FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:56:02 -07:00US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares reboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae43dcc8e3ad4545b7cf2d666793507fWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:28:45 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted solid gains in late-morning trading Wednesday, as Chinese shares rebounded and traders wait to hear from the Federal Reserve. Strong results from companies like Gilead Sciences also helped push shares higher.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae43dcc8e3ad4545b7cf2d666793507fLew gets more than 1 million comments on currency redesignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d88da470394db98e51a95641c2ee55Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:39:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become the first female on U.S. paper money in more than a century.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d88da470394db98e51a95641c2ee55Mike Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d3950f9bb7248a68d99c9da51a5ace5Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:34:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d3950f9bb7248a68d99c9da51a5ace5Portuguese government suggests employees start pedalinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f55406894e94b9aaa9923bf29751704Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:05:02 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f55406894e94b9aaa9923bf29751704William R. White, former Tuskegee Airman, dies at 88http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a42a8360a4834884ac871fdf18ebb1c3Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:30:04 GMTSMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a42a8360a4834884ac871fdf18ebb1c3Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4cbc0695ad44233a0db13d5da267da4Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:48:52 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4cbc0695ad44233a0db13d5da267da4Post-White House, Sam Kass to be food analyst for NBC Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbfa77516da34d7daa135fa33add0ce4Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:41:19 GMTBOSTON (AP) — After six years of helping the Obama administration determine the nation's food policy, former White House chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass will now report on it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbfa77516da34d7daa135fa33add0ce4Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2af81a87bd1d46c1a646eb2146c98ceaWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:09 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2af81a87bd1d46c1a646eb2146c98ceaKey senators seek briefing on US human trafficking reporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fad90597faf48cc92195904ea02844eWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:10:50 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders are questioning the State Department's decision to take Malaysia and Cuba off a U.S. blacklist of countries that have failed to combat modern-day slavery.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fad90597faf48cc92195904ea02844eThe Latest: Belichick says Brady suspension won't alter camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0950571ce0654f87971bb09df8ff3153Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:55:53 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using deflated footballs (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0950571ce0654f87971bb09df8ff3153Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b823bb53fb8347daaf0839b438f92724Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:37:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b823bb53fb8347daaf0839b438f92724Northern California wildfire contained after jumping linehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6d7c118a9a445e7b5e48f3dddae12f2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:50:11 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire east of California's Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6d7c118a9a445e7b5e48f3dddae12f2UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d3f3c3c80664801ae483f6f411657ceWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:34:23 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. point man on Syria says it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and is inviting Syrians to hold intensive talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d3f3c3c80664801ae483f6f411657ceUK man found guilty of attempt to buy deadly ricin onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/162a66087d2142d68e270777c9dbdf53Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:44:50 GMTLONDON (AP) — A British software programmer has been convicted of trying to obtain a chemical weapon after he attempted to buy enough ricin over the Internet to kill hundreds of people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/162a66087d2142d68e270777c9dbdf53Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d960ba9c64044302926e9df3d1928eb4Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:01:56 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d960ba9c64044302926e9df3d1928eb4House, Senate move toward short-term highway billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66239067cdeb442a9c5a8cd2d7c86911Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:29:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66239067cdeb442a9c5a8cd2d7c86911IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside riskshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb9f356d4b745a197ca7970f629db85Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:11:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb9f356d4b745a197ca7970f629db85Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3591a436d734c668022245e90001f65Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:32:19 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire accused of taking part in a scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. corn companies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3591a436d734c668022245e90001f65Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56650f71f0cc4e40ba01dbd93a504ef6Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:32:27 GMTDELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty," and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56650f71f0cc4e40ba01dbd93a504ef6Bigger is better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburbanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5d33a406d854abcaa75e949225a53f2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:32:58 GMTBigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5d33a406d854abcaa75e949225a53f2Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Car storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faabe831e726435faf29a4afcd99f06aWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:30:57 GMTLAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In a story July 28 about the Louisiana movie theater shooting, The Associated Press misspelled the gunman's middle name. His name is John Russell Houser, not Russel.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faabe831e726435faf29a4afcd99f06aCathay Pacific airliner makes emergency landing in Aleutianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93dce62aa9ec4b23b763680743041271Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:47:57 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 bound from Hong Kong to Los Angeles International Airport has diverted to a U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands after smoke was detected on the aircraft.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93dce62aa9ec4b23b763680743041271Police boss' son pleads not guilty in plot to aid IS grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deb9c51cf5304519b4562c73d4d47e98Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:37:37 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Boston police captain's son accused of plotting an attack in support of the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to weapons and assault charges.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deb9c51cf5304519b4562c73d4d47e98Kerry attempts to allay GOP concerns of Iran pact side dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e4bb03081284ca9a24a9f6150f9c30aWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:40:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry attempted on Wednesday to allay the concerns of Republican senators who complained they are being asked to vote on the Iran nuclear deal without being privy to verification documents being separately negotiated by international nuclear inspectors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e4bb03081284ca9a24a9f6150f9c30aThe Latest: Video of Ohio traffic-stop shooting to go publichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f69f0fe446e40dfa403dbd696a73204Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:48:18 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f69f0fe446e40dfa403dbd696a73204Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c92ba90894b040e2b329c4c36aa9d524Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:48:35 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Back-to-back suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, officials said, as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory under the extremists' control.