FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Dec 2014 04:06:05 -0800Spain: Princess Cristina going on trial for fraud (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the country's royal family to go to court since the royalty was restored in 1975.iGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 09:46:46 GMTAustralia family found after 10 days in wilderness (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelAustraliaOceania, 22 Dec 2014 11:56:17 GMTAP PHOTOS: Sheetos, the street-mime of Cairo (AP) — Bright colors, strange clothes and a striking white mask steal the attention of everyday people going about their business in downtown Cairo. This is the stage for Mohammed Saeed (aka Sheetos) who is waging a lonely campaign to introduce the art of mime to modern Egypt.By HAI MALEKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 08:49:05 GMTChina punishes hospital for operating room photos (AP) — Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.iGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsChinaXi'anGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:16 GMTEgypt: Security forces kill 5 Islamic militants (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces killed five militants from a Sinai-based group allied with Islamic State extremists during a raid in the country's north.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 08:37:44 GMTItalian police breakup neo-Fascist plot (AP) — Italian authorities say they have cracked a neo-Fascist plot to attack immigrants and political targets, including magistrates.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 10:56:06 GMTNew-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a new hope rises (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, the new Milwaukee Bucks ownership group provides an inside look from the front office:By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndustrial products and servicesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 09:02:56 GMTIndonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape case, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced five janitors Monday to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 22 Dec 2014 11:44:32 GMTAriz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyGovernment programsImmigrationLegal proceedingsBorder securityCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsNational securityPoliceGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 08:35:09 GMTYoung immigrants to line up for driver's licenses (AP) — Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationNational courtsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 08:25:23 GMTBelarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.By YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEconomyGovernment and politicsCuisinesFood and drinkLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDiplomacyBelarusRussiaMoscowMinskEuropeKazakhstanUkraineEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 10:00:59 GMTPope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucracy CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 11:59:28 GMTFrench police raise security after weekend attacks (AP) — French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians.iGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 11:03:14 GMTFrance raises number of car rampage injured to 13 (AP) — France's top security official has raised the number of people injured by a rampaging driver to 13, and is cautioning against jumping to conclusions about the attack.iGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 11:38:42 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 newsCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 10:57:56 GMTList of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresArizonaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 11:34:12 GMTNBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's sportsHolidaysNBA FinalsMen's basketballFootballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballOccasionsLifestyleEventsOklahoma CityNew York CityFloridaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Dec 2014 09:46:55 GMTRomo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Colts, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 09:00:58 GMTSkiers have reservations over airbag safety system GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to.By ANDREW DAMPFhtSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingMen's skiingSkiingAthlete injuriesSports sponsorshipWomen's sportsMen's sportsAthlete healthAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologySports businessItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 10:09:00 GMTSeahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs that they've qualified for the postseason, there's no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL PlayoffsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballEventsAthlete healthMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballSeattleMissouriTexasOaklandDallasSan DiegoHoustonWashingtonCincinnatiKansas CitySt. LouisClevelandPittsburghNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaOhioPennsylvania, 22 Dec 2014 09:24:18 GMTOpposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar .iGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMaterials industryIndustriesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 10:27:40 GMTChinese military plane crashes, 2 deaths reported (AP) — A Chinese military plane has crashed in the country's northwest and a news website says at least two people were killed.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 10:13:55 GMTSKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsHackingProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryTechnology issuesTechnologyCorporate newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 11:25:12 GMTZimbabwe's president fires more cabinet members, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government says the president has fired two cabinet ministers believed to be loyal to the ousted vice president, while thousands of civil servants have not been paid Christmas bonuses.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinetsCivil serviceZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 11:16:19 GMTDolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikings GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they're also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row.By STEVEN WINEsSportsCoachingNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 09:48:00 GMTGlobal markets gain as oil rebounds, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher Monday after the Federal Reserve's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil boosted energy stocks.