FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Dec 2014 20:23:04 -0800Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and more YORK (AP) — See Cuba before it changes. Check out the Expo in Milan. And if you're heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center's observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take the subway to Queens and see if you can figure out why it topped Lonely Planet's "best in the U.S." destinations for 2015.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleRestaurantsLeisure travelWorld War IIAmusement and theme parksFood and drinkEventsRecreation and leisureQueensMilanNew York CityCubaNew YorkUnited StatesJapanNew OrleansManhattanNorth AmericaItalyWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEast AsiaAsiaLouisiana, 23 Dec 2014 01:39:42 GMTTexas TV meteorologist improving after shooting, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better."aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:33:24 GMTHarden's 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95 (AP) — James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and snap a two-game skid.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:44:08 GMTMemorial services held for Sydney siege victims (AP) — Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAustraliaSydneyOceania, 23 Dec 2014 03:46:53 GMTJudge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentCorrectional systemsOklahomaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:28:56 GMTBroncos, Bengals tied 7-7 after 1st quarter (AP) — Aqib Talib returned Andy Dalton's too-high pass for a touchdown and Jeremy Hill countered with an 85-yard touchdown run on Monday night, leaving the Broncos and Bengals tied 7-7 after the first quarter.By JOE KAYsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:19:56 GMTBattered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsPoliceCrimeLegal proceedingsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:38:59 GMTMexico: Local police involved in 2011 migrant massacres CITY (AP) — Local police in the city of San Fernando in northern Mexico were involved in the 2011 massacres of 193 mainly Central American migrants whose bodies were found in mass graves, according to federal prosecutors.By MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Dec 2014 03:27:29 GMTBroncos lead Bengals 28-27 after 3rd quarter (AP) — Peyton Manning shook off a poor first half by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, rallying the Denver Broncos to a 28-27 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals after three quarters on Monday night.By JOE KAYsSportsProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:07:25 GMTCuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZiBusinessGeneral newsExtraditionFugitivesPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw and orderImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesCubaHavanaUnited StatesNew JerseyCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:18:50 GMT2004 tsunami: People rushing choppers to get aid 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the seventh of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersAcehIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaSumatraAsia, 23 Dec 2014 03:53:25 GMTJapan's emperor turns 81, renews peace commitment (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito says he "ardently" hoped Japan will strive hard as a peaceful country, as he celebrated his 81th birthday ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.iGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 23 Dec 2014 04:10:57 GMTNo. 6 Wisconsin beats California 68-56, Calif. (AP) — Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day break to beat California 68-56 on Monday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:03:07 GMTGa. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday.By PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCriminal investigationsSmugglingArrestsLaw and orderCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAtlantaNew YorkNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:39:32 GMTNorth Korean websites back online after shutdown, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.htGeneral newsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologySouth KoreaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:29:26 GMTNo. 14 Georgia remains undefeated 62-43 over Belmont, Ga. (AP) — Shacobia Barbee had 13 points on Monday night, and Marjorie Butler sparked No. 14 Georgia's second-half run to get past Belmont and remain undefeated with a 62-43 win.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAthensGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:31:00 GMTHill's run helps Bengals lead Broncos 20-7 at half (AP) — Aqib Talib returned Andy Dalton's too-high pass for a touchdown, but Jeremy Hill countered with an 85-yard touchdown run on Monday night and the Bengals ran their way to a 20-7 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos.By JOE KAYsSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:20 GMTBarkov's SO goal lifts Panthers over Penguins, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night.By BILL WHITEHEADsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:03:30 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 3 BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the third day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Monday:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:03:39 GMTSmith, Rinne lift Predators to rout of Columbus, Ohio (AP) — Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:02:20 GMTThai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationNational courtsAgricultureIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:29:43 GMTWilliams has 18, No. 21 Ohio St rolls over Miami U, Ohio (AP) — Reserve guard Kam Williams scored 18 points and No. 21 Ohio State went on a 26-3 run in the first half to beat Miami (Ohio) 93-55 on Monday night.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:22:16 GMTJudge strikes down wage boost for some home workers (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that would have meant higher pay for some home health care workers.By SAM HANANELwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsStrikesLabor issuesNational courtsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulations, 23 Dec 2014 03:43:19 GMTHornets top Nuggets 110-82 for third straight win, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker is beginning to emerge as the multifaceted point guard the Charlotte Hornets hoped he would become.By STEVE REEDsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:57:16 GMTRose keys Bulls' big 4th in victory over Raptors (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 29 points, Jimmy Butler added 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Toronto Raptors' six-game winning streak with a 129-120 victory on Monday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballChicagoTorontoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 23 Dec 2014 04:15:34 GMTValles Caldera looks to future as national park, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANtTravelLifestyleNational parksScienceLegislatureEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:31:06 GMTGitmo envoy at State Department returning to law firm (AP) — The State Department official responsible for diplomatic efforts to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees is returning to his law firm.