FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2014 10:34:58 -0700Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress (AP) — Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsCivil warsWar crimesLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:24:06 GMTUnited States issues travel warning for 3 African countries hit by Ebola outbreak YORK (AP) — United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.aGeneral newsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 17:06:44 GMTExpert talks about cut on McBride's hand (AP) — A former medical examiner sparred with a prosecutor Thursday over a wound on the hand of a woman who was fatally shot on a Detroit-area porch, telling jurors it seems to fit the defense's claim that Renisha McBride was pounding on the homeowner's doors before she was killed.ED WHITEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:08:03 GMTJournal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.aBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockNews mediaMediaLeading economic indicatorsEconomyMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:53:11 GMTCops: Demoted worker kills CEO before killing self (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago high-rise in the city's bustling financial district, police said.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:42:53 GMTWisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law, Wis. (AP) — The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be constitutional.SCOTT BAUERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCivil serviceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsTeachingEducationLegislationLegislatureWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:20:36 GMTStudent settles suit over mistaken beer purchase, Va. (AP) — A college student who says she fled in terror when undercover officers who thought she had illegally bought beer swarmed her SUV has reached a $212,500 settlement with the state of Virginia.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:40:05 GMTJury begins deliberating Wisconsin kidnapping case, Wis. (AP) — The jury is deliberating the case of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and leaving him at an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsKidnappingCrimeMissing personsLaw and orderWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:17:46 GMTAfghan electoral officials to restart vote audit, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential candidates sparred over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsDiplomacyFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsVotingElectionsNational electionsCrimeAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:17:04 GMTFrench company Iliad bidding for T-Mobile US YORK (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc. has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake in the fourth-largest U.S. cellphone company.PETER SVENSSONhtBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:06:37 GMTImmigration courts speed up children's cases ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.AMY TAXINaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsImmigrationLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:24:40 GMTComm Games athlete fined for assault on rival, Scotland (AP) — An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's track and field coach was sent home for criticizing his top star — just as the country's 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsCommonwealth GamesTrack and fieldSummer Olympic gamesWomen's track and fieldCrimeOlympic gamesArrestsEventsViolent crimeWomen's sportsLaw and orderGlasgowAustraliaScotlandLondonEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeOceania, 31 Jul 2014 17:06:28 GMTReport: French company bidding for T-Mobile US YORK (AP) — French telecom company Iliad SA has made a bid for T-Mobile US Inc., the country's fourth-largest cellphone company, according to a published report.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:48:27 GMTSan Francisco million-dollar home sales hit record FRANCISCO (AP) — A record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, a research firm said Thursday, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn't tied to the booming technology economy.aBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingCurrency marketsEconomyReal estateFinancial marketsResidential real estateLifestyleCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:55:50 GMTTrial set for Greenpeace activists in P&G protest (AP) — With only one of nine Greenpeace activists willing to accept a plea deal, a judge on Thursday set a trial date for the other eight on felony charges in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble's headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.DAN SEWELLaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeRain forestsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsForestsEnvironment and natureCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:48:42 GMTGeorge W. Bush writes book about father YORK (AP) — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureGovernment and politicsEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 31 Jul 2014 17:22:17 GMTInvestigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site, Ukraine (AP) — International investigators got their first look Thursday at the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, finally reaching the site two weeks after a missile brought down the plane. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels raged around them but the investigators called their brief inspection visit a success.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAccidentsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyInternational relationsUkraineRussiaNetherlandsDonetskEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 16:53:37 GMTSeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, as the airline has come under fire from animal rights activists over the relationship.MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDolphinsAnimalsMammalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 31 Jul 2014 17:19:34 GMTRolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial, Va. (AP) — A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:26 GMTCongress races to finish veterans, highway bills (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureBorder securityImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationVeteransImpeachmentsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelNorth AmericaMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 16:34:42 GMTWWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe.DAN GELSTONsSportsWrestling, 31 Jul 2014 17:26:41 GMTUN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official who went to Vietnam to assess religious freedom in this Southeast Asian country said Thursday that security agents closely monitored his visit and people he wanted to meet were harassed and intimidated.iGeneral newsReligionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 17:23:46 GMTObama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss myriad pressing foreign policy issues.