FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:58:06 -07002 police cars collide when officer runs red lighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9256081a863443d8b83b25269859d42aSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.aGeneral newsOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9256081a863443d8b83b25269859d42aWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:04 GMTCommercial jets push Boeing profits up 52 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/371c24ec278046358d9adb66d90a7749Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing's profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/371c24ec278046358d9adb66d90a7749Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:40:07 GMTKerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cefb17b609344833bbd7d010189cbddeJERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelEgyptRamallahCairoMiddle EastQatarGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaWest BankNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cefb17b609344833bbd7d010189cbddeWed, 23 Jul 2014 13:09:48 GMTObama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b807d7a4807d41909ca04c6161867942SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office.pGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaSan FranciscoSeattleUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaWashingtonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b807d7a4807d41909ca04c6161867942Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:11:15 GMTIraq to vote on president after deadly bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4caab4142144c21bb97121f28256302BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4caab4142144c21bb97121f28256302Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:19:04 GMTLeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b71243342284035891eb6f8a904b5d6BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b71243342284035891eb6f8a904b5d6Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:53:10 GMTMonaco beats 3rd seed Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea39509f655e44029613c45502ec4680GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea39509f655e44029613c45502ec4680Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:32 GMTLufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/034a1305f90b40e5b0e269346e60eec1BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationBerlinIsraelGermanyTel AvivEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/034a1305f90b40e5b0e269346e60eec1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:26 GMTPolice custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d1a4bdf3654f76a8e125a49b991886NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeArrestsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d1a4bdf3654f76a8e125a49b991886Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:13:29 GMTOil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace effortshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b30572a6f0b4cc193c6ac69671b4ec8The price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.PABLO GORONDIaBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestCommodity marketsCease firesFinancial marketsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelEuropeGaza StripRussiaMiddle EastUnited StatesPalestinian territoriesEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b30572a6f0b4cc193c6ac69671b4ec8Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:11 GMTSEC poised to end $1 a share for some money fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46005e13aee540829cec01294f79e5d4WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsPersonal investingPersonal financeGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46005e13aee540829cec01294f79e5d4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:27:22 GMTLeBron James wows fans in Hong Konghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40365dd63dbb47adb13a2a69a39af8bcHONG KONG (AP) — LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballHong KongChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40365dd63dbb47adb13a2a69a39af8bcWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:55:42 GMTBroncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88558521370c47ff91acfd6d80a67d11DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.sSportsProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88558521370c47ff91acfd6d80a67d11Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:22 GMTSomali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47aca8b32fbb45a2828019d652a1545fMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuAfricaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47aca8b32fbb45a2828019d652a1545fWed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23:43 GMTNew constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba8806d860045b78e9e34cb8451bac6BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution allows the leader of the ruling junta to become interim prime minister and gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election, a senior army official said Wednesday.THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba8806d860045b78e9e34cb8451bac6Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:26 GMTKennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d88c02da0b58435dbabd77e3ccdfacbaSTAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.aGeneral newsCrimeStamfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d88c02da0b58435dbabd77e3ccdfacbaWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:44:03 GMTUN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4439224083c440e96310bb0045133caGENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesTerritorial disputesWar crimesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4439224083c440e96310bb0045133caWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:20 GMT2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda0def1c724439bab8e61d1b908b5b3KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda0def1c724439bab8e61d1b908b5b3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:40:04 GMTCalifornia city rejects child immigrant shelterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8d459371ad8453b8fa6d2d3531fc836ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it was mulling a legal challenge.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsImmigrationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsEscondidoCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8d459371ad8453b8fa6d2d3531fc836Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:46:58 GMTTyphoon weakens after landing in southeast Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e281a381bc54ec48b5bfa7dbe350148BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week's more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTyphoon Rammasun 2014StormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsChinaShanghaiTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e281a381bc54ec48b5bfa7dbe350148Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:46:46 GMTTaiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1989274f54f640999282b8e05a0d42b3TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7.iGeneral newsNews mediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMediaTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1989274f54f640999282b8e05a0d42b3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:16:16 GMTMemorial honoring injured veterans under way in DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6123de0414c448490fef09c90721335WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.wGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6123de0414c448490fef09c90721335Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23:07 GMTObama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4ba745309a44e4290d664ee1fe21af0SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of office.pGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4ba745309a44e4290d664ee1fe21af0Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:04:04 GMTVeteran says he was forgotten in VA clinichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f38a4c150b4056873162f7bcb3be41DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.aGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f38a4c150b4056873162f7bcb3be41Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:04:58 GMTReport: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad03c1a89e3d4112bc6b4e163c13870dTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad03c1a89e3d4112bc6b4e163c13870dWed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:42 GMTBoeing 2Q profit climbs 52 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8081047d3e7c483f80604dd3f9c79c93Boeing Co. (BA) on Wednesday reported profit that increased by 52 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8081047d3e7c483f80604dd3f9c79c93Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:02:04 GMTLeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Konghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34e02f9a6e9642ea83546186a43751bcHONG KONG (AP) — LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHong KongEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34e02f9a6e9642ea83546186a43751bcWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:18:12 GMTPepsiCo 2Q profit drops but tops estimateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b22a468d98954d89a549f0ba28759db9PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. said Wednesday that its profit fell by 2 percent on restructuring charges in its second quarter, but that sales volume ticked up for its snacks and drinks.