsAgriculture and the environmentAgricultureEnvironmentEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironment and natureNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 17:56:29 GMTBrowns' Hoyer takes over for injured Manziel at QB, N.C. (AP) — Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteClevelandNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 21 Dec 2014 19:54:21 GMTAuthorities ID woman shot by man who killed of 2 NYPD cops, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland are identifying a woman who was shot by the same man who killed two NYPD officers before shooting himself to death.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 17:57:29 GMTAP NewsAlert YORK (AP) — NYPD: Ambush killer of 2 officers told passers-by 'watch what I'm going to do'aGeneral news, 21 Dec 2014 21:20:51 GMT'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Dec 2014 20:42:38 GMT