FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:59 -07:00GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee, 30 Jul 2015 19:46:06 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Party officials say they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board. hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea, 30 Jul 2015 19:46:57 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the hunt for two teenagers missing from their capsized boat. found during Connecticut probe into severed arms, legs, 30 Jul 2015 19:13:16 GMTNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A human torso was found Thursday in an abandoned building being searched by Connecticut police as part of an investigation into the discovery two weeks ago of a pair of severed arms and legs elsewhere in New Haven. of Spain takes 1st-round lead in Madeira Islands Open, 30 Jul 2015 19:49:29 GMTSANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) — Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open on Thursday. indoor cycling chain SoulCycle files to go public, 30 Jul 2015 19:52:28 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — SoulCycle, the high-end indoor cycling fitness chain, is heading to Wall Street., 4, hit by gunfire, killed while playing in front yard, 30 Jul 2015 19:18:20 GMTHIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family's Southern California front yard was hit by gunfire and killed, authorities said Thursday. of shooting that killed her parents is recovering, 30 Jul 2015 19:34:19 GMTHELENA, Mont. (AP) — A relative says a woman who survived a shooting that killed her parents on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation is recovering after surgery. fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing, 30 Jul 2015 19:31:22 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary inspection conducted after the emergency landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at a remote air base in the Aleutian Islands indicates that an equipment cooling fan failed, the Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday. judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest, 30 Jul 2015 19:35:44 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Oregon continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. 8 seeds advance to Swiss Open quarterfinals, 30 Jul 2015 20:08:58 GMTGSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — All eight seeds have reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals, making the clay-court tournament the first on the ATP circuit to achieve that feat in six years.'s Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protection, 30 Jul 2015 19:31:49 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Pharoah 1-5 favorite for Haskell in 8-horse field, 30 Jul 2015 19:32:00 GMTOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park., Papelbon lift Nationals past Marlins 1-0, 30 Jul 2015 19:05:21 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Jonathan Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a perfect ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday. beats US for synchro mixed duet gold at worlds, 30 Jul 2015 19:06:26 GMTKAZAN, Russia (AP) — Scissor-kicking to "Swan Lake" in front of a cheering home crowd, Russia's synchronized swimmers rallied to overtake the United States for gold in mixed duet free at the world championships. secretary calls for review of security policies, 30 Jul 2015 18:53:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices. dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps, 30 Jul 2015 20:07:40 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Two chimpanzees will not be freed from a New York state university where they're used in locomotion studies after a court decision Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that had sought to afford them legal personhood rights. of toddler found decomposed in crib had sole custody, 30 Jul 2015 19:01:44 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year. states probe slain man's possible serial killer ties, 30 Jul 2015 19:20:30 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia. weighs parole for California school bus hijacker, 30 Jul 2015 18:59:32 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor will decide whether to allow parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago. Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center, 30 Jul 2015 19:37:21 GMTANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to immediately shut down a "deplorable" Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation. coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit, 30 Jul 2015 19:14:51 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger, 30 Jul 2015 19:29:06 GMTDIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram, 30 Jul 2015 19:52:04 GMTMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting, 30 Jul 2015 19:54:44 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several 911 callers describe a harrowing scene at a Louisiana movie theater after a man opened fire during a screening of "Trainwreck," with one pleading for a dispatcher to send more ambulances, according to audio released Thursday. Arabia asks NY judge to drop it from Sept. 11 lawsuit, 30 Jul 2015 19:37:32 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Saudi Arabia says that nation had nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks and should be dismissed as a defendant in lawsuits brought by victims' families. State suspends Bosa, Marshall, 2 others for opener, 30 Jul 2015 19:32:17 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. State Police complete review of student's arrest, 30 Jul 2015 19:44:42 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have concluded their review of an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student and prompted allegations of racism. accused of suffocating newborn son then going shopping, 30 Jul 2015 19:16:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a teenager suffocated her just-born baby before taking his body with her on a trip to Victoria's Secret in New York City. ready to test giant drone for Internet service, 30 Jul 2015 20:00:28 GMTMENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. limits Ai Weiwei's visit due to alleged conviction, 30 Jul 2015 18:48:33 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month business visa to attend a London exhibition of his work, saying he failed to disclose that he has a criminal conviction — a claim that the artist and his attorney dispute. Police shot man in head; family to file lawsuit, 30 Jul 2015 19:42:46 GMTNEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The attorney for the family of a 23-year-old man who was killed by police in Virginia says the medical examiner's report indicates he was shot in the back of the head. picked to win Pac-12, beating out Oregon in media poll, 30 Jul 2015 20:09:03 GMTBURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California was picked to win its first Pac-12 football title since 2008 in a preseason media poll Thursday. toils past Vesely to make Hamburg Open quarterfinals, 30 Jul 2015 19:22:14 GMTHAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals on Thursday. soldiers rescue 71 children, women from Boko Haram, 30 Jul 2015 19:03:58 GMTMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says soldiers rescued 71 girls and women in firefights that killed several Boko Haram militants in the country's northeast. probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs, 30 Jul 2015 18:56:48 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. won't join Greek bailout before reforms, debt relief, 30 Jul 2015 18:52:33 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund official cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief, a fund official said Thursday. Man confesses in fatal shooting of Vegas mother, 30 Jul 2015 19:07:21 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — The 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a mother in a Las Vegas neighborhood said he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family, according to a taped confession that defense attorneys want tossed out of the puzzling murder case initially thought to be a road-rage killing. Latest: 911 calls describe chaos after theater shooting, 30 Jul 2015 19:46:31 GMTLAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Louisiana movie theater in which a gunman killed two people and then himself (all times local): Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage, 30 Jul 2015 19:49:09 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor. seed Knapp cruises into Baku Cup last 8, 30 Jul 2015 18:52:20 GMTBAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Second-seeded Karin Knapp of Italy swept into the Baku Cup quarterfinals with a 46-minute rout of Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Thursday. judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee, 30 Jul 2015 19:22:26 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee. California thrust into wildfire season, 30 Jul 2015 18:49:01 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California on Thursday into full-fledged wildfire season with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. ups dollar auction to $200 million to boost peso, 30 Jul 2015 19:45:41 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank said Thursday it will increase dollar auctions from $52 million to $200 million per day through the end of September to stabilize the badly weakened peso. lands, Kim leads at Women's British Open, 30 Jul 2015 19:43:26 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival at the Women's British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim. instructed on reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life, 30 Jul 2015 19:41:49 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes to life without parole for 12 murders and 70 attempted murders.'Exorcism: Live!' to air on TV in October, 30 Jul 2015 19:28:44 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Destination America is upping its scare factor for Halloween by scheduling what it describes as a live exorcism to air Oct. 30. stocks recover from an early loss and are near breakeven, 30 Jul 2015 19:09:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — After starting the day broadly lower, U.S. stocks recovered nearly all of their losses by mid-afternoon Thursday and were trading near breakeven. Investors remain focused on earnings. A batch of disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others weighed on the market. Investors are also looking over a report that showed the U.S. economy rebounded in the second quarter. jet at Dallas preparing to fly to Chicago evacuates, 30 Jul 2015 19:05:10 GMTGRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Three passengers were slightly hurt while evacuating an American Airlines jet after smoke was detected in the plane as it prepared to leave Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch, 30 Jul 2015 19:13:52 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Latest: Theater shooting judge gives jurors instructions, 30 Jul 2015 19:13:41 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):