FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:17:58 -0700It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b933f420897847919baa9b99889fd4a0LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b933f420897847919baa9b99889fd4a0Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:30:41 GMTShave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de5a5ebfec248ae93e2ea7edb967598WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.JENNIFER McDERMOTTaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWesterlyConnecticutRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de5a5ebfec248ae93e2ea7edb967598Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:43:14 GMTGaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledgeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfb60de8e6d14b62bb53031851775bedGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.IBRAHIM BARZAKTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesEvacuationsCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripUnited StatesGazaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfb60de8e6d14b62bb53031851775bedMon, 28 Jul 2014 04:24:56 GMTPolice in eastern China remove church's crosshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f13f6a87f5e4f15b80890f10fdf221bBEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f13f6a87f5e4f15b80890f10fdf221bMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:21:55 GMTFlames from California wildfire claim 13 homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9ab510bc6534369a04c8750c60c4e5dPLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9ab510bc6534369a04c8750c60c4e5dMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:46:05 GMTJury deliberations to continue in Ventura casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9bdbcdce8ed4b0187ac4f74fb60094aST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a weekend break, jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are entering their fifth day of deliberations.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9bdbcdce8ed4b0187ac4f74fb60094aMon, 28 Jul 2014 05:45:56 GMTGirls killed, hurt in attack in Thailand's southhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a4b5b77bbce4fbdb2c83140ac49692eHAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack near an army base in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said Monday.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a4b5b77bbce4fbdb2c83140ac49692eMon, 28 Jul 2014 03:51:29 GMTUS exports help Germany increase coal, pollutionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f24438099bf64d3296de53e870c62780LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERDINA CAPPIELLOiBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesClimateEnvironmental concernsEconomyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCorporate newsGermanyBerlinUnited StatesEuropeWestern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f24438099bf64d3296de53e870c62780Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:25:31 GMTFilipino extremists kill at least 18 villagershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f58ce549f3407189c5ac89eb5a92d4MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 18 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, military officials said.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f58ce549f3407189c5ac89eb5a92d4Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:36:52 GMTUN Security Council calls for 'immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire' in Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4792ad30f1d74974ab0f456382bb17b6UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN Security Council calls for 'immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire' in Gaza.iGeneral newsCease firesWar and unresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4792ad30f1d74974ab0f456382bb17b6Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:08:30 GMTUS companies increasingly fish for growth overseashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ba061762f524f7380f93549cc18b492SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryProducts and servicesUnited StatesChinaIndiaEuropeEast AsiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaGreater ChinaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ba061762f524f7380f93549cc18b492Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:02:17 GMTCalifornia governor to meet with Mexican presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9803004332d47e8a80f9bdaf09c5ea9SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.JUDY LINaGeneral newsInternational tradeState governmentsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsImmigrationInternational relationsEconomyBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCaliforniaSacramentoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9803004332d47e8a80f9bdaf09c5ea9Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:32:42 GMTTrial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6850c072c9e145198a3977147deb0d5fOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.TIM TALLEYBRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsBombingsMunicipal governmentsNational courtsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOpen governmentPolitical issuesOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6850c072c9e145198a3977147deb0d5fMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:39:10 GMTFilipino extremists kill at least 16 villagershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de1e265c139d4661a2da2ec442cf950fMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 17 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, military officials said.