FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:11:12 -0800University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosbyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912e5799d2404050956dc6ba37ed76dcBOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912e5799d2404050956dc6ba37ed76dcThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:00:33 GMTOregon police dog fired for poor performancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/814d96e1e0f14ce0960e6ac6d6831de6CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.aGeneral newsOdditiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/814d96e1e0f14ce0960e6ac6d6831de6Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:55:54 GMTPele's manager: 'Quick and full' recovery expectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f7e18378194ebcb46fa3df27b9527fSAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele is expected to make a "quick and full" recovery from a minor infection caused by a recent surgery to remove kidney stones, his manager said Thursday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSoccerMen's soccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f7e18378194ebcb46fa3df27b9527fThu, 27 Nov 2014 23:01:54 GMTAlaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoenahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fb90e67b79b42b1abd4e98930548113ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsElectionsEntertainmentPolitical fundraisingRecreational drug laws and regulationsSubpoenasGovernment regulationsLaw and orderAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fb90e67b79b42b1abd4e98930548113Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:29 GMTMillions expected to shop on Thanksgivinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/437f719e9194407188742a066469df35NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/437f719e9194407188742a066469df35Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:19:14 GMTBrazil's Rousseff names banker as finance ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e0df41d253d4ff2875939b9d0f48dcdRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for Brazil's flagging economy and soothing jittery financial markets.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e0df41d253d4ff2875939b9d0f48dcdThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:54:40 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/012592d815474c15af0ed4021ea907a6WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAgricultureIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/012592d815474c15af0ed4021ea907a6Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:15:32 GMTMexico president announces anti-crime crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffe139a68d8a40eebd2ac421ea08044cMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionMissing personsCrimeGangsState governmentsGovernment and politicsPoliceLocal governmentsViolent crimePolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffe139a68d8a40eebd2ac421ea08044cThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:42:09 GMTVisitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feastinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c97d89307464076a6a314059455a0e4LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up before noon at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.aFood and drinkGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c97d89307464076a6a314059455a0e4Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:53:14 GMT38 UN peacekeepers deserted Mali post, will returnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c27dfec3834f4a9de9c759f9640666BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokeswoman says more than three dozen U.N. peacekeepers have deserted their post in northern Mali, complaining that supplies including food and water were slow to reach them.iGeneral newsMaliWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c27dfec3834f4a9de9c759f9640666Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:00:17 GMTArgentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ebe99a256e4634acac4a7e44792058BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.iBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsCrimeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsArgentinaSwitzerlandSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ebe99a256e4634acac4a7e44792058Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:54:12 GMTExpectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbb06701d311433db09c2a3a3014f293PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbb06701d311433db09c2a3a3014f293Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:55:21 GMTNo. 9 UCLA must overcome Stanford for Pac-12 titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad44da9182044982964b1d9a506d6821PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Just one hurdle remains between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 South title.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsCollege footballRose Bowl GameCollege sportsFootballEventsBowl Championship SeriesCaliforniaPasadenaArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad44da9182044982964b1d9a506d6821Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:38:50 GMTProtesters wounded by gunfire in northeast Haitihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80b9dbedee684757aad039d765b1a8eaPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities on Thursday were investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country's border with the Dominican Republic.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80b9dbedee684757aad039d765b1a8eaThu, 27 Nov 2014 23:13:47 GMTSmall quake rattles California wine countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ef13b0872b431895dbda5f91119a4eSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.aGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaNapaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ef13b0872b431895dbda5f91119a4eThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:19:02 GMTHackers force message on websites via US firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b79371395914dcf94ced3b74b11c299LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.By ALEX VEIGAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b79371395914dcf94ced3b74b11c299Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:18:52 GMTDiplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, povertyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba16683df7f404984205404eb3589d7GENEVA (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeDiplomacyEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba16683df7f404984205404eb3589d7Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:24:50 GMTNo. 22 Syracuse women defeat East Carolina 69-58http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b54e2108ef75419eb7d6df05fe1049a6FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 19 points, matching her career high, as No. 22 Syracuse women beat East Carolina 69-58 and advanced to Friday's championship in the Lucaya Division of the Junkanoo Jam.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b54e2108ef75419eb7d6df05fe1049a6Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:50 GMTSinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e0102cc488242afa2f2ae27a1e2fa09BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police have interrogated a prominent Irish Republican Army veteran about the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.iGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderNorthern IrelandBelfastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeIrelandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e0102cc488242afa2f2ae27a1e2fa09Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:26:16 GMTPele says 'nothing serious' with himhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32550b8edf8345528619e8d05271d2c2SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSoccerMen's soccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32550b8edf8345528619e8d05271d2c2Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:59:20 GMTEvangelicals with gay children challenging churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8a6666e9ffd4c89b31457f56c8466a1Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.By RACHEL ZOLLaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityReligious educationParentingRelationshipsMarriageReligionSocial affairsEducationReligious issuesSocial issuesLifestyleCouplesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8a6666e9ffd4c89b31457f56c8466a1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:01:00 GMTAgainst odds, Chicago school aims for championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04ba63b25fd94698ac5f503421510fecCHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballGangsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04ba63b25fd94698ac5f503421510fecThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:57:16 GMTAgainst odds, public school aims for championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ad7d8828da74884aebd03b179269befCHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballGangsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ad7d8828da74884aebd03b179269befThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:24:29 GMTHollande: France helped exile ex-Burkina leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f25f2ff66abd49e280a733e7208d6523PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande says France helped secure the exile of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore to "avoid a bloodbath."