FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:45:24 -0700NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d58b95e5ab774c0dbd3742aadc462b69NEW YORK (AP) — When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress.aGeneral newsWeddingsHurricane Sandy 2012OccasionsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d58b95e5ab774c0dbd3742aadc462b69Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:47:53 GMTSuzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire riskhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ce5dc1ac9ba4cc19e555f9085a07cb6DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFiresAccidents and disastersFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ce5dc1ac9ba4cc19e555f9085a07cb6Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:51:05 GMTUS stocks inch higher ahead of economic reportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d658ae6c3f164af1b3bc505e5e41375aNEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging higher in early trading ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d658ae6c3f164af1b3bc505e5e41375aTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:47:24 GMTChina investigating Microsoft in monopoly casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/542faea1e95b49e78bd6f9fb49afdb60BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyRegulatory agenciesGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/542faea1e95b49e78bd6f9fb49afdb60Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:27 GMTBoston whale watching boat returns after strandinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43411f60646a4f71b88f68f0cad51755BOSTON (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.aGeneral newsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43411f60646a4f71b88f68f0cad51755Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:59:51 GMTLawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67f2d7efdba34df3a698002be31c3f08WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureBorder securityMilitary and defenseIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67f2d7efdba34df3a698002be31c3f08Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:57:29 GMTUS home price gains slow for 6th straight monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1ca363ed9cb4d0fa428992109e6fa2eWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesHome salesHome sellingHome buyingReal estatePricesEconomyConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceResidential real estateLifestyleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1ca363ed9cb4d0fa428992109e6fa2eTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:02 GMTJury again tries for verdict in Ventura libel casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e28812c9b1d4da3a7b0e00bf606c574ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors have gone back to work at trying to reach a verdict in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e28812c9b1d4da3a7b0e00bf606c574Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:55 GMTPassengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7973e71cd8754efb93b3bdafcb5011cbWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A group of Air New Zealand passengers were stranded for a third night Monday after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.NICK PERRYtTravelLifestyleNew ZealandHawaiiHonoluluOceaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7973e71cd8754efb93b3bdafcb5011cbTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:26 GMTNCAA settles head injury suit, will change ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ede9e5777fc403caa596c79750a6f66CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthAthlete injuriesWomen's sportsCollege sportsHead injuriesSports medicineCollege soccerCollege hockeyAthlete recruitingSports governanceWomen's soccerWomen's hockeyMen's hockeyMen's field hockeyWomen's field hockeyTraumaMen's soccerField hockeyHockeyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessInjuriesHealthSoccerMen's sportsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ede9e5777fc403caa596c79750a6f66Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:14 GMTCaravan of Corvettes coming to Oklahoma in Augusthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd1a356f0e294e74b842175f393c7320EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of Corvettes will be driving through Oklahoma next month on their way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum In Kentucky.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelOklahomaBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth AmericaKentuckyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd1a356f0e294e74b842175f393c7320Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:35 GMT500 evacuated due to flooding in Romaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30607073ae064621aece3ef07b388cb6BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities evacuated 500 people from an area in southwest Romania after surging floodwaters submerged villages during one of the country's wettest summers in recent years.iGeneral newsEvacuationsFloodsMunicipal governmentsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsRomaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30607073ae064621aece3ef07b388cb6Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:18 GMTChina: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82c9e34286234e9c90d9a64cd2d4adebBEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionNews magazinesCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelMagazines and journalsMediaNews mediaChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82c9e34286234e9c90d9a64cd2d4adebTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:13:12 GMTIsrael hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627db80a7c9a42c98a4d64d7a8655032GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesMunicipal governmentsCease firesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627db80a7c9a42c98a4d64d7a8655032Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:10:55 GMTMaggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6d39c3f07444e3894266d43b82b1329LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot. Poised between dream-state and tough reality, it exposes timeless truths while remaining as current as the next Israeli-Palestinian clash.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6d39c3f07444e3894266d43b82b1329Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:35:42 GMTSheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has diedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/770df1e924264032a10dde97b1553ea3SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSarasotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/770df1e924264032a10dde97b1553ea3Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:31:34 GMTStories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2be72c3bd398438e89e8c79a5536f305Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are named. Here are some of their stories:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthHead injuriesCollege footballCollege sportsLegal proceedingsHockeyLaw and orderInjuriesHealthFootballArkadelphiaArkansasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2be72c3bd398438e89e8c79a5536f305Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:40:24 GMTElegant Louvre Garden infested with ratshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b62a0e334efe47f5ac09264079696016PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.iGeneral newsOdditiesTravelLifestyleArt museumsVisual artsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelRodentsMammalsAnimalsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b62a0e334efe47f5ac09264079696016Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:57 GMTWest African airline suspends flights amid Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c1fb0993cf4abd8023d7391dc8d755MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Police officers deployed to Liberia's international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaTogoSierra LeoneNigeriaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c1fb0993cf4abd8023d7391dc8d755Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:34 GMTShell hits despite cease-fire over Libyan airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f590c1831ae4a97a7a9c3f2ef90314aCAIRO (AP) — A shell fired by warring Libyan militias struck an oil tank Tuesday near the capital's international airport, despite local officials saying they struck a cease-fire to allow firefighters to battle an out-of-control blaze at its oil depot, an official said.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f590c1831ae4a97a7a9c3f2ef90314aTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:08 GMTCrayola to open family attraction in Orlandohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6132390bacc24247a8b5b8ced087b71aEASTON, Pa. (AP) — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida.aBusinessGeneral newsAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEastonOrlandoFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6132390bacc24247a8b5b8ced087b71aTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:31:25 GMTNCAA settles head-injury suit, will change ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76e5de27582f40a7b0ec5219c04c04daCHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthAthlete injuriesWomen's sportsCollege sportsHead injuriesSports medicineCollege soccerCollege hockeyAthlete recruitingSports governanceWomen's soccerWomen's hockeyMen's hockeyMen's field hockeyWomen's field hockeyTraumaField hockeyMen's soccerHockeyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessInjuriesHealthSoccerMen's sportsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76e5de27582f40a7b0ec5219c04c04daTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:26:48 GMTKosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d28400f2d4e49ca9c4928e8cb7e29c6BRUSSELS (AP) — A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsKosovo WarWar crimesMilitary legal affairsCriminal investigationsArmed forcesSmugglingYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeKosovoBelgradeSerbiaEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d28400f2d4e49ca9c4928e8cb7e29c6Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:33:22 GMT'Guardians' blasts Marvel in a different directionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9472dc7582440cf88f34d94b93933cdBURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there's always been apprehension about "Guardians of the Galaxy."DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGalaxiesAnimation and comicsAstronomySciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9472dc7582440cf88f34d94b93933cdTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:53:24 GMTChina says dozens of people killed or injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c415c142642a420aa192ff6ee3e634e3BEIJING (AP) — China says dozens of people killed or injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militants.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c415c142642a420aa192ff6ee3e634e3Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:30:51 GMTNational Archives to help open DC Fashion Weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc5743bf42c84bdcbb11796303534cdfWASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd.tTravelLifestyleFashion showsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashion designFashionBeauty and fashionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc5743bf42c84bdcbb11796303534cdfTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:19:53 GMTCalifornia wildfire claims 6 more homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8b65d9754d34600a0fc8920e7bb5494SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say crews found six more homes destroyed by a Northern California wildfire that led to evacuation orders for about 1,200 people before it was brought under control.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsProperty damageEvacuationsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersAnimalsHorsesMammalsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8b65d9754d34600a0fc8920e7bb5494Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:36 GMTParents sue Georgia school system in gym mat deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc55c5a315554ad2a10a4cfc4c03e76cVALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationWrestlingSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSportsValdostaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc55c5a315554ad2a10a4cfc4c03e76cTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:32:29 GMTSuicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73db799ff0164b788a019bb6e8580198KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was the latest attack targeting Afghan power brokers and government officials as insurgents and political factions struggle for power ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces by the end of this year.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAssassinationsTerrorismAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73db799ff0164b788a019bb6e8580198Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:15:44 GMTStudy: 35 percent in US facing debt collectorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fabbaa0456284de59f4ad550a154c8e9WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeThink tanksRecessions and depressionsPersonal loansPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsEconomyMcAllenTexasSan JoseUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fabbaa0456284de59f4ad550a154c8e9Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:33 GMTSummary of NCAA head-injury settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9754cfa1aa044080b6adf6344509e886A filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday notified a U.S. district judge that lawyers for former college athletes and the NCAA reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit after nearly a year of talks. Here's a rundown:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesWomen's sportsAthlete healthCollege sportsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9754cfa1aa044080b6adf6344509e886Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:41:33 