FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:17:05 -0700More senators seek military aid to Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd16a700f129412c87469dc431a10a8eWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd16a700f129412c87469dc431a10a8eWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:16:02 GMTMinnesota officer killed making traffic stophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ffd0f573124adbb38b4d1b639edaefWEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota was fatally shot Wednesday while making a traffic stop and authorities said they were searching for a suspect.JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMinnesotaSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ffd0f573124adbb38b4d1b639edaefWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:46:13 GMTCentury-old pipe break points to national problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f64def18ec37448281a77f0ce79ff081LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationCollege basketballMen's basketballUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustrial products and servicesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f64def18ec37448281a77f0ce79ff081Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:40 GMTIndians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dada2d0979e540488cdec2ef513cb62fCLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dada2d0979e540488cdec2ef513cb62fWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:06:15 GMTNats end Marlins' six-game winning streak, 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2314e9c94ae43c1a25cd46dc8f6a5dcMIAMI (AP) — As the Washington Nationals prepared to take the field with a three-run lead in the ninth, they braced themselves for another comeback bid by the feisty Miami Marlins.STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2314e9c94ae43c1a25cd46dc8f6a5dcWed, 30 Jul 2014 21:37:09 GMTWitness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may existhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc0f2f6b72af4bbea4649b5250a63387SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Wednesday during a Utah trial that he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment surveillanceMunicipal governmentsCrimeNational courtsBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOklahoma CityOklahomaSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc0f2f6b72af4bbea4649b5250a63387Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:37:21 GMTBoeing will handle final assembly of 787-10 in SChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e92318d292bc4809a703ca30f0b18f77NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina.fBusinessCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e92318d292bc4809a703ca30f0b18f77Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:45 GMTGeorge W. Bush writes book about fatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/836063f4ae5746da9fad846de252cfd3NEW YORK (AP) — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureGovernment and politicsEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/836063f4ae5746da9fad846de252cfd3Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:53 GMTCrews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoiashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c6a2e27c0644d9585bb501b071c4c75YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.aGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaMercedUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c6a2e27c0644d9585bb501b071c4c75Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:27:28 GMTESPN announcers to call game atop Green Monsterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd27803b31824b5d90e916ef25a34f74BOSTON (AP) — ESPN announcers will call Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd27803b31824b5d90e916ef25a34f74Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:57:48 GMTKey witness testifies in ex-governor's trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea0a28634ca246b8b7b31edb6872e3caRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife testified Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, saying he gave them money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea0a28634ca246b8b7b31edb6872e3caWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:37:45 GMTOhio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa7987beb15b4af99259f8e83b7aaa4cCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsGourmet foodConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsFood and drinkLifestyleProfessional servicesCorrectional systemsLaw and orderOhioMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa7987beb15b4af99259f8e83b7aaa4cWed, 30 Jul 2014 21:42:28 GMTBusiness Highlightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8760a8db7eb4e59bd2df2bdc937796d___The Associated PressfBusinessLegislatureLabor economyFinancial crisisEconomic outlookElectionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyPolitical scandalsLegislationMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsProfessional servicesFinancial marketsCommodity marketsEventsLeading economic indicatorsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsPolitical issuesStock marketsIraqUkraineUnited StatesPortugalEuropeMiddle EastEastern EuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8760a8db7eb4e59bd2df2bdc937796dWed, 30 Jul 2014 21:36:16 GMTFigure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e13589110a2b4f868affbc364b373f6aNEW YORK (AP) — He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills.JENNIFER PELTZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeMoviesLaw and orderNew York CityLos AngelesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e13589110a2b4f868affbc364b373f6aWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:12:44 GMTObama takes tougher line against Gaza casualtieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69e21dfd5a684355882b644c4157d2b4WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69e21dfd5a684355882b644c4157d2b4Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:31:55 GMTArgentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b10dd0f0076439f87fb6603a26521b7NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister led a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesArgentinaNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b10dd0f0076439f87fb6603a26521b7Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:21:17 GMTContract dispute delays 'Big Bang' productionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b21c1545e25d4c25996ac582cb1a9623NEW YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b21c1545e25d4c25996ac582cb1a9623Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:41:53 GMTJustice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c767c8112255442abfce5791c18cc4a5WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansState governmentsVotingNational courtsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislatureUnited StatesOhioWisconsinNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c767c8112255442abfce5791c18cc4a5Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:02 GMTPilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92b5ead8bdc54a37a3637ea8a84870c6SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight.ANNIE KNOXaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92b5ead8bdc54a37a3637ea8a84870c6Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:57:34 GMTFoster parent charged with murder in hot car deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7104fe8ecfe0490c9cd474f1827450ccWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl who was left in a hot car.