FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 11:27:11 -0700Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress (AP) — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.aOdditiesPolitical endorsementsGovernment and politicsElectionsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:43:27 GMTParolee convicted of killing NY officer, 2nd man, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City parolee was convicted Monday of a murderous rampage that included shooting a suburban police officer at point-blank range during a traffic stop, fleeing and then executing a carjacking victim moments later.FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderQueensNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:09:40 GMTClinton: US needs orderly process for border kids (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical refugeesImmigrationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:11 GMT3 female suicide bomber kill several in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in one of three suicide bombings by females in Kano in two days, police said.IBRAHIM GARBAHEATHER MURDOCKiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Jul 2014 18:09:20 GMT5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:The Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSenegalAfricaNigeriaSierra Leone, 28 Jul 2014 17:14:35 GMTDefense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:13:01 GMTSuspect dead, marshals and cop wounded in NYC YORK (AP) — Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.aGeneral newsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:12:01 GMTAttack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:17 GMTIn Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsMilitant groupsNationalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 17:36:32 GMTGroup honors third Kennywood coaster as 'landmark' MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a "Coaster Landmark" — the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh.tTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:31 GMTTiger Woods to return to Notah Begay charity event, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning to play in Notah Begay's charity event.sSportsMen's sportsCelebrityCharity fundraisingMen's golfGolfEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhilanthropySocial affairs, 28 Jul 2014 18:03:23 GMTCORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs (AP) — CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said FAA fines Southwest $12 million)wBusinessGovernment and politics, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:58 GMTIsraeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 18:07:53 GMTJury selection begins in Wisconsin kidnapping, Wis. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.aGeneral newsViolent crimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsCrimeMissing personsLaw and orderWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:16:31 GMTJurors get case of Eastern Michigan player slaying ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A jury is considering the fate of a man charged with murder in the robbery and shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCollege footballCrimeTheftLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:37:07 GMTDeal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday.MATTHEW DALYwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransHealth care costsLegislatureLegislationMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 28 Jul 2014 18:18:21 GMTCorrection: Tour de France story (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago.iGeneral newsSportsTour de FranceMen's sportsCyclingDopingMen's cyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceItalyParisSicilyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 18:13:22 GMTFAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politics, 28 Jul 2014 18:14:09 GMTRussia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos (AP) — Russia was ordered Monday to pay more than $50 billion for expropriating what was once the country's largest oil producer, Yukos, in a court ruling that adds economic and diplomatic pressure on the country at a time of increasing isolation.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsWinter Olympic gamesEconomyOlympic gamesEventsOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesSportsRussiaMoscowUnited KingdomNetherlandsEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 17:47:11 GMTLloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group is paying $369 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated a key global interest rate.DANICA KIRKAMARCY GORDONfBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodities and futures regulationScotlandUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:30 GMTBolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy.iGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment and politicsBoliviaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 17:57:41 GMTA double-header of biopics for Chadwick Boseman YORK (AP) — A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 28 Jul 2014 17:45:31 GMTLawyer: Teen admits role in fatal carjacking (AP) — A lawyer says his 19-year-old client has admitted a role in a Philadelphia carjacking that ended with the hit-and-run deaths of three children.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsAccidentsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:36:42 GMTFAA fines Southwest Airlines $12 million for flying airliners without making proper repairs (AP) — FAA fines Southwest Airlines $12 million for flying airliners without making proper repairs.wBusinessGovernment and politics, 28 Jul 2014 17:47:18 GMTZillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan YORK (AP) — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate news, 28 Jul 2014 17:13:21 GMTJury says it is stuck in Ventura case after 5 days PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The jury weighing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle told the judge Monday they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict, but he asked them to keep trying.STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 28 Jul 2014 18:13:30 GMTObama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsSummitsGeneral newsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityAfricaSouth AfricaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouthern AfricaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:09:33 GMTSea star disease strikes Washington marine centers ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.aGeneral newsScienceStarfishDiseases and conditionsWater environmentCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAnimalsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePort AngelesWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:59:41 GMTUS fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism aimed at Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, with U.S. officials saying Kerry had in no way abandoned key Israeli needs.MATTHEW LEEJULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesNational securityGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 17:44:07 GMTWhite House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions (AP) — The White House says it expects the European Union to impose new sanctions this week against Russia, including against key sectors of the Russian economy, and that the United States will implement additional measures as well.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesRussiaUkraineDistrict of ColumbiaEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 17:35:22 GMTMedicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer (AP) — Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERRICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment-funded health insuranceLegislaturePersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment business and financeGovernment financeNational governmentsGovernment programsHealth care industryIndustriesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policy, 28 Jul 2014 17:42:42 GMTSailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.STEPHEN WADEsSportsSailingAthlete healthSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 17:21:32 GMTFederal appeals court upholds judge's ruling that Va. gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, Va. (AP) — Federal appeals court upholds judge's ruling that Va. gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issues, 28 Jul 2014 17:30:47 GMTFeds: Sexual assault suspect, 2 marshals and police officer wounded in New York City shootout YORK (AP) — Feds: Sexual assault suspect, 2 marshals and police officer wounded in New York City shootout.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:02:11 GMTA look at how Dollar Tree, Family Dollar differ YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is stepping up its fight for penny-pinching customers. On Monday, the discounter said it would acquire rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, making it the biggest player in the dollar store category. The acquisition comes as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going after lower-income customers with smaller stores. Despite their names, Dollar Store and Family Dollar vary in their business models.The Associated PressfBusiness, 28 Jul 2014 17:53:26 GMTTornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsStormsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAccidentsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:46:15 GMTPolice investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine, Maine (AP) — A family of five found shot to death in their Maine apartment had moved from Arizona because of the sour economy and had financial problems, according to a relative.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMainePhoenixUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:42 GMTUS stocks flip between slight gains and losses YORK (AP) — Major stock market indexes drifted between slight gains and losses Monday afternoon, as traders prepare for a week full of reports on the economy and corporate profits.MATTHEW CRAFTJOE McDONALDaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate profitsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureRussiaUnited StatesChinaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 18:06:03 GMT911 call reveals unusual home intruder _ a snake, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder — a large snake.aOdditiesSnakesReptilesAnimalsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:33:57 GMTTrial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the devastating 1995 attack.BRADY McCOMBSTIM TALLEYaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeBombingsOpen governmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesSalt Lake CityNorth AmericaUtah, 28 Jul 2014 17:57:09 GMTIsraeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 17:42:48 GMTRule aimed at cutting coal-fired plant's emissions, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West.FELICIA FONSECAaBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryUtilitiesIndustriesCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAir qualityEnvironmental concerns, 28 Jul 2014 18:19:54 GMTUS court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsConstitutionsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleVirginiaUnited StatesRichmondNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:59:21 GMTGaza militants sneak into Israel through tunnel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says Gaza militants have infiltrated into Israel through a tunnel under the Gaza-Israel border and have opened fire on soldiers.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 28 Jul 2014 17:16:12 GMTUS: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to pressure it to release a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States for alleged drug trafficking.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsDiplomacyCrimeSmugglingInternational relationsGovernment and politicsArubaVenezuelaNetherlandsUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanSouth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:31 GMTUkraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestInternational relationsCrimeEventsUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:21:40 GMTSuspect, US marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout YORK (AP) — Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.aGeneral newsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 18:03:55 GMTFormer Va. governor's corruption trial begins, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 17:52:12 GMTMillions displaced by religious violence in 2013 (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious strifeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligion, 28 Jul 2014 17:30:12 GMTIsraeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution' (AP) — Israeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution'iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Jul 2014 17:32:51 GMT