FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:58:47 -0800Box office: 'The Interview' makes $1 million theater debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a9b604b3bd0473097ca5b4c37c69087LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.By LINDSEY BAHRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a9b604b3bd0473097ca5b4c37c69087Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:59:52 GMTSlumping Devils fire coach Pete DeBoerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d183562fc07473d83088212f9084c66NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pete DeBoer, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup finals in his first season in 2011-12, was fired Friday, with his aging and diminished team in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season.By TOM CANAVANsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d183562fc07473d83088212f9084c66Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:38:19 GMT4-year-old old boy's body found in Horry Countyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58960bde654a412e997364b6c4570261LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina.aGeneral newsMissing personsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58960bde654a412e997364b6c4570261Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:44:59 GMTCalifornia gears up for migrant driver's licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f140d9355f754824b0cfabfa9b1380dfLOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f140d9355f754824b0cfabfa9b1380dfFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:10:28 GMTNew Russian military doctrine says NATO top threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8912c5adc0a47ffa9cdee568d59e41cMOSCOW (AP) — Russia named NATO's military buildup near its border as the main military threat and raised the possibility of using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent," according to the nation's new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin Friday.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTroop deploymentsInternational lawWar and unrestRussiaMoscowEuropeUkraineEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8912c5adc0a47ffa9cdee568d59e41cFri, 26 Dec 2014 17:39:36 GMTFellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped caskethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea8101d3294046f19b85aad6a69ed569NEW YORK (AP) — Friends, relatives and colleagues of a policeman gunned down along with his partner lined up outside a church Friday and dozens of officers saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried inside for a daylong wake.By MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesPhilanthropic foundationsCrimeViolent crimePhilanthropySocial affairsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea8101d3294046f19b85aad6a69ed569Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:52:55 GMTTsunami memories recalled on 10th anniversaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4df029c87ff4eb5b5840eb4af279806PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled 2 kilometers (more than a mile) inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.By KRISHAN FRANCISiGeneral newsNatural disasters2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiAccidents and disastersOceansCoastlines and beachesBuddhismGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsTransportationEnvironment and natureReligionSocial affairsIndonesiaAcehSri LankaThailandSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanGermanyEuropeAsiaSumatraSouth AsiaWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4df029c87ff4eb5b5840eb4af279806Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:49:01 GMTLas Vegas New Year's Eve prep takes year efforthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d18b050dc1143c5bf280711f6f9579dLAS VEGAS (AP) — A destination devoted to entertaining visitors every single day can't just throw any old party to ring in the New Year.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsGamblingRecreation and leisureAccommodationsMusicEntertainmentSpectacularsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d18b050dc1143c5bf280711f6f9579dFri, 26 Dec 2014 19:39:02 GMTJeb Bush to step down from Tenet Healthcare Corp. boardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7769cc43e8ef4de69fb2585af06a2721MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corp.By MICHAEL J. MISHAKaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7769cc43e8ef4de69fb2585af06a2721Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:01:40 GMTOfficers help deliver baby on train on Christmashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e4e419e73d54019b58b25b58ad03875PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where they first met for the comfort of a hospital room.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e4e419e73d54019b58b25b58ad03875Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:23:10 GMT60-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68d9129577bf45bbbfd0787f9ee8fb65PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 60-year-old Washington state man has been missing in Olympic National Park since he went on a day hike on Monday.aGeneral newsMissing personsWashingtonPort AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68d9129577bf45bbbfd0787f9ee8fb65Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:23:54 GMTNeighbor convicted of euthanizing ill man's doghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1e8554c00b460f9916f7e3598f8e9dPITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman has been convicted of stealing her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paying to have it euthanized.aGeneral newsTheftAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1e8554c00b460f9916f7e3598f8e9dFri, 26 Dec 2014 17:46:34 GMTIRA veteran arrested after Irish wife stabbedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63d99827fb6f43239428c26b6f132832DUBLIN (AP) — A prominent Irish Republican Army veteran has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his wife several times on Christmas Eve, an attack condemned by the IRA-linked Sinn Fein party.