FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Aug 2014 00:49:10 -0700Pujols' RBI in 13th lifts Angels over Orioles 1-0 (AP) — A frustrating night for Albert Pujols had a delightful ending.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 04:35:44 GMTAsia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts loss KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsLabor economyChinaEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 05:48:02 GMTDodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw's 9-hitter ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.BETH HARRISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 05:07:32 GMTContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentWages and salariesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelPerforming arts, 01 Aug 2014 04:59:46 GMTColorado considers a new look for edible pot (AP) — Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.KRISTEN WYATTaFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:11:48 GMTEscobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3 CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' clubhouse mood was somber after a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthKansas CityCaliforniaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 05:04:51 GMTJudge won't free Russian accused of hacking in US, Guam (AP) — A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.GRACE GARCES BORDALLOhtBusinessGeneral newsComputer crimeIdentity theftHackingNational courtsCrimeTechnology issuesTechnologyNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryGuamHagatnaRussiaUnited StatesWashingtonMaldivesOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 04:19:26 GMTCantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.aGovernment and politicsNewspapersNews mediaMediaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:04:09 GMTUganda court to rule on legality of anti-gay law, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 07:30:48 GMTJapan provides Vietnam with 6 vessels, Vietnam (AP) — Japan will provide Vietnam with six vessels as part of a grant aid package that will boost Hanoi's maritime security patrol capacity at a time the country is locked in a territorial standoff with China in the South China Sea.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsVietnamJapanHanoiChinaSouth China SeaEast China SeaSoutheast AsiaAsiaEast AsiaGreater China, 01 Aug 2014 06:23:30 GMTAt White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.JOSH LEDERMANeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentDisability sportsMen's tennisTennisMusicMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:40:43 GMTBerdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Open (AP) — Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych — again.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sports, 01 Aug 2014 04:02:49 GMTThree-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:54 GMTReimold powers Toronto past Houston 6-5 (AP) — Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsHoustonTexasTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:50 GMTInterfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin (AP) — A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsReligionIslamJudaismSocial affairsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 05:55:49 GMTCouple channel grief into retreat for veterans TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsVeteransBombingsMichiganIraqUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 06:28:46 GMTRepairing burst Los Angeles main could take days ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 04:34:17 GMTSigned ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600 YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsArts and collectibles auctionsAthlete retirementSports businessShoppingLifestyle, 01 Aug 2014 04:32:42 GMTToday in History is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.The Associated PressaAccidents and disastersWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNational securityUnited StatesPhilippinesCanadaNew York CityNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNew York, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:34 GMTSyrian refugee women face sexual exploitation EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesSex in societyCrimeViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 07:12:13 GMTSolid US job gains expected for 6th straight month (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 04:05:33 GMTWWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind.MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsWorld War IEventsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 05:25:09 GMTGas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 04:21:00 GMTLynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballMen's sportsAthlete healthFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:54:07 GMTQuotations in the News"This is not a time for congratulations and joy, or anything except a serious determination, a focus, by everybody to try to figure out the road ahead. This is a respite. It's a moment of opportunity, not an end; it's not a solution. It's the opportunity to find the solution." — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Gaza which will begin Friday morning.The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisability sportsSports, 01 Aug 2014 07:01:17 GMTTown changed, even with girls' killer behind bars, Okla. (AP) — Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:30:55 GMTCIA director reverses himself on Senate spying (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyIntelligence agenciesSeparation of powersLegislatureEspionageCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:38:28 GMTJapan names islets in disputed area, around nation (AP) — Japan said Friday that it will name five uninhabited islands as part of a group in the East China Sea, a move likely to spark anger from other claimants China and Taiwan.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestJapanChinaEast AsiaEast China SeaAsiaGreater China, 01 Aug 2014 06:11:19 GMTGM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and services, 01 Aug 2014 06:06:41 GMTHeavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 04:21:14 GMTMacau casino revenue falls for 2nd straight month KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 07:25:10 GMTUkrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities say at least 10 government troops have been killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatist rebels in an area near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUkraineMalaysiaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 07:34:05 GMT3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day Gaza cease-fire on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in a 25-day-old war that has killed more than 1,450 Palestinians, mainly civilians, and more than 60 Israelis, nearly all soldiers.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsCease firesTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 07:16:21 GMTSteelmaker ArcelorMittal sees US, Europe improving (AP) — ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, says it swung to a profit in the second quarter on higher steel shipments and better margins, and it sees improving markets in the United States and Europe.fBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 06:34:43 GMTYosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further.aGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:02:43 GMTDeath toll in Indonesia boat accidents up to 34, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said Friday.iGeneral newsIslamAccidentsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationReligionSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 04:56:29 GMTGas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwanese port, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsMaterials industryTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 07:02:14 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfNew York City MarathonMen's sportsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMarathonsTrack and field, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:20 GMTColorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsLegislatureColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:12:51 GMTBaseball Capsules (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthMen's sportsTexasMichiganDetroitCaliforniaLos AngelesSt. LouisKansas CitySan DiegoClevelandTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriOhioOntarioCanada, 01 Aug 2014 06:29:37 GMTGas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese port, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsMaterials industryTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 04:38:11 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, 01 Aug 2014 03:58:13 GMTDow has worst drop since February: What happened? Dow Jones industrial average plunged 317 points on Thursday, wiping out its gain for the year. It was the biggest drop since February and gave the index a loss for July after five straight months of gains. Here are some questions and answers about the sell-off and what might come next.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicators, 01 Aug 2014 07:02:15 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaribbeanBarbadosUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:51:27 GMTWilliams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 04:30:20 GMT$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin (AP) — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.aGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental conservation and preservationWater environmentUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesDenverColorado RiverCaliforniaArizonaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 04:21:08 GMTMoore, Lynx end Mercury's 16-game win streak (AP) — With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring.sSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 03:35:30 GMTHearing set on stabbing suspect's mental health, Wis. (AP) — The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:19:32 GMTSenate confirms US ambassador to Russia (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsRussiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 04:53:34 GMTMarte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4 (AP) — Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night.JOSE ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:43:26 GMT