FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Aug 2014 01:34:26 -0700Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue, Ky. (AP) — The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side by side as they face armies of hecklers trying to move them off their talking points.ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsKentuckyUnited StatesMayfieldNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 07:58:12 GMTHate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife — that much is certain.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityFugitivesAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsHate crimesCrimeExtraditionSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionBrooklynNew York CityIsraelNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 02 Aug 2014 06:17:20 GMTRobert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines, Mass. (AP) — Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityHyannisMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 06:55:33 GMTSearch ends for 3 believed killed by sex offenders, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have given up the search for three women they believe were killed in Southern California by a pair of convicted sex offenders who were wearing GPS trackers, police said Friday.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeViolent crimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:57:34 GMT40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said.SUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsTransportationMass transit systemsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 04:14:22 GMTLandslide blocks Nepal river; 8 people die, Nepal (AP) — A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal, causing the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages, officials said Saturday.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersFloodsAccidents and disastersLakesLand environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 07:42:22 GMTPush for charges in NYC police chokehold death YORK (AP) — New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 05:19:25 GMTLightning sparks dozens of new California fires, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that forced about 120 people to evacuate.aGeneral newsFire weatherFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 04:33:49 GMT5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa Americans who had been working to treat Ebola patients in Africa have been stricken by the disease. Officials say they will be taken to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital in a tightly sealed isolation unit. The first is expected to arrive Saturday, and the other a few days later, according to hospital officials.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaSierra LeoneWest Africa, 02 Aug 2014 08:08:25 GMTAbreu extends streak, White Sox beat Twins 10-8 (AP) — Jose Abreu reached base five times while extending his hitting streak to 21 games, and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 on Friday night.ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 04:17:01 GMTManny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94 Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityPerforming arts, 02 Aug 2014 06:43:14 GMTTropical storm dumps rain in eastern Caribbean JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean on Friday night as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands.DANICA COTOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsPower outagesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersService outagesPuerto RicoDominican RepublicCaribbeanDominicaBarbadosU.S. Virgin IslandsLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Aug 2014 03:10:55 GMTGeorge suffers serious leg injury in US exhibition VEGAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.W.G. RAMIREZsSportsAthlete injuriesInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballUnited StatesLas VegasNorth AmericaNevada, 02 Aug 2014 04:18:21 GMTToday in History is Saturday, August 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.The Associated PressaComputer crime1990-91 Gulf WarCrimeArmed forcesGeneral newsEventsViolent crimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 02 Aug 2014 04:00:01 GMTJustice delayed is pondered in Cambodia PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians though starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution.SOPHENG CHEANGiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGenocidesCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestCambodiaPhnom PenhVietnamSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 06:29:31 GMTRare whale fossil pulled from California backyard PALOS VERDES, California (AP) — A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.MATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsScienceSearch and rescue effortsFossilsWhalesMuseumsPaleontologyAnimalsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:12:54 GMTFires force evacuations in West Coast states, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.aGeneral newsProperty damageFire weatherEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesWeatherEnvironment and natureCaliforniaOregonWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 08:23:02 GMTChen leads Orioles past Mariners 2-1 (AP) — After Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen put together another dominant performance Friday against Seattle, his thoughts were with his family and friends thousands of miles away in his native Taiwan.TODD KARPOVICHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:07:25 GMTSerena Williams reaches semi at Stanford, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic.RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 05:36:34 GMTObama has room to maneuver on immigration changes (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislatureGovernment programsLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Aug 2014 07:35:07 GMTQuotations in the News"We are under fire, every minute or so tanks fire shells at us. ... Now we are sitting in the stairwell, 11 members of my family, my brother, his nine children and wife. We just have water to drink and the radio to hear the news." — Gaza Strip resident Ayman Al-Arja, 45, after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas broke down.The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrest, 02 Aug 2014 07:13:34 GMTIsrael bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.IBRAHIM BARZAKARON HELLERiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesMissing personsPrisoner exchangeCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 02 Aug 2014 08:10:59 GMTTrout and Hamilton homer, Angels beat Rays 5-3 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton homered to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:03:36 GMTDonald Young to face Raonic in Washington semis (AP) — There appeared to be little reason to expect Donald Young to make a deep run at the Citi Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsAthlete healthMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesCanadaJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 03:44:19 GMTCubs beat Dodgers 8-2, ending LA's streak at 6 ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Hendricks scattered four hits over seven innings, Starlin Castro had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 8-2 on Friday night, snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak.BETH HARRISsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sports, 02 Aug 2014 05:39:47 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 07:28:16 GMTMedica has 5 hits, 2 homers in Padres' 10-1 win DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night.BERNIE WILSONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 05:30:27 GMTUS aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care YORK (AP) — When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country.MIKE STOBBEaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaUnited StatesAtlantaWest AfricaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 02 Aug 2014 08:07:18 GMTGordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon's fight to stay on the field isn't over.