FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 07:46:59 -0800French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived in Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming, dancing and waving flags to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsEpidemicsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthSocial issuesSocial affairsForeign aidGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaFranceConakryLiberiaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 14:51:34 GMTNigeria camps struggle with aid for the displaced, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1.5 million Nigerians displaced by the militant group Boko Haram are flocking to relief centers across the country's northeast, where they are met with overcrowded facilities and a shortage of supplies.By IBRAHIM ABDUL'AZIZ and CHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsNigeriaCameroonWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 15:32:21 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 14:07:29 GMTAfghan official: Attack on army base kills 6, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents killed six Afghan soldiers in an assault on an army base Friday that lasted more than 14 hours, a day after attacks on foreign targets in Kabul killed two British embassy employees.iGeneral newsEmbassiesMilitary facilitiesWar casualtiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:03:55 GMTIsrael FM supports paying Arabs to leave (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:57 GMTBarenboim opening West-Eastern academy in Berlin (AP) — Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentItalyBerlinWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 28 Nov 2014 14:57:27 GMTFrench president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:15 GMTSecond act of Black Friday shopping in full swing YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingCulturesOccasionsLifestyleShoppingSocial affairsPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:11 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's polices (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyHigher educationGovernment programsEducation costsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyEducationUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaUtahNevadaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 15:29:03 GMTCops: SUV slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7, Pa. (AP) — Police say an SUV slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign, injuring seven people in Pennsylvania Dutch country.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportation, 28 Nov 2014 15:10:59 GMTPlunging crude prices hammer energy companies YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.fBusinessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:47 GMTBrazil's GDP grows in third quarter PAULO (AP) — The government says Brazil's economy has pulled out of the recession it slipped into after the second quarter of the year.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 15:05:15 GMTINSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:49 GMTWoman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.aGeneral newsBirthdaysSurgical proceduresOccasionsLifestyleDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCantonOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:24 GMTNY boys rescued from snow aided by air pocket, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an air pocket in the heavy, wet snow, New York police said Friday.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:19:47 GMTAt least 2 killed in Ukraine shelling, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:30:45 GMTIslamists hold small protests in Egypt, 5 killed (AP) — Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two protesters and three army and navy officers killed in separate incidents.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsIslamismWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 15:32:54 GMTFamily reports Ohio State football player missing, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State football player was reported missing by his family after he left his apartment, was uncharacteristically absent from two practices and didn't check in, his sister said.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballMissing personsColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:52:15 GMTBomb blast hits mosque in northern Nigeria city, Nigeria (AP) — A military official in Nigeria says scores of people are feared to have been killed and wounded in a bomb blast at a mosque.iGeneral newsBombingsNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 14:42:54 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 14:15:33 GMTFerguson protests move to retail stores, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.By JIM SALTER and PHILLIP LUCASaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 15:19:58 GMTPope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityFundamentalismReligionGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeyAnkaraSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 14:50:04 GMTThai legislature approves ban on surrogacy (AP) — Thailand's interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term, a lawmaker said Friday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 15:06:36 GMTUS stock market opens mixed as oil tumbles YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening mixed as tumbling oil prices weigh on energy shares but give a lift to airlines and delivery companies.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:40:41 GMTLeading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102 (AP) — Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame spread throughout the Arab world, has died, state media and officials said Friday. He was 102.iGeneral newsObituariesLebanonIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 14:38:30 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gear YORK (AP) — Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyGift shoppingHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesShoppingLifestyleOccasionsPersonal spendingPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterIllinoisEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 28 Nov 2014 15:12:49 GMTUN panel raps US record on torture (AP) — Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.By JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsPolice brutalityPoliceInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceHuman welfareLaw enforcement agenciesGenevaUnited StatesSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 15:38:30 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 13:24:23 GMTCops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor.aOdditiesDrug-related crimePoliceCrimeGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUniontownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:49:45 GMTIt's beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govs RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:33 GMTHospital says Pele's condition is improving PAULO (AP) — Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit, a Brazilian hospital said Friday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentSoccerMen's soccerHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:19 GMTBrazil's GDP grows slightly in third quarter PAULO (AP) — Brazil's economy has pulled out of recession, but by the narrowest of margins, the government statistics bureau reported Friday.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 15:24:54 GMTAustin police kill gunman who targeted buildings, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:11 GMTMichael Brown's legacy continues to evolve YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrime, 28 Nov 2014 15:22:52 GMTPolice arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.tTravelLifestyleComputer crimeArrestsFraud and false statementsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNetherlandsEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:41 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggage YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.tTravelLifestyleDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:06 GMTMaine fire captain's home damaged in fire, Maine (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters when the house on fire belonged to a local fire captain.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersMaineBrunswickUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:42:44 GMTOPEC decision still reverberating round markets (AP) — Oil stocks weighed on markets around the world Friday as crude prices hovered around four year lows in the wake of OPEC's decision to keep production steady.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:51:33 GMTNew effort afoot to restore Houdini's grave in NYC YORK (AP) — A group of magicians is working to raise money to restore Harry Houdini's gravesite and permanently care for the monument at a New York City cemetery.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 15:36:54 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisConnecticut, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMTUS stock market trades mixed as oil tumbles YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in early trading, as tumbling oil prices weighed on shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil and gas giants. Airlines, however, made gains.aBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 15:17:17 GMTItalian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 15:02:38 GMTOil plunge a panacea for much of world economy renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsFinancial marketsEuropeJapanRussiaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 14:38:15 GMTBlack lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.By FREDERIC J. FROMMERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureNative AmericansConsumer products and servicesIndustriesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 14:57:54 GMTIn Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 28 Nov 2014 15:25:32 GMTGermany signs no-spy deal with BlackBerry (AP) — Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:54:57 GMTBritish soldier jailed for making bomb (AP) — A British soldier with an interest in far-right politics has been jailed for two years for making a viable nail bomb in his home.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:44:15 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Best Buy site down YORK (AP) — The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening on Black Friday:By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyGift shoppingHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesShoppingLifestyleOccasionsPersonal spendingPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterIllinoisEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 28 Nov 2014 15:39:02 GMTNY museum digitizing Harlem Hellfighters records SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Air Force retiree Greta Hamilton was familiar with the Harlem Hellfighters, a storied all-black infantry regiment that won fame on the World War I battlefields of France only to be virtually shunned by the U.S. military back home.By CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansWorld War ISocial issuesSocial affairsEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanSaratoga SpringsFranceUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 15:28:25 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in China (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsPolitical activismCrimeGovernment and politicsMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT