FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:29:52 -07:00LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b932645775b4bf2a4771c414cf2f055Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:14:41 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b932645775b4bf2a4771c414cf2f055Belgium's Solvay to buy US Cytec for $5.5 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f810800103df49ada544a1a04dd163bbWed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f810800103df49ada544a1a04dd163bbObama and the Kurds: Turkish strikes vex Islamic State planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/936ca58520cc4f708b598fc13c266b3dWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:31:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey's dramatic air campaign against the Islamic State and Kurdish forces has created a bit of a conundrum for President Barack Obama, who is leading the fight against one of Turkey's targets while relying heavily on the other target.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/936ca58520cc4f708b598fc13c266b3dNintendo reverses into quarterly profit on yen, sales growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88dd6df264ff45fe93b2f8a0f53e2dc0Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:52:42 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 that boosted overseas earnings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88dd6df264ff45fe93b2f8a0f53e2dc0Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e68e5b468554e30b1987fa8447748daWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:48:02 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e68e5b468554e30b1987fa8447748daTrade ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a8386589654319abf3f1c62064ff43Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:47:15 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a8386589654319abf3f1c62064ff43Myanmar's democracy leader to contest November electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2181d959ec124f2791eb9f648d32d1c7Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:52:22 GMTTHANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2181d959ec124f2791eb9f648d32d1c7Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c7ee70b18974465b329e99e0603fbf9Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:16:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c7ee70b18974465b329e99e0603fbf9Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terroristhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c23f418fc4bf475082f916d8c7cb21a4Wed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c23f418fc4bf475082f916d8c7cb21a4Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercuryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd320faef034a838da8a9bc6d43869aWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:24 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd320faef034a838da8a9bc6d43869aStrife between defendant, lawyers at German neo-Nazi trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64f8faabe26442da9b66de4cab3255eeWed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64f8faabe26442da9b66de4cab3255eeBoy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/498f6d626dd04e66862a782c2d02a603Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:37:42 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/498f6d626dd04e66862a782c2d02a603Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a01610ba2c474692aea33d6b2618d2a2Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:52:31 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a01610ba2c474692aea33d6b2618d2a2China auto sales slump hits industry fortuneshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f860f6927704925a81d53b84d62913cWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:09:10 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f860f6927704925a81d53b84d62913cSydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f09636b44d4548089da8dd48f6a6653dWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:27:13 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after series of bombings and shootings left four people dead and terrorized the Australian legal fraternity police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f09636b44d4548089da8dd48f6a6653dBangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c59e007cb0e74aa1a00e43ca0322264fWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:56:02 GMTDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c59e007cb0e74aa1a00e43ca0322264fMyanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d32508fc225f474a9902b7a6bee9b043Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:34:21 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d32508fc225f474a9902b7a6bee9b043Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b97c843dc9d46aeb0eedd4dbb9237d9Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:31:33 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b97c843dc9d46aeb0eedd4dbb9237d9Survey: German consumers remain optimistichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3025e2ef5d8e477781a74443d34151adWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:11:45 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A closely-watched survey indicates German consumers remain optimistic but are showing signs of worry about the country's economic situation amid uncertainty about Greece's financial future.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3025e2ef5d8e477781a74443d34151adQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586eda03217c47b79bd8e7a66fc98705Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:01:00 GMT"He took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and he failed it." — M.E. "Spike" Bowman, a former FBI deputy general counsel, after convicted U.S. spy Jonathan Pollard was granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/586eda03217c47b79bd8e7a66fc98705Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cabea116bf64b859a33db7ede5d6a4cWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:25:05 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cabea116bf64b859a33db7ede5d6a4cBy nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b69f324263874f20ab41eb6e69e549c2Wed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b69f324263874f20ab41eb6e69e549c2Kurdish rebels attack Turkish government lodgingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/303b938a9d0347af8b4b723e158a9a36Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:15:05 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked police and judicial officials' lodgings with rockets in a further escalation of violence between the government and the insurgents.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/303b938a9d0347af8b4b723e158a9a36House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eadd6ec0000b41e98a129deb7564b250Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:26:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eadd6ec0000b41e98a129deb7564b250Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shifthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1498941327a342a9b3d67f9f54bd9a29Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:57:50 GMTPIONKI, Poland (AP) — Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1498941327a342a9b3d67f9f54bd9a29Health care spending to accelerate, US report sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92daf5f543d54606be333ff575e8ee4dWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:29:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92daf5f543d54606be333ff575e8ee4dVolkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/867a153c092d4640a96eb5dcd97c766fWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:23:05 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/867a153c092d4640a96eb5dcd97c766fEurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blockedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c312bb63fd9c4fde97397d60b4ec7647Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:02:46 GMTPARIS (AP) — The company that operates the tunnel between France and England says more than 37,000 attempts by migrants to cross have been blocked since January.