FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 05:21:16 -0700Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessInfectious diseasesLiberiaUnited StatesGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneNorth CarolinaAfricaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 09:46:10 GMTReview: Petty's rock 'n' roll triumph Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye" (Reprise)DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 28 Jul 2014 11:38:56 GMTNo ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket."aGeneral newsOdditiesPortsmouthNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:33 GMTFather, stepmother of found boy due in court (AP) — The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.aGeneral newsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 11:03:50 GMTAbu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 11:59:10 GMTSmall plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crash-landed on a remote Florida Gulf Coast beach, killing a Georgia man and critically injuring his 9-year-old daughter as they walked along the shore.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaSarasotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 10:49:39 GMTItalian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90 (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesMilanItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 11:38:33 GMTDozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:55 GMTDollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in deal worth about $9B to create dollar-store giant, Va. (AP) — Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in deal worth about $9B to create dollar-store giant.aBusinessGeneral news, 28 Jul 2014 10:12:29 GMTSamsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTelecommunicationsMobile phonesConsumer electronicsSoftwareComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:03 GMTAbu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 Filipinos in road attack, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:35 GMTUS companies increasingly fish for growth overseas FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryProducts and servicesUnited StatesChinaIndiaEuropeEast AsiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaGreater ChinaAsiaSouth Asia, 28 Jul 2014 10:20:36 GMTNissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.YURI KAGEYAMAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsiaGreater China, 28 Jul 2014 09:09:48 GMTToddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.aGeneral newsOddities, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:33 GMTSarah Palin launches online subscription channel YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral news, 28 Jul 2014 11:13:49 GMTBritain reopens way for fracking (AP) — Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.MATTHEW KNIGHTiBusinessGeneral newsNational parksGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 11:23:13 GMTIn war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.KARIN LAUBIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesIslamPrayerExtended familyHolidaysReligionSocial affairsRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsEducation issuesSocial issuesEducationReligious issuesUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jul 2014 12:06:09 GMTEU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.htBusinessTechnologyMonopoly and antitrustMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCorporate newsEurope, 28 Jul 2014 10:42:26 GMTChina profits boost Asia stocks, Europe unenthused (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. Benchmarks in Paris and London also rose but many other European markets drifted lower.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaEuropeRussiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 09:29:19 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsIslamMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashVeteransReligionSocial affairsEventsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 28 Jul 2014 10:56:15 GMTRussia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos (AP) — An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct Russian oil company Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsInternational agreementsEventsRussiaUnited KingdomEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:13 GMTHK pro-democracy news site folds, citing pressure KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure, the latest sign of mounting tensions as the semiautonomous Chinese city braces for a possible shutdown of its financial center by activists fighting Beijing's desire to limit democratic reforms.iBusinessGeneral newsOnline news mediaMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyFreedom of the pressOnline mediaMediaNews mediaLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:02 GMTSpokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeRussiaNetherlandsDonetskMalaysiaWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 09:58:36 GMTMeat supplier: China unit fell short of standards (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFood safetyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsPublic healthHealthShanghaiChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 10:31:46 GMTIraqi officials: 14 bodies found in Baghdad (AP) — Iraqi officials say that 14 bullet-riddled bodies have been found in different areas of the capital, Baghdad.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 11:28:37 GMTUN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawEventsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGenevaUkraineDonetskSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 09:36:30 GMTOil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli (AP) — The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsFiresEmbassiesEvacuationsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersInternational relationsWar and unrestLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaGermanyAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 11:51:16 GMTMeat supplier says China unit violated standards (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.iBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:26 GMTUS: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsGeneral newsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCrimeaRussiaUkraineMoscowUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 09:32:11 GMTIsrael carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lull (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.PETER ENAVKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesCease firesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territoriesGaza, 28 Jul 2014 09:01:09 GMTRussia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos (AP) — An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was once the country's biggest oil producer.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWinter Olympic gamesGovernment and politicsOlympic gamesEventsInternational agreementsEnergy industryIndustriesSportsRussiaMoscowUnited KingdomEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 12:15:43 GMTPorch shooter back in court for 3rd day of trial (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:47 GMTInternational police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting erupts, Ukraine (AP) — International police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting erupts.iGeneral newsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:02 GMTAP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.DINA CAPPIELLOaGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnvironmental concernsWater environmentOceansEconomyBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateNorfolkUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 09:01:28 GMTGovernment said to suppress evidence in Blackwater (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.wGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 11:44:06 GMTHamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 12:15:12 GMTPakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.ZAHEER BABARiGeneral newsReligious strifeSocial mediaRiotsCrimeViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFiresAccidents and disastersPolitical and civil unrestPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 11:59:11 GMTShould the condemned suffer? Victim families torn Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death.ALLEN G. BREEDaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTaylorOhioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 08:51:05 GMTOutgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.iGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanGaza StripCentral AsiaAsiaPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 10:18:25 GMTKorean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.fBusinessSportsTable tennisSports governanceOlympic gamesWinter Olympic gamesEventsSouth KoreaPyeongchangSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 09:38:36 GMTLiberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneGuineaTogo, 28 Jul 2014 12:09:25 GMTDollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.aBusinessGeneral news, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:17 GMTTyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrazilUnited StatesSpringdaleArkansasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 11:55:52 GMTPolice team turns back from Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAccidentsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineDonetskKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 11:48:03 GMTJapan to step up sanctions against Russia (AP) — Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsJapanCrimeaMoscowRussiaUkraineEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 10:56:20 GMTIsraeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull (AP) — Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIslamCease firesReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 11:04:22 GMTSyria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestIslamPrayerWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:29 GMTHernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific (AP) — Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 09:02:42 GMTObama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaAfricaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouthern AfricaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 09:33:34 GMTPhilippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine president has called his opponents desperate and says many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 11:35:34 GMT