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 23 Dec 2014 02:02:59 GMTShippers seek US mediator in port labor talks ANGELES (AP) — The association that represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators at West Coast seaports says it's asking for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers.aBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnel, 23 Dec 2014 02:44:02 GMTNo. 24 Colorado State stays unbeaten, 75-54 COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Daniel Bejarano scored 15 points, John Gillon had 14, and No. 24 Colorado State won its 12th straight game to extend the best start in school history with a 75-54 victory over Charleston Southern on Monday night.By DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsColoradoFort CollinsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:35:19 GMTPG&E discloses more emails with state regulators FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest power utility released a dozen more emails Monday that it said showed improper back-channel discussions between the utility and top state regulators.By ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustriesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:05:44 GMTNo. 25 TCU tops Grambling 80-39 in return to poll WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyan Anderson scored 17 points and No. 25 TCU beat Grambling State 80-39 Monday night in the Frogs' first game as a ranked team in almost 16 years.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:09:48 GMTNo. 22 Baylor holds on 70-66 over Southern U, Texas (AP) — Rico Gathers had 16 points with 11 rebounds and No. 22 Baylor held on to win its first game this season as a ranked team, 70-66 over Southern University on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:53:07 GMTNo. 19 Oklahoma beats Weber State 85-51, Okla. (AP) — The No. 19-ranked Oklahoma Sooners went on a scoring binge, setting an NCAA Division I record with 39 straight points, to rout Weber State on Monday night.By MURRAY EVANSsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsBasketballOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:08 GMTHoltby, Capitals stay hot, edge Senators 2-1 (AP) — Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:22 GMTNorth Korea Internet outage in wake of Sony attack over (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."By ERIC TUCKERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyService outagesHackingInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:02:26 GMTNicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests from citizens in recent weeks.By LUIS GALEANOiBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental impact assessmentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNicaraguaPanama CanalManaguaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaPanama, 23 Dec 2014 04:00:44 GMTNorth Korea experiencing severe Internet outages (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."By ERIC TUCKERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyService outagesHackingInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:40:33 GMTStaten leads No. 18 West Virginia over Wofford, W.Va. (AP) — Juwan Staten had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 18 West Virginia to a 77-44 win over Wofford on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:31:20 GMTIndianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed (AP) — Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm.tTravelLifestyleUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:33:04 GMTNo. 17 St. John's beats Long Beach State 66-49 YORK (AP) — St. John's is in a place they haven't been in well over two decades, but Red Storm coach Steve Lavin isn't jumping up and down in celebration. The No. 17 ranked St. John's beat Long Beach State 66-49 on Monday night to improve to 10-1.By DENIS GORMANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:11:54 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:13:32 GMTEx-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the U.S. attorney to later announce a federal investigation of the incident.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeProtests and demonstrationsEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 23 Dec 2014 02:06:21 GMTAsian stocks rise on 'Santa rally' after Wall St record (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street closed at record highs in a traditional pre-Christmas advance.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesEast AsiaShanghaiUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:04:54 GMTJustin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 23 Dec 2014 01:21:36 GMTTemple stuns No. 10 Kansas with 77-52 blowout (AP) — As he tried to recall some of the game's most pivotal plays, Fran Dunphy called one shot "impossible" and shook his head in disbelief when recalling two others that somehow banked in.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 23 Dec 2014 03:49:20 GMTCeremony marks new national monument in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — Several dignitaries received plaster replicas of an Ice Age mammoth tooth on Monday to help mark the dedication of a new national monument in a fossil-rich area at the northern edge of the Las Vegas valley.By KEN RITTERtTravelLifestyleNational parksPaleontologyGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelAccommodationsScienceLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 01:28:36 GMTParker returns, leads Spurs past Clippers, 125-118 ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 26 points in his return from a five-game absence, igniting the San Antonio Spurs to a season-high 37 assists and a 125-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:07:12 GMTConnaughton leads No. 16 Notre Dame over NIU 91-66 BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pat Connaughton had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 16 Notre Dame to a 91-66 win over Northern Illinois on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSouth BendIllinoisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:27 GMTBurks, Hayward lead Jazz past Grizzlies, 97-91, Tenn. (AP) — Alec Burks scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 21 and the Utah Jazz handed the Memphis Grizzlies their third straight loss with a 97-91 victory Monday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMemphisUtahTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 04:01:35 GMTExperts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsAnimalsWolvesWater environmentNational courtsLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMinnesotaWisconsinMichiganNorth America, 23 Dec 2014 02:15:16 GMT