FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jul 2014 18:04:10 -0700Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue, N.C. (AP) — The case of the Green Beret doctor who has maintained for decades that not him but a band of hippies chanting "acid is groovy, kill the pigs" slaughtered his wife and two young daughters will continue in court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:30:22 GMTSalma Hayek pulls trigger on 'Everly' at Comic-Con DIEGO (AP) — For Salma Hayek, her role in "Everly" was her toughest yet.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEvents, 26 Jul 2014 00:41:25 GMTFederal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.aGeneral newsGun politicsNational courtsLegislationGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislatureFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:53:45 GMTStates' use of execution drugs varies widely prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following more than three decades in which all death penalty states used the exact same three-drug mixture.The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 25 Jul 2014 23:48:41 GMTVeterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.aGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPost-traumatic stress disorderVeteransMental healthMontanaUnited StatesMissoulaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:23:49 GMTEbola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday.HEATHER MURDOCKiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberia, 25 Jul 2014 23:00:20 GMTEmbattled grocery chain asks workers to return BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — The beleaguered New England grocery store chain Market Basket is appealing to workers to return after a week of protests and halted store deliveries demanding the return of its fired chief executive.DENISE LAVOIEaBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsProtests and demonstrationsBoycottsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestWar and unrestMassachusettsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:29:05 GMTCoroner: Burglar killed by homeowner not pregnant BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a burglar who was fatally shot by an 80-year-old California homeowner was not pregnant as she had claimed moments before her death as she fled the home down an alley.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:37:22 GMTArizona's McCain: Execution was torture, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureCriminal punishmentLegislatureLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:58:29 GMTCalifornia state senator facing additional charge FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringLegal proceedingsCrimeState legislatureLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:36:59 GMTTop-seeded Isner reaches Atlanta Open semifinals (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion John Isner and Jack Sock each rallied from early deficits Friday to set up an all-America semifinal in the Atlanta Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:53:46 GMTBrowns' Manziel: "I've made some rookie mistakes", Ohio (AP) — Like reading a blitz, Johnny Manziel knew the questions about his off-field wildness were coming. So the Browns quarterback struck first.sSportsBars and clubsFootballRecreation and leisureLifestyleProfessional footballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:39:13 GMTAP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionSubpoenasIndictmentsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPolitical issuesRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:12:20 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 newsDiplomacyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsLocal governmentsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineMoscowRussiaNetherlandsUnited StatesEuropeKievEastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:07:15 GMTJudge rules feds wrongly protected bearded seals, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a federal fisheries agency improperly listed bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsAnimalsSealsNational courtsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationMammalsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:53:31 GMTBritish envoy: Gaza humanitarian pause possible NATIONS (AP) — Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 25 Jul 2014 23:21:43 GMT86 family members disenrolled from Oregon tribe, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman says 86 members of her family have been disenrolled from an American Indian tribe that operates the state's largest tribal casino, as leaders review the tribe's rolls and enforce new enrollment requirements.aGeneral newsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:34:00 GMTBrowns' Manziel: "I've made rookie mistakes", Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he "made some rookie" mistakes during the offseason and vowed to be focused on just football in the future.sSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:07:34 GMTIsraeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning (AP) — Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 25 Jul 2014 23:45:36 GMTRiley, Zalatoris reach US Junior final WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Davis Riley outlasted Sam Horsfield on the 21st hole Friday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to set up an all-America final against William Zalatoris.sSportsGolfUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:29:40 GMTSetback in US-led Gaza truce efforts (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."KARIN LAUBIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesWar casualtiesProtests and demonstrationsProperty damageDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitary and defensePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelGaza StripHebronMiddle EastQatar, 26 Jul 2014 00:24:05 GMTPolice chief pleads no contest in tea party flap CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A police chief in Wisconsin pleaded no contest Friday to a charge that he signed a local tea party leader up on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLa CrosseWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:48:36 GMTWar crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State NATIONS (AP) — The head of the independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes said Friday that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators.iGeneral newsWar crimesHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational lawWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 00:08:17 GMTUS rebounds to win twice in International Crown MILLS, Md. (AP) — A switch in pairings led to a change in fortune for the United States in the International Crown.