FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Aug 2014 06:53:07 -0700Fiat shareholders vote in favor of Chrysler merger, Italy (AP) — Fiat shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 13:06:49 GMTWHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.BOUBACAR DIALLOKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaConakryAfricaSierra Leone, 01 Aug 2014 13:48:52 GMTIraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.SAMEER N.YACOUBVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesBombingsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 12:35:10 GMTUgandan court invalidates anti-gay law, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsConstitutionsLegislationGovernment and politicsCrimePolitical activismNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLegislaturePolitical issuesUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 12:17:08 GMTSolid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct. (AP) — Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.wBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPersonnel, 01 Aug 2014 12:31:55 GMTOtter attacks swimmers in Washington river, Wash. (AP) — A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias (muh-CHEYE'-us).aGeneral newsOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:56:13 GMTUS: Abduction of Israeli would be 'outrageous' (AP) — The White House says the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be an "absolutely outrageous" action by Hamas.wGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:53:34 GMTUS consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomyLeading economic indicatorsManufacturing sector performancePricesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:20:06 GMTIn brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly injured white duck.KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 01 Aug 2014 13:46:12 GMTLawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:53:23 GMTHarley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem (AP) — Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 01 Aug 2014 13:09:51 GMTRussia takes in Crimean clubs, Ukraine upset (AP) — Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.JAMES ELLINGWORTHsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSportsMen's sportsSoccerCrimeaSevastopolRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 13:08:36 GMT2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.aGeneral newsScienceHealthGrand RapidsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:58:57 GMTHouse GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam (AP) — House Republicans are considering a new border security bill that would add more money for the National Guard as leaders frantically try to win over reluctant conservatives.DONNA CASSATAERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesArmed forcesMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsBorder securityLegislationConservatismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelAlabamaCentral AmericaMiddle EastLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Aug 2014 13:37:51 GMTScientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally YORK (AP) — Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyOwnership changesCorporate news, 01 Aug 2014 12:49:48 GMTPGA Championship at a glance, Ky. (AP) — Facts and figures for the PGA Championship:sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfRyder CupGolfMen's sportsEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:35:56 GMTPoland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising, Poland (AP) — Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 12:52:46 GMT6 dead following earthquake in Algeria, Algeria (AP) — Algerian officials say six people are dead and 420 injured following an earthquake that shook Algiers Friday morning.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 13:44:19 GMTFord's US sales up 10 percent in July (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales jumped 10 percent in July on strong demand for its SUVs.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 01 Aug 2014 13:17:46 GMT35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestSearch and rescue effortsWar casualtiesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 01 Aug 2014 12:59:54 GMTPGA Championship hole by hole, Ky. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Valhalla Golf Club, site of the 96th PGA Championship on Aug. 7-10:sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfEventsMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:32:56 GMTCalifornia killer faces additional death sentences ANGELES (AP) — A former pizza delivery man on death row as one of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history faces additional death sentences.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:22:45 GMTPGA Championship Trivia Quiz well do you know the PGA Championship? Try this quiz.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfEventsMen's sports, 01 Aug 2014 13:37:51 GMTGlobal trade deal goes back to drawing board (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsBaliIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 12:28:39 GMTStocks down but US jobs report provides support KONG (AP) — World stock markets sank on Friday, but the losses were tempered by a report showing the U.S. economy continues to create jobs at a steady pace. After big losses in the U.S. the day before, indexes in Europe were down sharply, though Wall Street was expected to stabilize.KELVIN CHANCARLO PIOVANOiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsChinaHong KongEast AsiaLondonUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:15:18 GMTCantor to resign from House seat in August, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.aGovernment and politicsLegislatureSpecial electionsExecutive branchElectionsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:14:50 GMTState on Friday considers new look for edible pot (AP) — Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.KRISTEN WYATTaFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:53:15 GMTUS consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent (AP) — US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent.wBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomy, 01 Aug 2014 12:33:15 GMTPakistani squash great Hashim Khan in poor health, Colo. (AP) — Hashim Khan's family really has no idea the exact age of their father since he never had a birth certificate.PAT GRAHAMsSquashBritish Open GolfSportsEventsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfAuroraPakistanDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 12:41:37 GMT12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267.GLADYS TSAIRALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsExplosionsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersAccidentsSearch and rescue effortsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 13:42:48 GMTSlovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa was granted a brief prison furlough on Friday to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSloveniaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 13:17:50 GMTGM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and services, 01 Aug 2014 13:38:07 GMTSaudi King: Gaza war is "crime against humanity", Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah says the Gaza war is a "collective massacre" that has spared no Palestinian living there and describes it as a "crime against humanity."iGeneral newsMassacresWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 01 Aug 2014 12:40:46 GMTW. African leaders, WHO meet to address Ebola, Guinea (AP) — Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 13:00:37 GMTColorado to begin offering licenses for immigrants (AP) — Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyDriving laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsGovernment regulationsLegislatureColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 12:50:28 GMTCould Helen Mirren forget how to act? She worries ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren lowers her voice to a whisper and her eyes take on a devious twinkle as she makes a confession: When she has a really good time making a movie, as she did on "The Hundred-Foot Journey," she fears: "Oh my God, is it going to suck?"SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 01 Aug 2014 13:13:42 GMTThiem, Monaco reach semifinals in Kitzbuehel, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem of Austria beat defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first career semifinal at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAustriaMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 12:16:27 GMTPGA Championship capsules capsule look at 10 top contenders for the 96th PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfBritish Open GolfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:43:07 GMTExhibit on Downton Abbey costumes a big draw, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Winterthur Museum is drawing big crowds with its 'Costumes of Downton Abbey' exhibit.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:15:41 GMTHolder cautions against use of data in sentencing (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about fairness in sentencing.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral news, 01 Aug 2014 13:19:59 GMTUS employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct. (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentLabor economyEconomyPersonnelPricesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:39:54 GMTBlast flattens police building eastern Libyan city, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the city.OMAR ALMOSMARIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:43 GMTTropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha swirled toward the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPuerto RicoCaribbeanBarbadosLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Aug 2014 12:20:07 GMTFriday's Time Schedule at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.The Associated PresssProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsKansas CityPhiladelphiaNew York CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew York, 01 Aug 2014 12:17:33 GMTWilliams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.RICK EYMERsTennisWomen's tennisSportsWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:25:28 GMTAP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs.The Associated PressaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 13:31:09 GMTUkraine: Search base set up at jet crash site, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 12:57:23 GMT5 suspected rebels killed in clash in Indonesia, Indonesia (AP) — Five suspected rebels were killed Friday in a clash with Indonesian soldiers in restive Papua province, the military said.iGeneral newsIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 12:55:14 GMTEbola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia, Somalia (AP) — A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has canceled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSomaliaSierra LeoneEast AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Aug 2014 12:26:19 GMTArgument over fire pit leads to stabbing by sword, Mont. (AP) — A man who apparently was upset about his neighbor's fire pit has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing the neighbor in the arm with a novelty sword.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBillingsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 13:17:51 GMT