FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:05:45 -07:00Benghazi, where Libya's uprising began, now a shattered cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1773d6d25f2442819e0a906240d057d5Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:34:15 GMTBENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin — a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years after the civil war that ousted the longtime dictator.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1773d6d25f2442819e0a906240d057d5Crashed Indonesian plane may have suffered engine problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/254601d6cf094e21a750735c0b1f4dbaThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:52:07 GMTMEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/254601d6cf094e21a750735c0b1f4dba2nd person dies in Taiwan water park firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f426f9a15e49348d64adc664c6381bThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:50:44 GMTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll from a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend rose to two on Thursday, with more than 200 injured still in intensive care.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f426f9a15e49348d64adc664c6381bEx-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeeringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25c8bf14393c484c92b68f75d4032c16Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:32:50 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator — once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office — is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25c8bf14393c484c92b68f75d4032c16Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30f88d35742d452dbb74c57711366ea3Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:30:40 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30f88d35742d452dbb74c57711366ea3Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contractshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d7ca7900cc41cf8b6800bf577d6c06Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:43:46 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d7ca7900cc41cf8b6800bf577d6c06China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47ce10bb6ff041dabdee6fd8bfafe993Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:44:06 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47ce10bb6ff041dabdee6fd8bfafe993Quintana paces White Sox to 7-1 win over Cardinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89072521bb6a40eb93f978d9575b3c8aThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:11:26 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Melky Cabrera homered to back a strong outing from Jose Quintana, and the Chicago White Sox pulled away late to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Wednesday night in a game interrupted by three rain delays.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89072521bb6a40eb93f978d9575b3c8aNYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6365655d9834020aa7cae4ee7c0d24eThu, 02 Jul 2015 04:55:00 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6365655d9834020aa7cae4ee7c0d24eHernandez, Anderson lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks, 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0920c5633cb84cb29bbef1bca1d2e477Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:52:53 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Kike Hernandez had three hits, including a triple and a double, and Brett Anderson pitched seven strong innings for his third straight victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0920c5633cb84cb29bbef1bca1d2e477New warden, increased security after New York prison escapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b269cfc887b4dc9b4686bbec932a60aThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:46:20 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b269cfc887b4dc9b4686bbec932a60aWhat crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greecehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d36a3a368b794a5db455f10ba5661cd7Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:11:31 GMTThe prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d36a3a368b794a5db455f10ba5661cd7Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth warshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1eb52da2db2c4fafa8d1147fc2944c85Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:14:54 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1eb52da2db2c4fafa8d1147fc2944c85Tunisian official says about 12 people detained in probe into deadly tourist hotel attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c961dd5be8ca40b0b6429d8ea7c92187Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:49:12 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian official says about 12 people detained in probe into deadly tourist hotel attack .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c961dd5be8ca40b0b6429d8ea7c92187Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b27dffc895cb4cf6babd5769feee0455Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:50:02 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After decades of debate and conflict, the Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage nationwide.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b27dffc895cb4cf6babd5769feee0455Man questioned in case of missing Phoenix-area couplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2493cb70c6cf47d189f1bd2f9b5ca687Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:46:38 GMTMARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona questioned a "person of interest" Wednesday night in the case of a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2493cb70c6cf47d189f1bd2f9b5ca687Coast guard says 36 dead, 19 missing, 118 rescued in ferry capsize in Philippineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c12cefccc3c432ab193614335c896e7Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:44:09 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard says 36 dead, 19 missing, 118 rescued in ferry capsize in Philippines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c12cefccc3c432ab193614335c896e7Son of 'Barney' co-creator gets 15 years for shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dd2e912ef9e4bf88f96a4fd9f4e3222Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:32:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of a co-creator of the "Barney and Friends" TV show has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting his Malibu neighbor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dd2e912ef9e4bf88f96a4fd9f4e3222Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd1c6d5a6c324da5ac908a14c5c3f657Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:20:20 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd1c6d5a6c324da5ac908a14c5c3f657Surfer critically injured by shark off Australian townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb1aa9fd9e248e1a435ec379f6e5eeeThu, 02 Jul 2015 05:05:57 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A 32-year-old surfer was critically injured by a shark on Thursday at the same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February, police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb1aa9fd9e248e1a435ec379f6e5eeeNATO chief to inspect site of future alliance facilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/602816bb6e4a4578b944643b4a5a8821Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:30:31 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/602816bb6e4a4578b944643b4a5a8821Wimbledon Lookahead: Querrey faces Federer on Centre Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa17eefe0524b318e4b27124f7faa44Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:31:07 GMTLONDON (AP) — Sam Querrey faces a daunting task at Wimbledon on Thursday, when he plays seven-time champion Roger Federer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa17eefe0524b318e4b27124f7faa44Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/689b508d43eb4ae1bf91686fdde9087bThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:17:32 GMTHIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed — and something had to be done.