FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 00:02:19 -0700Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools (AP) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.KIMBERLY HEFLINGhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsTechnologyParentingRelationshipsEducationHigher educationGraduationVeteransG.I. BillSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureGovernment programsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseAfghanistanIraqCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 04:10:27 GMTPG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsIndictmentsExplosionsUtilitiesCrimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderEnergy industryIndustriesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:12:56 GMTPeterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:55:12 GMTVin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015 ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.BETH HARRISsSportsBaseballSports mediaTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:48:39 GMTWeather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.MIKE STOBBEaHealthWeatherFloodsHealth statisticsAccidents and disastersAccidentsDeath ratesGeneral newsStormsDemographicsSocial affairs, 30 Jul 2014 04:01:00 GMTESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainment, 30 Jul 2014 05:55:21 GMTBroken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.MATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsHigher educationFloodsEducationSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseSchool infrastructureSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:19:00 GMTGibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 03:37:06 GMTPalestinian health official says 13 killed in tank shell attack on UN school in Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian health official says 13 killed in tank shell attack on UN school in Gaza .aGeneral newsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 04:27:45 GMTGyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win vs Cardinals DIEGO (AP) — Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night.BERNIE WILSONsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:42:14 GMTArgentina, US bondholders meet as deadline looms YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister emerged from daylong negotiations aimed at preventing a default Tuesday to say both sides had finally spoken for the first time, a development that raised hopes that a deal might be reached to avert a financial crisis.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:22:44 GMTArtist's foundation sues over NYC hotel painting YORK (AP) — A former owner of the Chelsea Hotel, for decades a famed artists' haunt, have removed and won't return a loaned Larry Rivers painting that hung in the lobby, the pop art pioneer's foundation said in a lawsuit Tuesday.JENNIFER PELTZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsPaintingNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 03:24:17 GMT'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:49:39 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 GMTCrews make gains on 2 California wildfires SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersAnimalsNatural disastersHorsesMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:27:15 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:53 GMTShells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15 REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said.KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 05:36:42 GMTLiriano fans 11 in Pirates' 3-1 win FRANCISCO (AP) — Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:12:12 GMTUS economy likely showed big rebound last quarter (AP) — After a dismal start to the year reflecting a harsh winter, the U.S. economy showed signs of rebounding in the spring, with many forecasters expecting growth to be even stronger in the second half of the year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyConsumer spendingRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:02:32 GMTIvanovic, Venus are first round winners, Calif. (AP) — Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook. Venus Williams continues to work toward another possible Grand Slam title.RICK EYMERsSportsWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:10:11 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 GMTOfficial: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 13 people were killed early Wednesday after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 05:14:36 GMTKhmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal on Wednesday began a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of the two senior surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s from starvation, exhaustion, disease and execution.ABBY SEIFFiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGenocidesWar crimesInternational lawLaw and orderWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 04:37:33 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) — Congressional investigators say 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.HOPE YENwBusinessGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral news, 30 Jul 2014 06:54:15 GMTAthletics rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Astros 7-4 (AP) — Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 04:59:22 GMTGardner, Yankees snap skid with 12-11win at Texas, Texas (AP) — Brett Gardner had four hits to go with a tremendous sliding catch and the New York Yankees held on for a 12-11 victory at Texas on Tuesday night in spite of J.P. Arencibia's seven RBIs.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Jul 2014 04:27:55 GMTWest seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine.JULIE PACEJOHN-THOR DAHLBURGhtBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashTechnologyWar and unrestEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsFinancial servicesIndustriesEnergy industryIndustrial products and servicesGeneral newsRussiaMoscowEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:47:00 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 for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 06:50:25 GMTGardner, Yankees snap skid with 12-11 win at Texas, Texas (AP) — Brett Gardner got things started for the New York Yankees with a leadoff home run, then had three more hits after that.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Jul 2014 05:32:45 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 06:20:06 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 06:17:52 GMTProcessing issue delays bar exam submissions (AP) — Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.aBusinessGeneral newsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:05 GMTArgentina talks go long as debt deadline looms YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says two sides locked in a dispute over the country's bonds have finally talked with one another on the eve of a deadline to avoid default.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 03:47:09 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 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 06:09:28 GMTAs Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered (AP) — The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustries, 30 Jul 2014 04:03:08 GMTTwitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate news, 30 Jul 2014 03:35:16 GMTCubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3 (AP) — Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.MATT CARLSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoColoradoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 06:55:29 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 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 GMTSafarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open (AP) — Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sports, 30 Jul 2014 05:04:15 GMTSmall cars fare poorly in crash tests (AP) — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidents and disastersConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 30 Jul 2014 04:10:12 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 GMTOrioles beat Angels 7-6 in 12 innings (AP) — Manny Machado homered off Cory Rasmus leading off the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 03:26:15 GMTToyota remains at top in sales after first half (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 03:56:58 GMTTicket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 05:44:37 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