FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:09:24 -07:00US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf6d6e9f4a3401f82cecdbad5f5813eMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:14:36 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf6d6e9f4a3401f82cecdbad5f5813eImage of Asia: Drinkable water for flood-hit Indian villageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/838d5d31d48a4bfab0d89568f495bb3aMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:19:55 GMTIn this photo by Bikas Das, relief workers carry plastic pouches of drinking water for distribution after flooding in Khudirabad village near Kolkata, in India's West Bengal state. Cooked food was also delivered to residents in affected areas. The Home Ministry says more than 100 people have died due to the heavy rains and flooding in the past week and tens of thousands of people have been forced to take shelter in state-run relief camps. The annual monsoon, which lasts from June through September, often brings flooding to India, and the situation in West Bengal was worsened by a recent cyclone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/838d5d31d48a4bfab0d89568f495bb3aMalaysian agency: Money in Najib's accounts came from donorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53624beb8c7b4632bde8c567260672ebMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:43:07 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Monday that $700 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts came from donations, not from a debt-ridden state investment fund.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53624beb8c7b4632bde8c567260672ebEnergy stocks lead a modest decline in early tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4614a603e0ec49dd8c2317662656126dMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:23:55 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened lower as energy stocks dropped following another decline in the price of crude. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods slumped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4614a603e0ec49dd8c2317662656126dInvestigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bcf1d2a63cc4c5d9e8482d0e6dc7f39Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:46:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bcf1d2a63cc4c5d9e8482d0e6dc7f39NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e1f164542e14edbaf272662a526327eMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:35:39 GMTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider. That's a tactic that has seen mixed results elsewhere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e1f164542e14edbaf272662a526327eMoroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5efc978656fb40e58d3d3a97399ce992Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:56:56 GMTMADRID (AP) — A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5efc978656fb40e58d3d3a97399ce992Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54f35c28a96e471198ba828081313a45Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:18:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54f35c28a96e471198ba828081313a45Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ec12d60417749d88d1b884a7401ae58Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:20:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ec12d60417749d88d1b884a7401ae58Indian Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627c14ecf9bc49bfacf3a4f2e698b631Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:57:15 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The speaker of India's Parliament on Monday barred 25 opposition legislators from its sessions for the rest of the week for causing "grave disorder" after they created noisy scenes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627c14ecf9bc49bfacf3a4f2e698b631In Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bdde850810343439e14ff0d5931d3bbMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:22:43 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Fearing the power of their patriotism, Poland's communist leaders killed World War II heroes and anti-communist activists and dumped their bodies secretly in mass graves, hoping they would be forgotten. They were topped with new graves.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bdde850810343439e14ff0d5931d3bbUS consumer spending edges up in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0cf81f32e4401e96202fec01fc7aaaMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:18:04 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0cf81f32e4401e96202fec01fc7aaaUK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/183511df08104537906c0060c26bc5b1Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:57:03 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's police watchdog said Monday that it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/183511df08104537906c0060c26bc5b1Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a generalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d33be9ffca4041c3800c944c25c80b2bMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:39:19 GMTBUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d33be9ffca4041c3800c944c25c80b2bMissing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles awayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46491a0a862a4b4f858ca2f537a91322Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:24:12 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday 350 miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46491a0a862a4b4f858ca2f537a91322Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a200b4a71ec4752b8b3bf1cadf7c073Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:52:32 GMTBRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last two years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a200b4a71ec4752b8b3bf1cadf7c073Ukraine's ex-PM sets up 'Ukraine salvation committee'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ac2046aca964aaa843fb19403e6ef20Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:23:48 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a 'Ukraine salvation committee' and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ac2046aca964aaa843fb19403e6ef20US construction spending rose a slight 0.1 percent in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960aa46e4031470a8050c853c083bd50Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:17:19 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960aa46e4031470a8050c853c083bd50Cowboys' Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99dce9c310964f1899b746875201f594Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:49:19 GMTOXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99dce9c310964f1899b746875201f594School report: Illinois players' allegations unfoundedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e896983893747fcb5489e06acacf2c4Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:58 GMTCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago law firm hired by the University of Illinois to investigate allegations of poor treatment made by former women's basketball players has concluded those charges are unfounded.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e896983893747fcb5489e06acacf2c4Indian government, key northeast rebel group sign peace dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c760bddef67b487ab1acb876e382b840Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:35:33 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has signed a historic peace treaty with the leader of a key rebel group in India's insurgency-wracked northeast.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c760bddef67b487ab1acb876e382b840US construction spending up just 0.1 percent in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69940cf4eedc496795b0530b3aa4b05dMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:05:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69940cf4eedc496795b0530b3aa4b05dSyrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 27 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84a31b19089442d0bfac36b33c6eb92dMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:46:07 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84a31b19089442d0bfac36b33c6eb92dSears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9782e0798bb4159be09ebf8dbc767d3Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:26:15 GMTHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9782e0798bb4159be09ebf8dbc767d3Top House Dem on intelligence panel backs Iran nuclear dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67a1185e3200414eb1ea08e4e5df3833Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:47:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says he's backing the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67a1185e3200414eb1ea08e4e5df3833Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce1e94ebcc31421290f76bad23d30c91Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:41:16 GMTROME (AP) — The No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on sheep ranches and comes and goes from Sicily, possibly thanks to high-level protection, investigators said Monday after nabbing some of his alleged accomplices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce1e94ebcc31421290f76bad23d30c91Pennsylvania woman to enter plea in Chinese test-taking plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcd62993cc1e4d218cdac89226cabf17Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:30:55 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — A Chinese citizen who lives in Pennsylvania is scheduled to plead guilty to charges she took an English-language fluency test and a college entrance exam for another Chinese woman now enrolled at Virginia Tech.