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/689b508d43eb4ae1bf91686fdde9087bCalifornia: Record water savings shows big cuts possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2726c5e7d4d4ea6a43332692732db78Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:21:26 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2726c5e7d4d4ea6a43332692732db7836 dead, 19 missing as ferry capsizes in Philippineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/933857a9ae4a4baf9c3cb2aa43f8a572Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:48:07 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard says 36 people have died and 19 are missing after an inter-island ferry capsized in the central Philippines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/933857a9ae4a4baf9c3cb2aa43f8a572Air force: Crashed plane may have suffered engine problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c66bfc3fe0df4f5e82ab4d0ed1092406Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:31:49 GMTMEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force chief said Thursday the military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c66bfc3fe0df4f5e82ab4d0ed1092406Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c6d9118395a487aaf0bdd906d137fa2Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:34:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c6d9118395a487aaf0bdd906d137fa2Altuve helps Astros sweep Royals with 6-5 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/144e291aa6644787bc6e6824d6e9b743Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:45:28 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros statement sweep of the Kansas City Royals came at a cost, as center fielder George Springer could be heading to the disabled list with an injured right wrist.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/144e291aa6644787bc6e6824d6e9b743Walker homers twice as Pirates pound Tigers 9-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c60dab6d65bb411bb55ba2cbb4b80e85Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:52:17 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Neil Walker had a long day. He wishes it could have kept going.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c60dab6d65bb411bb55ba2cbb4b80e85The Latest: European markets solid as Greek referendum loomshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbaf592126074996bb6d2a945013513dThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:26:38 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbaf592126074996bb6d2a945013513dArizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b749fc9f3592490db2f78e45bd16fc73Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:21:52 GMTSUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b749fc9f3592490db2f78e45bd16fc73The Latest: France's Sapin says committed to Greece in eurohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cfe0293ab2643a886240d833304a4f5Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:36:22 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cfe0293ab2643a886240d833304a4f5Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c78a9adf3e5448ebbb7ab8c32b6c1c25Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:57:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto. And Trixie Garcia hopes that will turn more people on to her father's music.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c78a9adf3e5448ebbb7ab8c32b6c1c25Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in Mayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f444efe5486427580c05ce5118b9669Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:10:17 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f444efe5486427580c05ce5118b9669Suspect in DC mansion slayings due in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f95114142f466c8c0c03d850387633Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:15:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion is due in court for a preliminary hearing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f95114142f466c8c0c03d850387633Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c04a887ccc9b4e1fb88af989db7b9e5aThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:19:37 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c04a887ccc9b4e1fb88af989db7b9e5aTunisia: 12 people detained in hotel attack probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13003684043f4290b2aef17489685610Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:51:40 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian official says that about 12 people have been detained in the investigation into a massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13003684043f4290b2aef17489685610Indonesian crashed plane may have suffered engine problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/502daa55291a4d3fa3e74a8bf2268c12Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:58:52 GMTMEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/502daa55291a4d3fa3e74a8bf2268c12US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1ccccbd54cc4f4085061cb436d8018cThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:55:15 GMTZURICH (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1ccccbd54cc4f4085061cb436d8018cGreece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifelinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/163b7b11392e41748037630b08a6bff8Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:14:11 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/163b7b11392e41748037630b08a6bff8Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 fieldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6defbecd7fa7434e98d3fc2e23ac4015Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:38:42 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6defbecd7fa7434e98d3fc2e23ac4015Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc91930a0cb34221953a971170069f92Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:05:47 GMTFire crews have reported progress fighting wildfires in tinder-dry, drought-stricken Washington state, as well as in Nevada.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc91930a0cb34221953a971170069f92After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with laborhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6074ead4bc94b7aa91ff42890cca26aThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:31:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6074ead4bc94b7aa91ff42890cca26aCoast guard says ferry in central Philippines with 173 aboard capsizes; rescue ongoinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8375e603db6491a839aceeaf8301f3fThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:37:45 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard says ferry in central Philippines with 173 aboard capsizes; rescue ongoing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8375e603db6491a839aceeaf8301f3fTaiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hastyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd8d19a032f426899c7fdd07155c145Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:32:37 GMTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd8d19a032f426899c7fdd07155c145Switzerland: US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50f9b869115442a7917bf81fae7f5944Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:14:21 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50f9b869115442a7917bf81fae7f5944China gay couple hold informal marriage to push for unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c451f190ae64199ac58cf9399934be0Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:57:18 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese lesbian couple has held an informal ceremony to announce their marriage in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c451f190ae64199ac58cf9399934be0AP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40062cb93d7b44e3be56de7c76f44a8fThu, 02 Jul 2015 05:06:44 GMTMEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia air force chief: crashed plane had propeller problem that indicates engine stalled.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40062cb93d7b44e3be56de7c76f44a8fWitness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9586938364f74b1cb586c7bc9fe6d936Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:47:49 GMTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The man was angry. He threw rocks and scuffled with police. He yelled at them to "shoot me, kill me," before three officers opened fire, according to witnesses to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant. The shooting sparked weeks of protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9586938364f74b1cb586c7bc9fe6d936Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Koreahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1331b6e7c8492c822cf292037772aeThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:00:50 GMTTOKYO (AP) — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1331b6e7c8492c822cf292037772ae