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de1e265c139d4661a2da2ec442cf950fMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:33:35 GMTHK pro-democracy news site folds over pressurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50096b53ac6245c883963ba54d784a86HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure.iBusinessGeneral newsOnline news mediaDemocracyOnline mediaMediaNews mediaGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50096b53ac6245c883963ba54d784a86Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:50:05 GMTSarah Palin launches online subscription channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e60c131bc71478dafb39d949dd9629eNEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e60c131bc71478dafb39d949dd9629eMon, 28 Jul 2014 04:35:46 GMTAfter 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0107e12e46444fbb0b652ee92ce8216WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealth care reformMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0107e12e46444fbb0b652ee92ce8216Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:52:56 GMTOfficial: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73827897c407403d815cf5b7c6959e67NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.aGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73827897c407403d815cf5b7c6959e67Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:17:00 GMTVirus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57b55580cfce43a48144e44ee731ffc7CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.LINDSEY TANNERaBusinessHealthAccess to health careMedicationChild and teen healthRespiratory syncytial virusHealth issuesPregnancy and childbirthSexual and reproductive healthWomen's healthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57b55580cfce43a48144e44ee731ffc7Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:39:23 GMTFist bumps less germy than handshakes, study sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c54c975111fb4cb38058b931a52bd3c9NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.MIKE STOBBEaHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c54c975111fb4cb38058b931a52bd3c9Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:03:13 GMTMemorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6147f673c5c431faea6700ac8aa9039PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.FILI SAGAPOLUTELEiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAmerican SamoaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6147f673c5c431faea6700ac8aa9039Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:27:01 GMTSri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9156b89cbb924040981ef366123796b5CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials, a government minister said Monday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsAustraliaIndiaSri LankaOceaniaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9156b89cbb924040981ef366123796b5Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:02:55 GMTMan dies after lightning strike affects 14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42080e67d9be4a73bf5a66b2377dc906LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsStormsWeatherAccidents and disastersCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42080e67d9be4a73bf5a66b2377dc906Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:47:07 GMTNot in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d715f219ced4f9094a969706dc93e88NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Record coal exports in recent years are helping the U.S. appear to be making more progress on global warming than it is. But they may not be helping the planet.DINA CAPPIELLOaBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnvironmental concernsEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateUnited StatesNewport NewsNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d715f219ced4f9094a969706dc93e88Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:08:58 GMTRelative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c06ab718cdc34894bca8327cf945d3f7JERUSALEM (AP) — A relative lull descended on the war-torn Gaza Strip at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, as international efforts intensified to end the three-week war between Israel and Hamas and the U.N. called for an "immediate" cease-fire.PETER ENAVKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestIslamCease firesReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c06ab718cdc34894bca8327cf945d3f7Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:33:38 GMTToppled crosses in China spur defiancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a945fb75aa7b44b9a3696845b2ca7b53WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesBuilding codesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment regulationsChinaShanghaiBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a945fb75aa7b44b9a3696845b2ca7b53Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:19:27 GMTList of proposed new VA medical facilitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c2278f561524c08bea380fa14b3b22cProposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsVeteransHealthHealth care reformMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyTexasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c2278f561524c08bea380fa14b3b22cMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:54:49 GMTLost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a73f18415bcc43fab30874111e211907NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.BEN WALKERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a73f18415bcc43fab30874111e211907Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:39:06 GMTChina profits boost Asian stock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eb9293b39b245eca3ddcf2a3a3821d7BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsChinaJapanEast AsiaRussiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eb9293b39b245eca3ddcf2a3a3821d7Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:16:55 GMTFirst-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2816ae08df140c59877fe3e40684297SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2816ae08df140c59877fe3e40684297Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:26:54 GMTReporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8dc8d586d2a49439e462d9db70ab5a0Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007.STEVEN R. HURSTaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSoviet UnionMoscowUkraineMalaysiaUnited StatesRussiaEast AsiaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8dc8d586d2a49439e462d9db70ab5a0Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:44:03 GMTKevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Conhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba9e0d6667641c0b69e0655ca680a6eSAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.ALICIA RANCILIOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba9e0d6667641c0b69e0655ca680a6eMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:57:12 GMTRelief roles a matter of routinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a7b1cff297143b6a54e05246985beecWhen Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games. Only 33 of those appearances were save opportunities.NOAH TRISTERsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a7b1cff297143b6a54e05246985beecMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:28:10 GMTChina announces war games starting Tuesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85f0028d3eaf431d907d0acf85597d54BEIJING (AP) — China has set up alternative