FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:24:49 -0800European court rules obesity can be a disabilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78e0b0386222401ab0a6c7a2a5e393b8LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.By VITNIJA SALDAVAiBusinessGeneral newsHealthObesityDiseases and conditionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78e0b0386222401ab0a6c7a2a5e393b8Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:15:06 GMTFord expands drivers air bag recall nationwidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25f9e041b82f49219534406f7ae682dcDETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25f9e041b82f49219534406f7ae682dcThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:03:40 GMTAfghanistan: Suicide bomber kills policemanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0bdedcdd92b4b4181984fe4b0938799KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer was killed and three were wounded Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber they were pursuing detonated his explosives-laden vehicle, an official said.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsWar and unrestPoliceTerrorismNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0bdedcdd92b4b4181984fe4b0938799Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:57:03 GMTVegas hotelier faces gambling commission scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de0d748ff341435ab6ba6341336a14d1LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions from gambling regulators for the second time this month about his cocaine use and questionable business dealings.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSmall businessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccommodationsTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de0d748ff341435ab6ba6341336a14d1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:26:19 GMTUK police probe murder claims in child abuse casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/532e3887de6a43f3a8f5d16db0cd8338LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they are investigating three allegations of murder as part of an inquiry into claims that politically powerful people sexually abused children several decades ago.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/532e3887de6a43f3a8f5d16db0cd8338Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:34:58 GMT3 plead not guilty to sodomizing teen in Kentuckyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb6d21d092a248569844b4c7ebf51a13HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three adults charged with sodomizing a 15-year-old boy who suffered critical injuries in the attack have entered not guilty pleas.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeViolent crimeKentuckyHopkinsvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb6d21d092a248569844b4c7ebf51a13Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:39:11 GMTNot much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fb6b55c6e29418ba6519ee082f1d423WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureDiplomacyTravel laws and regulationsInternational relationsLegislationGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyTravel safetyTravelLifestyleCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fb6b55c6e29418ba6519ee082f1d423Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:39 GMTKraft Foods CEO to retire; Cahill named successorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/181131796bc5496787a12bb372d7a562NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successor.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/181131796bc5496787a12bb372d7a562Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:46:38 GMTFrance fines 13 firms $1.2 bln for price-fixinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7998035366774565b3c158a46cf5a313PARIS (AP) — Penalizing a dirty business involving cleaning products, French regulators fined 13 consumer-products makers about 950 million euros ($1.2 billion) for price fixing on goods like shampoos, detergents and toothpaste.By JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7998035366774565b3c158a46cf5a313Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:44:18 GMTWorker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50301fa2c334a92a203c1808a1fca28GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out.aGeneral newsOdditiesNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50301fa2c334a92a203c1808a1fca28Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:23 GMTSelf-defense fails in Montana's man murder trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff3c62f085ca4ca3b15d29a3f0136da2MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Just days before he killed a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hairstylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes.By LISA BAUMANNaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeInternational studentsLaw and orderTheftEducationSocial affairsHamburgMontanaMissoulaGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff3c62f085ca4ca3b15d29a3f0136da2Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:02:25 GMTCircus disputes citation for hair-hanging accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1efa98b050514089aac3111d0194ebb6PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has contested a citation it received from federal regulators for an accident that sent eight hair-hanging acrobats plummeting to the ground during a live performance, severely injuring most of them.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsWorkplace safetyGovernment regulationsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestylePersonnelGovernment and politicsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1efa98b050514089aac3111d0194ebb6Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:32:03 GMTUS jobless aid applications decline to 289,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e0d73bbce4742ed8e97d9ed3b04a9ccWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e0d73bbce4742ed8e97d9ed3b04a9ccThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:14:40 GMTRights group decries judges' sacking in Maldiveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa4c0ba0fd4341d38025aca2142002b5COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group has criticized the dismissal of two top judges in the Maldives, including the country's chief justice, calling it an assault on judicial independence.iGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMaldivesSouth AsiaSri LankaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa4c0ba0fd4341d38025aca2142002b5Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:27:15 GMTSelf-defense fails in Montana man's murder trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/578e3aaab8f9406cb92582e8f4123033MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Just days before he killed a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hairstylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes.By LISA BAUMANNaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderTheftInternational studentsEducationSocial affairsHamburgMontanaMissoulaGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/578e3aaab8f9406cb92582e8f4123033Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:44:38 GMTUS stocks open higher, building on Fed gainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/620898969d6242e7ba3d1b2fb9f168d2NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/620898969d6242e7ba3d1b2fb9f168d2Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:44:06 GMTPutin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43b3d41e22544059812acbfa33210602MOSCOW (AP) — Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.By LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyAnimalsBearsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsMammalsRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineEuropeBlack SeaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43b3d41e22544059812acbfa33210602Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:10:58 GMTA tourist in Detroit: Motown, coney dogs and arthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20807b0014ec48f39bb072f6b385fed4DETROIT (AP) — I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay the city's bills, and bumped fists with the sculpture of boxer Joe Louis' powerful arm.