FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 07:22:33 -0700US stocks open mixed on Wall Street YORK (AP) — The stock market is opening mixed at the start of a busy week as a batch of merger announcements lift shares in Family Dollar and other companies.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 28 Jul 2014 13:51:47 GMTReport says surveillance is hampering journalists YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment information leaksClassified informationGovernment and politicsNational securityJournalistsPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:35:28 GMT'Crazy Eyes' actress Uzo Aduba is crazy about fans ANGELES (AP) — "Orange Is the New Black" actress Uzo Aduba is flooded with marriage proposals these days.NICOLE EVATTeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:16:30 GMTTake off your clothes to make it in TV YORK (AP) — A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsHome buyingTelevisionMediaResidential real estateLifestyle, 28 Jul 2014 13:18:25 GMT2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner says the manhunt for two men in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two people believed to have information.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:15:27 GMTOil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsEvacuationsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLibyaEgyptTripoliCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jul 2014 13:39:55 GMTCops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square YORK (AP) — A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.MICHAEL R. SISAKtTravelLifestyleArrestsCrimeLegislationViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderLegislatureGovernment and politicsNew York CityManhattanBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:14:25 GMTUkrainian PM urges vote to pay for war, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister says parliament needs to come up with more money to pay the mounting costs from the war against pro-Russian separatists and to rebuild infrastructure shattered by the fighting.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 14:02:09 GMTBeach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.JENNIFER McDERMOTTaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWesterlyConnecticutRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:59:50 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 unrestManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 12:58:58 GMTYes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeWrestlingTheftPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:23:58 GMTDefense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued 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 proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:48:11 GMT'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs YORK (AP) — Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:42:41 GMTCrews increase containment on California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for more about 1,200 people.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersProperty damageEvacuationsAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSacramento, 28 Jul 2014 14:08:40 GMTCable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.tTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksInjuriesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRecreation and leisureLeisure travelHealthSanduskyOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:09:08 GMTUS official fume as Venezuelan general slips grasp, Venezuela (AP) — US officials are saying Venezuela may have used threats to obtain the freedom of a former general detained in Aruba at the request of the American government.iGeneral newsVenezuelaNetherlandsArubaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbean, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:30 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 13:13:43 GMTRPM Intl agrees to $797.5M deal on asbestos claims, Ohio (AP) — RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMedinaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:49:23 GMTReport says surveillance hampering journalists YORK (AP) — Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists.DAVID BAUDERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMedia, 28 Jul 2014 13:33:17 GMTInfrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach.tTravelLifestyleAnimalsTurtlesCoastlines and beachesWildlifeReptilesEnvironment and natureEnvironmentFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:18:10 GMTFemale suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:56 GMTVirus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.LINDSEY TANNERaBusinessHealthAccess to health careMedicationChild and teen healthRespiratory syncytial virusHealth issuesPregnancy and childbirthSexual and reproductive healthWomen's healthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:53:35 GMTVirgin America files for IPO YORK (AP) — Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:44:46 GMTNYC mayor moves into historic Gracie Mansion YORK (AP) — A historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities.aGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:42:58 GMTBeijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum (AP) — Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArchitectureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChicagoBeijingIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 14:09:08 GMTNY lawmakers push for airline safety devices, N.Y. (AP) — Two U.S. legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv's airport.htTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAir travelTechnology law and ethicsGovernment and politicsTechnologyEventsTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesLeisure travelTel AvivIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:04:01 GMTRonstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama (AP) — Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House Monday for their contributions to arts and humanities.NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsMusicEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:55:01 GMTItaly opens theme park in tribute to film industry (AP) — A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome-based Cinecitta Studios — still in operation — were known as "Hollywood on the Tiber."KAVITHA SURANAeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTrain travelTravelAmusement and theme parksLifestyleMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesRecreation and leisureLeisure travelItalyRomeParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 28 Jul 2014 13:18:20 GMTContracts to buy US homes slip in June (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyle, 28 Jul 2014 14:17:26 GMTResearchers looking into beach rip currents BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Vincent Klock was bodysurfing toward the beach when his momentum suddenly turned and he was whisked away from shore. He was caught in a rip current.JEROME BAILEY JR.tTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureNorth CarolinaAustraliaWilmingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaOceania, 28 Jul 2014 14:07:35 GMTCommonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge, Scotland (AP) — A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket.sSportsCommonwealth GamesCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 14:16:01 GMTSilent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five-day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once.KAREN SCHWARTZtLifestyleTravelMeditationHigher educationSelf-improvementEducationSocial affairsLeisure travel, 28 Jul 2014 13:49:31 GMTLloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says it will pay 218 million pounds ($400 million) to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated benchmark interest rates.fBusinessUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 13:43:48 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 13:59:30 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 12:59:03 GMTNorthern Minnesota's Paul Bunyan Trail extended, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says Paul Bunyan State Trail has now been extended to Crow Wing State Park in Brainerd.tTravelLifestyleBrainerdMinnesotaBemidjiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:06:45 GMTMayor, family now live in historic Gracie Mansion YORK (AP) — A historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities.aGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:11:20 GMTTeens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship, South Korea (AP) — Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.iGeneral newsEducationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSocial affairsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 14:06:24 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 outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneMonroviaGuineaTogo, 28 Jul 2014 13:35:47 GMTDollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:07:24 GMTPorch shooter back in court as trial resumes (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch has resumed.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 13:56:51 GMTNYC's aging bus terminal to get patchwork fixes YORK (AP) — At the nation's busiest bus station, winding lines of riders wait amid cracked floors, crumbling ceiling tiles and a wheezing air-conditioning system helped along by old-fashioned floor fans.VERENA DOBNIKtTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew York CityManhattanNew YorkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:07 GMTRosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade', Nicaragua (AP) — In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNewspapersSocialismNew age movementNational electionsElectionsWar and unrestNews mediaMediaLifestyleNicaraguaManaguaVenezuelaPanama CanalLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaSouth AmericaPanama, 28 Jul 2014 14:11:22 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 crashRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineDonetskKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 14:13:58 GMTJapan to step up sanctions against Russia (AP) — Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsDiplomacyJapanCrimeaMoscowRussiaUkraineMalaysiaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast Asia, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:56 GMTObama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesUkraineRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:06 GMTArgentina resumes negotiations to avert default AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country into default this week.iBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 13:04:33 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 12:54:24 GMTZillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 28 Jul 2014 13:05:46 GMTPhilippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsImpeachmentsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 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