FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:10:32 -07:00Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48c808009b4648e0b5ac76448ee9b75aThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:36:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48c808009b4648e0b5ac76448ee9b75aIndia hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e50abe9fec4987bc0fd99303670593Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:20:54 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people — the country's worst terrorist attack — was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital punishment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e50abe9fec4987bc0fd99303670593Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b7fd989ac5a4399b27502e3e8b8e43bThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:13:31 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b7fd989ac5a4399b27502e3e8b8e43bPortuguese government rests on its laurels ahead of electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c58c55f3a1047e28cd46a9346f7a593Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:45:53 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's center-right coalition government is hoping its record overseeing the country's recovery from the brink of bankruptcy will be enough to get it re-elected in October.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c58c55f3a1047e28cd46a9346f7a593Nephew of lawyer-activist Chen released from China prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b36290b90872453cbb2f6c5699e8fda1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:55:10 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The nephew of lawyer-activist Chen Guangcheng has been released from prison after serving a three-year, three-month sentence widely seen as retribution for his uncle's daring escape from house arrest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b36290b90872453cbb2f6c5699e8fda1P&G's sales dip again on softer volume, exchange rateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24fed4635aa14e0fbb98f324458d1968Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:46:44 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/24fed4635aa14e0fbb98f324458d1968Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9905435118c74efd80606dd221439f5cThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:28:34 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/9905435118c74efd80606dd221439f5cTop officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0914e783963419490732fcaf16a92deThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:42:26 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0914e783963419490732fcaf16a92deAP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3be16d4165824dfebbb49d9fa6bd9579Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:44:39 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/3be16d4165824dfebbb49d9fa6bd9579US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in springhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36a601222a784059975ea480ebc8f37aThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36a601222a784059975ea480ebc8f37aIraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dbdc59e0140482da8edd0ceec3c8a6bThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:03:44 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis have a mandatory day off as temperatures soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 F), part of a heat wave enveloping much of the already scorching Middle East.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dbdc59e0140482da8edd0ceec3c8a6bEnvironmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/512c863da8e240949dba1251a6a23b85Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:12:04 GMTLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/512c863da8e240949dba1251a6a23b85Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaroundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05de1491b51d4bb495e686aa4a75cdbeThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:28:30 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its business around since selling its handsets operation to Microsoft in 2013.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05de1491b51d4bb495e686aa4a75cdbeUS official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/602b250df20a418b861c41ceabd71d29Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:44:37 GMTSYDNEY (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/602b250df20a418b861c41ceabd71d29For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experiencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d23309b39da42e19897c080e7ca6d56Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:01:51 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/7d23309b39da42e19897c080e7ca6d56Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af38c7f448264703a1e8167b3b11e3b6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:16:46 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af38c7f448264703a1e8167b3b11e3b6Police: Man loses 2 fingers in ceremonial musket misfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8aac4b107794833ac39fa11b70e2ea0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:08:00 GMTWILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8aac4b107794833ac39fa11b70e2ea010 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c316fe263f34f7898ff9b70acb0d020Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:05:26 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c316fe263f34f7898ff9b70acb0d020Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8560dfb60bb46aeb2f8c5918a5c1382Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:53:20 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that included nearly 7,000 prisoners.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8560dfb60bb46aeb2f8c5918a5c1382Greek PM seeks to quash rebellion with party votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da451bd6382f40dfa324274e47b7d816Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:35:38 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has called for a vote within his radical-left Syriza party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to any bailout deal with the country's creditors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da451bd6382f40dfa324274e47b7d816Russia's ruble extends its slide despite central bank actionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c567755b4774e8c9b95471a3ed28ed0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:45:23 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil and despite a recent boost from the central bank.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c567755b4774e8c9b95471a3ed28ed0Kurdish rebels attack Turkish security forces, killing 5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24263e653bb244619bb82d95cab2e2a1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:44:11 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have attacked Turkish security forces in two separate assaults in southeast Turkey, killing five people, officials said. One rebel was also killed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24263e653bb244619bb82d95cab2e2a1Trump arrives in Scotland for Women's British Open golfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4331e89342a4327ac625bccaa772f22Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:41:06 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland on Thursday for the first day of the Women's British Open, declaring "the world has asked me to be here."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4331e89342a4327ac625bccaa772f22Wildlife activist concern over oil on Uganda-Congo borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2704be5b06b547c99ac269edc0a90b75Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:34:29 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists are urging Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2704be5b06b547c99ac269edc0a90b75Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3897217ba14af8adaaaeb29322b602Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:06:41 GMTCAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Thursday postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week, in a blow to the defendants and human rights activists who had expected a resolution to the long-running case.