FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:47:51 -0800No. 3 Arizona beats Kansas State 72-68 in Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89729287ffb646c9b7791bc73fb91929LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Arizona came to Maui to face adversity. There was some back in the desert through the first four games, though most of that was self-inflicted.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballMen's college basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsArizonaKansasHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89729287ffb646c9b7791bc73fb91929Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:45:40 GMTScott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab21adc766740c584748815607b55a3SYDNEY (AP) — On the eve of the Australian Open — and their first tournament together since September — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSydneyAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab21adc766740c584748815607b55a3Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:45:13 GMTGuard reinforcements contain damage in Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6be8f0fb476843d7932bf934ee0c2991FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6be8f0fb476843d7932bf934ee0c2991Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:20 GMTIPTL: New league offers a new look for tennishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f8dac02934542d79074bc7ebca1dd5cThere's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League that gets under way on Friday.By C.RAJSHEKHAR RAOsSportsDavis CupMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsSingaporeUnited Arab EmiratesIndiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f8dac02934542d79074bc7ebca1dd5cWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:07:05 GMTAP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba919bcc9cba40aaaa09e1cfff0ee637WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.By DINA CAPPIELLOhtBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and naturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba919bcc9cba40aaaa09e1cfff0ee637Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:17:18 GMTSenators rally in 3rd period, beat Blues in SOhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/772c6e3d376a444b8a6ccc2ed3747d5fST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Condra and Alex Chiasson scored third-period goals for the Ottawa Senators, who rallied to tie it and then beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday night.By NATE LATSCHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/772c6e3d376a444b8a6ccc2ed3747d5fWed, 26 Nov 2014 04:51:47 GMTOfficial: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cfd9d68ecdc4bfc8e91e60e113bf653QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police spokesman says gunmen have killed four health workers administering polio vaccines in a southwestern city.iGeneral newsWar and unrestImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cfd9d68ecdc4bfc8e91e60e113bf653Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:20:25 GMTReview: 4 shopping apps that will save you moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec9bf763bb81470997ed7dd74d520480NEW YORK (AP) — Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.By JOSEPH PISANIhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec9bf763bb81470997ed7dd74d520480Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:48 GMTLawson has 20 points, Nuggets beat Bulls 114-109http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f670d310647f440d948e75c32791fa7dDENVER (AP) — Ty Lawson scored 20 points, including a key jumper in the waning seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.By DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f670d310647f440d948e75c32791fa7dWed, 26 Nov 2014 04:54:13 GMTIran parliament approve science minister nomineehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d4128c3152d4edb914a6176702ea390TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for minister of science.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d4128c3152d4edb914a6176702ea390Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:09 GMTKillings surge in Mexico state at tip of Bajahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1d8e95804e5472b876d9203c886b4e5MEXICO CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly a year ago.By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesLa PazNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBoliviaSouth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1d8e95804e5472b876d9203c886b4e5Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:04:01 GMTEyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/778d8dc2633f43a1bb1d084d6286e4edWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational agreementsCampaignsImmigration policyPhilanthropic foundationsLegislatureImmigrationInternational relationsElectionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsPhilanthropyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/778d8dc2633f43a1bb1d084d6286e4edWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:24:21 GMTFreighter with 700 migrants being towed to Cretehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03ae82e9aa234d09a66d4dd75ee742b0ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a navy vessel is towing a crippled freighter with hundreds of migrants on board to safety on the southern island of Crete, battling gale-force winds and high waves as it does so.iGeneral newsGreeceCreteWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03ae82e9aa234d09a66d4dd75ee742b0Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:57:52 GMTSouth Asian leaders gather at regional summithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683ccc6700a44325a95f4c77f1a97135KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, gathered in Nepal's capital Wednesday to boost cooperation in trade and energy and seek greater peace in the region, home to more than a fifth of the world's population.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsRegional cooperationGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndiaSouth AsiaNepalPakistanAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683ccc6700a44325a95f4c77f1a97135Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:43:08 GMTProsecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58de65136d3b4270b5dfc7e44e557dc6FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.By ANDALE GROSS and TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58de65136d3b4270b5dfc7e44e557dc6Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:17:50 GMTNo. 