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63d99827fb6f43239428c26b6f132832Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:12:46 GMTBirdshot accident reveals Ohio woman's heart issuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ab88e0b6e6e4a3494ec3ed1ab1ea317MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The son of a 75-year-old woman who was struck with birdshot by her husband while sitting in a recliner says the accident might have been a blessing because doctors treating her found a previously undiagnosed heart problem.aGeneral newsOhioMedinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ab88e0b6e6e4a3494ec3ed1ab1ea317Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:28:15 GMTPeople slide down bedsheets to escape motel firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f80a559ba944ead8b1809dde93fab20LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another's shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential motel near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f80a559ba944ead8b1809dde93fab20Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:47:57 GMTHigh-scoring offenses create longer college gameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/204b33bb0a2e418da9e4e9205a655c99Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring.By ERIC OLSONsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/204b33bb0a2e418da9e4e9205a655c99Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:05:22 GMTVatican arrests activist who bared chest in squarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e49f91daa89e46f2b0b4309cf9d9021fVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter's Square, a spokesman said Friday, emphasizing that the protest insulted the faithful gathered to celebrate Christmas.iGeneral newsChristianityProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismArrestsReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e49f91daa89e46f2b0b4309cf9d9021fFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:54:36 GMTPuerto Rico cop hits 2 US tourists with motorcyclehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23dc12c4f4724376b1ed75cdb46edccfSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico police officer assigned to protect the U.S. territory's governor accidentally ran over two American tourists, authorities said Friday.tTravelLifestylePuerto RicoSan JuanPennsylvaniaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23dc12c4f4724376b1ed75cdb46edccfFri, 26 Dec 2014 19:19:45 GMTSyrian air raids on IS-held towns kill dozenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9278d9d8fa3142d692b751e61d35c88fBEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian air raids on two northern towns held by the militant Islamic State group have killed more than 50 people in two days.iGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9278d9d8fa3142d692b751e61d35c88fFri, 26 Dec 2014 17:40:20 GMTConservationists, loggers team up on forest healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45eeb1d81afc4c359c996d9b497516e0JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in.By JEFF BARNARDaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessHiring and recruitmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationProduction facilitiesForestsEnvironmental activismMaterials industryIndustriesPersonnelEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCorporate newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45eeb1d81afc4c359c996d9b497516e0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:07:08 GMTWoman accused of hitting roommate with walkerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6f6a84961a4b9bb3bb6f0e0814bbc0HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A 62-year-old Montana woman has been charged with felony intimidation and misdemeanor assault after her roommate accused the woman of running into her with a walker, causing her to fall.aGeneral newsCrimeMontanaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6f6a84961a4b9bb3bb6f0e0814bbc0Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:50:10 GMTBodies of woman, 3 grandkids Identified after firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acdabc7ac31d44b59ff066e5902bd7cfWASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of a woman and three grandsons visiting her for Christmas have been tentatively identified after a house fire in Ohio.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersOhioWashington Court HouseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acdabc7ac31d44b59ff066e5902bd7cfFri, 26 Dec 2014 19:40:20 GMTInmate breaks out of jail through ventilation ducthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ac353c8d3d04eb8b8366d1084466933SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California inmate broke out of jail by climbing up a ventilation duct and punching out a window.aGeneral newsPrison breaksHit-and-runCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaSalinasMontereyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ac353c8d3d04eb8b8366d1084466933Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:00:22 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8c08794aa2a46138428f66fb4f10f8aKANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent Friday, the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii:aGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8c08794aa2a46138428f66fb4f10f8aFri, 26 Dec 2014 19:07:03 GMTPolice: Baby Jesus taken, replaced with pig's headhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c60528afff4f2d845c8f74b9af73e6HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A mayor in Massachusetts is outraged that someone stole a baby Jesus statue from a church's Nativity scene and replaced it with a pig's head.