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:53:31 GMTIn San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for anyone who wants to live here and thinks $1 million will buy them their dream house: think again.LISA LEFFaBusinessGeneral newsHome sellingHome buyingCondos and co-opsResidential real estateLifestyleProfessional servicesIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:41 GMTUS stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets. The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Argentina's stock market plunged after the South American nation defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial marketsSouth AmericaUnited StatesArgentinaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:24:33 GMTWhite House: UN school shelling 'indefensible' (AP) — The White House says there is little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza and is casting the shelling as "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:06 GMTNY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland YORK (AP) — A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland.htGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:49:46 GMTPalestinians mull war crime charges against Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday.KARIN LAUBJOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawJudiciaryCourtsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:03 GMTList of proposed new VA medical facilities Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened under a House-Senate compromise bill to shorten delays in treating veterans. The legislation authorizes $1.3 billion to lease 27 new outpatient clinics and other medical facilities in 18 states and Puerto Rico. Most will not begin operation for at least two years.The Associated PressaHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseTexasCaliforniaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:58:04 GMTChina says pro-government imam murdered in NW (AP) — China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsLegislatureGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 16:39:09 GMTSan Francisco sells record million-dollar homes FRANCISCO (AP) — A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn't tied to the technology economy.aBusinessGeneral newsHome sellingCurrency marketsFinancial marketsResidential real estateLifestyleCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:48:41 GMTChicago cops: Man shoots CEO before killing self (AP) — Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:46:28 GMTWitness: Security cameras off during bombing LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who helped oversee operations at the federal building that was bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995 says outside surveillance cameras pointing at where the bomb went off were not operational at the time.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesBombingsGovernment and politicsGovernment surveillanceLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical issuesLaw and orderOklahoma CitySalt Lake CityOklahomaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:54:59 GMTSky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne will return to the Chicago sky lineup against the New York Liberty on Thursday night after missing 17 of the last 18 games because of a recurrence of Lyme disease.sSportsWomen's basketballBasketballWomen's sportsProfessional basketballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:22:08 GMTMan sues Shaquille O'Neal over selfie mockery CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who has a rare genetic disorder that affects his facial features is suing former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and two others for mocking a selfie he posted online.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMount ClemensMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:44:32 GMTGE spinoff Synchrony flat in stock market debut YORK (AP) — Shares of Synchrony Financial are nearly flat in their debut Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.fBusinessCorporate stockStock marketsCorporate newsFinancial markets, 31 Jul 2014 17:19:15 GMT2013 champ Granollers reaches Kitzbuehel quarters, Austria (AP) — Defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain defeated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Thursday, while top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany lost.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 17:03:57 GMTDivided House moves toward vote on border crisis (AP) — House Republicans moved toward a vote Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the border, after GOP leaders agreed to conservative demands for a separate vote aimed at blocking President Barack Obama from expanding deportation relief to millions.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsBorder securityImmigration policyGovernment programsLegislatureLegislationImmigrationMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:37:03 GMTWitnesses: No security-camera videos show blast LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment surveillanceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesNational courtsCrimeBombingsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOklahoma CityOklahomaSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:52 GMTFrench experts in Burkina Faso to ID victims, Burkina Faso (AP) — A presidential aide says two French experts are in Burkina Faso to collect DNA samples from the relatives who lost family members in the Air Algerie plane crash.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBurkina FasoOuagadougouAlgeriaWest AfricaAfricaNorth Africa, 31 Jul 2014 17:27:14 GMTOld remains found in unrefrigerated morgue, R.I. (AP) — Several bodies had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Rhode Island funeral home whose owner killed himself last week, police said Thursday.aGeneral newsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:21:39 GMTIrish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach (AP) — Irish betting company Paddy Power announced Thursday it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords.SHAWN POGATCHNIKhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityGamblingComputing and information technologyRecreation and leisureLifestyleDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:06 GMTParis riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally (AP) — Hundreds of riot police in Paris have been deployed near the Israeli Embassy for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRiotsEmbassiesPolitical and civil unrestInternational relationsFranceIsraelParisGaza StripWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 31 Jul 2014 16:57:35 GMTSee-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.MALCOLM RITTERaScienceAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 31 Jul 2014 16:57:42 GMTDefense: Kidnapping suspect's motives distorted, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for a Colorado woman accusing of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin says the government's case against her doesn't add up.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsKidnappingTheftCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:49:27 GMTThai junta appoints army-dominated legislature (AP) — Thailand's junta on Thursday appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:15 GMTDemoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.DON BABWINaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:19:07 GMTData firm: San Francisco Bay Area sells record number of million-dollar homes amid tech boom FRANCISCO (AP) — Data firm: San Francisco Bay Area sells record number of million-dollar homes amid tech boom.aBusinessGeneral newsSan FranciscoSan Francisco BayCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:45:52 GMTEU identifies 5 Russian banks it is sanctioning (AP) — The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28-nation bloc's capital market curtailed.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeInternational tradeEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaEuropeUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 17:06:11 GMTNYC mayor hosts reform talk after chokehold death YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says now is the time to transform the relationship between police and minority residents.aGeneral newsArrestsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 16:44:22 GMT