FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Jul 2014 01:25:53 -0700Iraqi officials: Attack on prisoner convoy north of Baghdad kills 52 prisoners, 8 soldiers (AP) — Iraqi officials: Attack on prisoner convoy north of Baghdad kills 52 prisoners, 8 soldiers.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:04 GMTIsraeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats AM, Israel (AP) — With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 24 Jul 2014 06:30:04 GMTWine collector set for sentencing in New York YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific wine counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine is set for sentencing on fraud charges.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsCrimeLaw and order, 24 Jul 2014 06:26:11 GMTNokia Q2 profit up 20 percent to $285 million (AP) — Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter profit rose 20 percent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the back of improved profitability of its key networks unit.iGeneral newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:33 GMTArizona execution takes nearly 2 hours (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:33:36 GMTFire season in West so far is below expectations PASS, Ore. (AP) — Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.aGeneral newsFire weatherFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWeatherGovernment and politicsForestsLocal governmentsEnvironment and natureUnited StatesGrants PassCaliforniaDistrict of ColumbiaPortlandOregonArizonaIdahoNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:14:02 GMTIraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 07:39:31 GMT13 school children die in train-bus crash in India DELHI (AP) — Police say 13 children have been killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:44:22 GMTOhio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.aGeneral newsForced laborExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:51:46 GMTSuspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismWar crimesWar casualtiesCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:39:55 GMTObama to talk economy amid fundraising spree ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college.aGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessCaliforniaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:03:21 GMTWomen charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group, Va. (AP) — Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestVirginiaSomaliaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 24 Jul 2014 06:55:19 GMT3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated (AP) — Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home.iGeneral newsNursing homesAging and disability servicesHealthChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 07:49:13 GMT2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the crash site.DMYTRO VLASOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineKharkivNetherlandsRussiaAustraliaMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:10:03 GMTCespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:43:37 GMTMidazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:46:38 GMTSpanish jobless falls as recovery gains traction (AP) — Official figures show that Spain's unemployment rate edged down to 24.5 percent in the second quarter from 25.9 percent in the previous three-month period, a further sign that the economy's recovery is gaining traction and making solid inroads into the labor market.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 07:50:08 GMTGaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 07:57:39 GMTBoss of company in China meat scandal apologizes (AP) — The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureProducts and servicesChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:56:45 GMTAP reporter's account of Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:07:58 GMTMatmo brings stormy weather to eastern China (AP) — Typhoon Matmo brought stormy weather to parts of eastern China on Thursday following another typhoon that killed at least 56 people in the country's south.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersChinaEast AsiaTaiwanShanghaiGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 06:57:54 GMT12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India DELHI (AP) — Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:05 GMTGaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 06:05:32 GMTLG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit more than doubled as its mobile division ended three quarters of losses.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 06:23:02 GMTUS hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia (AP) — President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia.wGovernment and politicsElectionsDemocracyInternational relationsIslamForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational electionsGovernment policyIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaJakartaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaJavaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:11:02 GMTSocial Security's $300M IT project doesn't work (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.htBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityComputer and data securityGovernment business and financeComputing and information technologyTechnology, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:04 GMTHK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms KONG (AP) — As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsBlockadesDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 07:01:43 GMTArizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:20:07 GMTSome lethal injection problems in US executions Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:39:12 GMTTexas governor's startup fund is not all it seems, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.PAUL J. WEBERhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyHiring and recruitmentState governmentsLabor economyEconomyPersonnelBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:44:43 GMTPrayers for man who died in NY police custody YORK (AP) — Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in efforts to get a civil rights probe of his death.aGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:07:31 GMTSlow public alert after ND fire raises concerns, N.D. (AP) — Officials need to improve communication with residents of North Dakota's booming oil patch during potentially dangerous situations, an emergency manager and residents said, after an oil field service supply facility storing toxic chemicals exploded this week and authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNorth DakotaWillistonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:29:44 GMTSwiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop (AP) — Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.iBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCrimeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 06:23:20 GMTWorld shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report (AP) — World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaChinaRussiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:10 GMTAustralia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a proposed U.N. team, the Australian prime minister said Thursday.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersAustraliaUkraineMalaysiaRussiaNetherlandsOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 08:17:20 GMTSouth Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government announced a $40 billion stimulus plan Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 08:10:40 GMTGang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsGangsImmigration policyImmigrationViolenceCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:12:41 GMTDemocrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCampaignsVeteransArmed forcesInternational relationsPolitical partiesMilitary and defenseElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesMontanaHelenaIraqNorth AmericaArkansasMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 07:18:26 GMTMan United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut, Calif. (AP) — Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to its former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl.sSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerCollege footballSoccerMen's sportsCollege sportsFootballPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:47:17 GMTChina's love and dating scene laid out on stage (AP) — For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover."LOUISE WATTiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDatingGovernment policyHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesRelationshipsLifestyleGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 07:20:46 GMTWyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.aGeneral newsScienceFossilsAnimalsCavesNatural resource managementPaleontologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentWyomingNorth AmericaUnited States, 24 Jul 2014 06:22:09 GMTCalif. wine collector set for sentencing in NY YORK (AP) — A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsLaw and orderCrimeHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 24 Jul 2014 06:12:28 GMTColorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits (AP) — For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesColoradoDenverBoulderUnited StatesPuebloNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:21:45 GMTAfghan market bombing kills 6, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a bombing in a northern market has killed six people, including a young girl.iGeneral newsBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 07:22:51 GMTTaiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash, Taiwan (AP) — Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherNatural disastersStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 06:59:14 GMTWillie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina, N.C. (AP) — Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:32 GMTAustralia sends 50 police to London in anticipation of joining UN security force in Ukraine, Australia (AP) — Australia sends 50 police to London in anticipation of joining UN security force in Ukraine.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaUkraineLondonOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 07:24:46 GMTOil drifts down despite China manufacturing bounce price of oil fell Thursday, giving back part of its sizeable jump the day before, despite improvement in Chinese manufacturing.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 07:17:26 GMTHow Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaOklahomaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:25:17 GMTAlaska tourist train halts runs after derailment, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportation safetyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 08:09:21 GMT