FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Nov 2014 11:55:01 -0800Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists, Iran (AP) — Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerrorismWar and unrestIranMiddle EastIraq, 23 Nov 2014 18:38:53 GMTAP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found ANGELES (AP) — It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.JOHN ROGERSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:02:11 GMTRelatives question honor for civil rights workers, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:41:51 GMTFrance captain under fire after David Cup loss, France (AP) — The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupMen's sportsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthFranceLilleSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 17:41:22 GMTIran releases British-Iranian woman on bail, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.iGeneral newsMen's volleyballWomen's sportsLegal proceedingsVolleyball gamesVolleyballSportsMen's sportsLaw and orderTehranIranUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 18:48:10 GMTMarijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsState legislatureHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsMaineLewistonPortlandDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:06:28 GMTIsraeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.JOSEF FEDERMANARON HELLERiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislationWar and unrestNational governmentsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 19:38:33 GMTRoger Federer's Switzerland wins Davis Cup final, France (AP) — Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 19:06:52 GMTMarion Barry remembered for love of DC Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsDistrict of ColumbiaSouth CarolinaBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 23 Nov 2014 18:35:03 GMTBoy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.aGeneral newsCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:08:59 GMTIggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs this the American Music Awards or the Australian Music Awards?MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAmerican Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 23 Nov 2014 18:53:08 GMTIsraeli Cabinet approves nationality bill (AP) — Israel's Cabinet approved a contentious bill Sunday to officially define it as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move that looks to further inflame tensions with Arab Israelis and Palestinians and potentially shake up the ruling coalition government.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 16:15:34 GMTButton's F1 future unclear after difficult season DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champion Jenson Button's future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 19:24:55 GMTDozens of horses die in stable fire near Chicago (AP) — Authorities say as many as 32 horses died in a fire that destroyed a stable near Chicago.aGeneral newsSportsHorsesFiresMammalsAnimalsAccidents and disastersChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:50:15 GMTWorkers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.BALINT SZLANKOiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsUkraineNetherlandsDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Nov 2014 16:45:53 GMTEgypt willing to send troops to future Palestine (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel's security.Associated PressiGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 16:47:15 GMTNew Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.MICHAEL CATALINIaGeneral newsEducationViolent crimeState legislatureCrimeLegislationSocial affairsHigher educationSchool athleticsSportsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:07:14 GMTJindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.MELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislaturePolitical endorsementsState governmentsPolitical approval ratingsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislationPublic opinionSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeTexasNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:46:21 GMTGiffords rides in Tucson cycling event, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among the hundreds of cyclists who completed an annual bike ride in Tucson.aGeneral newsRoad cyclingOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCyclingSportsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:39:47 GMTMother who shot children dies from her injuries, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two, before turning the gun on herself has died from her injuries.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Nov 2014 18:20:31 GMTKenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTransportationWar and unrestTerrorismKenyaNairobiSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 18:05:03 GMT'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million YORK (AP) — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 23 Nov 2014 18:22:14 GMTUS tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension (AP) — The U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their deadline, a senior American official said Sunday.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyViennaIranUnited StatesAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 19:48:13 GMTPutin says he won't be Russia's president for life (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 19:18:01 GMTFerguson tense ahead of grand jury decision, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.JOHN O'CONNORJIM SALTERaGeneral newsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:46:28 GMTTunisians hold landmark presidential election, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZASAM KIMBALLiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRebellions and uprisingsNational electionsPolitical and civil unrestTerrorismWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 17:32:06 GMTHunter dies after accidentally shooting himself WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey goose hunter who was out with his father died after he accidentally shot himself in the head and neck.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:30:12 GMTMan ID'd who lit house on fire, ambushed officers, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersCrimeViolent crimeTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:05:01 GMTPope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.PIETRO DE CRISTOFAROiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 17:43:49 GMTObama expresses sadness at death of Marion Barry, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing his sadness over the death of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry.BY DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:16:15 GMTRosberg misses out on F1 title after poor race DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg's bid to overtake teammate Lewis Hamilton in the standings for his first title on the final day of a gripping Formula One season lasted three seconds.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 16:33:54 GMTSyrian rebels attack besieged Shiite villages (AP) — Al-Qaida militants and Syrian rebels launched an attack against two predominantly Shiite Muslim villages in northern Syria that have been under siege for some 18 months, activists and a monitoring group said Sunday.iGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 16:46:21 GMTDiplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extension (AP) — A senior American official says the U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their Monday deadline.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaViennaGermanyAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 19:39:10 GMTIran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension (AP) — With a deadline for a nuclear deal less than two days away, negotiators faced the choice Sunday of pushing on despite diminishing chance of agreement, or shifting to ways of extending negotiations past the target date.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyViennaIranUnited StatesAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:22:41 GMTUS looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesEpidemicsDiseases and conditionsLegislatureGeneral newsLung diseaseUnited StatesGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneWest AfricaUgandaSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAfricaEast AfricaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 17:25:11 GMTObama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:04:59 GMTPressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.TIM DAHLBERGiGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 17:27:13 GMTChurch members each get $500 to do good for world (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsEducation costsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAmmanJordanChicagoLa SalleMiddle EastIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:15:55 GMTFormer DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78 (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.BEN NUCKOLSBRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical movementsLegislatureDrug-related crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesDistrict of ColumbiaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 23 Nov 2014 19:41:03 GMTNo. 1 Florida State faces another test in Florida, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Florida State is not as dominant as the 2013 Seminoles that swarmed opponents en route to a national championship. Ten games have proven the 2014 roster is unlikely to mimic that record-breaking level of play, but these 'Noles have pushed through new tests almost on a weekly basis.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 19:04:02 GMTVatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest (AP) — Legal documents show an American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed man committed other acts of sexual abuse.aGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesReligious issues, 23 Nov 2014 18:01:31 GMTObama defends moves on immigration, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislationTV newsLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaTelevisionUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:07:50 GMTNigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack, Nigeria (AP) — An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.HARUNA UMARCHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 17:32:40 GMTSudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur said Sunday that the Sudanese government has asked it to prepare plans to exit the country, amid tension between Khartoum and the mission over an investigation into allegations of mass rape.iGeneral newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseEgyptSudanNorth AfricaKhartoumMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 17:12:21 GMTFlorida State starter in library during shooting, Fla. (AP) — Florida State starting defensive lineman Derrick Mitchell Jr. was in the school library Thursday when a 2005 graduate shot and wounded three people before being killed by police. He played in a football game a little more than 48 hours later.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsLibrariesCollege footballEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsFootballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:19:29 GMT6 new Catholic saints at a glance CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.The Associated PressiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyVatican CityIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 18:03:05 GMTNamibia to pick new president in Nov. 28 election, Namibia (AP) — This year, Namibia unveiled a hilltop statue of independence leader Sam Nujoma holding aloft a copy of the African country's constitution, which was amended to let him to serve three terms as president until 2005. With the ruling party he led poised for another election win this week, analysts say a tougher test of Namibian democracy will come when an opposition party wins.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsNamibiaWindhoekAfricaSouthern Africa, 23 Nov 2014 16:49:18 GMTMcIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSydneyDubaiAustraliaOceaniaUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 19:46:01 GMTSuicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.RAHIM FAIEZLYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational agreementsAccidents and disastersVolleyball gamesVolleyballTerrorismInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSportsAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:26:36 GMTFort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentMilitary facilitiesArmed forcesEnergy and the environmentForestsPersonnelMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryMaterials industryIndustrial products and servicesNatural resource managementLand environmentNew YorkWatertownUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:10:38 GMT