FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:31:09 -07:00TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devoteeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07cd6fb021b4fde9edef553cd0e1fecWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:50:22 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07cd6fb021b4fde9edef553cd0e1fec23 people missing in Lao military helicopter accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2aa6d5247e94558ae5c10ce467512a3Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:53:14 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — A Laotian army helicopter had an accident shortly after it left the capital and 23 people on board were missing, the Lao News Agency said on Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2aa6d5247e94558ae5c10ce467512a3Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar diedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/700b6208a76e4f76a752803a072b25a8Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:23:50 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/700b6208a76e4f76a752803a072b25a8Belgium's Solvay to buy US Cytec for $5.5 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f810800103df49ada544a1a04dd163bbWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:55:54 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's chemical group Solvay has announced it will buy U.S.-based Cytec for $5.5 billion, making it the second biggest company in the aerospace composite materials market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f810800103df49ada544a1a04dd163bbActivists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80909cf590314e8b93163781151c3fc2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:22:23 GMTBERLIN (AP) — An activist group says some 1,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in the German capital because authorities in Berlin are unable to cope with the influx of people seeking asylum.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80909cf590314e8b93163781151c3fc2Greek prime minister says doesn't want early elections but party rebels could force his handhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/576ba11fbd6444679fed4865b03b3ae1Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:09:32 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prime minister says doesn't want early elections but party rebels could force his hand.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/576ba11fbd6444679fed4865b03b3ae1Altria beats 2Q profit forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fed60be1bc214d31a3872f8fefe99cbbWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:23:28 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group (MO) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.45 billion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fed60be1bc214d31a3872f8fefe99cbbInsurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2624e340761407a9521ab8829aeb68dWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:13:10 GMTHealth insurer Anthem has bumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2624e340761407a9521ab8829aeb68dTrevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gighttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c7b6536138f454da8b04c205f59676fWed, 29 Jul 2015 09:25:26 GMTSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c7b6536138f454da8b04c205f59676fSaudi police officer shot dead in the east of the kingdomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4da7f016e8fa482db281a4d3b42ec491Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:37:49 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the east of the kingdom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4da7f016e8fa482db281a4d3b42ec491Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/117f94e298054ed2bade7146b2b5d336Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:25:00 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/117f94e298054ed2bade7146b2b5d336Trade ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44b042e0050a4642bb7786b7a2e5c30dWed, 29 Jul 2015 09:55:35 GMTLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim are meeting on the Hawaiian island on Maui to negotiate a trade pact.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44b042e0050a4642bb7786b7a2e5c30dMichel Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bff2d51f4e8456b87ee3049bced08a5Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:09:00 GMTNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bff2d51f4e8456b87ee3049bced08a5Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terroristhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c23f418fc4bf475082f916d8c7cb21a4Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:03:17 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c23f418fc4bf475082f916d8c7cb21a4Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15cb73dfc2ff4f43ae9a9a87fd6808edWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:20:35 GMTNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15cb73dfc2ff4f43ae9a9a87fd6808edAverage US vehicle age hits record 11.5 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0a9431743dd4bb390d4c9b166ed5b2cWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:29:04 GMTDETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0a9431743dd4bb390d4c9b166ed5b2cPoland's richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies at 65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f9cc875be684a0180fc8853c668c699Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:45:43 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f9cc875be684a0180fc8853c668c699Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1c968bcbd784a4996192664fb40bc5aWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:52:11 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1c968bcbd784a4996192664fb40bc5aChina auto sales slump hits industry fortuneshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87ef7affb63c4b618af4afd39ef354bdWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:31:57 GMTBEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87ef7affb63c4b618af4afd39ef354bd23 people missing from military helicopter accident in Laoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0864b526c8b04a26b36f1a69d4b0a1d6Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:28 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — The Lao News Agency says 23 people have been missing after a Laotian army helicopter had an accident after leaving the capital on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0864b526c8b04a26b36f1a69d4b0a1d6Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a58e7e814f264ff981ce01418b0d3d89Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:44:32 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after a series of bombings and shootings in Sydney left four people dead, police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect in a case that terrorized Australia's legal fraternity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a58e7e814f264ff981ce01418b0d3d89AP PHOTOS: Italy's cowboys show off their skillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfaa5434b8c443dbb16b2f31eadcf3e2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:15:10 GMTPIANE VOMANO, Italy (AP) — Italy may be better-known for its soccer skills, but on ranches across the country, cowboys are honing their skills of horsemanship and cattle management, and dreaming of taking on the Americans at their own game.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfaa5434b8c443dbb16b2f31eadcf3e2New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d456db953764009a91dc311ac0698c3Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:13:50 GMTPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d456db953764009a91dc311ac0698c310 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17bcaee7dc2e48ac95bd42a3c6a90f73Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:08:35 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17bcaee7dc2e48ac95bd42a3c6a90f73Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73b8a19f51b343139ea301539576d43fWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:29 GMTTHANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73b8a19f51b343139ea301539576d43fCoast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa6d9a6c64744ec78252c399360f0f7cWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:24:04 GMTABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) — Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa6d9a6c64744ec78252c399360f0f7cRussia security boss: IS recruits come from over 100 nationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e7e0e7de1b4b5a8bc322fc4a1aaa36Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:21 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's security chief says the Islamic State group has recruited nationals of more than 100 countries, posing a long-term threat to global stability.