FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 09:48:58 -0700Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating.iGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseMoscowRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:42:02 GMTHamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns (AP) — Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands — mostly based on security.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsWar and unrestPrisoner exchangeBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza Strip, 29 Jul 2014 15:46:49 GMTChina investigating Microsoft in monopoly case (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:52 GMTFed is weighing key issues but may reveal little (AP) — This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustries, 29 Jul 2014 16:12:22 GMTDemocrats have million-dollar day on impeachment (AP) — House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical corruptionImpeachmentsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical issuesPolitical organizationsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:13:54 GMTImmigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsImmigrationPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMaineLewistonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:13:07 GMTStocks turn flat at midday ahead of economic data YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes flattened in the late morning following early gains on Tuesday. Major indexes in Europe and Asia climbed ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesPricesEconomyFinancial marketsReal estateFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesProducts and servicesChinaUnited StatesSouth KoreaEast AsiaEuropeRussiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 15:49:41 GMTImmigration overload: The debate in governor races, Maine (AP) — The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMassachusettsMaineConnecticutIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:10:48 GMTProsecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts, Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:42:32 GMTNigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in northern Nigeria, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives.iGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:28 GMTBoat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsWhalesAnimalsMammalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:40 GMTStocks turn mixed ahead of economic data YORK (AP) — U.S. stock-market indexes were mixed in early afternoon trading as investors waited for a batch of key economic reports later this week. Earnings reports and corporate news drove trading in individual stocks. Major indexes in Europe and Asia closed with slight gains.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesPricesEconomyFinancial marketsReal estateStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaChinaEuropeRussiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 16:34:18 GMTDiplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia (AP) — Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia.iGeneral newsInternational relationsEconomyForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsBusinessEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 16:08:43 GMTTrial reveals governor's wife had 'crush' on CEO, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says during the couple's corruption trial that their marriage was broken and the former first lady developed a crush on a businessman who gave the McDonnells gifts and cash.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:39:34 GMTHouse-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealth care reformState governmentsMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:49 GMTMan cleared in killing seeks millions from state, Conn. (AP) — A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.aGeneral newsCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:26 GMTKerry shrugs off Israeli criticism (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal.MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCease firesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 29 Jul 2014 16:04:39 GMTSources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia (AP) — Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia Tuesday, two diplomats said.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyRussiaEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 16:29:20 GMTUS military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197 of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseAfghanistanUnited StatesTexasCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:26:46 GMTGo For the Food: Traverse City, Michigan's Harvest CITY, Mich. (AP) — Let's face it: In today's hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food. Even when you're enjoying a leisurely vacation in a place like Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a nationwide reputation for restaurants serving high-quality, farm-to-table fare.JOHN FLESHERtFood and drinkTravelLifestyleEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTraverse CityMichiganLake MichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:33:21 GMTWoods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season, Ohio (AP) — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfPGA ChampionshipsRyder CupMen's sportsGolfEventsUnited StatesAkronOhioNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:42:39 GMTCrayola to open family attraction in Orlando, Pa. (AP) — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.MICHAEL RUBINKAMtTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEastonOrlandoFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:30:28 GMTNew Mexico city attempts to woo 'The Bachelor' FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is trying to land the "The Bachelor," and it may shell out some money for the mission.eArts and entertainmentTravelTelevision programsLifestyleEntertainmentNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:23 GMTStocks turn mixed at midday ahead of economic data YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading as investors waited for a series of key economic reports from the U.S. and China later in the week.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 16:22:28 GMTDad accidentally delivers baby into toilet HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.aGeneral newsOdditiesConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:35:42 GMTWoman forgives husband who left son in hot car HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENaGeneral newsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:08 GMTAnti-Semitic graffiti appears in Rome amid turmoil (AP) — Rome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityItalyRomeGaza StripWestern EuropeEuropePalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:16 GMTMyanmar information and health ministers step down, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, state television reported Tuesday, in the country's second Cabinet reshuffle in two months.iGeneral newsReligious strifePolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 15:46:16 GMTMerck 2Q profit more than doubles big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealth, 29 Jul 2014 15:44:51 GMTCalifornia tuberculosis patient found, arrested, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.aGeneral newsHealthScienceTravelLifestyleArrestsCrimeDiseases and conditionsLung diseaseInfectious diseasesLaw and orderCaliforniaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:25:10 GMTParents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationCrimeWrestlingSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSportsValdostaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:46:21 GMTGaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:49:00 GMTStudy: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeLabor economyThink tanksRecessions and depressionsPersonal loansEconomyPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsMcAllenTexasSan JoseFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 29 Jul 2014 15:59:26 GMTConference committee approves $17B VA health bill (AP) — House and Senate negotiators on Tuesday approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransHealth care reformLegislatureState governmentsMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:45:59 GMTShelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and several apartment blocks, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsExecutive branchSeniorsEventsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:59 GMTArgentina officials arrive for debt deadline talks YORK (AP) — Argentina's finance secretary has come to New York to join talks aimed at avoiding that country's second default in 13 years.aBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 16:36:55 GMTGeorgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaSt. PetersburgGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:21:33 GMTCommonwealth Games gets 1st doping case, Scotland (AP) — It was only a matter of time before a doping scandal hit the Commonwealth Games. This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.DENNIS PASSAsSportsWomen's cyclingWomen's track and fieldCommonwealth GamesMen's cyclingWomen's sportsMen's track and fieldTrack and fieldDopingCyclingAthlete retirementSummer Olympic gamesDoping regulationsEventsMen's sportsOlympic gamesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGlasgowScotlandEnglandNigeriaIndiaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:07 GMTUS negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal (AP) — The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval.BRADLEY KLAPPERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:29:37 GMTOpponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules (AP) — Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants.DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentClimateProduction facilitiesMunicipal governmentsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityCorporate newsLocal governmentsMaterials industryDenverUnited StatesMontanaColoradoNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 15:39:14 GMTLiberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the largest Liberian immigrant population in the United States.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMinnesotaUnited StatesMinneapolisNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:07:17 GMTClean air rules assailed as too much, too little (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsClimateProduction facilitiesMunicipal governmentsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityCorporate newsMaterials industryLocal governmentsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth AmericaMontana, 29 Jul 2014 16:28:33 GMTUS: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight (AP) — The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty.LARA JAKESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestInternational relationsEventsDiplomacyUkraineRussiaMoscowUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:27:12 GMTChina reports deadly attack in northwest (AP) — A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 15:50:19 GMTFeds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt LOUIS (AP) — A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody battle will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its effort to reclaim it for Egypt.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsVisual artsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEgyptUnited StatesSt. LouisMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaMissouri, 29 Jul 2014 16:37:19 GMTCorning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.MICHAEL HILLaBusinessGeneral newsScienceAstronomySpace explorationGalaxiesCorporate givingSpace launchesCorporate newsPhilanthropySocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorningNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 16:33:03 GMTAetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.TOM MURPHYfBusinessCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial services, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:49 GMTLondon's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale (AP) — One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 29 Jul 2014 16:34:36 GMTElegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.iGeneral newsOdditiesTravelLifestyleArt museumsVisual artsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelRodentsMammalsAnimalsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 15:50:56 GMT$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice (AP) — The price may be 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 16:16:42 GMT