FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Aug 2014 04:49:35 -0700Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements in the criminal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.aBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:12:20 GMTEurope in push to stop violence against women (AP) — The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsDomestic violenceViolenceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman welfareHuman rights and civil libertiesFranceEuropeMaltaWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 09:25:30 GMTBrokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCease firesMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesIsraelCairoMiddle EastGaza StripIndiaTurkeyUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:24:13 GMTContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentWages and salariesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelPerforming arts, 01 Aug 2014 11:26:43 GMTChrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:17:53 GMTPope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch (AP) — Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 11:01:10 GMTSouth Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass (AP) — Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsAnimalsAnimal welfareWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 11:12:29 GMTLarge expert team reaches Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing in actionAccidentsWar and unrestEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 10:20:45 GMTWorld stocks extend slump on Wall Street sell-off KONG (AP) — World stock markets sank on Friday, with European benchmarks opening sharply lower after Wall Street's sharp sell-off. Asian stock markets posted modest losses as strong reports on China's economy countered some of the pessimism.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceEconomic outlookProduction facilitiesCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsCorporate newsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaChinaHong KongUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:24:21 GMTAt White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.JOSH LEDERMANeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityDisability sportsMen's tennisTennisSportsMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:28:36 GMTLawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 10:56:56 GMTGreenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise released by Russia (AP) — Greenpeace International says a ship held by Russian authorities for nearly a year has been released and is on its way back to the Netherlands.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaAmsterdamEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 10:25:27 GMTAppeal keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jail (AP) — A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison — only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.iBusinessGeneral newsCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 10:46:24 GMTEurope started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17. He became known as the first Commonwealth soldier to die on the Western Front of World War I, likely killed by German gunfire.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsWorld War IWar and unrestEventsUnited KingdomBelgiumFranceGermanySarajevoEuropeRussiaWestern EuropeBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 09:56:02 GMTExpert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death, N.Y. (AP) — A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump.aGeneral newsAccidentsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWeather, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:31 GMTPoland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising, Poland (AP) — On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, Poland is honoring the fighters and victims of the rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, sounding sirens and singing insurgent tunes.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 09:51:32 GMTIsraeli army says soldier "feared" captured by Gaza militants (AP) — Israeli army says soldier "feared" captured by Gaza militants.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 01 Aug 2014 10:47:25 GMTBurger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent (AP) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) on Friday reported net income that climbed by 19 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:35:45 GMTPolice: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.eArts and entertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsEntertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:32:19 GMTSolid US job gains expected for 6th straight month (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:15:16 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 01 Aug 2014 10:10:40 GMTGlobal trade deal goes back to drawing board (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relations, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:15 GMTTropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha (AP) — Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Aug 2014 09:04:33 GMTIsraeli soldier 'feared' captured in Gaza (AP) — The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesCease firesInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastJerusalemCairoQatarGazaEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 10:58:31 GMTSevered leg found in Dublin recycling plant (AP) — A severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 11:20:58 GMTUsher 'overwhelmed' by supporters of foundation (AP) — Rhythm and blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th anniversary luncheon.JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:34:47 GMTRBS half-year profits surge to $2.39 billion (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it made a net profit of 1.42 billion pounds ($2.39 billion) in the first half of the year, up from 535 million pounds in 2013, as it warned that Scottish independence could dent its business.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 09:41:43 GMTOhio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to create a specialty license plate celebrating the homecoming of LeBron James.aGeneral newsSportsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 10:20:13 GMTSlovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been granted a brief prison furlough to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSloveniaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 11:17:00 GMTTropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean (AP) — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaribbeanBarbadosUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:07:16 GMT'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter faces being stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal after her backup doping sample confirmed a previous finding for banned substances.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsDopingWomen's weightliftingCommonwealth GamesWeightliftingDoping regulationsWomen's sportsEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 10:51:56 GMT27 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravels CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsCease firesWar casualtiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastJerusalemCairoUnited StatesGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 10:25:00 GMTUkrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 09:21:54 GMTUgandan court invalidates law that strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan court invalidates law that strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals.iGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 10:34:28 GMTWitness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair, Va. (AP) — The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:08 GMTOfficial says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 10:04:36 GMTIraq's top Shiite cleric appeals to politicians (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIslamPolitical resignationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsIraqMiddle EastBaghdad, 01 Aug 2014 11:21:38 GMTUN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July (AP) — The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the country, capturing the second largest city Mosul.Associated PressiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 08:48:44 GMTUganda court invalidates anti-gay law, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 10:57:19 GMTUN: More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in July (AP) — More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar casualtiesWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 10:37:09 GMTBlast flattens police building eastern Libyan city, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Benghazi early Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the eastern Libyan city.OMAR ALMOSMARIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 11:24:55 GMTMud, rain hamper landslide rescue in India, India (AP) — Rescuers searching for dozens of people still missing after a landslide in western India said Friday that sniffer dogs and machines to detect signs of life were all but useless in 15 feet (4.5 meters) of heavy mud and debris.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:10 GMTMurder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeDogsCrimeLegal proceedingsMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:35 GMTJapan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea (AP) — Japan on Friday named five uninhabited small isles belonging to an island group in the center of a dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beijing and another claimant, Taiwan.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsJapanChinaEast AsiaTaiwanEast China SeaBeijingAsiaGreater China, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:43 GMTGaza truce unravels within hours CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesWar casualtiesInternational relationsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 09:44:05 GMT35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar casualtiesCease firesMissing personsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 11:18:21 GMTTaiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and injured 267.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsSearch and rescue effortsEmergency managementMunicipal governmentsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 10:59:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs.The Associated PressaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 10:56:09 GMTEbola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia, Somalia (AP) — A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has cancelled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the breakout of Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSomaliaSierra LeoneEast AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:37 GMTGreenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaAmsterdamEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 11:30:45 GMT