FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:12:42 -0800Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and morehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2938a0d82b814a6ebce7b42ea798ad3bNEW YORK (AP) — See Cuba before it changes. Check out the Expo in Milan. And if you're heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center's observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take the subway to Queens and see if you can figure out why it topped Lonely Planet's "best in the U.S." destinations for 2015.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleRestaurantsLeisure travelWorld War IIAmusement and theme parksFood and drinkEventsRecreation and leisureQueensMilanNew York CityCubaNew YorkUnited StatesJapanNew OrleansManhattanNorth AmericaItalyWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEast AsiaAsiaLouisianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2938a0d82b814a6ebce7b42ea798ad3bTue, 23 Dec 2014 01:39:42 GMTTexas TV meteorologist improving after shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9323f0ff0e8e457a9945b33452348721TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better."aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9323f0ff0e8e457a9945b33452348721Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:33:24 GMTHarden's 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6518830eab804f3abe29ffb7ec5184beHOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and snap a two-game skid.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6518830eab804f3abe29ffb7ec5184beTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:44:08 GMTMemorial services held for Sydney siege victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94ef816bf1be43d4b04f387b7f143dd9SYDNEY (AP) — Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94ef816bf1be43d4b04f387b7f143dd9Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:46:53 GMTBroncos, Bengals tied 7-7 after 1st quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0121445a91514feab47c5522bbb0c125CINCINNATI (AP) — Aqib Talib returned Andy Dalton's too-high pass for a touchdown and Jeremy Hill countered with an 85-yard touchdown run on Monday night, leaving the Broncos and Bengals tied 7-7 after the first quarter.By JOE KAYsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0121445a91514feab47c5522bbb0c125Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:19:56 GMTBattered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24fec2b7179e480eae4002df67103108NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsPoliceCrimeLegal proceedingsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24fec2b7179e480eae4002df67103108Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:38:59 GMTMexico: Local police involved in 2011 migrant massacreshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eeb4c9ff90ec4f65b9dad2c334bc21eaMEXICO CITY (AP) — Local police in the city of San Fernando in northern Mexico were involved in the 2011 massacres of 193 mainly Central American migrants whose bodies were found in mass graves, according to federal prosecutors.By MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eeb4c9ff90ec4f65b9dad2c334bc21eaTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:27:29 GMTBroncos lead Bengals 28-27 after 3rd quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5082435b16c54582ab6a0ecafaf4afb3CINCINNATI (AP) — Peyton Manning shook off a poor first half by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, rallying the Denver Broncos to a 28-27 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals after three quarters on Monday night.By JOE KAYsSportsProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5082435b16c54582ab6a0ecafaf4afb3Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:07:25 GMTCuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitiveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6f0e2d2d90145039272cbca88463485HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZiBusinessGeneral newsExtraditionFugitivesPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw and orderImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesCubaHavanaUnited StatesNew JerseyCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6f0e2d2d90145039272cbca88463485Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:18:50 GMT2004 tsunami: People rushing choppers to get aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dc3ff5cf40243aabd116781a2578d25Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the seventh of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersAcehIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaSumatraAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dc3ff5cf40243aabd116781a2578d25Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:53:25 GMTJapan's emperor turns 81, renews peace commitmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4236be1b448c4db794b925e767c04c8fTOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito said he "ardently" hoped Japan will strive hard as a peaceful country, as he celebrated his 81th birthday Tuesday ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4236be1b448c4db794b925e767c04c8fTue, 23 Dec 2014 05:03:08 GMTHawks hold off Mavericks for fourth straight winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f037b6f3499446fac968aa4d5fcc857DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks held off the Dallas Mavericks for a 105-102 victory on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f037b6f3499446fac968aa4d5fcc857Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:46:53 GMTNo. 6 Wisconsin beats California 68-56http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c188b0ed50342f5a58bed22deb7a772BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day break to beat California 68-56 on Monday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c188b0ed50342f5a58bed22deb7a772Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:03:07 GMTGa. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e9657464ee84081b1d07a8c495e2fc9ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday.By PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCriminal investigationsSmugglingArrestsLaw and orderCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAtlantaNew YorkNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e9657464ee84081b1d07a8c495e2fc9Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:39:32 GMTNorth Korean websites back online after shutdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d66a602e761a4162ba6647f040d2edf8SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.htGeneral newsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologySouth KoreaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d66a602e761a4162ba6647f040d2edf8Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:29:26 GMTSome 15 percent of Honduran kids workhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c61a87466e334146abe5a0a71676aabaTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Roberto Castellanos has the hands of a construction worker and the homework of a 6th grader.By ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsSoccerLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareSportsHondurasTegucigalpaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c61a87466e334146abe5a0a71676aabaTue, 23 Dec 2014 05:04:27 GMTNo. 14 Georgia remains undefeated 62-43 over Belmonthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab618abe38b4f2c9c3c0d7447cb5455ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Shacobia Barbee had 13 points on Monday night, and Marjorie Butler sparked No. 14 Georgia's second-half run to get past Belmont and remain undefeated with a 62-43 win.