FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 22:47:56 -0700European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.DAVID RISINGMATTHEW KNIGHTiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportation safetyTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelTel AvivGermanyBerlinEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 04:48:19 GMTJFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.MICHAEL HILLaBusinessGeneral newsAssassination of John F. KennedyEventsHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaterials industryIndustriesAssassinations, 24 Jul 2014 05:30:22 GMTPhilippines deports Australian Islamic preacher, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Thursday they deported an Australian Islamic preacher suspected of links to terrorists based on YouTube videos allegedly showing him advocating jihad and urging local Muslims to support militants in the Middle East.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaAustraliaMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 24 Jul 2014 05:25:29 GMTEovaldi struggles early, Marlins lose (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi had dominated the Atlanta Braves in his last seven starts against them.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:31:58 GMTBautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4 (AP) — Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays' clubhouse wanted to talk about.IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:55 GMTNCAA enforcement director defends investigators (AP) — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.sSportsSchool athleticsSports governanceCollege sportsEducationSocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 05:23:56 GMTCuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas (AP) — Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsScienceMangrovesCoastlines and beachesWater environmentEnvironmental concernsPlantsEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmentLand environmentMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 04:01:10 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTel AvivIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:30:24 GMTNew Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.aOdditiesCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderGeneral newsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:20:16 GMTSuspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismWar crimesWar casualtiesCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:39:55 GMTUN agency rankings of humanity's progress its annual report on human development, the United Nations Development Program ranks 187 countries based on measures such as the health and longevity of their people, education and income, and personal security. Since 1990, those measures have been compiled into the agency's index of human development that is watched by governments around the world. Here are some of highlights from its latest global rankings:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEast AsiaSwitzerlandEast AfricaUnited StatesCaribbeanCentral AfricaWest AfricaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 05:34:21 GMTUN humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp (AP) — The U.N.'s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesTyphoon Haiyan 2013Humanitarian assistanceDisaster planning and responseWar and unrestNatural disastersLocal governmentsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEventsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoPhilippinesEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 24 Jul 2014 05:11:15 GMTJailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court.JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 03:44:20 GMTToday in History is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesVenezuelaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:26 GMTMidazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:45:31 GMTFamily: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks, Ind. (AP) — The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.aGeneral newsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureIndianaPacific OceanUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:38:50 GMTKennedy pitches around 5 walks in Padres win (AP) — Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:53:58 GMTChina factory index at 18-month high in July KONG (AP) — China's manufacturing rose in July to its highest level in 18 months, in a sign that mini-stimulus measures to shore up growth in the world's No. 2 economy have taken hold.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 03:50:36 GMTChiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.sSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsNFL PlayoffsSports businessProfessional footballFootballEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:15:33 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesCease firesHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:46:40 GMTDeliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 3 PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:16:14 GMTAlaska tourist train derails, injuring 9 slightly, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, and nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsTransportation safetyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:02:41 GMTAP reporter's account of Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:36 GMTPence drives in 3, Giants beat Phillies 3-1 (AP) — Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco's runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.AARON BRACYsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaSan FranciscoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Jul 2014 03:36:44 GMTUN aid chief says Gaza ceasefire is vital (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian chief says a ceasefire to stop the violence in Gaza is vital because of the deteriorating situation.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceCease firesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:21:37 GMTTampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb LOUIS (AP) — Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:47:45 GMTNew Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled a pause in its program of rate hikes.NICK PERRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyNew ZealandOceania, 24 Jul 2014 04:05:40 GMTChildhood traumas more common in military members (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthVeteransChild and teen healthMilitary affairsMedical researchPublic opinionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 02:17:29 GMTJapan trade deficit at record $75B in first half (AP) — Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:37:35 GMTAngels beat O's on bases-loaded walk in 8th, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Brian Matusz in the eighth inning after a tying RBI double by Erick Aybar, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 24 Jul 2014 05:21:35 GMTLG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. says its quarterly profit more than doubled as its mobile division ended three quarters of losses.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:38:07 GMTPospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:29:23 GMTUN human development report faults inequality (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEducation policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:28:05 GMTArizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:18:41 GMTSome lethal injection problems in US executions Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:50:45 GMTYankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game YORK (AP) — A wet field gave the New York Yankees one weird win.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:31:03 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel (AP) — FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel.wGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 04:05:17 GMTChina lifts quarantine after man dies of plague (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:27:13 GMTSouth Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government unveiled stimulus plans Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 04:44:06 GMTMan United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut, Calif. (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.sSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:15:25 GMTAustralia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaNetherlandsUkraineOceaniaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 04:31:08 GMTFarm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsIndividual givingPhilanthropySocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 04:03:15 GMTRelatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead, Taiwan (AP) — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying Thursday to the small Taiwanese island where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48 people. There were 10 survivors.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherTelevisionTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMediaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 03:10:43 GMTFuneral held for man who died in NY police custody YORK (AP) — An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:26:17 GMTTaiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash, Taiwan (AP) — Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherNatural disastersStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:34:09 GMTFreeman, Santana pace Braves past Marlins (AP) — Freddie Freeman isn't sure why Miami's pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:19:03 GMTHouse, Senate advance competing border proposals (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming.wGovernment and politicsBorder securityImmigration policyLegislaturePolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:15:01 GMTAP NewsAlert DELHI (AP) — Indian police say 13 children killed as train crashes into school bus at unmanned crossing.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:31:46 GMTCruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.wGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashForeign policyEconomyBoycottsTransportationGeneral newsEventsGovernment policyInternational relationsBusinessPolitical and civil unrestIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:30:20 GMTMichigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentState governmentsCampaignsPersonnelBusinessMichiganLansingDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:31:32 GMT