FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:21:08 -07:00Afghan Taliban release statement praising new leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d40eaa6f9dd42feba77bf12e3caa0c1Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:03:53 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban are praising their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d40eaa6f9dd42feba77bf12e3caa0c1Jenner Olympic Torch fetches $24,000 at auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8832b16706344ea4af3ff61013ec5a97Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:24:10 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8832b16706344ea4af3ff61013ec5a97Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restauranthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/138f91b25d144a8eb2031f16e9384801Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:24:33 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/138f91b25d144a8eb2031f16e9384801Clinton and Bush to offer views on saving America's citieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d1b2deaa6547a49780edc0c4ece363Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:06:29 GMTFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are being asked by one of the nation's largest African-American civil rights organizations to offer a vision for saving America's cities.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d1b2deaa6547a49780edc0c4ece363Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a49eaec2448044fc8026810f64fa111aFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:53:22 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a49eaec2448044fc8026810f64fa111aQuestions remain after Boston's Olympics bid endshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5f2ad02a2944353a5cfc5fd0d9dc4baFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:38:40 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5f2ad02a2944353a5cfc5fd0d9dc4baColumn: Cancer turned out to be the biggest fight for Jacobshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1db7f3bed151426ea09c946448396a7bFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:46 GMTHis doctor first diagnosed it as a pinched nerve. Daniel Jacobs thought the pain running down his leg might be sciatica.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1db7f3bed151426ea09c946448396a7bSwiss central bank reports hefty 2nd-quarter losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a465160e32c4299b4ab6cf6a8262699Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:41:29 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's central bank is reporting a hefty loss for the second consecutive quarter after its decision to drop a cap on the franc's value against the euro sent the national currency soaring higher.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a465160e32c4299b4ab6cf6a8262699Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drillinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c116fab2d339451a975517437ccc60baFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:20:02 GMTA blockade in Portland, Oregon, that included environmental protesters dangling from a bridge unsuccessfully attempted to keep a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c116fab2d339451a975517437ccc60baIn Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93a44f29e8d4a9e88c26649e8b0a327Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:15:04 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected Friday to urge Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93a44f29e8d4a9e88c26649e8b0a327Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5460745c33234472a232d2c6d6052ce7Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:08:57 GMTCHIRAN, Japan (AP) — As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5460745c33234472a232d2c6d6052ce7China rebound, other Asian markets mostly up after US datahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0946b7567d294f57ad1b6c41040cefbcFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:54:55 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China's stock market rebounded while other Asian stocks also mostly gained Friday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0946b7567d294f57ad1b6c41040cefbcWith baseball's 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlinshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56859eb8261f46ad9d9bab81f6e7b517Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:36:51 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball's top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game's leaders in batting average and stolen bases. Adeiny Hechavarria has become an All-Star shortstop.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56859eb8261f46ad9d9bab81f6e7b517French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54a72429c835484c9efa040b81655e20Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:15:42 GMTNETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe conversations are mostly in French.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54a72429c835484c9efa040b81655e20Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66a5ccbebc074baa878f5a51134db3f7Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:10:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66a5ccbebc074baa878f5a51134db3f7Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/952b53f3dc8e4045a0cb5ebde2a953eeFri, 31 Jul 2015 05:41:54 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III announced Friday that he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/952b53f3dc8e4045a0cb5ebde2a953eeCarrasco goes the distance in Indians' 3-1 victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b476d2fdc6143f4b107582178d2c3edFri, 31 Jul 2015 04:42:42 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b476d2fdc6143f4b107582178d2c3edRosario drives in 3, leads Twins to 9-5 win over Marinershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/572412bdaf87411788ab9f4aa998f63dFri, 31 Jul 2015 04:17:58 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario ripped a line drive toward left field that seemed destined to fall in, which would have made him the first Minnesota Twins player to hit for the cycle since 2009.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/572412bdaf87411788ab9f4aa998f63dWhat's considered 'classified' is a judgment callhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/819fa0f71cd04602973069209e627d29Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:09:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/819fa0f71cd04602973069209e627d29Airbus takes 290M euro charge for military transport crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a27849e751c3429aad428af879fe5e52Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:52:25 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Plane maker Airbus Group SE said Friday its net profit rose 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.52 billion euros ($1.68 billion.)http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a27849e751c3429aad428af879fe5e52Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torchedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac5ffbaaae2040e19508749662492986Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:46:17 GMTDUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three people, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The Israeli prime minister called the incident a "terror attack."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac5ffbaaae2040e19508749662492986Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4219da4e4b7d430e93280d5f223362fdFri, 31 Jul 2015 05:54:52 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4219da4e4b7d430e93280d5f223362fdHBO chief says 'Game of Throne' could wrap after 8 seasonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4a0ef9eb52843cab98c6e566f1058d0Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:57 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4a0ef9eb52843cab98c6e566f1058d0Kazakh PM: Almaty 'is not a risky choice' for 2022 Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bad1228e61040b4b4a7884824acce99Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:19:20 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bad1228e61040b4b4a7884824acce99Quotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7f2c86edef041bfa9733d1e5fcc44e6Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:02:06 GMT"I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet." — Johnny Begue, an environmental worker on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, who claimed he stumbled upon the wing part that may be linked to the missing Boeing 777.