FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:00:04 -0800Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08f12b2496b947e68aa34233e30b4c01HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08f12b2496b947e68aa34233e30b4c01Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:38:15 GMT7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd9278f24b0f417db877d1440f8a953dTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd9278f24b0f417db877d1440f8a953dSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:48:46 GMTJets players speak out on murdered NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/061218087da2432ba671addd1156c939EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyBrooklynNew York CityFergusonUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/061218087da2432ba671addd1156c939Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:34:56 GMTNewton: Fans 'classless' for cheering when Manziel injuredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ed0a564e1144d468eec490b9732dff9CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton said the Panthers fans who cheered when Johnny Manziel injured his hamstring in the second quarter are "classless."By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNewtonCharlotteClevelandNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ed0a564e1144d468eec490b9732dff9Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:28:30 GMTPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff byehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2be8024c8eef4a9e832868a78e21d450EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2be8024c8eef4a9e832868a78e21d450Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:59:27 GMTLayman leads No. 17 Maryland past Oklahoma Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/186161d0e2fb4b41bcc45a6b053ad125STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jake Layman had 21 points and 11 rebounds and No. 17 Maryland beat Oklahoma State 73-64 on Sunday to improve to 11-1.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCoachingBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaStillwaterMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/186161d0e2fb4b41bcc45a6b053ad125Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:00:25 GMTSteelers, Packers win, move into playoffshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58c0295ea83b4fbe8aa58b1f478e8d6eThe Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.By The Associated PresssSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballGreen BayWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58c0295ea83b4fbe8aa58b1f478e8d6eSun, 21 Dec 2014 23:49:16 GMTA look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3183ac243e0428e9104c24d5e1121bcOfficers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the partners never had time to pull their weapons and might not have even seen their killer. The men were working out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as part of a special detail to help with crime reduction in the area.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3183ac243e0428e9104c24d5e1121bcSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:46:28 GMTSteelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b64303fad09644e58ae44af043a31342PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspiring.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballEventsFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b64303fad09644e58ae44af043a31342Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:10:17 GMTFrance: Driver slams into passersby in rampagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab359cce2c3c4003a2edafca1d82b5b3PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots around the southeastern city of Lyon, injuring several people and raising national concern.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLyonFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab359cce2c3c4003a2edafca1d82b5b3Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:19:40 GMTFoster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50cbc55fad59477facf61cb723992f88HOUSTON (AP) — A week ago, Case Keenum was perched in a tree with a bow in his hands looking for a white-tailed deer to shoot.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50cbc55fad59477facf61cb723992f88Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:48:05 GMTRodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3b14bc385e046ad8bd85cd92ccd8a14TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nothing Aaron Rodgers does as a quarterback surprises the Packers.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsTampaWisconsinFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3b14bc385e046ad8bd85cd92ccd8a14Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:30:29 GMTProtester takes perch on St. Peter's facadehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd1a91e69448477493556928303ba616VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur has lowered himself onto the facade of St. Peter's Cathedral, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest from the cathedral against government reforms.iGeneral newsChristianityProtests and demonstrationsReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd1a91e69448477493556928303ba616Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:55:25 GMTExit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e20d4f05cf247da9d72b03e6a9212c7TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRebellions and uprisingsLegislatureNational electionsVotingWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e20d4f05cf247da9d72b03e6a9212c7Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:10:26 GMTGerman-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9daf821f3f4d0cab7b0de40a5cf39eBERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityBerlinGermanySwitzerlandMoscowAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeRussiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9daf821f3f4d0cab7b0de40a5cf39eSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:22:35 GMTNo. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26fa1e3963b340389e13af94aa51b944CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey is the X factor for No. 6 Virginia, and when the 7-footer is a big factor, the Cavaliers are dangerous.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26fa1e3963b340389e13af94aa51b944Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:26:46 GMTDavenport layup lifts Texas past Texas A&M 67-65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e2d39e96aae43dabd032e6dbb99ef3fNORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Empress Davenport put the finishing touch on what's become common place for Texas — beating Texas A&M.By KURT VOIGTsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTexasLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e2d39e96aae43dabd032e6dbb99ef3fSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:04:44 GMTStafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1621af405fe4b49b189514f649bd8adCHICAGO (AP) — After benching Jay Cutler, the Chicago Bears nearly hung an embarrassing loss on the playoff-bound Detroit Lions.