FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 02:58:49 -0700Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba (AP) — China's biggest property developer has launched an e-commerce venture with Internet giants Baidu and Tencent, adding to competition for industry leader Alibaba Group.htBusinessTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:37:14 GMTChina military shows off newest helicopters, tanks (AP) — China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north.iGeneral newsDrone surveillance and warfareWar and unrestDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaCentral AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 08:35:09 GMTArson attack interrupts Berlin public transport (AP) — Police say a leftist group is claiming responsibility for an arson attack on Berlin's subway system that is causing delays for thousands of commuters.iGeneral newsArsonCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 08:39:14 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Venus eyes 4th round YORK (AP) — Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010 — and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:17:53 GMTFarm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsImmigration policyLegislationLegislaturePrimary electionsImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:49:43 GMTManatees may soon lose endangered species status (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.JENNIFER KAYaGeneral newsAnimalsManateesCoastlines and beachesWildlifeEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationMammalsWater environmentOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaCrystal RiverUnited StatesGulf of MexicoNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 09:09:24 GMTPacquiao eyeing World Peace for his hoop team, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture — professional basketball.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballMen's boxingBoxingProfessional basketballBasketballPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 07:42:03 GMTStewart returning to competition after fatal crash, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsCelebrityNASCARAccidents and disastersGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:48:39 GMTIceland authorities say small volcanic eruption overnight; no ash yet detected, Iceland (AP) — Iceland authorities say small volcanic eruption overnight; no ash yet detected.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 08:19:32 GMTObama cautions against using force to solve crises (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsCivil warsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyWar and unrestGeneral newsRussiaUnited StatesUkraineSyriaMiddle EastEuropeIraqEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:31:54 GMTDemocracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsElectionsMunicipal governmentsGovernment appointments and nominationsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:08 GMTTPC Boston brings back big memories for Spieth, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Spieth has spent his second season going to PGA Tour courses he had seen only once, each of them filled with various memories.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMassachusettsBostonProvidenceUnited StatesNorth AmericaRhode Island, 29 Aug 2014 07:50:38 GMTRussian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.JEFF HORWITZSTEPHEN BRAUNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInformation technologyFinancial servicesIndustriesForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsPersonal investingPersonal financeLegislationLegislatureRussiaUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:22:18 GMTMalaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after disasters LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after disasters.iBusinessGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 07:11:01 GMTUSDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.MARY CLARE JALONICKwHealthGovernment and politicsMollusksAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessMiamiUnited StatesFloridaGeorgiaCaliforniaNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:11:31 GMTWorrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct, Germany (AP) — Inflation has fallen to an annual 0.3 percent in August for the 18 countries that use the euro, underlining the shakiness of the continent's economic recovery.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyPricesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 29 Aug 2014 09:12:50 GMTMilitary: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash, Va. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsAccidentsArmed forcesAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 09:36:53 GMTPakistani PM denies asking army to mediate (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:27:03 GMTOK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthMicrobiologyScienceBiology, 29 Aug 2014 08:46:38 GMTDozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike (AP) — Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 07:40:59 GMTFeds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk, N.C. (AP) — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.MITCH WEISSaGeneral newsMountainsCrimeAnimal poaching and smugglingForestsEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:36:17 GMTWith a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.REBECCA SANTANAiGeneral newsLifestyleWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:45:44 GMTTesla, Chinese firm to build 400 charging stations (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier have announced plans to build 400 charging stations for electric cars.htBusinessTechnologyAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 08:22:31 GMTLibyan militia says it accepts UN call for truce, Libya (AP) — The Islamist militia in control of Libya's capital, Tripoli, says it agrees with a U.N. call for a cease-fire in this North African country but vows to resist any foreign interference in Libyan affairs.iGeneral newsLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 08:24:47 GMTObama going on Democratic fundraising trifecta (AP) — President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingNew YorkRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:40:40 GMTIcelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.BY JENNA GOTTLIEIBiGeneral newsVolcanoesAir travel disruptionsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureTransportationIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 09:19:27 GMTRoyals find right recipe for small-market success CITY, Mo. (AP) — The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityNew York CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Aug 2014 08:10:37 GMTUS admiral urges China on South China Sea disputes (AP) — The head of American forces in Asia and the Pacific says China should exercise its role as a regional leader and help resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea.aGeneral newsChinaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:38:36 GMTChina military shows off newest choppers, tanks (AP) — China is showing off the growing sophistication of its defense industries by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 07:37:33 GMTGerman economic fears growing but Merkel strong (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine.DAVID RISINGiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeEventsBerlinGermanyEuropeRussiaUkraineWestern EuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 09:29:30 GMTRoma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check (AP) — For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" — league title — is considered taboo.ANDREW DAMPFsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 09:19:49 GMTTesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessTechnologyAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial technologyChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:17:14 GMTFamiliar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Spain (AP) — Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupSports transactionsInternational basketballMen's basketballNBA PlayoffsBasketballEventsProfessional basketballMen's sportsSports businessBilbaoSpainUnited StatesNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Aug 2014 07:53:29 GMTIndia, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsEconomyInternational tradeProduction facilitiesTechnologyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanIndiaNew DelhiChinaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaGreater China, 29 Aug 2014 09:42:51 GMTUN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesCivil warsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 07:36:43 GMTShelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale ANGELES (AP) — When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who Ballmer was. But in short order she convinced him that the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 09:48:44 GMT'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:49:21 GMTClosing arguments set in former Va. governor trial, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:01:40 GMTBahrain: No invitation to expelled US diplomat, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain has denied that it offered an invitation to a top U.S. diplomat who was earlier expelled after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group, extending a rift between Washington and the tiny, strategic Gulf nation.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBahrainManamaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 08:22:27 GMTPregame film study shifts to phones, tablets cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.KURT VOIGThtBusinessSportsTechnologyCollege footballMoviesConsumer electronicsCollege sportsFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 29 Aug 2014 08:05:28 GMTActor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderHong KongChinaTaiwanBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:48:34 GMTJapan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish (AP) — Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyConsumer spendingJapanEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 07:58:24 GMTRussia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSummitsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsEconomyInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessUkraineRussiaMoscowDonetskKievEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 09:41:48 GMTEU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc's stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineMilanRussiaEuropeEastern EuropeItalyWestern Europe, 29 Aug 2014 08:32:51 GMTIran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash."NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastPersian GulfNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 09:40:36 GMTMalaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.EILEEN NGKELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:09 GMTNo. 18 Ole Miss sloppy in opener but beats Boise (AP) — Bo Wallace wants to close his college career in style.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballGeorgiaMississippiAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:47:16 GMTEx-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday.ROBIN McDOWELLiGeneral newsOdditiesMyanmarYangonSouth KoreaSeoulSoutheast AsiaAsiaEast Asia, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:46 GMTAs stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:02:18 GMTSumlin ready for more out of No. 21 Texas A&M, S.C. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows his Aggies have more to accomplish. Still, he couldn't help but take pride in the team's dominating show at Southeastern Conference power South Carolina.PETE IACOBELLIsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 07:46:17 GMT