FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 08:29:57 -0700European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsGermanyBerlinTel AvivIsraelEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:10 GMTIraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBombingsIslamLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:18 GMTMan asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet (AP) — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.aGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:57 GMTKerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemEgyptRamallahCairoMiddle EastQatarGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaWest BankNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:52:49 GMTIraq to vote on president after deadly bombing (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBombingsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 14:41:31 GMTTyphoon rains hit China; plane crashes in Taiwan (AP) — The second typhoon to hit China in a week quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it reached the country's heavily populated southeastern provinces on Wednesday after passing across Taiwan overnight.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTyphoon Rammasun 2014StormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsAccidentsTransportationTaiwanChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 14:57:28 GMTFortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte, N.C. (AP) — Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.fBusinessCorporate officesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryIndustrial products and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:01 GMTGrain mixed, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:32 GMTUS intel sorties up in Iraq, but no drone strikes (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say they've vastly ramped up intelligence sorties over Iraq to better understand an expanding extremist insurgency and help Iraqi forces fight back.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:30 GMTYoung MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"KRISTEN GELINEAUaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineBaliEastern EuropeEuropeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:23 GMTSEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds (AP) — Regulators prepared to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.wBusinessGeneral news, 23 Jul 2014 14:59:34 GMTFilmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:36:05 GMTJury reconvenes in Ventura defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors have reconvened in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:38:05 GMTPorch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life (AP) — A Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at least four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:58 GMTBroncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.sSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:02 GMT1 dead, 2 injured by SW Fla. lightning strike MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida.aGeneral newsAccidentsAthlete injuriesStrikesAccidents and disastersAthlete healthSportsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:51:27 GMTPlane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:13 GMTEx-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity has been sentenced to prison for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.aBusinessGeneral newsTheftCorporate crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:01 GMTSomali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuAfricaEast Africa, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:22 GMTMercedes chief breaks bones in biking crash, Germany (AP) — Mercedes says its motorsport chief Toto Wolff will attend the Hungarian Grand Prix this week despite breaking several bones in a cycling crash in his native Austria.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingGermanyHungaryWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:16 GMTAbandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsHorsesDisaster planning and responseRecessions and depressionsMammalsAnimalsAccidents and disastersEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:42:23 GMTNew safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationGeneral news, 23 Jul 2014 15:11:47 GMTMalaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.DOROTHEE THIESINGiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNetherlandsRussiaUkraineMalaysiaDonetskEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:10 GMTLeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong KONG (AP) — LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHong KongEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:53 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesWar crimesCease firesDrone surveillance and warfareAir travel disruptionsInternational lawGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseTransportationInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:19:49 GMTLewis Hamilton seeks 5th victory in Hungary, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.PABLO GORONDIsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingHungaryBudapestEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:31 GMTOfficials probe North Dakota oil supply company, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNorth DakotaWillistonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:22:40 GMTStocks open mostly lower following mixed earnings YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in early trading as traders look over a mixed batch of earnings reports.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 23 Jul 2014 13:55:17 GMTUS stocks mixed as earnings reports roll in YORK (AP) — Stock indexes were little changed in early trading Wednesday as mostly positive earnings in the technology sector were outweighed by disappointing news out of aircraft giant Boeing.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:13:57 GMTMan charged in chase that ended in girl's death, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl.aGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsKansasLeavenworthUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:04 GMTOwner of Mexican shelter defends tough love CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week because of abuse and filthy conditions defended her 'tough love' approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Jul 2014 14:59:59 GMTHouse GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseCentral AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:03 GMTOfficials probe fire at North Dakota company, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAir qualityAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:22:44 GMTEastern Ky. touted in culinary tourism promotion, Ky. (AP) — Forty-eight food destinations in eastern Kentucky are included in a new guidemap to promote culinary tourism.tTravelLifestyleLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:44 GMTCLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven, Netherlands (AP) — CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.iGeneral newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:24 GMT4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsFairs and festivalsEventsTelevision programsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:41:06 GMTVenezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsDiplomacyConspiracyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsCoups d'etatNational governmentsInternational relationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestWar and unrestVenezuelaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:29:54 GMTAbu Sayyaf militants free anti-poverty workers, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted aid workers in the southern Philippines after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting an impoverished town to pressure the rebels to release the captives, officials said Wednesday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsHostage situationsInternational incidentsKidnappingMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 14:02:48 GMTPepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 15:18:53 GMTAccord's latest is most fuel efficient 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsNational governmentsAutomobilesGovernment and politicsLifestyle, 23 Jul 2014 14:24:35 GMTMavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case YORK (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 15:06:34 GMTBojanovski, Peer reach Baku quarterfinals, Azerbaijan (AP) — Former champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia returned to the Baku Cup quarterfinals by beating Katarzyna Piter of Poland 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.sSportsTennisAzerbaijanBakuEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 14:14:46 GMTFlight bans show skittishness over trouble spots U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on 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 PresstTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationGeneral newsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivMiddle EastUnited StatesMalaysiaNew York CitySeoulNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNew YorkSouth KoreaEast Asia, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:55 GMTFact sheet: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Honda Accord Plug-in HybridThe Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyLifestyle, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:04 GMTA kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"KRISTEN GELINEAUaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashDogsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersStormsWeatherMammalsAnimalsNetherlandsMalaysiaIndonesiaBaliAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAmsterdamPhilippinesNew ZealandUkraineEuropeWestern EuropeAsiaOceaniaEastern Europe, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:53 GMTRetail trade group reduces annual sales forecast YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.The Associated PressfBusiness, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:53 GMTShipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.PAOLO SANTALUCIAtTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationItalyGenoaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 14:24:50 GMTArrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings (AP) — It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeGun politicsArrestsBombingsViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 14:08:05 GMTDespite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia (AP) — Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEconomyEventsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyRussiaUnited KingdomUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Jul 2014 14:31:41 GMTUN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.iGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesTerritorial disputesWar crimesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:45 GMT