FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 15:31:37 -0700House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.ALAN FRAMtTravelLifestyleBusiness travelTravel laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationConsumer affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 28 Jul 2014 21:43:53 GMT'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout ANGELES (AP) — The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:27:58 GMTFlorida State law professor was killed in his car, Fla. (AP) — A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage, and the window had been smashed, according to a 911 call.KAREEM COPELANDaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:25:22 GMTReport says surveillance is hampering journalists YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment information leaksClassified informationHuman rights and civil libertiesFreedom of the pressGovernment and politicsNational securityJournalistsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:15:31 GMTCruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.wBusinessGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIsraelMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 20:55:53 GMTDominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.iGeneral newsIllegal weaponsCrimeDominican RepublicCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 22:13:42 GMTKuznetsova, King advance at Citi Open (AP) — No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Polona Hercog on Monday.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:29:00 GMTTake off your clothes to make it in TV YORK (AP) — A contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind and didn't need to use his imagination.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsHome buyingTelevisionMediaResidential real estateLifestyle, 28 Jul 2014 20:52:30 GMTUS teen held in Israel after arrest at protest (AP) — The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.wGovernment and politicsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimePolitical and civil unrestIsraelJerusalemUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:57:17 GMTSuburban Boston tornado modest EF-2 on 0-5 scale, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsProperty damageTornadoesWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:16:13 GMTKeselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa, Iowa (AP) — Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:01:39 GMTSuspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a New York City smoke shop, officials said Monday.JAKE PEARSONTOM HAYSaGeneral newsFugitivesViolent crimeCrimeMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityCaliforniaSan DiegoNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:53:58 GMTGordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win (AP) — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:49:56 GMTKuznetsova, Ginepri advance at Citi Open (AP) — No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory Monday over Slovenia's Polona Hercog.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:15:53 GMTPolice charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking (AP) — Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhiladelphiaWarrenPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:54:29 GMTBusiness Highlights Associated PressfBusinessCorporate legal affairsHome salesHome buyingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsCorporate managementPersonnelSports transactionsSports businessSportsIndustrial products and servicesEconomyReal estateAgricultureResidential real estateLifestyleCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsProducts and servicesRussiaUnited StatesShanghaiLondonSpringdaleEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeArkansas, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:32 GMTWitnesses: Thunderstorm hit beach without warning ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, producing lightning that injured or rattled more than a dozen people and left a 21-year-old man dead.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:19 GMTUS Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansJudicial appointments and nominationsMarriageHuman rights and civil libertiesNational courtsCourtsConstitutionsConstitutional amendmentsGovernment and politicsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational governmentsOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorfolkSouth CarolinaOhioNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaVirginia, 28 Jul 2014 22:16:54 GMTJudge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesSports governanceMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessLaw and orderMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:19:03 GMTR Free Roll wins Honorable Miss at Saratoga SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — R Free Roll took an early lead on a sloppy track and went on to win the $200,000 Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths on a rainy Monday at Saratoga Race Course.aGeneral newsHorse racingSportsSaratoga SpringsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:07:13 GMTDoctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition WORTH, Texas (AP) — An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus felt a deep calling to work in Liberia and was exhausted after months of treating patients with the deadly disease.EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksPublic healthLiberiaTexasWest AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGuineaSierra LeoneFort WorthNorth Carolina, 28 Jul 2014 21:56:15 GMTArgentina in last-ditch effort to avert default AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.ALMUDENA CALATRAVALUIS ANDRES HENAOiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:41 GMTCalifornia governor takes dig at Texas guard plan CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoCaliforniaUnited StatesTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 20:51:04 GMTDarden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelFinancial servicesIndustries, 28 Jul 2014 22:10:30 GMTStorms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsStormsWeatherArizonaMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 21:48:02 GMTHouse approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions (AP) — The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency.wGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:28:59 GMTHamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.IBRAHIM BARZAKYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 21:52:19 GMTLawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislature hearingsInternational relationsIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:51:50 GMTOfficials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.MIKE STOBBEaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksTravel healthPublic healthTravelLifestyleTravel safetyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:56:39 GMTFuror engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances.DON BABWINaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCourt citationsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:09:16 GMTObama mulls large-scale move on immigration (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationHispanicsRace and ethnicityLegislatureImpeachmentsPolitical organizationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:19:51 GMTAnnoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceWeatherCoastlines and beachesFloodsOceansOceanographyGeneral newsEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentClimateAnnapolisMarylandCharlestonSan FranciscoSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Jul 2014 22:00:09 GMTWhite House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEuropeGermanyEastern EuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 22:12:30 GMTSailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.STEPHEN WADEsSportsSailingAthlete healthSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 21:48:38 GMTObama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityUnited StatesSouth AfricaAfricaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaSouthern Africa, 28 Jul 2014 21:28:47 GMTFists flying in Philly (AP) — This Eagles' defense won't be pushed around.ROB MAADDIsSportsProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:13:46 GMTNew fears about Ebola spread after plane scare, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.KRISTA LARSONMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaNigeriaSierra LeoneGuineaTogoSenegalUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:48 GMTFBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, U.S. government offices and other locations around the world.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:06:29 GMTRule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.FELICIA FONSECAaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessTravelLifestyleEnvironmental laws and regulationsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentNational parksEnergy industryAir qualityCanyonsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesCorporate newsEnvironmental concernsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelWater environmentNatural resource managementArizonaFlagstaffPageUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:59:29 GMTBoehner urges US solidarity with Israel (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 21:06:58 GMTDC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsNational courtsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:53:01 GMTCity: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.GARANCE BURKEaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessMunicipal governmentsExplosionsLegal proceedingsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:38:37 GMTBrazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre', Brazil (AP) — Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBrazilIsraelGaza StripBrasiliaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 22:19:24 GMTUS: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeSmugglingArubaVenezuelaNetherlandsCaribbeanUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:07:26 GMTRates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged, while rates on three-month bills rose to their highest level in four weeks.fBusinessDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 28 Jul 2014 21:16:48 GMTMining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 for the same period last year and 19 in 2012.fBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:23 GMTMarketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024 SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.EDDIE PELLSsSportsSports transactionsSports sponsorshipOlympic gamesSports governanceSummer Olympic gamesEventsSports businessUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:03:14 GMTDrone almost blocks California firefighting planes SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersDrone aircraftAgricultureIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:57 GMTUS citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq (AP) — A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsExtraditionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesTurkeyMiddle EastOhioIraqDaytonNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 21:54:21 GMTFrance offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq (AP) — France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 21:37:25 GMT