FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:04:06 -0700Florida judge overturns gay marriage banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe8b3e10fb1444b78ea5e0334ac0f296MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has 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.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe8b3e10fb1444b78ea5e0334ac0f296Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:13:50 GMTAttorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73ade963d9cc413080f98cb50e3ac4d7RALEIGH, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73ade963d9cc413080f98cb50e3ac4d7Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:30:22 GMTJudge says Texas man innocent in rapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c35f0861a444addb19e0e74bc0c32c2DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeForensicsCrimeLaw and orderTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c35f0861a444addb19e0e74bc0c32c2Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:15:52 GMTFederal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1389796b1594cec99e7e01cb6c6253aTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law that restricts doctors from discussing gun ownership with their patients is a "legitimate regulation of professional conduct," a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.aGeneral newsGun politicsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1389796b1594cec99e7e01cb6c6253aFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:45:31 GMTReport blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii copter crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/802aaa7dfac44a8c940b1aadbcd599cdKAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii (AP) — The likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during inclement weather, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a final report published Friday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/802aaa7dfac44a8c940b1aadbcd599cdFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:40:31 GMTTyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NMhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dea9d8f0e824092a2917c878e1ce99bSPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.fBusinessProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureUnited StatesSpringdaleCherokeeNew YorkNorth AmericaArkansasIowahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dea9d8f0e824092a2917c878e1ce99bFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:17:37 GMTSheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce300031d9384472bde0c51d6b46cee7TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.aGeneral newsNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce300031d9384472bde0c51d6b46cee7Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:34:04 GMTPolice: 3rd child dies after carjacked SUV hits group selling fruit on Philly street cornerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6da042e7dd4144a0bd0aba8008dd3297PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police: 3rd child dies after carjacked SUV hits group selling fruit on Philly street corner.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6da042e7dd4144a0bd0aba8008dd3297Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:22:29 GMTMiami judge becomes 2nd in Florida to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a58f8d69ac74a85be844564fbf4b324MIAMI (AP) — Miami judge becomes 2nd in Florida to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriage.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a58f8d69ac74a85be844564fbf4b324Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:59:35 GMTJudge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart searchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0c37360fee247b29cf291b04aa0f986CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue raising funds for the search.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleSearch and rescue effortsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCasperWyomingUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0c37360fee247b29cf291b04aa0f986Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:12:21 GMTCoroner: Burglar killed by homeowner not pregnanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b835388956f84cbf983dc7693b7a2264LONG 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b835388956f84cbf983dc7693b7a2264Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:37:22 GMTMarshawn Lynch missing as Seahawks camp beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2f1ba23bc624576b6c4a802c3b99679RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was "all about that action, boss."sSportsProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2f1ba23bc624576b6c4a802c3b99679Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:23:08 GMT$20M, 20 ways: Big NJ family shares lottery prizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbf0710f85f44d808c2b9d1739d67426BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.aGeneral newsLotteriesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbf0710f85f44d808c2b9d1739d67426Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:08:12 GMTVenezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa6988b134454b2ca3ff12258f9556d6ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A judge in Aruba was expected to rule Friday on whether 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 newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeExtraditionInternational relationsArrestsCrimeArmed forcesMilitant groupsDiplomacyLaw and orderSmugglingGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestVenezuelaArubaMiamiOranjestadCaribbeanUnited StatesColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaFloridaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa6988b134454b2ca3ff12258f9556d6Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:23:37 GMTAugusta James wins Canadian Women's Amateurhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73fc1ea5837046908003765f5003f78bWOODSTOCK, 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 Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73fc1ea5837046908003765f5003f78bFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:14:34 GMTFognini, qualifier Cuevas in Croatia Open last 4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65bee8e9d3e4400fa4d01e66f8f606ceUMAG, Croatia (AP) — Top-seeded Fabio Fognini rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open on Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisCroatiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65bee8e9d3e4400fa4d01e66f8f606ceFri, 25 Jul 2014 22:02:56 GMTCalifornia state senator facing additional chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/913c5bb2de19461ca67cd4c6729378f4SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRacketeeringLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/913c5bb2de19461ca67cd4c6729378f4Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:52:33 GMTFuryk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d0fd86804aa4de2862bca2b1381b5f1MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday for a 7-under 63 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Tim Petrovic.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d0fd86804aa4de2862bca2b1381b5f1Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:28:57 GMTStan Lee cancels Comic-Con appearancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdc48133c8454f09b942cad5d4635e07SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stan Lee is missing in action at Comic-Con.eArts and entertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsEventsEntertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdc48133c8454f09b942cad5d4635e07Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:26:06 GMTFast food workers prepare to escalate wage demandshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb774993f13b4f05b01b386d965d2fc2CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.aBusinessGeneral newsFamily financesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonal financeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb774993f13b4f05b01b386d965d2fc2Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:51:37 GMTOfficial: Hospital gunman intended to kill othershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80111f050f37432c8caa1ca8e27ca9daMEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGun politicsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80111f050f37432c8caa1ca8e27ca9daFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:45:04 GMTEarthquakes occur in 4 parts of Alaskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7199d79602a0443b9118b445ebc7eb3bJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted four different parts of the state in the last 12 hours.