FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:52:16 -0700Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1ceed3d6687416c954b01c3a119f0beGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses ahead with top-gear efforts to end the conflict that has killed at least 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesWar and unrestEvacuationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelTel AvivGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1ceed3d6687416c954b01c3a119f0beWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:20:00 GMTChina braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenchedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce9bcfc21e2d440bb8b80ae2877661f3BEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm, which killed dozens of people.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTyphoon Rammasun 2014Natural disastersStormsAccidents and disastersEventsChinaTaiwanShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce9bcfc21e2d440bb8b80ae2877661f3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:15:23 GMTBodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3090a9f852254196ac1182702254ae23KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for positive identifications and answers about who caused the disaster.JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineKharkivRussiaNetherlandsKievMalaysiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3090a9f852254196ac1182702254ae23Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:19:50 GMTAgents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6bae8cc9e1c4599915a27e05e0e0567WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsHealth care policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6bae8cc9e1c4599915a27e05e0e0567Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:22:02 GMTChina detains employees of suspect meat sellerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d5e752e10904380840baee5618d6b26BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d5e752e10904380840baee5618d6b26Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:15 GMTJohn Kerry flies to Tel Aviv despite FAA banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffbffc1d1aac42098258da76143f269aTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban in an apparent sign of his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsInternational agreementsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyCease firesInternational relationsGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIsraelPalestinian territoriesEgyptTel AvivMiddle EastQatarGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffbffc1d1aac42098258da76143f269aWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:15:35 GMTHoes homer in 12th inning lifts Astros past A'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/242b1633f85e43a5b4439d8dce630b03OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/242b1633f85e43a5b4439d8dce630b03Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:28:08 GMTFirst Amendment fight won't stop Arizona executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a4e4cbe49264c879e00f58d7d5bc7d3FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a4e4cbe49264c879e00f58d7d5bc7d3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:09:44 GMTNeo-Nazi group banned in Germany's Bavaria statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e2fd6997d594e77b9e08eccc9f3b9acBERLIN (AP) — Authorities in the German state of Bavaria say they have banned a neo-Nazi group that operated in the region.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNeo-NazismNazismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e2fd6997d594e77b9e08eccc9f3b9acWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:36:20 GMTYoung MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2569a455c9f346efaba140d53215aadbIn 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2569a455c9f346efaba140d53215aadbWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:48:52 GMTExcerpts from conflicting health law rulingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/570ad768fc4d49258e52e9ac48100c5fWASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsNational courtsLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsLegislatureUnited StatesRichmondNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/570ad768fc4d49258e52e9ac48100c5fWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:20:56 GMT1 dead, 2 injured by SW Fla. lightning strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61123635684f4b6296a75ce96f713d9eFORT 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61123635684f4b6296a75ce96f713d9eWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:49:03 GMTJudges in health care rulings vote party linehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b7c6319e68b4685922c47b2144a6e13WASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislationJudiciaryNational governmentsCourtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislatureUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaRichmondNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b7c6319e68b4685922c47b2144a6e13Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:19:55 GMTNo romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46e01bca975e48a78852709385570162BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of "Downton Abbey" say Cupid's arrow is not headed for their characters.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46e01bca975e48a78852709385570162Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:34:20 GMTDespite sanctions call, UK exports arms to Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6061bd413fea4861b064020ab1f5b4f6LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeGovernment and politicsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited KingdomRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6061bd413fea4861b064020ab1f5b4f6Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:33:29 GMTHouse, Senate chart separate courses on borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f69275b1a449e0837313ec64c1450bWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseCentral AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f69275b1a449e0837313ec64c1450bWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:23:07 GMTTyphoon weakens after landing in southeast Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa08b3b2b649455591706af22d7b1eb9BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week's more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTyphoon Rammasun 2014StormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsChinaShanghaiTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa08b3b2b649455591706af22d7b1eb9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:09 GMTIn international flight, volatile conflicts aboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4448555fc5204595b76d5e331defecdeDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsMilitant groupsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesTerritorial disputesTravelEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleEgyptAfricaLibyaDubaiMiddle EastTel AvivIsraelAfghanistanNigeriaIraqSyriaUnited StatesMaliWest AfricaCrimeaEast AfricaNorth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4448555fc5204595b76d5e331defecdeWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:26:27 GMTCEO: Sterling staying on a 'disaster' for Clippershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea8ff22e060a48f682cf3ceeb38f3cebLOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.aGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesLegal proceedingsMen's sportsMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea8ff22e060a48f682cf3ceeb38f3cebWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:57:01 GMTWith GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c0d73f35bb14a1e821105480a7eaf3cATLANTA (AP) — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsCampaignsPolitical organizationsGeorgiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c0d73f35bb14a1e821105480a7eaf3cWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:35:05 GMTIraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36488dca814a4b4d92f331a67df783c7BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36488dca814a4b4d92f331a67df783c7Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:25:46 GMTDonald Trump to break ground for new DC hotelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d9e9cdefb224af2850eaeb0b1ea9f45WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation's capital with a new luxury hotel in the city's third-tallest building.wBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d9e9cdefb224af2850eaeb0b1ea9f45Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:16:21 GMTParts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plaguehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/021dd5dc0dad416888b225d75f1a4f1bBEIJING (AP) — Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/021dd5dc0dad416888b225d75f1a4f1bWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:03:57 GMTIsrael, Hamas battle over public opinion onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccd8929e651740ce9dd128c6dac3e509JERUSALEM (AP) — Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsInternational incidentsSocial mediaPublic opinionOnline mediaMediaSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccd8929e651740ce9dd128c6dac3e509Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:42:52 GMTSouth Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a70ab8362472411eaad3240456f26ce3JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.iGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmental concernsRhinocerosEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a70ab8362472411eaad3240456f26ce3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:16:32 GMTAfghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566c11ec94444c7da4d767d7c5f0b7caKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan intelligence service has accused Pakistan of stoking instability by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.iGeneral newsPoliceTerrorismWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanPakistanCentral AsiaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566c11ec94444c7da4d767d7c5f0b7caWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:22 GMTBodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5d9678283ac496785c90fa293645f4cKHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for positive identifications and answers about who caused the disaster.JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineKharkivRussiaKievMalaysiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5d9678283ac496785c90fa293645f4cWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:26:08 GMTFederal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7817a78fd7944331af331363f21935b0DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverBoulderUnited StatesPuebloNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7817a78fd7944331af331363f21935b0Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:27:43 GMTShipwrecked Concordia on verge of final voyagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45163c6d97794314b52a04b92b3c12f2GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — Rotated by tugboats, the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is being readied for its final voyage.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45163c6d97794314b52a04b92b3c12f2Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:56:04 GMTChina cracks down on online rumors, pornhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bd6c665a0524ddb92b21c1d38775d46BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called "rumormongers" and "slanderous content."iGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bd6c665a0524ddb92b21c1d38775d46Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:59:23 GMTTropical depression approaching Lesser Antilleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c3e050029854df591cc6c9478e07794MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a fast-moving tropical depression in the Atlantic is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday night.aGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c3e050029854df591cc6c9478e07794Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:56:20 GMTAustralia: All Ukraine victims may not be foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/045b2f0f1caa4324852adf238c65e610CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The remains of some victims of the Malaysian airliner crash may never be recovered unless there is a secure and thorough search of the area in rebel-controlled east Ukraine where it was shot down, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsAustraliaKharkivUkraineNetherlandsOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/045b2f0f1caa4324852adf238c65e610Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:01:39 GMTUltra high definition TVs boost LG Display profithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24606591f9034904ae0d9f3acd4758abSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyTelevisionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesConsumer electronicsHigh definition technologyEntertainment and media technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24606591f9034904ae0d9f3acd4758abWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:51:16 GMTCrews make gains on massive Washington wildfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb30ad89a474a10b61f5b97d0b0ef91OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.aGeneral newsWeatherFloodsEmergency managementAccidents and disastersWar and unrestNatural disastersGovernment and politicsWashingtonUnited StatesSeattleDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb30ad89a474a10b61f5b97d0b0ef91Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:50:01 GMTAgents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8056ca7c267a435e9071319fc24a7d92WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyHealth care policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8056ca7c267a435e9071319fc24a7d92Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:16:49 GMTFire extinguished at ND oil supply companyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34a210523e5d4e9c9ceef7caceb22c00WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A once-massive blaze at an oil supply and logistics company that housed flammable chemicals in Williston, North Dakota, has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAir qualityAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34a210523e5d4e9c9ceef7caceb22c00Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:44:50 GMTThai junta defends strong powers under new charterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64487bf5367c4b6eb8a735934d64a153BANGKOK (AP) — A new temporary constitution gives Thailand's military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned 2015 election, and a senior army official says the junta leader could serve as interim premier.iGeneral newsArmed forcesConstitutionsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64487bf5367c4b6eb8a735934d64a153Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:12:46 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/495b3c71e2ed4cea8e2ca77f1c10cabeYour Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsWinter Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsPyeongchangSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/495b3c71e2ed4cea8e2ca77f1c10cabeWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:55:22 GMTAsia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39c3fe2f94224ad28eadcf4f658aec40SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday, bolstered by solid U.S. earnings and home sales. Indonesian stocks advanced after the official vote count showed Joko Widodo the clear winner of a bitterly contested presidential election.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsHome salesMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsReal estateNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEventsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesRussiaAsiaJavaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39c3fe2f94224ad28eadcf4f658aec40Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:13:50 GMTSpanish economic growth seen gathering pace in Q2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b787b3651c47d0b828003fe5392346MADRID (AP) — The Bank of Spain says the country's economy continues to show signs of recovery, growing by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomySpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b787b3651c47d0b828003fe5392346Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:06:12 GMTJohn Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban, pushes cease-fire between Israel, Hamashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29cd6758247741fb909117e043e80f67TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban, pushes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas.iGovernment and politicsCease firesWar and unrestGeneral newsIsraelTel AvivMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29cd6758247741fb909117e043e80f67Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:00:23 GMTDaimler revenue up; profit drops after 1-time gainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3ebde43de654a838806d7c129245fdfBERLIN (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG reported a 6 percent increase in second-quarter revenue and confirmed its full-year targets on Wednesday as new models and cost-cutting efforts helped its performance, though net profit declined sharply after a big one-time gain last year.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3ebde43de654a838806d7c129245fdfWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:43:56 GMTFlight bans show skittishness over trouble spotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd960ec64b794e289b0302bad6909a7cWhen 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 PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivMiddle EastUnited StatesMalaysiaNew York CitySeoulNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNew YorkSouth KoreaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd960ec64b794e289b0302bad6909a7cWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:15:33 GMTOil falls to near $102 amid Gaza peace effortshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a875c336e224f42b2b73c7d83723ea3The price of oil retreated to near $102 per barrel on Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesCommodity marketsFinancial marketsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripRussiaMiddle EastEuropeUnited StatesPalestinian territoriesEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a875c336e224f42b2b73c7d83723ea3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:31 GMTA kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/055a9a7543bd43cfb86221505cbaaa82In 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 disastersStormsWeatherMammalsAnimalsNetherlandsAmsterdamMalaysiaIndonesiaBaliAustraliaSoutheast AsiaPhilippinesNew ZealandUkraineEuropeWestern EuropeAsiaOceaniaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/055a9a7543bd43cfb86221505cbaaa82Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:43:43 GMTEx-general to challenge Indonesian election defeathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36a0f0505a9a4d08a4352b65722f9172JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that may prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsNational electionsIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36a0f0505a9a4d08a4352b65722f9172Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:58 GMTHeadley wins it in 14th inning of Yankees debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3b3a8eb93bd4979bd9707eb8532f03fNEW YORK (AP) — Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That's exactly what he did — about 4 1/2 hours after pulling on his pinstripes.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3b3a8eb93bd4979bd9707eb8532f03fWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:38:36 GMTHolmes in court for hearing on expert testimonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf94acef78414a4ab7371b159231d115CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf94acef78414a4ab7371b159231d115Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:32:44 GMTJohn Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb785354eb2f4666ba0eeab15c76535cTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGeneral newsDiplomacyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIsraelPalestinian territoriesEgyptTel AvivMiddle EastGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb785354eb2f4666ba0eeab15c76535cWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:11:25 GMTArrest linked to gun used after Boston bombingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4605489370f4317b29ab262feed0d6bBOSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4605489370f4317b29ab262feed0d6bWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:14:48 GMT