FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Nov 2014 06:51:11 -0800Boston man still in hospital after naked fall (AP) — A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:39:35 GMTMom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderAustraliaSydneyOceania, 24 Nov 2014 14:14:51 GMTVermont resorts make big snowmaking upgrades, Vt. (AP) — Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to an energy-efficiency program that helped resorts swap older model snow guns for nearly 2,300 new energy-efficient ones.LISA RATHKEtTravelLifestyleMountainsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureVermontMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:35:39 GMTUnited Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.STEPHEN SINGERaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 14:41:19 GMTAutomakers aim to drive away car computer hackers ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyHackingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesIndustrial products and services, 24 Nov 2014 14:31:24 GMTFatal California bus crash is vehicle's 2nd of day, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others in the vehicle's second collision in a day, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaFresnoReddingRed BluffUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:53 GMTPit bull owners, dogs show support for ban's end, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of pit bull owners paraded with their dogs in Pawtucket (paw-TUCK'-et), Rhode Island, to celebrate their legal victory that overturned its decade-long ban on pit bills.aGeneral newsDogsParadesMammalsAnimalsRecreation and leisureLifestylePawtucketRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:29:23 GMTNew Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANtTravelLifestyleState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:42:28 GMTAP Sources: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.JULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsMilitary leadershipForeign policyCabinetsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyInternational relationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:40:48 GMTJerry Lee Lewis: Sustained by brief blaze of glory"Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" (Harper), by Rick BraggWILL LESTEReArts and entertainmentMusicFiresBooks and literatureMarriageEntertainmentAccidents and disastersGeneral newsFamily issuesSocial affairsEnglandLouisianaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:19:42 GMTIraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province (AP) — Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces have recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State militants after fierce clashes, Iraqi officials said Monday.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 14:16:08 GMTWynn show fuses fire, water for $3 million VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Las Vegas is pouring $3 million into a four-minute fire and water display at its nearly 10-year-old Le Reve - The Dream show.tTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:27:36 GMTBlack Friday-CyberMonday deals for travelers YORK (AP) — Planning a trip? Check out deals being offered by the travel industry as part of Black Friday and CyberMonday promotions.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 24 Nov 2014 13:54:24 GMTOhio museum to temporarily close gallery, Ohio (AP) — Construction on a new building at the Air Force museum in southwest Ohio will force temporary closure of the museum's Missile and Space Gallery.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsAir travelRecreation and leisureLeisure travelOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:31:11 GMTThai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king (AP) — A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:16:32 GMTSting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical YORK (AP) — Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicPerforming artsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 14:02:30 GMTStocks rise, boosted by Asia, German news stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsBusiness confidenceFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 24 Nov 2014 14:40:31 GMTAP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary (AP) — A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.JULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:22 GMTLincoln Library unveils new Lincoln exhibit, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is opening a new exhibit on the 16th president.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsLibrariesRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEducationSocial affairsSpringfieldIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:49:04 GMTReport: Jordan forcibly returns Syrian refugees (AP) — An international rights group says Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported "vulnerable Syrian refugees," including wounded men and unaccompanied children. Jordan has denied the claim.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaJordanMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 13:23:10 GMTIsrael minister: New law could break up government (AP) — Israel's justice minister said Monday that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean the end of his government and the holding of early elections.PETER ENAViGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsLegislatureJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 13:42:07 GMTReport claims Jordan deporting Syrian refugees (AP) — Jordanian authorities have deported "vulnerable Syrian refugees," including wounded men and unaccompanied children, an international human rights group said Monday, adding that a Jordanian government spokesman denied the claim.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman rights and civil libertiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaJordanMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 14:08:28 GMTVeteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.WILL LESTERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNewspapersJournalismSchool guidance counselingObituariesCampaignsNews mediaJournalistsMediaEducationSocial affairsElectionsProfessional footballFootballSportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:45:31 GMTPope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit, France (AP) — Pope Francis is set to deliver his first major speech on Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as joblessness and immigration.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 14:36:34 GMTUtah ski industry gets jump start from Vail LAKE CITY (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders traveling to Utah this winter will find the same jagged mounting peaks looming just east of Salt Lake City and many familiar trails at the state's 15 resorts. But they may also notice a few signs of the significant changes that occurred in the offseason.BRADY McCOMBStTravelLifestyleSkiingMountainsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSportsEnvironment and natureUtahSalt Lake CityPark CityUnited StatesVailColoradoNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:39:36 GMTUncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown.DAVID A. LIEBANDALE GROSSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:48 GMTMerry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers (AP) — That's not mistletoe.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleSmall businessGift shoppingHolidaysHoliday shoppingShoppingOccasionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:08:59 GMTRussian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum (AP) — Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter 'K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.tTravelLifestyleArrestsVandalismLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeItalyRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 13:44:48 GMTOfficial says 6 killed in Afghan market blast, Afghanistan (AP) — An official in northern Afghanistan says a bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in a market, killing six people.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestWar casualtiesVolleyball gamesVolleyballPoliceTerrorismSportsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:08:11 GMTAP Source: Defense Secretary Hagel resigning from Obama Cabinet Monday (AP) — AP Source: Defense Secretary Hagel resigning from Obama Cabinet Monday.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsCabinetsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 14:20:15 GMTDeal gives Russia greater control over Abkhazia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed an agreement with the leader of Abkhazia binding the breakaway Georgian region closer to Russia and formalizing Moscow's control over this stretch of the Black Sea.iGeneral newsCrimeaGeorgiaRussiaBlack SeaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 14:06:16 GMTLiberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly ambitious.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 13:22:24 GMTUK: 'Severe' terror threat requires new powers (AP) — Britain's interior minister said Monday that the country faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, as she announced measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying terrorist ransoms.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsTerrorismLegislationWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislatureUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 24 Nov 2014 13:29:16 GMTIran nuclear talks to be extended until July (AP) — Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said.MATTHEW LEEGEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranViennaUnited StatesMiddle EastAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:14 GMTFilipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military spokeswoman says government forces killed at least five Abu Sayyaf gunmen and seized their camp after a clash in an ongoing offensive in the southern Philippines.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:48:45 GMTBuffalo residents ready melt, possible evacuations, N.Y. (AP) — People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherEvacuationsFloodsWinter weatherAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:13 GMTFloods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 14:28:01 GMTAs computer hackers dissect cars, automakers react ANGELES (AP) — Where consumers see an advantage in cars that connect to the Internet for entertainment or use computers to parallel park, hackers see an opportunity.JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyHackingTechnology issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 24 Nov 2014 14:19:48 GMTFloods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 17 people and left 18 missing, according to Interior Ministry.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 13:51:55 GMTHong Kong to clear more protest barricades KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said they will remove some barricades Tuesday from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 13:31:44 GMTCongo: Amnesty says Belgian firm evicted hundreds, Congo (AP) — Amnesty International says a Belgian company destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 14:41:17 GMTReport: Leon Russell band's instruments stolen ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are investigating the theft of about $4,000 worth of instruments from the tour bus of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell's band.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentTheftCrimeGeneral newsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:13 GMTItalian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment (AP) — An Italian doctor who has been working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment, the health ministry said Monday. It is Italy's first confirmed case of Ebola.iGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthItalySierra LeoneWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 13:32:17 GMTSwiss museum accepts priceless Gurlitt art trove (AP) — A Swiss museum agreed Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, saying it will work closely with Germany to make sure that any pieces looted by the Nazis are returned to their Jewish owners.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanySwitzerlandBernMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 14:32:26 GMTECB official calls for gov't action to help growth, Germany (AP) — A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting council has said monetary policy cannot boost long-term growth and called for reforms by governments to make the weak economy more investment-friendly.DAVID McHUGHfBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 14:28:34 GMTErdogan: women are not equal to men, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 14:10:39 GMTSpain's Juan Goytisolo win Cervantes letters prize (AP) — Popular Spanish author Juan Goytisolo has won the 2014 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 14:24:38 GMTIsrael leader vows to pass nationality law (AP) — Israel's prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but is leaving the door open to negotiations to soften the language.PETER ENAViGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 14:35:13 GMT'Today' looks to rebound from tough week YORK (AP) — It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 24 Nov 2014 14:07:42 GMTChina delays announcement of Sun Yang's doping ban (AP) — Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.CHRISTOPHER BODEENsSportsDopingSports transactionsAsian GamesSwimmingSports governanceSummer Olympic gamesDoping regulationsSports businessEventsAquaticsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsOlympic gamesChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:24 GMT