FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 09:05:18 -0800For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 15:51:54 GMTNovelist PD James dies aged 94 (AP) — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentObituariesBooks and literatureEntertainmentOxfordUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 13:54:47 GMTEgypt braces for new Islamist protest (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIslamismPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 16:41:09 GMTQueen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94 (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureObituariesCivil serviceEntertainmentGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomOxfordWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 15:09:38 GMTToyota, tire maker Toyo issue safety recalls ANGELES (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 27 Nov 2014 16:30:38 GMTJustice sent home after heart stent implanted (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsLiberalismElectionsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsNational electionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:28:12 GMTIran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 13:56:27 GMT10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army, India (AP) — Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 16:09:15 GMTNew Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegislatureJudiciaryWar and unrestPolitical issuesUkraineEuropeRussiaKievEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:01 GMTExpectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive (AP) — Authorities in Pittsburgh say a pregnant woman sitting outside a neighborhood drugstore was struck and killed when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:40:31 GMTSlovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country early next year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSlovakiaBratislavaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 14:48:31 GMTBahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.By AVA TURNQUEST and BEN FOXiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigrationPassports and visasGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsTravelLifestyleBahamasHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:46:19 GMTThanksgiving menu: Turkey, parades, shopping deals, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal finance, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:30 GMTAmericans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeAgricultureIndustriesQueensNew York CityNew HampshireNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:37:08 GMTFerguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCASaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:09:58 GMTFull holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert (AP) — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.wFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesBusiness, 27 Nov 2014 15:56:13 GMTGreece says under pressure for new austerity, Greece (AP) — A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:43:10 GMTEU piling pressure on Google to change ways (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.By RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:14:02 GMTMubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsRebellions and uprisingsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 16:39:48 GMTSwiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsNazismRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanySwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:38 GMTPolice return to Hernandez home seeking sneakers ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeMassachusettsAttleboroUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:47:49 GMTIsrael says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 16:06:19 GMTProtesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestArsonViolent crimeArrestsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesCalifornia, 27 Nov 2014 14:56:32 GMTPopovich, Ginobili reflect on their rocky start a January night in Indiana more than a decade ago, 26-year-old Manu Ginobili was sitting on the floor near the end of the San Antonio Spurs bench as coach Gregg Popovich walked toward him.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 27 Nov 2014 16:22:56 GMTTaliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies, as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 16:50:07 GMTIndia: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 14:33:11 GMTSpain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman (AP) — A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from her Madrid apartment sparked an outcry, team officials said.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerSoccerProfessional soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 16:25:40 GMTCourtney Force and Rahal announce engagement of the most famous names in racing are uniting.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's sportsAutomobile racingNHRAIndyCarItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 14:56:59 GMTBelize charges man in Panama diplomat killing CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.iGeneral newsCrimeDiplomacyViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBelizePanamaBelmopanCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:23 GMTSouthern Democrats trying to recover lost ground (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsState legislaturePolitical partiesEconomyLegislaturePolitical organizationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 14:00:21 GMTAfghan police: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesDiplomacyAccidents and disastersInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiaUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:24:04 GMTHundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc.By JOVANA GECiGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsBoycottsPolitical and civil unrestSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:20 GMTCrowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade YORK (AP) — Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisure, 27 Nov 2014 14:21:05 GMTOPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices (AP) — OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:25 GMTHospital says Pele taken to 'special care' unit PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection.iGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:38:15 GMTLiberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year, Liberia (AP) — As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaAfricaGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 16:24:24 GMTBrazil's Rousseff to name economic team DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:05 GMTFerguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:26:10 GMTBelize charges man in killing of Panama diplomat CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.iGeneral newsCrimeDiplomacyViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBelizePanamaBelmopanCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 15:12:51 GMTJudge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs' (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister probably did throw the "politically toxic" insult "plebs" at policemen.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 16:35:47 GMTMosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 15:42:41 GMTFrida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsPaintingMexicoNew YorkNew York CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited States, 27 Nov 2014 15:52:34 GMT11 burned bodies found in southern Mexico CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 16:42:16 GMTOPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day (AP) — OPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day.iBusinessGeneral news, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:46 GMTObama's action fuels worry about immigration scams DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.By ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsImmigrationSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 14:46:21 GMTOriginal Alice manuscript to travel to US museums (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomPhiladelphiaWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 16:05:25 GMTFerguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:45 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 15:44:11 GMTNigeria parliament: Shell should pay $3.6 billion, Nigeria (AP) — A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill.iBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 15:56:39 GMTUN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use, Congo (AP) — U. N. peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home, a spokesman for the force said Thursday.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoUkraineCentral AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:01 GMT