FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Jul 2014 11:53:12 -0700Dutch declare day of national mourning HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Jul 2014 18:17:11 GMTWorking-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio, Ohio (AP) — Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingDemographicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:56:38 GMTOhio woman has long road ahead after rock attack, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-sized rock thrown from an interstate overpass in central Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull: keep her alive.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimePennsylvaniaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:45:15 GMT2-time champ Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci won his first-round match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAthlete healthSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 17:27:02 GMTEgypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack (AP) — The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismEgyptNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 22 Jul 2014 17:31:06 GMTCorrection: Obit-Thomas Berger story YORK (AP) — In a story July 22 about the death of author Thomas Berger, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the main character in his novel "Little Big Man" fought with the Cherokees at the Battle of Little Big Horn. He fought with the Cheyenne.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureMoviesObituariesEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:05 GMTHospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsExtraditionNazismWar crimesCriminal investigationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCrimePhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:30 GMTComcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups (AP) — Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 22 Jul 2014 17:46:32 GMT7th death blamed on 2013 Philly building collapse (AP) — The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday linking his death to the catastrophe.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:31 GMTInfighting as split emerges among Syrian rebels (AP) — Fighters of an al-Qaida affiliate seized a northern border town in Syria from rival rebels, activists reported Tuesday, as new infighting threatened opposition gains.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 18:28:04 GMTFreida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK (AP) — Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSummitsCelebrityInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited KingdomEgyptAfricaMaliNorth AfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeWest Africa, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:02 GMTMilitary suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help (AP) — Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.wGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:27 GMTTaping of James Holmes sanity exam mulled in court, Colo. (AP) — A judge in the Colorado theater shooting cases says he will rule this week on whether a doctor will be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:54:35 GMTDriver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.aGeneral newsOdditiesNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:43 GMTAirlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationEventsIsraelTel AvivMalaysiaUnited StatesUkraineGaza StripMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 22 Jul 2014 17:31:15 GMTOhio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years (AP) — An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOhioClevelandAshlandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:20:39 GMTBond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesBankruptcy figuresGovernment pensions and social securityRetiree financesEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPersonal financeFinancial performanceCorporate newsOwnership changesProducts and servicesDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:07 GMTWorking late in life, directors refuse to say cut a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:07 GMTArizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling, Ariz. (AP) — The state of Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling and allow an inmate's execution scheduled for Wednesday to proceed.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderLegal proceedingsUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:39:39 GMTChinese woman in seed corn case released on bond MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.aBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeCorporate legal affairsTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsEspionageEconomyLaw and orderChinaIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:54 GMTUS military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194 of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:47:35 GMTToronto Film Festival unveils lineup YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentToronto International Film FestivalEventsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:59:05 GMTUN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCease firesPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 18:28:38 GMTEuropean airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns (AP) — European airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationTel AvivEuropeIsraelMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 17:26:24 GMTSouthwest, South score low on child welfare index, N.M. (AP) — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.aGeneral newsHuman welfareSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeBusinessNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:49:28 GMTIraq Christians flee with little more than clothes, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did manage to take along.MEHMET GUZELSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChristianityReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 18:20:45 GMTMeningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday.aGeneral newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsEpidemicsNeurological disordersInfectious diseasesPublic healthWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:08:54 GMTGeorge Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeetlesInsectsAnimalsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:23:07 GMTUS job-training review emphasizes data, employers (AP) — As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.wBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment programsProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:37:13 GMTClippers CEO, Shelly Sterling expected to testify ANGELES (AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires in probate court over the proposed sale of the NBA team.LINDA DEUTSCHaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesSports governanceMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:05:56 GMTNY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks YORK (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:30:24 GMTMysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge YORK (AP) — Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.aGeneral newsOdditiesBrooklynNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:33:20 GMTEx-miner asks Congress for help on black lung (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.wGeneral newsHealthLegislature hearingsLegislatureGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:49:51 GMTPolice probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.aGeneral newsOdditiesCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:05:06 GMTLawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core ROUGE, La. (AP) — Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:23:52 GMTJudge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO YORK (AP) — Thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock, a judge has ruled.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate stockCorporate newsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:58 GMTGaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.TIA GOLDENBERGKARIN LAUBiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar casualtiesAir travel disruptionsMissing personsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAir travelCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsTravelLifestylePalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptTel AvivCairoNetherlandsGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:14:37 GMTAt 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.aGeneral newsScienceWeatherVolunteerismSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:55 GMTCause of Williston fire unknown, flights cancelled, N.D. (AP) — A massive fire was still burning Tuesday afternoon 12 hours after it began at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsFiresAir travel disruptionsAir qualityAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:05:38 GMTLast body found in Washington mudslide, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish County sheriff's office in Washington state says search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:02 GMTThe Source mag launches expo, all-star concert YORK (AP) — The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentHip hop cultureLifestyleBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:42 GMTAs Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage, France (AP) — Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingMen's sportsEventsFranceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 17:28:53 GMTAP source: Steve Ballmer met with Donald Sterling ANGELES (AP) — A person close to the case says Steve Ballmer has met with Donald Sterling, who is resisting selling the Los Angeles Clippers to the former Microsoft CEO for $2 billion.LINDA DEUTSCHTAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSports sponsorshipSports governanceLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:24 GMTAttorney: Ventura deserves millions from Kyle PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a federal jury to award Ventura millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:42:43 GMTUS stocks climb as earnings reports roll in YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesEuropeNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:59:57 GMTMontana judge to be censured over rape comments, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCensuresCrimeJudiciaryPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCourtsState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsMontanaHelenaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:20 GMTBlack colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.JESSE WASHINGTONaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityWorkplace discriminationHigher educationGovernment and politicsEducationSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesVotingElections, 22 Jul 2014 18:12:25 GMTTo fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests (AP) — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeState legislaturePolitical corruptionGangsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderViolent crimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:06:39 GMTHernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defense said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:37 GMTAir France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv (AP) — Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIsraelGermanyTel AvivEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 22 Jul 2014 17:35:44 GMT