FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Jul 2014 05:18:58 -0700Norway: Terror threat against Norway, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.JAN M. OLSENiGeneral newsTerrorismExtortion and threatsWar and unrestCrimeNorwayDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:26 GMTEuropean Central Bank hit by data theft (AP) — The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTheftComputer and data securityCrimeComputing and information technologyEurope, 24 Jul 2014 09:45:19 GMTThailand to re-launch women-only train carriages (AP) — Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 11:10:57 GMT2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say two Finnish aid workers have been shot dead in the western city of Herat.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersWar and unrestBombingsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAfghanistanFinlandCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:03 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportation safetyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTel AvivIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:45:32 GMTObama wants limits on US company mergers abroad ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.aBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsOwnership changesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:58 GMTJihadis attack besieged Syrian army base (AP) — Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides, activists said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:28 GMTAir Algerie plane disappears from radar, Algeria (AP) — A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlgeriaAlgiersBurkina FasoNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 24 Jul 2014 11:16:00 GMTOhio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years faces 30 years to life in federal prison when she is sentenced Thursday.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:28:58 GMTNaked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."aOdditiesFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:56 GMTOwner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard, Algeria (AP) — Owner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 10:28:27 GMTSuspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismWar crimesWar casualtiesCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:50 GMTNYC police investigate another apparent chokehold YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:04:45 GMTIraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:32 GMTWine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 24 Jul 2014 09:59:23 GMTEU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).iHealthEmergency contraceptionBirth controlWomen's healthSexual and reproductive healthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:49:07 GMTCaterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:05:17 GMTGSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot (AP) — Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.iBusinessHealthImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesPublic healthUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:59 GMTFamily: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks, Ind. (AP) — Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.aGeneral newsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and naturePacific OceanIndianaAmerican SamoaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOceania, 24 Jul 2014 11:29:43 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PresshtGeneral newsWar and unrestTechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportation, 24 Jul 2014 09:56:10 GMTLong odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster (AP) — Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashArrestsSabotageWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsRussiaUkraineDonetskEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 09:36:54 GMTGaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:34 GMTRussian activists convicted of organizing riots (AP) — Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsRiotsCrimePolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 10:46:35 GMTTroubled Myanmar state invites back aid groups, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 11:29:01 GMTGM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs (AP) — General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.fBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performance, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:55 GMTUkrainian government moves to ban Communist Party, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:00 GMTMore works found at German collector's apartment (AP) — More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the pieces' origin said Thursday.GEIR MOULSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:54:26 GMTLG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 10:54:35 GMTUkraine worries 'set to weigh' on eurozone economy (AP) — The escalating tensions in Ukraine, which have led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the West and Russia, could weigh on a modestly improving economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone.PAN PYLASfBusinessEconomic growthEconomyService sector performanceEuropeUnited KingdomGermanyFranceUkraineWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:20 GMTEurozone economy picking up steam despite France (AP) — A closely watched survey suggests economic growth in the 18-country eurozone picked up during July despite ongoing concerns over France, the currency bloc's second-largest economy.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyEuropeUnited KingdomFranceWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 10:26:40 GMTPlane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday and a second prepared to go, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the scattered wreckage.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAccidentsGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersUkraineKharkivNetherlandsAustraliaRussiaDonetskMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:53:00 GMTUK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter has been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence for hacking the phones of celebrities including model Kate Moss and James Bond star Daniel Craig.htGeneral newsHackingCelebrityJournalistsTabloidsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTechnology issuesTechnologyNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:20 GMTGates worried about notion of US disengagement (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's worried there's a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:28:58 GMTFord 2Q net income rises 6 percent to $1.3 billion, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeMichiganNorth AmericaUnited States, 24 Jul 2014 11:20:00 GMTCourt: Poland violated human rights in CIA case, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestHuman welfarePolandEuropeFranceEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 12:08:50 GMTFrance: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali (AP) — France's transport minister says the Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanished over northern Mali.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsFranceAlgeriaMaliWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:16 GMTGang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsGangsImmigration policyImmigrationViolenceCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 09:35:59 GMTPlanes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsUkraineKharkivNetherlandsAustraliaRussiaDonetskMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:47 GMTItaly welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death (AP) — A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith arrived Thursday in Italy en route to the United States along with her family, including an infant born in prison.iGeneral newsChristianityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligionSocial affairsItalyRomeSudanWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 11:05:49 GMTPacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino and Ethan Hawke.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:02 GMTWyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.aGeneral newsScienceFossilsAnimalsCavesNatural resource managementPaleontologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentWyomingNorth AmericaUnited States, 24 Jul 2014 11:14:06 GMTFord 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s second quarter net income rose 6 percent to $1.3 billion as the company saw record profits in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMichiganEuropeNorth AmericaUnited States, 24 Jul 2014 10:40:02 GMTFrench transport minister: Air Algerie flight disappeared over northern Mali (AP) — French transport minister: Air Algerie flight disappeared over northern Mali.iGeneral newsFranceMaliWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 11:52:40 GMT7 tied for early lead at Russian Open (AP) — Sweden's Rikard Karlberg is among seven players tied for the lead with five under par 67s midway through the opening round of the Russian Open in Moscow.The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:06:23 GMTIraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRASINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqMiddle EastBaghdadUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:46 GMT18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India, India (AP) — Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.OMER FAROOQiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 10:55:51 GMTMan run over by own truck during road rage, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.aOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:26 GMTIraqi lawmakers name moderate Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as next president. (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers name moderate Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as next president.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 11:36:46 GMTBreitburn buying QR Energy in $1.46 billion deal (AP) — Breitburn Energy is buying QR Energy LP in a deal worth about $1.46 billion.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:15:37 GMTAmerican Airlines to pay first dividend since 1980 WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:55:11 GMT