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsJapanTaiwanUnited StatesSouth KoreaEast AsiaMarylandAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:21:25 GMTUPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said.aBusinessGeneral newsTheftCrimeCaliforniaRiversideUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:43:07 GMTGaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."KARIN LAUBIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesWar casualtiesProtests and demonstrationsProperty damageInternational relationsDiplomacyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemIsraelGaza StripHebronMiddle EastQatar, 26 Jul 2014 00:32:21 GMTNewport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival has kicked off three days of music to a sold-out crowd.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsCelebrityRecreation and leisureLifestyleNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:48:41 GMTBaby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:05:06 GMTEarthquakes jolt 4 different areas of Alaska, Alaska (AP) — Earthquakes jolted four different parts of Alaska on Friday.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTelecommunicationsIndustriesAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:30:46 GMTIsrael: 12-hour Gaza cease-fire to start Saturday (AP) — The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 25 Jul 2014 23:53:26 GMTJudge rules feds wrongly protecting bearded seals, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has ruled that a federal agency improperly listed bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsAnimalsSealsNational courtsMammalsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:12:16 GMTPriest in Guam removed over LA allegations ANGELES (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, church officials said Friday.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesGuamLos AngelesCaliforniaSan FranciscoOceaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:04:46 GMTAruba to hold Venezuela official seeks immunity, Aruba (AP) — A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug charges.DILMA ARENDS GEERMANJOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeExtraditionInternational relationsLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeArmed forcesMilitant groupsDiplomacySmugglingLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestVenezuelaArubaOranjestadCaribbeanUnited StatesColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:35:22 GMTCubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss, 7-6 (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:09:09 GMTCarjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings (AP) — Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:31:30 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 systemsNational courtsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:05:58 GMTDefense Department employee gets 2 years in prison DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Defense Department supervisor who oversaw construction and service contracts at a Southern California Marine Corps base to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other charges.aGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMilitary and defense, 26 Jul 2014 00:04:30 GMTFormer CIA officials can't see 'torture' report, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.KEN DILANIANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defenseAspenColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:31:55 GMTArgentina debt talks deadlocked as default looms YORK (AP) — Argentina's negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked following talks Friday, setting it on a course for a possible catastrophic default next week.CLAUDIA TORRENSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:44:32 GMTMontoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarNASCARIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:24:33 GMTPolice still investigating after burglar killed BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors were waiting Friday for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderTheftViolent crimeLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:20:43 GMTMigrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.wGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislatureImmigration policyBorder securityPolitical refugeesPolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationImpeachmentsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGeneral newsHuman welfarePolitical organizationsUnited StatesGuatemalaDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 25 Jul 2014 23:25:36 GMTComments sought on possible Arctic lease sale, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible lease sale in the Alaska Arctic.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessArcticAlaskaUnited StatesArctic OceanNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:44:00 GMTKansas court overturns brothers' death sentences, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTheftCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsKansasWichitaTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 22:32:42 GMTFamily feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.DENISE LAVOIEaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsBoycottsLabor issuesRebellions and uprisingsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:55:01 GMT'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103 YORK (AP) — Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureObituariesEntertainment, 26 Jul 2014 00:59:56 GMTUS regulators close small bank in Illinois (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 14 after 24 closures in all of 2013.fBusinessFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEconomyFinancial marketsUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:38:18 GMTFeds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting him on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.aGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderBrooklynNew York CityStaten IslandUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:10:21 GMTJarrod Lyle 7 strokes back in US return PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jarrod Lyle followed his opening 4-under 67 with a 69 on Friday in the Tour's Midwest Classic, leaving the Australian seven strokes behind leader Zack Sucher in his first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 00:08:11 GMTSame-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage licenses will be issued for gay couples in either county any time soon to allow for appeals.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageConstitutional amendmentsGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsHuman welfareNational courtsNational governmentsConstitutionsFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 23:46:06 GMT