12 Villanova beats No. 19 Michigan 60-55http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d65b500684428584d9080134d075d0NEW YORK (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston ended some back-and-forth drama worthy of March with a bucket, a block and then a mad break — straight into the waiting arms of his Villanova teammates.By DAN GELSTONsSportsMen's basketballFootballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d65b500684428584d9080134d075d0Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:46:47 GMTMessi gains Champions League record with hat trickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac791be0b81841aaa347f98b3201b154Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia.By DANIELLA MATARsSportsMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerUEFA Champions LeagueSoccerEventsMoscowManchesterBarcelonaRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeSpainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac791be0b81841aaa347f98b3201b154Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:29:28 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d8dc0c2da624a07bb86ecb8206ecbc9Today is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaGovernment payGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d8dc0c2da624a07bb86ecb8206ecbc9Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:04 GMTAsia stocks rise after US growth revised higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4206fdcd223d4e43bba2eb7839522008Asian stock markets mostly posted modest gains Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth was tempered by a less rosy outlook for China.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4206fdcd223d4e43bba2eb7839522008Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:34:19 GMTCleveland crowd protests over boy shot by policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f81b60637b344d78a890826539f9d57CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimePolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f81b60637b344d78a890826539f9d57Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:45:12 GMTWhite House veto threat shelves possible tax planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/691590caf43c4258ad2f3f2476ac0f25WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/691590caf43c4258ad2f3f2476ac0f25Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:26:13 GMTRickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollutionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36ada11db9a04e58b6b5fcbb37d5f47dNEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyAir qualityEnvironmental concernsTrafficEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsTransportationNew DelhiIndiaCaliforniaSouth AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36ada11db9a04e58b6b5fcbb37d5f47dWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:54 GMTProtesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5458486fba940c6a3786f725aaad2a1FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5458486fba940c6a3786f725aaad2a1Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:19:23 GMTADB: Japan likely to return to growth in 4Qhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e843bbe408a4d5e80ebb4bf74415e26MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Asian Development Bank says Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies.iBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyJapanPhilippinesManilaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e843bbe408a4d5e80ebb4bf74415e26Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:44:37 GMTOnce maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/205517f4690c4914bd5f6c1f8d577c52YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTehranIranIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/205517f4690c4914bd5f6c1f8d577c52Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:25:58 GMTHong Kong police arrest student protest leadershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916c81fb0a7f4335a2a3f1e6cfc3c35aHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916c81fb0a7f4335a2a3f1e6cfc3c35aWed, 26 Nov 2014 05:33:06 GMTSeguin, Klingberg lead Stars over slumping Oilershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62d8d958260e416eb4fb964fbb05112dDALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored two goals to give him an NHL-leading 17, and rookie defenseman John Klingberg added a goal from center ice and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySeguinDallasEdmontonTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62d8d958260e416eb4fb964fbb05112dWed, 26 Nov 2014 05:05:03 GMTObama's immigration move disappoints businesseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c552feb74a384ad4b1dee0bb9696de5cWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationPassports and visasSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesTravelLifestyleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c552feb74a384ad4b1dee0bb9696de5cWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:22:03 GMTOhio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgivinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69fa6f9efebf457dba11bddd59974504COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysSeasonal jobsOccasionsLifestyleCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69fa6f9efebf457dba11bddd59974504Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:19:27 GMTNo. 15 San Diego St routs Pitt 74-57 in Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfd3174801a243c99791fc3ac5881f53LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — San Diego State fought through a tight game and won in a runaway to open the Maui Invitational.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfd3174801a243c99791fc3ac5881f53Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:59:06 GMTAP sources: Gov't to set a stricter smog standardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed06992e4e3e40e29b33471c7d0183a4WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.By DINA CAPPIELLOhtBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed06992e4e3e40e29b33471c7d0183a4Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:14:15 GMTThanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67fedce3c6ad444c993f132eeb835404MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.By FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelWeatherWinter weatherTravelOccasionsLifestyleNew YorkNew York CityNewarkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jerseyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67fedce3c6ad444c993f132eeb835404Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:04:59 GMTDucks beat Flames at home for 19th straight timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80843874932f47df89ec175048c418d6ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey and Kyle Palmieri staked Anaheim to a big lead, and the Ducks then held on for their 19th straight home victory against Calgary, beating the Flames 3-2 on Tuesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaCalgaryUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80843874932f47df89ec175048c418d6Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:17:00 GMTBeloved macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e998a6de5ba45e79020a29517feaf85CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In one of the world's most-hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution.By JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationVenezuelaCaracasSan FranciscoSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e998a6de5ba45e79020a29517feaf85Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:27:48 GMTBriere's OT goal lifts Avalanche over Coyoteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5cb9e5a67043bb86a666305fbcab1eGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Briere scored 3:16 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche completed a comeback from three goals down to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Tuesday night.