FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Dec 2014 05:01:45 -0800Deputies: Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub, Fla. (AP) — A 27-year-old woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook.aGeneral newsCrimeFloridaSt. PetersburgTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 12:22:55 GMTUS not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.By HOPE YENwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDisaster planning and responseHurricane Sandy 2012Emergency managementAccidents and disastersEventsTerrorismWar and unrestNatural disastersStormsWeatherMilitary and defense, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:11 GMTHungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary.By PABLO GORONDIiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseHungarySerbiaHelsinkiKosovoSyriaTurkeyEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle EastMediterranean SeaEastern EuropeFinland, 19 Dec 2014 12:49:48 GMTPolish school honors Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for a Catholic university in southern Poland says it has bestowed an honorary doctorate on Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in recognition of his efforts to reveal the full evil of the Holocaust and defend human dignity.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:31 GMTIndonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.iGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 10:48:03 GMTJags' Marks caps 21-13 win over Titans with sack, Fla. (AP) — Sen'Derrick Marks slipped by Andy Levitre, grabbed Charlie Whitehurst around the legs and dragged him to the ground.By MARK LONGsSportsProfessional footballFootballJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 08:54:57 GMTJapan scientist quits as cell research discredited (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results.fBusinessScienceStem cell researchMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 12:25:30 GMT12 workers freed from collapsed tunnel in Vietnam, Vietnam (AP) — An official says rescuers have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction in central Vietnam.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsProduction facilitiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersCorporate newsBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryVietnamSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 11:40:26 GMTSri Lankan opposition pledges war crime inquiry, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate said Friday that the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsWar crimesInternational relationsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsInternational lawCourtsWar and unrestPolitical issuesNational electionsElectionsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsJudiciarySri LankaSouth AsiaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 12:06:09 GMTGreek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday that someone he did not identify had attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionElectionsGovernment and politicsGeneral electionsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestNational electionsPolitical issuesCrimeGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 11:03:27 GMTBlackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street. But its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and services, 19 Dec 2014 12:59:04 GMTSpanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ (AP) — Spanish police were searching for possible explosives at the headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance Friday.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolitical partiesLaw and orderCrimePolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 10:20:54 GMTSmashing Pumpkins' Corgan looks ahead, not back (AP) — The Smashing Pumpkins are dead. Long live the Smashing Pumpkins.BY JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 19 Dec 2014 12:22:36 GMTDutch coalition crisis fizzles out (AP) — A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:08 GMTEcclestone trying to revive South African GP (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says he is keen to return South Africa to the schedule.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSouth AfricaAfricaRussiaSouthern AfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 12:33:48 GMTAP PHOTOS: 4 seasons in 1 war on WWI battlefields, Belgium (AP) — A century on, the four seasons bring constant changes to the scarred landscapes and ruins of the World War I battlefields in Belgium and northern France.By VIRGINIA MAYOiGeneral newsWorld War IEventsBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 11:29:51 GMTGerman consumer confidence on the rise (AP) — German consumer confidence is continuing to improve, supported by expectations of increasing economic strength and a greater willingness to make purchases.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyLeading economic indicatorsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 08:53:42 GMTMistrial declared for man accused of stalking Ashanti YORK (AP) — A juror's illness has prompted a Manhattan judge to declare a mistrial for a man accused of stalking R&B star Ashanti.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and order, 19 Dec 2014 12:06:35 GMTSony hack adds to security pressure on companies (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingComputer crimeGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesCrimeChinaJapanEast AsiaBeijingNorth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaSouth KoreaNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 11:43:41 GMTChina arrests US aid work in N Korean border town (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.iGeneral newsArrestsVocational educationLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsChinaNorth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 12:41:44 GMTPa. couple charged in boy's death waives hearing BROOK, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple charged in the torture death of the woman's 3-year-old son will head to trial after waiving their preliminary hearings.aGeneral newsActs of torture, 19 Dec 2014 12:28:54 GMTPakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.By MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrest2008 Mumbai attacksTerrorismCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPakistanMumbaiSouth AsiaAsiaIndia, 19 Dec 2014 12:05:21 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 10:51:30 GMTBlackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, surprises Street YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate news, 19 Dec 2014 12:29:16 GMTGlobal markets rally for 2nd day after Fed pledge, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsStock marketsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaEast AsiaAustraliaAsiaOceania, 19 Dec 2014 10:16:05 GMTThai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm (AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.fBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:13 GMTPope boosts Rome's 2024 bid but warns: 'I won't be around' CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: "I won't be around."iGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesReligionSummer Olympic gamesEventsSocial affairsVatican CityRomeWestern EuropeEuropeItaly, 19 Dec 2014 12:14:58 GMTVictory for plaintiff in China gay conversion case (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China's first case involving so-called conversion therapy.