FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 05:44:34 -0700Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B (AP) — Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 12:17:18 GMTTurkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:25 GMTNYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandy YORK (AP) — When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress.aGeneral newsWeddingsHurricane Sandy 2012OccasionsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 11:16:53 GMTChina investigating Microsoft in monopoly case (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 11:57:46 GMT2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking (AP) — Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 11:01:31 GMTUPS 2Q profit drops 58 percent (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) on Tuesday reported net income that declined by 58 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 12:08:23 GMTWhale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely (AP) — Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.aGeneral newsLobstersAnimalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 12:18:38 GMTSwiss bank UBS settles German case as profits rise (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandGermanyZurichWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 10:49:35 GMTAP Sportlight — Monmouth Park opens with a five-day race meet.The Associated PresssWomen's sportsSwimmingRecord setting eventsSummer Olympic gamesSportsAquaticsWomen's aquaticsGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsProfessional footballFootball, 29 Jul 2014 12:12:04 GMTAirport in Russia's St. Petersburg evacuated PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg has been evacuated because of a bomb threat, police said Tuesday.IRINA TITOVAiGeneral newsBomb threatsEvacuationsSaint PetersburgRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 12:20:32 GMTChina: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 12:02:19 GMTIsrael hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProduction facilitiesCorporate newsBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 10:39:32 GMTStrong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 12:08:38 GMTIMF approves new $5B credit line for Morocco, Morocco (AP) — The International Monetary fund has announced a new, two-year $5 billion credit line for Morocco to support reform efforts.iGeneral newsEconomyBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 10:32:39 GMTGerman minister: best for Snowden to return to US (AP) — Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home.iGeneral newsGovernment information leaksGovernment surveillanceNational securityIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 11:30:16 GMTWhale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.aGeneral newsLobstersAnimalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 10:38:04 GMTTV SportsWatch — Big League World Series, championship, at Easley, S.C.The Associated PresssBaseballProfessional baseballProfessional soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsSportsSoccerTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports media, 29 Jul 2014 12:11:28 GMTFighter jet crashes in restive eastern Libyan city (AP) — A Libyan fighter jet has crashed in the restive eastern city of Benghazi amid fighting between Islamist-led militias and forces loyal to a renegade army general.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 12:36:24 GMTCenter of main rebel city in Ukraine hit by shells, Ukraine (AP) — At least one person has been killed after three shells hit an apartment block in the center of the main separatist rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar casualtiesExecutive branchEventsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 11:17:35 GMTTeacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal YORK (AP) — A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal.eArts and entertainmentSandy Hook Elementary School shootingBooks and literatureEventsEntertainmentSchool shootingsShootingsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 29 Jul 2014 12:02:38 GMTSt. Petersburg airport briefly evacuated PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat.IRINA TITOVAiGeneral newsBomb threatsEvacuationsSaint PetersburgRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 12:32:56 GMTSenior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 29 Jul 2014 12:30:34 GMTKosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs (AP) — A special European Union prosecutor says there are "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsKosovo WarCrimeSmugglingYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestKosovoEuropeSerbiaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 11:26:41 GMTTuesday's Time Schedule Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.The Associated PresssProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsLos AngelesSeattleNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashingtonNew York, 29 Jul 2014 12:17:10 GMTMerck 2Q profit more than doubles big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealth, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:51 GMT22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — At least 22 civilians were killed Tuesday by shelling in two conflict-stricken cities in eastern Ukraine, local authorities said.PETER LEONARDMSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsWar casualtiesMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsExecutive branchEventsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:32 GMTWedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey.aOdditiesWeddingsOccasionsLifestyleNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 12:27:10 GMTGaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 12:23:51 GMTThis Date In Baseball — Monmouth Park in New Jersey opened with a five-day race meet.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsRecord setting eventsBaseballProfessional baseballSportsMen's sportsGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballTexasIllinoisNew York CityClevelandKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkOhioMissouri, 29 Jul 2014 12:10:34 GMT16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsWomen's weightliftingDopingCommonwealth GamesWeightliftingDoping regulationsWomen's sportsEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 11:22:47 GMTSuicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsWar and unrestInternational relationsTerrorismCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 11:21:48 GMTShelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsExecutive branchSeniorsEventsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 12:21:34 GMTQuake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken eastern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:12 GMTStudy: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeThink tanksRecessions and depressionsPersonal loansPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsEconomyMcAllenTexasSan JoseUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 29 Jul 2014 11:06:48 GMTAvoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 10:31:05 GMTReynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percent SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:17 GMTNBA Calendar 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.The Associated PresssProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:32 GMTEurope, Asia stocks up ahead of US data, South Korea (AP) — European and Asian stocks rose Tuesday ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week and despite the possibility of more sanctions on Russia. Wall Street was expected to rise on the open.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsSouth KoreaChinaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 12:07:18 GMTPfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 29 Jul 2014 12:29:29 GMTUS, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJULIE PACEiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyRussiaCrimeaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 12:21:39 GMTWith Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureCease firesInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaIranNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 11:54:13 GMTRenault profits rise thanks to cost cuts (AP) — French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 11:39:59 GMTMadagascar billed as surfing paradise (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMadagascarAfricaSouth AfricaEast AfricaSouthern Africa, 29 Jul 2014 12:39:47 GMTAetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.TOM MURPHYfBusinessCorporate stockAccess to health careFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesHealth issuesHealth, 29 Jul 2014 11:39:08 GMTPLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas, West Bank (AP) — .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 29 Jul 2014 12:38:07 GMTRonstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?' (AP) — Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 29 Jul 2014 10:54:39 GMTNHL Calendar 20-Aug. 6 — Salary arbitration hearings held.sNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sports, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:44 GMTNFL Calendar 3 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:58 GMTPope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19 CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityPhilippinesSri LankaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 29 Jul 2014 11:19:58 GMTIn Todd Parr's world, it's OK to make mistakes YORK (AP) — In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head, spill your milk or eat mac and cheese in the bathtub.LEANNE ITALIEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleParentingRelationships, 29 Jul 2014 11:54:04 GMT