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c60528afff4f2d845c8f74b9af73e6Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:36:43 GMTSuspected arsonist sets mosque ablaze in Sweden, injuring 5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e315aeaa0d07489a83fdea5603c3ad13HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Sweden say one mosque has been vandalized and a second mosque in the same town set ablaze by a suspected arsonist, leaving at least five people injured.iGeneral newsArsonCrimeSwedenWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e315aeaa0d07489a83fdea5603c3ad13Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:58:31 GMTJazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/269f39511ef94e20abfdb9fefd69085cPANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco — who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era — has died at the age of 91.By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityPanama CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/269f39511ef94e20abfdb9fefd69085cFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:38:03 GMTBody of autistic boy, 4, found in South Carolina pondhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8ee83dc8af4da0bd1faa8f3a626721LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina.aGeneral newsMissing personsSearch and rescue effortsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthChild and teen healthSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8ee83dc8af4da0bd1faa8f3a626721Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:09:11 GMTPregnant woman taken off life support in Irelandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f421031094a492fba1891b87d76de89DUBLIN (AP) — A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die — a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's strict ban on abortion in an age of medical innovation.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsHealthAbortionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f421031094a492fba1891b87d76de89Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:39:42 GMTNY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75e2b7221560424c811bf0901597ca29YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsDivorce and separationsCrimeMarriageLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75e2b7221560424c811bf0901597ca29Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:08:24 GMTWake begins for NY officer gunned down in cruiserhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1500490f601a424eb1a620219deddec1NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and two sons of a New York City policeman gunned down along with his partner have been joined by hundreds of uniformed officers at his wake.By MIKE BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesPhilanthropic foundationsCrimeViolent crimePhilanthropySocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaQueensBrooklynhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1500490f601a424eb1a620219deddec1Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:28:26 GMTObama sends prayers, best wishes on Kwanzaahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dab4fd48ffc4a77a93a8eef26ed7466HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their prayers and best wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa.aGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dab4fd48ffc4a77a93a8eef26ed7466Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:05:54 GMTChiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d79e30b504543ee86702809037945c5KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen, he said Friday.sSportsProfessional footballFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d79e30b504543ee86702809037945c5Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:50:32 GMTFlying high: Airstream can't keep up with demandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18c76f42a0b947558524fc23144c08f4JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: "Airstreams? They still make those?"By MITCH STACYaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsSeniorsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGenerationsDemographicsSocial affairsEconomyOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18c76f42a0b947558524fc23144c08f4Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:35:29 GMTUS stocks edge higher in quiet tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2254e48af584611a2f7e5250d4a9321Major U.S. stock indexes moved higher Friday afternoon, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for new highs. Falling oil and natural gas prices helped bolster expectations for stronger consumer spending heading into next year. Utilities stocks were among the biggest gainers in light trading a day after Christmas.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2254e48af584611a2f7e5250d4a9321Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:20:12 GMTPenny parking thriving in small Illinois townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20b1517af8d94cf287104991bebb65f2SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Mike Stolarski didn't need but a few minutes to grab a cup of coffee. But, being in a generous mood, he fed a parking meter enough for whoever pulled into his soon-to-be-empty parking spot.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20b1517af8d94cf287104991bebb65f2Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:12:36 GMTKey developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81cf5d7b7b7d4bd0b5b1ecd8640400fbTwo New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriFunerals and memorial servicesEventsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81cf5d7b7b7d4bd0b5b1ecd8640400fbFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:25:52 GMTUkraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0585e4148e57497090fe5f1e02e25444DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPrisoner exchangePrisoners of warWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineMoscowDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0585e4148e57497090fe5f1e02e25444Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:36:05 GMTLife support ends for dead Irishwoman, live fetushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a5a6237b2cf4dd6b25a2cfd7637aa4bDUBLIN (AP) — A clinically dead pregnant Irishwoman was removed from life support Friday after a Dublin court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus also was doomed to die. The case highlighted fear and confusion among doctors over how to observe Ireland's ban on abortion, the strictest such law in Europe, in an age of medical innovation.