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceDopingSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:52:10 GMTCar parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100 (AP) — Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported.GILLIAN WONGiBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsAccidentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryMedia and entertainment industryLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 07:28:30 GMTTaiwan's pipeline probe focuses on petrochem firm, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwan's second biggest city are focusing their investigation on a petrochemical firm after a series of gas pipeline explosions ripped streets apart and flung cars into the air, killing 27 people and injured 267 others.GLADYS TSAIRALPH JENNINGSiBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesTaiwanTaipeiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 07:50:53 GMTUS cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action.MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsCease firesMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 02 Aug 2014 05:04:23 GMTLandslide blocks mountain river; 6 people die, Nepal (AP) — Police say a massive landslide has blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal and caused the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLand environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 04:17:51 GMTCar factory blast in China kills more than 40 (AP) — An explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 03:52:30 GMTCar workshop blast in China kills more than 40 (AP) — An explosion at a car workshop in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 03:39:34 GMTHamas: Missing soldier likely killed in strike CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas military on Saturday distanced itself from the disappearance of a soldier Israel says is suspected to have been captured by Hamas fighters in Gaza.KARIN LAUBHAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsWar and unrestMissing personsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 02 Aug 2014 03:43:40 GMTGPS satellite launched into space CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite has been launched into space.aGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:54:45 GMTPeralta wins 13th, Brewers beat Cardinals 7-4 LOUIS (AP) — Wily Peralta won his 13th game to tie for the National League lead and Aramis Ramirez powered the Milwaukee Brewers with a home run and RBI double off St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in a 7-4 victory Friday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:36:12 GMTPetit's homer leads Astros over Blue Jays, 3-1 (AP) — Gregorio Petit's first career home run put Houston on top in the eighth inning and the Astros held on for a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night, snapping Toronto's six-game winning streak.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 02 Aug 2014 03:16:56 GMTCongress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 02 Aug 2014 05:44:51 GMTPirates erupt in final 2 innings, beat Arizona 9-4 (AP) — Josh Harrison tripled, doubled and scored twice and the Pittsburgh Pirates erupted in the final two innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 on Friday night.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 05:53:08 GMTIsrael pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.KARIN LAUBHAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesMissing personsWar casualtiesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 04:22:28 GMT3-year-old girl killed in Philadelphia shooting (AP) — A 3-year-old girl who was sitting on her front porch getting her hair done was killed Friday night when a man opened fire during an argument, police and witnesses said. Three adults were injured.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 04:56:59 GMTLandslide blocks Nepal river; 6 people die, Nepal (AP) — A massive landslide blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal and caused the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages, officials said Saturday.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLakesLand environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:58 GMTBrady Schnell shoots 59 in PGA Tour Canada event, Alberta (AP) — Brady Schnell shot a 13-under 59 on Friday in the ATB Financial Classic, holing out from 122 yards for eagle on the par-4 ninth hole to become the second player in PGA Tour Canada history to break 60.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsCanadaAlbertaNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 03:50:12 GMTRaul Ibanez homers to carry Royals past A's 1-0, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray has been so good over the past two months the Oakland Athletics haven't needed to score runs in bunches.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 05:30:27 GMTGarcia takes lead with record-tying round, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia didn't think there was anything special about his golf at the Bridgestone Invitational, at least for nine holes.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsBritish Open GolfMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 07:06:32 GMTPuerto Rico braces for rain from tropical storm JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha spun toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic early Saturday after dumping heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean and causing several power outages in the region.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPuerto RicoSan JuanDominican RepublicCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Aug 2014 04:01:35 GMTGreek frigate returns after Libya evacuation, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya returned early Saturday to a port near Athens.DEREK GATOPOULOSTHEODORA TONGASiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesEvacuationsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGreeceUnited KingdomLibyaChinaAthensPolandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 02 Aug 2014 08:21:22 GMTChinese state media: factory blast has killed between 40 and 65 people in eastern Kunshan city (AP) — Chinese state media: factory blast has killed between 40 and 65 people in eastern Kunshan city.iGeneral newsMedia, 02 Aug 2014 03:10:12 GMT