FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:49 -0700Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2 DIEGO (AP) — When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsMarriageEventsFamily issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:28:34 GMTTornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.aGeneral newsWeatherStormsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersVirginiaNew JerseyChesapeake BayUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:53:19 GMTUS weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.JOSH LEDERMANJULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesImmigrationHumanitarian crisesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesHondurasDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:50 GMTMan gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft (AP) — A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentTheftCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:38:09 GMTBankrupt Energy Future to auction stake in Oncor (AP) — Bankrupt power giant Energy Future Holdings terminated its restructuring agreement and announced plans to auction its stake in the profitable power transmission business Oncor Electric Delivery Co., according to a filing Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Associated PressfBusinessEnergy industryContracts and ordersEnergy policyIndustriesUtilitiesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsDallasUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:31:06 GMTKey senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.wGovernment and politicsConstitutionsConstitutional amendmentsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 22:45:15 GMTBurkina official: Plane wreckage found in Mali, Burkina Faso (AP) — The wreckage of the Air Algeria plane that went missing Thursday has been found about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, a presidential aide said.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBurkina FasoMaliAlgeriaWest AfricaAfricaNorth Africa, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:47 GMTPack prez hopeful Favre returns for game this year BAY, Wis. (AP) — Flush with cash, the Packers have a 112,000 name-long waiting list for season tickets filled with die-hards eager to see a team that figures to be an NFC contender for years to come.fBusinessSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProfessional footballFootballGreen BayWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:25:20 GMTUN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK NATIONS (AP) — Nine trucks carrying food and other supplies crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint Thursday — the first to do so under a U.N. resolution authorizing cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government approval.iGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceState governmentsGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 21:52:30 GMTObama wants limits on US company mergers abroad ANGELES (AP) — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.aBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsOwnership changesCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:31:02 GMTBridges offers Comic-Con a look at 'The Giver' DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Bridges gave Comic-Con a look at his latest film.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:16:44 GMTHouse, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransHealthLegislatureLegislationMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment finance, 24 Jul 2014 22:44:32 GMTJudge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says defendant James Holmes' second sanity evaluation can be video-recorded despite his lawyers' objections.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:57:47 GMTHouse votes to simplify education tax breaks (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.wBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationStudent financesEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonal financeLegislationLegislature, 24 Jul 2014 21:35:51 GMTGrowing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt, Alaska (AP) — A growing influx of musk oxen in the old gold rush town of Nome has prompted Alaska wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals, which have trampled dogs and created traffic hazards.aGeneral newsAnimalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:03 GMTUN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.IBRAHIM BARZAKIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 22:56:49 GMTOfficials require more supports beneath oil pipes CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMichiganTraverse CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:31:11 GMTIn Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border (AP) — In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory.LEE KEATHMAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptIsraelCairoPalestinian territoriesMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 21:56:43 GMTPack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL's only publicly-owned franchise.fBusinessSportsMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballGreen BayWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:53:47 GMTRepublicans jump to Astorino's defense, N.J. (AP) — Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.pGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:10:41 GMTPolice seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.aGeneral newsHealthArrestsDiseases and conditionsCrimeCriminal investigationsLung diseaseInfectious diseasesLaw and orderCaliforniaStocktonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:47:01 GMTUnion Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:18:57 GMTMayweather granted promoter's license in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now organize and market fights in Nevada all on his own.sSportsBoxingLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:46:09 GMTMan charged in death of Peterson's son in court FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded not guilty for an alleged attack on the boy's mother.aGeneral newsSportsKidnappingViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballSioux FallsSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:57:54 GMTUS data show states getting most immigrant kids ANA, Calif. (AP) — New federal data show Texas, New York, Florida and California are receiving the most unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsSanta AnaUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:20:47 GMTMoss powers A's past Astros, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.RICK EYMERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 24 Jul 2014 22:54:32 GMT6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered six employees of a group home raided amid charges of abuse and filthy conditions to stand trial, federal prosecutors said Thursday.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 22:46:01 GMTThe un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18, France (AP) — As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he's the "boss" of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceMen's sportsCyclingMen's cyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceSicilyWestern EuropeEuropeItaly, 24 Jul 2014 22:37:49 GMTNational Guard recruiter charged with fraud, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:25:34 GMTTrinidad pair cleared of caging protected animals, Jamaica (AP) — A judge in Trinidad & Tobago has angered environmentalists by dismissing charges against a couple who were found with 55 protected animals caged at their home amid a no-trapping, no-hunting moratorium in the Caribbean nation.iGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingWildlifeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeTrinidad and TobagoCaribbeanJamaicaKingstonLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:54 GMTRyan Dalziel takes Brickyard Grand Prix pole (AP) — Defending race winner Ryan Dalziel earned his first IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole position of the season Thursday in qualifying for Friday's Brickyard Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:17:47 GMTVery bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster (AP) — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.tTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyAccidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEventsBurkina FasoUkraineWest AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 22:35:13 GMTDoctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack, Pa. (AP) — A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:53:45 GMTArkansas base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual.aGeneral newsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:59:17 GMTDay 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:57:12 GMTProsecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman, Pa. (AP) — A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban hospital campus returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:35:00 GMTFalcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:49:26 GMTAmazon shares fall on 2Q loss (AP) — Shares of Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomySeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:08:25 GMTReporter among 3 Americans believed held by Iran (AP) — Three Americans, including a reporter for The Washington Post, appear to have been detained in Iran, the newspaper said Thursday.wGovernment and politicsNewspapersNews mediaMediaUnited StatesIranTehranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 22:25:13 GMTFeds cap fines for not buying health insurance (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:43:05 GMTFrank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS YORK (AP) — The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars.sSportsSports transactionsMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballNew York CityNew YorkEnglandUnited StatesNorth AmericaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 21:44:42 GMTInvestigators release sketch in missing teen case, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire teenager who returned home this week nine months after vanishing on her way home from school has provided investigators with a description of the man she says drove her away that day.aGeneral newsMissing personsNorth ConwayNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:56:56 GMTFDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug, D.C. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug.fBusinessMedicationProducts and servicesCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthHealth care costsHealth issuesHealth care industryIndustriesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 21:33:40 GMTQuestions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec (AP) — A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun.wGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:48:36 GMTAir Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOSYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNational securityMilitary and defenseBurkina FasoAlgeriaMaliAfricaFranceWest AfricaAlgiersNorth AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 22:47:25 GMT3 charged in Nicaragua bus attacks that killed 5, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's top prosecutor says three men have been charged with murder and organized crime involving weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of the Central American country's governing party. Five people were killed and 28 wounded.iGeneral newsCrimeNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:51 GMTBurkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali .iGeneral newsOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaMaliAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 21:55:18 GMTCruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.wBusinessGovernment and politicsDiplomacyTransportation safetyAir travel disruptionsInternational relationsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashForeign policyWar and unrestLegislatureTransportationGeneral newsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment policyTel AvivIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaCrimeaUkraineGaza StripNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 24 Jul 2014 22:34:34 GMTSD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMuseumsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCelebrityCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governments, 24 Jul 2014 22:07:21 GMTAlaska tourist train halts runs after derailment, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said.MARK THIESSENtTravelLifestyleRail travel disruptionsTransportation safetyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 22:40:48 GMT