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryCurrency marketsFinancial marketsIndustriesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCommodity marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesSouth KoreaEast AsiaShanghaiAsiaChinaGreater China, 22 Dec 2014 10:15:43 GMTAP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKEaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCriminal investigationsHuman welfareLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment grantsLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesMontanaMaineSouth CarolinaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 08:02:19 GMTSpain handing out $3B in planet's biggest lottery (AP) — The drawing is underway in Spain for the world's biggest lottery payoff, a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders.iGeneral newsLotteriesSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 09:21:25 GMTAbandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsHealthOccupational healthProduction facilitiesDiseases and conditionsEnvironmental healthPublic healthCorporate newsBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 08:49:22 GMTRussian minister talks up the ruble (AP) — A senior Russian minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment and politicsRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 22 Dec 2014 11:11:28 GMTChina indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 11:47:12 GMT10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.By JERRY HARMER and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral news2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiNatural disastersForensicsAccidents and disastersOceansEventsLaw and orderEnvironment and natureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanAsia, 22 Dec 2014 11:06:07 GMTForgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsHealthOccupational healthCorporate legal affairsProduction facilitiesLegal proceedingsDiseases and conditionsEnvironmentGovernment and politicsPolitical activismEnvironmental healthPublic healthCorporate newsBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesLaw and orderEnvironment and naturePolitical issuesIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 08:06:02 GMTN. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentPolitical defectionsGovernment and politicsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 09:29:20 GMTICYMI: Ravens, Saints stumble; 3 titles to decide Joe Flacco's Ravens and Drew Brees' Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNFL PlayoffsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 09:28:30 GMTKurdish fighters face resistance from IS in Iraq, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in Iraq have pushed deeper into the town of Sinjar, held by the Islamic State group, but are facing stiff resistance from the Sunni militants who captured it in August.By DALTON BENNETTiGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 11:27:32 GMTNFL Capsules, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional footballFootballWisconsinDallasNew YorkHoustonMissouriSeattleTexasPhiladelphiaPittsburghGreen BayOaklandTampaWashingtonCincinnatiKansas CityNewtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaCaliforniaFloridaOhioNew Jersey, 22 Dec 2014 09:16:22 GMTPalestinian man arrested after foiled attack on soldier (AP) — The Israel military says a Palestinian man has been arrested after a foiled attack on a soldier in the West Bank.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 08:54:27 GMTJones' return helps Falcons eliminate Saints, 30-14 ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones needed only two offensive snaps to dispel any notion that he'd be merely a decoy for the Atlanta Falcons, too hampered by his injured hip to be truly effective.By BRETT MARTELsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 09:31:54 GMTFatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 22 Dec 2014 11:15:55 GMTIndia lawmakers demand Modi speak on Hindu conversions DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house repeatedly adjourned after descending into shouting matches.By NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsHinduismIslamReligionChristianityGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesIndiaNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 11:53:51 GMTChina opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea (AP) — China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea, China's foreign ministry said Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaEast AsiaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 10:18:32 GMTUS Navy helicopter makes crash landing in Kuwait, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters crash-landed during training at Camp Buehring in Kuwait and that the six-member crew survived, with some sustaining minor injuries.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBahrainManamaKuwaitMiddle East, 22 Dec 2014 10:42:07 GMTAP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKEaGeneral newsGovernment grantsNational governmentsCrimes against childrenCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 08:01:00 GMTAP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014 YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegislaturePublic opinionAfrican-AmericansDisease outbreaksNational courtsGovernment and politicsVeteransEventsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSocial affairsPublic healthNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesUkraineMalaysiaWest AfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaAfrica, 22 Dec 2014 10:58:50 GMTSpain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the royalty was restored in 1975.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Dec 2014 10:14:53 GMTChinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reported (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country's northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsChinaXi'anBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 11:27:37 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people —most of them children — in what was one of the country's deadliest attacks in years. In the days that followed, families buried the victims of the massacre, residents held vigils and the nation mourned its loss.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWest BankMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 22 Dec 2014 08:19:25 GMTRepublicans in charge of Senate _ but 2016 awaits (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 Dec 2014 08:13:00 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police stormed the cafe to free the captives, two of whom were killed along with the gunman, an Iranian-born, self-styled cleric with a lengthy criminal history.Associated PressaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Dec 2014 09:56:28 GMT