FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:27 -0700House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.ALAN FRAMwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleLegislatureLegislationConsumer affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:19:50 GMTIt's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial ANGELES (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesSports governanceMen's basketballLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:58:27 GMTFire chief: 1 dead, 3 hurt in fish plant explosion POINT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say one person died and three others were injured in an explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.aGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsFires, 28 Jul 2014 18:37:55 GMTDollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.CANDICE CHOIMICHELLE CHAPMANaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSports transactionsSports businessSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomy, 28 Jul 2014 19:21:11 GMTWitnesses: Lightning hit beach without warning ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people and leaving a 21-year-old man dead.aGeneral newsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:02:50 GMTObama gets emotional over Malia going to college (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.DARLENE SUPERVILLElLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationStudent testingGraduation ceremoniesEducationSocial affairsOccasionsGraduationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesIllinoisCaliforniaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:37:12 GMTOil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsEvacuationsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastCairoAustriaNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 19:31:52 GMTSuspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC YORK (AP) — A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said.JAKE PEARSONTOM HAYSaGeneral newsFugitivesViolent crimeCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkManhattanCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:43:24 GMTIsraeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate ahead of what appeared to be a broadening of the three-week war.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesEvacuationsCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 28 Jul 2014 19:15:25 GMTLawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketball, 28 Jul 2014 20:07:12 GMTIsraeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts (AP) — Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts.iGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 18:45:43 GMTDozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:06:42 GMTStocks drift sideways in late afternoon trading YORK (AP) — Major stock market indexes drifted between slight gains and losses late Monday afternoon, as traders prepared for a week loaded with reports on the economy and corporate profits.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureRussiaUnited StatesChinaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 19:37:08 GMTSmith & Wesson paying $2M to settle SEC charges (AP) — Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business.fBusinessBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 28 Jul 2014 19:39:34 GMTPolice charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking (AP) — Police on Monday charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:29 GMTIn Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsMilitant groupsNationalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 18:50:54 GMTIsrael military: 9 soldiers killed in Gaza attacks (AP) — The Israeli military says nine soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in ongoing Gaza fighting.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 18:52:48 GMTGrain mostly higher, beef and pork higher (AP) — Grain futures were mosly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:46:42 GMTJury selected in Wisconsin kidnapping case, Wis. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.aGeneral newsViolent crimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsCrimeMissing personsLaw and orderWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:53:17 GMTFriend: McBride slurring during phone call (AP) — An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home has testified that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:35:52 GMTUS Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState governmentsMarriageNational courtsConstitutionsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesVirginiaNorfolkOhioNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:12:22 GMTFAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 28 Jul 2014 18:55:05 GMTFamily Dollar and Trulia are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgriculture, 28 Jul 2014 20:29:07 GMTNot in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.NIGEL DUARADINA CAPPIELLOaBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeProduction facilitiesMountainsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesUnited StatesOregonPortlandNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:28:22 GMTMalta oil worker kidnapped in Libya released, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeMaltaLibyaTripoliMiddle EastVallettaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jul 2014 20:17:45 GMTCalifornia governor takes dig at Texas guard plan CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsState governmentsImmigrationGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 19:46:26 GMTPoker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers in Las Vegas want immigration authorities to release a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme and remains in custody even after his poker star friends posted his bail.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:53:46 GMTErnst back from military training to Senate race, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.CATHERINE LUCEYpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureArmed forcesMilitary and defenseIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:49:14 GMTFashion industry, retailers and the gender binary YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras.LEANNE ITALIEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 28 Jul 2014 20:14:20 GMTRussia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsWinter Olympic gamesNational governmentsEconomyCorporate newsOlympic gamesEventsLaw and orderOwnership changesForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesSportsRussiaMoscowCrimeaUnited KingdomNetherlandsEuropeUkraineEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 20:05:33 GMTTrial for dad, stepmom of boy found in basement (AP) — A trial is scheduled for Sept. 8 to decide whether the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance will lose custody of their children.aGeneral newsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:09:29 GMTMan charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsKidnappingMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeNorth ConwayNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:56:23 GMTFAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 28 Jul 2014 19:33:31 GMTLloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group is paying $369 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated a key global interest rate.DANICA KIRKAMARCY GORDONfBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:04:17 GMTOfficials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project RIVER SITE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state's congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.MEG KINNARDfBusinessProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsCorporate newsUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:13:29 GMTPolice charge 34-year-old man with kidnapping New Hampshire teenager missing for 9 months, N.H. (AP) — Police charge 34-year-old man with kidnapping New Hampshire teenager missing for 9 months.aGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeNew HampshireNorth ConwayUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:44:18 GMTUS fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.MATTHEW LEEJULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:29:27 GMTSantana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres (AP) — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaSan DiegoGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Jul 2014 18:54:31 GMTNew fears about Ebola spread after plane scare, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.KRISTA LARSONMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaNigeriaLiberiaSierra LeoneTogoGuineaSenegal, 28 Jul 2014 18:36:05 GMTBoehner urges US solidarity with Israel (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 19:35:32 GMTNY mayor: Brooklyn Bridge security breach a worry YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says a security breach involving the changing of flags at the Brooklyn Bridge last week is "a wake-up call."aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:28:03 GMTTrial begins in Wisconsin baby kidnapping case, Wis. (AP) — The trial has begun for a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.aGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:12:13 GMTThiem beats Souza in Kitzbuehel opener, Austria (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.sSportsSpainAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 19:00:19 GMTSC mom's arrest sparks child care debate AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?JEFFREY COLLINSaGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:34 GMTCity: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.GARANCE BURKEaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsExplosionsLegal proceedingsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:03:21 GMTFighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestAccidentsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineDonetskKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 19:41:18 GMTSleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push, North Korea (AP) — Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean?ERIC TALMADGEtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 18:45:15 GMTDrone almost blocks California firefighting planes, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsAnimalsNatural disastersDrone aircraftCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:38:19 GMT'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop VEGAS (AP) — The co-owner of the Las Vegas shop featured in the reality show "Pawn Stars" hopes a shopping center he's proposing will lure the long lines of tourists who visit his famous store.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelTelevision programsLifestyleEntertainmentCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 20:27:40 GMTPolice: Man killed family, himself in Maine, Maine (AP) — A suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself over the weekend, police said Monday.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMainePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 19:13:10 GMT