flight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along its southeastern coast that start Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said.iBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85f0028d3eaf431d907d0acf85597d54Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:43:49 GMTShould the condemned suffer? Victim families tornhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/290d888388144adc9d2b981491a93cb7Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death.ALLEN G. BREEDaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTaylorOhioTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/290d888388144adc9d2b981491a93cb7Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:59:37 GMTMan dies after lightning hits California beachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb7bf40452a4f84b58fffbcc0d1f1d5LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.aGeneral newsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb7bf40452a4f84b58fffbcc0d1f1d5Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:41:26 GMTOfficial: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a034fa6af3a44968b00df6aeaa4e11cNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.aGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTennesseeKnoxvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a034fa6af3a44968b00df6aeaa4e11cMon, 28 Jul 2014 03:37:01 GMTMan dies after lightning strikes 14 in Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf50aa0d9b3941f9a96798ff00abe627LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsStormsWeatherAccidents and disastersCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf50aa0d9b3941f9a96798ff00abe627Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:52:06 GMTRosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19b483f060144ecb883d3b81cd632664MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNewspapersSocialismNew age movementNational electionsElectionsWar and unrestNews mediaMediaLifestyleNicaraguaManaguaVenezuelaPanama CanalLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaSouth AmericaPanamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19b483f060144ecb883d3b81cd632664Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:01:22 GMTPolice investigate deaths of family of 5 in Mainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c114d339a6b4eb6bbd7ec36de28f17eSACO, Maine (AP) — Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c114d339a6b4eb6bbd7ec36de28f17eMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:00:48 GMTAnalysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8155219a0ba48a8b3f8d25205556c1bWASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical corruptionUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegal proceedingsImpeachmentsHouse electionsPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical issuesNational electionsEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8155219a0ba48a8b3f8d25205556c1bMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:21:22 GMTDeath toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9e182e58974b999d418485e9d2845fKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9e182e58974b999d418485e9d2845fMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:35:14 GMTUN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23b9bfcba1c141e9a2ea665eff95123dUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar and unrestCease firesIslamInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23b9bfcba1c141e9a2ea665eff95123dMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:28:47 GMTPhilippine military says at least 16 villagers killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in road ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/033cabc1f6bf4e55a65ba741641b6a52MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military says at least 16 villagers killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in road ambush.iGeneral newsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/033cabc1f6bf4e55a65ba741641b6a52Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:53:56 GMTNorthern California wildfire destroys 13 homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/473c022b59664e04a708b2b9e019f512PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home grew significantly overnight.aGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/473c022b59664e04a708b2b9e019f512Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:09:21 GMTTanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/559bc202f35c4ca091ec60553aeab303CAIRO (AP) — The Libyan government is appealing for "international help" after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.iGeneral newsFiresMilitant groupsAccidents and disastersWar and unrestEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLibyaEgyptMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/559bc202f35c4ca091ec60553aeab303Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:53:07 GMTChinese portal Sohu reports $45 million losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/779d976230ed4e4890c457901a20179dBEIJING (AP) — Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, said Monday it lost $45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to $400 million.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/779d976230ed4e4890c457901a20179dMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:26:24 GMTFormer Va. governor's corruption trial beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50e4afbae5574b70a6f37e637647a853RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50e4afbae5574b70a6f37e637647a853Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:03:38 GMT5 things to know about coal trade, global warminghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d23f58adbac84958a8ace71db951f6abAs the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:DINA CAPPIELLOaBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryClimateUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d23f58adbac84958a8ace71db951f6abMon, 28 Jul 2014 04:07:31 GMTAruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b17306b8dac643a18f2353ec7882ed42BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.JOSHUA GOODMANDAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational agreementsInternational relationsSmugglingArrestsDiplomacyPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeMilitary intelligenceLaw and orderPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseArubaBogotaVenezuelaNetherlandsCaracasColombiaCaribbeanUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b17306b8dac643a18f2353ec7882ed42Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:27:33 GMT