FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:06:59 -0700Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe91a48c7a524804bfe7558add3513fdIRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate governanceCorporate newsPersonnelLabor issuesTexasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe91a48c7a524804bfe7558add3513fdTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:37 GMTCEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07737c19941405f895636a4d4080e5cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSports transactionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07737c19941405f895636a4d4080e5cTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:21 GMTCause of fire at Williston company unknownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e872a7683d454db27f88bb594431daWILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are unable to say what caused a large industrial fire in Williston to ignite.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e872a7683d454db27f88bb594431daTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:40 GMTJurors start considering Ventura defamation casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99b3268a1a254a638840e9ee0d4e4bc0ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99b3268a1a254a638840e9ee0d4e4bc0Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:05:45 GMTMexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76447f44d1fc41639d95ceac04cdf6d2MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, as a growing movement to ban circus animals meets growing anger from circus workers.iGeneral newsAnimalsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76447f44d1fc41639d95ceac04cdf6d2Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:30:10 GMTNew York police eye retraining after custody deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d8c2a91e6c4666a0808010fc7e7244NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d8c2a91e6c4666a0808010fc7e7244Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:39:38 GMT7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff87b850d6dc4bff91520e88201117abPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthSports governanceNational courtsSports transactionsSports businessHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryProfessional footballFootballUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff87b850d6dc4bff91520e88201117abTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:41 GMTFAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Avivhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e35e8774cd2b451faac4822bef6f5e9aWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e35e8774cd2b451faac4822bef6f5e9aTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:17 GMTSupreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e997880450aa4f4fb7c2ae8c47ba199cWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e997880450aa4f4fb7c2ae8c47ba199cTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:48:05 GMTUS: No link to Russian gov't in plane downinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2b1c7e34bd414cbdf9cf1d5065adaeWASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2b1c7e34bd414cbdf9cf1d5065adaeTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:13 GMTPuerto Rico police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d415a117cd475198fed0543aca27a8SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have launched an investigation into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their deaths seven years ago in a case that sparked international outrage.iGeneral newsCatsDogsCriminal investigationsMammalsAnimalsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d415a117cd475198fed0543aca27a8Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:07:21 GMTWinning calls by Levy forecasters over decadeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc40288d8a34401395c654b0178e9f17It's a forecast so out of the mainstream, it's hard to believe: a U.S. economy in recession next year, triggered by steep downturns abroad. But its author, David Levy, 59, comes from a family of forecasters with a good record of bucking conventional wisdom.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc40288d8a34401395c654b0178e9f17Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:11 GMTEnd comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8b978f3a7fc4f8495253257e3c98de3CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8b978f3a7fc4f8495253257e3c98de3Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:10:51 GMTAP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contracthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/accd61dc3acc4beda571411f3ea1a0c9CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.sSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/accd61dc3acc4beda571411f3ea1a0c9Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:26 GMTAirlines scrap Israel flights over missile fearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe260506bd641979d4937bb27db5d7bWhen U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMalaysiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe260506bd641979d4937bb27db5d7bTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:54:39 GMTLegal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8302e34dcdee4c4d9081d003c62354c4SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesSmall businessMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8302e34dcdee4c4d9081d003c62354c4Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:52 GMTPyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a2ddaaa20ca41089715af5bf3d262d3BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingDopingMen's sportsDoping regulationsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a2ddaaa20ca41089715af5bf3d262d3Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:25:35 GMTGov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f99bcd113a419082868b5e4b3c8795WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.wGovernment and politicsSmugglingImmigrationArrestsCrimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingLaw and orderArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f99bcd113a419082868b5e4b3c8795Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:57:14 GMTMan charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8195d115fbb4e3db61aac761cb5b387OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeKenyaOklahomaEdmondNairobiUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8195d115fbb4e3db61aac761cb5b387Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 GMTPaterno son, other former assistant sue Penn Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd34d799589b4b3a8773cea37308efc1STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballSchool athleticsCoachingCollege sportsCorruption in sportsFootballCrimes against childrenCrimeEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional footballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd34d799589b4b3a8773cea37308efc1Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:15:10 GMTObama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a826cd5c38054ca693380a71333c6db7WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.wHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical resignationsVeteransLegislature hearingsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a826cd5c38054ca693380a71333c6db7Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:25 GMTGulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbfba93f14ac4af2b6534b0e39aec91eNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbfba93f14ac4af2b6534b0e39aec91eTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:05 GMTJudge ponders overturning state gay marriage banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/838fa4dffa7f492a924aa1a577023c71DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverBoulderPuebloUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/838fa4dffa7f492a924aa1a577023c71Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:37 GMTA's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oaklandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88fd9a2aacef44228eb54b7f512da36bOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics say they have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland.fBusinessSportsMunicipal governmentsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88fd9a2aacef44228eb54b7f512da36bTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:05 GMTQatar, Saudi rulers meet on Gaza cease-fire talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65e12e0a0588481ea56ffd8207586415RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A senior Saudi official says Qatar's emir has flown to Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts to end the war in the Gaza Strip.