FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 15:54:46 -0700McDonald's could be liable for labor practices YORK (AP) — McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsContracts and ordersCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:23:22 GMTClean-air rules assailed as too much, too little (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.DAN ELLIOTTRAY HENRYaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEnvironmental laws and regulationsClimateEnergy and the environmentProtests and demonstrationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityMaterials industryPolitical and civil unrestColoradoUnited StatesDenverKentuckyArizonaMontanaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:52:53 GMTESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports transactionsSports businessRadio programsSports media, 29 Jul 2014 22:37:28 GMTUS, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.JULIE PACEJOHN-THOR DAHLBURGhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial servicesTechnologySmall business financingPersonal loansGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesSmall businessPersonal financeRussiaMoscowEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:25:30 GMTColorado Supreme Court stops gay marriages in Boulder, only place still allowing them in state (AP) — Colorado Supreme Court stops gay marriages in Boulder, only place still allowing them in state.aGeneral newsMarriageCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesColoradoBoulderUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:17:26 GMTSenate confirms McDonald as VA secretary (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.MATTHEW DALYwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealth care reformCabinet appointments and nominationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:40:26 GMTColumn: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all down, one big one to go.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsAthlete healthAthlete injuriesCollege sportsBasketballWomen's sportsLegal proceedingsCollege basketballSports medicineSports governanceMen's basketballLaw and orderGeneral newsHealthMen's sports, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:30 GMTThe top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Store Official Charts for the week ending July 28, 2014:The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMobile mediaMobile phonesMedia distributionComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsTechnologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia, 29 Jul 2014 21:14:49 GMTTuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested, Calif. (AP) — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsHealthScienceTravelLifestyleArrestsCrimeDiseases and conditionsLung diseaseInfectious diseasesLaw and orderCaliforniaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:36:12 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most viral tracks following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, July 21 to Sunday, July 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMedia, 29 Jul 2014 21:25:56 GMTLast crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIEventsJapanAtlantaGeorgiaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:48:24 GMTPoll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANJENNIFER AGIESTAaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionImmigrationPolitical ethicsGangsSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesUnited StatesMcAllenCentral AmericaShermanTexasArkansasNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 21:08:39 GMTJury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.STEVE KARNOWSKIaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:07:16 GMTCrews make gains on 2 California wildfires SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersAnimalsNatural disastersHorsesMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:32:44 GMTByron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats.GREG BEACHAMsSportsCoachingMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:23:48 GMTUS appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsHealthAbortionWomen's healthNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMississippiJacksonAlabamaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:45:28 GMTGeneration of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.ANNE FLAHERTYwHealthGovernment and politicsPreventive careCancerOutdoor recreationSkin disordersDiseases and conditionsPublic healthPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestyleRecreation and leisure, 29 Jul 2014 21:52:42 GMTRory McIlroy ready to get back to work, Ohio (AP) — Rory McIlroy has had his fun with the claret jug. Now it's time to put the British Open trophy away and get back to work.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsBritish Open GolfMen's golfGolfEventsMen's sportsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:51:43 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday stock market closed with a modest loss as investors waited for a series of big economic reports later in the week. Nine of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell. Only telecommunications stocks rose.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock markets, 29 Jul 2014 21:12:15 GMTAdmiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles (AP) — Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.ROBERT BURNSLOLITA C. BALDORhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsWeapons technologyMilitary technologyTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:43:41 GMT4 charged with murder in death of USC student ANGELES (AP) — Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsInternational studentsTheftLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsLos AngelesChinaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 22:23:09 GMTLawyers for Hollywood sex abuse accuser want out (AP) — Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.OSKAR GARCIAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHollywoodHawaiiLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:13:08 GMTUS bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port WORTH, Texas (AP) — The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive.EMILY SCHMALLaBusinessGeneral newsSports team ownership changesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessSportsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeEnergy industryTurkeyIraqUnited StatesBaghdadTexasMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:30:21 GMTMetropolitan Museum of Art's president retiring YORK (AP) — The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsArt museumsVisual artsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:14:39 GMTEx-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCelebrityPolitical corruptionCouplesGovernment and politicsCrimeMarriageLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesFinancial planningPersonal financeBusinessRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:24:01 GMTSenate amends highway bill, delaying final action (AP) — The Senate has amended a House-passed highway bill. The move delays until later this week final congressional action for keeping federal highway funds flowing to states through the November election.