FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2014 20:43:57 -0700Deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin (AP) — The Interior Department and four municipal water providers in the West are contributing $11 million to fund projects aimed at conserving water in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.aGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsColoradoColorado RiverCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:07:06 GMTMurder charges for couple whose dogs killed runner, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan.aGeneral newsDogsViolent crimeCrimeMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:27:44 GMTContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera says labor talks with its unions have been extended for an additional 72 hours, averting a threatened midnight lockout.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelPerforming artsWages and salaries, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:13 GMTOregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.JONATHAN J. COOPERaBusinessGeneral newsHealthLiver diseaseDrug-related crimeGovernment-funded health insuranceState governmentsDiseases and conditionsGovernment programsHealth care costsHealth issuesCrimeGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:09:24 GMTEscobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3 CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:16:02 GMTBoat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1 (AP) — A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:43:38 GMTAt White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.JOSH LEDERMANeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentDisability sportsMen's tennisTennisMusicMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:37:52 GMTBerdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Open (AP) — Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych — again.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sports, 01 Aug 2014 03:19:59 GMTPhillies lose Lee, defeat Nationals 10-4 (AP) — Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 01 Aug 2014 02:51:02 GMTGOP senator blocks approval of US ambassadors (AP) — A Republican senator has blocked the approval of President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Russia and top diplomats for several other nations.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 02:50:48 GMTSuspect in border agent's death extradited to US, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeConspiracyExtraditionLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderTheftTucsonUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:29:34 GMTReimold powers Toronto past Houston 6-5 (AP) — Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsHoustonTexasTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:50 GMTA's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes, Calif. (AP) — Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsOaklandSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 01 Aug 2014 02:15:59 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings issued for Barbados, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings issued for Barbados, Dominica.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStorms, 01 Aug 2014 03:19:50 GMTPhelps to compete in 4 events at US nationals Phelps will match his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week's U.S. national championships.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingWomen's sportsAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sports, 01 Aug 2014 03:20:08 GMTMet Opera asks mediator to resolve labor gridlock YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsWages and salariesPersonnelPerforming arts, 01 Aug 2014 02:59:05 GMTSurvey: China manufacturing at 27-month high KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyChinaHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 02:41:46 GMTSigned ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600 YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsArts and collectibles auctionsAthlete retirementSports businessShoppingLifestyle, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:37 GMTPolice: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsComic-Con InternationalEventsEntertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:58:13 GMTGolf Capsules, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsRyder CupEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:56:54 GMTVP Biden praises Japan's new military policy (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaMiddle EastAsiaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:26:44 GMTZunino's homer lifts Mariners past Indians, 6-5 (AP) — Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandSeattleWashingtonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:53:56 GMTPilot guilty of using alias to fly news choppers, Calif. (AP) — A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.aGeneral newsIdentity theftCrimeSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:56:34 GMTGas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 02:54:53 GMTCongress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislature2012 United States Presidential ElectionBorder securityUnited States Presidential ElectionImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationVeteransNational electionsElectionsEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelTexasNorth AmericaMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 01:11:35 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestLegislatureGovernment and politics, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 GMTDefault fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesArgentinaUnited StatesBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:48 GMTLackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig (AP) — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline.HOWARD ULMANsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMissouriBostonSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettsCalifornia, 01 Aug 2014 01:11:48 GMTHawaii fish collector charged in scuba incident, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater.aGeneral newsFishAnimalsHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:00:06 GMTOpponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup (AP) — Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsHigher educationArt museumsArt galleriesVisual artsSchool administrationCharity fundraisingEducationSocial affairsSchool curriculaArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPhilanthropyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:47:31 GMTNick Watney leads Barracuda Championship, Nev. (AP) — Nick Watney made nine birdies Thursday in a bogey-free round in the Barracuda Championship to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:10:11 GMTSudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US, N.H. (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire.HOLLY RAMERGEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSudanManchesterUnited StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaNew HampshireSouth SudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:09:29 GMTRussell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:49 GMTDeath toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village, India (AP) — Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.MANISH MEHTAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersStormsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 02:13:10 GMTUS prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe, N.Y. (AP) — A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.DAVID KLEPPERMICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObstruction of justiceExtortion and threatsCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:42:12 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthTravel safetyTravelLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:10:54 GMTTrump selected to advance in Bills' sale process, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.JOHN WAWROWaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:29:52 GMTGaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesNew DelhiIsraelCairoIndiaMiddle EastGaza StripTurkeyUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:24:45 GMTMan accused of putting needles in packaged meat ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year.JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsCrime, 01 Aug 2014 02:35:47 GMTGas explosions kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwan, Taiwan (AP) — Several underground gas explosions killed 22 people and injured 270 others in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said Friday.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 01:13:19 GMTHundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii (AP) — A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleReligionSocial affairsHawaiiNew YorkHonoluluSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 02:09:34 GMTBaseball Capsules (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMichiganDetroitTexasSt. LouisKansas CityTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriOntarioCanada, 01 Aug 2014 03:34:52 GMTCongress votes final passage on highway bill (AP) — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States General ElectionLegislatureEventsGeneral electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:30:46 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaribbeanBarbadosUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:21:21 GMTFAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 02:24:12 GMTMoore, Lynx end Mercury's 16-game win streak (AP) — With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring.sSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:35:30 GMTBucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Bayless (AP) — Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd.RICH ROVITOsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:54:16 GMTSenate confirms US ambassador to Russia (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination for U.S. ambassador to Russia, but not before a Republican senator blocked the appointment and several others.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsGovernment appointments and nominationsRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:11 GMTReds beat Marlins 3-1 with controversial replay (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds benefited from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate in a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.CHRISTOPHER STOCKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 01 Aug 2014 02:16:15 GMTLawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. The bill raises the money through:wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 01:13:07 GMT