FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:13 -0700Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate governanceCorporate newsPersonnelLabor issuesTexasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:37 GMTCEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSports transactions, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:21 GMTCause of fire at Williston company unknown, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are unable to say what caused a large industrial fire in Williston to ignite.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:40 GMTJurors start considering Ventura defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:05:45 GMTNew York police eye retraining after custody death YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:39:38 GMT7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal (AP) — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthSports governanceNational courtsSports transactionsSports businessHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryProfessional footballFootballUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:41 GMTFAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:17 GMTSupreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case (AP) — Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case.wGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 22 Jul 2014 22:48:05 GMTUS: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:13 GMTPuerto Rico police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogs JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have launched an investigation into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their deaths seven years ago in a case that sparked international outrage.iGeneral newsCatsDogsCriminal investigationsMammalsAnimalsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 22:07:21 GMTWinning calls by Levy forecasters over decades's a forecast so out of the mainstream, it's hard to believe: a U.S. economy in recession next year, triggered by steep downturns abroad. But its author, David Levy, 59, comes from a family of forecasters with a good record of bucking conventional wisdom.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomy, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:11 GMTEnd comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 22:10:51 GMTAP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.sSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:26 GMTAirlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMalaysiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Jul 2014 21:54:39 GMTLegal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesSmall businessMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:52 GMTGov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.wGovernment and politicsSmugglingImmigrationArrestsCrimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingLaw and orderArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:57:14 GMTIn international flight, volatile conflicts abound, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMilitant groupsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEgyptAfricaLibyaDubaiTel AvivMiddle EastAfghanistanIsraelIraqNigeriaSyriaUnited StatesMaliWest AfricaCrimeaEast AfricaNorth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:46 GMTMan charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeKenyaOklahomaEdmondNairobiUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 GMTObama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.wHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical resignationsVeteransLegislature hearingsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:25 GMTGulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:05 GMTJudge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverBoulderPuebloUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:37 GMTA's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics say they have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland.fBusinessSportsMunicipal governmentsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:05 GMTSelig still waiting on Tommy John report (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sports, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:11 GMTQatar, Saudi rulers meet on Gaza cease-fire talks, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A senior Saudi official says Qatar's emir has flown to Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts to end the war in the Gaza Strip.ABDULLA AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastJiddahQatarGaza StripPalestinian territories, 22 Jul 2014 22:12:42 GMTAckman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday.KEN SWEETfBusinessCorporate stockNutritionCorporate newsHealth, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:31 GMTContrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsCurrency marketsProduction facilitiesFinancial marketsCorporate newsUnited StatesChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Jul 2014 21:38:57 GMTSenate, House on collision course on border money (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEmergency managementLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaIsraelNorth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:40 GMTSearchers: Last body found after deadly landslide (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:09:06 GMTAirlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.ARON HELLERiBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMissing in actionMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing personsCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptTel AvivGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:10:10 GMTA look at the Israeli-Egyptian closure of Gaza 1.7 million Palestinians, a majority of them refugees, live in one of the mostly densely populated regions in the world. Since June 2007, when Hamas gained control of the strip, Israel and Egypt have restricted trade and movement in and out of Gaza. Israel says the closure is meant to weaken Gaza's Hamas rulers and prevent militants from attacking targets in Israel. International aid groups say the blockade has seriously harmed Gaza's economy as well as its health system and infrastructure.The Associated PressaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesPolitical refugeesBlockadesWar and unrestInternational tradeForeign aidHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEconomyBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 22:05:36 GMTPhysician detained for defaming Ecuador president, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsEcuadorSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 22:19:14 GMTChrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches (AP) — The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:34:50 GMTMaryland church built in 1773 ravaged by fire, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland.aGeneral newsFiresCultural preservationAccidents and disastersCulturesSocial affairsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:46:34 GMTWoman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:14 GMTUndercover probe finds health law failings (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policy, 22 Jul 2014 22:38:56 GMTKen Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:52 GMTDiscover Financial's 2Q profit jumps 7 percent ANGELES (AP) — Discover Financial Services' net income grew 7 percent in the second quarter as credit card spending and overall loans increased from a year ago. The results beat Wall Street's expectations.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 22 Jul 2014 22:26:46 GMTSeeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingLiberalismGovernment appointments and nominationsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:53 GMTDrug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentence, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeNational courtsOrganized crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasColoradoAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:32:30 GMT2 South Texas police officers shot serving warrant JOYA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two police officers in South Texas have been shot and the suspected shooter has barricaded himself inside a house.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasMcAllenUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:55 GMTApple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyPatentsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsProducts and servicesIntellectual propertyUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:53 GMTAnother author boosted by 'Colbert Bump' YORK (AP) — The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 23:22:46 GMTOops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.htArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityOnline mediaMediaEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:20 GMTDan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesWomen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSportsWomen's sportsWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:52:33 GMTNathan Lane: Straight actors can play gay roles HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGays and lesbiansPerforming arts, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:54 GMTNew arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks (AP) — A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsArrestsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:27 GMTEx-BP engineer's retrial postponed ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:38 GMTTCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"sSportsCriminal investigationsAthlete injuriesCollege footballLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:30 GMTTrial date set in Colorado theater shooting case, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking for more time before the trial to interview the psychiatrist and others involved in defendant James Holmes' first sanity evaluation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:27:03 GMTBoard puts soda tax before San Francisco voters FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLocal governmentsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:53 GMT