FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Aug 2014 17:23:21 -0700Sergio Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfBritish Open GolfMen's sportsEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 23:59:44 GMTBerkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.JOSH FUNKfBusinessCorporate stockTelevisionFinancial performanceCorporate newsMedia, 01 Aug 2014 23:50:57 GMTNevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.SCOTT SONNERhtBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyNevadaRenoCaliforniaTexasArizonaNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 23:19:36 GMTSan Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said.SUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsMass transit systemsInjuriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFiresHealthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:51:50 GMTJPM interested in running The Double for Penske, Ohio (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya would be willing to do "The Double" if team owner Roger Penske approved.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolis 500NASCAREvents, 01 Aug 2014 21:12:45 GMTKing withdraws; Kuznetsova gains Citi Open semis (AP) — Vania King withdrew from the Citi Open before her quarterfinal Friday against two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova because of a right hip injury.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthWomen's sportsUnited StatesMontrealNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 01 Aug 2014 21:23:42 GMTDogs that killed Michigan man will be euthanized, Mich. (AP) — A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.aGeneral newsDogsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeImmigrationMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:09:00 GMTIndiana ethics law faulted after official cleared (AP) — Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so.TOM LoBIANCOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical ethicsState legislatureState governmentsTransportationGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesLegislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 00:01:16 GMTMet Opera workers say they hope to avert lockout YORK (AP) — Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions.VANESSA A. ALVAREZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelBusinessPerforming artsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 02 Aug 2014 00:01:47 GMTGovernment says GM owner site was faulty (AP) — The government and General Motors are warning vehicle owners that GM's recall Web site may not be listing all the cars that need recall repairs.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 02 Aug 2014 00:12:04 GMT70 kidnapped migrants rescued in northern Mexico CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who had been kidnapped and were being held at a house inside a gated community in the coastal city of Madero.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsKidnappingCrimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Aug 2014 23:28:36 GMTColumbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?, Ore. (AP) — Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsFishWildlifeWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsAstoriaUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 23:07:01 GMTNKorea seeks UN meeting on US-SKorea drills NATIONS (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has asked for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, warning the drills increase the danger of war on the Korean peninsula.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:52:57 GMTKeith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show, Mass. (AP) — Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 23:58:25 GMTAmericans with Ebola returning to US for treatment YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDiagnosis and treatmentDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthInfectious diseasesUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 01 Aug 2014 23:11:07 GMTEx-banker sentenced in NY insider trading case YORK (AP) — A former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support was sentenced on Friday on securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsLaw and order, 01 Aug 2014 22:58:21 GMTStates try to land Tesla despite Nevada groundwork, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork there is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:58:13 GMTDenver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:15:56 GMTManny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94 Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityPerforming arts, 01 Aug 2014 23:34:42 GMTBusiness Highlights Associated PressfBusinessConsumer spendingLabor economyProduction facilitiesLegal proceedingsEconomyHealth care industryIndustriesManufacturing sector performanceConsumer products and servicesMedia and entertainment industryMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCorporate newsPoisoningDiseases and conditionsHealthLaw and orderGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:49:19 GMTAllergan sues Valeant, claims fraud in buy attempt, N.J. (AP) — Botox and eye-drug maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drugmaker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsHealth care industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate stockCorporate legal affairsFinancial servicesCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:32:52 GMTSteps North Texas city has taken to save water, Texas (AP) — Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area:aGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementLakesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentWaste managementTexasWichita FallsLubbockUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:30:56 GMTRare whale fossil pulled from California backyard PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.MATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsScienceFossilsSearch and rescue effortsWhalesAnimalsPaleontologyMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:11:16 GMTDel Mar to reduce turf racing for rest of meet MAR, Calif. (AP) — Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3.aGeneral newsSportsHorse racingAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 02 Aug 2014 00:18:59 GMTTrial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate managementCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPersonnelVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:15:26 GMTIllinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune (AP) — The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.SARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsCampaignsIllinoisChicagoSpringfieldSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:31:22 GMTMicrosoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system.htBusinessTechnologyPatentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIntellectual propertyProducts and servicesCorporate news, 01 Aug 2014 23:38:55 GMTRecords show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal investigationsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeArizonaTucsonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 00:14:56 GMTMoody's upgrades Greece's credit rating, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeElectionsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 22:01:46 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:39:51 GMTDonald Young to face Raonic in Washington semis (AP) — There was little reason to think Donald Young would make a deep run at the Citi Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:08:00 GMTYellowstone grizzly, people run-ins drop in 2013, Mont. (AP) — Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the region around Yellowstone National Park dropped last year, but that wasn't enough to reverse a long-term trend of more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase.MATTHEW BROWNtTravelLifestyleBearsAnimalsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMontanaWyomingBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:43:25 GMTKristen Gillman, Sam Burns win Junior PGA, Texas (AP) — Kristen Gillman completed a record-breaking victory Friday in the Junior PGA Championship, and Sam Burns won the boys' division at Miramont.sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsTexasBryanUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 00:09:42 GMTMarco Dawson leads 3M Championship, Minn. (AP) — Tuesday qualifier Marco Dawson shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take the lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, leaving Bernhard Langer a stroke back five days after the German star's record-breaking victory in the Senior British Open.sSportsGolfMen's sportsMen's golfMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 23:03:22 GMTParched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.BETSY BLANEYaGeneral newsLakesWeatherWater environmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmentTexasWichita FallsLubbockUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:28:48 GMTLab who walked 30 miles back home adopted, Kan. (AP) — An aging black Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimalsFloridaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:50:52 GMTObama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty (AP) — Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions against Russia counterproductive.JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsWar and unrestBorder securityDiplomacyInternational relationsGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyMilitary and defenseRussiaMoscowUnited StatesUkraineBelarusEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:13:05 GMTStay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.STEVE SZKOTAKaGeneral newsMarriageNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:12:29 GMTCalifornia prisons change mental health treatment, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 23:59:03 GMTMicrosoft sues Samsung over halt to royalties ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft says it is suing Samsung for calling a halt to the royalties it was paying Microsoft for patents behind the Android operating system.htBusinessTechnologyPatentsIntellectual propertyProducts and servicesCorporate news, 01 Aug 2014 21:13:03 GMTAutopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death YORK (AP) — The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 00:13:00 GMTLast ex-city official sentenced in corruption case ANGELES (AP) — The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsGovernment payCrimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment business and financeBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:26:41 GMTJohn Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash POND, Pa. (AP) — John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.sSportsCelebrityAutomobile racingNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainment, 01 Aug 2014 21:56:16 GMTCalifornia killer given additional death sentences ANGELES (AP) — Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he should die for his crimes.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:41:05 GMT2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital (AP) — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:19:34 GMTStrahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction, Ohio (AP) — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.JOHN WAWROWsSportsProfessional footballFootballMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCantonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:46:38 GMTPolice chokehold said to cause NYC man's death YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:17:24 GMTChina bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction CITY (AP) — Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100 of them are believed left.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsAnimalsInternational tradePorpoisesEnvironmental concernsDolphinsFishWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEconomyBusinessMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMexicoChinaYangtze RiverUnited StatesCortezNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaColorado, 01 Aug 2014 22:02:24 GMTArmy to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan (AP) — About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.LOLITA C. BALDORwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 22:58:09 GMTNorth Dakota town sees 1st human trafficking case, N.D. (AP) — A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderViolent crimeSmugglingWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Aug 2014 00:10:47 GMT