FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2015 04:29:52 -07:00Israel OKs settlement building amid standoff with settlers, 29 Jul 2015 09:50:10 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Prime Minister's office said Wednesday it has approved the "immediate construction" of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El and has advanced plans for 504 new housing units in Israeli settlement areas in east Jerusalem. depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees, 29 Jul 2015 10:50:22 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation. people missing in Lao military helicopter accident, 29 Jul 2015 09:53:14 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — A Laotian army helicopter had an accident shortly after it left the capital and 23 people on board were missing, the Lao News Agency said on Wednesday. examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died, 29 Jul 2015 10:52:28 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.'s Solvay to buy US Cytec for $5.5 billion, 29 Jul 2015 08:55:54 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's chemical group Solvay has announced it will buy U.S.-based Cytec for $5.5 billion, making it the second biggest company in the aerospace composite materials market. prime minister says doesn't want early elections but party rebels could force his hand, 29 Jul 2015 11:09:32 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prime minister says doesn't want early elections but party rebels could force his hand. Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb, 29 Jul 2015 11:13:10 GMTHealth insurer Anthem has bumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter. Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig, 29 Jul 2015 09:25:26 GMTSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir. police officer shot dead in the east of the kingdom, 29 Jul 2015 10:37:49 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the east of the kingdom. in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom, 29 Jul 2015 10:25:00 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests. ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Maui, 29 Jul 2015 09:55:35 GMTLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim are meeting on the Hawaiian island on Maui to negotiate a trade pact. Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, 29 Jul 2015 11:09:00 GMTNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist, 29 Jul 2015 09:03:17 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says. between defendant, lawyers at German neo-Nazi trial, 29 Jul 2015 08:48:42 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A Munich court has refused to order a criminal investigation into claims by a woman accused of complicity in 10 neo-Nazi murders that her attorneys violated her privacy. Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president, 29 Jul 2015 11:11:52 GMTNYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini says he will run in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years, 29 Jul 2015 11:16:05 GMTDETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.'s richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies at 65, 29 Jul 2015 10:45:43 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65. Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC, 29 Jul 2015 10:52:11 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games. auto sales slump hits industry fortunes, 29 Jul 2015 10:31:57 GMTBEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth. people missing from military helicopter accident in Laos, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:28 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — The Lao News Agency says 23 people have been missing after a Laotian army helicopter had an accident after leaving the capital on Monday. man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case, 29 Jul 2015 09:44:32 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after a series of bombings and shootings in Sydney left four people dead, police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect in a case that terrorized Australia's legal fraternity. PHOTOS: Italy's cowboys show off their skill, 29 Jul 2015 10:15:10 GMTPIANE VOMANO, Italy (AP) — Italy may be better-known for its soccer skills, but on ranches across the country, cowboys are honing their skills of horsemanship and cattle management, and dreaming of taking on the Americans at their own game. York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot, 29 Jul 2015 10:13:50 GMTPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other. Things to Know for Today, 29 Jul 2015 10:08:35 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:'s democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:29 GMTTHANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party. Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys, 29 Jul 2015 10:24:04 GMTABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) — Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater. security boss: IS recruits come from over 100 nations, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:21 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's security chief says the Islamic State group has recruited nationals of more than 100 countries, posing a long-term threat to global stability. nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud, 29 Jul 2015 08:48:27 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Psssst — Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for. accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal, 29 Jul 2015 10:22:18 GMTBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal. Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:57 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.'s HeidelbergCement to buy Italcementi, 29 Jul 2015 11:04:21 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's HeidelbergCement AG says it plans to buy Italy's Italcementi, starting with the 1.67 billion euro ($1.85 billion) acquisition of a 45 percent stake. Russia will oppose international tribunal for MH17, 29 Jul 2015 11:12:52 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked, 29 Jul 2015 09:22:27 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. Eurotunnel said it had blocked more than 37,000 such attempts by migrants to reach Britain since January. Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraq, 29 Jul 2015 09:24:04 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities said Wednesday, as Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish party called for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts. awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoning, 29 Jul 2015 11:13:08 GMTPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2. reports sevenfold increase in profits, 29 Jul 2015 09:52:56 GMTLONDON (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second largest bank, said Tuesday that second quarter profit increased sevenfold, boosted by earnings from investment banking and a 496 million pound ($774 million) gain on assets acquired from Lehman Brothers in 2008. makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing, 29 Jul 2015 10:28:07 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom. hosts Women's British Open as Park resumes slam quest, 29 Jul 2015 11:05:34 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Inbee Park resuming her quest for the career Grand Slam. Teenage prodigy Lydia Ko seeking that elusive first major. Michelle Wie going for victory with an injured left foot. Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup, 29 Jul 2015 10:17:17 GMTROME (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, a war story with Idris Elba and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. accused in plot to kill blogger due in Boston court, 29 Jul 2015 10:51:42 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims are heading back to court. says more than 37,000 attempts by migrants to reach Britain blocked since Jan. 1, 29 Jul 2015 08:55:26 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Eurotunnel says more than 37,000 attempts by migrants to reach Britain blocked since Jan. 1., France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal, 29 Jul 2015 08:32:49 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state media say French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' visit to Iran is the start of a "new era" in bilateral relations following a historic nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers reached earlier this month.'s richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies suddenly at 65, 29 Jul 2015 09:02:20 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kulczyk Holding says that its founder and president, Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest businessman, has died from complications after surgery. He was 65. Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets, 29 Jul 2015 08:59:03 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM. President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions, 29 Jul 2015 09:56:04 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.'s Tsipras: party rebels could force early election, 29 Jul 2015 11:16:23 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says he does not want early elections, but rebels within his radical left Syriza party could force his hand. pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release, 29 Jul 2015 11:09:38 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November. reports profit but no word on new president, 29 Jul 2015 08:51:30 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata. migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England, 29 Jul 2015 10:46:26 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. government declares 4-day holiday over severe heatwave, 29 Jul 2015 09:54:57 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Council of Ministers has declared a four-day mandatory holiday beginning Thursday as temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees Fahrenheit).