FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jul 2014 01:58:57 -0700Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeTheftLaw and orderLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:14:58 GMTUS weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.JOSH LEDERMANJULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesImmigrationHumanitarian crisesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesGuatemalaDistrict of ColumbiaHondurasEl SalvadorNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Jul 2014 05:41:18 GMTTornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.aGeneral newsWeatherStormsTornadoesNatural disastersHealthInjuriesAccidents and disastersVirginiaNew JerseyChesapeake BayUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 04:37:14 GMTMcNuggets pulled from sale in HK after meat scare KONG (AP) — McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 07:12:02 GMTAsian stocks bolstered by US economic data, India (AP) — Most major Asian stock markets rose Friday after U.S. unemployment claims fell to an eight-year low and tensions over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet eased.KAY JOHNSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsEventsLabor economyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaUnited StatesEast AsiaRussiaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 05:09:25 GMTS.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's state-run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to determine the cause of death for a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid mounting public criticism that authorities didn't identify his body for a long time and still continued a massive manhunt for him.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsForensicsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 06:22:25 GMTAir travel a leap of faith for passengers (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEventsBurkina FasoUnited StatesMaliWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 07:33:13 GMTSurgeons in India remove 232 teeth from teen, India (AP) — Dental surgeons in India's largest city say they have removed 232 small "tooth-like structures" from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare medical condition.iGeneral newsOdditiesSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentHealthIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:13 GMTDeliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 4 PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trial in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit will enter its fourth day of deliberations Friday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 05:19:57 GMTGerman airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIsraelTel AvivGermanyEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 07:44:51 GMTScherzer wins 12th, Tigers beat Angels 6-4, Calif. (AP) — Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 05:36:21 GMTLittle sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politics2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingPolitical action committeesNational electionsElectionsEventsCampaignsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:15:08 GMTFrance sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck (AP) — French officials have dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy though it was likely due to bad weather.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGovernment and politicsBurkina FasoAlgeriaMaliFranceAlgiersWest AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 07:24:49 GMTHamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesPublic opinionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jul 2014 07:22:36 GMTCause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 06:22:33 GMTFast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.aBusinessGeneral newsFamily financesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonal financeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 05:16:36 GMTAfghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road.iGeneral newsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:28:40 GMTPot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsCommunity and neighborhood groupsSmoking laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsDenverColoradoArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 07:13:08 GMTReport: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly (AP) — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 04:26:11 GMTNavy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 04:15:14 GMTIsrael hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, while ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and center of the territory, Palestinian officials said.DANIEL ESTRINIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestBlockadesProperty damageGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 08:16:57 GMTAnti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolenceCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFayettevilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 06:30:53 GMTOfficial: Israel Cabinet to discuss cease-fire (AP) — An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 06:49:43 GMTToppled crosses in China spur defiance VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesBuilding codesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment regulationsChinaShanghaiBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:43:39 GMTAPNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsState legislatureGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureState governmentsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment regulationsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:15 GMTAustralia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site (AP) — Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsAustraliaUkraineEuropeRussiaOceaniaEastern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 07:38:02 GMTPhilippine soldiers clash with militants; 5 dead, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says soldiers attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of an American woman and her teenage son. Two government militiamen were killed and two others were wounded.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsKidnappingWar and unrestCrimePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:29:52 GMTTowering worry: Small holes cause big jitters, South Korea (AP) — For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth Korea, 25 Jul 2014 08:27:15 GMTGarza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1 (AP) — Matt Garza was fuming after his previous start, the shortest of his career when he recorded just one out and allowed five runs.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeNew York CityWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Jul 2014 04:14:35 GMTYoung hits 3-run homer in Orioles' 4-0 victory (AP) — Wie-Yen Chen allowed five hits over eight innings and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleTacomaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 05:21:34 GMTWhat Obama said then and now on super PACs President Barack Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he's embracing some of the same secretive elements of unlimited funding system that he long has railed against.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingSeparation of powersPolitical action committeesPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 25 Jul 2014 08:16:23 GMTBlack boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 06:13:54 GMTFrance says Air Algeria plane wreckage found (AP) — French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.iGeneral newsAlgeriaFranceMaliBurkina FasoNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeWest Africa, 25 Jul 2014 05:59:36 GMTDeadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.Associated PressaGeneral newsFungiTreesBeetlesNational parksNatural resource managementWetlandsEnvironmental concernsPlantsInsectsAnimalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentWildlifeUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessWater environmentMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:48:40 GMTCentral American leaders convening at White House (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesLegislatureImmigrationGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesHondurasDistrict of ColumbiaGuatemalaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:09:04 GMTChicken off McDonald's HK menu after food scandal KONG (AP) — McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a mainland Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired meat.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsFood safetyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPublic healthHealthHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 05:14:00 GMTAoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 04:59:31 GMTBSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks (AP) — London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.iBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMediaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 08:19:31 GMTHistoric Civil War battle sites have a mobile app (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.htGeneral newsTechnologyAmerican Civil WarMobile mediaMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyEventsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleMediaAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:35:15 GMTTaliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road.iGeneral newsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:49:20 GMTOil price slips below $102 a barrel price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCommodity marketsEconomyFinancial marketsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 06:21:44 GMTOhio State band marches on after director's firing, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.aGeneral newsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 06:09:28 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsTour de FranceRoad cyclingWomen's cyclingCyclingWomen's sportsEvents, 25 Jul 2014 06:57:52 GMTGerman business confidence drops again (AP) — German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 08:23:05 GMTUkraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border (AP) — The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 08:28:17 GMTTranscript shows concerns during Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:02:40 GMTSri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Australia (AP) — A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia's mainland and may be sent to India, Australia's government said Friday, following a court challenge and outrage from human rights groups.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsAustraliaIndiaSri LankaOceaniaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 06:02:28 GMTFamily feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.DENISE LAVOIEaBusinessGeneral newsBoycottsLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsRebellions and uprisingsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 05:58:02 GMTExoneration hearing set for convicted rapist (AP) — A North Dallas prosecutor is set to ask a judge to exonerate a Texas man who said he pleaded guilty to the 1990 rape of a 16-year-old girl because his attorney advised him to avoid trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeForensicsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 06:17:35 GMTAir Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOSYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNational securityMilitary and defenseBurkina FasoAlgeriaMaliAfricaFranceWest AfricaAlgiersNorth AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 05:40:47 GMT