FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Nov 2014 16:19:32 -0800Missouri governor reaches out to St. Louis clergy LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is reaching out to St. Louis-area clergy in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:37 GMTBrowns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight (AP) — A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.By TOM WITHERSsSportsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 00:01:25 GMTPortugal ex-premier held in prison in fraud case, Portugal (AP) — A judge sent former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to prison Monday while the ex-leader fights accusations of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.By BARRY HATTONiBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsMoney launderingArrestsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPortugalLisbonEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 23:07:31 GMTBayer: FDA will speed review of 2 respiratory meds, N.J. (AP) — Two medicines Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. is testing for respiratory disorders will get priority review by U.S. regulators and other benefits under a 2012 program to boost development of new antibiotics.By The Associated PressfBusinessMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealthNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:51:17 GMTAretha Franklin blasts author of unauthorized bio YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul says don't waste your money — or soul — on the recently released unauthorized biography about her.By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBooks and literatureNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:14 GMTIran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July (AP) — A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what a decade of negotiations have failed to do — limit Tehran's ability to make a nuclear weapon.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsLegislatureWeapons of mass destructionTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:59:35 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 24 Nov 2014 22:13:12 GMTAttorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeState governmentsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:41:47 GMTUN chief: Palestinian recognition gains momentum NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community's failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognize the state of Palestine — and "that momentum will grow."By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 22:21:52 GMTMan whose murder conviction was overturned is free, Calif. (AP) — A 69-year-old man convicted of murder 34 years ago was freed Monday after prosecutors told a judge they're no longer sure he committed the crime.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 00:05:53 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PresshtBusinessUterine fibroidsHackingMedical technologyRecessions and depressionsHealthGovernment regulationsImmunizationsWomen's healthHealth care industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesTechnology issuesTechnologyEconomyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsFinancial servicesCommodity marketsFinancial marketsGovernment and politicsPublic healthStock marketsJapanUnited StatesTrentonNew JerseyIowaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:11:39 GMTNational Guard chief to lead emergency management (AP) — The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been reassigned to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January storm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.By KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:16:17 GMTContrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 24 Nov 2014 23:38:51 GMTChiefs place Berry on non-football illness list CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list Monday after a mass was found in his chest following last week's game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCelebrityFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional football, 24 Nov 2014 23:02:31 GMTPablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox FRANCISCO (AP) — Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsMLB World SeriesBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:21 GMTBills president: Stadium should be ready Sunday (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are eager to return home, and the team's president says their stadium should be ready.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitBuffaloNew YorkMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:26:34 GMTGa. fire chief in trouble over homosexuality book (AP) — Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:03:50 GMTGrand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeState governmentsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:23:27 GMTUS judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderOrganized crimeChicagoMexicoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Nov 2014 22:19:45 GMTSuspect in 5 Kansas City deaths pleads not guilty CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of attacking and killing five people during a rampage in a quiet Kansas City neighborhood pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree murder for each victim.By MARGARET STAFFORDaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsTheftCrimeLaw and orderKansasKansas CityMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:39:11 GMTAPNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsVeteransHealthHealth care industryMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustriesBusiness, 24 Nov 2014 23:29:21 GMTMissouri governor calls for peace and restraint LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsJuvenile crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMTMiller puts own spin on longtime 'GH' character YORK (AP) — So far playing a recast character has worked to Billy Miller's advantage.By ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 23:20:05 GMTMan indicted in stabbing at Connecticut Navy base HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of assaulting two guards at a Navy submarine base in Connecticut has been indicted by a federal grand jury.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:24:05 GMTRussia gets greater control over Black Sea region (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsInternational agreementsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsEconomyWar and unrestBusinessGeorgiaRussiaMoscowCrimeaUnited StatesBlack SeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraineNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:01:12 GMTBeckham thought during 1-hand grab: just catch it RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball.By TOM CANAVANsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:08:02 GMT'Mockingjay' dominates box office with $121.9M Everdeen took down Optimus Prime at the box office.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 24 Nov 2014 22:45:59 GMTTeens punished for prank on autistic classmate (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.aGeneral newsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthChild and teen healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 21:57:51 GMTLost hummingbird gets lift from St. Paul to Texas PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:02:16 GMTFalcons coach admits mistakes in final minute BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded Monday that his decisions in the final minute cost the Falcons a chance to beat the Cleveland Browns.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:48:09 GMTA closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:aGeneral newsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:46:36 GMTGlass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesDefense policyGovernment transitions2003-11 Iraq WarMilitary leadershipNational securityPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyNational governmentsEventsWar and unrestUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:27 GMTUS Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.By JOE MANDAKaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionCorporate officesSports businessCorporate newsMaterials industryIndustriesProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPittsburghUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:04:19 GMTWish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.By MAE ANDERSONfBusinessLifestyleHolidaysHoliday shoppingOccasionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesShoppingConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:06:56 GMTProsecutor: Ferguson announcement coming at 8 p.m., Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor's office has announced plans for an 8 p.m. news conference to announce whether a grand jury has indicted a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:19:22 GMTUS stocks inch further into record territory YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. Retail stocks rose ahead of the crucial holiday season.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyPersonal spendingPersonal financeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesEuropeUnited StatesEast AsiaChinaNorth AmericaAsiaGreater China, 24 Nov 2014 22:21:06 GMTAnswers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:aGeneral newsViolent crimeIndictmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:30:43 GMTNews Corp. invests in India real estate website YORK (AP) — News Corp. says it has invested in a real estate website in India as it tries to grow its digital business.By The Associated PresshtBusinessTechnologyOnline news mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOnline mediaMediaNews mediaProfessional servicesIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 22:09:37 GMTPolice: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear' (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.By JOHN P. COYNE and KANTELE FRANKOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:28:51 GMTGeorgia replaces emergency management chief (AP) — The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been reassigned to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January storm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.By KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsEmergency managementWinter weatherGovernment and politicsWeatherGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:18:30 GMTRedbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent FRANCISCO (AP) — Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessTechnologyMovie rentalEntertainment and media technologyMedia distributionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 24 Nov 2014 22:45:56 GMTRed Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar (AP) — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 00:07:15 GMTPolice shooting in housing project ruled homicide YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:27:38 GMTHonda admits failing to report deaths, injuries (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:41:17 GMTBaltimore airport loses power for 90 minutes, Md. (AP) — A power outage at a Baltimore airport terminal disrupted operations and caused flights to be canceled or delayed.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsPower outagesTransportationService outagesBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:29:58 GMTPolice: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.By GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXINaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSanta AnaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:56 GMTGOP wisdom shifts on immigration RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVINfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityHispanicsElectionsImmigration policyState governmentsImmigrationPolitical partiesBorder securityNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Nov 2014 00:05:06 GMTObama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes (AP) — Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNobel PrizesEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:01:10 GMTCatholic officials see pope visit as a rebirth (AP) — Roman Catholic officials in Philadelphia say hosting Pope Francis during his U.S. visit next year could foster a rebirth for an archdiocese that has struggled with financial problems and sex abuse scandals during the last decade.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 22:40:46 GMTRallies planned across US before Ferguson decision departments in several major cities were bracing for large demonstrations as people across the country planned to hold protests even before they know whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestLos AngelesClevelandDenverCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhioColorado, 24 Nov 2014 23:59:59 GMT