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c92ba90894b040e2b329c4c36aa9d524Fact sheet: 2015 Chevrolet Suburbanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bf9ceafd79f45819344426e605c51a1Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:33:37 GMT2015 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD LTZhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bf9ceafd79f45819344426e605c51a1Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9afe446450044a5833d43ea39270494Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:46:47 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime Philadelphia congressman was indicted Wednesday in a racketeering case stemming from the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds after his failed 2007 run for mayor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9afe446450044a5833d43ea39270494Reports: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff5ad8d15e3443a86dbbb245c520745Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:14:43 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli drone attack in southern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three pro-government gunmen, an activist group and a Lebanese TV station reported.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff5ad8d15e3443a86dbbb245c520745US pending home sales slip in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/255f143c4606472a8ba3fd4c43180e4aWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:34:50 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/255f143c4606472a8ba3fd4c43180e4aBrady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing sohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/356200a137ff4142bf5a6bc3f05f15bcWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:40:42 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension Wednesday, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl MVP.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/356200a137ff4142bf5a6bc3f05f15bcColorado theater shooter's dad saw wide-eyed smirk beforehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67ead3b552b24b00a08a9999efcc63a2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:10 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67ead3b552b24b00a08a9999efcc63a2AP source: Coast Guard suspending search for 2 teenage boaters missing off Floridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0105f8e305b4449b960153023614e650Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:37:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Coast Guard suspending search for 2 teenage boaters missing off Florida.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0105f8e305b4449b960153023614e650Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc91a3c3a114f82bbc9d5f1bacfa366Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:58 GMTLONDON (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc91a3c3a114f82bbc9d5f1bacfa366Poland's richest businessman, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd28e4fb469409a81ea21d129f8516eWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:54:18 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, who made his fortune during Poland's economic transformations, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd28e4fb469409a81ea21d129f8516e'Go Set a Watchman' sales drop, but it's still top sellerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4a3e5824b7245fe89c0be7c802f603dWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:54:32 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sales dropped sharply for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" in its second week of publication. But it remained the best-selling book in the country for the week ending July 26, according to Nielsen BookScan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4a3e5824b7245fe89c0be7c802f603dThe Latest: Father of Colorado theater shooter back on standhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15552448b88f4867abe7a905dedb0004Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:10:36 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15552448b88f4867abe7a905dedb0004Feds: Western New York man attempted to support IS grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dcf5bcc079944668a6d17a01c89f41fWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:15:22 GMTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say they've arrested a 44-year-old man on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dcf5bcc079944668a6d17a01c89f41fConservative move against Boehner a sign of discontenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/593a7a6165454ca49e45535b4b1c22d1Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:37:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/593a7a6165454ca49e45535b4b1c22d1Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to groundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96c4338d698428aaffab6f5797c6f20Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:30:51 GMTROME (AP) — Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96c4338d698428aaffab6f5797c6f20Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecc42a696a2c4d9d8afd28e09acb42ddWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:43:39 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecc42a696a2c4d9d8afd28e09acb42ddBritish Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6c649efd7ee420897713561d5b974ccWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:42:42 GMTTORONTO (AP) — A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6c649efd7ee420897713561d5b974ccNews conference scheduled over fatal traffic-stop shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f886fd399a9e4b639dabd0452d6fd000Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:59:19 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor plans to discuss developments in the investigation of the fatal shooting of a motorist pulled over by a University of Cincinnati police officer for having a missing front license plate.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f886fd399a9e4b639dabd0452d6fd000Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea4544d021d84e3f9de8d7541da224e3Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:46:14 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea4544d021d84e3f9de8d7541da224e3Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c72f9b6a763409fb478943df377ec55Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:46:10 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he's making it real.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c72f9b6a763409fb478943df377ec55New Hampshire baby receives lifetime hunting-fishing licensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31437de5a25f44a9a8e1344a1440b1bbWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:02:10 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 6-month-old New Hampshire boy has become the first child to get a newborn hunting and fishing license in the state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31437de5a25f44a9a8e1344a1440b1bbThe Latest: Kraft says Pats provided Belichick's cell to NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5467f253ee984c5e9ad2183bf7f7df43Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:42:35 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5467f253ee984c5e9ad2183bf7f7df43Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a86431015bc4144aea055f727b3a4cfWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:41 GMTTETON VILLAGE, Wyo. (AP) — The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a86431015bc4144aea055f727b3a4cfNigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3539538be1474af794509a8a8d28b948Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:25:33 GMTYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants carrying out suicide bombings across the region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3539538be1474af794509a8a8d28b948AP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3bd78de3cf949ab980862efec38b112Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:29:02 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering case; accused of misappropriating funds.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3bd78de3cf949ab980862efec38b112