FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:25:16 -0700Century-old pipe break points to national problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f9e5f6fcabe4927853a18ca0e33fffeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationCollege basketballMen's basketballProfessional organizationsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesSocial groups and organizationsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f9e5f6fcabe4927853a18ca0e33fffeThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:17:17 GMTJournal Communications, Scripps Co. announce dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63d873c30ae94204b7524571d82a299eMILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednesday.aBusinessGeneral newsOwnership changesCorporate newsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63d873c30ae94204b7524571d82a299eThu, 31 Jul 2014 03:37:33 GMTRockies beat Cubs 6-4 in 10 inningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e07e645a4395400e85e37d8dffa15407CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Barnes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Wednesday night.JAY COHENsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsColoradoChicagoColorado SpringsUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e07e645a4395400e85e37d8dffa15407Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:44:27 GMTIsrael calls up another 16,000 reserveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77cce0d78be34fd3ad82e85ed02c4919JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Thursday it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, a move that allows it to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMilitant groupsCease firesGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77cce0d78be34fd3ad82e85ed02c4919Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:02:52 GMTSanofi 2nd quarter profit surgeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4731104e263641a19d695bcd60cb6bcdPARIS (AP) — French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4731104e263641a19d695bcd60cb6bcdThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:02:35 GMTShell profit up on higher oil priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69fa2fa448a34af7875a4edbc51505bdAMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says second quarter earnings rose on higher production and higher selling prices for oil, and fewer one-time charges.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69fa2fa448a34af7875a4edbc51505bdThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:35:03 GMTImmigration courts speed up children's caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0b1937d254c4488bb3497d45a18e64aLOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.AMY TAXINaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsImmigrationLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0b1937d254c4488bb3497d45a18e64aThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:14:01 GMT19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beacheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5555a8a9bcad43feb146538b4f706911KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers say at least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistan beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents.iGeneral newsIslamAccidentsAccidents and disastersReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5555a8a9bcad43feb146538b4f706911Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:55:00 GMTObama cracks down on labor breaches by contractorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0caeba9d8fd44f3ba3833d7550f72e24WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0caeba9d8fd44f3ba3833d7550f72e24Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:45:13 GMTLandslide buries Indian village; at least 25 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ce97ddc1c0b44cc980d8659617ee2a9MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 25 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.MANISH MEHTAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ce97ddc1c0b44cc980d8659617ee2a9Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:15:57 GMTArchbishop says he didn't mismanage abuse scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/661a6bc960364519aa36fcd2230ee7b5ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign, despite criticism that he and other local Roman Catholic Church leaders concealed allegations about abusive priests, and he again dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct of his own.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/661a6bc960364519aa36fcd2230ee7b5Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:26:15 GMTSamsung profit falls as smartphone sales slowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/277302cb090f48aa911876e8fb3d0926SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/277302cb090f48aa911876e8fb3d0926Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:51:53 GMTColorado man dies when trailer collapses in windhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64ccda6db33e450d8e16a53738e27ff3DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September.COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersColoradoBoulderNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64ccda6db33e450d8e16a53738e27ff3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:52:32 GMTGOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservativeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f804f5846cc5490a83aa7383cb2cf7bbWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f804f5846cc5490a83aa7383cb2cf7bbThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:09:16 GMTVeteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b83a6acce9fc43f39c437b39c22b3baeNEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b83a6acce9fc43f39c437b39c22b3baeThu, 31 Jul 2014 04:36:21 GMTAustralian leaders differ on Russian role in warhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d8865b6e56441c486b641824572d2fbCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsRussiaAustraliaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d8865b6e56441c486b641824572d2fbThu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:20 GMTMississippi's Senate candidates to appear togetherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dbd83f4ab224aec90e7f062d1389452PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureState legislatureState governmentsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dbd83f4ab224aec90e7f062d1389452Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:52:02 GMTState Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tacticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8c7b159f7bf4c8297590be701c96043WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesInternational relationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8c7b159f7bf4c8297590be701c96043Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:08:17 GMTIsrael's military says 16,000 more reserves called up for Gaza fightinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccb062473f2d497385368b801ccfcc59JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says 16,000 more reserves called up for Gaza fighting.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccb062473f2d497385368b801ccfcc59Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:23:05 GMTSony surprises with first quarter profithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d6732dc9a794cae97874ba470fdfbbdTOKYO (AP) — Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d6732dc9a794cae97874ba470fdfbbdThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:57:54 GMTProbe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de4c72c273934237a4422d4d437cc057WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de4c72c273934237a4422d4d437cc057Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:40:40 GMTPortland settles suit by officer who honored Nazishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25f3d5ea081f43b0882eaf73c53eb6dbPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park in 1999 to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25f3d5ea081f43b0882eaf73c53eb6dbThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:08:58 GMTCongress races to finish veterans, highway billshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fda5a06be0147068ee92b52cacafd2dWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureVeteransLegislationHealthImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fda5a06be0147068ee92b52cacafd2dThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:50:52 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f59a981718cf48dbb4bf82c9f17d6a33Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.The Associated PressaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f59a981718cf48dbb4bf82c9f17d6a33Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:16 GMTFBI brings key witness in Oklahoma bombing trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0e1ba20ea094d289837a1564dece559SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal employee who managed operations at the building bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995 is set to testify about surveillance cameras as the FBI attempts to show there are no unreleased videos of the attack.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment surveillanceLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsOklahoma CityOklahomaSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0e1ba20ea094d289837a1564dece559Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:20:33 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ca060d720dd44f6812b41740bd80131"President Putin says that he's committed to ensuring that our workers can get on to the site. Well, we've now tried four days in a row and we can't get on to the site and this is heartbreaking." — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ca060d720dd44f6812b41740bd80131Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:01:39 GMTGyorko, Venable back Hahn in Padres' 12-1 laugherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7528111f828b4350a478091a1e140cccSAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Jesse Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night.BERNIE WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7528111f828b4350a478091a1e140cccThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:44 GMTArgentina slides into default as debt talks failhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65b6f405920d479897b1b1280d5d7181NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaBuenos AiresUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65b6f405920d479897b1b1280d5d7181Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:40:45 GMTPipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA shut offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6137174b2c1c4fee8d3781b8e5883409LOS ANGELES (AP) — Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe near the University of California, Los Angeles some 30 hours after it burst.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationCollege basketballMen's basketballProfessional organizationsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesSocial groups and organizationsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6137174b2c1c4fee8d3781b8e5883409Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:03:20 GMTLos Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21cccb95c72b4214a431d10e64a609d3A torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21cccb95c72b4214a431d10e64a609d3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:22:43 GMTFirst lady asks leaders to change gender attitudeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c92c17719bb495fb7eba7ef85dc739aWASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough.STACY A. ANDERSONwLifestyleGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c92c17719bb495fb7eba7ef85dc739aThu, 31 Jul 2014 04:27:34 GMTAsian markets drift after US Fed stays coursehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3bcf84e26cb498582b81ce7a17b5a5aMUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.KAY JOHNSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsIndiaEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3bcf84e26cb498582b81ce7a17b5a5aThu, 31 Jul 2014 04:36:25 GMTDodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af3246fc3be94b93a477d7134a59f485LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West.BETH HARRISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af3246fc3be94b93a477d7134a59f485Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:36:11 GMTSerena Williams wins in her returnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ef1ab9e7d1424fbfd28e9347a8bc22STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.RICK EYMERsSportsWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ef1ab9e7d1424fbfd28e9347a8bc22Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:33:40 GMTSuing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-aheadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/987954150d454dda86535e6d29924f90WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical partiesNational courtsHealth care reformImpeachmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/987954150d454dda86535e6d29924f90Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:25:34 GMTChina allows foreign reporters at news conferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a5f72dfae5429594fddeb0c433ec7bBEIJING (AP) — Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from ringing through to the Defense Ministry.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsJournalismNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a5f72dfae5429594fddeb0c433ec7bThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:09:13 GMTPlane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d541c042cd3e4aa5993625eed0b9507cSAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportationSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d541c042cd3e4aa5993625eed0b9507cThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:27:05 GMTKansas congressman hit by farmers' backlashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed34331276274e618257c181beb32d07WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.ROXANA HEGEMANpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsEconomyPolitical action committeesLegislatureAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsEnergy industryKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed34331276274e618257c181beb32d07Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:16:34 GMTText of Lois Lerner's email exchangehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29537e4e0b2d4cbfb2a4f19924f69780Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29537e4e0b2d4cbfb2a4f19924f69780Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:12:39 GMTWhat's in bill to overhaul VAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d8ff7789bf4fe58e5cb6694b3c8d2cWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected Thursday.The Associated PresswGovernment and politicsHealthVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d8ff7789bf4fe58e5cb6694b3c8d2cThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:48:17 GMTFirefighters keep Yosemite blaze far from sequoiashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/230f01b1aca74afaaca214f3ff56ed0eYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Yosemite National Park made a new run that firefighters quickly stopped, and containment lines have kept it from threatening some treasured trees that are among the largest and oldest living things on earth.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/230f01b1aca74afaaca214f3ff56ed0eThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:15:27 GMTAs US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautioushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6bf0bccd83e4707b6e957c4393ce74fWASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyGovernment and politicsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6bf0bccd83e4707b6e957c4393ce74fThu, 31 Jul 2014 04:02:21 GMTJury deliberations to begin in kidnapped-baby casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5a5311315314217bab1386cd62b8babMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors are set to begin deliberating in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsViolent crimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5a5311315314217bab1386cd62b8babThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:10:43 GMTAB InBev earnings rise, sees US improvinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e10c63f1a66b4566bd654a1f02b35823AMSTERDAM (AP) — Budweiser brewer AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, says sales and underlying earnings grew in the second quarter, with 7.2 percent growth in Brazil, thanks in part to the World Cup, and it sees an improving economic outlook in the U.S.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e10c63f1a66b4566bd654a1f02b35823Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:15:53 GMTLandslide buries Indian village; at least 24 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6df1bca8b354dc7be3430b28fc960b6MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.MANISH MEHTAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6df1bca8b354dc7be3430b28fc960b6Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:10:01 GMTFacebook's Internet.org expands in Zambiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115ef678e99d4c4c905ae6e062a3417cNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaJob huntingOnline mediaMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCareersZambiaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115ef678e99d4c4c905ae6e062a3417cThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:25 GMTHomeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving onhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/434d4525c37a442e8f99e527a83a60efShe once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."SAMANTHA HENRYaBusinessGeneral newsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/434d4525c37a442e8f99e527a83a60efThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:08:54 GMTWhite Sox allow 6 in 1st, lose 7-2 to Tigershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0da2f4b352b4641bc7dc3066cd55021DETROIT (AP) — Hector Noesi's first inning went so badly, what happened afterward didn't much matter.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0da2f4b352b4641bc7dc3066cd55021Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:38:27 GMTRevered Tibetan Buddhist monk cremated in Nepalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a792d4994d604ae9a2a4c336614498d3KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles in Nepal have prayed for a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk during his cremation ceremony but have refrained from holding political rallies.iGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsBuddhismNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a792d4994d604ae9a2a4c336614498d3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:19:05 GMTState Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tacticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb287cc05b90400bbd71454067e01739WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House document says the State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb287cc05b90400bbd71454067e01739Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:32 GMT