FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 10:09:57 -0700Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies' (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:57:16 GMTSenate reprieve for highly-contested border bill (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyBorder securityEmergency managementPolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationHumanitarian crisesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsGeneral newsIsraelMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:24:22 GMTDubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq (AP) — European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsIraqMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:59 GMTFormer IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:34:14 GMTRaiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.sSportsSports facility constructionMunicipal governmentsMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSan AntonioOaklandDallasCaliforniaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:18:53 GMTRosol beats Haider-Maurer in Kitzbuehel, Austria (AP) — Lukas Rosol advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Wednesday.sSportsAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 16:48:36 GMTFlorida mother charged after baby left in minivan, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 15:52:28 GMTSmall businesses see revenue gains, hire workers YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessLabor economyRecessions and depressionsCareersEconomy, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:40 GMTSurviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree VEGAS (AP) — Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:26:42 GMTHow to fit a wind farm into your portfolio YORK (AP) — You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast.JONATHAN FAHEYfBusinessPersonal financeEnergy industryPersonal investingIndustriesUtilitiesCorporate stockCorporate news, 30 Jul 2014 16:03:28 GMTTrial turns to trips for former Va. first family, Va. (AP) — The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:19:30 GMTUN chief: halt violence around Ukraine crash site NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an immediate halt to hostilities around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine to allow unimpeded access for international investigators.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 16:16:12 GMTReligion news in brief groups call for evacuation from LiberiaThe Associated PressaGeneral newsEvacuationsNational courtsCrimeCoachingCrimes against childrenProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryRadio programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesMichiganCharlotteLiberiaGrand RapidsNorth AmericaNorth CarolinaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:05 GMTYemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said.AHMED AL-HAJiBusinessGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleYemenSanaaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:51:49 GMT3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in shootout, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and three deputies injured in a shootout after a domestic dispute at a mobile home park Wednesday, law enforcement officials said.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFayettevilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:49:20 GMTFiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.COLLEEN BARRYiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsItalyUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 15:46:19 GMTPassenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after suffering an unknown medical emergency.tTravelLifestyleAir travelPhoenixHonoluluArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHawaii, 30 Jul 2014 16:51:35 GMTA more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyConsumer spendingGovernment and politicsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:38:48 GMTArgentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister has resumed efforts to solve the South American nation's financial crisis without a default.fBusinessArgentinaNew York CityNew YorkSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:08 GMTSenate reprieve for highly contested border bill (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislationLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEmergency managementPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle EastLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jul 2014 16:03:28 GMTAn early rally fades on the US stock market YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned lower in midday trading, erasing an early gain. Trading was quiet as investors waited for a statement from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomySoccerMen's soccerFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSportsMen's sportsFinancial servicesUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 16:17:44 GMTGOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama (AP) — Republicans said they were determined to make President Barack Obama heed the Constitution as they began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting he has exceeded his executive powers.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical partiesLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:28 GMTBaghdatis gets US Open spot to replace Haas Haas has officially withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right shoulder, opening up a spot on the main draw for Marcos Baghdatis.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisTennisAthlete healthMen's sports, 30 Jul 2014 16:22:26 GMTSouth Korean ruling party wins by-elections, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling party won most of the seats at stake Wednesday in legislative by-elections, cementing its majority and giving a boost to President Park Geun-hye's conservative government after April's ferry disaster.iGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsSpecial electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:29 GMTA snapshot of small business hiring in 2014 of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers. While there have been month-to-month fluctuations, the overall trend is up:The Associated PressfBusinessSmall businessLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:57 GMTTeens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much YORK (AP) — Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest."BETH J. HARPAZhtLifestyleTechnologyTravelSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaLeisure travel, 30 Jul 2014 16:49:11 GMTTerror threats at chemical plants underestimated (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.HOPE YENwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureTerrorismLegislationNational securityWar and unrestGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMilitary and defense, 30 Jul 2014 16:58:32 GMTDetroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:01:18 GMTMinor league pitcher charged with sexual assault (AP) — A pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown hotel last spring after they met at a bar in the suburbs.ED WHITEaGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:32:44 GMTProsecution rests in Wisconsin kidnapping case, Wis. (AP) — The prosecution has rested in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half-sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning the baby in Iowa.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsKidnappingMissing personsCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:09:42 GMTLos Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:57:06 GMTProcessing issue delays bar exam submissions (AP) — Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test's first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and said it had been fixed as of Wednesday morning.TERRY WALLACEaBusinessGeneral newsDallasMinnesotaNew YorkWashingtonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:54:59 GMTUN chiefs outraged at attack on Gaza school NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials are expressing shock and outrage at an attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed 16 people and injured more than 100.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:35:57 GMTNadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist Nadal is withdrawing from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the U.S. Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:41:07 GMTObama chides House GOP for pursuing lawsuit CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the House GOP's vote to file a lawsuit against him is taking away from time they could be spending on issues that are important to the American people.NEDRA PICKLERaBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical organizationsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:41:22 GMTStrike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150 REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesPolitical refugeesAccidents and disastersCease firesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFiresGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:47:00 GMTCops: Man tried to smother ill dad who later died (AP) — A Florida man is accused of trying to suffocate his terminally ill father by holding his hand over the man's nose and mouth at a suburban Cleveland nursing home, police said. The 86-year-old man died a few hours later.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:36:48 GMTUS economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 15:52:39 GMTRights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN (AP) — The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:31 GMTUN condemns extremist takeover of parts of Iraq NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is condemning the offensive waged by the extremist Islamic State group and allied militants in Iraq, calling it "a major threat" to the country's future.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:49 GMTBribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.MICHELLE L. PRICEaBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:59:31 GMTJapanese search US archives for WWII MIA info SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsWorld War IIMissing in actionEventsWar and unrestProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesSaratoga SpringsSaipanNew YorkNorthern Mariana IslandsEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOceania, 30 Jul 2014 16:46:18 GMTIraq offers aid to those displaced by militants (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis remaining in those areas to take up arms against the insurgents.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsMunicipal governmentsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:40:27 GMTBritish Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSuicidesCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeUnited KingdomKenyaNairobiEast AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 16:20:42 GMTA look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia (AP) — The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties.JUERGEN BAETZhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomyInternational tradeTechnologyTravel laws and regulationsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyForeign policyInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesMaterials industryGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesRussiaMoscowCrimeaBrusselsEuropeUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 16:58:51 GMTLawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:33:56 GMTStay of execution for border bill in Senate (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislationLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEmergency managementPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle EastLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:20 GMTGerman federation drops amputee jumper from team, Germany (AP) — Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.NESHA STARCEVICsSportsMen's track and fieldTrack and fieldDisability sportsMen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 16:37:30 GMTFitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony YORK (AP) — Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.eArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentTennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsEventsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Jul 2014 16:04:24 GMTDetroit Police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:39 GMT