FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Nov 2014 09:43:23 -0800Obama announces Hagel resignation from Pentagon (AP) — President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time" for him to complete his service.By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsMilitary and defenseGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsMilitary leadershipNational securityCabinetsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 16:20:39 GMTUnited Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.By STEPHEN SINGERaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 16:53:05 GMTUnder pressure, Hagel steps as Pentagon chief (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsVeteransDefense policyMilitary leadershipNational securityForeign policyInternational relationsLegislatureCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 16:39:14 GMTOhio police probe shooting of boy with replica gun (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsLegislationLaw and orderLegislatureGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:38:19 GMTIndustry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think (AP) — In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?By THOMAS PEIPERTaBusinessGeneral newsSportsTravelLifestyleSports businessCustomer statisticsOutdoor recreationConsumer products and servicesIndustriesRecreation and leisureCorporate newsColoradoVailUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:10:33 GMTEx-Steelers player eyes Pennsylvania high court, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsElectionsJudicial appointments and nominationsProfessional footballJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsState governmentsFootballNFL footballPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:59:58 GMTFerguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries, Mo. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:33:09 GMTJudge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:58:59 GMTNike extends contract with USOC through 2020 swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020.By EDDIE PELLSfBusinessSportsSports sponsorshipOlympic gamesSports businessEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:12:37 GMTTribe becomes 1st to launch online gambling in NJ CITY, N.J. (AP) — California's Pala Indians have launched their Internet gambling site in New Jersey following a test period last week, becoming the first tribe to do so in the state.By WAYNE PARRYhtBusinessGeneral newsNative AmericansGambling laws and regulationsTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyAtlantic CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:25:23 GMTFire damages 750-year-old oak tree in Poland, Poland (AP) — A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest.iGeneral newsTreesArsonFiresDeciduous treesPlantsCrimeAccidents and disastersPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 16:19:44 GMTHagel: US on stronger course toward security (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defense Department and the United States on a stronger course toward stability and security.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:29:59 GMTFDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer (AP) — U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.By The Associated PresshtBusinessHealthCancerMedical technologyDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsTechnologySurgical procedures, 24 Nov 2014 16:34:29 GMTSwiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove (AP) — A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish heirs.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanySwitzerlandBernMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 17:35:31 GMTJapanese man gets back boat lost in 2011 tsunami (AP) — A Japanese man says he's grateful for the return of his boat three years after it disappeared in the 2011 tsunami.aGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersTsunamisHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:55:12 GMTIn Iran, Muslim clerics vow to combat extremists, Iran (AP) — Muslim clerics meeting in Iran have vowed to counter extremists like the Islamic State group through mosques and Islamic teaching centers.iGeneral newsMiddle EastIranIraq, 24 Nov 2014 16:39:28 GMTSting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical YORK (AP) — Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicPerforming artsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 16:17:55 GMTIn wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.By KRISTIN M. HALLaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCorporate managementMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:27:54 GMTSuspect in 5 Kansas City deaths pleads not guilty CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing five people in a Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood has pleaded not guilty to all charges he faces, including five counts of first-degree murder.By MARGARET STAFFORDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderKansas CityKansasMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:27:42 GMTBroadway-bound magician shows what's up his sleeve YORK (AP) — One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they're both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand.By MARK KENNEDY and JOHN CARUCCIhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyPerforming artsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 16:20:54 GMTSouth Carolina women No. 1 in AP Poll for 1st time Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:10:54 GMTVeteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.By WILL LESTERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNewspapersJournalismSchool guidance counselingObituariesCampaignsNews mediaJournalistsMediaEducationSocial affairsElectionsProfessional footballFootballSportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:17:29 GMTCollege buys $219K Chinese conference table, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.aGeneral newsHigher educationState legislatureEducationSocial affairsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsChinaNew JerseyGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:26:30 GMTPope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit, France (AP) — Pope Francis is set to deliver his first public speech about Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.iGeneral newsChristianityImmigrationReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:11 GMTJudith Ivey to play Thatcher in 'The Audience' YORK (AP) — Judith Ivey will need to get in touch with her fearsome side. She's going to be the "Iron Lady" on Broadway.