FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:36:48 -0700Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa636ab93ca4cb2918c6d5723b62526WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa636ab93ca4cb2918c6d5723b62526Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:10:17 GMT3 hurt when SUV crashes into Maryland buildinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0163918d5ed4533afd237a1ad1103beTOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police say three people were injured when an SUV crashed into a building that houses county offices in Maryland.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0163918d5ed4533afd237a1ad1103beThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:43 GMT'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith dead at 92http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e9555014584e16b2f0a47787d3e27cNEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e9555014584e16b2f0a47787d3e27cThu, 31 Jul 2014 19:53:15 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9a4821c135844a191ce55f44545891cThe Dow Jones industrial average had its worst one-day drop since February, erasing its gain for the year, as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market which brought the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high close just one week ago.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9a4821c135844a191ce55f44545891cThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:12:58 GMTTwitter: Govt. requests for user data increasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/975218f69fd642d3866dd070ae9a875cNEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaGovernment and politicsInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/975218f69fd642d3866dd070ae9a875cThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:29 GMTMore than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2729729bdbe4c289745b2ed34cf085dWASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderDemographicsSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2729729bdbe4c289745b2ed34cf085dThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:44:19 GMTGinsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c3ae44ab6c245ddbe9585d07ab055bdWASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c3ae44ab6c245ddbe9585d07ab055bdThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:26:26 GMTUSA TODAY BEST-SELLERShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde28d2655554e609443c3cc2d8766601. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton Children's)The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde28d2655554e609443c3cc2d876660Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:05:12 GMTPolice: Man hits postal carrier over no mailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f4a1809a5ae4dce8b00a897a41823c5OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is under arrest after authorities say he hit a postal carrier and threw furniture at his truck because he didn't have any mail for him.aGeneral newsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f4a1809a5ae4dce8b00a897a41823c5Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:04 GMTCalifornia ex-mayor sentenced in corruption casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67f90d8224034e378f76fcf122b2b05aLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell who could not read or write English was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLocal governmentsLaw and orderPolitical issuesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67f90d8224034e378f76fcf122b2b05aThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:29 GMTA look at the impact of Wisconsin's union lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8744422b02c94a72afb2c9c0fc3d5f86MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are five repercussions of the ruling:SCOTT BAUERaGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationTeachingEducationNational courtsNational governmentsWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8744422b02c94a72afb2c9c0fc3d5f86Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:56:59 GMT1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac9e80abad8c4d87a3f6f1cca4270fe7RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac9e80abad8c4d87a3f6f1cca4270fe7Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:01:02 GMTNASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Marshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79344e0d7b2c42fd874824967a5a1bceWASHINGTON (AP) — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceSpace explorationPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79344e0d7b2c42fd874824967a5a1bceThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:06:49 GMTSeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnershiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d446ef808d4b58bd58ef942334bee1ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDocumentariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d446ef808d4b58bd58ef942334bee1Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:43:32 GMTReport: CIA officers read Senate emailshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3cb5f2a77054cd8a203ba9ef242632bWASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report.KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesSeparation of powersLegislatureCriminal investigationsPolitical issuesLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3cb5f2a77054cd8a203ba9ef242632bThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:30:06 GMTMan pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fianceehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0fceac05a1040fbaf135c71375c9b09OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0fceac05a1040fbaf135c71375c9b09Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:30 GMTA's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da719dc389d146d09d46b98b60fac81bOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsOaklandSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da719dc389d146d09d46b98b60fac81bThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:14:45 GMTW. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36850db354542deb5fcb43872139ce3FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesEmergency managementDiseases and conditionsVolunteerismSoccerPublic healthAccidentsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSportsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuineaSeychellesKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36850db354542deb5fcb43872139ce3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:28:22 GMTRolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d004d48f4f94f40ab324d387ced7d56RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d004d48f4f94f40ab324d387ced7d56Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:09:37 GMTEx-NY Yankees outfielder convicted of abusing girlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf99d8f9c52445be99fcb9b1959d46e7MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.aGeneral newsSportsCrimes against childrenCrimeProfessional baseballViolent crimeBaseballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf99d8f9c52445be99fcb9b1959d46e7Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:57:57 GMTPlayer ordered to trial for fatal punch of refereehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e885bfcfe7544f8ab205b65e05179e1LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.aGeneral newsSportsAdult recreational sports leaguesCrimeSoccerViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e885bfcfe7544f8ab205b65e05179e1Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:26:32 GMTPUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a98e175d4ea649f4a2ab31a01d065108Copyright 5/8/2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 7/27/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2013 The Nielsen Company.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a98e175d4ea649f4a2ab31a01d065108Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:42 GMT2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16219273c8942159a82feec0fd835abBAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending trial.iGeneral newsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesAzerbaijanArmeniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16219273c8942159a82feec0fd835abThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:32:57 GMTDamaged Delaware bridge on I-495 partially reopenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb31821d6141475799b109f247c74690DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware transportation officials are partially reopening a bridge on a key East Coast interstate that was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb31821d6141475799b109f247c74690Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:12:10 GMT$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef3da6136cd4f6bbece1af496821d82WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estatePersonal insuranceIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeEconomyFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef3da6136cd4f6bbece1af496821d82Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:50:35 GMTLynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b303d07346664dd0b6c87ca4bcea4a79RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week.TIM BOOTHsSportsProfessional footballFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b303d07346664dd0b6c87ca4bcea4a79Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:25:15 GMTDefault fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c782d8e1047a4766989f0973d2583ffdBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBuenos AiresUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c782d8e1047a4766989f0973d2583ffdThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:14:25 GMTWALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e93d5320c3e14c318147360718ba0194Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 26th.