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballChicagoGreen BayIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1621af405fe4b49b189514f649bd8adSun, 21 Dec 2014 23:46:27 GMTHow do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefullyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fcdae0c09c3488287889a97b92469d2How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.By JOCELYN NOVECKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsAcademy AwardsGovernment and politicsEventsPerforming artsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMovie awardsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fcdae0c09c3488287889a97b92469d2Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:57:55 GMTSatanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49d0dc0bf814a37b82757873d1113c9LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChristianityHolidaysSatanismState legislatureReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleLegislatureState governmentsLansingMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49d0dc0bf814a37b82757873d1113c9Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:21:36 GMTKiller of 2 NYC officers had long criminal historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1eb181ca82f41bc84653e7f1e9d30dbNEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimeMunicipal governmentsEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1eb181ca82f41bc84653e7f1e9d30dbSun, 21 Dec 2014 23:49:05 GMTPowers, No. 18 Michigan State beat No. 19 Syracuse 89-76http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee94981ffc8e41e4b11b5b3332e53f80WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Aerial Powers had 32 points and 17 rebounds, leading No. 18 Michigan State over No. 19 Syracuse 89-76 in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic at Rollins College on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee94981ffc8e41e4b11b5b3332e53f80Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:27:34 GMTDolphins rally past Vikings 37-35; Philbin to keep jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3845a2fbabb244f6b4e7c48171634771MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood on the sideline at the end of Sunday's wild victory sharing a laugh with those around him, his mind made up regarding the direction of the franchise.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3845a2fbabb244f6b4e7c48171634771Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:16:58 GMTJones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390344d68e104dce91101a8b72d92d13NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390344d68e104dce91101a8b72d92d13Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:11:22 GMTProtester takes perch on St. Peter's façadehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1664ffd695341c7b932db3f7dc7f996VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur lowered himself onto a narrow ledge on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest against government reforms at one of Roman Catholicism's holiest sites.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1664ffd695341c7b932db3f7dc7f996Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:37:38 GMTInterim prime minister named in politically fractious Haitihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61d43482f994bada044e4869ac04f0cPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsElectionsLegislatureNational electionsHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61d43482f994bada044e4869ac04f0cSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:23:58 GMTNo. 13 Duke women top No. 8 Kentucky, 89-68http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad9abb0e6f9a4a0e97f9eff4f5bc1621DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 13 Duke finally figured out how to finish off a Top 10 team: Build a big lead, and don't let up.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsKentuckyDurhamUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad9abb0e6f9a4a0e97f9eff4f5bc1621Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:01:21 GMTTimeline of events before and after NY cop deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1604e757a511428282272c4c524b690dA timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMarylandBrooklynBaltimoreNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1604e757a511428282272c4c524b690dSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:38:58 GMTPolice seek answers in killing of 2 NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a966f29a94044288104f314409ac01cNEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines and insist on extra backup after a gunman who had ranted online about the slayings of black men killed two New York patrolmen sitting in their squad car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a966f29a94044288104f314409ac01cSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:08:42 GMTMokrzycki, former AP polling director, dies at 52http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fcc3c5ca76f4ce781bb33995fac2187WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, died of an apparent heart attack, his wife said. He was 52.aGeneral newsObituariesMassachusettsNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fcc3c5ca76f4ce781bb33995fac2187Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:46:44 GMTNYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78541902cc8f41c9a21c2cee14d5f789NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceCrimeViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78541902cc8f41c9a21c2cee14d5f789Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:06:10 GMTGray leads No. 6 North Carolina to 85-67 victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55272bd26f2647ceb6a1df00afc9e764MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 20 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 6 North Carolina beat Elon 85-67 at the Carolinas Challenge on Sunday.