FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 12:39:56 -0700Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureCorporate newsProducts and servicesChinaShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:16:13 GMTUN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesTerritorial disputesWar crimesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:05 GMTThousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris (AP) — Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFranceIsraelParisGaza StripMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 23 Jul 2014 18:25:23 GMTPoliticized games before Scots' independence vote, Scotland (AP) — After years of exhaustive preparation formulating tactics to deliver success, comes the final push for glory in Scotland.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsCommonwealth GamesWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's sportsReferendumsMen's tennisTennisGovernment and politicsNationalismEventsElectionsMen's sportsScotlandGlasgowUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 18:56:10 GMTDefiant Hamas leader calls for opening of Gaza borders, world to push for end of Israeli siege, Qatar (AP) — Defiant Hamas leader calls for opening of Gaza borders, world to push for end of Israeli siege.iGeneral newsGaza StripQatarPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 18:32:26 GMTBourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court ORLEANS (AP) — A newly hired lawyer for the only suspect arrested in a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street said Wednesday he believes video evidence will clear his client.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:29 GMTBiden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:51 GMTOhio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCourt citationsVeteransLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderOhioCoshoctonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:28:16 GMTArkansas military base on lockdown, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:28:48 GMTFilmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:18:22 GMT2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — At least 39 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna, according to State Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu.HEATHER MURDOCKiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 18:18:46 GMTBoehner asks Obama to declare stance on border (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:22 GMTPorch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:01:39 GMTArkansas military base on lockdown, few details, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:16 GMTHead of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthAnthrax scares, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:44 GMTWomen charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group, Va. (AP) — Two women have been charged with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia.aGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestVirginiaSomaliaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 18:32:00 GMTProsecutor: Player killed for iPhone, wallet ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed was killed "for an iPhone and a wallet that were never even used."aGeneral newsSportsCrimeLegal proceedingsCollege footballViolent crimeLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballMichiganAnn ArborDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:39:51 GMTBloomberg lands in Israel in show of support (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has landed in Israel, despite a U.S. ban on flying there amid rocket fire during the war in Gaza.iGeneral newsIsraelNew York CityGaza StripMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:43 GMTMalaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.DOROTHEE THIESINGMSTYSLAV CHERNOViBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUkraineNetherlandsRussiaMalaysiaDonetskEuropeEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 19:02:34 GMTStocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:57:07 GMTWith GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off (AP) — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:38:40 GMTAPNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessFamily medicineState governmentsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsOregonEugeneUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:30 GMTHolmes lawyers question firearms analysis, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are attacking the reliability of firearms analysis, saying it's subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:55 GMTRubio goes full-tilt cultural conservative (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsConservatismMarriagePolitical partiesFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:42 GMTSierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 18:43:48 GMTHonduran families deported back to a bleak future, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeImmigrationCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHondurasCentral AmericaUnited StatesMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:35 GMTTrump: DC hotel will be among world's best (AP) — Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He's not saying.wBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleGovernment and politicsAccommodationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:18:46 GMTFormer trader gets 2 years in prison for fraud HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:51 GMTArizona high court allows execution to proceed, Ariz. (AP) — The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:48:32 GMTMan gets 10 years to life in death of Vegas dancer VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas performer has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in the killing and dismembering of his ex-girlfriend, a dancer in the racy "Fantasy" revue at Luxor.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimePerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:43:33 GMTRubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance' (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday said in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.lLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsConservatismGays and lesbiansMarriageImmigrationPolitical partiesFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:35 GMTOfficial: Williston air quality OK after fire, N.D. (AP) — Air quality tests at the site of an industrial fire in Williston showed levels "that would not raise concern," North Dakota Department of Health Air Quality Division director Terry O'Clair said Wednesday.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAir qualityAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:58 GMTAtlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the massive Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for the past century, will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in the city's Buckhead area.tTravelLifestyleAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:36:46 GMTSarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.aGeneral newsAlaskaWasillaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:58:16 GMTTennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obama, Tenn. (AP) — A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeNational securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:37:33 GMTNYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts YORK (AP) — Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said.JENNIFER PELTZhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyIdentity theftComputer and data securityHackingProfessional baseballIndictmentsCrimeComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesBaseballMen's sportsSportsLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:52 GMT'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider-Man YORK (AP) — The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a "Sinister Six" spinoff in 2016, pushing "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018, Sony's Columbia Pictures said Wednesday in announcing an updated schedule.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 23 Jul 2014 19:11:08 GMTHamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border, Qatar (AP) — Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestBlockadesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesWar crimesCease firesDrone surveillance and warfareAir travel disruptionsHealthGovernment and politicsInternational lawDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseTransportationInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastDohaQatarJerusalemTel AvivUnited StatesGazaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:45:20 GMTOfficials release sketch in peacock shooting death PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.aGeneral newsOdditiesBirdsViolent crimeCrimeAnimals, 23 Jul 2014 19:21:51 GMTNazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismNational courtsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryGermanyPhiladelphiaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:14:42 GMTOil gains on sharp drop in US supplies price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported that U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:12:18 GMTMajka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17 D'ADET, France (AP) — Poland's Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victory.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingMen's cyclingMen's sportsEventsFranceItalySpainParisWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 18:38:13 GMTFire season in West expected to get more intense PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.aGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersGrants PassOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:05:21 GMTSenate agrees on $11B highway funding measure (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.wBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityLegislationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:34:49 GMTJury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her, N.J. (AP) — A man was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:57:35 GMTClemson students rebuild SC Botanical Gardens, S.C. (AP) — After a nearly unprecedented flood destroyed the site, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is almost as good as new — because of the work of more than a dozen Clemson University architecture students.tTravelLifestyleFloodsWeatherGardeningAccidents and disastersGeneral newsHome and gardenHobbiesRecreation and leisureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:25:06 GMTMan linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend (AP) — A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber."DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:37:58 GMTArizona top court allows murderer's execution to proceed after considering last-minute appeal, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona top court allows murderer's execution to proceed after considering last-minute appeal.aGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:01 GMTGroup tours: How to pick the right 1 for you YORK (AP) — Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don't have to Google or organize a thing.The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLeisure travelProducts and servicesCorporate newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:41:48 GMTMichigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentState governmentsCampaignsPersonnelBusinessMichiganLansingDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:22:17 GMT