FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 14:42:17 -0700Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:37:50 GMTClinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:13:49 GMTCBS event marks civil rights anniversary YORK (AP) — A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesGays and lesbiansAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:35:40 GMTJamaica police arrest 41 suspected scammers, Jamaica (AP) — Police in Jamaica say they have detained more than three dozen people as suspected lottery scammers.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:13 GMTBiden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.aGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:53:20 GMTIraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsLegislatureGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsNational governmentsTehranBaghdadIraqIranMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 21:15:05 GMTUS wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceInternational tradeSnakesAnimalsWildlifeEconomyReptilesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:53:26 GMTReynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1 (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:27:34 GMTS&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:32:55 GMT2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.GODWIN ISENYOHEATHER MURDOCKiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw enforcement agenciesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 21:22:21 GMTBroncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's, Colo. (AP) — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster.sSportsProfessional footballFootballNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:33:39 GMT40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.DOROTHEE THIESINGMSTYSLAV CHERNOViBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaNetherlandsUkraineDonetskMalaysiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:03:22 GMTDetails of 6 GM recalls announced Wednesday Motors announced six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles.The Associated PressfBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationProducts and servicesCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:09 GMTPlayful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on D'ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingDopingRoad cyclingMen's cyclingMen's sportsEventsFranceSpainParisWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 20:43:40 GMTAwarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check (AP) — Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.htBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologyParentingRelationshipsGovernment grantsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEducation costsEducationSocial affairs, 23 Jul 2014 20:31:09 GMTFacebook 2Q profit more than doubles PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported profit that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:36:36 GMTUS economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier (AP) — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.The Associated PresswBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthLabor economyConsumer spendingEconomyPersonal loansPersonal spendingRecessions and depressionsPricesPersonal financeLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:12 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 politicsTechnologyComputer and data securityComputing and information technology, 23 Jul 2014 20:46:42 GMTObama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — With Congress struggling against time to address key legislation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday portrayed Republicans as members of a party that "has no agenda other than making government not work." He said that view breeds public cynicism that helps the GOP by dissuading the public to vote.pGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureCampaignsLegislationPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesSan FranciscoNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:42 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, 23 Jul 2014 21:13:14 GMTCheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit YORK (AP) — AT&T posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.PETER SVENSSONhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 20:41:12 GMTAppeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage (AP) — A Florida appeals court refused on Wednesday to overturn a judge's order that is blocking gay couples from getting married in the Florida Keys.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsLifestyleLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:15:58 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 crimeImmigrationCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHondurasCentral AmericaUnited StatesMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:48 GMTUN chief 'alarmed' at rockets put at UN Gaza site NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says he is "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and that "subsequently these have gone missing."iGeneral newsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 20:40:43 GMTMan gets 10 years to life in death of Vegas dancer VEGAS (AP) — A judge sentenced a former Cirque du Soleil performer to 10 years to life in prison on Wednesday in the killing and dismemberment of his ex-girlfriend, saying the defendant had revived the tempestuous relationship with the dancer to feed his own narcissism.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:22:43 GMTAustria: Israeli club's match disrupted by protest (AP) — A football match in Austria between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille OSC has been disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters.iGeneral newsSportsFootballProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsIsraelAustriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 21:23:02 GMTMan charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:44:59 GMTUN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths 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 groupsInternational incidentsWar casualtiesTerritorial disputesEvacuationsWar crimesAccidents and disastersHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 23 Jul 2014 21:22:00 GMTMontana senator's thesis appears to plagiarize, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:33:27 GMTRubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance' (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.lLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsConservatismGays and lesbians2016 United States Presidential ElectionMarriageImmigrationPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:35:31 GMTAtlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town (AP) — The huge Atlanta Cyclorama painting is moving across town to a new home in the city's Buckhead area.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:35:23 GMTSarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.aGeneral newsAlaskaWasillaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:30:30 GMTSoybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010 futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year.The Associated PressfBusinessWeatherCommodity marketsFinancial marketsGeneral news, 23 Jul 2014 20:22:12 GMTFair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessInternational tradeSmall business financingCareersRecessions and depressionsEconomyAgricultureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesUnited StatesNew York CityRosenbergBrooklynNorth AmericaNew YorkTexas, 23 Jul 2014 21:22:24 GMTStudy: 10M have gained coverage through health law (AP) — A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country.Associated PresswHealthGovernment and politicsMedical researchIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 23 Jul 2014 21:15:52 GMTDelta and Apple are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessInformation technologyIndustriesIndustrial products and services, 23 Jul 2014 20:38:41 GMTClippers CEO: Sterling staying would be 'disaster' ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesLegal proceedingsMen's sportsMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:28:17 GMTFDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination.wBusinessGeneral newsMedicationProducts and servicesCorporate newsPublic healthHealthHealth care industryIndustriesDiagnosis and treatmentTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:56:00 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 23 Jul 2014 21:13:56 GMTWeir, DeLaet look to end 60-year Canadian drought (AP) — Mike Weir was well aware that it has been 60 years since a Canadian won the Canadian Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfCanadaMontrealEnglandNorth AmericaQuebecUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 21:27:23 GMTGM issues 6 more safety recalls (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:32:27 GMTLong wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end, Va. (AP) — After decades of planning and years of construction, the Metro Silver Line opens to passengers Saturday.aGeneral newsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:49:43 GMTBoehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby (AP) — In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations on Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition.wHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulations, 23 Jul 2014 21:14:55 GMTAudit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets (AP) — Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.wBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 23 Jul 2014 21:31:48 GMTSpokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash (AP) — An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 20:34:41 GMTHouse, Senate advance competing border proposals (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving a solution a remote possibility with Congress' annual August recess looming.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationArmed forcesMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 21:02:15 GMTDeath sentence given in AP photographer's killing, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.iGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 20:58:44 GMTUS: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine (AP) — The White House says the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine is part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft.wGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 21:19:13 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, 23 Jul 2014 20:48:17 GMTUN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesTerritorial disputesWar crimesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 21:17:10 GMT