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b22a468d98954d89a549f0ba28759db9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:21:03 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/396fabe58e4e48b29c0c55d13fb5557fGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesAccidents and disastersCease firesGovernment and politicsAccidentsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/396fabe58e4e48b29c0c55d13fb5557fWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:12:29 GMTDutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhovenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9363bc1b5ae413f8c51fd29ee513d52EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9363bc1b5ae413f8c51fd29ee513d52Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:46 GMTCompelling characters in Atkins' 'The Forsaken'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f5eea94ec1421a8bfeca07bd453aa8"The Forsaken" (Putnam), by Ace AtkinsOLINE H. COGDILLeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureCrimeEntertainmentViolent crimeGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f5eea94ec1421a8bfeca07bd453aa8Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:03 GMTPepsiCo raises forecast after profit beatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c48f1979713144678e540f56290e401aPURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. raised its forecast slightly for the year on Wednesday as it continued to slash costs while selling more of its snacks and drinks.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c48f1979713144678e540f56290e401aWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:54:25 GMTGSK cuts earnings forecast after weak 2nd quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23392e799bda4d61acd43dcd0e73f8b4LONDON (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23392e799bda4d61acd43dcd0e73f8b4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:02 GMTSwift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festivalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7492d05fe504ed6a3b8eaf06022ac7fNEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7492d05fe504ed6a3b8eaf06022ac7fWed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:03 GMTHouse GOP: Send National Guard, speed removalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d7951de39dc480abdeb5c928d47d4c1WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislaturePolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsLegislationArmed forcesMilitary and defenseCentral AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d7951de39dc480abdeb5c928d47d4c1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:23 GMTUS hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico govhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/823674fb3c01403e981f7b42bc222054SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.iBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/823674fb3c01403e981f7b42bc222054Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:34:36 GMTTour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86add1d48d364486905b75dd24a067acPLA D'ADET, France (AP) — The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.sSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86add1d48d364486905b75dd24a067acWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:03 GMTLithuania to adopt euro currency in Januaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0339fbd51254d0e830b8317b64f87ffBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year.iBusinessGeneral newsLithuaniaEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0339fbd51254d0e830b8317b64f87ffWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:49 GMTBodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a12ebc6aba345fda7a5051e0f1b5177KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsAccidentsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationUkraineRussiaMalaysiaDonetskEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a12ebc6aba345fda7a5051e0f1b5177Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:46:33 GMT3 NYC students get recording contract approvalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb25c693b02247bca3e3f2747b64c8a2NEW YORK (AP) — Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentEducationSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb25c693b02247bca3e3f2747b64c8a2Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:49:05 GMTSeniors share homes for cost saving, companionshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04631e0f3de04d78b73793a33a2f8305NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.aGeneral newsLifestylePersonal spendingAgingSeniorsPersonal financeBusinessSeniors' healthHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPopulation agingGenerationsDemographicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04631e0f3de04d78b73793a33a2f8305Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:27:17 GMT4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diegohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28a4c5dfdc9f47e6bcec040d6be559dbSAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsFairs and festivalsEventsTelevision programsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28a4c5dfdc9f47e6bcec040d6be559dbWed, 23 Jul 2014 13:48:44 GMTAbu Sayyaf militants free anti-poverty workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69e745e119eb4a1fa35471705c885954MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted aid workers in the southern Philippines after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting an impoverished town to pressure the rebels to release the captives, officials said Wednesday.iGeneral newsHostage situationsMunicipal governmentsKidnappingLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69e745e119eb4a1fa35471705c885954Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:49:38 GMTUS stock futures rise as earnings reports roll inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b17c6113c3142dcaecd8623a510d160NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b17c6113c3142dcaecd8623a510d160Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:32 GMTDumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73982f3fe7314ecfa63bcba9b05cb967LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73982f3fe7314ecfa63bcba9b05cb967Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:39:34 GMTDefense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd6f914310c4d6ba6ca4b39549b30ceKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd6f914310c4d6ba6ca4b39549b30ceWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:33:06 GMTJury to reconvene in Ventura defamation casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2acd84b55fe4e3783145a0003acc324ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2acd84b55fe4e3783145a0003acc324Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:12 GMTDelta 2Q profit rises 17 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf3de0bb5a09461a9aa759c4d6be2aa1ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf3de0bb5a09461a9aa759c4d6be2aa1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:49:04 GMTArrest linked to gun used after Boston bombingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e204841c8c54b349ed9a2db0db9c8d9BOSTON (AP) — It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeGun politicsArrestsBombingsViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e204841c8c54b349ed9a2db0db9c8d9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:14:05 GMTAmericans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes globalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30cf9eb84289415f873aa816b2764d64LONDON (AP) — The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize.JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30cf9eb84289415f873aa816b2764d64Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:26:17 GMT