FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2014 14:37:30 -0700Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arrest (AP) — Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:10:17 GMT3 hurt when SUV crashes into Maryland building, Md. (AP) — Police say three people were injured when an SUV crashed into a building that houses county offices in Maryland.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:43 GMT'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith dead at 92 YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentObituariesCelebrity, 31 Jul 2014 19:53:15 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday Dow Jones industrial average had its worst one-day drop since February, erasing its gain for the year, as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market which brought the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high close just one week ago.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 31 Jul 2014 21:12:58 GMTTwitter: Govt. requests for user data increased YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaGovernment and politicsInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:29 GMTMore than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderDemographicsSocial affairs, 31 Jul 2014 20:44:19 GMTGinsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 31 Jul 2014 21:26:26 GMTUSA TODAY BEST-SELLERS "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton Children's)The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:05:12 GMTPolice: Man hits postal carrier over no mail, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is under arrest after authorities say he hit a postal carrier and threw furniture at his truck because he didn't have any mail for him.aGeneral newsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:04 GMTCalifornia ex-mayor sentenced in corruption case ANGELES (AP) — A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell who could not read or write English was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLocal governmentsLaw and orderPolitical issuesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:29 GMTA look at the impact of Wisconsin's union law, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are five repercussions of the ruling:SCOTT BAUERaGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationTeachingEducationNational courtsNational governmentsWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:56:59 GMT1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:01:02 GMTNASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars (AP) — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceSpace explorationPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 31 Jul 2014 21:06:49 GMTSeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDocumentariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:43:32 GMTReport: CIA officers read Senate emails (AP) — CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report.KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesSeparation of powersLegislatureCriminal investigationsPolitical issuesLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:30:06 GMTMan pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fiancee, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:30 GMTA's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsOaklandSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 31 Jul 2014 20:14:45 GMTW. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesEmergency managementDiseases and conditionsVolunteerismSoccerPublic healthAccidentsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSportsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuineaSeychellesKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:28:22 GMTRolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial, Va. (AP) — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:09:37 GMTEx-NY Yankees outfielder convicted of abusing girl, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.aGeneral newsSportsCrimes against childrenCrimeProfessional baseballViolent crimeBaseballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:57:57 GMTPlayer ordered to trial for fatal punch of referee, Mich. (AP) — A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.aGeneral newsSportsAdult recreational sports leaguesCrimeSoccerViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:26:32 GMTPUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS 5/8/2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 7/27/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2013 The Nielsen Company.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:42 GMT2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treason, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending trial.iGeneral newsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesAzerbaijanArmeniaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 20:32:57 GMTDamaged Delaware bridge on I-495 partially reopens, Del. (AP) — Delaware transportation officials are partially reopening a bridge on a key East Coast interstate that was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:12:10 GMT$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent? (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estatePersonal insuranceIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeEconomyFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:50:35 GMTLynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week.TIM BOOTHsSportsProfessional footballFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:25:15 GMTDefault fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBuenos AiresUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:14:25 GMTWALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS Books Week Ended July 26th.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 31 Jul 2014 20:05:41 GMTDebit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:48 GMTAlpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:10 GMTColorado to begin offering licenses for immigrants (AP) — Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyDriving laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsGovernment regulationsLegislatureColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:41:47 GMTGrain mostly higher, beef and pork lower (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:55:20 GMTUS stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains YORK (AP) — For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyDebt and bond marketsGovernment financeUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:53:34 GMTCongress races to finish VA, highway bills (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and headed toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureBorder securityImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesHealthVeteransImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelNorth AmericaMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:21 GMTSky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York's been a frustrating month for Elena Delle Donne.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 19:56:27 GMTGE spinoff Synchrony flat in stock market debut YORK (AP) — Shares of Synchrony Financial barely moved Thursday in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange, but that's a better outcome than the broader markets which plunged.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changes, 31 Jul 2014 20:51:16 GMTUS prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan's federal prosecutor threatened to investigate his office for possible witness tampering and obstruction for allegedly encouraging members of the panel to speak out on Cuomo's behalf.DAVID KLEPPERMICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsObstruction of justiceLaw and orderCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:08:04 GMTSeychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus.GERALD IMRAYaGeneral newsHealthSportsInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSeychellesSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:52 GMTLibya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.OMAR ALMOSMARIMAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitary facilitiesParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseElectionsLibyaTripoliMiddle EastTunisiaNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:22:02 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthDiseases and conditionsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:53:41 GMT'Sharknado 2' whipped up storm of viewers, tweets YORK (AP) — Syfy says its sequel to the horror spoof "Sharknado" snapped up 3.9 million viewers Wednesday night.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTelevisionMedia, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:13 GMTFired band head says he was fixing vulgar culture, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationCulturesCultural preservationAlumni groupsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:24:47 GMTShell, Alaska Natives to share in offshore profits, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations have signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northern coast.RACHEL D'OROaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:54:02 GMTAP source: Tigers acquire ace Price from Rays (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:51:42 GMTAbbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.KARIN LAUBJOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestWar crimesPolitical corruptionInternational lawInternational relationsCourtsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsJudiciaryPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripJerusalemGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 21:10:37 GMTTesla posts bigger 2Q loss ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) on Thursday reported a wider loss in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsPalo AltoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:09:12 GMTColorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew, Wis. (AP) — A Colorado woman was convicted Thursday of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station as police closed in.DINESH RAMDEaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeMissing personsWisconsinColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:10 GMTBucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Bayless (AP) — Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd.RICH ROVITOsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:57:01 GMTLinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q results VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shares of LinkedIn Corp. jumped Thursday after the professional networking service reported a second-quarter loss but topped analysts' expectations.fBusinessProfessional networkingFinancial performanceCorporate newsCareersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 20:48:18 GMT1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va., W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsEnergy and the environmentUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryMaterials industryPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBristolVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:06:54 GMT