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceBurkina FasoParisWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f25f2ff66abd49e280a733e7208d6523Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:28:20 GMTBadgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ba3ccee20024a10b821be2fa0f2f649PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsWisconsinBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ba3ccee20024a10b821be2fa0f2f649Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:36:08 GMTMexico leader announces anti-crime crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6e96fb7f4f84cf8a72141ce609f3f39MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday that would give Congress the power to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs, and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeGangsState governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPoliceViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6e96fb7f4f84cf8a72141ce609f3f39Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:02:23 GMTLAPD: Arrested protesters to be released by dinnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d463d05a839948ab8b1c93ce1c554faeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d463d05a839948ab8b1c93ce1c554faeThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:36:51 GMTFlight 93 chapel closed after being struck by carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/506749181f3447cfbd9d983d1c183438SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it.aGeneral newsAccidentsAir travel disruptionsSeptember 11 attacksAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/506749181f3447cfbd9d983d1c183438Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:13:47 GMTRiviera rains leave at least 1 dead in floodinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101d47b107a4819a4f494d0a76e7aefPARIS (AP) — Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing.iGeneral newsFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersStormsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101d47b107a4819a4f494d0a76e7aefThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:29:02 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina tops Wisconsin 67-44http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e88151a78f34ceca3705a5268a09b50FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tina Roy scored 11 points and Jatarie White added 10 and No. 1 South Carolina beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsWisconsinSouth CarolinaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e88151a78f34ceca3705a5268a09b50Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:05:55 GMT1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9c2b0ace3f4195bfb2aeef54602105NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9c2b0ace3f4195bfb2aeef54602105Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:22 GMTFugitive New Zealand killer deported from Brazilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d135ac01e64b6098976d59a0404d44WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country.By NICK PERRYiGeneral newsFugitivesLaw and orderCrimeNew ZealandBrazilRio de JaneiroOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d135ac01e64b6098976d59a0404d44Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:35 GMTJohnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicagohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2d4f1047f0343d5bd78ece8a9324d61DETROIT (AP) — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2d4f1047f0343d5bd78ece8a9324d61Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:33:06 GMTEarly bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgivinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30beabd72fbb49cb90eb83ed3af55911NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGift shoppingNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30beabd72fbb49cb90eb83ed3af55911Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:39:54 GMT5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d7a59970214fd7bac29892aff3f60cGENEVA (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceInternational soccerCorruption in sports2014 FIFA World CupSoccerEventsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainRussiaQatarWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d7a59970214fd7bac29892aff3f60cThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:21:22 GMTVenezuela opposition leader will appear in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12ffd080efa0488984dc6d74ca8c30aeCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsProtests and demonstrationsAssassinationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12ffd080efa0488984dc6d74ca8c30aeThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:37:56 GMTPele doing 'fine' after move to special care unithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e527effa804c41a94fbfc69fd98f19SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e527effa804c41a94fbfc69fd98f19Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:39:54 GMTCentral Florida family rescued from state foresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/131e1fa0d8c94f4f86ea88fbc023dd78SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getting lost while biking.aGeneral newsForestsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/131e1fa0d8c94f4f86ea88fbc023dd78Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:47:28 GMTCalifornia Burger King employee finds $100,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0545caf1f65e4a8ba06c24948f22a54dSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.aGeneral newsOdditiesSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0545caf1f65e4a8ba06c24948f22a54dThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:35:53 GMTBomb kills 5 Nigerian troops; Boko Haram suspectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1d9e85342a48759284d979ae23de91YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Nigerian troops were killed and seven injured when a roadside bomb went off in northeastern Nigeria, an army colonel said.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1d9e85342a48759284d979ae23de91Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:05:14 GMTCreed frontman Scott Stapp says he's brokehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fc6cd5b8a924863b7854a9d06750324LOS ANGELES (AP) — Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fc6cd5b8a924863b7854a9d06750324Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:04 GMTGiant balloons draw oohs, ahhs at Macy's paradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c097b5847d6457dac9560304993b8deNEW YORK (AP) — Spectators of all ages oohed and ahhed as giant inflated characters floated through the streets of Manhattan during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsParadesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c097b5847d6457dac9560304993b8deThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:12:48 GMTFerguson gives thanks after a quiet nighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/715ba6dd99494a16a63864fbd2f5220dFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsVandalismCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/715ba6dd99494a16a63864fbd2f5220dThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:19:12 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c3132b2832e4a5188733ba08d31040aCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher.By JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCorrectional systemsLaw and orderVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c3132b2832e4a5188733ba08d31040aThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:38:59 GMTEx-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d613b3acf5e44796b672d9769a85c8cbLOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d613b3acf5e44796b672d9769a85c8cbThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:47:47 GMTLAPD: All arrested in protests released by dinnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06417d6b20af456d93b99c6e520bdddaLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department says demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Ferguson protests will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeVandalismLegal proceedingsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOaklandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06417d6b20af456d93b99c6e520bdddaThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:06:23 GMTFor some, location of Brown's hands irrelevanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c607b8c76d7d40d3945d26c9e197d8a0FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsRace and ethnicityLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMissouriCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c607b8c76d7d40d3945d26c9e197d8a0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:50:23 GMT11 burned bodies found in southern Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c3a9675f04a43d09b6425be5ffda1e0MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday, the same day police found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.By MARK STEVENSON and JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionGangsCrimeMissing personsGovernment and politicsPoliceViolent crimeLocal governmentsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c3a9675f04a43d09b6425be5ffda1e0Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:37:12 GMTUS celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf50849b98d4856bfaf65185ad59420NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsCrimeWeatherHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPolitical and civil unrestPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf50849b98d4856bfaf65185ad59420Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:51:48 GMTEllis helps No. 11 Kansas beat Rhode Islandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f48ee256868442e6942326646a38fbe7LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Perry Ellis and the Kansas Jayhawks took control early against Rhode Island.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasRhode IslandOrlandoUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f48ee256868442e6942326646a38fbe7Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:53:07 GMT