FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:24:52 -0800Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03dc872666541769e86e3920241cd57KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents killed six Afghan soldiers in an assault on an army base Friday that lasted more than 14 hours, a day after attacks on foreign targets in Kabul killed two British embassy employees.iGeneral newsEmbassiesMilitary facilitiesWar casualtiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03dc872666541769e86e3920241cd57Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:03:55 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Cretehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7857d5ffd4ff2a72ffc27e0c0d24aIERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7857d5ffd4ff2a72ffc27e0c0d24aFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:07:29 GMTIsrael FM supports paying Arabs to leavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc2df7a50124365bea33aabb84f7adbJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc2df7a50124365bea33aabb84f7adbFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:57 GMTEast-West divisions define Moldova's electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d78738cf8f4bbe994071c1dce2d485CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessMoscowMoldovaEuropeRussiaUkraineEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d78738cf8f4bbe994071c1dce2d485Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:57:56 GMTHong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be84317b6be04bfda2c9b4fa55fccb2aHONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsEducation standardsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be84317b6be04bfda2c9b4fa55fccb2aFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMTEurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171607f0ea17445f9e7a2791cb8b1972LONDON (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171607f0ea17445f9e7a2791cb8b1972Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:54 GMTFrench president visits Ebola-stricken Guineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd97922dd604d9493b61c82425ffba1CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd97922dd604d9493b61c82425ffba1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:15 GMTSri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c88ea4a525a449a85ba10615a8bde35COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesRebellions and uprisingsPolitical corruptionCivil warsInternational lawGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical issuesInternational relationsHuman welfareSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c88ea4a525a449a85ba10615a8bde35Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:55:46 GMTPlunging crude prices hammer energy companieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d231c969e9347898a7b7f9acf95db87NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.fBusinessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d231c969e9347898a7b7f9acf95db87Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:47 GMTWoman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgeryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/648a50b940d848b3a2a381287fb9e1c3CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.aGeneral newsBirthdaysSurgical proceduresOccasionsLifestyleDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCantonOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/648a50b940d848b3a2a381287fb9e1c3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:24 GMTNY boys rescued from snow aided by air pockethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/835fc36c0ce143d8bc9981d6282ce917NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York police believe two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an air pocket in the heavy, wet snow.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/835fc36c0ce143d8bc9981d6282ce917Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:20:57 GMTAt least 2 killed in Ukraine shellinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c033718a54fa4094b666fecf6a97fb72DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c033718a54fa4094b666fecf6a97fb72Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:30:45 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bede0bbb580a4756a3e902ccd82638b9ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityIslamReligionHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bede0bbb580a4756a3e902ccd82638b9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:47:38 GMTFamily reports Ohio State football player missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2afeb3691dec42478d7ecd95b8dadda4COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sister of an Ohio State football player says his family has reported him missing after he left his apartment, then uncharacteristically missed two practices and didn't check in.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballMissing personsOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2afeb3691dec42478d7ecd95b8dadda4Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:27:38 GMTAttacks kill 9 people in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9523c14a3e344243b4c1af2f8a63cb6fBAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.By SAMEER YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9523c14a3e344243b4c1af2f8a63cb6fFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:24 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33d5be3a6c040588c7cfd22fdada5edLONDON (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33d5be3a6c040588c7cfd22fdada5edFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:15:33 GMTSecond act of shopping frenzy gets startedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586717c7a1e84706bc55b19df4a7b87bNEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586717c7a1e84706bc55b19df4a7b87bFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:12:41 GMTFerguson protests move to retail storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e00e558dd5f349b2a29680d4a66d9f49MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.aBusinessGeneral newsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e00e558dd5f349b2a29680d4a66d9f49Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:12:17 GMTNamibia votes in election favoring ruling partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f53885959124318b716edad406a75a1JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational electionsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical organizationsNamibiaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f53885959124318b716edad406a75a1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:28:58 GMTBlack Friday problems hit Britainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0df6191256904d93a44a333333f08539LONDON (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0df6191256904d93a44a333333f08539Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:23:23 GMTEU extends Ukraine sanctions to 13 new peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3726e41fe3354c5fb9c27a685edc3f17BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is extending economic and travel sanctions to 13 people and five entities it accuses of involvement with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsEuropeUkraineEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3726e41fe3354c5fb9c27a685edc3f17Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:10:56 GMTIt's beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db426e9e0c7d4a3eaf8133f7ea5d6700BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db426e9e0c7d4a3eaf8133f7ea5d6700Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:14:13 GMTLeading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e78d090c00a49eab9e148ff2fa61639BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102.iGeneral newsObituariesLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e78d090c00a49eab9e148ff2fa61639Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:54:31 GMTUN panel raps US record on torturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d597c95caa7248c7a3ab89f7e289bac6GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel has concluded that the United States falls short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d597c95caa7248c7a3ab89f7e289bac6Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:00 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5de5fb2bad9444b9ac1d3ca269034b52KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5de5fb2bad9444b9ac1d3ca269034b52Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:24:23 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5642d26f50b84034a365310830ed7de9BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to come up with better plans to cut their debts and deficits.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsItalyFranceEuropeBelgiumWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5642d26f50b84034a365310830ed7de9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:19:43 GMTHospital says Pele's condition is improvinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b737c8c832aa49e79d8dd2145b27e411SAO PAULO (AP) — Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit, a Brazilian hospital said Friday.