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsArizonaColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5cb9e5a67043bb86a666305fbcab1eWed, 26 Nov 2014 05:28:17 GMTMaryland beats No. 13 Iowa St 72-63 in CBE Classichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e84e5000d0c64a95a5cd6bbcb5044234KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jared Nickens and Jake Layman scored 15 points apiece to lead a balanced attack, and Maryland beat No. 13 Iowa State 72-63 on Tuesday night in the championship game of the CBE Classic.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsIowaMarylandMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e84e5000d0c64a95a5cd6bbcb5044234Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:48:59 GMTBama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St hold playoff placeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef17574e36a243bd882ac7d2869b056dAlabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOregonFloridaMississippiAlabamaDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef17574e36a243bd882ac7d2869b056dWed, 26 Nov 2014 04:42:49 GMTIndia's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbb1654c1df470d8a65ca21984d39c7NEW DELHI (AP) — India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country's 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country's banking regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Sharia funds.By NIRMALA GEORGEiBusinessGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbb1654c1df470d8a65ca21984d39c7Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:51 GMTOfficials: US drone kills 4 militants in Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af9a225b06140868eb568180a1de910ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged militants in the country's tribal region along the Afghan border.By ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af9a225b06140868eb568180a1de910Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:50 GMTDevelopers look to create underground NYC parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/689b6913c4084b4fa58825508d43e6e3NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/689b6913c4084b4fa58825508d43e6e3Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:10:53 GMTArab world's beloved singer Sabah dies at 87http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1f9f32b6d5f4463945a52af2caa5cf9BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, an icon of Arab music, died Wednesday after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said. She was 87.iGeneral newsMusicObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1f9f32b6d5f4463945a52af2caa5cf9Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:15:24 GMTCanucks' Miller makes 20 saves, beats Devils 2-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c80c1d1878ea471a89200b25952c369cVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBritish ColumbiaVancouverNew JerseyCanadaNorth AmericaUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c80c1d1878ea471a89200b25952c369cWed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:58 GMTThai police kept illicit fortune in hidden vaultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56f28e711094c08913835555639bc27BANGKOK (AP) — Two top police officers embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal in Thailand kept an illicit fortune that included antique paintings, golden postage stamps and tens of millions of dollars in cash hidden in secret vaults at a dozen private residences, authorities said Wednesday.iGeneral newsCrimeThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56f28e711094c08913835555639bc27Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:49:01 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky routs Texas-Arlington 92-44http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0e071017b964ca29353d20fb2ce2ebbLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari found much to like about the box score of yet another blowout win, taking particular satisfaction in his team's playing time.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0e071017b964ca29353d20fb2ce2ebbWed, 26 Nov 2014 04:57:58 GMTChina asks US for help in hunting down fugitiveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59a37e1025ba441f96bd89b65721abafBEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese diplomat Wednesday called on the U.S. and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot.iGeneral newsExtraditionFugitivesLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeChinaBeijingCanadaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59a37e1025ba441f96bd89b65721abafWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:51:28 GMTProtesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d05ab5409ac146ab82e089306d58d950FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeRiotsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil rights violationsLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d05ab5409ac146ab82e089306d58d950Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:41:17 GMTUN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c68a836a3df4b8aa9281333c3de2aa5KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.iGeneral newsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c68a836a3df4b8aa9281333c3de2aa5Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:34:55 GMTBenin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d8f6b13139b44dc8ad88a06b29e7066COTONOU, Benin (AP) — The Healthy Ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthBeninCotonouWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d8f6b13139b44dc8ad88a06b29e7066Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:16:25 GMTProtests against Ferguson decision grow across UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0cd9c02a204efb8c20930175a3f153People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsBlockadesCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0cd9c02a204efb8c20930175a3f153Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:11:00 GMTAP PHOTOS: Turkey farmers connect with NYC buyershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd84d0edd10843769631e279d24c7facWEST WINFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — On a cold and rainy November morning, farmers Mary Carpenter and Paul Dench-Layton waded arm-in-arm into the large soggy paddock that's home to their Broad Breasted Whites, nearly 250 gobbling, barking, and bumbling Thanksgiving turkeys.By JOHN MINCHILLOaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd84d0edd10843769631e279d24c7facWed, 26 Nov 2014 06:47:19 GMT