FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 18:19:40 -0700Minnesota officer killed making traffic stop ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police say investigators have found the car sought in the shooting death of a police officer in Minnesota.JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSt. PaulMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:13:38 GMTIndians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:06:15 GMTEl Salvador charges priest with helping gang SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police arrested a Spanish priest Wednesday on allegations he tried to get favorable treatment for Salvadoran gang members and helped smuggled contraband into prisons.iGeneral newsGangsArrestsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jul 2014 23:32:56 GMTTea-party challenger confronts Roberts in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — Tea-party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts during a walking tour in eastern Kansas on Wednesday, interrupting the senator's campaign stop to call attention to his refusal to have debates ahead of the Republican primary.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislatureEmporiaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:29:18 GMTCinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90 Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesObituaries, 31 Jul 2014 00:31:40 GMTLandslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18 DELHI (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsNatural disastersFloodsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 00:09:48 GMTPipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons 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 organizationsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesSocial groups and organizationsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:27:54 GMTPeace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated, Liberia (AP) — The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsVolunteerismHealthSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaGuineaSierra LeoneAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:19:20 GMTCrews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.aGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaMercedUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:47:50 GMTObama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestMilitary and defenseInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:57:07 GMTLepchenko upsets second-seeded Radwanska, Calif. (AP) — Varvara Lepchenko beat second-seeded Angieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday in the Bank of the West Classic to advance to the quarterfinals.RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:31:23 GMTSamsung Electronics' 2Q profits down 20 percent, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that its second-quarter profit dropped 20 percent as smartphone and tablet sales fell.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 00:28:05 GMTNew name in Reno, same old aggressive play, Nev. (AP) — The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.SCOTT SONNERsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsSports sponsorshipSports businessRenoAkronWoodlandNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhioCalifornia, 31 Jul 2014 00:14:06 GMT2018 Olympics organizers elect new president, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.HYUNG-JIN KIMiBusinessGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceTable tennisWinter Olympic gamesEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaPyeongchangEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 01:04:03 GMTJustice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansState governmentsVotingNational courtsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislatureUnited StatesOhioWisconsinNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:02 GMTWar College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducationArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegislatureSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 01:07:35 GMTFoster parent charged with murder in hot car death, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of leaving his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car where she died was charged Wednesday with murder.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:17:17 GMTAustralians leaders differ on Russian role in war, 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 EuropeEuropeOceania, 31 Jul 2014 00:59:14 GMTDetroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 01:03:41 GMTBolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsCommonwealth GamesNewspapersOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsNews mediaMediaGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 00:02:26 GMTHearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer change (AP) — A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:42:55 GMTMinnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism (AP) — Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, as well as an investigation into his own conduct, the archbishop says he will not resign.STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsChristianityReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:15:39 GMTCinema verite, documentary pioneer Robert Drew, whose credits include 'Primary,' dies at 90, Conn. (AP) — Cinema verite, documentary pioneer Robert Drew, whose credits include 'Primary,' dies at 90.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:41:44 GMTDeadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar casualtiesSchool infrastructureAccidents and disastersCease firesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 31 Jul 2014 00:13:38 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCollege basketballBasketballSportsCollege sportsWomen's basketballWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 01:04:12 GMTLos Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers 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 America, 31 Jul 2014 00:30:46 GMTJerry Jones: Brent out of rehab, NFL question next, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:23:21 GMTWhole Foods plans major marketing push YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMarketing and advertising, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:26 GMTWar college to decide on US senator's punishment, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducationArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegislatureSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:59 GMTPyeongchang's organizers elects new president, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang says South Korea's Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho has been elected as president.iBusinessGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesWinter Olympic gamesEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaPyeongchangEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 00:08:41 GMTTribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names, Mont. (AP) — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.LISA BAUMANNaGeneral newsState legislatureNative AmericansLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:19:33 GMTMexico prosecutors to question ex-governor's son CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors plan to question the son of a former governor after a video surfaced that purportedly shows him talking with the leader of a drug cartel, a federal official said Wednesday.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jul 2014 23:58:24 GMTStern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.BRIAN MAHONEYaGeneral newsSportsInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballSports team ownership changesBasketballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballNew YorkLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 31 Jul 2014 00:47:18 GMTHouse approves VA health care overhaul (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureState governmentsHealth care reformMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislationPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policy, 31 Jul 2014 00:44:48 GMTResearchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773 YORK (AP) — It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept. 11, 2001, and the eve of the Revolutionary War.aGeneral newsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew York CityManhattanPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 31 Jul 2014 00:10:43 GMTJohn Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washington (AP) — Two-time runner-up John Isner was beaten in his opening match at the Citi Open on Wednesday, then complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:49:39 GMTKidnapping defendant: Dad asked her to take child, Wis. (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa testified Wednesday that she took the boy at the father's request, knowing the parents were planning to move in with her in the next few days.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeMissing personsLaw and orderWisconsinColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:18:59 GMTTeen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb YORK (AP) — A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeInternational tradeLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeEconomyBusinessLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:26:14 GMTPeace Corps workers isolated after Ebola exposure (AP) — Two Peace Corps volunteers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus.MICHELE SALCEDOwGovernment and politicsVolunteerismSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 23:55:33 GMTNishikori beats Querrey in 3 sets in Washington (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the Citi Open's second round Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 23:35:05 GMT3 people killed, deputies wounded in NC shootout, N.C. (AP) — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday.MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaFayettevilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:21 GMTSF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6 FRANCISCO (AP) — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 31 Jul 2014 00:56:50 GMTArgentina heads into default as debt talks fail YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaBuenos AiresUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:49:33 GMTPowell maybe not told early about CIA techniques (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureInternational relationsClassified informationNational securityHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:30:13 GMTJapanese search US archives for WWII MIA info SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsWorld War IIMissing in actionEventsWar and unrestProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesSaratoga SpringsSaipanNew YorkEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaNorthern Mariana IslandsOceania, 30 Jul 2014 23:01:31 GMTObama order to expand labor rights for contractors (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:52:28 GMTJeter gets presidential farewell in Texas, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 31 Jul 2014 01:08:09 GMTRiley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive (AP) — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessBasketballProfessional basketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:23:27 GMTBoston man charged with rape at Urban concert, Mass. (AP) — Police say they're investigating a possible sexual assault at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts at which dozens of people were treated for excess drinking.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 01:02:22 GMTNeale, Gillman lead Junior PGA at Miramont, Texas (AP) — Gordon Neale shot a 7-under 64 on Wednesday at Miramont to top the boys' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and Kristen Gillman increased her lead to three strokes in the girls' division.sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfEventsMen's sportsTexasBryanUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 00:07:04 GMT