FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 08:24:33 -0800Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $437,000 to an ex-McDonald's worker who was criminally charged nearly a decade ago with slipping shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac.JAKE PEARSONaBusinessGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:11:53 GMTAs snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherFloodsAccidents and disastersSeniorsAccidentsNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 14:59:13 GMTReview: 'A Delicate Balance' still a bracing brew YORK (AP) — Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" has their work cut out for them.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:46 GMTJudge dismisses 2nd man charged in 1975 slaying (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a second man nearly 40 years after he and two others were convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:12:58 GMTHouse GOP sues administration over health care law (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:08 GMTStenson leads McIlroy by 2 at European Tour finale, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the second round of the World Tour Championship on Friday.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:29 GMTBoehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:45:22 GMTNew bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:04 GMTLos Angeles-area storm triggers foothill mudslides, Calif. (AP) — Rare Southern California rains have triggered mudslides in an area of the Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire earlier this year.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFiresCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:23:08 GMTSwift to receive Dick Clark award for excellence YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting a special — and new — award from the American Music Awards.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:56 GMTPackage from Florida State shooter found in Texas, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday.BRENDAN FARRINGTONGARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsLibrariesEducationViolent crimeCrimeSocial affairsFloridaTallahasseeTexasNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:46:27 GMTUS stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China stock indexes moved higher in morning trading Friday as traders welcomed news of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will increase its efforts to stimulate economic growth in the region. Investors also pored over a mixed bag of corporate earnings.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEuropeChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 16:15:11 GMTAP PHOTOS: 'Most generous' Myanmar's giving cycle THARYAR, Myanmar (AP) — "The food cart is coming!" the hungry little boy shouts, his face lighting up.ESTHER HTUSANiGeneral newsBuddhismPhilanthropic foundationsReligionSocial affairsPhilanthropyMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 15:04:27 GMTIsraeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed some 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 15:59:18 GMTObama to visit India in January for Republic Day (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for celebrations marking the country's Republic Day.wGovernment and politicsIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:36:03 GMTZimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service, Zimbabwe (AP) — A police commander in Zimbabwe says 11 people died in a stampede during a religious service held at a sports stadium.iGeneral newsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 15:09:31 GMTGiraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released, Kenya (AP) — Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsOdditiesAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmentWildlifeEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureCrimeNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationKenyaEast AfricaAfricaQatarMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 14:57:03 GMTLaw enforcement official tells AP package mailed by Florida State shooter delivered in Texas, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement official tells AP package mailed by Florida State shooter delivered in Texas.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:15:09 GMTMatt Czuchry says 'Good Wife' arc is at right time YORK (AP) — Mothers always know when something is wrong with their kids.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 21 Nov 2014 15:47:58 GMTGrain mostly higher, livestock mostly lower (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:49:19 GMTEPA delays decision on ethanol in gas (AP) — The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:58 GMTGerman art collector's cousin claims inheritance (AP) — A cousin of the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt is laying claim to his priceless art trove, raising the possibility of a legal battle as a Swiss museum that Gurlitt named as his heir prepares to announce whether it will accept the collection.GEIR MOULSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGermanySwitzerlandMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 15:14:43 GMTWhite House: Immigration steps would boost wages (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLabor economyImmigrationEconomyLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 14:56:19 GMTUnemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:35:54 GMTChina unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy (AP) — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to shore up the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to bolster growth amid a global slowdown.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsChinaEuropeBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 15:26:12 GMTPolice identify 3 kids shot in New Jersey home, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police have identified the three children shot in a southern New Jersey home along with their mother.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:42:12 GMTUS stocks jump early after rate cut from China financial markets surged in early trading Friday as investors cheered a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of the region's central bank. The rally extended gains from a day before, pushing the major market indexes further into record territory.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:48 GMTExecutives brave frigid Detroit night for charity (AP) — Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganNorth AmericaUnited States, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:06 GMTBandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksForeign aidInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGuineaAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberia, 21 Nov 2014 15:59:32 GMTEx-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death (AP) — An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:59:01 GMTMan walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case (AP) — After nearly 40 years in prison, a man convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying walked out of the county jail as a free man.MARK GILLISPIEJOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:51:55 GMTMaine risks funding cut over food stamp policy, Maine (AP) — Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment programsGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:14 GMTFrench investigate HSBC over possible tax dodging (AP) — HSBC bank was placed under formal investigation in France over services it offered to clients required to pay taxes in France, just days after the private banking branch was charged in Belgium with organized fiscal fraud.fBusinessFraud and false statementsCriminal investigationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 15:12:59 GMTPacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri (AP) — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMen's sportsBoxingMen's boxingMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:22 GMTSquare's point-of-sale service goes global (AP) — Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.htBusinessTechnologyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 15:18:09 GMTYemen minister gives award to persecuted Jews, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's culture minister, who was recently honored for her work combatting extremism and discrimination against women, says she is giving her award to Yemen's dwindling Jewish population.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesYemenSanaaMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 14:52:54 GMTUK police spied on reporters for years, docs show (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.RAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsJournalistsNewspapersJournalismEspionageNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Nov 2014 15:07:05 GMTWawrinka puts Switzerland ahead of France in final, France (AP) — Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 15:52:45 GMTBill Cosby's Arizona show canceled amid scandal YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's February appearance at an Arizona casino has been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:13:59 GMTSexual assault case reinstated against pitcher (AP) — A judge has reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the woman's story.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:18:24 GMTABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special YORK (AP) — Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including "Beauty and the Beast," ''The Lion King," ''Aida," ''Tarzan," ''The Little Mermaid," ''Mary Poppins," ''Newsies" and "Aladdin."MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 21 Nov 2014 15:02:20 GMTNY police: Man killed by police in housing complex YORK (AP) — New York City police say an officer patrolling a public housing complex shot and killed a man he encountered in a stairwell.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:39 GMTReport: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, Mont. (AP) — A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsEnergy industryBirdsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustriesBillingsUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:39:11 GMTSerbia to revoke Ukrainian billionaire's passport, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will revoke the citizenship it granted to Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko, who is on a European Union sanctions list and wanted in his country on embezzlement charges, officials said Friday.DUSAN STOJANOVICiBusinessGeneral newsEmbezzlementTravel laws and regulationsCrimeGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUkraineSerbiaEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 21 Nov 2014 16:19:01 GMTDow Chemical agrees to add board members YORK (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsCorporate managementPersonnelLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 21 Nov 2014 15:50:03 GMTAereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBroadcast televisionTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 21 Nov 2014 15:12:32 GMTLebanon PM cancels independence day celebrations (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister on Friday cancelled official independence day celebrations planned for the following day, a move that likely stemmed from the country's tense security situation and an impasse over electing its next president.iGeneral newsCivil warsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNational electionsElectionsBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 16:17:39 GMTMore extensive drills follow USS Miami fire, Maine (AP) — Firefighters at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that's more extensive than anything done before.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsFiresGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaineUnited StatesPortsmouthNorth AmericaNew Hampshire, 21 Nov 2014 16:13:18 GMTMom who drove van of kids charged again in chase, N.M. (AP) — New charges have been filed against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop and chase during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:16:29 GMTSnowbound Bills head to Detroit to 'host' Jets, N.Y. (AP) — Whether by plane, snowmobile or sled dog, the Bills are leaving snowbound Buffalo behind for Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.JOHN WAWROWsSportsWinter weatherProfessional footballFootballWeatherGeneral newsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 15:49:33 GMT