FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:10:24 -07:00Afghan Taliban: 'family' of Mullah Omar confirm his deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba72063372784eb38794d10064996934Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:09:04 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba72063372784eb38794d10064996934US cuts estimates for economic growth over past 3 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b9b43fe2a554247b8be270651bb85a7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:32:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the past three years than the government had previously estimated, held back by more frugal consumers and steeper spending cuts by state and local governments.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b9b43fe2a554247b8be270651bb85a7US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2, helped by strong consumer spendinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82c99a3844474444bc3e3ad0562ad1d5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:31:04 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2, helped by strong consumer spending.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82c99a3844474444bc3e3ad0562ad1d5Confederate flags placed at MLK center, Ebenezer churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ec096d1690a49b1996b923a6893b467Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:56:46 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ec096d1690a49b1996b923a6893b467Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a792188c58b4894b3737b573e8a36f3Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a792188c58b4894b3737b573e8a36f3Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90ec28c11d444bec99d5f688f4e87d33Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:30:32 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure on the region's fragile ecosystems.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90ec28c11d444bec99d5f688f4e87d33The Latest: NAACP calls policeman's indictment 'encouraging'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3817e78c238f4ab4a76b7a1d3c267443Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:18 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3817e78c238f4ab4a76b7a1d3c267443Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47cb7f9ecca349e88393fff716ea23a2Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:48:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47cb7f9ecca349e88393fff716ea23a2P&G's sales dip again on softer volume, exchange rateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15ad765f44784381ac099fd822eb1107Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:58:22 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble's sales fell for the sixth straight quarter as the world's bigger consumer goods company was weighed down by softer sales volume and unfavorable currency exchange rates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15ad765f44784381ac099fd822eb1107Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3841e6340ecf42e091de7dbb02734469Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:39 GMTPARIS (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3841e6340ecf42e091de7dbb02734469Boy, 4, hit by gunfire, killed while playing in front yardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db499ff20a1c4c4ba3a1fd58f0f9b631Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:49:31 GMTHIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family's front yard was hit by gunfire and killed in San Bernardino County in California.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db499ff20a1c4c4ba3a1fd58f0f9b631Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dea81f1cf974d95b08ca80fe6bb64b1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:46:42 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dea81f1cf974d95b08ca80fe6bb64b1AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba0498b1bb44b45877fc7e80edc83bdThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:24:31 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba0498b1bb44b45877fc7e80edc83bdIraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16e1b9e05c94976b6094bca7dde65fdThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:34:29 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — It's a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad's al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it felt like an eternity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16e1b9e05c94976b6094bca7dde65fdThe Latest: Coast Guard search for teens to continuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/923b51cc194043a0a197c252ad8539f9Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:46:50 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/923b51cc194043a0a197c252ad8539f9Slain senator's widow sets up foundation to honor his causeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e5c79bba72e4f4382d6e962863bf4ffThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:27:05 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Family and friends of a South Carolina state senator slain at the Charleston church he pastored have set up a foundation in his honor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e5c79bba72e4f4382d6e962863bf4ffUS home rental prices rise again in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d0954fe5b8b4a7f91b820140690f24dThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:54:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d0954fe5b8b4a7f91b820140690f24dRoyal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7bbbb4f3c9c401097b41bca37bac8c5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:46:06 GMTLONDON (AP) — Second-quarter profit at taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland rose 27 percent, it announced Thursday, but warned the cost of past scandals may continue to weigh on earnings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7bbbb4f3c9c401097b41bca37bac8c5For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experiencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d31f2512a3df403680f0e8abc18c3856Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:27:03 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d31f2512a3df403680f0e8abc18c3856US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4886a0b97fa244788a9a529396cbc919Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:36:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4886a0b97fa244788a9a529396cbc919Applications for US unemployment benefits rose last week to still-low level of 267,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebf5e849cc254aa7ba58156c58698919Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:31:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rose last week to still-low level of 267,000.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebf5e849cc254aa7ba58156c58698919Jon Stewart signing off 'Daily Show' fake newscast for realhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2dd50159d49474aa020bcddce149ce4Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:41:51 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his Peabody Award, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2dd50159d49474aa020bcddce149ce4Taliban confirm leader's death, choose Mullah Omar successorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2dadb082d84c608d22d6676f5c9002Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:45:23 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — High-ranking officials from the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Thursday the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and said the group's top council has elected his successor, a senior figure who served as the reclusive mullah's deputy for the past three years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2dadb082d84c608d22d6676f5c9002Germany: homeless woman leaves cash stash, heir soughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ddf5e51cb5342ac884023c2ca1f0d8dThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:41 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they found tens of thousands of euros in cash in the possessions of an 83-year-old woman who lived at a homeless shelter and died last week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ddf5e51cb5342ac884023c2ca1f0d8dLower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to Q2 losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d899c22327ea443e985e694a6357118fThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:16:03 GMTMILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni on Thursday reported second-quarter losses of 113 million euros ($124 million) amid a sharp decline in oil prices, but raised its forecasts on production this year as new fields come on line.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d899c22327ea443e985e694a6357118fPatriots open camp, try to ignore 'Deflategate' noisehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ead721e001ac4f57944ae3b3090a39e7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:31:30 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is stonewalling questions about deflated footballs for the second straight day.