FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2015 01:14:05 -07:00APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red ink, 30 Jul 2015 07:24:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs, 30 Jul 2015 07:22:45 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory. oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss, 30 Jul 2015 07:41:17 GMTMILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices. buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack, 30 Jul 2015 06:31:33 GMTMULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say one of the country's most feared Islamic militant leaders has been buried amid tight security. robot can pick up after people, help the sick, 30 Jul 2015 06:56:31 GMTYOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge, 30 Jul 2015 06:54:45 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials. rebels attack tea house in Turkey, killing 2 people, 30 Jul 2015 07:10:02 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have opened fire at a tea house in southeast Turkey, killing a police officer and a civilian, an attack that comes amid renewed violence between the government and the autonomy-seeking insurgents. S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsung, 30 Jul 2015 06:14:04 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales. favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics, 30 Jul 2015 07:45:36 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth, 30 Jul 2015 07:05:43 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring, 30 Jul 2015 07:01:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year. to end Hawaii molasses operation, pay $15.4 million, 30 Jul 2015 06:32:43 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The biggest shipping company serving Hawaii will end its molasses operation in the state and pay millions of dollars as compensation for spilling 1,400 tons of the sugary substance in Honolulu Harbor. poised to approve 3-month extension to highway bill, 30 Jul 2015 07:23:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care, leaving a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall. to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy, 30 Jul 2015 07:12:31 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry. North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an option, 30 Jul 2015 06:28:16 GMTPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them. Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hanged, 30 Jul 2015 06:32:24 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday on his birthday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea. official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370, 30 Jul 2015 07:56:31 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries. dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record, 30 Jul 2015 07:24:11 GMTCLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. But in a state where evangelicals wield political influence, he didn't mention religion until 25 minutes into his address, and only then when asked about it. Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits, 30 Jul 2015 07:13:38 GMTLONDON (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says second-quarter net income rose 27 percent to 293 million pounds ($458 million) as the British government prepares to sell its stake. passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners, 30 Jul 2015 06:51:00 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli parliament has passed a law that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike. say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talks, 30 Jul 2015 06:21:47 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan — a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations. reports higher profit in 2nd quarter, 30 Jul 2015 06:43:43 GMTPARIS (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi has reported a sharp rise in profits in the second quarter as higher sales from its Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech unit Genzyme helped offset by cuts in the price of the company's diabetes treatment Lantus in the U.S. President Kalam buried in southern India, 30 Jul 2015 07:45:06 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program. Q2 profit at $383 million on strong networks growth, 30 Jul 2015 06:41:08 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter net profit was €347 million euros ($383 million), with growth particularly strong in its core networks division. stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged, 30 Jul 2015 06:10:46 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained Thursday following this week's turbulence and other Asian markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low. in the News, 30 Jul 2015 07:02:14 GMT"What you have there is basically raw sewage. It's all the water from the toilets and the showers and whatever people put down their sinks, all mixed up, and it's going out into the beach waters." — Marine biologist John Griffith, who examined AP's water quality tests in Rio de Janeiro, where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic water sports.'s Watson computing technology learns Japanese, 30 Jul 2015 07:48:57 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370, 30 Jul 2015 06:19:03 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone. net profit flat after restructuring charges, 30 Jul 2015 06:22:49 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Siemens AG says net profit fell slightly in the most recent quarter as better earnings from sales of medical equipment were offset by slower business at its power and gas division. UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story, 30 Jul 2015 06:44:06 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show. drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border, 30 Jul 2015 07:05:57 GMTFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush. film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel, 30 Jul 2015 06:46:25 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip and forced yet again to confront the dichotomy of his life — a gay Arab Israeli citizen considered an outcast by the Palestinian society for his sexuality and viewed with unease by some Israelis for his brand of nationality. charged in death of 8-year-old to appear in court, 30 Jul 2015 06:07:05 GMTSANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists' complex in a California beach town is scheduled to appear in court. pardons almost 7,000 prisoners, 30 Jul 2015 07:57:23 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life terms in prison for illegal logging less than two weeks ago were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released. 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up, 30 Jul 2015 07:35:01 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid. theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer, 30 Jul 2015 06:55:10 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye. firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings, 30 Jul 2015 08:02:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales. checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy, 30 Jul 2015 06:35:30 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience, 30 Jul 2015 07:34:15 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere. rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oakland, 30 Jul 2015 06:29:12 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — After Yasiel Puig's mother threw out the first pitch and 40,000 fans got his bobblehead doll, the slugger had his biggest game at the plate in quite a while. look at trainer Bob Baffert's record 7 wins in Haskell, 30 Jul 2015 06:25:19 GMTShort stay. Large payday. puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auction, 30 Jul 2015 07:21:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen. OFF: Tulo likely to stay as leadoff for Blue Jays, 30 Jul 2015 06:14:01 GMTA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom, 30 Jul 2015 08:04:06 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox. beaches remain open as source of oil slick sought, 30 Jul 2015 06:44:55 GMTGOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick that floated up 1,000 yards from the sand. reports drop in Q2 profit to $3.9 billion, 30 Jul 2015 06:52:47 GMTLONDON (AP) — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says second-quarter net income fell 25 percent to $3.9 billion as the prolonged impact of lower crude prices continues to hurt the bottom line. quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensors, 30 Jul 2015 07:19:00 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere. who need to finally show their worth in 2015, 30 Jul 2015 06:54:16 GMTAlshon Jeffery proved himself last year as a prime target in Chicago. Everson Griffen showed his stuff as a sackmaster in Minnesota.'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes, 30 Jul 2015 08:05:20 GMTSAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners." to release June water-savings report amid drought, 30 Jul 2015 07:18:50 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators were expected Thursday to announce how much water cities conserved in June — the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.