FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2014 12:36:54 -0700Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockNews mediaMediaLeading economic indicatorsEconomyMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:15 GMTExtra jurors seated for long Ga. salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.RUSS BYNUMaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsDisease outbreaksProduction facilitiesCrimeCorporate newsLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAlbanyUnited StatesGeorgiaVirginiaNorth AmericaMinnesota, 31 Jul 2014 18:40:35 GMTStudy traces dinosaur evolution into early birds (AP) — Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceDinosaursZoologyAnimalsBirdsScientific publishingPaleontologyBiology, 31 Jul 2014 18:32:56 GMTJury begins deliberating Wisconsin kidnapping case, Wis. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the case of a woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home must determine whether she was stealing the baby to pass him off as her own, as prosecutors contend, or was acting on the father's request, as the defense insists.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsKidnappingCrimeMissing personsLaw and orderWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:09:28 GMTFrench forces arrest Mali jihadist ex-leader, Mali (AP) — Authorities in northern Mali say a former jihadist leader in the town of Gao has been arrested by French military forces.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 18:32:10 GMTTwitter: Govt. requests for user data increased YORK (AP) — Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:00:59 GMTOregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.JONATHAN J. COOPERaGeneral newsHealthGovernment-funded health insuranceDiseases and conditionsMedicationLiver diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care costsHealth issuesGovernment programsGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:34 GMTComm Games athlete fined for assault on rival, Scotland (AP) — An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another Commonwealth Games competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's athletics coach was sent home for criticizing his top star — just as the country's 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsCommonwealth GamesTrack and fieldSummer Olympic gamesWomen's track and fieldCrimeOlympic gamesArrestsEventsViolent crimeWomen's sportsLaw and orderGlasgowAustraliaScotlandLondonEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeOceania, 31 Jul 2014 18:12:07 GMTGinobili will not play for Argentina at World Cup Ginobili will not play for Argentina at the FIBA World Cup because of a stress fracture in his right leg that has bothered the San Antonio Spurs guard since the playoffs.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsAthlete injuriesInternational basketballBasketballSportsProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsAthlete healthArgentinaSan AntonioSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:59:23 GMTDutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsUkraineDonetskWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 19:24:39 GMTIliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US YORK (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.PETER SVENSSONhtBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockTelecommunicationsIndustriesCorporate newsProducts and servicesFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:45:53 GMTMan sues soccer star Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7."aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSportsFashionBeauty and fashionMen's soccerSoccerTrademarksCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIntellectual propertyProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:08:19 GMTUSDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsLifestyleFood safetyPublic healthProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:18:44 GMTInvestigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site, Ukraine (AP) — Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsUkraineDonetskRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 18:51:52 GMTTop UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured, and give civilians a reprieve from the war.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 18:37:16 GMTRolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial, Va. (AP) — RICHMOND, Va. — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:04:44 GMTRepairing burst Los Angeles main could take days ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews are shoring up a giant hole on Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured water main, as officials at the University of California, Los Angeles, continue to assess damage from a 20 million-gallon flood that hit the campus.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsCollege basketballMen's basketballAthlete recruitingBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsConsumer products and servicesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:45:06 GMTFirst plea agreements signed in lottery scam case, N.D. (AP) — The first plea agreements have been reached in a wide-ranging federal investigation into a Jamaican lottery scam targeting mostly elderly victims in the United States, including one woman from North Dakota who agreed to empty her savings account and then take out a loan on a life insurance policy.DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJamaicaUnited StatesNorth DakotaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:07:01 GMTW. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths, Sierra Leone (AP) — Security forces went house-to-house looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease Thursday in Sierra Leone's capital as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesEmergency managementDiseases and conditionsVolunteerismPublic healthGovernment and politicsSocial affairsWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuineaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:05:29 GMTDionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song.MARTHA MENDOZAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:46:41 GMTNorway calls off terror alert, says threat gone, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service says the Scandinavian country no longer faces an imminent terror threat from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.iGeneral newsNorwayDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 18:18:11 GMTGrammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:57 GMTWhite House decries House vote on deportations (AP) — The White House denounced on Thursday an effort in the House of Representatives to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants who are living in the country illegally.