FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 17:33:55 -0700US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter' (AP) — US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'wGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons administrationMilitary and defense, 29 Jul 2014 00:02:55 GMTJury in Ventura case to return Tuesday PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle went home for the day Monday after hours of deliberations during which they told the judge at one point they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict.STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:50:20 GMTReport says surveillance is hampering journalists YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment information leaksClassified informationHuman rights and civil libertiesFreedom of the pressGovernment and politicsNational securityJournalistsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:15:31 GMTDominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.iGeneral newsIllegal weaponsCrimeDominican RepublicSanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 22:36:33 GMTUS teen held in Israel after arrest at protest (AP) — The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.wGovernment and politicsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimePolitical and civil unrestIsraelJerusalemUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:57:17 GMTSuburban Boston tornado modest EF-2 on 0-5 scale, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsProperty damageTornadoesWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:16:13 GMTKeselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa, Iowa (AP) — Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:01:39 GMTJury acquits man in Eastern Michigan player death ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A jury on Monday acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsAthlete healthCrimeCollege footballViolent crimeLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:23:20 GMTJury chosen in former Va. gov's corruption trial, Va. (AP) — A jury has been selected for the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndictmentsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:14:32 GMTKuznetsova, Ginepri advance at Citi Open (AP) — No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory Monday over Slovenia's Polona Hercog.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:15:53 GMTFBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack.BRADY McCOMBSTIM TALLEYaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeBombingsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesSalt Lake CityNorth AmericaUtah, 28 Jul 2014 23:39:27 GMTCuomo defends handling of corruption panel, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.DAVID KLEPPERCAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsState governmentsSubpoenasExecutive branchGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:40:08 GMTAll tickets claimed for LeBron's homecoming show, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James' Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.aGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOhioClevelandAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:36:04 GMTPolice charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking (AP) — Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhiladelphiaWarrenPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:54:29 GMTCorrection: California Wildfires story, Calif. (AP) — In a story July 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters, not fixed-wing helicopters.aGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:25:54 GMTBusiness Highlights Associated PressfBusinessCorporate legal affairsHome salesHome buyingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsCorporate managementPersonnelSports transactionsSports businessSportsIndustrial products and servicesEconomyReal estateAgricultureResidential real estateLifestyleCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsProducts and servicesRussiaUnited StatesShanghaiLondonSpringdaleEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeArkansas, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:32 GMTUS Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansJudicial appointments and nominationsHuman rights and civil libertiesMarriageNational courtsCourtsConstitutionsConstitutional amendmentsGovernment and politicsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational governmentsOccasionsUnited StatesNorfolkSouth CarolinaOhioNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaVirginia, 28 Jul 2014 22:39:53 GMTJudge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesSports governanceMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessLaw and orderMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:43:16 GMTR Free Roll wins Honorable Miss at Saratoga SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — R Free Roll took an early lead on a sloppy track and went on to win the $200,000 Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths on a rainy Monday at Saratoga Race Course.aGeneral newsHorse racingSportsSaratoga SpringsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:07:13 GMTDoctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaMonroviaTexasUnited StatesAbileneWest AfricaFort WorthAfricaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:25:19 GMTBe ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyCease firesHealthGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 28 Jul 2014 22:42:23 GMTUS: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:13:04 GMTArgentina in last-ditch effort to avert default AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.ALMUDENA CALATRAVALUIS ANDRES HENAOiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:41 GMTCalifornia governor takes dig at Texas guard plan CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoCaliforniaUnited StatesTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 23:02:56 GMTDe Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says more trust is needed between police and residents after a death in police custody.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsArrestsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:04:49 GMTUN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17 NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday welcomed agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists and called on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting August 17.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsMaliAlgiersWest AfricaAfricaAlgeriaNorth Africa, 29 Jul 2014 00:16:07 GMTMan charged in teen's 9-month disappearance, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsKidnappingMissing personsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew HampshireNorth ConwayUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:39:49 GMTDarden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelFinancial servicesIndustries, 28 Jul 2014 22:10:30 GMTRays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:54:16 GMTOfficials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.MIKE STOBBEaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksTravel healthPublic healthTravelLifestyleTravel safetyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:42:43 GMTHamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.IBRAHIM BARZAKYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 21:52:19 GMTFuror engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances.DON BABWINaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCourt citationsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:09:16 GMTObama mulls large-scale move on immigration (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationHispanicsRace and ethnicityLegislatureImpeachmentsPolitical organizationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:37:49 GMTAnnoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceWeatherCoastlines and beachesFloodsOceansOceanographyGeneral newsEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentClimateAnnapolisMarylandCharlestonSan FranciscoSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Jul 2014 22:00:09 GMTKey dates in fight over Los Angeles Clippers sale is a timeline of developments in the move to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 28 Jul 2014 23:55:58 GMTWhite House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEuropeGermanyEastern EuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 22:12:30 GMTNew fears about Ebola spread after plane scare, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.KRISTA LARSONMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaNigeriaSierra LeoneGuineaTogoSenegalUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:48 GMTFBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, U.S. government offices and other locations around the world.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:06:29 GMTTornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:43:38 GMTAbuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday.JAKE PEARSONTOM HAYSaGeneral newsFugitivesViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited StatesCaliforniaNew York CitySan DiegoManhattanNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Jul 2014 23:23:01 GMTRare storm at California beach hard to see coming ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.JOHN ROGERSMATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsScienceStormsWeatherCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:05:18 GMTBrazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre', Brazil (AP) — Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBrazilIsraelGaza StripBrasiliaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 22:19:24 GMTRecovered from illness, Serena ready for return, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:59 GMT2 military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force.aGeneral newsSpace launchesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 23:49:09 GMTUS: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeSmugglingArubaVenezuelaNetherlandsCaribbeanUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:07:26 GMTMining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.fBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:31:51 GMTJudge tosses most serious charges in foiled plot, Minn. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsLaw and orderViolent crimeMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 00:06:09 GMTDrone almost blocks California firefighting planes SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersDrone aircraftAgricultureIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:57 GMT'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelTelevision programsLifestyleEntertainmentCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 22:30:32 GMTUS citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq (AP) — A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsExtraditionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesTurkeyMiddle EastOhioIraqDaytonNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 21:54:21 GMT