FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 09:01:35 -0700Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyHealth care policy, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:35 GMTIraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBombingsIslamLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:18 GMTChina detains employees of suspect meat seller (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureProducts and servicesChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 15:52:07 GMTCBS event marks civil rights anniversary YORK (AP) — A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesGays and lesbiansAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:31:19 GMTMan asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet (AP) — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.aGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:57 GMTAP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024 SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.sSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:33 GMTReview: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar YORK (AP) — Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronics, 23 Jul 2014 15:52:56 GMTKerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemEgyptRamallahCairoMiddle EastQatarGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaWest BankNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:52:49 GMTTyphoon rains hit China; plane crashes in Taiwan (AP) — The second typhoon to hit China in a week quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it reached the country's heavily populated southeastern provinces on Wednesday after passing across Taiwan overnight.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTyphoon Rammasun 2014StormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsAccidentsTransportationTaiwanChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 14:57:28 GMTFortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte, N.C. (AP) — Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate officesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesMaterials industryStock marketsFinancial marketsCharlotteNorth CarolinaRacineUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsin, 23 Jul 2014 15:29:52 GMTCriminal probe of Cuomo administration urged, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.aGeneral newsState governmentsCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:39:18 GMTPlane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTaiwanEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:51 GMTUS intel sorties up in Iraq, but no drone strikes (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say they've vastly ramped up intelligence sorties over Iraq to better understand an expanding extremist insurgency and help Iraqi forces fight back.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:30 GMTWatson: Porthcawl is tougher than Hoylake, Wales (AP) — Tom Watson, one of the all-time masters of links golf with five British Open championships under his belt, has taken to his heart Royal Porthcawl, the venue for the British Senior Open starting on Thursday.TREVOR PEAKEsSportsBritish Open GolfMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWalesWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:10 GMTSEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds (AP) — Regulators prepared to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsFinancial crisisIndustry regulationPersonal investingPersonal financeGovernment and politicsEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment business and finance, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:19 GMTWoman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols.aOdditiesPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:22:02 GMTGrain mixed, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:32 GMTPorch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life (AP) — A defense lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch says he repeatedly heard poundings — "boom, boom, boom" — outside his home before he opened the door and shot her in the face.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:53 GMTYoung MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"KRISTEN GELINEAUaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineBaliEastern EuropeEuropeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:23 GMTBroncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.sSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:02 GMT1 dead, 2 injured by SW Fla. lightning strike MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida.aGeneral newsAccidentsAthlete injuriesStrikesAccidents and disastersAthlete healthSportsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:51:27 GMTSenate bill targets companies that move overseas (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:49:07 GMTAbandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsHorsesDisaster planning and responseRecessions and depressionsMammalsAnimalsAccidents and disastersEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:42:23 GMTMalaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.DOROTHEE THIESINGiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNetherlandsRussiaUkraineMalaysiaDonetskEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:35 GMTNew safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationGeneral news, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:13 GMTSenate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary (AP) — The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.wBusinessGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealthGovernment appointments and nominationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:09 GMTTeacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating her, prosecutors said Wednesday.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCorrectional systemsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:37:00 GMTWith GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off (AP) — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads and retail politicking in a match up that could help settle control of the Senate.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsCampaignsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:05 GMTGlobal stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales (AP) — Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashStock marketsHome salesFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEventsReal estateUnited KingdomEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:23 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesWar crimesCease firesDrone surveillance and warfareAir travel disruptionsInternational lawGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseTransportationInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:19:49 GMTLewis Hamilton seeks 5th victory in Hungary, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.PABLO GORONDIsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingHungaryBudapestEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:31 GMTUS stocks mixed as earnings reports roll in YORK (AP) — Stock indexes were mostly higher in late-morning trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings in the technology sector against disappointing news out of aircraft giant Boeing and the appliance maker Whirlpool. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:26:49 GMTMan charged in chase that ended in girl's death, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl.aGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsKansasLeavenworthUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:04 GMTOwner of Mexican shelter defends tough love CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeViolent crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:54 GMTHouse GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseCentral AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:03 GMTUS stocks drift following mixed corporate earnings YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in midday trading as traders look over a mixed batch of corporate earnings.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 23 Jul 2014 15:56:18 GMTObama declares Washington wildfire emergency, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.aGeneral newsWeatherEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseFloodsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersGovernment and politicsWashingtonSeattleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:42:04 GMTOfficials probe fire at North Dakota company, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators were at a Williston oil supply and logistics company on Wednesday, a day after a massive fire disrupted road and air traffic.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:08 GMTMan charged in chase in which Kansas girl died, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKansasLeavenworthUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:26:18 GMTReport: No crime committed at immigrant cemetery, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers say there isn't enough evidence to pursue criminal charges after several unidentified immigrants were found buried in single graves.aGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:19 GMTTennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obama, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and others.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeLanguageGovernment and politicsSocial affairsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:12 GMTPepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 15:18:53 GMTMajka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17 D'ADET, France (AP) — Poland's Rafal Majka has won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees.sSportsTour de FranceCyclingEventsRoad cyclingFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:58 GMTMavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case YORK (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLaw and orderManhattanNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:23 GMTWorld supremacy at stake in International Crown MILLS, Md. (AP) — The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn't.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfMarylandUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:17 GMTIMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014 (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.wBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:30 GMTA kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"KRISTEN GELINEAUaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashDogsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersStormsWeatherMammalsAnimalsNetherlandsMalaysiaIndonesiaBaliAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAmsterdamPhilippinesNew ZealandUkraineEuropeWestern EuropeAsiaOceaniaEastern Europe, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:53 GMTEx-general to challenge Indonesian election defeat, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that is likely to prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsVotingIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:50 GMTRetail trade group reduces annual sales forecast YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.The Associated PressfBusiness, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:53 GMTEuropean carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGermanyIsraelBerlinTel AvivEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:28 GMT