FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Nov 2014 03:59:12 -0800China's official news agency says central bank cuts interest rate (AP) — China's official news agency says central bank cuts interest rate .iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 10:47:15 GMTHow the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of employers on the health insurance market was conducted Aug. 19 to Oct. 8, 2014, among a random sample of 1,061 employers with at least three full-time or part-time employees. The survey was conducted with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The Associated PressaGeneral newsEmployee benefitsPersonnelBusiness, 21 Nov 2014 08:22:23 GMTAngry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students CITY (AP) — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square.MARK STEVENSONCHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGangsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Nov 2014 09:46:33 GMTReaction to the president's immigration plan"I think the president will come to regret the chapter history writes if he does move forward. Because the plan he's presenting is more than just, as the president himself has acknowledged, an overreach — it's also unfair." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureSeparation of powersSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issues, 21 Nov 2014 08:23:21 GMTBomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 08:40:56 GMTSome things to know from the AP-NORC employer poll consider employee health insurance a priority. This is despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the federal health care overhaul.JENNIFER AGIESTATOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsEmployee benefitsPersonnel, 21 Nov 2014 08:20:33 GMTA look at the numbers in Obama's immigration plan (AP) — President Barack Obama's administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected:ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:25:13 GMTKey elements of Obama's actions on immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 11:06:50 GMTEmotions rise as people hear immigration plan of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.The Associated PressaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationState governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaFresnoOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 10:23:48 GMTGrocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage (AP) — Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysWorld War IOccasionsLifestyleEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Nov 2014 10:56:37 GMTDoes Obama have authority for immigration changes? (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislatureState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaTexasNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:26:38 GMTStimulus merits in focus as ECB weighs action, Germany (AP) — Japan's return to recession has renewed questions about the effectiveness of its recent monetary stimulus — and how anything similar would help Europe's struggling economy.PAN PYLASDAVID MCHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomyRecessions and depressionsCurrency marketsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 21 Nov 2014 10:46:37 GMTFlorida State shooter went from liked to troubled, Fla. (AP) — Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.BRENDAN FARRINGTONGARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaTallahasseeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 09:31:43 GMTSri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections in the most serious setback for the leader's quest for a third term.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 11:36:19 GMTGlobal stocks mostly higher, yen rises, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets turned mostly higher Friday as they juggled positive U.S. economic news and weakness in Europe, China and Japan. The yen rose against the dollar after Japan's finance minister said it had fallen too fast recently.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsGovernment and politicsJapanEuropeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:33:07 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 11:01:22 GMTMohegan Sun chief executive set to retire in 2015, Conn. (AP) — Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, says he plans to retire next year, but will stay on in a transition.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 10:50:16 GMTPolish PM: no repeat of bungled local elections, Poland (AP) — Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says there will be no repeat of last Sunday's local elections despite complaints about the continuing delay in official returns due to a computer glitch.iGeneral newsElectionsLocal electionsGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 10:16:40 GMTJapan's lower house dissolved for early election (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament on Friday, forcing an early election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so he can pursue his policy goals.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsPolitical scandalsEconomyGovernment and politicsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical approval ratingsRecessions and depressionsElectionsPolitical issuesCampaignsBusinessCrimePublic opinionSocial affairsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 10:32:31 GMTSpanish singer goes to jail for money laundering (AP) — Popular Spanish folk singer Isabel Pantoja has begun serving a two-year sentence for money laundering after her court appeals were rejected.iGeneral newsMoney launderingCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimeMusicSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 09:12:23 GMTStrong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage and officials said it was unlikely to trigger a tsunami.iGeneral newsNatural disastersEarth scienceAccidents and disastersScienceIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 11:09:24 GMTJapan orders air bag maker to conduct probe (AP) — Japan's transport ministry has told air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the U.S. and other countries.htBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 11:21:32 GMTChina state media says central bank cuts rates (AP) — China's official Xinhua News Agency says the country's central bank has cut interest rates.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyMediaEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 10:52:20 GMTGranada leads tournament, Lewis closer to bonus, Fla. (AP) — Stacy Lewis usually only gets these feelings when she's in contention on the weekend at a major, not in the opening round of the final LPGA Tour event before her long winter break.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsNaplesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:27:43 GMTInmates rampage in Greek prison hospital, Greece (AP) — Prisoners and authorities say some inmates of Greece's only penitentiary hospital have gone on a rampage, smashing parts of the facility's ground floor.