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ead721e001ac4f57944ae3b3090a39e7California crews hold ground against blaze that jumped linehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18587a75f5484159a6e844809943dfa9Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:41 GMTNAPA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18587a75f5484159a6e844809943dfa9Coast Guard: Search for missing teenage boys in the Atlantic will continue into Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac15108aef1e417c9eb2111d13f0da65Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:44:39 GMTTEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard: Search for missing teenage boys in the Atlantic will continue into Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac15108aef1e417c9eb2111d13f0da65Kanye, Sam Smith, the Who set for iHeartRadio Music Festivalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f78b8c25394aba95a231c6a172bb62Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:27:12 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West, Sam Smith, Janet Jackson and the Who are some of the A-listers set for the iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f78b8c25394aba95a231c6a172bb62Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c601db87bc8475eace2571a456fdeeeThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:45:08 GMTYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria's president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c601db87bc8475eace2571a456fdeeeAP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cedaffb9f67042bcb0c00b6fd0a751f6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:35:02 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cedaffb9f67042bcb0c00b6fd0a751f6Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c83a5f88c00548b699c384ecc24e972eThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:26:54 GMTLONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c83a5f88c00548b699c384ecc24e972eLoose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d35f656950b7408c8cefb536dc3fe435Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:29:30 GMTPARIS (AP) — French military investigators say loose papers left in an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish airbase could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d35f656950b7408c8cefb536dc3fe435Investment firm exec, daughter die in Milwaukee plane crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b32c9ed2ed94cdbbcbfd502b4338454Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:51:01 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — The victims of a plane crash in Milwaukee have been identified as the chief operating officer of a Boston capital investment firm and his daughter.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b32c9ed2ed94cdbbcbfd502b4338454Baby OK after man steals car with her inside, hits treehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc258b0f27de4a918a6dd5fdaaaf3f14Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:17:28 GMTGEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an 8-month-old baby is safe after a man stole a car with the child inside and led police on a chase through two counties before crashing into a tree.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc258b0f27de4a918a6dd5fdaaaf3f14The Latest: French helicopter joins search over Reunionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/504525b6a6cb45e5aa060a874db61e1bThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:48:58 GMTPARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/504525b6a6cb45e5aa060a874db61e1bHercules recalling 90,000 SUV tireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f99677a4933d4d8c8ba85ee6d3f63233Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:55:16 GMTDETROIT (AP) — An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f99677a4933d4d8c8ba85ee6d3f63233Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 70 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d99beee40e54ded8b9e9fe995eb48aeThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:01:59 GMTMILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its revenue forecast after strong sales in North American and recovery in the European market boosted second-quarter profits by 70 percent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d99beee40e54ded8b9e9fe995eb48aeLawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a64819f1c0064f00acadf06df2c8fe43Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:13:41 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a64819f1c0064f00acadf06df2c8fe43Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Centerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78480669690b4edb9711e39795564ac5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:09:09 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities and police are investigating after four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78480669690b4edb9711e39795564ac5British Embassy in China grants limited visa to Ai Weiweihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18a893fc07204159857cbef195e96518Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:54:09 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging he failed to declare that he had a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputed on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18a893fc07204159857cbef195e96518A few stellar 'Daily Show' alums (besides Jon Stewart)http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ac9aa9281549459a3febc111c27bddThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:55:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — You want a great career in comedy? Start by landing a job as a correspondent on "The Daily Show"! Under Jon Stewart's 16-year-long run as host, it became one of TV's best launching pads.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ac9aa9281549459a3febc111c27bddLong way from home: Manatees show up in North Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c1dd5389224450aae73721e0fa61fa2Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:27:58 GMTWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say manatees have again been spotted in the marinas and waters in southeastern North Carolina — far from their natural Florida habitat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c1dd5389224450aae73721e0fa61fa2AP source: Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dc94dcdb6d44fc299fa78feb7bcdbceThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:51:41 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the trade says the Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dc94dcdb6d44fc299fa78feb7bcdbceLibya officials: Jihadis driving IS from eastern strongholdhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3168e38b0df3495f986ff2347da2d6d7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:04:30 GMTTRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say a rival jihadi group has driven an Islamic State affiliate from most of its eastern stronghold of Darna in fighting that killed 39 militants on both sides.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3168e38b0df3495f986ff2347da2d6d7Confederate flags placed at MLK center, church in Atlanta; police, feds investigatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed5f4f447bbe4fcaa8a3e83c1c5e2352Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:55:53 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Confederate flags placed at MLK center, church in Atlanta; police, feds investigate.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed5f4f447bbe4fcaa8a3e83c1c5e2352Afghan Taliban release statement from 'family' of Mullah Omar confirming his deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19f8d76888794991ba3c3536dc062b7dThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:49:14 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Taliban release statement from 'family' of Mullah Omar confirming his death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19f8d76888794991ba3c3536dc062b7d'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0ab3570aa14d5aaf0c087aa25a40a7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:43:19 GMTSAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0ab3570aa14d5aaf0c087aa25a40a7Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concernhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a60c833d1f584913a4503ec55499ca1cThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:12:33 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a60c833d1f584913a4503ec55499ca1cAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586826384fdd487fb1016b31fb5cc3e5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:12:50 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Taliban officials confirm leader Mullah Omar's death, say council has elected successor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586826384fdd487fb1016b31fb5cc3e5