FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:47:02 -0700Pujols' RBI in 13th lifts Angels over Orioles 1-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121a9921eee24f91864c81f2928f9ba7BALTIMORE (AP) — A frustrating night for Albert Pujols had a delightful ending.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121a9921eee24f91864c81f2928f9ba7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:35:44 GMTDeal struck to conserve Colorado River basinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10da9d6ddac64b9380c4bb13a8f2e3cdDENVER (AP) — The Interior Department and four municipal water providers in the West are contributing $11 million to fund projects aimed at conserving water in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.aGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsColoradoColorado RiverCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10da9d6ddac64b9380c4bb13a8f2e3cdFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:07:06 GMTAsia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e50a1711f5c4ef5a2f96c8bed028226HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsLabor economyChinaHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e50a1711f5c4ef5a2f96c8bed028226Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:15:03 GMTDodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw's 9-hitterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b0395aec6e5411aa0df5feb3452b809LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.BETH HARRISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b0395aec6e5411aa0df5feb3452b809Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:07:32 GMTContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44b86e2661e34a719ea4fe023f6f18b2NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentWages and salariesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44b86e2661e34a719ea4fe023f6f18b2Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:59:46 GMTEscobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4689d17d68c843efbcbeedb154914c8aKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' clubhouse mood was somber after a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthKansas CityCaliforniaMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4689d17d68c843efbcbeedb154914c8aFri, 01 Aug 2014 05:04:51 GMTJudge won't free Russian accused of hacking in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a675243ce9414ac1953e07795d439b6dHAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.GRACE GARCES BORDALLOhtBusinessGeneral newsComputer crimeIdentity theftHackingNational courtsCrimeTechnology issuesTechnologyNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryGuamHagatnaRussiaUnited StatesWashingtonMaldivesOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a675243ce9414ac1953e07795d439b6dFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:19:26 GMTBoat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0453042ffc084b53bdb40a4cc57f9bb9MIAMI (AP) — A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0453042ffc084b53bdb40a4cc57f9bb9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:43:38 GMTJapan provides Vietnam with 6 vesselshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38430d8c4eba4a5faea297000a8908b5HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan says it will provide Vietnam six vessels as part of a grant aid package that will boost Hanoi's maritime security patrol capacity at a time the country is locked in a territorial standoff with China in the South China Sea.iGeneral newsVietnamJapanHanoiChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaEast AsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38430d8c4eba4a5faea297000a8908b5Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:20:12 GMTAt White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966e44a211ea4d8dbda22d65cc36080dWASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.JOSH LEDERMANeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentDisability sportsMen's tennisTennisMusicMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966e44a211ea4d8dbda22d65cc36080dFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:40:43 GMTBerdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c2f050c48d405c93ea965e79783e40WASHINGTON (AP) — Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych — again.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c2f050c48d405c93ea965e79783e40Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:02:49 GMTPhillies lose Lee, defeat Nationals 10-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5e609734de54ebea30fb09e960c9725WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5e609734de54ebea30fb09e960c9725Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:51:02 GMTGOP senator blocks approval of US ambassadorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74be51a50afd4afba0f15ced4dedd0b8WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator has blocked the approval of President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Russia and top diplomats for several other nations.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74be51a50afd4afba0f15ced4dedd0b8Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:50:48 GMTThree-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fightinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea69076050594b33bcb6a3eaac4f4227GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea69076050594b33bcb6a3eaac4f4227Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:54 GMTReimold powers Toronto past Houston 6-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9d6ec0e51984cfc85f49f6ae6723719HOUSTON (AP) — Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsHoustonTexasTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9d6ec0e51984cfc85f49f6ae6723719Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:50 GMTRepairing burst Los Angeles main could take dayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2a1590c2c214c01abb88981a8ad498dLOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2a1590c2c214c01abb88981a8ad498dFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:34:17 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings issued for Barbados, Dominicahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19e0a9f09a2643d5ae801d18a9fd5ff7MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings issued for Barbados, Dominica.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19e0a9f09a2643d5ae801d18a9fd5ff7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:19:50 GMTPhelps to compete in 4 events at US nationalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c46748f1ed4447bbbcc706829f03f8Michael Phelps will match his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week's U.S. national championships.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingWomen's sportsAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c46748f1ed4447bbbcc706829f03f8Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:20:08 GMTMet Opera asks mediator to resolve labor gridlockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1aae0532a742529beb2f69db249752NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsWages and salariesPersonnelPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1aae0532a742529beb2f69db249752Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:59:05 GMTSurvey: China manufacturing at 27-month highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/152b74a9f2314661961d0d0d42aa7bf7HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyChinaHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/152b74a9f2314661961d0d0d42aa7bf7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:41:46 GMTSigned ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71b045fd9db548c9a9061c45d2a2903bNEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsArts and collectibles auctionsAthlete retirementSports businessShoppingLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71b045fd9db548c9a9061c45d2a2903bFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:32:42 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/987436fe7de04ed690d37844da52214bToday is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.The Associated PressaAccidents and disastersWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNational securityUnited StatesPhilippinesCanadaNew York CityNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/987436fe7de04ed690d37844da52214bFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:34 GMTZunino's homer lifts Mariners past Indians, 6-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60516003d5d449c29a382cc00efafca7CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandSeattleWashingtonOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60516003d5d449c29a382cc00efafca7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:53:56 GMTSolid US job gains expected for 6th straight monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43904fad220548ff808635376b285c27WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43904fad220548ff808635376b285c27Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:05:33 GMTWWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94660a2b792740fda56976c3c914f625RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind.MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsWorld War IEventsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94660a2b792740fda56976c3c914f625Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:25:09 GMTGas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b11566f8c304f7fbb4529d81d45751fKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b11566f8c304f7fbb4529d81d45751fFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:21:00 GMTLynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45f90ffd059d423cb02d509320ae7cb6RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballMen's sportsAthlete healthFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45f90ffd059d423cb02d509320ae7cb6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:54:07 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74b0f1426ee949a48b7761a4aaf3150cYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestLegislatureGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74b0f1426ee949a48b7761a4aaf3150cFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 GMTDefault fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b4bdf940cf04ed29383a7069b7e792cBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesArgentinaUnited StatesBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b4bdf940cf04ed29383a7069b7e792cFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:48 GMTHeavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day trucehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31b964b6cd904267a86042cedbcc34adGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31b964b6cd904267a86042cedbcc34adFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:21:14 GMTRussell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0fe551607964ef4992f7c47f9b6b14cNEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0fe551607964ef4992f7c47f9b6b14cFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:49 GMT3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acdb90a4aa3547158a4606577df70627GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acdb90a4aa3547158a4606577df70627Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:31:05 GMTUS prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38fa19f9aaa24c76909fd63f19096ac6ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.DAVID KLEPPERMICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObstruction of justiceExtortion and threatsCrimeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38fa19f9aaa24c76909fd63f19096ac6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:42:12 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45c93c7238374315af152f3f16b9376fNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthTravel safetyTravelLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45c93c7238374315af152f3f16b9376fFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:10:54 GMTTrump selected to advance in Bills' sale processhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dcf85b572a7403185f6b5cb011679b9BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.JOHN WAWROWaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dcf85b572a7403185f6b5cb011679b9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:29:52 GMTYosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to endhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2029821a9454ae585544d1ba75c68e9YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further.aGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2029821a9454ae585544d1ba75c68e9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:04:40 GMTDeath toll in Indonesia boat accidents up to 34http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71dbfce0ed7f416d97bb9db82d644974JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said Friday.iGeneral newsIslamAccidentsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationReligionSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71dbfce0ed7f416d97bb9db82d644974Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:56:29 GMTMan accused of putting needles in packaged meathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a02e96e0b9943149509528838dee2abEAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year.JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a02e96e0b9943149509528838dee2abFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:35:47 GMTGaza truce comes after days of pushing for a dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5321cb735e4400bb9f37b4ba5c5e58NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesNew DelhiIsraelCairoIndiaMiddle EastGaza StripTurkeyUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5321cb735e4400bb9f37b4ba5c5e58Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:24:45 GMTBaseball Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2bf1f86110c4e3d933451fb3dec25d9DETROIT (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthMen's sportsMichiganTexasDetroitCaliforniaLos AngelesSt. LouisSan DiegoKansas CityTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2bf1f86110c4e3d933451fb3dec25d9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:12:44 GMTGas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese porthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2bfa66acd8e48be9945d247f310f404KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsMaterials industryTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2bfa66acd8e48be9945d247f310f404Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:38:11 GMTAbbas seeks broad support for war crimes chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2b7983dd94b4a41ba8569d5dde3b16fGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.KARIN LAUBJOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestWar crimesPolitical corruptionInternational lawInternational relationsCourtsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsJudiciaryPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripJerusalemGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2b7983dd94b4a41ba8569d5dde3b16fFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:58:13 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd78a2f32a3b4705b10c3ccc507c4798MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaribbeanBarbadosUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd78a2f32a3b4705b10c3ccc507c4798Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:51:27 GMTWilliams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quartershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/181e8e1345424f1698150a6e8232113bSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/181e8e1345424f1698150a6e8232113bFri, 01 Aug 2014 04:30:20 GMTFAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5c4e57622144918951d7659116ab984WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5c4e57622144918951d7659116ab984Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:24:12 GMT$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9802148e6dde488f9b7dde189febb2a1DENVER (AP) — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.aGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental conservation and preservationWater environmentUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesDenverColorado RiverCaliforniaArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9802148e6dde488f9b7dde189febb2a1Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:21:08 GMTMoore, Lynx end Mercury's 16-game win streakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c3c9b779a5f4f0f84d2aa1c47dbbae0MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring.sSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c3c9b779a5f4f0f84d2aa1c47dbbae0Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:35:30 GMTSenate confirms US ambassador to Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d828d6087da544aa852aa4a503bb4794WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsRussiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d828d6087da544aa852aa4a503bb4794Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:53:34 GMTMarte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6abdfe5ba51a4b6c9308bb876df5cbc9PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night.JOSE ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6abdfe5ba51a4b6c9308bb876df5cbc9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:06:34 GMTReds beat Marlins 3-1 with controversial replayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be46706d06644757a9d0c1407a9a323bMIAMI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds benefited from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate in a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.CHRISTOPHER STOCKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be46706d06644757a9d0c1407a9a323bFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:16:15 GMT