FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:12:56 -07:00APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red inkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5170d4ba97947f8951560b0604513e3Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:24:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5170d4ba97947f8951560b0604513e3Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f614fc0391314aa294d4a9287c55dfb1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:22:45 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f614fc0391314aa294d4a9287c55dfb1Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7701644a7adb4fa8a2cecc244d279db0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:41:17 GMTMILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7701644a7adb4fa8a2cecc244d279db0Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d0720e2c64b4e9eb0633e2705959dc6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:31:33 GMTMULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say one of the country's most feared Islamic militant leaders has been buried amid tight security.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d0720e2c64b4e9eb0633e2705959dc6Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd3db96bdbe44061a5b28ea5a4e717e3Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:56:31 GMTYOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd3db96bdbe44061a5b28ea5a4e717e3Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5942b72f6ae9455199254de362a77cfaThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:54:45 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5942b72f6ae9455199254de362a77cfaKurdish rebels attack tea house in Turkey, killing 2 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58abc3d53d9441ffbd5ff11c3846348dThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:10:02 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have opened fire at a tea house in southeast Turkey, killing a police officer and a civilian, an attack that comes amid renewed violence between the government and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58abc3d53d9441ffbd5ff11c3846348dGalaxy S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsunghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6882265d2a5445e97a452bcc1e67385Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:14:04 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6882265d2a5445e97a452bcc1e67385Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/263e5bb20eb142d4abff4d6802b20420Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:45:36 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/263e5bb20eb142d4abff4d6802b20420AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a46b080a77d42b698eed432d96c78d0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:05:43 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a46b080a77d42b698eed432d96c78d0US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in springhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e944df4435b4be48a3966d9aa47c8c0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:01:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e944df4435b4be48a3966d9aa47c8c0Matson to end Hawaii molasses operation, pay $15.4 millionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0910a2a17b494a5480f8630bdb7634ccThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:32:43 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The biggest shipping company serving Hawaii will end its molasses operation in the state and pay millions of dollars as compensation for spilling 1,400 tons of the sugary substance in Honolulu Harbor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0910a2a17b494a5480f8630bdb7634ccSenate poised to approve 3-month extension to highway billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66396fd8ceeb4781a49cc914bee73456Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:23:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care, leaving a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66396fd8ceeb4781a49cc914bee73456Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a76fa8ce22a471aa430c12e60bd7a90Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:12:31 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a76fa8ce22a471aa430c12e60bd7a90For North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an optionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d04a16305514c8eb54e49ebf4119abdThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:28:16 GMTPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d04a16305514c8eb54e49ebf4119abdYakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hangedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcb3fcc232df4c87bb57661d576eefe1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:32:24 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday on his birthday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcb3fcc232df4c87bb57661d576eefe1US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e50547d267044bc88b6e4c8e82054947Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:56:31 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e50547d267044bc88b6e4c8e82054947Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d144e028ad94f0fa63c992c37b33291Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:24:11 GMTCLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. But in a state where evangelicals wield political influence, he didn't mention religion until 25 minutes into his address, and only then when asked about it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d144e028ad94f0fa63c992c37b33291Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a58363efb249519f83609ceb653f1aThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:13:38 GMTLONDON (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says second-quarter net income rose 27 percent to 293 million pounds ($458 million) as the British government prepares to sell its stake.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a58363efb249519f83609ceb653f1aIsrael passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26981246c27b4a0190903929da239a68Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:51:00 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli parliament has passed a law that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26981246c27b4a0190903929da239a68Taliban say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9467645fda214540aac8604fcb2db155Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:21:47 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan — a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9467645fda214540aac8604fcb2db155Sanofi reports higher profit in 2nd quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2da96edbbfd04c709c10dda8e00062d9Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:43:43 GMTPARIS (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi has reported a sharp rise in profits in the second quarter as higher sales from its Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech unit Genzyme helped offset by cuts in the price of the company's diabetes treatment Lantus in the U.S.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2da96edbbfd04c709c10dda8e00062d9Former President Kalam buried in southern Indiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee11d528ea8948fcb7b4a0dafc561d49Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:45:06 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee11d528ea8948fcb7b4a0dafc561d49Nokia Q2 profit at $383 million on strong networks growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e983b6344406422b8f450d8d8bd937eaThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:41:08 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter net profit was €347 million euros ($383 million), with growth particularly strong in its core networks division.