FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 02:04:57 -070010 guilty in fire deaths of 94 Indian school kids DELHI (AP) — A court in southern India has convicted 10 people for a fire in 2004 that raged through a thatched-roof schoolhouse and killed 94 children while most of the faculty escaped unscathed.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 08:34:09 GMTNintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.htBusinessTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 07:44:21 GMTSenate tires of patching highway programs (AP) — The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit of its patience with short-term fixes.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeNational governmentsLegislation, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:44 GMTEgyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion (AP) — Three suspected militants died Wednesday when a bomb they were carrying in their car apparently went off by accident in a town south of Cairo, Egypt's official news agency reported.iGeneral newsMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 08:48:19 GMTRussia's central bank supports sanctions targets (AP) — Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday.LAURA MILLSJULIE PACEiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsFinancial servicesIndustriesEnergy industryIndustrial products and servicesMoscowRussiaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:36:37 GMTLast crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIEventsJapanAtlantaGeorgiaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:56 GMTLibyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker (AP) — A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsKidnappingCrimeEgyptLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 07:55:25 GMTIndian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village DELHI (AP) — Indian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village.iGeneral newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 07:33:52 GMTOfficials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:44 GMTGerman central bank chief: higher wages justified (AP) — The head of Germany's central bank says higher wages would be justified in the country as the economy flourishes, and is putting the potential for raises at 3 percent.fBusinessEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:12:09 GMTSenate likely to come up short on border bill (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyEmergency managementImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jul 2014 07:57:20 GMTUCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding ANGELES (AP) — The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.MATT HAMILTONKRYSTA FAURIAaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionFloodsHigher educationSchool infrastructureCollege basketballMen's basketballProperty damageBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSports businessAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairs, 30 Jul 2014 06:34:15 GMTSpain economic growth at fastest pace since 2007 (AP) — Spain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007 and more evidence of the country's recovery from recession.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:34:20 GMTShells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15 REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestPolitical refugeesTerritorial disputesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 07:13:33 GMTObama prods Congress to fix corporate loopholes CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to close corporate tax loopholes and take other action before going on summer break this week instead of trying to sue him.NEDRA PICKLERaBusinessGovernment and politicsCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCorporate newsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:14:07 GMTGOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama (AP) — Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsHealth care reformSeparation of powersLegislaturePolitical partiesLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 07:47:55 GMTUS appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsAbortionWomen's healthNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMississippiJacksonNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:30:41 GMTUS sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.MARC LEVYaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPoliceHigher educationPersonnelBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesGender issuesPennsylvaniaHarrisburgCorpus ChristiUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 30 Jul 2014 05:55:29 GMTQuotations in the News"It's not a new cold war." — President Barack Obama, denying the U.S. and Europe are entering into Soviet-style standoff with Russia, despite the West's escalation of its actions against the Kremlin.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 30 Jul 2014 07:01:33 GMT5 things to know on the AP-GfK immigration poll things to know from the new Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration:JENNIFER AGIESTAaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionHispanicsRace and ethnicityImmigrationPolitical partiesLegislatureSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 06:14:21 GMTTerror threats at chemical plants underestimated (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.HOPE YENwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureTerrorismNational securityWar and unrestGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMilitary and defense, 30 Jul 2014 07:09:58 GMTEurope shares down ahead of data; Asia gains (AP) — European stocks were lower Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 Jul 2014 08:33:06 GMTHouse set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill (AP) — With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransHealth care reformLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislation, 30 Jul 2014 07:16:59 GMTSpanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsConstitutionsReferendumsFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsEconomyLocal governmentsElectionsBusinessFinancial marketsSpainMadridScotlandEuropeWestern EuropeUnited Kingdom, 30 Jul 2014 07:01:50 GMTEx-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage, Va. (AP) — Lawyers defending former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife against corruption charges say the couple couldn't have been scheming together to accept bribes from a businessman because their marriage was falling apart.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:57:11 GMTIndian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion, India (AP) — India's largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, raised $1 billion in new capital this week as the company gears up for competition with Amazon's push into the Indian market.KAY JOHNSONhtBusinessTechnologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 08:14:45 GMTAP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.DAN PERRYiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelTel AvivMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 08:40:25 GMTProcessing issue delays bar exam submissions (AP) — Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.TERRY WALLACEaBusinessGeneral newsDallasMinnesotaWashingtonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 07:11:58 GMTPoll: Americans cool to border-crossing children DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.JENNIFER AGIESTAELLIOT SPAGATaGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesPublic opinionHispanicsRace and ethnicityPolitical ethicsHumanitarian crisesImmigrationViolenceGangsGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:25:00 GMTThe man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround, Va. (AP) — Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.SCOTT MAYEROWITZhtBusinessGeneral newsWi-fiConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesCorporate stockCorporate newsWireless technologyTechnologyVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 07:02:01 GMT5 things to know about child sex trafficking 168 minors rescued last month during a nationwide FBI crackdown on child sex trafficking included juveniles who never had been reported missing in the first place. It's a population that law enforcement encounters often and that especially concerns child welfare advocates.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsMissing personsHuman welfareCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsSex in societySmuggling, 30 Jul 2014 06:29:30 GMTFilipino hostages' release sparks hope for talks, Philippines (AP) — The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingCrimeDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 07:29:33 GMTBarclays chief applauds claw-back idea on bonuses (AP) — The chief executive of Barclays says that claw-back provisions on bankers' bonuses are a good idea in principle as the Bank of England prepares to publish new rules to punish executives who misbehave.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 08:24:30 GMTCubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3 (AP) — Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.MATT CARLSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsColoradoChicagoColorado SpringsUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:59 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsWomen's sportsDopingTax evasionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCollege sportsSports governanceCollege footballMen's soccerCrimeGeneral newsFootballMen's sportsSoccerLilleFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 06:59:37 GMTPakistani troops kill 6 militants at Afghan border (AP) — Pakistani military officials say security forces have foiled a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:14 GMTAustralia rules out new sanctions against Russia, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsRussiaAustraliaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 06:09:05 GMTTrafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsMissing personsHuman welfareLegislationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment policyCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsSex in societyLegislatureSmuggling, 30 Jul 2014 06:25:30 GMTBribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general are appearing in court on bribery charges, kicking off what legal experts say is a complex case that could take years to resolve as lawyers navigate a scandal involving nearly two dozen charges, hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence and some dubious witnesses.MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 07:37:08 GMTRay Guy's long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end, Calif. (AP) — Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jul 2014 08:23:48 GMTAP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest, Jordan (AP) — At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.MUHAMMED MUHEISENiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 08:22:56 GMTAbout 150 may be trapped in landslide in India DELHI (AP) — A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and burying more than 150 people, an official said.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 07:59:59 GMTNearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India DELHI (AP) — An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 07:38:20 GMTKemp's 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4 ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.BETH HARRISsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 06:10:35 GMTPartisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws (AP) — The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too.CHARLES BABINGTONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureGun politicsPolitical partiesPork barrel spendingFilibustersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsLegislationPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAlaskaAnchorageNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 08:23:04 GMTLandslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped DELHI (AP) — A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped, officials said.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 08:32:28 GMTMicrosoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.htBusinessTechnologyMen's soccerSoccerConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMen's sportsSportsInformation technologyUnited KingdomChinaCanadaAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOceania, 30 Jul 2014 07:33:06 GMTBank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation.BARRY HATTONiBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPersonal financeProfessional servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesPortugalLisbonEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Jul 2014 08:11:45 GMTJapan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own.AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJapanChinaHawaiiUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 06:48:26 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairs, 30 Jul 2014 06:16:12 GMT