FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:01:27 -0800Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b6535a1c0f44ca818d4737033a3414MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege sportsHeisman TrophyCollege footballEventsFootballWisconsinMinnesotaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b6535a1c0f44ca818d4737033a3414Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:37:07 GMTRussian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd7158b0d9d94adf8acbe80f3b023644MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsHealthMultiple sclerosisHuman rights and civil libertiesHeadachesHealth care policyHealth care reformProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd7158b0d9d94adf8acbe80f3b023644Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:05:13 GMTChalmers leads Australian Open; McIlroy shares 2ndhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c414502c5404e39899fd5e0735ac9e8SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSydneyAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c414502c5404e39899fd5e0735ac9e8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:50 GMTEast-West divisions define Moldova's electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f69f652030c46709de97f957b82b393CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessMoscowEuropeMoldovaRussiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f69f652030c46709de97f957b82b393Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:47:39 GMTHong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d107632273845348ab6802342dd7914HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsEducation standardsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d107632273845348ab6802342dd7914Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:55:53 GMTFournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00c8a30e20a14913ac838a833806ce2fCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Leonard Fournette barreled over a Texas A&M defender and scored in the second quarter, the Aggies had to know it was going to be a long night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00c8a30e20a14913ac838a833806ce2fFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:19:52 GMTEurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c2e496a913419b92a713cd5c8185d8LONDON (AP) — A sharp fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c2e496a913419b92a713cd5c8185d8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:18:59 GMTVolcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e9e558ab374f1592b6637c22883b02TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.iGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e9e558ab374f1592b6637c22883b02Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMTGinsburg back at home, expected at court next weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cf7096d39bf453f940a13abe1941a50WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cf7096d39bf453f940a13abe1941a50Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683263d4adbd4ff48f2cd6bedef3a629CAIRO (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIslamismArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683263d4adbd4ff48f2cd6bedef3a629Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:18:39 GMTSri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e20efe6186d44c9a256d11bcc421a97COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate says he does not support an international war crimes prosecution against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The Associated PressiGeneral newsWar crimesPolitical corruptionInternational lawWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e20efe6186d44c9a256d11bcc421a97Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:47:25 GMTAsian energy shares slide after OPEC decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/312870014704405a90ebea102c666325HONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and Asian energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of economic data releases but other regional indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/312870014704405a90ebea102c666325Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:29:00 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's policeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58facabe7e4e445c9f725005cee6c6cbPHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58facabe7e4e445c9f725005cee6c6cbFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMTHuskies beat Spartans 78-56 in Wooden openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96834d0d1e56489b89c04fb7de72eecaFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Donaven Dorsey scored 17 points and Robert Upshaw tied his own school record with seven blocked shots, powering Washington to a 78-56 rout of San Jose State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy tournament.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96834d0d1e56489b89c04fb7de72eecaFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:40:39 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcbe24579b5847b4b070aa259208ea52ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsChristianityIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcbe24579b5847b4b070aa259208ea52Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:40 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/188b8496eccb4a99b3ef49ee4cf6f6aaLONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says 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 — moves he hopes will defuse criticism over his immigration policies.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/188b8496eccb4a99b3ef49ee4cf6f6aaFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:37 GMTNamibia votes in election favoring ruling partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15f3a463c224dc597dcef9b245092e1JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational electionsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical organizationsNamibiaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15f3a463c224dc597dcef9b245092e1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:32:42 GMTBlack Friday problems hit Britainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/351815757572491c8f45ac03bd0bbd7cLONDON (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused some disruption.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/351815757572491c8f45ac03bd0bbd7cFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:17:29 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f26796f6a60e4b58b4f1eb7df9dda7b7"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f26796f6a60e4b58b4f1eb7df9dda7b7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTAustin police: Shooter targets buildings downtownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e552fbd732cd4fba97500ba6994166d9AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin say a shooter targeted multiple buildings downtown and prompted the evacuation of police headquarters before being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e552fbd732cd4fba97500ba6994166d9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:51:41 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2250fbe3b28549a7942c16c2b5c4e35fYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2250fbe3b28549a7942c16c2b5c4e35fFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:51:37 GMTSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaa7dbfda4a84c1aa169bdf7912945e2SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — At midfield, Richard Sherman cradled a game ball in his right hand and took a chomp out of a turkey leg with his left.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsFootballEventsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaa7dbfda4a84c1aa169bdf7912945e2Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:40:24 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1dde8b84ec543c0b882302d929af3b3BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to bring their debts and deficits in line.