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNorth CarolinaMyrtle BeachArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55272bd26f2647ceb6a1df00afc9e764Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:11:19 GMT4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0791431345384bf1bbcb97fef04e310bROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeRockfordIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0791431345384bf1bbcb97fef04e310bSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:55:53 GMTNFL Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/878e410fbedf4c98ab4c7425a5aba9e4PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and a touchdown, Le'Veon Bell added a score and the Pittsburgh Steelers locked up a postseason berth with a methodical 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional footballFootballPittsburghWisconsinTampaGreen BayTexasCincinnatiNewtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridaOhioNew Jerseyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/878e410fbedf4c98ab4c7425a5aba9e4Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:37:56 GMTNigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2d1a2a74bc4eca9c82c443d6ef9241MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesTerrorismNigeriaNigerCameroonChadWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2d1a2a74bc4eca9c82c443d6ef9241Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:37:17 GMTGood news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remissionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf95769fdd9430180a8aa36522c9cf1NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf95769fdd9430180a8aa36522c9cf1Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:15:04 GMTLate safety helps Dolphins rally past Vikings 37-35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06f1fc12c75f45cfa0f0a37b6e2575f3MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The postgame celebration on the field had just begun when Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave seventh-round draft pick Terrence Fede a happy slap on the back.By STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06f1fc12c75f45cfa0f0a37b6e2575f3Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:06:24 GMTWilliams, Lowry lead Raptors past Knickshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f279fc7574ab42ae89f82960fdb9bdc3TORONTO (AP) — Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry each scored 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 118-108 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive win.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoNew York CityOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaNew YorkUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f279fc7574ab42ae89f82960fdb9bdc3Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:09:41 GMTFalcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4b1ce1d872547e5bef5c569aeced226NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.By BRETT MARTELsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansAtlantaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4b1ce1d872547e5bef5c569aeced226Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:45:56 GMTPanthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first placehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/713303fd84694bc79b8700f1a724de1cCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's teammates have never doubted his toughness.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationNewtonCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/713303fd84694bc79b8700f1a724de1cSun, 21 Dec 2014 23:24:38 GMTNo. 19 Oklahoma St rallies for 66-62 win over USChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31266a8966354535ab1664014521ef05LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liz Donohoe scored 21 points, Roshunda Johnson added 17 more and No. 19 Oklahoma State rallied in the second half to beat Southern California 66-62 on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31266a8966354535ab1664014521ef05Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:13:02 GMTDocuments: Florida State QB Jameis Winston cleared of allegations in student conduct hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b062fab92c2e47dc90fdd6849edf9fa7TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Documents: Florida State QB Jameis Winston cleared of allegations in student conduct hearing.aGeneral newsSportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b062fab92c2e47dc90fdd6849edf9fa7Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:00:52 GMTMoseley, No. 14 Maryland cruise by Coppin State 110-51http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beadee27aac444848a236006d6b54f11BALTIMORE (AP) — Brene Moseley had 18 points and eight assists and No. 14 Maryland cruised to a 110-51 victory over Coppin State on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beadee27aac444848a236006d6b54f11Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:19:18 GMTKillings of 2 New York officers trigger backlashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beb798cf83dd4bccbe35b93014fce1bdNEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.By RIK STEVENS and VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceGovernment and politicsEventsPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beb798cf83dd4bccbe35b93014fce1bdSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:26:22 GMTWhat's being said about killings of 2 NYC officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2399a7c351ec47fcad7956284e720c00Reaction to the deaths of two New York Police Department officers killed by a gunman who ambushed them in their squad car on a Brooklyn street:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2399a7c351ec47fcad7956284e720c00Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:37:56 GMTNY cop killer had long criminal historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/388e5de17bab4c82b780ae14ffee2610NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCrimeMunicipal governmentsEventsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/388e5de17bab4c82b780ae14ffee2610Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:02:49 GMTAP sources: Yates tapped for deputy AGhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aabc0a159544c1f9b6add415764e34cWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to two people familiar with the move.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsCabinetsUnited StatesAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aabc0a159544c1f9b6add415764e34cSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:40:06 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16eda343fc254025a10c360bae212d38NEW YORK (AP) — NYPD: Ambush killer of 2 officers told passers-by 'watch what I'm going to do'aGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16eda343fc254025a10c360bae212d38Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:20:51 GMTDocuments: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc4d9cd8572d43578f117d39a270fe3aTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday.By KAREEM COPELANDaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc4d9cd8572d43578f117d39a270fe3aSun, 21 Dec 2014 22:30:20 GMT'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33441be7cf434c40a7050ac3121e40bbNEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33441be7cf434c40a7050ac3121e40bbSun, 21 Dec 2014 20:42:38 GMT