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7f2c86edef041bfa9733d1e5fcc44e6Israel: Palestinian child killed in West Bank attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04994bc824084513a7862676b74b4c37Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:07:14 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in the West Bank, killing a child and critically injuring four people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04994bc824084513a7862676b74b4c37Survivor recalls horrific shooting, unaware parents are deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4a07e2957e54ae189f250aa1ab221c4Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:50:08 GMTHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bullets whizzed past a woman's head as she fled from an 18-year-old gunman who had posed as a stranded motorist to convince her family to help him on the roadside of a Montana Indian reservation, the woman recounted to relatives.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4a07e2957e54ae189f250aa1ab221c4Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in NYhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ba028d7357e497486a48491b271199fFri, 31 Jul 2015 07:05:42 GMTLAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ba028d7357e497486a48491b271199fCalifornia zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6498a97564d41cdb8d6f95c15fc0b20Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:01:55 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6498a97564d41cdb8d6f95c15fc0b20Paul Simon joins U2 onstage at NYC's Madison Square Gardenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e9b4fdafaa244e0b72a51ec15041431Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:04:16 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The special guests at U2's concert Thursday night included Paul Simon, Lou Reed's widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e9b4fdafaa244e0b72a51ec15041431Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb73f33e62aa4505a2fea37c8b85596aFri, 31 Jul 2015 07:17:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into the 2016 race for president, Democrats are barely in the conversation when it comes to the groups known as super PACs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb73f33e62aa4505a2fea37c8b85596aHamels' trade to Rangers being finalized, expected Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3660b5dd357249389eb39e20f80b8772Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:54:43 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels' locker was still intact in Philadelphia's clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison's in Texas' locker room.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3660b5dd357249389eb39e20f80b8772Hamilton's game-ending hit gives Texas 7-6 win over Yankeeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33a8566d751b441caac3ac18ccc090a5Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:20:26 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33a8566d751b441caac3ac18ccc090a5Turkey: 2 policemen, 2 PKK militants killed in clashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72e3313f3273430395447ec6572bb6f1Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:37:04 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked a police station in southern Turkey, killing two policemen amid renewed violence between the security forces and the Kurdish insurgents. Two rebels were also killed in a gunfight that ensued.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72e3313f3273430395447ec6572bb6f1Former top Chinese general suspected of corruptionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30567a19ec7d4296bf60b714dbb88d9dFri, 31 Jul 2015 05:13:07 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30567a19ec7d4296bf60b714dbb88d9dLEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Torontohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a4fc584e505451fa6362291e8b02fb1Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:11:18 GMTA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a4fc584e505451fa6362291e8b02fb1Student protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b78b005f88ff46129ab29f58d9db6130Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:18:30 GMTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Dozens of students stormed Taiwan's Education Ministry on Friday demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b78b005f88ff46129ab29f58d9db6130HBO chief says 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 8 seasonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc8f54fe461d42d6a839f86b2ead10f4Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:26:49 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc8f54fe461d42d6a839f86b2ead10f4Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff pushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85cf61ef72c14f728bd779d983a62a1aFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:49:23 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they're going for it — making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85cf61ef72c14f728bd779d983a62a1aJudge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfd112c3a27744e1a8d1040b24bc0045Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:45:44 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfd112c3a27744e1a8d1040b24bc0045Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19e65727fc39479c94bb596a572f2500Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:43:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast remained open to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers Friday as the Coast Guard worked to determine whether an oil slick that materialized just offshore this week was simply the result of natural ocean-floor seepage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19e65727fc39479c94bb596a572f2500Once a sideshow, now old, former preemies praise bold doctorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8e3e67267f74040bed5adbef5397f19Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:41:29 GMTLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8e3e67267f74040bed5adbef5397f19Almaty, Beijing make final pitches for 2022 Winter Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8171c6186a4c42efb19a302f51b53334Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:30:33 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8171c6186a4c42efb19a302f51b53334Reds send RH Mike Leake to Giants for 2 prospectshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/558fd20ef6e1446f84becb4d5196fb0dFri, 31 Jul 2015 05:14:14 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects on Thursday night, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/558fd20ef6e1446f84becb4d5196fb0dGiants get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d1e381401ca41d7a867c0e77b375be8Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:52:29 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d1e381401ca41d7a867c0e77b375be8Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recallshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b06e606f87b14a2f854aa5fa9ac192ddFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:59:17 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda is seeing a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b06e606f87b14a2f854aa5fa9ac192ddIsraeli military: child killed in West Bank attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb4f8c34f1446adbb337b876fbe2154Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:09:04 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian West Bank homes, killing a child and critically wounding four others.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb4f8c34f1446adbb337b876fbe2154Louganis contemplates his, fellow Olympian Jenner's journeyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/367bc9d80cdb4952a63cba0b4ce1c022Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:43:47 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/367bc9d80cdb4952a63cba0b4ce1c022Australian seated beside overweight passenger sues Etihadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb247f4f782d4a6e9accd3241ed59cc6Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:44:09 GMTBRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Etihad Airways said Friday that it will continue to fight a lawsuit by a passenger who says he was left with back pain because he was seated beside an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates to Sydney.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb247f4f782d4a6e9accd3241ed59cc6Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b804c8833d4fd5abeabf1db2d9481cFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:17:24 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b804c8833d4fd5abeabf1db2d9481c