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsItalyFranceEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1dde8b84ec543c0b882302d929af3b3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:54:52 GMTEnergy shares slide after OPEC decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8bf4d384ea4eeb852192eb2929385fHONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8bf4d384ea4eeb852192eb2929385fFri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:34 GMTEnergy revolution spells doom for German villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dceb96cee7648d9b7695057f57e3e53ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.By JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUtilitiesCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dceb96cee7648d9b7695057f57e3e53Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:35:19 GMTSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5246d126c0464d3bbb8d1957d1261878GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandGenevaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5246d126c0464d3bbb8d1957d1261878Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:46:07 GMT1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f2020c09e99413c869eadfca55946a7CAIRO (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f2020c09e99413c869eadfca55946a7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:26:47 GMTSouthern Democrats urge a return to party basicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966654e87cb64d29a337ac1b7c23a587ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomic policyPolitical partiesState legislatureState governmentsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966654e87cb64d29a337ac1b7c23a587Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:23 GMTChalmers takes 2nd-round lead at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9c9936a3ff41169a6835e2b047643bSYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66 while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9c9936a3ff41169a6835e2b047643bFri, 28 Nov 2014 07:16:30 GMTSarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f489b2bad14a199f2112635555abe8PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f489b2bad14a199f2112635555abe8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMTMore art in German trove identified as lootedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c44e22b38b9b427ea8e7d9c176ebe19dBERLIN (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference says it has already identified one painting as art stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsVisual artsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c44e22b38b9b427ea8e7d9c176ebe19dFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:34:51 GMTIndia believes its abducted workers in Iraq alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cb03bbb3d14ccab513f09e3fb64e49NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one who escaped that the others had been killed.iGeneral newsKidnappingAccidentsAccidents and disastersCrimeGovernment and politicsIndiaIraqSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cb03bbb3d14ccab513f09e3fb64e49Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:57:41 GMTBoykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec76e4543714e02a724a0519e7f9aeaAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU took the field on Thanksgiving night determined to send a message to the rest of college football.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec76e4543714e02a724a0519e7f9aeaFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:27:53 GMTWolff promoted to test driver at F1 team Williamshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92f503f169ef4fb1a1220dd43a84113aLONDON (AP) — Susie Wolff has been promoted to official test driver for Williams for the 2015 Formula One season, increasing her chances of becoming the first female racer on the grid since 1976.sSportsAutomobile racingWomen's sportsFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92f503f169ef4fb1a1220dd43a84113aFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:36:42 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1636641abe3427186812566fc94424cTOKYO (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1636641abe3427186812566fc94424cFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:17:21 GMTViolence in China continued despite crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a7b71bb213d4461a7bbb2e68dedf5d4BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityWar and unrestViolenceTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a7b71bb213d4461a7bbb2e68dedf5d4Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:42 GMTLions begin crucial homestand with win over Bearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218007f2b1ae460bab86add735b2f707DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218007f2b1ae460bab86add735b2f707Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:28:50 GMTAustria: 13 radical Islamic suspects arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa0f4f53c0854e7b8a56f89ca62b52acVIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have arrested 13 people suspected of recruiting fighters for radical Islamic groups in the Middle East.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeViennaAustriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa0f4f53c0854e7b8a56f89ca62b52acFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:59:12 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e140a42ab3a41d0a00cd523dc8a9b92BEIRUT (AP) — Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e140a42ab3a41d0a00cd523dc8a9b92Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:38 GMTAustralia out of step with new climate momentumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5adddacbcb3947669423fe229b86a7fdCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.By ROD McGUIRKiBusinessGeneral newsScienceSummitsEnvironmental policyDiplomacyClimateG-20 SummitEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsEconomyCoral reefsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEventsAir qualityEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsAustraliaLimaParisUnited StatesCanberraOceaniaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanFranceWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5adddacbcb3947669423fe229b86a7fdFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:35:49 GMTUpdates: Black Friday from start to finishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23a2709fb0f44e2ab05371696ad50249NEW YORK (AP) — Before some people opened their eyes, Black Friday was already well underway.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestylePersonal spendingPersonal financeShoppingPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNapervilleIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23a2709fb0f44e2ab05371696ad50249Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:49:12 GMTFerguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7d3d847926423ebb4c29c3f099e174MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aBusinessGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7d3d847926423ebb4c29c3f099e174Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:21:08 GMTOil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a81fb4da3aa449a9f0746fe89cd33e6A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsJapanMalaysiaPhilippinesBeijingSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a81fb4da3aa449a9f0746fe89cd33e6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:11:17 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cf3bafa87ea4a93b20d6d27c712e5bcPARIS (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cf3bafa87ea4a93b20d6d27c712e5bcFri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:47 GMTEagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9d8d4115474489b8aa06c2ed0064a8ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9d8d4115474489b8aa06c2ed0064a8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:09:41 GMTGrowers grateful for higher Christmas tree priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e526e038a94f4312a995562b0d0d2e45DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.By SCOTT McFETRIDGEaBusinessGeneral newsPricesAgricultureHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEconomyIndustriesDes MoinesIowaMichiganOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e526e038a94f4312a995562b0d0d2e45Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:04 GMTRebels push forward in southern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89921ed51cd34897b1caca3acb58282dBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of powerBy BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestLocal governmentsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaDamascusIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89921ed51cd34897b1caca3acb58282dFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:28 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f696e08f57904d56836b29614f09d059BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismCrimeMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f696e08f57904d56836b29614f09d059Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:48 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdfd75d771ee448eb1176d3d1195dfd7ST. LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aGeneral newsVandalismProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdfd75d771ee448eb1176d3d1195dfd7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:15:12 GMTRussian warships wait out storm in English Channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b90825cdd74a4ea117e0b704fb6a15MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian defense ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea.iGeneral newsRussiaEnglish ChannelNorth SeaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b90825cdd74a4ea117e0b704fb6a15Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:41:01 GMT