FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2015 16:03:12 -07:00Aggressive cobra found at Houston high-rise apartments, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:17 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in downtown Houston has been euthanized. Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Mets, 30 Jul 2015 22:42:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms. criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee, 30 Jul 2015 22:23:58 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down. hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea, 30 Jul 2015 22:22:47 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the hunt for two teenagers missing from their capsized boat. Democrats get behind Obama's Iran nuclear deal, 30 Jul 2015 22:35:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Four Democrats, including one who represents an American hostage in Iran, said Thursday they would support the Iran nuclear deal in a major boost for President Barack Obama. blazes thrust Northern California into fire season, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:22 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination, 30 Jul 2015 21:16:56 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses. governor to close Baltimore detention center, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:23 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms. officials considering new name for Negro Bill Canyon, 30 Jul 2015 22:21:42 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter. officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:39 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges and was ordered jailed on $1 million bond. investigation prompts new round of slave rescues, 30 Jul 2015 21:08:24 GMTAuthorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea. Latest: Outburst interrupts theater shooting trial, 30 Jul 2015 21:16:57 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):'s Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protection, 30 Jul 2015 22:16:20 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. Bland's death may bring new screenings in Texas jails, 30 Jul 2015 21:15:16 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of jail oversight in Texas wants to revise mental health screenings in county lockups following the death of Sandra Bland. trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals for pitcher, 30 Jul 2015 22:25:18 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Rep. Reynolds scrambles to meet bond conditions, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:14 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, facing federal tax charges, scrambled Thursday to find a place to stay to meet bond conditions after prosecutors told a judge that restrictions on sex offenders apply to the Chicago Democrat because of a decades-old statutory rape conviction. reviews $15 million settlement for Hawaii molasses spill, 30 Jul 2015 21:34:27 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation. Capsules, 30 Jul 2015 21:37:38 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival Thursday at the Women's British Open upstaged Hyo-Joo Kim's latest strong start in a major championship. bucks week's downward trend among social media, 30 Jul 2015 21:20:47 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration. try to keep protest involving Arctic-bound ship, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:22 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are trying to force protesters in kayaks from a river in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators are trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation. things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians, 30 Jul 2015 21:18:29 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste. A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:35 GMTMullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan. jet wheel ignites on landing in Dallas; no injuries, 30 Jul 2015 21:26:14 GMTGRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — No injuries were reported after a landing gear on a Spirit Airlines jet caught fire while landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. still waiting for $274 million Saudis pledged for Yemen, 30 Jul 2015 22:03:57 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The $274 million that Saudi Arabia promised months ago to fund a U.N. emergency aid appeal for Yemen hasn't arrived because the kingdom and the world body are still discussing the terms of the funding, while aid groups begin to warn that people trapped by the conflict are on the brink of starvation. Investigation: What's in Rio's water? AP explains tests, 30 Jul 2015 21:15:25 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sewage pollution has long been a problem for Rio de Janeiro, and officials promised they would use the 2016 Summer Olympics as the springboard to finally clean up this stunningly beautiful city's waterways. issues warrant for extradition of escaped 'El Chapo', 30 Jul 2015 21:55:50 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico issued a provisional warrant to detain escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman based on an extradition request from the United States. says water use fell by 27 percent in June, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:24 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unprecedented system of mandatory conservation imposed on cities got off to a strong start with water use plunging 27 percent in June, regulators said Thursday. hikes 2015 forecast after 2Q increase in profit, sales, 30 Jul 2015 22:51:27 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amgen Inc. shares jumped in extended trading after the maker of osteoporosis drug Prolia easily beat Wall Street's second-quarter profit expectations and hiked its 2015 financial forecast., DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:36 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Colorado movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his claim of insanity when they found him guilty of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others. Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics, 30 Jul 2015 22:34:46 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found. checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy, 30 Jul 2015 22:01:32 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globe, 30 Jul 2015 22:35:31 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe. The agency asked Walter Palmer to "contact us immediately." Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders canyon name, 30 Jul 2015 22:57:03 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter. Mara says Giants have not been allowed to examine JPP, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:53 GMTEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida. charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign, 30 Jul 2015 22:10:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency. Cobain's family wants death-scene photos kept sealed, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:00 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago. seriously injured in Australian shark attack, 30 Jul 2015 22:23:46 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was seriously injured by a shark off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police said. Thieves target 'Cash Cow' ATMs; steal $500K, 30 Jul 2015 22:18:45 GMTSLIDELL, La. (AP) — Police say a gang of thieves treated the Cash Cow check-cashing company as their own cash cow, making off with more than $500,000 from ATMs over the past year.'s call for mass deportations runs into messy realities, 30 Jul 2015 22:09:32 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Ohio State band song made fun of Holocaust victims, 30 Jul 2015 22:08:12 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says an unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing the university has pledged to eradicate from the band program. will try again for downed plane tribunal, 30 Jul 2015 21:37:01 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday that the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again to get U.N. Security Council approval for an international tribunal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators. gets 80-year term after killing of pregnant girlfriend, 30 Jul 2015 21:33:28 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks, 30 Jul 2015 21:58:26 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week, 30 Jul 2015 21:45:10 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.'s largest beer company suspends work at 2 plants, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:44 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's largest beer manufacturer is shutting some of its plants because of a lack of imported barley. issues warrant for extradition of escaped El Chapo, 30 Jul 2015 21:24:11 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico has issued a provisional warrant to detain escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman based on an extradition request from the United States. Latest: Colorado shooting jurors end day's deliberations, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:25 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): Nigerian general to head multinational Boko Haram fight, 30 Jul 2015 21:55:39 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army it is hoped can defeat the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly 2 million from their homes. of Mafia Cops victim gets $5 million settlement, 30 Jul 2015 21:46:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The family of a diamond dealer killed by a pair of crooked New York Police Department detectives — known as the Mafia Cops for moonlighting as hit men for the mob — has won a $5 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit.