FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jul 2014 13:35:08 -0700NASCAR drivers want changes on the schedule (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTalladegaIndianapolisAlabamaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 25 Jul 2014 20:21:35 GMTComic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:00:49 GMTReport blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii copter crash, Hawaii (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during rainy and windy weather.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:23:12 GMTBazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con DIEGO (AP) — Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comicsComic-Con InternationalBooks and literatureEvents, 25 Jul 2014 20:27:56 GMTObama asks Central American leaders for help (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical corruptionImmigration policyPolitical refugeesBorder securityImpeachmentsPolitical issuesGovernment policyGeneral newsHuman welfareMilitary and defenseUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaNorth AmericaHondurasGuatemalaDistrict of ColumbiaEl Salvador, 25 Jul 2014 19:59:26 GMTNigeria arrests 1 connected to Kaduna bombings, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces are holding one man connected to the Wednesday double bombings in the northern city of Kaduna that targeted a former head of state and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric and killed at least 44 bystanders, according to a defense ministry statement on Friday.GODWIN ISENYOHEATHER MURDOCKiGeneral newsWar and unrestPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsArrestsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeNigeriaAbujaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 25 Jul 2014 19:49:24 GMTGold prices rise amid turmoil in Ukraine prices settled higher Friday as unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East draws traders into their hiding spots.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:48 GMTSelf-defense claimed in Bourbon Street shooting ORLEANS (AP) — A defense lawyer told a judge Friday that there is evidence that the lone suspect in a shooting spree along New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street fired his gun in self-defense and didn't fire the shot that killed a 21-year-old bystander.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:13:15 GMTSheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:29:36 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels pull out of northern city, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels battling their conservative Sunni rivals from one of the country's largest tribes have pulled out of a northern city they captured earlier this month, the rebels' spokesman said Friday.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 19:52:59 GMTUS rig count up 12 to 1,883 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose 12 this week to 1,883.aGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:20:02 GMTAugusta James wins Canadian Women's Amateur, Ontario (AP) — North Carolina State senior Augusta James won the Canadian Women's Amateur on Friday, shooting a 2-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfOntarioGeorgiaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 25 Jul 2014 20:18:05 GMTBusch trades Double for single attempt at Indy (AP) — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:53:56 GMTFired Ohio State band director vows to clear name, Ohio (AP) — The fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name.aGeneral newsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:18:02 GMT7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban (AP) — Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:18:32 GMTIsraeli defense minister tells troops Israel might significantly widen Gaza ground operation CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli defense minister tells troops Israel might significantly widen Gaza ground operation.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 25 Jul 2014 19:31:15 GMTGronk's back: Star tight end practices with Pats, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:25:29 GMTGrain mostly higher, beef and pork higher (AP) — Grain futures were mosly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:32:14 GMTUS: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.DAVID McHUGHiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsInternational relationsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEuropeKievEastern EuropeNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:58:41 GMTPetty believes NASCAR should be helping teams (AP) — Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCAR, 25 Jul 2014 20:29:24 GMTCarjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 children (AP) — Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:52:59 GMTChild tax credit: Who gets it? House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to higher income parents. However, the bill lets expire a provision that makes the credit available to millions of low-income families.The Associated PressaBusinessGovernment and politicsPersonal taxesEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonal financeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 25 Jul 2014 19:25:00 GMTJustice Dept. monitoring NYC police death probe (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has been in touch with the family of a New York City man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrime, 25 Jul 2014 20:19:58 GMT7-shot lead for Langer at Senior British Open, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65.TREVOR PEAKEsSportsBritish Open GolfMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsWalesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 19:56:29 GMTHouse, Senate chairs resume talks on VA (AP) — A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are attempting again to find a compromise.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransHealthLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulations, 25 Jul 2014 20:12:15 GMTHouston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp (AP) — Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional footballFootballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:34:28 GMTHaase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 20:01:50 GMTWoman gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit (AP) — A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.wGeneral newsEmbezzlementLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWeddingsOccasionsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionCrime, 25 Jul 2014 19:45:30 GMTSam Raimi announces planned 'The Last of Us' film DIEGO (AP) — "The Last of Us" video game is becoming a film.Byline withheldaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEvents, 25 Jul 2014 19:13:14 GMTDallas County official charged with taking bribes (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday.aGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:07:58 GMTCity leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.aGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSan FranciscoLos AngelesUnited StatesBaltimoreCaliforniaNorth AmericaMaryland, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:48 GMTVa. governor: Blessing more didn't die in tornado CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter.aGeneral newsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersState governmentsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:17:11 GMTRadar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River (AP) — Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMississippi RiverWisconsinLa CrosseUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:53:35 GMTDallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart his career.sSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballArrestsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsAlabamaDecaturUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:30 GMT3 sue Pounceys over alleged fight at nightclub (AP) — NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub.aGeneral newsSportsBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:57:02 GMTUS says China tested anti-satellite missile (AP) — The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and is urging Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:47:45 GMTWomen define trauma to share $190M Hopkins payout (AP) — Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthWomen's health, 25 Jul 2014 20:02:01 GMTWhat happened? The day Flight 17 was downed, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.YURAS KARMANAUPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineRussiaDonetskKievMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 19:53:21 GMTUkrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 20:21:53 GMTAPNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.aGeneral newsHealthScienceCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:29:11 GMTTeams converge on remote site to probe plane crash (AP) — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact.ELAINE GANLEYSYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderEventsGovernment and politicsNigerBurkina FasoMaliFranceAlgeriaWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Africa, 25 Jul 2014 20:23:32 GMTUS's Kerry says no deal yet on 7-day Gaza truce (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a 7-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work.KARIN LAUBIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle EastWest BankCairoHebronNablusUnited StatesEgyptNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:10 GMTVisa and Amazon are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:htTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusiness, 25 Jul 2014 20:23:47 GMTNigeria confirms first Ebola death, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa's current Ebola outbreak has spread to a fourth country, with the news that Nigeria on Friday confirmed a death due to the deadly disease.HEATHER MURDOCKiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaLagos, 25 Jul 2014 20:06:58 GMTCounty sheriff doubles estimate of homes destroyed in Washington state wildfire to 300, Wash. (AP) — County sheriff doubles estimate of homes destroyed in Washington state wildfire to 300.aGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersPoliceFiresNatural disastersLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:13:57 GMTHouse votes to boost child tax credit for some (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPersonal taxesPricesGovernment pensions and social securityLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonal financeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislaturePolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:51:32 GMTMarathon bomb suspect's lawyers seek leaks hearing (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingSports mediaCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:20:28 GMTKerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden its ground operation "significantly."KARIN LAUBIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseLocal governmentsPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemIsraelGaza StripNablusHebronMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 20:11:25 GMTPelvis pix victims must feel trauma to share $190M (AP) — Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthWomen's healthCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 20:13:56 GMTAlternative funds are drawing dollars, questions YORK (AP) — They're hot, yet many investors have no idea what they do.fBusinessPersonal financeCurrency marketsEndowmentsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal investingFinancial marketsPhilanthropySocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:52 GMT