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAthensGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab618abe38b4f2c9c3c0d7447cb5455Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:31:00 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dcc08372a8f42b5a405fd1e99c30ac1Today is Tuesday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2014. There are eight days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportsJapanSeattleEast AsiaAsiaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dcc08372a8f42b5a405fd1e99c30ac1Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:00:04 GMTHill's run helps Bengals lead Broncos 20-7 at halfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bae088a5a6ba461a840d69907fad2662CINCINNATI (AP) — Aqib Talib returned Andy Dalton's too-high pass for a touchdown, but Jeremy Hill countered with an 85-yard touchdown run on Monday night and the Bengals ran their way to a 20-7 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos.By JOE KAYsSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bae088a5a6ba461a840d69907fad2662Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:20 GMTBarkov's SO goal lifts Panthers over Penguinshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a26263fafd14baebc560254f1b687b1SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night.By BILL WHITEHEADsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a26263fafd14baebc560254f1b687b1Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:03:30 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2354e4886541119648711c6711ec06KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the third day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Monday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2354e4886541119648711c6711ec06Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:03:39 GMTSmith, Rinne lift Predators to rout of Columbushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64cbde2a5955489f9b3f485dbc1a8dd7COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64cbde2a5955489f9b3f485dbc1a8dd7Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:02:20 GMTJudge strikes down wage boost for some home workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38f92707cc0448618e092afe26d5c075WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that would have meant higher pay for some home health care workers.By SAM HANANELwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsStrikesLabor issuesNational courtsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38f92707cc0448618e092afe26d5c075Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:43:19 GMTHornets top Nuggets 110-82 for third straight winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6830afb699fd454ab3821a7939b315f5CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker is beginning to emerge as the multifaceted point guard the Charlotte Hornets hoped he would become.By STEVE REEDsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6830afb699fd454ab3821a7939b315f5Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:57:16 GMTCuba signals that extradition of US fugitives off the tablehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86f40c23d60849feb0a4c30b8f44381eHAVANA (AP) — Cuba's point person on U.S. relations says anything is up for discussion as the two countries move to re-establish diplomatic ties, from anti-drug cooperation to joint environmental agreements.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsExtraditionInternational relationsFugitivesPolitical corruptionCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesCubaHavanaUnited StatesNew JerseyCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86f40c23d60849feb0a4c30b8f44381eTue, 23 Dec 2014 05:00:48 GMTThe ins and outs of the playoff raceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e16eab8985a4af7973d67faf3417822With five of the six playoff slots in both conferences decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballSeattleHoustonDallasWashingtonCincinnatiKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasOhioMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e16eab8985a4af7973d67faf3417822Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:55:53 GMTRose keys Bulls' big 4th in victory over Raptorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7853b5a363ba436abd47af3a70bda181CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 29 points, Jimmy Butler added 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Toronto Raptors' six-game winning streak with a 129-120 victory on Monday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballChicagoTorontoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7853b5a363ba436abd47af3a70bda181Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:15:34 GMTGitmo envoy at State Department returning to law firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c8d990481484ab1839a043b6da938caWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department official responsible for diplomatic efforts to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees is returning to his law firm.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c8d990481484ab1839a043b6da938caTue, 23 Dec 2014 02:02:59 GMTWoman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06e4a125621f4cf590903239141c90eaYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An official from a Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar where a villager was shot dead in a protest expressed sorry Tuesday at the incident and said it will impact the company's relationship with the community.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMaterials industryIndustriesMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06e4a125621f4cf590903239141c90eaTue, 23 Dec 2014 05:04:06 GMTShippers seek US mediator in port labor talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/382bbf9b7fbc4e6499bce7e113a5755dLOS ANGELES (AP) — The association that represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators at West Coast seaports says it's asking for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers.aBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/382bbf9b7fbc4e6499bce7e113a5755dTue, 23 Dec 2014 02:44:02 GMT13 primates die at South Texas research facilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5dd6ab154984c568045828016a2588bDALLAS (AP) — A South Texas research facility where 13 primates died of hyperthermia in overheated rooms could face federal penalties, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said Monday.aBusinessGeneral newsEthical treatment of research animalsPrimatesObituariesMedical researchScientific ethicsScienceAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsAnimalsHealthTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5dd6ab154984c568045828016a2588bTue, 23 Dec 2014 04:24:46 GMTNo. 24 Colorado State stays unbeaten, 75-54http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d77a732d19ef49909a4de1b28552231cFORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Daniel Bejarano scored 15 points, John Gillon had 14, and No. 24 Colorado State won its 12th straight game to extend the best start in school history with a 75-54 victory over Charleston Southern on Monday night.By DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsColoradoFort CollinsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d77a732d19ef49909a4de1b28552231cTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:35:19 GMTNo. 25 TCU tops Grambling 80-39 in return to pollhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8212157d561e43ccb24db93b8517b50cFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyan Anderson scored 17 points and No. 25 TCU beat Grambling State 80-39 Monday night in the Frogs' first game as a ranked team in almost 16 years.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8212157d561e43ccb24db93b8517b50cTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:09:48 GMTNo. 