FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Jul 2014 18:12:07 -0700CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMen's sportsCorporate sponsorshipMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballSports transactionsCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 00:50:32 GMTCause of fire at Williston company unknown, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAccidentsWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:30:22 GMTMexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spat CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals meeting rising anger from circus workers.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsAnimalsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 23:38:06 GMTBlack leaders worry about low turnout in November VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansMid-term electionsVotingElectionsNational electionsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLas VegasUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:57:28 GMTUS: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:31:30 GMTNew York police eye retraining after custody death YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:39:38 GMTFAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:17 GMTSupreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case (AP) — Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case.wGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 22 Jul 2014 22:48:05 GMTPat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism' HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentLegislature2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 01:02:02 GMT'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5 HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 23 Jul 2014 00:53:38 GMTVigil, march for NY man who died in police custody YORK (AP) — Family, friends and community leaders are holding a vigil and demanding justice for a Staten Island man who died in New York police custody.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesMunicipal governmentsArrestsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:46:30 GMTSupreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:28:32 GMTAP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete compensationMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:49:47 GMTAirlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationGeneral newsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMalaysiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:05 GMTSock advances in Atlanta Open (AP) — Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday.MATT WINKELJOHNsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 01:03:14 GMTReview: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones YORK (AP) — What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsMobile phonesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 01:01:11 GMTDenver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle abuse case (AP) — Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeNational courtsPoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCorrectional systemsLaw enforcement agenciesDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:47:25 GMTIn international flight, volatile conflicts abound, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMilitant groupsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEgyptAfricaLibyaDubaiTel AvivMiddle EastAfghanistanIsraelIraqNigeriaSyriaUnited StatesMaliCrimeaWest AfricaEast AfricaNorth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 00:58:56 GMTMan charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeKenyaOklahomaEdmondNairobiUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 GMTMd. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs (AP) — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:07:01 GMTObama attributes wildfires to climate change (AP) — President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.aGovernment and politicsNatural disastersEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateFiresAccidents and disastersGeneral newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 01:05:21 GMTGulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:05 GMTJudge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverBoulderPuebloUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:25:48 GMTA's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.fBusinessSportsMunicipal governmentsBaseballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:49:02 GMTSelig still waiting on Tommy John report (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sports, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:11 GMTAckman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday.KEN SWEETfBusinessCorporate stockNutritionCorporate newsHealth, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:31 GMTSearchers: Last body found after deadly landslide (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:09:06 GMTAirlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.ARON HELLERiBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMissing in actionMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing personsCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptTel AvivGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:34:51 GMTMeningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday.aGeneral newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsEpidemicsNeurological disordersInfectious diseasesPublic healthWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:25:07 GMTGOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee (AP) — Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia's Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsState legislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsGeorgiaUnited StatesAtlantaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 01:09:16 GMTTrial date stands in Colorado theater shootings, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case pleaded Tuesday for more time so they can interview a psychiatrist who conducted the first sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes, but a judge stuck by a Dec. 8 trial date.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:02:02 GMTPhysician detained for defaming Ecuador president, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsEcuadorSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 22:19:14 GMTMaryland church built in 1773 ravaged by fire, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland.aGeneral newsFiresCultural preservationAccidents and disastersCulturesSocial affairsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:20:49 GMTWoman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:14 GMTUndercover probe finds health law failings (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policy, 22 Jul 2014 22:32:07 GMTDiscover Financial's 2Q profit jumps 7 percent ANGELES (AP) — Discover Financial Services' net income grew 7 percent in the second quarter as credit card spending and overall loans increased from a year ago. The results beat Wall Street's expectations.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 22 Jul 2014 22:26:46 GMTDueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsLegislationLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment financeNational governmentsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyState governmentsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaRichmondNorth AmericaVirginia, 23 Jul 2014 00:26:45 GMTCrews make gains on massive Washington wildfire, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.aGeneral newsWeatherEmergency managementFloodsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersNatural disastersGovernment and politicsWashingtonUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:59:05 GMT2 South Texas police officers shot serving warrant JOYA, Texas (AP) — Two police officers in South Texas were shot Tuesday while serving a warrant and the suspected shooter was barricaded inside a house, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasMcAllenUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:18:04 GMTJets eliminating paper season tickets RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.sSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:09:02 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 01:00:23 GMTMicrosoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016.htBusinessTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsConsumer products and servicesWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:13 GMTGovernment drafting birth control accommodation (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBirth controlSexual and reproductive healthHealth, 23 Jul 2014 00:17:51 GMTAnother author boosted by 'Colbert Bump' YORK (AP) — The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 23:22:46 GMTGateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash.aBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsNews mediaProvidenceRhode IslandDallasUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 23 Jul 2014 01:06:51 GMTNew arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsBombingsViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:02 GMTEx-BP engineer's retrial postponed ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:38 GMTTCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"sSportsCriminal investigationsAthlete injuriesCollege footballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:12:01 GMTTrial date set in Colorado theater shooting case, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking for more time before the trial to interview the psychiatrist and others involved in defendant James Holmes' first sanity evaluation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 22:27:03 GMTBoard puts soda tax before San Francisco voters FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLocal governmentsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 00:09:02 GMT