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 12:20:02 GMTBombings kill 11 people in Iraq (AP) — Iraqi authorities say bombings have killed 11 people in the capital Baghdad.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:32 GMTBelarus slaps 30 percent fee at currency exchanges, Belarus (AP) — Belarus has imposed a 30 percent fee on any currency exchange transactions in an effort to contain any panic that has spilled over from neighboring Russia.YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsBelarusMinskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 12:30:59 GMTTrade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion, Mozambique (AP) — China's ambassador to Mozambique says trade between the two countries increased to nearly $3 billion this year.iGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational relationsEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaMozambiqueMaputoGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEast AfricaAfrica, 19 Dec 2014 11:43:56 GMTEPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.BY DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentWaste managementLegislatureAir qualityLegislationUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentEco-friendly practices, 19 Dec 2014 08:39:38 GMTLava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market (AP) — Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small town of Pahoa.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 10:34:28 GMTFord House sells Cezanne painting for $100 million POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House has sold an oil painting by French post-impressionist artist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPaintingHome buyingEndowmentsVisual artsResidential real estateLifestylePhilanthropySocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 11:36:21 GMT8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustraliaSydneyOceania, 19 Dec 2014 10:22:43 GMTIsraeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 19 Dec 2014 11:15:21 GMTImage of Asia: Celebrating Hanukkah in Myanmar this photo by Khin Maung Win, members of a tiny Jewish community in Myanmar's largest city celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. They were joined by visitors in Myanmar's only synagogue, the 118-year-old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. The Jews in predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar, also known as Burma, are descendants of 19th century migrants from Iraq, Europe and India. Before World War II, more than 2,500 Jews lived in Myanmar, and now only a few dozen remain. They are led by the patriarch of the community, Moses Samuels, who lit candles on a menorah this week together with a Myanmar politician, an Israeli representative and other guests.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHolidaysJudaismOccasionsLifestyleReligionSocial affairsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 10:28:26 GMTSepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Morocco (AP) — Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Dec 2014 12:47:25 GMTRussian opposition activist faces 10 years behind bars (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for a total of 10 years on allegations of fraud.iGeneral newsCrimePolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 11:24:11 GMTGift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.By RON HARRIShtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnology, 19 Dec 2014 09:06:15 GMTSnyder learning that there's never enough time (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder provides an inside look.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsCoachingMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 08:40:31 GMTLennon & Maisy working on picture book YORK (AP) — Lennon & Maisy, the Canadian-born music and acting team, will soon be Lennon & Maisy the co-authors.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureChildren's entertainmentEntertainment, 19 Dec 2014 12:26:09 GMTHK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial that amplified anger at the city's elite.By CHRISTY CHOIfBusinessConspiracyCrimeGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Dec 2014 12:20:48 GMTActor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview YORK (AP) — Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor only once.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 12:31:53 GMTBritain moves closer to allowing women in combat (AP) — Britain is moving closer to allowing female soldiers to take a role in close combat on the front lines.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 10:40:41 GMTFIFA VP Jim Boyce says World Cup investigation report to be published; No date set, Morocco (AP) — FIFA VP Jim Boyce says World Cup investigation report to be published; No date set.sSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerEventsMen's sportsSoccerMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Dec 2014 12:37:52 GMT5 die in Mozambique floods, Mozambique (AP) — Five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities.By EMMANUEL CAMILLOiGeneral newsFloodsAccidents and disastersHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsMozambiqueMaputoEast AfricaAfrica, 19 Dec 2014 12:17:11 GMTPolice: Abducted 5-year-old NY boy found dead, N.Y. (AP) — New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Dec 2014 11:53:19 GMTUN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations, Liberia (AP) — U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is visiting the countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis in West Africa.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaGuinea, 19 Dec 2014 11:06:19 GMTKey Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold War Britain, has died. She was 70.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsObituariesPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Dec 2014 11:14:12 GMT