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcd62993cc1e4d218cdac89226cabf17China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cc03724bf0340608428ac5adc7e8f5eMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:10:58 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cc03724bf0340608428ac5adc7e8f5eAnalysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/144a59ce433b40d0bc933af553f3a3c5Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:03:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/144a59ce433b40d0bc933af553f3a3c5Troop reinforcements head to key rebel-held base in Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f3e36096c3c43e6ac16c73bbada27a3Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:55:18 GMTSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni military officials say hundreds of troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers are pushing north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes clear the path for their advance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f3e36096c3c43e6ac16c73bbada27a3Containment of raging California wildfire jumpshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/721426706ae44104847acba6084aac8bMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:47:03 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/721426706ae44104847acba6084aac8bJackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, moviehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d887d5223a884cdf95da8fc0997cf8ceMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:44:47 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Action star Jackie Chan said Monday that he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was jailed on a drug charge.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d887d5223a884cdf95da8fc0997cf8ceNot guilty pleas filed for 2 Oklahoma teens in stabbingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0396c818f442fdb08adb5bd44a94e6Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:26:44 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has entered not guilty pleas for two brothers charged with stabbing their parents and three siblings to death at their Oklahoma home last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0396c818f442fdb08adb5bd44a94e6Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50be4f88021c444ab86f5831fdd1a0d5Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:38:04 GMTMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50be4f88021c444ab86f5831fdd1a0d5German mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddb8e3f96db45b396184010c3279e46Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:49:13 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A German court says a municipal bus mechanic can have hundreds of euros (dollars) in back pay for time spent changing into his work clothes — but not for time he spent showering.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddb8e3f96db45b396184010c3279e46Malaysian agency: money in Najib's accounts came from donorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abe96b47453749cda766d763ffeaa735Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:33:24 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Monday that $700 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts came from donations, not from a debt-ridden state investment fund.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abe96b47453749cda766d763ffeaa735Sierra Leone concerns grow from new case, as CDC head visitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1304f036489249618af1d9cea1e6b92eMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:59:10 GMTFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili District after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, an official said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1304f036489249618af1d9cea1e6b92eUS manufacturing growth slows in Julyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e1f4e4f17ba4c0cb6b6d6fc7ab8b908Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories were a little less busy last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e1f4e4f17ba4c0cb6b6d6fc7ab8b908Alpha Natural files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d32bd41133b3491aae73c78fc7cbb610Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:20:27 GMTBRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last two years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d32bd41133b3491aae73c78fc7cbb610Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflicthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a34499ccad8a4e6198cd59ece9dfbc5aMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:46:23 GMTLICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a34499ccad8a4e6198cd59ece9dfbc5aJeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84910c6c98a64290afd444e2fa647e60Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:55:05 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84910c6c98a64290afd444e2fa647e60Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/002285e1e51b4207a45d8f2f8654e46cMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:38 GMTBAGO, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that has killed at least 46 people and could affect this November's general election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/002285e1e51b4207a45d8f2f8654e46c%xhl(US construction spending up 0.1 percent in June, smallest gain in 5 months; housing riseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea99537c6bb4ae8b57b3b55f22fbfc1Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:01:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending up 0.1 percent in June, smallest gain in 5 months; housing rises.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea99537c6bb4ae8b57b3b55f22fbfc1German gov't stresses press freedom amid treason probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9446a1ac9cab4211b259c28d0a857b61Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:50:39 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff stressed the German government's commitment to protecting press freedom Monday in the wake of a much-criticized decision by federal prosecutors to open a treason investigation against two journalists.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9446a1ac9cab4211b259c28d0a857b61Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef267e2b927e435aa65e4a90a0b59ccaMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:28:51 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef267e2b927e435aa65e4a90a0b59ccaUK jury says trader guilty of manipulating key interest ratehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b85ebfbf6c0411d97d8cf15187f646fMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:20:18 GMTLONDON (AP) — A British jury has found a former Citibank and UBS trader guilty of being the ringmaster in the manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b85ebfbf6c0411d97d8cf15187f646fNovelist imagines the life of Pissarro's motherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b12922171d244deb8371fc3936846bc0Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:50:33 GMT"The Marriage of Opposites" (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b12922171d244deb8371fc3936846bc0Grain lower, livestock higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c81eec1fc16456abab82fe6b4036b13Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:49:27 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c81eec1fc16456abab82fe6b4036b13Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40138a131e4741138e6e5989f0420193Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:40:36 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to 118. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40138a131e4741138e6e5989f0420193Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f39d34592d4d709cae995e6f12e722Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:18:46 GMTDOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gulf Arab states are welcoming the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but are seeking further assurances about how to counter Iranian assertiveness in the region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f39d34592d4d709cae995e6f12e722