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e93d5320c3e14c318147360718ba0194Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:05:41 GMTDebit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4ebb9dea8e746479748f5e646da0a23WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4ebb9dea8e746479748f5e646da0a23Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:48 GMTAlpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d32cd63b1e7940a6a6d1abc0f8d45d48CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d32cd63b1e7940a6a6d1abc0f8d45d48Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:10 GMTColorado to begin offering licenses for immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e983c3a17ee4f5eb0ef69799ae8271aDENVER (AP) — Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyDriving laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsGovernment regulationsLegislatureColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e983c3a17ee4f5eb0ef69799ae8271aThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:41:47 GMTGrain mostly higher, beef and pork lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c65a88dd0a8949a4ade8ab0b67af74c2CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c65a88dd0a8949a4ade8ab0b67af74c2Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:55:20 GMTUS stocks plunge, wiping out July's gainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d122fe73a7e74d49943ef71198254363NEW YORK (AP) — For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyDebt and bond marketsGovernment financeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d122fe73a7e74d49943ef71198254363Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:53:34 GMTCongress races to finish VA, highway billshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/660d635eaa004a628ee612e1d7242823WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and headed toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureBorder securityImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesHealthVeteransImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/660d635eaa004a628ee612e1d7242823Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:21 GMTSky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c859ed0b12ec4bab819882b0ae4551b5It's been a frustrating month for Elena Delle Donne.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c859ed0b12ec4bab819882b0ae4551b5Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:56:27 GMTGE spinoff Synchrony flat in stock market debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f762a43178d34b49a208dfd4da09588eNEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Synchrony Financial barely moved Thursday in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange, but that's a better outcome than the broader markets which plunged.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f762a43178d34b49a208dfd4da09588eThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:51:16 GMTUS prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb589e9c8c84f74958eb8fb1d22ae65ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan's federal prosecutor threatened to investigate his office for possible witness tampering and obstruction for allegedly encouraging members of the panel to speak out on Cuomo's behalf.DAVID KLEPPERMICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsObstruction of justiceLaw and orderCrimeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb589e9c8c84f74958eb8fb1d22ae65Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:08:04 GMTSeychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf5a4c53c82046eea24a49734880f16eSeychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus.GERALD IMRAYaGeneral newsHealthSportsInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSeychellesSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaKenyaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf5a4c53c82046eea24a49734880f16eThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:52 GMTLibya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/782987e4689c489e851280f5ee8be557BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.OMAR ALMOSMARIMAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitary facilitiesParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseElectionsLibyaTripoliMiddle EastTunisiaNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/782987e4689c489e851280f5ee8be557Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:22:02 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7aca8882448496da70d24154fa31489NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthDiseases and conditionsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7aca8882448496da70d24154fa31489Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:53:41 GMT'Sharknado 2' whipped up storm of viewers, tweetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d65d7e8326c9440e821822774a83a747NEW YORK (AP) — Syfy says its sequel to the horror spoof "Sharknado" snapped up 3.9 million viewers Wednesday night.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTelevisionMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d65d7e8326c9440e821822774a83a747Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:13 GMTFired band head says he was fixing vulgar culturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2f9f42c90c14507934a75f6318ee857COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationCulturesCultural preservationAlumni groupsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2f9f42c90c14507934a75f6318ee857Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:24:47 GMTShell, Alaska Natives to share in offshore profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc5c2d2ba114ac4a88db3d73223e48eANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations have signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northern coast.RACHEL D'OROaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc5c2d2ba114ac4a88db3d73223e48eThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:54:02 GMTAP source: Tigers acquire ace Price from Rayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bda4da1744944d288f0fb200cc91eceDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bda4da1744944d288f0fb200cc91eceThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:51:42 GMTAbbas seeks broad support for war crimes chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aad3914ab3214912b49345340d1ec5d9GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.KARIN LAUBJOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestWar crimesPolitical corruptionInternational lawInternational relationsCourtsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsJudiciaryPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripJerusalemGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aad3914ab3214912b49345340d1ec5d9Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:10:37 GMTTesla posts bigger 2Q losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28e619bf9b14d87bc91b2977f9456b8PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) on Thursday reported a wider loss in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsPalo AltoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28e619bf9b14d87bc91b2977f9456b8Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:09:12 GMTColorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1cbf3fe66a64c739d55fff783456881MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Colorado woman was convicted Thursday of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station as police closed in.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeMissing personsWisconsinColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1cbf3fe66a64c739d55fff783456881Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:10 GMTBucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Baylesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1afe0f2bfce47a3aebe8530ea29e7eaMILWAUKEE (AP) — Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd.RICH ROVITOsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1afe0f2bfce47a3aebe8530ea29e7eaThu, 31 Jul 2014 20:57:01 GMTLinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a578268c8b04587981cd2a952ae7c46MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shares of LinkedIn Corp. jumped Thursday after the professional networking service reported a second-quarter loss but topped analysts' expectations.fBusinessProfessional networkingFinancial performanceCorporate newsCareersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a578268c8b04587981cd2a952ae7c46Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:48:18 GMT1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7946164b722447e9b9726865b9e09b10CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsEnergy and the environmentUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryMaterials industryPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBristolVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7946164b722447e9b9726865b9e09b10Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:06:54 GMT