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c312bb63fd9c4fde97397d60b4ec7647Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10f5421afec1464c866fbabcf1a472ecWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:50:11 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A government official says Turkish jets have hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10f5421afec1464c866fbabcf1a472ecPakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 othershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7573506fa6f14d6eb2b87dc0b32ef7dcWed, 29 Jul 2015 08:20:44 GMTMUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7573506fa6f14d6eb2b87dc0b32ef7dcIsrael rules contested West Bank complex must be demolishedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121cf42f705c46b3a469489cee5b4924Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:03:13 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a contested West Bank settlement housing complex must be demolished.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121cf42f705c46b3a469489cee5b4924Barclays reports sevenfold increase in profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29a932683e2b41e9b8e2f6ccf6bd5fc9Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:07:43 GMTLONDON (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second largest bank, says 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29a932683e2b41e9b8e2f6ccf6bd5fc98 Australian men charged with 500 sex offenses against girlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68a00130860b46a3840f92437c9fea0dWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:51:59 GMTPERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500 child sex offenses.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68a00130860b46a3840f92437c9fea0dAppeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b4872f07666451faa5a2f6dfd5de4aeWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:35:35 GMTWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b4872f07666451faa5a2f6dfd5de4aeEnergy company Total profit slips in 2nd quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3ed8f441f5e430281f725b3049cebf6Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:19:41 GMTPARIS (AP) — French energy giant Total SA says its net profit slid 4 percent in the second quarter as higher production helped offset a steep drop in the price of oil.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3ed8f441f5e430281f725b3049cebf6Parole for Pollard revisits divisions over extent of harmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5711426d1014430abb7f51eb38119e61Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:31:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of Jonathan Pollard for spying for Israel touched off one of the most sensational spy cases in recent American history, stoking fierce international passions and decades of legal and diplomatic wrangling.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5711426d1014430abb7f51eb38119e61Pilot program to provide federal student aid to prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aef999476d444979b310943c50dacf6Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:20:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aef999476d444979b310943c50dacf6Colorado theater shooter's dad unaware he saw psychiatristhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcde2cec9dd24a6eaf1d172beaa4e469Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:39:26 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home for winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions that looked similar to the wide-eyed smirk he flashed in one of his first jail booking photos after he opened fire on a crowded Colorado movie theater seven months later, his father said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcde2cec9dd24a6eaf1d172beaa4e469Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cac7f81a3384008a7ff5ba2fb9c64a4Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:44:56 GMTST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cac7f81a3384008a7ff5ba2fb9c64a4Eurotunnel says more than 37,000 attempts by migrants to reach Britain blocked since Jan. 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27f150a8540f4b88a78ea9e47c90901cWed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27f150a8540f4b88a78ea9e47c90901cConservative move against Boehner a sign of discontenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09624f90b1944df2950cdc414fcfe08dWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:10:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09624f90b1944df2950cdc414fcfe08dIran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33b8db6ca8a44da9b4c2e1c5772519f3Wed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33b8db6ca8a44da9b4c2e1c5772519f3Overnight shooting at Niger Embassy in Egypt kills 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dd64da7f65e4d7399539be99660eb66Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:52:03 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say gunmen opened fire overnight outside of the Niger Embassy, killing a police conscript and wounding three.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dd64da7f65e4d7399539be99660eb66'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utahhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/096b92a7cf464a5aab1aacd9cf92f47eWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:49:53 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/096b92a7cf464a5aab1aacd9cf92f47eVolkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2c7a2cee77b4ff6811b9be011307029Wed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2c7a2cee77b4ff6811b9be011307029Poland's richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies suddenly at 65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac596fc58084bc1a240f1ee4476f324Wed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac596fc58084bc1a240f1ee4476f324Iran nuclear deal turns up lobbying heat on Congresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/832ba77d269640789c21ce522401249dWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:30:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/832ba77d269640789c21ce522401249dA look at cases where kids are accused of killing kidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88662e85d7654263bc3ceca46f8d66afWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:44:02 GMTPolice in California are questioning a 15-year-old boy in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl who disappeared while riding her new scooter.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88662e85d7654263bc3ceca46f8d66afFuture unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile productionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e2b4d22c444f07ac0f9fbc8b0aa36cWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:52:45 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e2b4d22c444f07ac0f9fbc8b0aa36cNintendo reports profit but no word on new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f416d4400294256b696a67cd27aa097Wed, 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f416d4400294256b696a67cd27aa097