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7104fe8ecfe0490c9cd474f1827450ccWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:01:01 GMTBolivia to require visas for Israeli travelershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e14e26312d4d96815bc86719d2fca5LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's leftist president has declared Israel a "terrorist state" because of its offensive in the Gaza Strip, and his government will now require Israeli citizens to obtain a visa to visit the Andean nation.iGeneral newsPassports and visasTravelLifestyleBoliviaIsraelSouth AmericaGaza StripLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e14e26312d4d96815bc86719d2fca5Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:23:45 GMTMinnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc998772a1864b47831697434f6705c3MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, the archbishop says he will not resign.STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsChristianityReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc998772a1864b47831697434f6705c3Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:47:24 GMTDeadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca52812b23354027aa7ec6d71fad16a3GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,360 in more than three weeks of fighting.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesTerritorial disputesWar and unrestAccidents and disastersCease firesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca52812b23354027aa7ec6d71fad16a3Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:58:21 GMTKey witness takes stand in ex-governor's trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d62dbcf2dace493390bd049605f3cab1RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified that he gave McDonnell and his wife money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsCrimeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d62dbcf2dace493390bd049605f3cab1Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:52:37 GMTWhole Foods plans major marketing pushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7babf782adfd4c3e8cffaa735218af57NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMarketing and advertisinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7babf782adfd4c3e8cffaa735218af57Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:26 GMTReport: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd8bdeab6c44eff858f657fe4032cbdTHOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A private jet hit a utility pole that wasn't listed on aeronautical charts before running into trees and bursting into flames last February, killing a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues, federal investigators said in a report released Wednesday.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsHealthAccidents and disastersTransportationGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd8bdeab6c44eff858f657fe4032cbdWed, 30 Jul 2014 21:43:21 GMT3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7aaa2f514be45169229ffe5e50b6609FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a suspect killed in a deadly shootout sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines after his wife ran away from him in an argument.MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeFayettevilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7aaa2f514be45169229ffe5e50b6609Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:53 GMTSuing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-aheadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d9d3353021045c983caf04b4d32f785WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionPolitical partiesLegislatureImpeachmentsHealth care reformLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d9d3353021045c983caf04b4d32f785Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:34:57 GMTPlayers describe punch that killed soccer refereehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7645766e682547c8b5c4cb6b8152eef5LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A soccer referee who was fatally punched by a player during a recreational game in suburban Detroit did not expect the attack, one of the player's teammates testified Wednesday.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsSportsSoccerCrimeViolent crimeMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7645766e682547c8b5c4cb6b8152eef5Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:57:22 GMTWar college to decide on US senator's punishmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced5caaf9a094812808ae1f2792667c4HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducationArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegislatureSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced5caaf9a094812808ae1f2792667c4Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:59 GMTJudge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73c7553388654ae48606301c9da8724aFARGO, N.D. (AP) — American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturers against the corn syrup industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after presiding over a hearing in the case.DAVE KOLPACKaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73c7553388654ae48606301c9da8724aWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:21:04 GMTAging pipe break points to US water main riskhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3e2636532f44b28f5030eab337a499LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODhtGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationMen's basketballCollege basketballCivil engineeringProfessional organizationsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEducationSocial affairsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustrial products and servicesEngineeringTechnologySocial groups and organizationsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3e2636532f44b28f5030eab337a499Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:59:21 GMTCorrection: Exxon Mobil-Gay Rights storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e15f76a63a4d5daff3bbfbe7e38734IRVING, Texas (AP) — In a story July 22 about new federal anti-discrimination rules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the value of Exxon Mobil Corp. shares held by investors who supported amending the company's equal employment opportunity statement. The New York state comptroller said the investors' shares are worth about $51.4 billion, not $41.5 billion.