FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Jul 2014 06:04:15 -0700Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages (AP) — Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 11:10:57 GMTFans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after navigating crowds and waiting in line.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsEvents, 24 Jul 2014 12:50:33 GMT2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead Thursday in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesBombingsViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersAfghanistanFinlandCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:16:24 GMTCuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsScienceMangrovesCoastlines and beachesWater environmentEnvironmental concernsPlantsEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmentLand environmentMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 12:23:28 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportation safetyTel AvivIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:42:12 GMTPope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith (AP) — Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderItalySudanWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaRome, 24 Jul 2014 12:37:40 GMTAir Algerie plane disappears from radar, Algeria (AP) — A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlgeriaAlgiersBurkina FasoNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 24 Jul 2014 11:16:00 GMTOhio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years faces 30 years to life in federal prison when she is sentenced Thursday.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:28:58 GMTSuspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismWar crimesWar casualtiesCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:50 GMTNYC police investigate another apparent chokehold YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:04:45 GMTEU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).iHealthEmergency contraceptionBirth controlGovernment regulationsWomen's healthSexual and reproductive healthGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:44:36 GMTApplications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006 (AP) — Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006.wBusinessGeneral newsUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:45 GMTCaterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:26:40 GMTFamily: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks, Ind. (AP) — Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.aGeneral newsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and naturePacific OceanIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:56:09 GMTGaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:34 GMTRussian activists convicted of organizing riots (AP) — Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsRiotsCrimePolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:33 GMTSlow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern, N.D. (AP) — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNorth DakotaWillistonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:13:40 GMTTroubled Myanmar state invites back aid groups, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state have said international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesForeign aidBuddhismGovernment and politicsInternational relationsReligionSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 12:17:49 GMTGM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs (AP) — Recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, cutting its net income by 85 percent.fBusinessCorporate stockConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsFinancial performanceNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:57:28 GMTUkrainian government moves to ban Communist Party, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:00 GMTMore works found at German collector's apartment (AP) — More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the pieces' origin said Thursday.GEIR MOULSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:54:26 GMTUkraine worries 'set to weigh' on eurozone economy (AP) — The escalating tensions in Ukraine, which have led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the West and Russia, could weigh on a modestly improving economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone.PAN PYLASfBusinessEconomic growthEconomyService sector performanceEuropeUnited KingdomGermanyFranceUkraineWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:20 GMTAmerican Airlines boosts profit on higher revenue WORTH, Texas (AP) — Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:45:24 GMTUK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.MATTHEW KNIGHThtBusinessGeneral newsHackingJournalistsTabloidsCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTechnology issuesTechnologyJournalismNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:35:32 GMTGates worried about notion of US disengagement (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's worried there's a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:28:58 GMTEurope lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationTel AvivIsraelEuropeMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:33 GMTFord 2Q net income rises 6 percent to $1.3 billion, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:16 GMTFrance: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.AOMAR OUALIiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsAlgeriaMaliBurkina FasoFranceAlgiersWest AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:10 GMTCourt: Poland violated human rights in CIA case, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestHuman welfarePolandEuropeFranceEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 12:08:50 GMTFrance: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali (AP) — France's transport minister says the Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanished over northern Mali.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsFranceAlgeriaMaliWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:16 GMTFalcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 24 Jul 2014 12:40:56 GMTUnited Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing 1Q loss (AP) — United Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 24 Jul 2014 12:35:50 GMTPlanes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsUkraineKharkivNetherlandsAustraliaRussiaDonetskMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:47 GMTPacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino, Jennifer Aniston and Ethan Hawke.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:17:01 GMTItaly welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death (AP) — A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith arrived Thursday in Italy en route to the United States along with her family, including an infant born in prison.iGeneral newsChristianityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligionSocial affairsItalyRomeSudanWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 11:05:49 GMTWyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.aGeneral newsScienceFossilsAnimalsCavesNatural resource managementPaleontologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentWyomingNorth AmericaUnited States, 24 Jul 2014 11:14:06 GMTWal-Mart names new CEO of US discount division YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:10 GMTFrench transport minister: Air Algerie flight disappeared over northern Mali (AP) — French transport minister: Air Algerie flight disappeared over northern Mali.iGeneral newsFranceMaliWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 11:52:40 GMT7 tied for early lead at Russian Open (AP) — Sweden's Rikard Karlberg is among seven players tied for the lead with five under par 67s midway through the opening round of the Russian Open in Moscow.The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 11:06:23 GMTIraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRASINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGovernment transitionsTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 12:54:26 GMTUS unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000 (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.wBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyHiring and recruitmentRecessions and depressionsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnel, 24 Jul 2014 12:54:54 GMTTaiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash, Taiwan (AP) — Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.JOHNSON LAIWALLY SANTANAiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherNatural disastersStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 12:29:34 GMTBreitburn buying QR Energy in $1.46 billion deal (AP) — Breitburn Energy is buying QR Energy LP in a deal worth about $1.46 billion.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:15:37 GMTMan run over by own truck during road rage, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.aOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:26 GMTFX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless YORK (AP) — It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsCable televisionTelevisionMedia, 24 Jul 2014 12:15:56 GMTIraqi lawmakers name moderate Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as next president. (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers name moderate Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as next president.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 11:36:46 GMTOil drifts down despite China manufacturing bounce price of oil fell below $103 a barrel Thursday, giving back part of its gains from the day before, despite improvements in Chinese manufacturing.PABLO GORONDIaBusinessGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesRussiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:56:03 GMTICC: Gadhafi-era spy chief can be tried in Libya HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have upheld a decision that allows Libyan authorities to put on trial a former intelligence chief from Moammar Gadhafi's era.iGeneral newsEspionageInternational lawLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLibyaMiddle EastThe HagueNorth AfricaAfricaNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 12:56:22 GMTJudge: Why wasn't child murder suspect in jail?, Mich. (AP) — A judge says an ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroit should have been behind bars at the time.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMichiganDetroitJacksonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 12:29:53 GMTAmerican Airlines to pay first dividend since 1980 WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 11:55:11 GMT