FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Aug 2015 08:09:55 -07:00US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand, 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. of Asia: Drinkable water for flood-hit Indian villages, 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. agency: Money in Najib's accounts came from donors, 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. stocks lead a modest decline in early trading, 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. Discovery network can get you hooked on crime, 03 Aug 2015 14:46:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life. school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers', 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. dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase, 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. to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement, 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. wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits, 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. Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder', 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. Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the state, 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. consumer spending edges up in June, 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. police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heath, 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. tense amid gunfire after killing of a general, 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. Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles away, 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. Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, 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.'s ex-PM sets up 'Ukraine salvation committee', 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. construction spending rose a slight 0.1 percent in June, 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.' Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish, 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. report: Illinois players' allegations unfounded, 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. government, key northeast rebel group sign peace deal, 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. construction spending up just 0.1 percent in June, 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. air raids, warplane crash kill at least 27 people, 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. sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate, 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. House Dem on intelligence panel backs Iran nuclear deal, 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. Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil, 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. woman to enter plea in Chinese test-taking plot, 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. bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot, 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. US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamble, 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. reinforcements head to key rebel-held base in Yemen, 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. of raging California wildfire jumps, 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. Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie, 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. guilty pleas filed for 2 Oklahoma teens in stabbings, 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. underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting, 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. mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showers, 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. agency: money in Najib's accounts came from donors, 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. Leone concerns grow from new case, as CDC head visits, 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. manufacturing growth slows in July, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories were a little less busy last month. Natural files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, 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., Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict, 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. Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan, 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. opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area, 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. construction spending up 0.1 percent in June, smallest gain in 5 months; housing rises, 03 Aug 2015 14:01:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending up 0.1 percent in June, smallest gain in 5 months; housing rises. gov't stresses press freedom amid treason probe, 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. weigh in on Uber boom in NYC, 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. jury says trader guilty of manipulating key interest rate, 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. imagines the life of Pissarro's mother, 03 Aug 2015 13:50:33 GMT"The Marriage of Opposites" (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman lower, livestock higher, 03 Aug 2015 14:49:27 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118, 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. Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance, 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.