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 17:37:24 GMTPolice: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary.aOdditiesSocial mediaArrestsOnline mediaMediaTheftCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:31:30 GMTLawyers of al-Jazeera reporter urge his release (AP) — The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist have called for his release, either on the basis of a recent law that allows Egypt's president to deport foreign defendants, or because of health reasons.iGeneral newsEgyptQatarMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 16:51:50 GMTQuestions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy (AP) — The city of Detroit said Monday it needs more time to wrap up critical deals with creditors before it will be ready to officially emerge from bankruptcy.By ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:52:37 GMTPoster for 'London After Midnight' sells for $478K (AP) — A poster for the 1927 film "London After Midnight," starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyle, 24 Nov 2014 17:13:23 GMTHagel: 'Greatest privilege' of life was to lead, serve with men and women of the Defense Dept (AP) — Hagel: 'Greatest privilege' of life was to lead, serve with men and women of the Defense Dept.wGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 24 Nov 2014 16:24:20 GMTU.Va. frat leader sickened by rape allegation, Va. (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia's Inter-Fraternity Council says he was sickened by a female student's account of being gang-raped by seven men at a fraternity.By FREDERIC J. FROMMERaGeneral newsHigher educationCollegiate organizationsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsViolent crimeCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:07:22 GMTChurch members each get $500 to do good for world (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.By SHARON COHENaGeneral newsObituariesAthlete injuriesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleHigher educationEducationSocial affairsEducation costsAthlete healthSportsJordanAmmanChicagoLa SalleMiddle EastIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:13:36 GMTMorocco rights groups boycotting Marrakech meeting, Morocco (AP) — A group of Moroccan human rights groups announced Monday they would boycott an international human rights conference being held in their country because of consistent government interference.By PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesBoycottsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 17:22:33 GMTIran nuclear talks to be extended until July (AP) — Facing still significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranViennaUnited StatesMiddle EastAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:17:54 GMTUS stocks inch further into record territory YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market moved slightly higher in early afternoon trading Monday, keeping major indexes at record levels. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyUnited StatesEast AsiaChinaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaAsiaGreater China, 24 Nov 2014 17:22:51 GMTStudent held after Fort Sam Houston lockdown ANTONIO (AP) — A college student has been detained after driving onto Fort Sam Houston over the weekend, causing a nearly four-hour lockdown.aGeneral newsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaHouston, 24 Nov 2014 17:34:02 GMTEx-owner of defunct arena football team arrested (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a one-time owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush for alleged fraud in the operation and purchase of the arena football team.aGeneral newsSportsArrestsFraud and false statementsFootballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderCrimeProfessional footballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:31:50 GMTUS Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh (AP) — United States Steel Corp. has announced it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the NHL's Penguins' redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site.By JOE MANDAKaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPittsburghUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:43:15 GMTExaminer rules NYC police shooting a homicide YORK (AP) — Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:41:00 GMTPolice: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear' (AP) — Cleveland police say an officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be a replica gun.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:30:59 GMTForces backing elected Libyan government take town (AP) — Forces allied to Libya's elected government seized a western mountain town after heavy airstrikes drove back rival militias on Monday, as warplanes also bombed Tripoli's only functioning airport, killing two people, officials said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 17:29:48 GMTLongtime NHL coach Pat Quinn dies at 71, British Columbia (AP) — Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn has died at age 71.sSportsObituariesProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 16:27:48 GMTFrancis meets Egyptian president on European trip CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis emphasized Egypt's role in establishing Middle East peace during a meeting with the country's president.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsItalyVatican CityEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 16:51:10 GMTCongo: Amnesty says Belgian firm evicted hundreds, Congo (AP) — A Belgian company destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsKinshasaDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 16:19:25 GMTBudweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip YORK (AP) — Budweiser is putting its Clydesdale out to pasture for the holidays.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 24 Nov 2014 16:30:32 GMTPolice shooting in housing project ruled homicide YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner ruled Monday that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide, and politicians planned to meet with prosecutors later in the day to discuss the findings.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 17:35:54 GMTUnseen Arthur Miller drama to premiere in Britain (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPerforming artsEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 16:28:53 GMTJohnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseball, 24 Nov 2014 16:45:55 GMTSyrian on hunger strike outside Greek parliament, Greece (AP) — About 150 Syrian civil war refugees have begun a hunger strike in front of Greece's Parliament, urging the government to grant them temporary working and residence rights.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesLegislatureGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 17:35:30 GMTIsraeli police say Arab stabs Jew in Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli police say an Arab assailant has stabbed a Jewish man in Jerusalem.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorismWar and unrestLegislatureJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 17:23:03 GMT