FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:00 -0700Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe91a48c7a524804bfe7558add3513fdIRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate governanceCorporate newsPersonnelLabor issuesTexasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe91a48c7a524804bfe7558add3513fdTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:37 GMTCEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07737c19941405f895636a4d4080e5cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSports transactionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07737c19941405f895636a4d4080e5cTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:21 GMTCause of fire at Williston company unknownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e872a7683d454db27f88bb594431daWILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are unable to say what caused a large industrial fire in Williston to ignite.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e872a7683d454db27f88bb594431daTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:40 GMTJurors start considering Ventura defamation casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99b3268a1a254a638840e9ee0d4e4bc0ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99b3268a1a254a638840e9ee0d4e4bc0Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:05:45 GMTNew York police eye retraining after custody deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d8c2a91e6c4666a0808010fc7e7244NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d8c2a91e6c4666a0808010fc7e7244Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:39:38 GMT7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff87b850d6dc4bff91520e88201117abPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthSports governanceNational courtsSports transactionsSports businessHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryProfessional footballFootballUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff87b850d6dc4bff91520e88201117abTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:41 GMTFAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Avivhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e35e8774cd2b451faac4822bef6f5e9aWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e35e8774cd2b451faac4822bef6f5e9aTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:17 GMTSupreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e997880450aa4f4fb7c2ae8c47ba199cWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e997880450aa4f4fb7c2ae8c47ba199cTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:48:05 GMTUS: No link to Russian gov't in plane downinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2b1c7e34bd414cbdf9cf1d5065adaeWASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2b1c7e34bd414cbdf9cf1d5065adaeTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:13 GMTPuerto Rico police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d415a117cd475198fed0543aca27a8SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have launched an investigation into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their deaths seven years ago in a case that sparked international outrage.iGeneral newsCatsDogsCriminal investigationsMammalsAnimalsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d415a117cd475198fed0543aca27a8Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:07:21 GMTWinning calls by Levy forecasters over decadeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc40288d8a34401395c654b0178e9f17It's a forecast so out of the mainstream, it's hard to believe: a U.S. economy in recession next year, triggered by steep downturns abroad. But its author, David Levy, 59, comes from a family of forecasters with a good record of bucking conventional wisdom.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc40288d8a34401395c654b0178e9f17Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:11 GMTEnd comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8b978f3a7fc4f8495253257e3c98de3CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8b978f3a7fc4f8495253257e3c98de3Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:10:51 GMTAP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contracthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/accd61dc3acc4beda571411f3ea1a0c9CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.sSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/accd61dc3acc4beda571411f3ea1a0c9Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:26 GMTAirlines scrap Israel flights over missile fearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe260506bd641979d4937bb27db5d7bWhen U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMalaysiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe260506bd641979d4937bb27db5d7bTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:54:39 GMTLegal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8302e34dcdee4c4d9081d003c62354c4SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesSmall businessMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8302e34dcdee4c4d9081d003c62354c4Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:52 GMTGov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f99bcd113a419082868b5e4b3c8795WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.wGovernment and politicsSmugglingImmigrationArrestsCrimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingLaw and orderArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f99bcd113a419082868b5e4b3c8795Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:57:14 GMTIn international flight, volatile conflicts aboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cd66426c8eb45b4a8156297ea51db07DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMilitant groupsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEgyptAfricaLibyaDubaiTel AvivMiddle EastAfghanistanIsraelIraqNigeriaSyriaUnited StatesMaliWest AfricaCrimeaEast AfricaNorth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cd66426c8eb45b4a8156297ea51db07Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:46 GMTMan charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8195d115fbb4e3db61aac761cb5b387OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeKenyaOklahomaEdmondNairobiUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8195d115fbb4e3db61aac761cb5b387Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 GMTObama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a826cd5c38054ca693380a71333c6db7WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.wHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical resignationsVeteransLegislature hearingsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a826cd5c38054ca693380a71333c6db7Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:25 GMTGulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbfba93f14ac4af2b6534b0e39aec91eNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbfba93f14ac4af2b6534b0e39aec91eTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:05 GMTJudge ponders overturning state gay marriage banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/838fa4dffa7f492a924aa1a577023c71DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverBoulderPuebloUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/838fa4dffa7f492a924aa1a577023c71Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:37 GMTA's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oaklandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88fd9a2aacef44228eb54b7f512da36bOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics say they have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland.fBusinessSportsMunicipal governmentsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88fd9a2aacef44228eb54b7f512da36bTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:05 GMTSelig still waiting on Tommy John reporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c890d9fa9b874a3cb7e5283dad4f127aPITTSBURGH (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c890d9fa9b874a3cb7e5283dad4f127aTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:11 GMTQatar, Saudi rulers meet on Gaza cease-fire talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c67f2b2ce92b4994b87cabc21ddc1fe8RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A senior Saudi official says Qatar's emir has flown to Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts to end the war in the Gaza Strip.ABDULLA AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastJiddahQatarGaza StripPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c67f2b2ce92b4994b87cabc21ddc1fe8Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:12:42 GMTAckman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8848e519a684417cae7617962ae8a35dNEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday.KEN SWEETfBusinessCorporate stockNutritionCorporate newsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8848e519a684417cae7617962ae8a35dTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:31 GMTContrarian's case: Why US could dip into recessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4afa33273a74d50baba6283be0ebbe7NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsCurrency marketsProduction facilitiesFinancial marketsCorporate newsUnited StatesChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4afa33273a74d50baba6283be0ebbe7Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:38:57 