FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:34:33 -0800'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3945b4c40a54a7ca58ae48862d78bebThe top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:By LOU KESTEN and DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentTechnologyGame consolesInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessConsumer electronicsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMoviesEntertainmentMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3945b4c40a54a7ca58ae48862d78bebSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:27:17 GMTCalifornia officer kills teen after machete attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a0ae8cebebf4b74b78eecca3598e754WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a0ae8cebebf4b74b78eecca3598e754Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:33:26 GMTNo. 7 Villanova rallies in 82-77 overtime win over Syracusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1874686af9d54d81be4b32f6537c7208PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday.By DAN GELSTONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1874686af9d54d81be4b32f6537c7208Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:19:01 GMTOnly thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a971b30a74a4e03b4bf4b7f7f8a4100CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a971b30a74a4e03b4bf4b7f7f8a4100Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:36:17 GMTExperts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease controlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bce4ccdba09a4fd28f029b8c336be5eaNEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksPreventive carePublic healthInfectious diseasesEpidemicsEye healthImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAfricaUnited StatesWest AfricaSierra LeoneMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bce4ccdba09a4fd28f029b8c336be5eaSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:59:22 GMTNo. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af22d075bdb5456ca5822034d2065785KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsBasketballWomen's basketballCollege sportsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af22d075bdb5456ca5822034d2065785Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:29:03 GMTIce buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f16a5d1677b844529844d2677725417fJust for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.By JOCELYN NOVECKhtArts and entertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityCulturesMusicConsumer electronicsOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentFashion designSocial affairsMobile phonesTechnologyItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f16a5d1677b844529844d2677725417fSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:20:29 GMTN. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e0b23b2e5c84740a24e1deb49e65ffcSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.By HYUNG-JIN KIMhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaPyongyangSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e0b23b2e5c84740a24e1deb49e65ffcSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:54:00 GMTSony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/530a45a56fd44c3fbdf829a69924ed0bLOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ERIC TUCKERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/530a45a56fd44c3fbdf829a69924ed0bSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:41:58 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93b3750c679749e98b6e41b5efcfffa7KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the first day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:aGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93b3750c679749e98b6e41b5efcfffa7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:53:58 GMTThe AP picks its Top 10 theater of 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d7c9aa545a54d4ebffb4095dd18dcf2NEW YORK (AP) — This year's best-in-theater list includes a musical with multiple murders, another with a cross-dressing German, one that's set in a decadent Berlin nightclub, the revival of an America masterpiece and we celebrate someone who broke an important barrier. Our Top 10 list of the best in theater in 2014:By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d7c9aa545a54d4ebffb4095dd18dcf2Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:18:15 GMT2014 gave viewers great shows on-air and onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd1115a9df974129b57b8e6f21808202NEW YORK (AP) — From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries "The Honorable Woman" on SundanceTV to Syfy's goofy "Sharknado 2: The Second One," TV delivered in 2014 — streaming, on cable and over the air.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd1115a9df974129b57b8e6f21808202Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:21:25 GMTBledsoe, Thomas carry Suns past Knicks, 99-90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38707ce00b7740ed92a25deb7f02f3f3NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the New York Knicks 99-90 on Saturday.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballNew YorkNew York CityTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38707ce00b7740ed92a25deb7f02f3f3Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:41:19 GMTNo. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c9015949b5492e8d9ca50e9922439eBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky 76-67 on Saturday.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c9015949b5492e8d9ca50e9922439eSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:13:26 GMTAP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business worldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4235b13ab65047e7a4823136b1452a52LONDON (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades.By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVEiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsArts and entertainmentEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEuropeUnited KingdomRussiaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4235b13ab65047e7a4823136b1452a52Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:03:18 GMTPolitics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f4c19131b8b401a86e342845617cc3cWASHINGTON (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.By The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrest2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLegislaturePolitical partiesMarriageImmigrationNational electionsElectionsEventsTerrorismNational securityMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAfghanistanIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f4c19131b8b401a86e342845617cc3cSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:52:48 GMTPolice: Man in elf costume charged with DWIhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5c04380717a47df83e97dc33189a943RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.aGeneral newsArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5c04380717a47df83e97dc33189a943Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:14:44 GMTUS sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f93452cb2c64415a2487feb00c62ad0WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesCubaAfghanistanNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f93452cb2c64415a2487feb00c62ad0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:49:51 GMTKenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yourshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a291ba37d434c048d50a535405305b8NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism.iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a291ba37d434c048d50a535405305b8Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:06:08 GMTNo. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/213b52711ae9477784816fa19a425f3dCHICAGO (AP) — Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and No. 24 North Carolina used its stout defense to hold off No. 12 Ohio State for an 82-74 victory Saturday.By JAY COHENsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioNorth CarolinaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/213b52711ae9477784816fa19a425f3dSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:37:59 GMT4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5287a69eb8b3469d8877570fc28297f7PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say four teens have died in a fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania that left one car upside-down and another split in two.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5287a69eb8b3469d8877570fc28297f7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:35:18 GMTOver and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c283b0e85d8e4a46a692f0469979d977NEW YORK (AP) — Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample:By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionProfessional footballFootballSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c283b0e85d8e4a46a692f0469979d977Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:23:16 GMTThe AP's top 10 movies of the yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03f451a5a4984c2481f195a2c846be19The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:By JAKE COYLE and JOCELYN NOVECKeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentPaintingVisual artsSelmaBudapestRussiaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHungaryEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03f451a5a4984c2481f195a2c846be19Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:19:19 GMTProtesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miamihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1822d5a0f3a4b68af8fb7ca31bbe888MIAMI (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.By KRISTEN WYATT and CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsCubaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1822d5a0f3a4b68af8fb7ca31bbe888Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:59:41 GMTYear's top song is Beyonce, Sia's 'Pretty Hurts'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81270fcf7616409a84ae12d97b4ed2deNEW YORK (AP) — Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press' top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again.By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityGrammy AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81270fcf7616409a84ae12d97b4ed2deSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:14:29 GMTAutopsy describes abuse by mayor before his deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caead41d62ff4b59b906ae12ef277f47LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caead41d62ff4b59b906ae12ef277f47Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:01:47 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/447dc217fd544c7c9bf75dd841a43252WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/447dc217fd544c7c9bf75dd841a43252Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:50:37 GMTRaul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cc34fb6caf04440953afbbf763dc812HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesMiamiFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cc34fb6caf04440953afbbf763dc812Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:17:14 GMTMan kills self in police chase, injuring couplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a3fbed706a94acc8850621a059804f9SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say a man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple.aGeneral newsSuicidesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsShreveportLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a3fbed706a94acc8850621a059804f9Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:48:07 GMTAmazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60288c5ba7aa431c83f2a41cc164e853NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60288c5ba7aa431c83f2a41cc164e853Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:25:58 GMT3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/822b74825fbb421493e0d475cac83edcLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico.aGeneral newsAccidentsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/822b74825fbb421493e0d475cac83edcSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:22:58 GMTTop news of 2014 left public grasping for answershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49bf419367bc4b88ae606ac531a9b30aTwenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.By ADAM GELLERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAccidents and disastersMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsCrimeEventsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthLibyaUnited StatesUkraineMiddle EastRussiaFergusonNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49bf419367bc4b88ae606ac531a9b30aSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:34:46 GMTFrench police shoot dead knife-wielding assailanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3014e41d8a07468496f9b07f69b678abPARIS (AP) — Officials say a man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3014e41d8a07468496f9b07f69b678abSat, 20 Dec 2014 21:13:23 GMTBurying the dead after Pakistan's school massacrehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5919819ed3b412ca2d958c97b2e3bcfPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.By RIAZ KHANiGeneral newsWar and unrestPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5919819ed3b412ca2d958c97b2e3bcfSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:19:30 GMTYear's top album is Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8475e2aa1f2446d8863bad54e9bbf9bNEW YORK (AP) — Up for a good long listen? Check out the Associated Press' top albums of 2014 list:By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8475e2aa1f2446d8863bad54e9bbf9bSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:10:33 GMTProtesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba tieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fe485f028d4467b89e20b371de2edacMIAMI (AP) — Waving U.S. and Cuban flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation.By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsCubaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fe485f028d4467b89e20b371de2edacSat, 20 Dec 2014 21:10:44 GMTLatest developments on the US-Cuba storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3798ebc161c44e6be183d7fdd92562eNOT SO FASTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3798ebc161c44e6be183d7fdd92562eSat, 20 Dec 2014 21:29:04 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina tops Central Michigan 80-45http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c009aba10faa46759af7bd7920c1cb93MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points despite a bloody nose as No. 1 South Carolina cruised past Central Michigan 80-45 on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMichiganSouth CarolinaMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c009aba10faa46759af7bd7920c1cb93Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:07:02 GMTLouisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentuckyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3957875971431c96d3b28529031827BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' game at Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3957875971431c96d3b28529031827Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:45:22 GMTKurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/438542c624ea4a2b88a3583dd550e10fBEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/438542c624ea4a2b88a3583dd550e10fSat, 20 Dec 2014 21:07:15 GMTFinal goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3391ee96a36c453b9cfea4f770615f79They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.By BERNARD McGHEEaGeneral newsCelebrityMoviesMusicAcademy AwardsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionSports mediaNewspapersLegislatureNative AmericansProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashion designEventsPolitical issuesSportsNews mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeFootballAward showsMovie awardsUnited KingdomUnited StatesBostonMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3391ee96a36c453b9cfea4f770615f79Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:00:58 GMTRaul Castro says detente won't change Cuban systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12c11ef1a17449ee986d2873a32f7cf9HAVANA (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won't change the communist system he leads.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesMiamiFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12c11ef1a17449ee986d2873a32f7cf9Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:34:04 GMTProsecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/826f887059bb4d18ab5e308601049010NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/826f887059bb4d18ab5e308601049010Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:40:20 GMTPanama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90fb84d86c3044bcb96a6beea1f22a5cPANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.By JUAN ZAMORANO and KATHIA MARTINEZiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeGovernment and politicsCrimePanamaPanama CityMedellinUnited StatesColombiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90fb84d86c3044bcb96a6beea1f22a5cSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:22:52 GMTPolice: 2 NYC cops shot in car, critically injuredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82cb063336ee485cb063029676c33664NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two New York Police Department officers are in critical condition after being shot inside their patrol car, and the suspect is believed dead.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82cb063336ee485cb063029676c33664Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:22:53 GMTSyessense Davis leads No. 17 Rutgers past Iona 66-58http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/572fa04d7ef149d982493c0943c60875NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Syessense Davis had 12 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and five steals, to lead No. 17 Rutgers past Iona 66-58 on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/572fa04d7ef149d982493c0943c60875Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:06:33 GMTProsecutor: No charges in church disturbance deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36eafe3ed1104763bd1ff66232e85abdINDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors.aGeneral newsCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36eafe3ed1104763bd1ff66232e85abdSat, 20 Dec 2014 21:24:18 GMTOfficials: Missing dog was dyed to deceivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/617e9aa49ded496093ce674758935d1bSAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving.aGeneral newsOdditiesDogsMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaRiversideUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/617e9aa49ded496093ce674758935d1bSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:34:09 GMT4 tied for lead in Dubai Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d77f961aa1ba47479d419a78d03efcfbDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Africa's Jbe Kruger had a hole-in-one and shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead in the Asian Tour's season-ending Dubai Open.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d77f961aa1ba47479d419a78d03efcfbSat, 20 Dec 2014 21:24:52 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d79ec5a4775349689b273ed72c4c35f3NEW YORK (AP) — Police: 2 NYC officers critically hurt after being shot in patrol car, suspect believed dead.aGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d79ec5a4775349689b273ed72c4c35f3Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:20:54 GMT