FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2015 00:20:30 -07:00Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370, 31 Jul 2015 04:10:56 GMTSAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. Taliban release statement praising new leader, 31 Jul 2015 06:03:53 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban are praising their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar. Olympic Torch fetches $24,000 at auction, 31 Jul 2015 04:24:10 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday. wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant, 31 Jul 2015 06:24:33 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. and Bush to offer views on saving America's cities, 31 Jul 2015 07:06:29 GMTFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are being asked by one of the nation's largest African-American civil rights organizations to offer a vision for saving America's cities. blazes thrust Northern California into fire season, 31 Jul 2015 06:53:22 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. remain after Boston's Olympics bid ends, 31 Jul 2015 06:38:40 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget. Cancer turned out to be the biggest fight for Jacobs, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:46 GMTHis doctor first diagnosed it as a pinched nerve. Daniel Jacobs thought the pain running down his leg might be sciatica. central bank reports hefty 2nd-quarter loss, 31 Jul 2015 06:41:29 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's central bank is reporting a hefty loss for the second consecutive quarter after its decision to drop a cap on the franc's value against the euro sent the national currency soaring higher. A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling, 31 Jul 2015 06:20:02 GMTA blockade in Portland, Oregon, that included environmental protesters dangling from a bridge unsuccessfully attempted to keep a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo, 31 Jul 2015 07:15:04 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected Friday to urge Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba. girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots, 31 Jul 2015 06:08:57 GMTCHIRAN, Japan (AP) — As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms. rebound, other Asian markets mostly up after US data, 31 Jul 2015 06:54:55 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China's stock market rebounded while other Asian stocks also mostly gained Friday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. baseball's 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins, 31 Jul 2015 06:36:51 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball's top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game's leaders in batting average and stolen bases. Adeiny Hechavarria has become an All-Star shortstop. Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city, 31 Jul 2015 07:15:42 GMTNETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe conversations are mostly in French. heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions, 31 Jul 2015 07:10:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business. chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate, 31 Jul 2015 05:41:54 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III announced Friday that he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year. goes the distance in Indians' 3-1 victory, 31 Jul 2015 04:42:42 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night. drives in 3, leads Twins to 9-5 win over Mariners, 31 Jul 2015 04:17:58 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario ripped a line drive toward left field that seemed destined to fall in, which would have made him the first Minnesota Twins player to hit for the cycle since 2009. takes 290M euro charge for military transport crash, 31 Jul 2015 06:52:25 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Plane maker Airbus Group SE said Friday its net profit rose 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.52 billion euros ($1.68 billion.) in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched, 31 Jul 2015 06:46:17 GMTDUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three people, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The Israeli prime minister called the incident a "terror attack." ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest, 31 Jul 2015 05:54:52 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation. chief says 'Game of Throne' could wrap after 8 seasons, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:57 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: PM: Almaty 'is not a risky choice' for 2022 Olympics, 31 Jul 2015 04:19:20 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing. in the News, 31 Jul 2015 07:02:06 GMT"I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet." — Johnny Begue, an environmental worker on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, who claimed he stumbled upon the wing part that may be linked to the missing Boeing 777. Palestinian child killed in West Bank attack, 31 Jul 2015 05:07:14 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in the West Bank, killing a child and critically injuring four people. recalls horrific shooting, unaware parents are dead, 31 Jul 2015 06:50:08 GMTHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bullets whizzed past a woman's head as she fled from an 18-year-old gunman who had posed as a stranded motorist to convince her family to help him on the roadside of a Montana Indian reservation, the woman recounted to relatives. returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in NY, 31 Jul 2015 07:05:42 GMTLAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago. zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought, 31 Jul 2015 07:01:55 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Simon joins U2 onstage at NYC's Madison Square Garden, 31 Jul 2015 06:04:16 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The special guests at U2's concert Thursday night included Paul Simon, Lou Reed's widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year. far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs, 31 Jul 2015 07:17:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into the 2016 race for president, Democrats are barely in the conversation when it comes to the groups known as super PACs.' trade to Rangers being finalized, expected Friday, 31 Jul 2015 05:54:43 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels' locker was still intact in Philadelphia's clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison's in Texas' locker room.'s game-ending hit gives Texas 7-6 win over Yankees, 31 Jul 2015 04:20:26 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday night. 2 policemen, 2 PKK militants killed in clash, 31 Jul 2015 06:37:04 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked a police station in southern Turkey, killing two policemen amid renewed violence between the security forces and the Kurdish insurgents. Two rebels were also killed in a gunfight that ensued. top Chinese general suspected of corruption, 31 Jul 2015 05:13:07 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward. OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Toronto, 31 Jul 2015 06:11:18 GMTA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry, 31 Jul 2015 07:18:30 GMTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Dozens of students stormed Taiwan's Education Ministry on Friday demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island. chief says 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 8 seasons, 31 Jul 2015 05:26:49 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push, 31 Jul 2015 06:49:23 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they're going for it — making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time. leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo, 31 Jul 2015 05:45:44 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage, 31 Jul 2015 06:43:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast remained open to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers Friday as the Coast Guard worked to determine whether an oil slick that materialized just offshore this week was simply the result of natural ocean-floor seepage. a sideshow, now old, former preemies praise bold doctor, 31 Jul 2015 05:41:29 GMTLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old., Beijing make final pitches for 2022 Winter Olympics, 31 Jul 2015 06:30:33 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing. send RH Mike Leake to Giants for 2 prospects, 31 Jul 2015 05:14:14 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects on Thursday night, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run. get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff run, 31 Jul 2015 05:52:29 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls, 31 Jul 2015 06:59:17 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda is seeing a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall. military: child killed in West Bank attack, 31 Jul 2015 05:09:04 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian West Bank homes, killing a child and critically wounding four others. contemplates his, fellow Olympian Jenner's journeys, 31 Jul 2015 04:43:47 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years. seated beside overweight passenger sues Etihad, 31 Jul 2015 06:44:09 GMTBRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Etihad Airways said Friday that it will continue to fight a lawsuit by a passenger who says he was left with back pain because he was seated beside an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates to Sydney. judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases, 31 Jul 2015 06:17:24 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.