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e983b6344406422b8f450d8d8bd937eaAsian stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchangedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b912adda61e94c179a3b8a21d2a3bad1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:10:46 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained Thursday following this week's turbulence and other Asian markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b912adda61e94c179a3b8a21d2a3bad1Quotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fa6be6a6e9448b8a79e9a54baba2a6fThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:02:14 GMT"What you have there is basically raw sewage. It's all the water from the toilets and the showers and whatever people put down their sinks, all mixed up, and it's going out into the beach waters." — Marine biologist John Griffith, who examined AP's water quality tests in Rio de Janeiro, where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic water sports.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fa6be6a6e9448b8a79e9a54baba2a6fIBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanesehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8181af4190a94b8d8a160277de9deda2Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:48:57 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8181af4190a94b8d8a160277de9deda2Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b961f4d2d0a2461aa779dbde2dad6c51Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:19:03 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b961f4d2d0a2461aa779dbde2dad6c51Siemens net profit flat after restructuring chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe59bcc1b3e145ac8dc09a12d19e12bcThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:22:49 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Siemens AG says net profit fell slightly in the most recent quarter as better earnings from sales of medical equipment were offset by slower business at its power and gas division.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe59bcc1b3e145ac8dc09a12d19e12bc3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/020ef6d769bd41f198b325278f824a34Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:44:06 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/020ef6d769bd41f198b325278f824a34Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c324ab83e88f4d3bb1be2e099f04cc61Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:05:57 GMTFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c324ab83e88f4d3bb1be2e099f04cc61New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d0ea6ba98540cc9417e8af218f1546Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:46:25 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip and forced yet again to confront the dichotomy of his life — a gay Arab Israeli citizen considered an outcast by the Palestinian society for his sexuality and viewed with unease by some Israelis for his brand of nationality.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d0ea6ba98540cc9417e8af218f1546Teen charged in death of 8-year-old to appear in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/628016567840452ab3c53bf45af2dd45Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07:05 GMTSANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists' complex in a California beach town is scheduled to appear in court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/628016567840452ab3c53bf45af2dd45Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9073ba5a5d46dcb7df9d788c3c052aThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:57:23 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life terms in prison for illegal logging less than two weeks ago were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9073ba5a5d46dcb7df9d788c3c052aPanicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e69d325abf4da9b94388e623e9585cThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:35:01 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e69d325abf4da9b94388e623e9585cColorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75ba9c4089904ed1802757e4de18fe0cThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:55:10 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75ba9c4089904ed1802757e4de18fe0cDrug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8837ea3ce954ec5b3d5a43f9adb2100Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:02:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8837ea3ce954ec5b3d5a43f9adb2100Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/360918b6911843f3bc27cde0f661d2dcThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:35:30 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/360918b6911843f3bc27cde0f661d2dcLas Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experiencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ea483b69904911855431f36c55a4bcThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:34:15 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ea483b69904911855431f36c55a4bcDodgers rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oaklandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bba5b5d4ea4d87abdf6721031e0c8aThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:29:12 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — After Yasiel Puig's mother threw out the first pitch and 40,000 fans got his bobblehead doll, the slugger had his biggest game at the plate in quite a while.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bba5b5d4ea4d87abdf6721031e0c8aA look at trainer Bob Baffert's record 7 wins in Haskellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5755b3febe3d468c9f2f2ffc918b1ee4Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:25:19 GMTShort stay. Large payday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5755b3febe3d468c9f2f2ffc918b1ee4Stallone puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/631153003e034c3aa228c953316a3f6dThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:21:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/631153003e034c3aa228c953316a3f6dLEADING OFF: Tulo likely to stay as leadoff for Blue Jayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3185a1be4c754544b4e7c4817b4be7d6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:14:01 GMTA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3185a1be4c754544b4e7c4817b4be7d6Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36c32e0e31c5466c8e44175ab08c945aThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:04:06 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36c32e0e31c5466c8e44175ab08c945aCalifornia beaches remain open as source of oil slick soughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54401be0650c49ca8bccbbeb3c7a630fThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:44:55 GMTGOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick that floated up 1,000 yards from the sand.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54401be0650c49ca8bccbbeb3c7a630fShell reports drop in Q2 profit to $3.9 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8968c520f745968003912018522761Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:52:47 GMTLONDON (AP) — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says second-quarter net income fell 25 percent to $3.9 billion as the prolonged impact of lower crude prices continues to hurt the bottom line.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b8968c520f745968003912018522761Sony quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d2a112b1f5d4ebe82873cbddc782aa4Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:19:00 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d2a112b1f5d4ebe82873cbddc782aa4Players who need to finally show their worth in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76d5d53f7b974b0c93ee822fd92c38e3Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:54:16 GMTAlshon Jeffery proved himself last year as a prime target in Chicago. Everson Griffen showed his stuff as a sackmaster in Minnesota.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76d5d53f7b974b0c93ee822fd92c38e3'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e39bca12b6b24453bd32fcd7edf018e8Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:05:20 GMTSAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e39bca12b6b24453bd32fcd7edf018e8California to release June water-savings report amid droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d45badf4a3684ecd8ae28f6d3e540fe5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:18:50 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators were expected Thursday to announce how much water cities conserved in June — the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d45badf4a3684ecd8ae28f6d3e540fe5