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsHealthAbortionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a5a6237b2cf4dd6b25a2cfd7637aa4bFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:23:38 GMT10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a32a5c6af8ad4b7b84a51d5d584b384aPERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.By KRISHAN FRANCISiGeneral newsNatural disasters2004 Indian Ocean tsunamiAccidents and disastersOceansMissing personsCoastlines and beachesBuddhismGovernment and politicsAccidentsTransportationEventsEnvironment and natureReligionSocial affairsIndonesiaAcehSri LankaThailandSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanGermanyEuropeAsiaSumatraSouth AsiaWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a32a5c6af8ad4b7b84a51d5d584b384aFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:23:49 GMTOhio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandmahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/933a26ac5d994360a3eccd00a75683edWASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersWashington Court HouseOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/933a26ac5d994360a3eccd00a75683edFri, 26 Dec 2014 16:55:48 GMTThird priest killed in dangerous southern Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6d669636f01477da04920be71e355c5MEXICO CITY (AP) — A priest was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, his diocese said Friday, marking the latest in series of abductions, attacks and highway robberies against Roman Catholic clerics in an area of southern Guerrero state dominated by drug cartels.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKidnappingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsChristianityReligionDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6d669636f01477da04920be71e355c5Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:17:35 GMT4 dead in fiery Northern California car crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806d0210ce8a4d4da2ca02b024e445f1FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806d0210ce8a4d4da2ca02b024e445f1Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:26:33 GMTThe New Jersey Devils fire coach Pete DeBoerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9137670a28e4f0c83ccd4e684f49a0dNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils fire coach Pete DeBoer.sSportsCoachingSports transactionsSports businessNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9137670a28e4f0c83ccd4e684f49a0dFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:37:52 GMTBodies of woman, 3 grandkids found in burned homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/884eecc776f943dd8968abbb57edb23aWASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of a woman and her three grandchildren visiting for Christmas were pulled Friday from the burned-out remains of a southwest Ohio home, a state fire marshal's spokesman said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersWashington Court HouseOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/884eecc776f943dd8968abbb57edb23aFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:36:28 GMTIndia's brass bands struggle amid changing tasteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6f9dafe75a949bdb1cabe9cccf3bad6NEW DELHI (AP) — The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood.By NIRMALA GEORGEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSports transactionsSports businessSportsIndiaNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6f9dafe75a949bdb1cabe9cccf3bad6Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:50:04 GMTCrowd forms at church for wake of slain NY officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51b50495eeb34f21892938f5caf489ddNEW YORK (AP) — About 100 friends and relatives of a New York City police officer who was gunned down along with his partner have lined up outside a Queens church a full hour before his wake is set to begin.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFunerals and memorial servicesPhilanthropic foundationsPhilanthropySocial affairsQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaBrooklynhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51b50495eeb34f21892938f5caf489ddFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:19:32 GMTBaby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zooshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f25dbb8c31c4039802c392cc9c68b24CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksPrimatesMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleCincinnatiColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f25dbb8c31c4039802c392cc9c68b24Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:01:23 GMTAP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0578b76cd379491cabffe5109d0f08eaWASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'By EMILY SWANSON and JENNIFER AGIESTAwGovernment and politicsPublic opinionPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCelebritySocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0578b76cd379491cabffe5109d0f08eaFri, 26 Dec 2014 18:15:48 GMT4 bodies found in home where kids visited grandmahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3ca2426bf4846c887843794fe0c2315WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Four bodies were pulled Friday from the burned-out remains of a home where three children were staying with their grandmother for Christmas, a fire marshal's spokesman said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersWashington Court HouseOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3ca2426bf4846c887843794fe0c2315Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:01:41 GMT