FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:39:42 -0800Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b6535a1c0f44ca818d4737033a3414MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege sportsHeisman TrophyCollege footballEventsFootballWisconsinMinnesotaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b6535a1c0f44ca818d4737033a3414Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:37:07 GMTRussian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd7158b0d9d94adf8acbe80f3b023644MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsHealthMultiple sclerosisHuman rights and civil libertiesHeadachesHealth care policyHealth care reformProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd7158b0d9d94adf8acbe80f3b023644Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:05:13 GMTChalmers leads Australian Open; McIlroy shares 2ndhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c414502c5404e39899fd5e0735ac9e8SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSydneyAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c414502c5404e39899fd5e0735ac9e8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:50 GMTFournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00c8a30e20a14913ac838a833806ce2fCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Leonard Fournette barreled over a Texas A&M defender and scored in the second quarter, the Aggies had to know it was going to be a long night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00c8a30e20a14913ac838a833806ce2fFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:19:52 GMTForsberg, Rinne lead Preds over Oilers 1-0 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdfd84573154be690c75d5bdbfcd991NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.By JIM DIAMONDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNashvilleEdmontonTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbdfd84573154be690c75d5bdbfcd991Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:04:19 GMTVolcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e9e558ab374f1592b6637c22883b02TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.iGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e9e558ab374f1592b6637c22883b02Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMTSeahawks lead 49ers 16-3 after third quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b8e59cfdd8422ca38b4574a86cfc67SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Hauschka kicked his third goal of the game for Seattle and Phil Dawson put San Francisco on the board with a 40-yard field goal, and the Seahawks led the 49ers 16-3 after the third quarter Thursday night.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b8e59cfdd8422ca38b4574a86cfc67Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:59:32 GMTGinsburg back at home, expected at court next weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cf7096d39bf453f940a13abe1941a50WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cf7096d39bf453f940a13abe1941a50Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMTMexico president announces anti-crime crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f3b7c7772b40ecaa60f96f2af5ae5eMEXICO 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 corruptionCrimeGangsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPoliceViolent crimePolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f3b7c7772b40ecaa60f96f2af5ae5eFri, 28 Nov 2014 03:58:57 GMTVisitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feastinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d4f6780fd842c9b72937aad8afb985LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaFood and drinkGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysCarnivalsOccasionsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d4f6780fd842c9b72937aad8afb985Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:09:51 GMTAsian energy shares slide after OPEC decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/312870014704405a90ebea102c666325HONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and Asian energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of economic data releases but other regional indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/312870014704405a90ebea102c666325Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:29:00 GMTImmigrants' chances tied to their state's policeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58facabe7e4e445c9f725005cee6c6cbPHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyHigher educationGovernment programsEducation costsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyEducationUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaUtahNevadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58facabe7e4e445c9f725005cee6c6cbFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMTHuskies beat Spartans 78-56 in Wooden openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96834d0d1e56489b89c04fb7de72eecaFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Donaven Dorsey scored 17 points and Robert Upshaw tied his own school record with seven blocked shots, powering Washington to a 78-56 rout of San Jose State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy tournament.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96834d0d1e56489b89c04fb7de72eecaFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:40:39 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcbe24579b5847b4b070aa259208ea52ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsChristianityIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcbe24579b5847b4b070aa259208ea52Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:40 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea53fd9108841f1bdc918fe00d064adToday is Friday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2014. There are 33 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationUnited StatesSt. LouisEast AsiaMissouriNew YorkNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea53fd9108841f1bdc918fe00d064adFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:01 GMTNamibia votes in election favoring ruling partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15f3a463c224dc597dcef9b245092e1JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational electionsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical organizationsNamibiaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15f3a463c224dc597dcef9b245092e1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:32:42 GMTIndonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted in 2002 bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f29204af18df4dc3b12a2bb368ad8ca3MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhilippinesManilaIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f29204af18df4dc3b12a2bb368ad8ca3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:24:59 GMTScott shoots 66 to move up at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d09ce96839354112bed077307f53dfefSYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 Friday to put himself back in contention at the Australian Open after starting the round in danger of missing the cut.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d09ce96839354112bed077307f53dfefFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:57:18 GMTPele says 'nothing serious' with himhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74a1985ee354d4ca443e44e57521cf8SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSoccerMen's soccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74a1985ee354d4ca443e44e57521cf8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:11 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f26796f6a60e4b58b4f1eb7df9dda7b7"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f26796f6a60e4b58b4f1eb7df9dda7b7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:12 GMTEnergy shares slide after OPEC decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8bf4d384ea4eeb852192eb2929385fHONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8bf4d384ea4eeb852192eb2929385fFri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:34 GMTSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03b12be69ac146e191c4a3d0da6242fcSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: "I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game."By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03b12be69ac146e191c4a3d0da6242fcFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:04:01 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 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2250fbe3b28549a7942c16c2b5c4e35fYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2250fbe3b28549a7942c16c2b5c4e35fFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:51:37 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27ffa6c2d487423fbdae35c93cde1907BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive is opting not to sanction France or Italy just yet over their failure to meet targets on their public finances.