FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2014 04:28:52 -0700Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal without protests, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles recited prayers and offered white and orange scarves Thursday during the cremation ceremony for a revered Tibetan monk, whose funeral in Nepal nearly fell victim to regional politics.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsBuddhismFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsReligionPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsNepalTibetBhutanSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 31 Jul 2014 09:01:10 GMTIsrael calls up another 16,000 reserves (AP) — Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis.PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 31 Jul 2014 08:55:40 GMTFired OSU band director says he was fixing culture, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.aGeneral newsSportsHazing ritualsSocial issuesSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 10:33:13 GMTWisconsin Supreme Court to rule on union law, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Gov. Scott Walker's recall election.aGeneral newsState governmentsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 10:28:32 GMTVolkswagen 2nd quarter profit up but revenue slips (AP) — Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, says its net income rose 14.1 percent in the second quarter although revenues slipped even as unit sales pushed higher.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:27 GMTCho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.HYUNG-JIN KIMiBusinessGeneral newsSportsTable tennisSports governanceWinter Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsSouth KoreaPyeongchangEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 08:50:50 GMTTarget hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover (AP) — Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover.aBusinessGeneral news, 31 Jul 2014 11:04:02 GMTRussian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site, Ukraine (AP) — A delegation from Russia's state aviation body hopes to visit the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in east Ukraine two weeks ago, an agency spokesman said Thursday.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationElectionsUkraineRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 09:51:05 GMTSamsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge, South Korea (AP) — Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.htBusinessTechnologyLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 09:49:21 GMTUkrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.DAVID McHUGHiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationEventsElectionsUkraineKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:37:37 GMT2 killed, 1 injured in northeast China shootings (AP) — Police in northeastern China say two people have been killed and one injured in a pair of apparently related shooting incidents.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 10:30:01 GMTInvestigators reach Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsUkraineNetherlandsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 11:13:01 GMTNeymar says back improving during Japan trip (AP) — Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.JIM ARMSTRONGsSportsMen's sportsAthlete injuries2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerSoccerAthlete healthEventsInternational soccerProfessional soccerJapanTokyoBrazilEast AsiaAsiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Jul 2014 10:33:36 GMTTarget names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 11:11:42 GMTChinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit (AP) — A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 10:46:10 GMTPanel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiCorporate crimeUtilitiesProduction facilitiesEventsCorporate newsCrimeIndustriesTsunamisNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:21 GMTDad of jailed reporter: Son a victim of injustice, Kenya (AP) — The father of an Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt says he respects the integrity of Egypt's courts but knows his son is the victim of injustice.iGeneral newsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 10:51:27 GMTAP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill, North Korea (AP) — Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 11:15:22 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 newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsIsraelMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 09:53:12 GMTMudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead, India (AP) — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead.MANISH MEHTAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersMissing personsStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 10:40:14 GMTFormer aide to Prince Philip charged in sex case (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:47 GMTJury to hear from defense in porch shooting trial (AP) — The defense is to present its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 11:19:21 GMTChina lets 1st foreigners into army news briefing (AP) — Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from reaching the Defense Ministry.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsJournalismMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 11:18:19 GMTUN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official who went to Vietnam to assess religious freedom there said Thursday that security agents closely monitored his visit and people he wanted to meet were harassed and intimidated.iGeneral newsReligionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 09:54:12 GMTRussia ordered to pay another $2.5 bln for Yukos (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay out nearly 1.9 billion euros ($2.5 billion) to shareholders of Yukos, the oil producer that the government had dismantled over a decade ago.iBusinessGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRussiaFranceEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:22 GMTIsrael vows to destroy Hamas tunnels (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesProperty damageWar casualtiesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 31 Jul 2014 10:06:17 GMTIsrael PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire' (AP) — Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 09:04:58 GMTExpat Turks begin voting in presidential elections, Turkey (AP) — Turks living abroad began casting votes on Thursday to choose Turkey's first directly elected president. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are voting in their countries of residence for Turkish elections.iGeneral newsVotingElectionsPolitical scandalsNational electionsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:21:15 GMTAP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsAnimalsMountain lionsWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMammalsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 08:32:53 GMTSwiss central bank reports $17.7B half-year profit (AP) — Switzerland's central bank posted a profit Thursday of 16.1 billion Swiss francs ($17.7 billion) for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 08:36:04 GMTAussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.iGeneral newsSportsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderGlasgowAustraliaScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeOceania, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:38 GMTPhilanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court (AP) — Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsArt galleriesArt museumsVisual artsLegal proceedingsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelLaw and order, 31 Jul 2014 08:48:48 GMTS. Leone declares health emergency amid Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:17 GMTAmputee jumper won't contest team exclusion, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.sSportsTrack and fieldGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:25:47 GMTHaunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polish struggle against the Nazis — becoming a messenger and a guard.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestNazismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 09:16:21 GMTHaunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polish struggle against the Nazis — becoming a messenger and a guard.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestNazismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 09:58:20 GMTInvestigators say they reach Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has for the first time reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsAccidentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationElectionsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsRussiaKievWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 11:01:43 GMTGerman machinery industry hit by Russia tensions (AP) — A group representing Germany's machinery industry revised its output forecast sharply lower on Thursday, pointing to the effects of political tension with Russia and the wider uncertainty it has caused.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsEconomyGovernment and politicsRussiaGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 10:56:12 GMTOld remains found in unrefrigerated morgue, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's medical examiner is trying to identify several bodies that had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Providence funeral home.aGeneral newsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 09:45:34 GMTNokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic (AP) — Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan's Panasonic Corp.htBusinessTechnologyWireless technology, 31 Jul 2014 09:13:56 GMT7 killed, 13 missing as boat sinks in Indonesia, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying Indonesian villagers to their hometown to celebrate the end of Ramadan sank Thursday after hitting a stump in a river, leaving a woman and six children dead and at least 13 others missing, an official said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 10:36:15 GMTMalaysian prime minister in Netherlands (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and continuing problems accessing the crash site in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsNetherlandsMalaysiaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 09:33:45 GMTSpain evacuates embassy staff from Libya (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli.iGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSpainLibyaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 09:03:19 GMTFast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares (AP) — Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFood safetyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPublic healthHealthAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaBeijingShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 08:54:09 GMTEurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent (AP) — The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, likely adding pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyRecessions and depressionsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:11 GMTAiling Portuguese bank's shares sink after losses, Portugal (AP) — Shares in troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo have plunged by more than 50 percent in volatile early trading on the Lisbon stock exchange a day after it reported a record half-year loss of 3.58 billion euros ($4.8 billion).fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 10:25:55 GMTAdidas issues profit warning on Russia risks (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine.GEIR MOULSONfBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesRussiaGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:19 GMTPanasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProduction facilitiesAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCorporate newsUtilitiesEnergy industryIndustrial technologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 09:14:07 GMTKey prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial, Va. (AP) — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsShoppingLaw and orderLifestyleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 09:13:45 GMTWorld stocks drift after US Fed stays course, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly easy monetary policy that has underpinned gains in global stock markets for several years.KAY JOHNSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsIndiaChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 08:45:31 GMT