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleVisual artsMuseumsLeisure travelArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20807b0014ec48f39bb072f6b385fed4Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:17:09 GMTLawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb49784fd39741588f0a2c8b56fc0e22ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission.By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb49784fd39741588f0a2c8b56fc0e22Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:06:05 GMTDutch Cabinet crisis deepenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd4ca36691e04baca87bbbc12094bf7bTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' prime minister has canceled plans to attend a European summit in Brussels in order to focus his full attention on a domestic political spat that is threatening to cause the collapse of his 2-year-old governing coalition.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsInternational relationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNetherlandsBrusselsThe HagueWestern EuropeEuropeBelgiumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd4ca36691e04baca87bbbc12094bf7bThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:31 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1471791f9db04d48ae5fbb3e9e9b0194Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1471791f9db04d48ae5fbb3e9e9b0194Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:53:42 GMTGermany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41426375f7d04cb1b11c687bb1b5b832BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine.iOdditiesBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41426375f7d04cb1b11c687bb1b5b832Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:57 GMTOfficial: 28 die in clashes in Central African Republichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90f3f658da7f40eab5c4afdf2e7e4344BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes in Central African Republic between Muslim and Christian fighters have killed 28 people, left dozens wounded and sent civilians fleeing for safety, a Red Cross official said Thursday.By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUAiGeneral newsWar and unrestChristianityReligionSocial affairsAfricaCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90f3f658da7f40eab5c4afdf2e7e4344Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMTMarathon bombing suspect due in court Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d62a7748334f5fb3e9eee9504652f7BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been seen in public since he was arraigned in July 2013, when he still bore signs of the bloody standoff with police that led to his capture and the death of his older brother, Tamerlan.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeNational courtsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d62a7748334f5fb3e9eee9504652f7Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:20:58 GMTEU leaders meeting about Russia, jumpstarting growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d64c078d4f14ca591b78718e3a6330aBRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of the 28 European Union countries are meeting to talk about two major issues —how to jumpstart sluggish economic growth at home, and how to deal long-term with Russia.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEuropeRussiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d64c078d4f14ca591b78718e3a6330aThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:21:56 GMTFeds sue New York City over widespread violence against young inmates at Rikers Island jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b93af9a650934f93b6a259cd2e022a5eNEW YORK (AP) — Feds sue New York City over widespread violence against young inmates at Rikers Island jail .aGeneral newsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b93af9a650934f93b6a259cd2e022a5eThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:32:38 GMTQ&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes formhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/245047fa7caf48969bfc96fd6d24dd84DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.By DAN ELLIOTThtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherStormsTornadoesDrone aircraftNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/245047fa7caf48969bfc96fd6d24dd84Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:13:34 GMTCambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/135ba484a28e4584a4c9b4b6cccb231cPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister has appealed to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.iGeneral newsDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCambodiaPhnom PenhSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/135ba484a28e4584a4c9b4b6cccb231cThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:10:24 GMTSerbia jails 11 rights activists during China summithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1238b2ab64df4acfb617a2b20bbec7f7BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia.iGeneral newsSummitsPolitical activismArrestsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesLaw and orderCrimeCorrectional systemsChinaSerbiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1238b2ab64df4acfb617a2b20bbec7f7Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:40 GMTFeds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/090b84d3b5784068b5a74e0be4b8a4e1NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/090b84d3b5784068b5a74e0be4b8a4e1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:39:04 GMTWater advisory continues after petroleum contamination in DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1e7f2cd988f4c4fb9229331ffa593bfWASHINGTON (AP) — Three schools in the nation's capital are closed Thursday amid an ongoing order not to drink tap water in a section of northwest Washington because of petroleum contamination in the water system.wGeneral newsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1e7f2cd988f4c4fb9229331ffa593bfThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:43:28 GMTPoll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble fallshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6078ecf5476b49fd95eb63e805934be3MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionEconomyFinancial crisisNational governmentsSocial affairsFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6078ecf5476b49fd95eb63e805934be3Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:05:31 GMTIrish face new abortion row over brain-dead womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8db2797ebd54fe3bbf5c8b2a4587491DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its constitutional ban on abortion again amid a case involving a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support.iGeneral newsHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8db2797ebd54fe3bbf5c8b2a4587491Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:26:31 GMTFeds: Uganda-based man counterfeited $2M in cashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6683e35748c04f5da24426ba1c6a69f1PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a man with leading an international counterfeit money operation based in the African nation of Uganda, and shipping bogus bills to the Pittsburgh area and other locations in the United States.