22 Baylor holds on 70-66 over Southern Uhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2607a07b35ba4f97948e6aded8f5778aWACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor made its season debut in the Top 25, then had to make its free throws to avoid an upset on the same day.sSportsCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2607a07b35ba4f97948e6aded8f5778aTue, 23 Dec 2014 04:33:08 GMTNo. 19 Oklahoma beats Weber State 85-51http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ead098fd4e54d7192815519b8edb97bNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The No. 19-ranked Oklahoma Sooners went on a scoring binge, setting an NCAA Division I record with 39 straight points, to rout Weber State on Monday night.By MURRAY EVANSsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsBasketballOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ead098fd4e54d7192815519b8edb97bTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:08 GMTHoltby, Capitals stay hot, edge Senators 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7345fe7203c54d92a4c32eb4ebb63e6aWASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7345fe7203c54d92a4c32eb4ebb63e6aTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:22 GMTNorth Korea Internet outage in wake of Sony attack overhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4faaa0a68cc949cfaef407bc7af845efWASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."By ERIC TUCKERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyService outagesHackingInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4faaa0a68cc949cfaef407bc7af845efTue, 23 Dec 2014 04:02:26 GMTNicaragua breaks ground on historic canal projecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d52544468ef443f94f716cd49ba68caMANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests from citizens in recent weeks.By LUIS GALEANOiBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental impact assessmentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNicaraguaPanama CanalManaguaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaPanamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d52544468ef443f94f716cd49ba68caTue, 23 Dec 2014 04:00:44 GMTNorth Korea experiencing severe Internet outageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a0a9651387b4519a3002277edc5d60aWASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."By ERIC TUCKERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyService outagesHackingInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a0a9651387b4519a3002277edc5d60aTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:40:33 GMTStaten leads No. 18 West Virginia over Woffordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c41c486c5647447680b2f35657970b16MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Juwan Staten had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 18 West Virginia to a 77-44 win over Wofford on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c41c486c5647447680b2f35657970b16Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:31:20 GMTNo. 17 St. John's beats Long Beach State 66-49http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33e97a6113c54969a70fc860feea9345NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's is in a place they haven't been in well over two decades, but Red Storm coach Steve Lavin isn't jumping up and down in celebration. The No. 17 ranked St. John's beat Long Beach State 66-49 on Monday night to improve to 10-1.By DENIS GORMANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33e97a6113c54969a70fc860feea9345Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:11:54 GMTBengals beat Broncos 37-28 to reach playoffshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/401b15f994734516859677ff4b7691bdCINCINNATI (AP) — Dre Kirkpatrick returned Peyton Manning's third interception for a touchdown in the closing minutes on Monday night, completing a fourth-quarter rally that gave the Cincinnati Bengals a 37-28 victory and a spot in the playoffs.By JOE KAYsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/401b15f994734516859677ff4b7691bdTue, 23 Dec 2014 04:56:04 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33672c9088144ce1b316d53bb1b4ce2aYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33672c9088144ce1b316d53bb1b4ce2aTue, 23 Dec 2014 02:13:32 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afe35c97669747a48990bc3a1341ebd4MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the U.S. attorney to later announce a federal investigation of the incident.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeProtests and demonstrationsEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afe35c97669747a48990bc3a1341ebd4Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:06:21 GMTAsian stocks rise on 'Santa rally' after Wall St recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d63d2dfe38b48d6881499880cc2bb49BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street closed at record highs in a traditional pre-Christmas advance.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesEast AsiaShanghaiUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d63d2dfe38b48d6881499880cc2bb49Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:04:54 GMTTemple stuns No. 10 Kansas with 77-52 blowouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72b9870fed64281b11a3a7e848ea64ePHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he tried to recall some of the game's most pivotal plays, Fran Dunphy called one shot "impossible" and shook his head in disbelief when recalling two others that somehow banked in.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72b9870fed64281b11a3a7e848ea64eTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:49:20 GMTParker returns, leads Spurs past Clippers, 125-118http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e814fd8c0ca64ee0801610403e9446fbSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 26 points in his return from a five-game absence, igniting the San Antonio Spurs to a season-high 37 assists and a 125-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e814fd8c0ca64ee0801610403e9446fbTue, 23 Dec 2014 04:21:07 GMTConnaughton leads No. 16 Notre Dame over NIU 91-66http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09a44900a7f94cadbfee5d370b2afd3aSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pat Connaughton had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 16 Notre Dame to a 91-66 win over Northern Illinois on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSouth BendIllinoisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09a44900a7f94cadbfee5d370b2afd3aTue, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:27 GMTBurks, Hayward lead Jazz past Grizzlies, 97-91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f13a29e04c04c11bfce3fd75de99ce6MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Alec Burks scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 21 and the Utah Jazz handed the Memphis Grizzlies their third straight loss with a 97-91 victory Monday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMemphisUtahTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f13a29e04c04c11bfce3fd75de99ce6Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:01:35 GMTExperts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangeredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde591f3759a47fb88ceeb3c547a6259MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsAnimalsWolvesWater environmentNational courtsLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMinnesotaWisconsinMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde591f3759a47fb88ceeb3c547a6259Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:15:16 GMT