FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 10:40:46 -0800Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays ANGELES (AP) — Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.sSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:45:59 GMTCalifornia storms bring scattered rain, mudslides, Calif. (AP) — Scattered California storms triggered mudslides in Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire and dumped about an inch of much-needed rain in the San Francisco Bay Area.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSan FranciscoLos AngelesSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:33:05 GMTAs snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsWinter weatherAccidents and disastersSeniorsAccidentsNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:17 GMTAgency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him, Conn. (AP) — The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.PAT EATON-ROBBMICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingViolent crimeCrimeMental healthEventsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationHuman welfareHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMTPolice, protest groups to announce conduct pact, Mo. (AP) — Police and government leaders are preparing to outline an agreement reached with activist groups spelling out how protesters associated with those organizations will conduct themselves following a grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:02:54 GMTHouse GOP sues administration over health care law (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careLegal proceedingsLegislatureImmigrationImpeachmentsPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealth issuesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:31 GMTFuel economy of full-size pickups Motor Co. released the fuel economy for its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup on Friday. Here's how the truck stacks up to its competitors. The Ram is listed twice, for its diesel engine and its gas engine. Ram is the only light-duty pickup to offer a diesel engine.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomy, 21 Nov 2014 17:26:51 GMTTV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11 YORK (AP) — Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.htBusinessGeneral newsCable televisionEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 21 Nov 2014 18:05:22 GMT2 men freed after judge dismisses 1975 Ohio case (AP) — Nearly 40 years after being convicted for a 1975 Cleveland slaying, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman left the county jail as free men.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:32 GMTFamilies of death-row inmates' victims sought (AP) — Four men remain on Maryland's death row even though Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill repealing the state's death penalty last May. But with only two months left in office, O'Malley may be taking action to commute the sentences to life in prison before Republican Larry Hogan takes office.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:13:12 GMTUS stocks gain on stimulus moves in China, Europe stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Friday, propelled by news of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will step up stimulus efforts in the region. The rally had the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCorporate stockCorporate newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment financeEuropeChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:28:29 GMTTribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's death RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed several dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl.aGeneral newsDogsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsAnimalsSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:53:29 GMTMore Cosby shows canceled; Friday night show is on YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's shows at casinos in Las Vegas and Arizona have been canceled as more women come forward alleging he sexually assaulted them many years ago.FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 21 Nov 2014 17:50:03 GMTSri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 17:16:37 GMTColorado pot credit union could open next year (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve the state's cash-only marijuana industry. But action by the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Reserve is needed, and pot's still illegal under federal law.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:20:58 GMTMen want new trial on university sex-abuse claims men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:37:35 GMTMacedonian environmentalists blast city crow hunt, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian environmental group is calling for the prosecution of a hunters' association behind a midnight massacre of crows inside the country's fourth-largest city, allegedly after residents complained that the birds' droppings were spoiling their cars.iGeneral newsEnvironmental activismEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMacedoniaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:22 GMTUS stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China stocks rose in midday trading Friday, on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier. News of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will do more to stimulate economic growth drove the rally. Investors also pored over a mixed bag of corporate earnings.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEuropeChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:12:22 GMTIsraeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 18:02:45 GMTAgency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated, Conn. (AP) — Agency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated.aGeneral newsMental healthHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:48 GMTEPA delays decision on ethanol in gas (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeAgricultureIndustries, 21 Nov 2014 18:18:04 GMTUnarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex YORK (AP) — A man leaving his girlfriend's apartment was shot and killed in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex after a rookie cop on patrol fired his weapon, likely accidentally, officials said Friday.TOM HAYSCOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:25:10 GMTFIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense', Russia (AP) — FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense."sSports2018 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governance2014 FIFA World CupBoycottsSoccerEventsMen's sportsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 18:23:10 GMTFrance levels tie against Switzerland in Davis Cup, France (AP) — Gael Monfils pulled off a straight-sets victory over Roger Federer as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 18:10:02 GMTKerry still at nuke talks despite planning to go (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced he was pulling back on Friday from talks on Iran's nuclear program in Vienna, but then scheduled an evening meeting with his Iranian counterpart, suggesting some hope of movement with less than four days to deadline.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyViennaIranTehranUnited StatesFranceParisAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:23 GMTWrongly convicted woman declared innocent, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit has been declared factually innocent.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTorranceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMT2nd man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case (AP) — A second man convicted nearly 40 years ago in a 1975 Cleveland slaying has walked out of jail a free man.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:10 GMTZookeepers had safety concerns before gorilla died FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if zoo leaders had responded to zookeepers' concerns about the enclosure's safety, five zookeepers told a newspaper.aGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWorkplace safetyZoological parksPrimatesMammalsPersonnelBusinessRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:22:39 GMTNew York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight (AP) — The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close to the big banks it is charged with regulating.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:34:32 GMTReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsNatural resource managementBirdsEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationLand environmentIndustriesUnited StatesBillingsMontanaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:48:55 GMTExecutives brave frigid Detroit night for charity (AP) — Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganNorth AmericaUnited States, 21 Nov 2014 18:35:40 GMTWoman improves after scarf caught in conveyor belt LAKE CITY (AP) — Hospital officials say a University of Utah student employee who was choked as her scarf was caught in a conveyor belt has improved to fair condition.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:59:03 GMT93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company BROOK, Ala. (AP) — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:53 GMTRedistribution of homes begins in polygamous sect LAKE CITY (AP) — Deeds to two dozen of the 750 homes in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect that have been tied up for nine years in state-run trust have been handed over to families.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsUtahArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:15:45 GMTEx-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death (AP) — An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:10:26 GMTBandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksForeign aidInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTheftCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGuineaAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberia, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:53 GMTHolder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision (AP) — With a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and "minimize needless confrontation" with protesters.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:35:46 GMTMaine risks funding cut over food stamp policy, Maine (AP) — Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment programsGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:03:10 GMTPublisher withdraws textbook up for Texas approval, Texas (AP) — One of the nation's largest publishers has withdrawn a high school government textbook up for approval in Texas amid criticism that state curriculums exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsState governmentsEducationSchool curriculaSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMTCEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesOwnership changesProducts and services, 21 Nov 2014 17:25:34 GMTArizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyPoliceLegal proceedingsImmigrationLegislatureLaw and orderGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaPhoenixNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:01 GMTTsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of support, France (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceLilleSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 17:58:55 GMTFord's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups, Mich. (AP) — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:10 GMTUK police spied on reporters for years, docs show (AP) — Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.RAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsJournalistsNewspapersEspionageJournalismNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Nov 2014 17:27:54 GMTCorrection: Deadly Crash story ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a family killed in a car crash on their way to Disney World, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge against the driver. The 16-year-old was cited with careless operation, a misdemeanor, not reckless operation of a vehicle, which is a felony.aGeneral newsSchool administrationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsNew OrleansTerrellLouisianaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 18:18:01 GMTWorker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment ORLEANS (AP) — A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:54:17 GMTSpace station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace explorationSpace launchesAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsKazakhstanRussiaUnited StatesFloridaCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:47:49 GMTDemocrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's staunchest supporters held a daylong strategy session Friday to prepare for a 2016 presidential bid — even though she has yet to announce whether she will launch one.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 17:46:37 GMTArrests after Ferguson protesters block traffic, Mo. (AP) — Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:58:58 GMTAereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBroadcast televisionTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:43 GMT