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFranceItalyEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27ffa6c2d487423fbdae35c93cde1907Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:02:29 GMTIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa8e9d089a441c4aa985ceea7742dc6CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highland Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.By FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsCrimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa8e9d089a441c4aa985ceea7742dc6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:07:40 GMTEnergy revolution spells doom for German villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dceb96cee7648d9b7695057f57e3e53ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.By JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUtilitiesCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dceb96cee7648d9b7695057f57e3e53Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:35:19 GMT1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f2020c09e99413c869eadfca55946a7CAIRO (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f2020c09e99413c869eadfca55946a7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:26:47 GMTSouthern Democrats urge a return to party basicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966654e87cb64d29a337ac1b7c23a587ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomic policyPolitical partiesState legislatureState governmentsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaRaleighUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966654e87cb64d29a337ac1b7c23a587Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:02:23 GMTChalmers takes 2nd-round lead at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9c9936a3ff41169a6835e2b047643bSYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66 while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c9c9936a3ff41169a6835e2b047643bFri, 28 Nov 2014 07:16:30 GMTNo. 5 Carolina rolls past No. 22 UCLA, 78-56http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e4ea879e0f74205ab3f17e51390321ePARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams walked into the postgame interview room and immediately rearranged the place cards that signified where Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson would sit.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaBahamasJacksonBirminghamUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanTennesseeAlabamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e4ea879e0f74205ab3f17e51390321eFri, 28 Nov 2014 04:34:25 GMTIndia believes its abducted workers in Iraq alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cb03bbb3d14ccab513f09e3fb64e49NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one who escaped that the others had been killed.iGeneral newsKidnappingAccidentsAccidents and disastersCrimeGovernment and politicsIndiaIraqSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02cb03bbb3d14ccab513f09e3fb64e49Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:57:41 GMTBoykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec76e4543714e02a724a0519e7f9aeaAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU took the field on Thanksgiving night determined to send a message to the rest of college football.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec76e4543714e02a724a0519e7f9aeaFri, 28 Nov 2014 05:27:53 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1636641abe3427186812566fc94424cTOKYO (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1636641abe3427186812566fc94424cFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:17:21 GMTSeahawks lead 49ers 13-0 at halftimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d851a568133d4c2b9a9677b9c109b8b0SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Hauschka kicked two second-quarter field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks led the San Francisco 49ers 13-0 at halftime Thursday night.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d851a568133d4c2b9a9677b9c109b8b0Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:07:53 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d46c1a6bc0b545b78254cb6fc9f6553aNEW YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.aBusinessGeneral newsDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d46c1a6bc0b545b78254cb6fc9f6553aFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:53:50 GMTViolence in China continued despite crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a7b71bb213d4461a7bbb2e68dedf5d4BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityWar and unrestViolenceTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a7b71bb213d4461a7bbb2e68dedf5d4Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:42 GMTLions begin crucial homestand with win over Bearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218007f2b1ae460bab86add735b2f707DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218007f2b1ae460bab86add735b2f707Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:28:50 GMTAustralia out of step with new climate momentumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5adddacbcb3947669423fe229b86a7fdCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.By ROD McGUIRKiBusinessGeneral newsScienceSummitsEnvironmental policyDiplomacyClimateG-20 SummitEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsEconomyCoral reefsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEventsAir qualityEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsAustraliaLimaParisUnited StatesCanberraOceaniaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanFranceWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5adddacbcb3947669423fe229b86a7fdFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:35:49 GMTFerguson gives thanks after a quiet nighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de2bf0ff55cb401db7c14e204071d3a7FERGUSON, 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/de2bf0ff55cb401db7c14e204071d3a7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:28 GMTNo. 18 Florida holds off UAB, 56-47http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2d9a9df94fa49afb3fd7f5320b0c2eePARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michael Frazier scored 14 points, Chris Chiozza added 13 points, and No. 18 Florida survived another rough offensive night to beat Alabama-Birmingham 56-47 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsFloridaBahamasUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2d9a9df94fa49afb3fd7f5320b0c2eeFri, 28 Nov 2014 04:47:35 GMTFerguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7d3d847926423ebb4c29c3f099e174MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aBusinessGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df7d3d847926423ebb4c29c3f099e174Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:21:08 GMTOil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a81fb4da3aa449a9f0746fe89cd33e6A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsJapanMalaysiaPhilippinesBeijingSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a81fb4da3aa449a9f0746fe89cd33e6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:11:17 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cf3bafa87ea4a93b20d6d27c712e5bcPARIS (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cf3bafa87ea4a93b20d6d27c712e5bcFri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:47 GMTEagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9d8d4115474489b8aa06c2ed0064a8ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9d8d4115474489b8aa06c2ed0064a8Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:09:41 GMTGrowers grateful for higher Christmas tree priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e526e038a94f4312a995562b0d0d2e45DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.By SCOTT McFETRIDGEaBusinessGeneral newsPricesAgricultureHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEconomyIndustriesDes MoinesIowaMichiganOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e526e038a94f4312a995562b0d0d2e45Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:04 GMT1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/700400bde9b34f6fbbdebe02c45cd617CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsOdditiesRecord setting eventsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleAustraliaCanberraOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/700400bde9b34f6fbbdebe02c45cd617Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:51:21 GMTRebels push forward in southern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89921ed51cd34897b1caca3acb58282dBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of powerBy BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestLocal governmentsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaDamascusIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89921ed51cd34897b1caca3acb58282dFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:28 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f696e08f57904d56836b29614f09d059BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismCrimeMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f696e08f57904d56836b29614f09d059Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:48 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdfd75d771ee448eb1176d3d1195dfd7ST. LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aGeneral newsVandalismProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdfd75d771ee448eb1176d3d1195dfd7Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:15:12 GMT