FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 11:50:37 -0700Hawaii health care faces federal threat (AP) — Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family.CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsHealth care reformState governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestylePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:35:07 GMTPolice: Suspect paid prostitutes in Bellagio cash VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man accused of robbing a Bellagio casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers.aGeneral newsTheftCrime, 29 Jul 2014 18:37:12 GMTFull appeals court upholds labels on meat packages (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsNational courtsLegislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:19 GMTNYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandy YORK (AP) — When a New York City dry cleaner was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress.aGeneral newsWeddingsHurricane Sandy 2012OccasionsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:39:05 GMTClean-air rules assailed as too much, too little (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.DAN ELLIOTTRAY HENRYaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityClimateMaterials industryColoradoDenverKentuckyArizonaMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:49:13 GMTHighway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote (AP) — Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation — billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegislation, 29 Jul 2014 18:33:19 GMTLawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.BRADLEY KLAPPERDONNA CASSSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureBorder securityWar and unrestLegislationMilitary and defenseGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:54:44 GMTMilitia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages (AP) — Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyMunicipal governmentsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLocal governmentsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationElectionsEgyptLibyaMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:45 GMTDemocrats have million-dollar day on impeachment (AP) — House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical corruptionCampaignsImpeachmentsPolitical partiesMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical issuesPolitical organizationsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:29 GMTLegal fallout begins for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' YORK (AP) — The abrupt cancellation of this summer's North American arena tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is apparently not being forgiven.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 29 Jul 2014 18:20:11 GMTMan charged with car dealer's murder over bad sale, R.I. (AP) — A man accused of beating a Rhode Island junk-car dealer with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong has been charged with his murder.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:47:30 GMTIsrael hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesMunicipal governmentsAccidents and disastersCease firesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 18:37:52 GMTTrial reveals governor's wife had 'crush' on CEO, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:32 GMTNew Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsKidnappingViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderNew HampshireNorth ConwayUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:16:51 GMTPeace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too.MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestFriendshipsRelationshipsLifestyleGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripJerusalemMiddle East, 29 Jul 2014 18:01:57 GMTMan cleared in killing seeks millions from state, Conn. (AP) — A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being imprisoned for two decades has appealed to a Connecticut claims official for millions in compensation.aGeneral newsCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:35:17 GMTGovt fails to vet chemical plants for terror risk (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities.HOPE YENpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral news, 29 Jul 2014 18:49:56 GMTJury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.STEVE KARNOWSKIaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:33:00 GMTCrews make gains on 2 California wildfires SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersAnimalsNatural disastersHorsesMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:32:01 GMTUS appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesJacksonMississippiNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:29:39 GMTMcDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer' YORK (AP) — McDonald's Corp. says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:33:52 GMTCrayola to open family attraction in Orlando, Pa. (AP) — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country if the new one does well.MICHAEL RUBINKAMtTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEastonOrlandoFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:20:21 GMTGeneration of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma (AP) — The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.ANNE FLAHERTYwHealthGovernment and politicsCancerSkin disordersDiseases and conditionsPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:32 GMTNCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthAthlete injuriesCollege sportsHead injuriesSports medicineCollege hockeyWomen's sportsSports governanceWomen's hockeyMen's hockeyWomen's field hockeyMen's field hockeyField hockeyHockeyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessInjuriesHealthMen's sportsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:01:24 GMTTop Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaAfricaMonroviaTogoGuineaFreetownNigeria, 29 Jul 2014 18:03:52 GMTTexas: Gay-marriage ban best for children (AP) — Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.NOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageConstitutionsRelationshipsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLifestyleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:14:06 GMTAlabama woman lit on fire by ex-boyfriend dies, Ala. (AP) — Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died.aGeneral newsArsonCrimeViolent crimeBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:13 GMTNew Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year.LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeMissing personsKidnappingCrimeLaw and orderArrestsNew HampshireNorth ConwayUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:32:51 GMTShelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMunicipal governmentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsExecutive branchLocal governmentsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 18:16:52 GMTBody of child stowaway found in US cargo plane (AP) — The body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 18:37:42 GMTJPMorgan paying $650K to settle CFTC charges (AP) — JPMorgan Chase will pay $650,000 to settle charges by federal regulators that it filed inaccurate reports on the trading positions of some of its large customers.fBusinessCommodities and futures regulationFinancial industry regulationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 29 Jul 2014 18:18:02 GMTMother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago sued the agency on Tuesday, saying her son was playing basketball with his girlfriend and friends minutes before he was hit in the back by at least eight bullets.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeArizonaMexicoTucsonUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 17:42:06 GMTAP source: Gordon hires attorney for NFL hearing, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:27:38 GMTGeorgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaSt. PetersburgGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:48 GMTAppeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare (AP) — In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.wGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislationNational courtsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsHealth care policyGovernment policyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourts, 29 Jul 2014 17:39:23 GMTPfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessCorporate stockMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:37:22 GMTAppeals court upholds labels on meat packages (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsNational courtsLegislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 18:32:44 GMTOperator: Stranded boat was in restricted area (AP) — A group of whale watchers expecting only an afternoon tour were forced instead to spend a long night at sea after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts, officials and passengers said Tuesday.BOB SALSBERGtTravelLifestyleWhalesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesAnimalsMammalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:17:07 GMTTrump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.CAROLYN THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew YorkBuffaloTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 29 Jul 2014 18:28:36 GMTSafety board finds fault in derailment, response errors led to a 2012 train derailment in New Jersey that released a dangerous gas into the air, sickening residents and emergency responders, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in a scathing report.GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPhiladelphiaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 17:56:50 GMTGov. Haley urges Atlantic Beach to end Bikefest BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley urged the Atlantic Beach Town Council on Tuesday to end the town's annual biker festival and promised to work to help transform the tiny beachfront community into a family-friendly destination that tourists from across the nation will visit.BRUCE SMITHtTravelLifestyleMunicipal governmentsCoastlines and beachesLeisure travelLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisure, 29 Jul 2014 18:18:39 GMTActivists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13 (AP) — Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said.BARBARA SURKiGeneral newsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsCivil warsBombingsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle EastLebanon, 29 Jul 2014 17:28:25 GMTFeds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt LOUIS (AP) — A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt.JIM SALTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsVisual artsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEgyptUnited StatesCairoSt. LouisMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaMissouri, 29 Jul 2014 18:22:53 GMTMadagascar billed as surfing paradise (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAtTravelLifestyleOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureMadagascarSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 29 Jul 2014 17:46:57 GMTElegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.LOUISE DEWASTiGeneral newsOdditiesTravelLifestyleArt museumsRodentsMammalsAnimalsVisual artsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 18:19:45 GMT3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters (AP) — The headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a storied building named after the agency's first director, would be relocated out of the nation's capital and into the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agencies, 29 Jul 2014 18:22:16 GMTStocks inch up ahead of economic data YORK (AP) — U.S. stock-market indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading as investors waited for a batch of key economic reports later this week. Earnings reports and corporate news drove trading in individual stocks. Major indexes in Europe and Asia closed with slight gains.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesPricesEconomyFinancial marketsReal estateStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaChinaEuropeRussiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:17 GMTHouse to vote on slimmed-down bill for border (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:37 GMTEcclestone defense seeks deal to end bribery trial (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone are in talks about a possible deal to end the Formula One boss's bribery trial in Germany.fBusinessSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsAutomobile racingFormula OneLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 17:36:13 GMTAP NewsAlert PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury awards ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation suit over sniper memoir.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 18:23:35 GMT