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3897217ba14af8adaaaeb29322b602IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanesehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a366b7e468b4ee38f7c9319a68d8db7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:32:12 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a366b7e468b4ee38f7c9319a68d8db7Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809b03df94434d32990db60dffc4966fThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:23:12 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809b03df94434d32990db60dffc4966fThe Latest: Possible plane debris being sent to Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da0223aab4754ac8b1af5062401fe0e6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:32:26 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/da0223aab4754ac8b1af5062401fe0e6Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1526b000ddae44cf9fa8160ec8b354cfThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:49 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1526b000ddae44cf9fa8160ec8b354cfGermany wins 2nd straight world title in 5k team eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf1b1bbbe7a4220b8deb6798657138fThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:36:23 GMTKAZAN, Russia (AP) — Germany won the 5-kilometer team event Thursday for the second consecutive time in open water swimming at the world championships.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf1b1bbbe7a4220b8deb6798657138fKeaten appointment AP chief correspondent in Switzerlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b357e96b79846d19b62324f7f1e3694Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52:58 GMTLONDON (AP) — Jamey Keaten, a reporter in the Paris office of The Associated Press, has been named chief correspondent for Switzerland.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b357e96b79846d19b62324f7f1e3694Young girl's decomposed body found in crib; father arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af21f2cf8884eb489d0a155db380198Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:45:20 GMTMEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say someone servicing television equipment found a young girl's badly decomposed body in a crib at a northeast Ohio apartment, and her father was arrested.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af21f2cf8884eb489d0a155db380198Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9da2ece03fe4667bbf544473455c3e9Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:57:37 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/e9da2ece03fe4667bbf544473455c3e9AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d7f3a25086545b5b55345a29ab03d7bThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:24:54 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/9d7f3a25086545b5b55345a29ab03d7bAfghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c5c0e3b371643968033f2ad05d710b7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:40:37 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan — a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c5c0e3b371643968033f2ad05d710b7Somalia president: No elections in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/560ab6a45c584cb2b95b9099cf1cd473Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:08:26 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition parties charge that that his government is taking advantage of poor security to extend its mandate through postponement of elections.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/560ab6a45c584cb2b95b9099cf1cd473Nephew of blind activist Chen released from China prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb93a523b2442d0b83904ab96e8b2e1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:20:23 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The nephew of lawyer and blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been released from prison after serving a three-year, three-month sentence widely seen as retribution for his uncle's daring escape from house arrest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb93a523b2442d0b83904ab96e8b2e1Malaysian premier says jet wing remnant will be sent to Toulouse, France, for investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12292890b74846daa6089af32a8ef86eThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:04:07 GMTPARIS (AP) — Malaysian premier says jet wing remnant will be sent to Toulouse, France, for investigation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12292890b74846daa6089af32a8ef86eEx-'Top Gear' trio to host new car show for Amazon Primehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c26006809454ee4a79b9f7da66d2db6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52:31 GMTLONDON (AP) — The former hosts of the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c26006809454ee4a79b9f7da66d2db6China falls again but other Asian stocks, Europe higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15c8160a97d4a319885c43ee1977a60Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:43:28 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell again Thursday while other major global markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15c8160a97d4a319885c43ee1977a60UVa grads sue Rolling Stone over retracted campus rape storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93af5f97a0db4fd88361d8c61ebd8542Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:38:02 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author, court records show.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93af5f97a0db4fd88361d8c61ebd8542Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b51b43145b04fdeb0a62f44276dd3dbThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:17:45 GMTTEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged that one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two teens missing at sea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b51b43145b04fdeb0a62f44276dd3dbNYC health department investigates Legionnaire's outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15174675675942949836febfb0f5c2d7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:51:11 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in the South Bronx.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15174675675942949836febfb0f5c2d7Russia's ruble extends its slide, reviving economic concernshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/275efa793c364376aa85d505b98f32d4Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:46:57 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/275efa793c364376aa85d505b98f32d4Landslides bury Nepal villages, killing at least 20 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cde8e1bb8c054e538e36fd6b4ccdffd8Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:35:34 GMTKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Landslides in a mountain area of Nepal buried three villages Thursday, killing at least 20 people, authorities said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cde8e1bb8c054e538e36fd6b4ccdffd8Police: Drag racing crash kills 3, injures 1 in Philadelphiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c63768d2ee2e4edead552b19d70026a5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52:53 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an apparent drag-racing crash in Philadelphia has left three people dead, one person in critical condition and a car split in half.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c63768d2ee2e4edead552b19d70026a5For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an optionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02a40ceaf6324609bbc45cb51647f06aThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:57:24 GMTPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02a40ceaf6324609bbc45cb51647f06aPreliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73de267ce7ce4a0c92526252c98914c7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:31 GMTDONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73de267ce7ce4a0c92526252c98914c7Islamabad postpones Kabul-Taliban peace talks in Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9887202b58b649288a4c08cc7e8ea131Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:47:00 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says the second round of peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, which was due Friday, has been postponed after a statement from the Afghan insurgents indicated they were pulling out of the negotiations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9887202b58b649288a4c08cc7e8ea131China accuses US of 'militarizing' South China Seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0329f58ac44376a15af7a1376256bfThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:18:14 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry on Thursday accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert its claim to virtually all of the sea's waters, islands and reefs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0329f58ac44376a15af7a1376256bf