FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 06:18:17 -0800OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 27 Nov 2014 11:33:04 GMTFor 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:16:03 GMTNovelist PD James dies aged 94 (AP) — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentObituariesBooks and literatureEntertainmentOxfordUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:54:47 GMTImage of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero's welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies in a motorcade. The Filipino boxer on Sunday defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to retain his WBO world welterweight crown. Aside from boxing, the hugely popular Pacquiao has entered politics and ventured into professional basketball, business, the movies, singing and product endorsements. He is a member of the powerful House of Representatives and some of his supporters are clamoring for him to seek a higher office.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 11:35:26 GMTAustralian batsman Hughes dies from head injury (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.By DENNIS PASSAiGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthCricketHead injuriesObituariesHealthAccidents and disastersInjuriesGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySouth AfricaOceaniaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 12:09:27 GMTMalaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader said Thursday that a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the Sedition Act as part of political reforms.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 10:15:34 GMTStocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed (AP) — Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, on expectations that OPEC would not cut production to support the market.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaChinaAustraliaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaOceaniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:56:01 GMTPope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict's respect for Islam.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsChristianityIslamDiplomacyPrayerInternational relationsReligionWar and unrestGenocidesNew age movementEnvironmental conservation and preservationGovernment and politicsSocial affairsLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTurkeyVatican CityIstanbulAnkaraMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 11:30:57 GMTPrince William to visit China, Japan next year (AP) — Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomJapanChinaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaGreater China, 27 Nov 2014 13:13:13 GMTMillions expected to shop on Thanksgiving YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 Nov 2014 13:39:50 GMT14 convicted in UK of sexually exploiting girls (AP) — Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:22:06 GMTIran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:56:27 GMTMining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips.By JAN M. OLSENiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsMaterials industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesGreenlandDenmarkCopenhagenNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 10:49:22 GMTWho's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame? (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.iGeneral newsOdditiesTravelLifestyleInternational relationsHolidaysOccasionsGovernment and politicsFranceRussiaParisUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:20:25 GMTThanksgiving menu: Turkey, parades, shopping deals, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal finance, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:30 GMTVirgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomScotlandLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 11:42:55 GMT9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army, India (AP) — Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 12:18:23 GMTRussian banker, once Putin aide, on Interpol list (AP) — A Russian banker once close to Vladimir Putin is now on Interpol's most-wanted list.iGeneral newsFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:23 GMTOPEC seen unlikely to cut output despite oil glut (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 27 Nov 2014 10:42:17 GMTFrance: Police arrest 2 over jihadi propaganda (AP) — French authorities have detained two people suspected of selling jihadi DVDs and other propaganda, under a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stopping French extremists from joining fighters abroad.iGeneral newsArrestsTerrorismLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:26:20 GMTThanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 10:27:51 GMTGermany unveils dedicated Ebola medevac jet (AP) — The German government has unveiled what it says is the world's first dedicated medevac plane for Ebola patients.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGermanyWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:13:25 GMTPro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session (AP) — Ukraine's parliament opened for its inaugural session Thursday since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 10:52:40 GMTEU piling pressure on Google to change ways (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:02:27 GMTIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.By FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsTheftCrimePoliceSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPeruLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:15:35 GMTPublisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94 (AP) — Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:27:16 GMTIsrael says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 13:30:41 GMTProtesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArsonArrestsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:29:40 GMTBritish national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a British security guard, officials said.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanUnited KingdomKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:48:05 GMTIndia: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boy.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:25 GMTAmsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:34 GMTPortugal police make big hashish seizure off ship, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say they seized around 20 metric tons of hashish from a fishing vessel at sea, despite the crew's efforts to sink the ship by exploding a drum of gas as authorities approached.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimePortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:54:48 GMTSouth Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industrySouth AsiaIndiaNepalPakistanAsia, 27 Nov 2014 13:17:42 GMTShip with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, mostly refugees from Syria, began disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 10:38:57 GMTSouthern Democrats trying to recover lost ground (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsState legislaturePolitical partiesEconomyLegislaturePolitical organizationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 14:00:21 GMTNew breed of French protester: sheep (AP) — Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEnvironmental policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:14:03 GMTHundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's striking lawyers are asking for European Union help to resolve a three-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the Balkan country seeking to join the bloc.iGeneral newsBoycottsPolitical and civil unrestSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 13:24:17 GMTAfghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul.iGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 10:32:56 GMTBritain reports big increase in immigration (AP) — Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 10:57:17 GMTBrazil's Rousseff to name economic team DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:05 GMTFerguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 10:34:19 GMTSyrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks, activists and state media said Thursday.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsCivil warsPolitical activismWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 10:12:39 GMTRed Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015 (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.iGeneral newsSwitzerlandGenevaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 11:49:34 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 12:37:32 GMTMosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city (AP) — Residents in the militant-held Iraqi city of Mosul say militants with the Islamic State group have blocked all mobile phone networks in the town.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 13:59:44 GMTScots to get new powers after rejecting separation (AP) — Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum.By JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsSeparation of powersReferendumsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:07:16 GMTItalian electricity manager dies in Romania, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.iBusinessGeneral newsObituariesRomaniaBucharestItalyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 12:57:08 GMTECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete', Finland (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies to avoid future crises.By DAVID McHUGH and MATTI HUUHTANENiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEuropeHelsinkiFinlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:30:27 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:33 GMTGeneral strike shuts down services across Greece, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsStrikesLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsFinancial crisisTransportationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestEconomyFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGreeceAthensParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 27 Nov 2014 12:42:25 GMT