FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 04:06:44 -070010 guilty in fire deaths of 94 Indian school kids DELHI (AP) — A court in southern India convicted 10 people on Wednesday for a fire in 2004 that raged through a thatched-roof schoolhouse and killed 94 children while most of the faculty escaped unscathed.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 09:16:34 GMTNintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 10:22:49 GMTEurope shares drift ahead of data; Asia gains (AP) — World markets were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian stocks.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:44 GMTSenate tires of patching highway programs (AP) — The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit of its patience with short-term fixes.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeNational governmentsLegislation, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:44 GMTEgyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion (AP) — Three suspected militants died Wednesday when a bomb they were carrying in their car apparently went off by accident in a town south of Cairo, Egypt's official news agency reported.iGeneral newsMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 08:48:19 GMTAirbus expects stable revenue despite order loss (AP) — European aerospace company Airbus says it expects its revenue to remain stable this year despite a big cancellation recently for some of its large A350 planes.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 10:34:21 GMTMillions reported stolen from Albania central bank, Albania (AP) — Albania's central bank says 713 million leke (5 million euros; $6.75 million) has been stolen from its reserve storage building.iBusinessGeneral newsTheftCrimeAlbaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 09:00:38 GMTRussia's central bank supports sanctions targets (AP) — Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday.LAURA MILLSJULIE PACEiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsFinancial servicesIndustriesMoscowRussiaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 10:36:05 GMTLast crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIEventsJapanAtlantaGeorgiaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:56 GMTFence aims to curb George Washington Bridge jumps LEE, N.J. (AP) — The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels.aGeneral newsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:02 GMTTokyo governor defends venue relocation plans (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.JIM ARMSTRONGsSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:02 GMTOfficials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:44 GMTFla. baby survives after being left in hot minivan, Fla. (AP) — A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida.aGeneral newsHealthOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:05 GMTUCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding ANGELES (AP) — The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.MATT HAMILTONKRYSTA FAURIAaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionFloodsHigher educationSchool infrastructureCollege basketballMen's basketballProperty damageBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSports businessAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairs, 30 Jul 2014 09:10:13 GMTUkraine official: Rebels lay mines near crash site, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.DIMA LOVETSKYiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 10:53:42 GMTKhmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A United Nations-assisted tribunal on Wednesday cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top leaders of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.ABBY SEIFFSOPHENG CHEANGiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGenocidesWar crimesPolitical defectionsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWar and unrestCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 10:50:41 GMTSpain economic growth at fastest pace since 2007 (AP) — Spain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007 and more evidence of the country's recovery from recession.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:34:20 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:17 GMTBritain to test driverless cars next year (AP) — British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in JanuaryhtBusinessGeneral newsAutomotive technologyTechnologyIndustrial technologyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 10:57:13 GMTUS appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsAbortionWomen's healthNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMississippiJacksonNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:30:41 GMTShelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPolitical refugeesTerritorial disputesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 10:42:53 GMT10 guilty in India school fire that killed 94 kids DELHI (AP) — An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatched-roof schoolhouse, killing 94 children in a horrifying case that focused attention on poor fire regulations in the country.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsFiresLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderIndiaChennaiSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 10:41:28 GMTEurope shares down ahead of data; Asia gains (AP) — European stocks were lower Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 Jul 2014 08:33:06 GMTSpanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsConstitutionsReferendumsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisEconomyLocal governmentsElectionsBusinessFinancial marketsSpainMadridScotlandEuropeWestern EuropeUnited Kingdom, 30 Jul 2014 10:28:30 GMTObservers turned back from Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — International observers have turned back from another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 09:20:34 GMTEx-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage, Va. (AP) — When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCouplesGovernment and politicsCrimeMarriageLaw and orderPolitical issuesRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 09:00:49 GMTPrison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 10:13:05 GMTAP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.DAN PERRYiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelTel AvivMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 08:40:25 GMTHospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede, Guinea (AP) — Hospital officials say at least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea.iGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGuineaConakryWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 10:09:24 GMTPoll: Americans cool to border-crossing children DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.JENNIFER AGIESTAELLIOT SPAGATaGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesPublic opinionHispanicsRace and ethnicityPolitical ethicsHumanitarian crisesImmigrationViolenceGangsGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:25:00 GMTThai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsThailandChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:02 GMTSuspect charged with murder in Jewish Museum case (AP) — The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with "murder in a terrorist context."iGeneral newsReligious strifeViolent crimeCrimeBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:51 GMTHRW: Syria using barrel bombs in defiance of 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.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestBombingsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:32 GMTBarclays chief applauds claw-back idea on bonuses (AP) — The chief executive of Barclays says that claw-back provisions on bankers' bonuses are a good idea in principle as the Bank of England prepares to publish new rules to punish executives who misbehave.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:24:30 GMTTurkey arrests 11 more police officers, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an Istanbul court has ordered 11 more police officers formally arrested and jailed pending trial for allegedly illegally wiretapping Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 10:51:52 GMTOfficer stops driver for speeding, saves his life, Maine (AP) — Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.aGeneral newsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 10:37:55 GMTCubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3 (AP) — Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.MATT CARLSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsColoradoChicagoColorado SpringsUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:59 GMTPakistani troops kill 6 militants at Afghan border (AP) — Pakistani security forces in a troubled northwestern tribal region foiled an overnight cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants, two military officials said Wednesday.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerrorismInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanIslamabadKabulSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 30 Jul 2014 10:03:30 GMTBribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general will appear in court on bribery charges Wednesday, kicking off what legal experts say is a complex case that could take years to resolve as lawyers navigate a scandal involving nearly two dozen charges, hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence and some dubious witnesses.MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestObstruction of justiceLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical scandalsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 09:36:19 GMTRay Guy's long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end, Calif. (AP) — Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jul 2014 08:23:48 GMTAP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest, Jordan (AP) — At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.MUHAMMED MUHEISENiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:29 GMTHow high-level Chinese officials are taken down (AP) — The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will be handled in the opaque, secretive world of Chinese politics, but here's how such prosecutions tend to play out, though not necessarily always in this sequence:GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 10:41:37 GMTPartisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws (AP) — The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too.CHARLES BABINGTONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureGun politicsPolitical partiesPork barrel spendingFilibustersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsLegislationPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAlaskaAnchorageNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:23:04 GMTWellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses climbed.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 10:32:29 GMTToyota remains at top in sales after first half (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 09:36:56 GMTGermany: 1 killed, 5 injured as dare goes awry (AP) — German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.iGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 09:59:05 GMTLandslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped DELHI (AP) — A landslide hit a remote village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 10:35:26 GMTTicket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeisure travelNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 09:54:30 GMTTrial continues in case over Oklahoma City bombing LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is set to bring at least four witnesses to the stand Wednesday in his quest to persuade a federal judge that the FBI has not adequately searched for security-camera videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsBombingsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsOklahoma CityOklahomaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 09:38:25 GMTEPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules (AP) — To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health.DAN ELLIOTTRAY HENRYaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryCorporate newsAir qualityClimateMaterials industryColoradoDenverKentuckyAtlantaArizonaMontanaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 30 Jul 2014 09:26:41 GMT