GMT16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1043fae9b704e388586952e5a5c8c5dGLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsDopingWomen's weightliftingWomen's sportsWomen's track and fieldCommonwealth GamesTrack and fieldWeightliftingDoping regulationsEventsGlasgowUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1043fae9b704e388586952e5a5c8c5dTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:33:38 GMTGiant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e55d14d121646049e5d3f55cf2d7e73COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option.tTravelLifestyleCollinsvilleIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e55d14d121646049e5d3f55cf2d7e73Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:23 GMTAvoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e17a63e72e546dc9e325e49f8f5cb72NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e17a63e72e546dc9e325e49f8f5cb72Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:27:10 GMTReynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4f1f4b3e14a4c34b2f4449c3543bdd5RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter as higher cigarette and smokeless tobacco prices helped to offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgricultureUnited StatesRichmondVirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4f1f4b3e14a4c34b2f4449c3543bdd5Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:24:51 GMTDeath toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd709bfaf9f14bba94e8aad82e3fb753MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.iGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd709bfaf9f14bba94e8aad82e3fb753Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:54 GMTGeorgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96adfa2b14b246e9be98b6c95aa72eb8SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSarasotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96adfa2b14b246e9be98b6c95aa72eb8Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:50:16 GMTCommonwealth Games gets 1st doping casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50a155878ac243a584e744b770af9f19GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was only a matter of time before a doping scandal hit the Commonwealth Games. This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.DENNIS PASSAsSportsWomen's track and fieldWomen's sportsCommonwealth GamesMen's track and fieldDopingTrack and fieldDoping regulationsEventsMen's sportsGlasgowScotlandNigeriaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50a155878ac243a584e744b770af9f19Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:38:27 GMTBurundi on edge amid rise of violent youth grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b5858b3f767461e8d0714062e1d6d91KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes. The youth wing of Burundi's ruling party is also threatening and sometimes killing opposition members with impunity, a human rights watchdog group said Tuesday.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesEthnic conflictsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityViolencePolitical issuesBurundiEast AfricaUgandaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b5858b3f767461e8d0714062e1d6d91Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:43 GMTOpponents, supporters to discuss clean air ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a9ec0d5b28a4186bfb4a5ac5e78f523DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesAir qualityClimateMaterials industryUtilitiesDenverUnited StatesColoradoMontanaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a9ec0d5b28a4186bfb4a5ac5e78f523Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:36:06 GMTUS consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in Julyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d945059ed34d30ac8aef04b7c7d231WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d945059ed34d30ac8aef04b7c7d231Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:25:22 GMTTempe man arrested at airport with loaded riflehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df09c06b98bb4170973a13e9632c09c7PHOENIX (AP) — A Tempe man is in custody for allegedly pointing a loaded AR-15 rifle toward a woman and her teenage daughter inside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.tTravelLifestyleArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df09c06b98bb4170973a13e9632c09c7Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:11:57 GMTMars rover holds off-Earth distance recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70a8d27e39384b60acc181f68372d07bPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled.aGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70a8d27e39384b60acc181f68372d07bTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:02 GMTLorenzi beats 2x former champ Haase in Kitzbuehelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0be22b6d50384411846f492d6d963aa9KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Paolo Lorenzi of Italy downed two-time former champion Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0be22b6d50384411846f492d6d963aa9Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:51:13 GMTEcclestone defense seeks deal to end bribery trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce5275c3bcbb4236a8616cb843b1646fMUNICH (AP) — A German court says prosecutors and lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone are in talks about a possible deal to end the Formula One boss' bribery trial.fBusinessSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestAutomobile racingFormula OneLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce5275c3bcbb4236a8616cb843b1646fTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:48:47 GMTHouse to vote on slimmed-down bill for borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a651c6925ee402f81ec8bf9182e7ce0WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a651c6925ee402f81ec8bf9182e7ce0Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:13:38 GMTPLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91619c104dae46e7b564be43180a29d9GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91619c104dae46e7b564be43180a29d9Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:29:26 GMT'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52280fa578bd49379ff31a3c0b60c4ffLAS VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.MICHELLE RINDELStTravelLifestyleCelebrityTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52280fa578bd49379ff31a3c0b60c4ffTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:13:46 GMTPope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/346ee742a1404392ad0ffc90be5ce8c9VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityPhilippinesSri LankaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/346ee742a1404392ad0ffc90be5ce8c9Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:07 GMTChina says dozens of people killed, injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f55b98d707a41768037e11dfb65d2adBEIJING (AP) — China says dozens of people killed, injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militants.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f55b98d707a41768037e11dfb65d2adTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:27:08 GMT