FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:26 -0700Seattle overpowered by Colon in New York's 3-2 win (AP) — While trying to help his batters solve Bartolo Colon, Seattle manger Lloyd McClendon couldn't avoid thinking about the possible outcome as the later innings arrived.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 24 Jul 2014 00:31:30 GMTAngel Yin advances in US Girls' Junior, Ariz. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Angel Yin won her first-round match Wednesday in the U.S. Girls' Junior, beating Julie Luo 4 and 2 at Forest Highlands.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfGolf, 24 Jul 2014 00:51:34 GMTOcean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsRecord setting eventsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and naturePacific OceanPakistanIndianaUnited StatesAmerican SamoaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOceania, 24 Jul 2014 01:35:26 GMTBautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4 (AP) — Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night.IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:57:34 GMTAP reporter witnesses condemned inmate's gasping, Ariz. (AP) — An Associated Press reporter who witnessed an Arizona murderer's execution watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour and a half before he finally took his last breath.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:44:05 GMTArizona governor wants review of execution process (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state's execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before he died.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:11:52 GMTRockies snap 7-game skid, beat Nationals 6-4 (AP) — The Colorado Rockies tried a little bit of everything to break out of their funk. They wore their socks high and even engaged in a pregame staring contest.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:02:20 GMTShock of ferry sinking slows South Korea economy, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth hit its lowest level in three quarters after a deadly ferry sinking dented consumer spending, the central bank said Thursday.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:03:49 GMTPopisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Popisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:04:11 GMTStonestreet: Acceptance will grow for gay athletes YORK (AP) — Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.JOHN CARUCCIeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGays and lesbiansCelebrityProfessional footballFootballSports, 24 Jul 2014 00:25:36 GMTCasualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.KARIN LAUBYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsWar casualtiesInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesEvacuationsWar crimesAccidents and disastersHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 24 Jul 2014 00:05:12 GMTRockets found at UN Gaza school went missing NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsGun politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 24 Jul 2014 01:02:01 GMTNBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.aGeneral newsSportsSocial mediaMen's basketballOnline mediaMediaProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:05:46 GMTMinor injuries after Alaska tourist train derails, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, injuring up to a dozen passengers.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:45:28 GMTRockets found at UN Gaza school have gone missing NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.iGeneral newsGun politicsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 00:14:04 GMTGOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 00:55:51 GMTSocial Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle' (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.htBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment pensions and social securityComputer and data securityGovernment business and financeComputing and information technology, 24 Jul 2014 00:49:19 GMTJapan trade deficit widens to $8 billion in June (AP) — Japan's trade deficit more than tripled from the year before in June to a higher-than-expected 822.2 billion yen ($8.1 billion), as imports surged and exports edged lower.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:20 GMTPlane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 48, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 48 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsWeatherAccidents and disastersTelevisionTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMediaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 00:55:12 GMTJury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:52:31 GMTDocument: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend (AP) — Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 23:32:46 GMTHall of Famer Jim Brown sues over '64 title ring YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown is running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring and has sued a memorabilia dealer in New York.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentProfessional footballFootballSports mediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:28:10 GMTHonduran families deported back to a bleak future, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestImmigrationCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHondurasCentral AmericaUnited StatesTegucigalpaMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 23:34:32 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 news, 24 Jul 2014 01:16:55 GMTJudge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling (AP) — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageState governmentsWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverUnited StatesBoulderPuebloNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:33:36 GMTPospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:15:03 GMTArizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:17:52 GMTSome lethal injection problems in US executions Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:19:23 GMTPirates jump on Haren early, top Dodgers 6-1 (AP) — Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsPittsburghLos AngelesPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Jul 2014 02:06:18 GMTTestimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale ANGELES (AP) — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:15:22 GMTThis time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal' ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsElectionsEntertainmentPolitical fundraisingPolitical scandalsLegislationLegislaturePolitical issuesUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Jul 2014 01:52:45 GMTAustralia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site, Australia (AP) — The Australia's foreign minister said on Thursday her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaNetherlandsUkraineOceaniaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 01:39:24 GMTSeattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot (AP) — An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:43:49 GMTRelatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead, Taiwan (AP) — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been in a wrecked house on the ground.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsWeatherAccidents and disastersTelevisionTransportationMediaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:02:30 GMTVenezuelan network Telesur expands into English, Venezuela (AP) — The Spanish-language television network started by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a vehicle for promoting in Latin America his leftist brand of political change will now reach audiences in English.JORGE RUEDAiBusinessGeneral newsTelevisionMediaGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanColombia, 24 Jul 2014 00:57:54 GMTCruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.CONNOR RADNOVICHwBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsTravelLegislatureCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesViolent crimeUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:17:49 GMTFuneral held for man who died in NY police custody YORK (AP) — An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:03:08 GMTSouth Korea's growth slows on weak consumption, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth has hit its lowest level in three quarters.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomySouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 01:31:01 GMTAP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church.The Associated PressaGeneral newsIslamChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 01:22:36 GMTHorsfield, Crocker win at US Junior Amateur WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker won their opening matches Wednesday in the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods.sSportsGolf, 24 Jul 2014 01:09:18 GMTLockdown lifted at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. (AP) — Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was "no longer credible."aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 23:32:08 GMTSlow public alert on Williston fire raises concern, N.D. (AP) — When Aaron Volesky heard what he thought was thunder and walked outside his Williston home early Tuesday morning he thought it was odd that there were no storm clouds in the air.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:56:26 GMTHall of Famer Jim Brown sues over 1964 title ring YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsSports mediaCelebrityFootballEntertainmentProfessional footballLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 24 Jul 2014 01:32:35 GMTFreeman, Santana pace Braves past Marlins (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:58:42 GMTGlitch crashes global US passport, visa operations (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsPassports and visasEmbassiesTravelLifestyleInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:44:24 GMTNunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraising2014 United States General ElectionState legislatureUnited States General ElectionCampaignsLegislatureGeneral electionsEventsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesAthensNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:16:44 GMTSenator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPost-traumatic stress disorderCampaignsArmed forcesLegislatureInternational relationsMental healthHealthElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaHelenaIraqNorth AmericaArkansasMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 00:13:27 GMTBing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie HILLS, Calif. (AP) — David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMusicCelebrityProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:53 GMTCruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.wGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashForeign policyEconomyBoycottsTransportationGeneral newsEventsGovernment policyInternational relationsBusinessPolitical and civil unrestIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:54:03 GMTConviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 00:52:53 GMT