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTelecommunicationsIndustriesAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7199d79602a0443b9118b445ebc7eb3bFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:32:58 GMTCorrection: Rural Investment Dollars storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d3974367de44f6398d90333827dfcd0WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d3974367de44f6398d90333827dfcd0Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:06:14 GMTLarge Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c377d1feed5b47199e1c223242b05d08BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.aGeneral newsLotteriesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c377d1feed5b47199e1c223242b05d08Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:51 GMTOhio State under shadow again, this time with bandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70c17ac3914147749c80839a80e55fe4COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70c17ac3914147749c80839a80e55fe4Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:17:13 GMTPolice chief pleads no contest in tea party flaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74246c96d2942bbb1b725b695c98204LA 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74246c96d2942bbb1b725b695c98204Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:48:36 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae7a57db7d7b486f897194d31374d1f3WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae7a57db7d7b486f897194d31374d1f3Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:24:06 GMTUS rebounds to win twice in International Crownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b428cfb1d0845cf8ae68126e57782b9OWINGS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b428cfb1d0845cf8ae68126e57782b9Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:51 GMTBusch trades Double for Single attempt at Indyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1f11bbeda31466bbf671df629f30638INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIndyCarIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1f11bbeda31466bbf671df629f30638Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:08:19 GMTUPS driver charged with stealing dozens of gunshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e04351ffed94078b84c6e1a95b0618aRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS driver has been arrested after federal agents say he stole dozens of guns to sell them on the black market.aBusinessGeneral newsTheftCrimeRiversideCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e04351ffed94078b84c6e1a95b0618aFri, 25 Jul 2014 22:34:16 GMTUS judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8d5249c965b43f386fb9ab2d3f0573eHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Friday she will not halt the criminal case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who is accused of a criminal cover-up of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.aGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8d5249c965b43f386fb9ab2d3f0573eFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:59:20 GMTNewport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62305dd48b6b4f5da3723fab391b6168NEWPORT, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62305dd48b6b4f5da3723fab391b6168Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:48:41 GMTEarthquakes jolt 4 different areas of Alaskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/692e30196db34d95bdbab97e16069227JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Earthquakes jolted four different parts of Alaska on Friday.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTelecommunicationsIndustriesAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/692e30196db34d95bdbab97e16069227Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:30:46 GMTProsecutors consider charges after burglar killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a882af76dc1d4eb598eb8013af9e1fa5LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his home face a difficult decision because the case falls in a gray area involving self-defense, a legal expert said Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a882af76dc1d4eb598eb8013af9e1fa5Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:35:46 GMTJudge rules feds wrongly protecting bearded sealshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb0f408e501d4deb886c3c0027dad886JUNEAU, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb0f408e501d4deb886c3c0027dad886Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:53:27 GMTHouse Ethics panel investigating 2 congressmenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/906353311ec242fc91fb235400f4198bWASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsPolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical issuesKentuckyIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/906353311ec242fc91fb235400f4198bFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:40:22 GMTAmazon worker piloted drone around Space Needlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6672f6cf1b9a427c834af28045ba8c29SEATTLE (AP) — An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.htBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologyDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6672f6cf1b9a427c834af28045ba8c29Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:14:06 GMTFormer CIA officials can't see 'torture' reporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b61a4e8f1049cf93f82651dd95f7a6ASPEN, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b61a4e8f1049cf93f82651dd95f7a6Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:31:55 GMTCarjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a727b2eb22444825a580e2cc00f73363PHILADELPHIA (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a727b2eb22444825a580e2cc00f73363Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:43:48 GMTWorries about US consumers drag stocks lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60e3949735e343c0bccadd0dd6257eb2NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60e3949735e343c0bccadd0dd6257eb2Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:13:24 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ced5ae6a03b475fb8409ae5f69be5aaInvestors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ced5ae6a03b475fb8409ae5f69be5aaFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:09 GMTFrance to host meeting on Gaza cease-fire talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d7b109e951f451bac0e421c44e22902PARIS (AP) — More than a half-dozen foreign ministers including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a meeting in France to press for a cease-fire in Gaza.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFranceEuropeGaza StripMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropePalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d7b109e951f451bac0e421c44e22902Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:41:47 GMTMontoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penskehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d9c751c00ce4dd6ba6461e33db55681INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d9c751c00ce4dd6ba6461e33db55681Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:42 GMTMigrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/794f4cfe9fcb4520a9caac0d809ef59aWASHINGTON (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 policyPolitical refugeesPolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical issuesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsGeneral newsHuman welfarePolitical organizationsUnited StatesGuatemalaDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/794f4cfe9fcb4520a9caac0d809ef59aFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:54:02 GMTKansas court overturns brothers' death sentenceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/990df4930ed74d608e2b1f603d820711TOPEKA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/990df4930ed74d608e2b1f603d820711Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:32:42 GMTComments sought on possible Arctic lease salehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bed62cd05f064386abcc67fbe60aa3bcJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible lease sale in the Alaska Arctic.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessArcticAlaskaUnited StatesArctic OceanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bed62cd05f064386abcc67fbe60aa3bcFri, 25 Jul 2014 22:44:00 GMT'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d9b8dbcc4240cbbda958a81a38ec0aNEW 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 literatureObituariesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d9b8dbcc4240cbbda958a81a38ec0aFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:41:09 GMTCellphone unlocking set to become legal againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebfb0f3f804c4bfaa4065b18a731f4c1NEW YORK (AP) — Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers.PETER SVENSSONhtBusinessTechnologyTechnology law and ethicsMobile phonesLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsTechnology issuesConsumer electronicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebfb0f3f804c4bfaa4065b18a731f4c1Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:55:13 GMTSame-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6eaa5d901829414a9966da673b6237abMIAMI (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.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsHuman welfareNational courtsNational governmentsFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6eaa5d901829414a9966da673b6237abFri, 25 Jul 2014 22:45:42 GMTCarjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 childrenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81024a9bc07e4853b3a5c948f7c28431PHILADELPHIA (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 on Friday, police said. Three children, all siblings, were killed, and at least two other people were critically injured.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81024a9bc07e4853b3a5c948f7c28431Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:28:06 GMT