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastJiddahQatarGaza StripPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65e12e0a0588481ea56ffd8207586415Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:03 GMTAckman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8848e519a684417cae7617962ae8a35dNEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday.KEN SWEETfBusinessCorporate stockNutritionCorporate newsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8848e519a684417cae7617962ae8a35dTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:31 GMTContrarian's case: Why US could dip into recessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4afa33273a74d50baba6283be0ebbe7NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsCurrency marketsProduction facilitiesFinancial marketsCorporate newsUnited StatesChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4afa33273a74d50baba6283be0ebbe7Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:38:57 GMTSenate, House on collision course on border moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc9f3eda4a584bb0b3381edacf24e24fWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEmergency managementLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaIsraelNorth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc9f3eda4a584bb0b3381edacf24e24fTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:40 GMTAirlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aae21743977d49a99bdd01e1b4c1787cJERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.ARON HELLERiBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMissing in actionMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing personsCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptTel AvivMiddle EastGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aae21743977d49a99bdd01e1b4c1787cTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:53:04 GMTA look at the Israeli-Egyptian closure of Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7659ddb7a854f17bf490669dd1e838fAbout 1.7 million Palestinians, a majority of them refugees, live in one of the mostly densely populated regions in the world. Since June 2007, when Hamas gained control of the strip, Israel and Egypt have restricted trade and movement in and out of Gaza. Israel says the closure is meant to weaken Gaza's Hamas rulers and prevent militants from attacking targets in Israel. International aid groups say the blockade has seriously harmed Gaza's economy as well as its health system and infrastructure.The Associated PressaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesPolitical refugeesBlockadesWar and unrestInternational tradeForeign aidHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEconomyBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7659ddb7a854f17bf490669dd1e838fTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:05:36 GMTPhysician detained for defaming Ecuador presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cefcf91b5d284ee384382f55f2a8bb44QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsEcuadorSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cefcf91b5d284ee384382f55f2a8bb44Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:19:14 GMTChrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9883c29d8a654bfe8574fc35fadc2cf6DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9883c29d8a654bfe8574fc35fadc2cf6Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:34:50 GMTMaryland church built in 1773 ravaged by firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b608156854b248aaa10a1dbf62d2a392HEBRON, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland.aGeneral newsFiresCultural preservationAccidents and disastersCulturesSocial affairsMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b608156854b248aaa10a1dbf62d2a392Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:46:34 GMTWoman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78c54c01d2ef41dbbbcf9aa638ba7c64DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78c54c01d2ef41dbbbcf9aa638ba7c64Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:14 GMTUndercover probe finds health law failingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723336c4c8a3413fa18dee29961da815WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723336c4c8a3413fa18dee29961da815Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:38:56 GMTKen Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynastyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5ec4f82a2bc4088b6e469ddf9a3a77bBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5ec4f82a2bc4088b6e469ddf9a3a77bTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:52 GMTDiscover Financial's 2Q profit jumps 7 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a134613014e04d2681bd9c87a75df81aLOS ANGELES (AP) — Discover Financial Services' net income grew 7 percent in the second quarter as credit card spending and overall loans increased from a year ago. The results beat Wall Street's expectations.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a134613014e04d2681bd9c87a75df81aTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:26:46 GMTTown hopes for answers after missing teen returnshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4ee3dc4b975465a9019afda81e9a831CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — After a 15-year-old girl returned safely to her family nine months after vanishing on the way home from school, townspeople who searched and prayed that she would return are relieved — and looking for answers about where she's been and how she got home.aGeneral newsMissing personsSearch and rescue effortsNorth ConwayNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4ee3dc4b975465a9019afda81e9a831Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:30:13 GMTSeeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717b29f021664d21b98b447aa41fdafcWASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingLiberalismGovernment appointments and nominationsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717b29f021664d21b98b447aa41fdafcTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:53 GMTDrug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e43b2d069817442a9d1e34d84be15820AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeNational courtsOrganized crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasColoradoAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e43b2d069817442a9d1e34d84be15820Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:32:30 GMTApple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97c0d58b4a0495bb202bd52c96c3299SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyPatentsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsProducts and servicesIntellectual propertyUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97c0d58b4a0495bb202bd52c96c3299Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:53 GMTMontana judge censured over rape commentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d07b2a4741204c0695d1ebf4dcfb0382HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded 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 crimeCensuresCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsMontanaHelenaBillingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d07b2a4741204c0695d1ebf4dcfb0382Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:27:06 GMTOops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashianhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd79b37164754cf084ffd171fa136ac5WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.htArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityOnline mediaMediaEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and naturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd79b37164754cf084ffd171fa136ac5Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:20 GMTDan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de316dea4acc4348bfe5f1a93dd518abWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesWomen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSportsWomen's sportsWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de316dea4acc4348bfe5f1a93dd518abTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:52:33 GMTSeahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d86ca7cbe6f94fc0903c28a2162f2283NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.The Associated PresssSportsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d86ca7cbe6f94fc0903c28a2162f2283Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:21:18 GMTNew arrest linked to gun used after Boston attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d607e382ea44894b594af51dcd3451cBOSTON (AP) — A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsArrestsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d607e382ea44894b594af51dcd3451cTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:27 GMTEx-BP engineer's retrial postponedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8362b626b7af4d7984a974a591cebaadNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8362b626b7af4d7984a974a591cebaadTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:38 GMTTCU's Fields investigated for alleged assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743c9d2771aa40f99146c52333f5a2d5FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"sSportsCriminal investigationsAthlete injuriesCollege footballLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743c9d2771aa40f99146c52333f5a2d5Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:30 GMTTrial date set in Colorado theater shooting casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c7d08af090426aacd2d5c0470234b6CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking for more time before the trial to interview the psychiatrist and others involved in defendant James Holmes' first sanity evaluation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c7d08af090426aacd2d5c0470234b6Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:27:03 GMTBoard puts soda tax before San Francisco votershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c87c31f183dd4f6cb687043504cc6891SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLocal governmentsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c87c31f183dd4f6cb687043504cc6891Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:53 GMT