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate governanceCorporate newsPersonnelLabor issuesTexasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e15f76a63a4d5daff3bbfbe7e38734Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:25:31 GMTWoods hopeful of more good memories at Firestonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8a03714fd6c4d039e796dfbd7349b25AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfBritish Open GolfEventsOhioUnited StatesAkronNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8a03714fd6c4d039e796dfbd7349b25Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:57:56 GMTHouse approves VA health care overhaulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0b6da1cd65c4b4182254561c4f2d87cWASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransState governmentsHealth care reformLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0b6da1cd65c4b4182254561c4f2d87cWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:14:10 GMTResearchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d938d0dcbbf84005bc317b6340ffae6bNEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.aGeneral newsSciencePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d938d0dcbbf84005bc317b6340ffae6bWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:22 GMTNew 'know your customer' rules proposed for bankshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d84c9aeaf4424ca78a2e0d2d1d2ae44fWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.wBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d84c9aeaf4424ca78a2e0d2d1d2ae44fWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:16:26 GMTCongress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d422a3e9f5c242feae5d999c57e2aa49WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical corruptionLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationVeteransMilitary and defenseImpeachmentsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary affairsUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d422a3e9f5c242feae5d999c57e2aa49Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:42:44 GMTUS Open would offer Roddick, Fish '15 doubles spothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abb3696399cc4bd6b0a4711bd0390fd0NEW YORK (AP) — If Andy Roddick is willing to go through the necessary steps to return to competitive tennis, the U.S. Open would offer him and pal Mardy Fish a doubles wild card next year.sSportsTennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsPodcastingEventsOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abb3696399cc4bd6b0a4711bd0390fd0Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:23:25 GMTTeen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3181193026945dfa9e1555a25502cdbNEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.aGeneral newsInternational tradeJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsEconomyBusinessCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3181193026945dfa9e1555a25502cdbWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:11:08 GMTHijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd0d142e89934d6a82977d8a22c06383NEW YORK (AP) — A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd0d142e89934d6a82977d8a22c06383Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:01:07 GMTNishikori beats Querrey in 3 sets in Washingtonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a698cff6e014cf190d7f3f0f01a81f9WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the Citi Open's second round Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a698cff6e014cf190d7f3f0f01a81f9Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:24:08 GMTSkydiver killed in San Diego County jumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4e267c690074f7bbc36ed37f7dfc276JAMUL, Calif. (AP) — A skydiver has plunged to his death in San Diego County.aGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4e267c690074f7bbc36ed37f7dfc276Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:52 GMTNFL retirees lose round in concussion settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0ed9da483c94656aec1d5a6115cca5fPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthAthlete compensationNational courtsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports businessSports transactionsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0ed9da483c94656aec1d5a6115cca5fWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:36:20 GMTPowell maybe not told early about CIA techniqueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8414e5886cc44982a1fb5464377e9cc0WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureInternational relationsClassified informationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8414e5886cc44982a1fb5464377e9cc0Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:56:46 GMTJapanese search US archives for WWII MIA infohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a04bbb4219c64c3ab3a6a4a9b45a1073SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsWorld War IIMissing in actionEventsWar and unrestProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesSaratoga SpringsSaipanNew YorkEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaNorthern Mariana IslandsOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a04bbb4219c64c3ab3a6a4a9b45a1073Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:01:31 GMTObama order to expand labor rights for contractorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/839361f3bb064bac804d9d3dfd505209WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/839361f3bb064bac804d9d3dfd505209Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:47 GMT32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holidayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94e3ffe308d5415c88caaace197b85f7UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.iGeneral newsJudaismReligionSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94e3ffe308d5415c88caaace197b85f7Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:09:17 GMTRiley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8542c2db51fa42cab8d1cea95c1c8570MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team "to be as good as it's ever been" going forward.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8542c2db51fa42cab8d1cea95c1c8570Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:59:01 GMTTicket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb4969750fa04ad5af32169a07cc98b6NEW YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb4969750fa04ad5af32169a07cc98b6Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:45:58 GMT