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentSoccerMen's soccerHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b737c8c832aa49e79d8dd2145b27e411Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:19 GMTAustin police kill gunman who targeted buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a851b71a78124b7a869f2044d9418a39AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on Austin police headquarters early Friday morning, and a bomb squad was called in to search his vehicle.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a851b71a78124b7a869f2044d9418a39Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:33:36 GMTMore art in German trove identified as lootedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eec721c0b2cc4e67a7ad8516bb369c09BERLIN (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.By DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eec721c0b2cc4e67a7ad8516bb369c09Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:51:19 GMTSuspected shooter dead in downtown Austin gunfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc45770e0de04e8abb671ec76b1d0bdaAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc45770e0de04e8abb671ec76b1d0bdaFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:37:43 GMTPolice arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ab4f3c88b044be7b49923c9e08154d2THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.iBusinessGeneral newsComputer crimeArrestsFraud and false statementsCrimeLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNetherlandsEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ab4f3c88b044be7b49923c9e08154d2Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:38:07 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a049af83d90b451f9bd8c79e140b65c9TOKYO (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IICabinetsGovernment and politicsEventsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a049af83d90b451f9bd8c79e140b65c9Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:07 GMTWolff promoted to test driver at F1 team Williamshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35241e506f624a85a84f7da6d3e87398LONDON (AP) — Susie Wolff was promoted to official test driver for Williams for the 2015 Formula One season on Friday, increasing her chances of becoming the first female racer on the grid since 1976.sSportsAutomobile racingWomen's sportsFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35241e506f624a85a84f7da6d3e87398Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:06:03 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee15939ed8be415c86b0c8ba512bcf18NEW YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.tTravelLifestyleDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee15939ed8be415c86b0c8ba512bcf18Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:06 GMTMaine fire captain's home damaged in firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4fca36fbb0144f6a3ab42cb65709243BATH, Maine (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters — it belonged to a local fire captain.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersMaineBrunswickUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4fca36fbb0144f6a3ab42cb65709243Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:56:33 GMTOPEC decision still reverberating round marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4e140b532e4b929948666afa5bc971LONDON (AP) — Oil stocks weighed on markets around the world Friday as crude prices hovered around four year lows in the wake of OPEC's decision to keep production steady.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4e140b532e4b929948666afa5bc971Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:51:33 GMTCops: Austin shooter targeted downtown buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cf1130ef5fd42389dd57ef12cbedab5AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police have fatally shot a man who opened fire at several buildings downtown and may have had explosives.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cf1130ef5fd42389dd57ef12cbedab5Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:53:43 GMTMalaysia Airlines says 3Q losses expandedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53da0db5ff784364942622e665d40800KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says its losses worsened in the third quarter after its business was hit by two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.iBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53da0db5ff784364942622e665d40800Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:11:09 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47638a1e341440aeae94f158aca17894BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47638a1e341440aeae94f158aca17894Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:14:06 GMTImage of Asia: New officers join India's air forcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bacac2f5df324534bfec9f1b492cd110In this photo by Aijaz Rahi, an Indian air force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers, including 45 women, who completed their initial 74 weeks of training were inducted into the air force at Friday's event. India has stepped up recruiting and training of military personnel in its efforts to modernize the armed forces and meet its growing security interests. The country has become the world's biggest arms and defense equipment buyer in recent years and is expected to spend $80 billion over the next eight years to upgrade its military.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bacac2f5df324534bfec9f1b492cd110Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:39:02 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37489895686644e9b618e8014c01f925NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityKansasChicagoManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisConnecticuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37489895686644e9b618e8014c01f925Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMTAnimals sacrificed in Nepal to bring good luckhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad474e18fe58411393905ef1b0d29999KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.iGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad474e18fe58411393905ef1b0d29999Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:48 GMTUpdates: Black Friday from start to finishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/178f3751b4b04488b7d0e98ae65ebf40NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterUnited StatesChicagoEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/178f3751b4b04488b7d0e98ae65ebf40Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:12:41 GMTBritish soldier jailed for making bombhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/800b00ec60314a3e8079706280e81f1bLONDON (AP) — A British soldier with an interest in far-right politics has been jailed for two years for making a viable nail bomb in his home.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/800b00ec60314a3e8079706280e81f1bFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:44:15 GMTGermany signs no-spy deal with BlackBerryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fabeb52e1cc4d138091b74e71c6fc05BERLIN (AP) — Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fabeb52e1cc4d138091b74e71c6fc05Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:54:57 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36938e3586bd4387baf9eaaf8b5c525ePARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceEuropeIsraelMiddle EastWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36938e3586bd4387baf9eaaf8b5c525eFri, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:54 GMT1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/092f367d31754f4eb17853bebd1adf67CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.By ROD McGUIRKtTravelLifestyleRecord setting eventsHolidaysLeisure travelOccasionsGeneral newsAustraliaCanberraOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/092f367d31754f4eb17853bebd1adf67Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMTFrench president to visit Ebola-stricken Guineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae8dc7939bb34237b3915619858c57f1CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is about to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsAfricaGuineaWest AfricaFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae8dc7939bb34237b3915619858c57f1Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:08:23 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bac46a952d4d462c9fe732b0bc8be65bBEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsPolitical activismCrimeGovernment and politicsMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bac46a952d4d462c9fe732b0bc8be65bFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMTRussian warships wait out storm in English Channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16d488f703084797b74e063b81c6c3ccMOSCOW (AP) — Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsRussiaCrimeaEnglish ChannelNorth SeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16d488f703084797b74e063b81c6c3ccFri, 28 Nov 2014 12:59:54 GMT