GMTSenate, House on collision course on border moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc9f3eda4a584bb0b3381edacf24e24fWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEmergency managementLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaIsraelNorth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc9f3eda4a584bb0b3381edacf24e24fTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:40 GMTSearchers: Last body found after deadly landslidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b6ebe8f5d584e88aaab8bd783918ec2SEATTLE (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b6ebe8f5d584e88aaab8bd783918ec2Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:09:06 GMTAirlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9d63c4b128743b5a995d20c5293aa15JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.ARON HELLERiBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMissing in actionMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing personsCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptTel AvivGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9d63c4b128743b5a995d20c5293aa15Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:10:10 GMTA look at the Israeli-Egyptian closure of Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7659ddb7a854f17bf490669dd1e838fAbout 1.7 million Palestinians, a majority of them refugees, live in one of the mostly densely populated regions in the world. Since June 2007, when Hamas gained control of the strip, Israel and Egypt have restricted trade and movement in and out of Gaza. Israel says the closure is meant to weaken Gaza's Hamas rulers and prevent militants from attacking targets in Israel. International aid groups say the blockade has seriously harmed Gaza's economy as well as its health system and infrastructure.The Associated PressaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesPolitical refugeesBlockadesWar and unrestInternational tradeForeign aidHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEconomyBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7659ddb7a854f17bf490669dd1e838fTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:05:36 GMTPhysician detained for defaming Ecuador presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cefcf91b5d284ee384382f55f2a8bb44QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsEcuadorSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cefcf91b5d284ee384382f55f2a8bb44Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:19:14 GMTChrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9883c29d8a654bfe8574fc35fadc2cf6DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9883c29d8a654bfe8574fc35fadc2cf6Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:34:50 GMTMaryland church built in 1773 ravaged by firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b608156854b248aaa10a1dbf62d2a392HEBRON, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland.aGeneral newsFiresCultural preservationAccidents and disastersCulturesSocial affairsMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b608156854b248aaa10a1dbf62d2a392Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:46:34 GMTWoman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78c54c01d2ef41dbbbcf9aa638ba7c64DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78c54c01d2ef41dbbbcf9aa638ba7c64Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:14 GMTUndercover probe finds health law failingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723336c4c8a3413fa18dee29961da815WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723336c4c8a3413fa18dee29961da815Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:38:56 GMTKen Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynastyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5ec4f82a2bc4088b6e469ddf9a3a77bBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5ec4f82a2bc4088b6e469ddf9a3a77bTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:52 GMTDiscover Financial's 2Q profit jumps 7 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a134613014e04d2681bd9c87a75df81aLOS ANGELES (AP) — Discover Financial Services' net income grew 7 percent in the second quarter as credit card spending and overall loans increased from a year ago. The results beat Wall Street's expectations.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a134613014e04d2681bd9c87a75df81aTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:26:46 GMTSeeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717b29f021664d21b98b447aa41fdafcWASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingLiberalismGovernment appointments and nominationsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717b29f021664d21b98b447aa41fdafcTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:53 GMTDrug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e43b2d069817442a9d1e34d84be15820AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeNational courtsOrganized crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasColoradoAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e43b2d069817442a9d1e34d84be15820Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:32:30 GMT2 South Texas police officers shot serving warranthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4354f0332454cc9bb9e431453283529LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two police officers in South Texas have been shot and the suspected shooter has barricaded himself inside a house.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasMcAllenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4354f0332454cc9bb9e431453283529Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:55 GMTApple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97c0d58b4a0495bb202bd52c96c3299SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyPatentsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsProducts and servicesIntellectual propertyUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97c0d58b4a0495bb202bd52c96c3299Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:53 GMTAnother author boosted by 'Colbert Bump'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd2da766a12e41cd9d9dc4a617045ec0NEW YORK (AP) — The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd2da766a12e41cd9d9dc4a617045ec0Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:22:46 GMTOops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashianhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd79b37164754cf084ffd171fa136ac5WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.htArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityOnline mediaMediaEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and naturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd79b37164754cf084ffd171fa136ac5Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:20 GMTDan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de316dea4acc4348bfe5f1a93dd518abWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesWomen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSportsWomen's sportsWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de316dea4acc4348bfe5f1a93dd518abTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:52:33 GMTNathan Lane: Straight actors can play gay roleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d10f8cfbf184cf8a06056c501dfc478BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGays and lesbiansPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d10f8cfbf184cf8a06056c501dfc478Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:54 GMTNew arrest linked to gun used after Boston attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d607e382ea44894b594af51dcd3451cBOSTON (AP) — A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsArrestsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d607e382ea44894b594af51dcd3451cTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:27 GMTEx-BP engineer's retrial postponedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8362b626b7af4d7984a974a591cebaadNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8362b626b7af4d7984a974a591cebaadTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:38 GMTTCU's Fields investigated for alleged assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743c9d2771aa40f99146c52333f5a2d5FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"sSportsCriminal investigationsAthlete injuriesCollege footballLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743c9d2771aa40f99146c52333f5a2d5Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:30 GMTTrial date set in Colorado theater shooting casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c7d08af090426aacd2d5c0470234b6CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking for more time before the trial to interview the psychiatrist and others involved in defendant James Holmes' first sanity evaluation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c7d08af090426aacd2d5c0470234b6Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:27:03 GMTBoard puts soda tax before San Francisco votershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c87c31f183dd4f6cb687043504cc6891SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLocal governmentsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c87c31f183dd4f6cb687043504cc6891Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:53 GMT