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:08:28 GMTGonzalez, Goffin reach semifinals in Kitzbuehel, Austria (AP) — Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina and David Goffin of Belgium reached the Kitzbuehel Cup semifinals on a rain-soaked Thursday, while top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany lost.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 18:55:57 GMTKellogg's sales hurt as dieters drop Special K YORK (AP) — Kellogg's cereal sales are struggling, in part because Special K is falling out of fashion with dieters.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsFinancial performanceUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:15:30 GMT$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent? (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGovernment and politicsPersonal insurancePersonal financeIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 31 Jul 2014 18:53:42 GMTRavens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable' MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."DAVID GINSBURGsSportsSports transactionsFootballSports businessProfessional footballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:21:49 GMTUS stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Market. The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Argentina's stock market plunged after the South American nation defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsConsumer products and servicesSouth AmericaUnited StatesArgentinaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:15:38 GMTLackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig (AP) — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline.HOWARD ULMANsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMissouriBostonSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettsCalifornia, 31 Jul 2014 18:48:47 GMTDebit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 31 Jul 2014 19:01:06 GMTPalestinians mull war crime charges against Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday.KARIN LAUBJOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawJudiciaryCourtsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 18:07:14 GMTCracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.JESSICA GRESKOwBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportation, 31 Jul 2014 18:50:52 GMTUS launches charm offensive against wary India DELHI (AP) — Two senior U.S. officials are wrapping up a dayslong visit to India to pitch a fresh start in a strained partnership with the new government in New Delhi.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEconomyBusinessIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:49:52 GMTPortland, Oregon, flushes outdoor toilet business, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:20:09 GMTEx-Blackwater guard says didn't feel threatened (AP) — A former Blackwater security guard testified Thursday he didn't feel that he and his colleagues were being threatened when they opened fire in downtown Baghdad, resulting in the shootings of dozens of Iraqis.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 18:34:51 GMTHouse leaders abandon border bill (AP) — Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next moves.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:24:05 GMTGOP's Cochran seeks voters at 'Giant Houseparty', Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Thursday that he's asking for the support of Mississippi voters in November "no matter your skin color, or how much money you have."EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePrimary electionsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesState governmentsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:16:57 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEtTravelLifestyleDisease outbreaksHealthGeneral newsPublic healthTravel safetyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 18:48:41 GMTObama order presses contractors to obey labor laws (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only embolden him to take even more aggressive actions on his own.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment payElectionsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:58:48 GMTDivided House abandons vote on border bill (AP) — House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down sufficient conservative support.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyBorder securityImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:28:47 GMTTigers' minor leaguer arraigned on sexual assault (AP) — Minor league pitcher Evan Reed says he passed a polygraph test earlier this year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.NOAH TRISTERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional baseballLaw and orderViolent crimeBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:24:12 GMTFirst lady expands effort to end vet homelessness (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this nation," as the government expands its initiative for affordable housing for service members.STACY A. ANDERSONwGovernment and politicsVeteransHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:17:13 GMTSee-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.MALCOLM RITTERaScienceAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 31 Jul 2014 18:11:35 GMTDemoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.DON BABWINaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:25:48 GMTCanada man accused in killings fit to stand trial, New Brunswick (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others in June has been found fit to stand trial.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew BrunswickCanadaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:19:25 GMTPolice: Child accidentally shoots, kills playmate, Idaho (AP) — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:28:46 GMTFDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.wBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedicationLung diseaseDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:15:53 GMTVitaminwater cries uncle, switches back formula YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener.fBusiness, 31 Jul 2014 19:07:46 GMTTennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court.RACHEL COHENsSportsMen's track and fieldTrack and fieldMarathonsTennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisNew York City MarathonWomen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:17:49 GMTPitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges (AP) — Minor league pitcher Evan Reed says he passed a polygraph test earlier this year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.NOAH TRISTERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeProfessional baseballLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 18:27:40 GMT