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislation, 29 Jul 2014 22:09:09 GMTAPNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.MATT VOLZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHigher educationArmed forcesLegislatureMilitary and defenseEducationSocial affairsUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:06:11 GMTThe top 10 books on Apple's iBooks charts for week ending July 28, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentSports, 29 Jul 2014 21:26:41 GMTMissionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:22:33 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 28, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMedia, 29 Jul 2014 21:20:53 GMTAmerican Express 2Q profit rises 9 percent Express Co.'s net income grew 9 percent in the second quarter, as spending by cardholders increased and the credit card issuer set aside less money to cover potential credit losses. A one-time gain related to the company's business travel division also helped boost results.ALEX VEIGAfBusinessBusiness travelFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsTravelLifestyleSports marketingSports businessSportsMedia and entertainment industryUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:52:43 GMT6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico, Mexico (AP) — Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.iGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 21:53:21 GMTNASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief for six races for a failed post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:26:20 GMTTop Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder (AP) — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsCouplesMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsColoradoBoulderDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:45:40 GMTTwitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate news, 29 Jul 2014 22:21:44 GMTOfficials: Indiana sheriff gave prostitute uniform ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy's badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to get rid of the evidence, authorities said Tuesday.BRUCE SCHREINERCHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew AlbanyIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:35:03 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 21, to Sunday, July 27:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMediaNorwayWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 21:12:58 GMTSafarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open (AP) — Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sports, 29 Jul 2014 22:02:50 GMTReview: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown's a delicious moment in "Get On Up," Tate Taylor's new James Brown biopic, when Brown — played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly magnetic performance — is about to appear on the T.A.M.I. Show, a multi-act concert filmed in 1964.JOCELYN NOVECKaGeneral newsMoviesArts and entertainmentEntertainmentMusic, 29 Jul 2014 22:49:16 GMTWashington ferry reaches dock after losing power (AP) — A Washington state ferry that lost power while carrying hundreds of passengers on the ferry system's busiest route has reached dock.aGeneral newsWashingtonSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:23:18 GMTDetroit bankruptcy trial delayed until Aug. 21 (AP) — A trial to determine if Detroit gets out of bankruptcy has been delayed by a week to Aug. 21.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:57:33 GMTHoward to call Premier League games during season Howard's next super-human feat: doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer.RACHEL COHENeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's sports2014 FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSports mediaMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsInternational soccer, 29 Jul 2014 22:13:16 GMTBody of young stowaway found in US cargo plane (AP) — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesTransportation safetyTransportationMilitary and defenseAfricaWest AfricaMaliGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:55:15 GMTUS accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty (AP) — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals.DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsLegislatureWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseWeapons of mass destructionRussiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaEast AsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 21:32:33 GMTWashington ferry with hundreds aboard loses power (AP) — A ferry carrying hundreds of passengers on the Washington State Ferries' busiest route lost power Tuesday afternoon.aGeneral newsWashingtonBremertonSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:15:14 GMTPassengers stuck 3 nights in Hawaii finally leave, New Zealand (AP) — A group of Air New Zealand passengers finally got airborne Tuesday after being stranded for three nights due to repeated delays from mechanical problems.NICK PERRYiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew ZealandHawaiiHonoluluOceaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:35 GMT$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsLegislatureLiver diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 29 Jul 2014 22:47:04 GMT3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation would move its headquarters from a storied, decades-old home in the nation's capital to a new location in the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesVirginiaMarylandDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:33:43 GMT3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault (AP) — A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJapanUnited StatesHawaiiHonoluluEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:25:39 GMTMan dies after Las Vegas carjacking, home invasion VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man has died after he was shot in his home during a Las Vegas crime spree that included a carjacking and two home invasions. One of the suspects is also dead.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:38:52 GMT