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e7e0e7de1b4b5a8bc322fc4a1aaa36Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/338077909d9e439eb7b00abce950b364Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:27:46 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/338077909d9e439eb7b00abce950b364Man pleads guilty over shot outside military recruiting sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ecde495c91049c78d022070aaafc73cWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:27:38 GMTLANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A civilian who accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside an Ohio military recruiting center while trying to guard it has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ecde495c91049c78d022070aaafc73cMan accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705530cea2fe4c31a8b56b132be8b91cWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:22:18 GMTBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705530cea2fe4c31a8b56b132be8b91cTokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium changehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d08e13193b641dbb940378d33b6374dWed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:57 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d08e13193b641dbb940378d33b6374dGermany's HeidelbergCement to buy Italcementihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d8ae5142bb47ea94145fda9a6dba67Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:04:21 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's HeidelbergCement AG says it plans to buy Italy's Italcementi, starting with the 1.67 billion euro ($1.85 billion) acquisition of a 45 percent stake.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d8ae5142bb47ea94145fda9a6dba67Putin: Russia will oppose international tribunal for MH17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ccd495b6397405ca8d3b37d5542a13aWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:12:52 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ccd495b6397405ca8d3b37d5542a13aEurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blockedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a62346b29b774934a9a3a4079fbd0247Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:22:27 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. Eurotunnel said it had blocked more than 37,000 such attempts by migrants to reach Britain since January.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a62346b29b774934a9a3a4079fbd0247Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da06d12d2b6e414ebab60e6d8869e632Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:24:04 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities said Wednesday, as Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish party called for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da06d12d2b6e414ebab60e6d8869e632Jury awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoninghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff00c5408cf4399ae3c3942385239d2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:13:08 GMTPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff00c5408cf4399ae3c3942385239d2Barclays reports sevenfold increase in profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2a7870da9ea44ef92050e0d99527105Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:52:56 GMTLONDON (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second largest bank, said Tuesday that second quarter profit increased sevenfold, boosted by earnings from investment banking and a 496 million pound ($774 million) gain on assets acquired from Lehman Brothers in 2008.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2a7870da9ea44ef92050e0d99527105Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d479089319204bbca6d1b5e7603a4ed6Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:28:07 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d479089319204bbca6d1b5e7603a4ed6Trump hosts Women's British Open as Park resumes slam questhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/802fa86e9142418dad165c51c9d4dcc8Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:05:34 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Inbee Park resuming her quest for the career Grand Slam. Teenage prodigy Lydia Ko seeking that elusive first major. Michelle Wie going for victory with an injured left foot.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/802fa86e9142418dad165c51c9d4dcc8Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44f3a94d5c2e4f0d801df753b87b69b5Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:17:17 GMTROME (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, a war story with Idris Elba and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44f3a94d5c2e4f0d801df753b87b69b5Men accused in plot to kill blogger due in Boston courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13d5d41a9b7342c1a510357d3f3415a7Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:51:42 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims are heading back to court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13d5d41a9b7342c1a510357d3f3415a7Eurotunnel says more than 37,000 attempts by migrants to reach Britain blocked since Jan. 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27f150a8540f4b88a78ea9e47c90901cWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:55:26 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Eurotunnel says more than 37,000 attempts by migrants to reach Britain blocked since Jan. 1.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27f150a8540f4b88a78ea9e47c90901cPoland's richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies suddenly at 65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac596fc58084bc1a240f1ee4476f324Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:02:20 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kulczyk Holding says that its founder and president, Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest businessman, has died from complications after surgery. He was 65.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac596fc58084bc1a240f1ee4476f324Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2c7a2cee77b4ff6811b9be011307029Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:59:03 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2c7a2cee77b4ff6811b9be011307029Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/094d40f8dfe944478fd40abb16355afeWed, 29 Jul 2015 09:56:04 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/094d40f8dfe944478fd40abb16355afeIsrael pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/106eb0db34394e02ab18cfb4a125986dWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:09:38 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/106eb0db34394e02ab18cfb4a125986dGreece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f2085aaa551435d8b94ac2edd89426dWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:16:23 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says he does not want early elections, but rebels within his radical left Syriza party could force his hand.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f2085aaa551435d8b94ac2edd89426dCalais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach Englandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce5e426799264a9ba3f52701fc7bc6d0Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:46:26 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce5e426799264a9ba3f52701fc7bc6d0Iraqi government declares 4-day holiday over severe heatwavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f11f182aefaf46db956b4f527d1ba66dWed, 29 Jul 2015 09:54:57 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Council of Ministers has declared a four-day mandatory holiday beginning Thursday as temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees Fahrenheit).http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f11f182aefaf46db956b4f527d1ba66dIsrael OKs settlement building amid standoff with settlershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c9e8474cec34deaa989a15e763c0690Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:50:10 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Prime Minister's office said Wednesday it has approved the "immediate construction" of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El and has advanced plans for 504 new housing units in Israeli settlement areas in east Jerusalem.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c9e8474cec34deaa989a15e763c0690