FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Jul 2014 03:40:21 -0700Norway: Terror threat against Norway, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.JAN M. OLSENiGeneral newsTerrorismExtortion and threatsWar and unrestCrimeNorwayDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:26 GMTAlgeria news agency: passenger plane disappears from radar on flight from Burkina Faso, Algeria (AP) — Algeria news agency: passenger plane disappears from radar on flight from Burkina Faso.iGeneral newsNews mediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMediaAlgeriaAlgiersBurkina FasoNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 24 Jul 2014 09:31:21 GMTEuropean Central Bank hit by data theft (AP) — The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTheftComputer and data securityCrimeComputing and information technologyEurope, 24 Jul 2014 09:45:19 GMTThailand to re-launch women-only train carriages (AP) — Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:52:54 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.wBusinessGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportation safetyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTel AvivIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 09:55:33 GMTIraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 08:37:52 GMTObama wants limits on US company mergers abroad ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.aBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsOwnership changesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:58 GMTArizona execution takes nearly 2 hours (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:33:36 GMTJihadis attack besieged Syrian army base (AP) — Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides, activists said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:28 GMTAir Algerie plane disappears from radar, Algeria (AP) — Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlgeriaAlgiersBurkina FasoNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 24 Jul 2014 10:37:02 GMTNaked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."aOdditiesFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:56 GMTOwner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard, Algeria (AP) — Owner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 10:28:27 GMTIraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:32 GMTWine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 24 Jul 2014 09:59:23 GMTEuropean Central Bank in database security breach (AP) — The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it's stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesEurope, 24 Jul 2014 08:27:15 GMTSpain's Repsol sees profits jump on YPF bond gains (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol says its second quarter net profit nearly doubled following capital gains it made from extricating itself from Argentina's YPF, which was nationalized in 2012.iBusinessGeneral newsOwnership changesCorporate newsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial performanceSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 09:28:05 GMTSlaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery, Fla. (AP) — Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad daylight - but won't say if he was found inside the house or outside. They released a photo of a vehicle of interest, but wouldn't confirm exactly where the car was seen or even the make and model.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeHigher educationEducationSocial affairsFloridaTallahasseeUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:21:18 GMT3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated (AP) — Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home, state media and officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsNursing homesAging and disability servicesHealthChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:25:48 GMT2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the crash site.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineKharkivNetherlandsRussiaAustraliaMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:10:03 GMTMidazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:46:38 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 PresshtGeneral newsWar and unrestTechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportation, 24 Jul 2014 09:56:10 GMTLong odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster (AP) — Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashArrestsSabotageWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsRussiaUkraineDonetskEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 09:36:54 GMTSpanish jobless falls as recovery gains traction (AP) — Official figures show that Spain's unemployment rate edged down to 24.5 percent in the second quarter from 25.9 percent in the previous three-month period, a further sign that the economy's recovery is gaining traction and making solid inroads into the labor market.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 07:50:08 GMTGaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMilitant groupsBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 10:19:29 GMTNokia profits rise after sale of handset division (AP) — Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. saw its shares surge on Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of its sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division.JARI TANNERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsHelsinkiFinlandEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:22:25 GMTAP reporter's account of Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:07:58 GMTTropical storm brings heavy rains to eastern China (AP) — Tropical storm Matmo brought heavy rains and winds to parts of eastern China on Thursday following another typhoon that killed at least 56 people in the country's south.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsTyphoon Rammasun 2014Accidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsChinaTaiwanEast AsiaShanghaiGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:09:23 GMTUkrainian government moves to ban Communist Party, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 10:27:51 GMT12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India DELHI (AP) — Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:05 GMTEurozone economy picking up steam despite France (AP) — A closely watched survey suggests economic growth in the 18-country eurozone picked up during July despite ongoing concerns over France, the currency bloc's second-largest economy.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyEuropeUnited KingdomFranceWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 10:26:40 GMTUN human development report faults inequality (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEducation policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:19:59 GMTPlane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday and a second prepared to go, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the scattered wreckage.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAccidentsGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersUkraineKharkivNetherlandsAustraliaRussiaDonetskMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:53:00 GMTSome lethal injection problems in US executions Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:39:12 GMTMalawi corruption suspect faces charges, Malawi (AP) — The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMalawiAfricaSouthern Africa, 24 Jul 2014 08:26:32 GMTNorway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria, Norway (AP) — Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.iGeneral newsNorwayWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 08:32:32 GMTWorld shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report (AP) — World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaChinaRussiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:10 GMTAustralia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a potential U.N. team that's under consideration, the Australian prime minister said Thursday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaUkraineMalaysiaNetherlandsRussiaOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 09:28:02 GMTCourt: Poland violated human rights in CIA case, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsActs of tortureHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareWar and unrestPolandFranceEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 10:12:22 GMTGang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsGangsImmigration policyImmigrationViolenceCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 09:35:59 GMTSouth Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government announced a $40 billion stimulus plan Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:10:40 GMTDemocrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCampaignsVeteransArmed forcesInternational relationsPolitical partiesMilitary and defenseElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesMontanaHelenaIraqNorth AmericaArkansasMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 07:18:26 GMTItaly welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death (AP) — A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including an infant born in prison.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderItalyRomeSudanWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 10:18:51 GMTChina's love and dating scene laid out on stage (AP) — For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover."LOUISE WATTiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDatingGovernment policyHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesRelationshipsLifestyleGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 07:20:46 GMTColorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits (AP) — For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesColoradoDenverBoulderUnited StatesPuebloNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:21:45 GMTAfghan market bombing kills 6, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing in a market in northern Afghanistan killed six people on Thursday, including a young girl, while a separate attack in the east killed a local police commander and his bodyguard, officials said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:29:12 GMTTaiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash, Taiwan (AP) — Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.RALPH JENNINGSiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherNatural disastersStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:48 GMTPlane with more crash victims leaves Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims of the Malaysian plane which was downed over eastern Ukraine has departed for the Netherlands.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineKharkivNetherlandsEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeAustraliaRussiaDonetskMalaysiaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:25 GMTWillie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina, N.C. (AP) — Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:32 GMTAustralia sends 50 police to London in anticipation of joining UN security force in Ukraine, Australia (AP) — Australia sends 50 police to London in anticipation of joining UN security force in Ukraine.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaUkraineLondonOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 07:24:46 GMTAlaska tourist train halts runs after derailment, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportation safetyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:09:21 GMT