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsCounterfeiting and forgeryCrimeUgandaPittsburghUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaPennsylvaniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6683e35748c04f5da24426ba1c6a69f1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:17:29 GMTTsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/286d23ae5e274f05980d395265715219BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/286d23ae5e274f05980d395265715219Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:16:31 GMTPolice: 3 killed as car hits people leaving churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4de862b85e09443ca8766d418fbe25a9REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A driver hit a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church as a Christmas service ended, killing three people — including two women in their 80s — and leaving up to nine others injured, police said.aGeneral newsPoliceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4de862b85e09443ca8766d418fbe25a9Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:48:22 GMTApplications for US unemployment aid slip to 289,000, lowest level in 6 weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce948704bfd34fcf843cd93906a88273WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 289,000, lowest level in 6 weeks.wBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce948704bfd34fcf843cd93906a88273Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:30:28 GMTPoll: 81 percent back Putin even as ruble fallshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eefef9482503405fb1e78db56a87f380MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost about half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionEconomyFinancial crisisNational governmentsSocial affairsFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eefef9482503405fb1e78db56a87f380Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:13:44 GMTSpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6495b1cb9ed344cf9c3cb0b612de14e1CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.By MARCIA DUNNaBusinessScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6495b1cb9ed344cf9c3cb0b612de14e1Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:47 GMTDutch secret service taps terror suspects' lawyershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b63ed496ab640e598b6c1bb4826c7a4AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch interior ministry has acknowledged the country's secret service sometimes taps the communications of lawyers who represent terrorism suspects.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b63ed496ab640e598b6c1bb4826c7a4Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:36:22 GMTUS stocks gain as energy sector extends reboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76ae999961a84f2589920ee53f797347NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened higher as the energy sector continued to rebound along with the price of oil. Oracle surged after reporting strong earnings.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76ae999961a84f2589920ee53f797347Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:59:10 GMTPakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6350f2a9b12145d7855a67348b9ff9faISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted bail to the chief suspect in the Mumbai attack trial, a defense lawyer said, a decision immediately criticized by India.iGeneral newsLegal proceedings2008 Mumbai attacksMilitant groupsTerrorismLaw and orderEventsWar and unrestPakistanIndiaMumbaiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6350f2a9b12145d7855a67348b9ff9faThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:02:16 GMTGulf stocks gain with Dubai closing 13 percent uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03ca70f65144555adeffa0e99cc37ccDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf equity markets made massive gains Thursday with Dubai's main stock market rising 13 percent, just two days after closing at its lowest point of the year.By AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle EastSaudi Arabiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03ca70f65144555adeffa0e99cc37ccThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:06:59 GMTSony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b676f5162f1348788dbed072265808a5TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNorth KoreaJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b676f5162f1348788dbed072265808a5Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:03 GMTCompetency hearings set in Slender Man stabbinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03f41739b1884219ac030903bbbee604WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will go before a judge considering their competency to stand trial.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03f41739b1884219ac030903bbbee604Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:25:39 GMT11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/523503f644424acabedbda3efe7908bbFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaGuineaLiberiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/523503f644424acabedbda3efe7908bbThu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:43 GMTColombia's government rebuffs rebel trucehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f488123c70847d18c3bb5097ecb8ef9BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government has rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying conditions demanded by the guerrillas' are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.By LLIBARDO CARDONAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrug-related crimeCease firesCrimeColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f488123c70847d18c3bb5097ecb8ef9Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:51:13 GMTMilitant video claims Tunisia assassinationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64784936ce654b6182018082c0d58be6TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A new video has surfaced claiming responsibility for the 2013 assassinations of two Tunisian politicians in the name of the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64784936ce654b6182018082c0d58be6Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:03:02 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8150324af5e4ce199075f065028540bBOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since July 2013.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8150324af5e4ce199075f065028540bThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:04:22 GMTSaudi says oil decisions not linked to politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f890c4a5892849a4a285763b842d8ce4RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi says there are no links between the kingdom's decision to oppose production cuts and politics.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesSaudi ArabiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f890c4a5892849a4a285763b842d8ce4Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:08:01 GMT