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 10:55:55 GMTMalaysia axes fuel subsidies as oil prices drop LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Friday it will completely withdraw fuel subsidies from next month following the plunge in global oil prices.EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 11:22:57 GMTIran talks: Kerry to meet UK, French diplomats (AP) — With talks on Iran's nuclear program stalled four days before a deadline for agreement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embarked on a crucial round of diplomacy on Friday, meeting first with Iran's foreign minister and then his British and French counterparts.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsDiplomacyGovernment policyUnited KingdomIranWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 11:09:14 GMTJordan arrests Islamist figure over op-ed piece, Jordan (AP) — Jordan arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood figure over his op-ed piece criticizing the United Arab Emirates for designating the Islamist organization as a terrorist group, the group's spokesman said Friday.OMAR AKOURiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsIslamismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsJordanAmmanMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:48 GMTRussian FM rejects intervention in oil production (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says there should be no intervention in global energy production, even as the country's economy takes a hit from rapidly falling oil prices.Associated PressfBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeEnergy industryIndustriesMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 11:39:29 GMTChina's central bank cuts rates as economy slows (AP) — China's central bank cut interest rates Friday amid a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:53 GMTBandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood, Guinea (AP) — Officials in Guinea say bandits during a roadside robbery stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola.iGeneral newsTheftInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthCrimeGuineaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 10:58:06 GMT5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.CAIN BURDEAUJAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsSchool administrationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsTerrellLouisianaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:06 GMTKelsey Grammer's daughter is Miss Golden Globe ANGELES (AP) — Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityGolden Globe AwardsEventsAward shows, 21 Nov 2014 10:26:36 GMTGreek budget forecasts stronger growth next year, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has submitted its 2015 budget to Parliament, predicting the economy will emerge from recession with growth of 2.9 percent next year.fBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 11:48:13 GMTCEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesOwnership changesProducts and services, 21 Nov 2014 11:25:15 GMTPolice search Indian guru's ashram after arrest DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Friday searched the sprawling ashram of a holy man who was arrested on suspicion of murder and criminal conspiracy after a deadly siege at his fortress-like compound.iGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 11:24:37 GMTThird farm with bird flu identified in Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities say a new case of bird flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm in the town of Kamperveen, the third infection detected in the country this week.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 11:12:23 GMTGambia leader approves law jailing gays for life, Senegal (AP) — The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansArrestsCrimeLegislationLaw and orderLegislatureSenegalGambiaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 11:02:16 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsProfessional footballFootball, 21 Nov 2014 08:31:06 GMTChinese state media give profs a chilling warning (AP) — Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors "being scornful of China."JACK CHANGiGeneral newsTeachingRebellions and uprisingsSeparation of powersGovernment and politicsMediaEducationSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical issuesChinaBeijingShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:14 GMT2 Chinese activists face closed-door hearings (AP) — Two closed-door hearings of prominent Chinese activists on Friday were sharply criticized for violating due process and chilling freedom of expression as authorities tighten oversight of public speech.ERIKA KINETZiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityFreedom of the pressPolitical activismLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Nov 2014 09:22:35 GMTCuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for Ebola aid (AP) — A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday.DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSwitzerlandGenevaEuropeSierra LeoneWestern EuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Nov 2014 11:24:56 GMT2 kids die in fire while mom in hospital for birth BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister were killed in an apartment fire that also left their father gravely injured, while their mother was in the hospital to give birth to a third child, authorities said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:57:40 GMTAmusement parks challenged by home entertainment, Fla. (AP) — Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.TAMARA LUSHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAmusement and theme parksConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGamesOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 10:33:27 GMTPoll: Employers watching insurance costs closely years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.JENNIFER AGIESTATOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsEmployee benefitsPersonnelHealth care reformFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHealth care policyGovernment policy, 21 Nov 2014 08:21:10 GMTLebanon PM cancels independence day celebrations (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister on Friday cancelled official independence day celebrations planned for the following day, a move that likely stemmed from the country's tense security situation and an impasse in electing its next president.iGeneral newsCivil warsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 21 Nov 2014 11:04:23 GMTECB head willing to step up stimulus, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up the pressure" and increase its efforts to stimulate the struggling economy.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 21 Nov 2014 11:21:41 GMTRaiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC, Calif. (AP) — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack.JOSH DUBOWaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:50:15 GMTHitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsArts and collectibles auctionsPaintingNazismShoppingLifestyleGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Nov 2014 09:14:33 GMTSnowbound Bills head to Detroit to 'host' Jets, N.Y. (AP) — Whether by plane, snowmobile or sled dog, the Bills are leaving snowbound Buffalo behind for Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.JOHN WAWROWsSportsWinter weatherProfessional footballFootballWeatherGeneral newsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Nov 2014 08:55:32 GMT