FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:18:12 -0700Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ac2470d8006463cae2ee4d074dbf6bbWASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyHealth care policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ac2470d8006463cae2ee4d074dbf6bbWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:35 GMTChina detains employees of suspect meat sellerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bddd7fb641d4bd6bf12c4d68c3a4f0eBEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureProducts and servicesChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bddd7fb641d4bd6bf12c4d68c3a4f0eWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:52:07 GMTCBS event marks civil rights anniversaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/461d7501a58f4a74afd2f083b37d6d43NEW YORK (AP) — A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesGays and lesbiansAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/461d7501a58f4a74afd2f083b37d6d43Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:31:19 GMTBourbon St. shooting suspect appears in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9b89e24a00b4360ad051116ebc5ad90NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9b89e24a00b4360ad051116ebc5ad90Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:02:51 GMTAP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8186096eaf744198ed24356792e9de4COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.sSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8186096eaf744198ed24356792e9de4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:07:55 GMTReview: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e29a625e2591468db64a0324e0b7b994NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e29a625e2591468db64a0324e0b7b994Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:52:56 GMTMan asked to leave Southwest flight over tweethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dcf5f947371468db607c4c430e3bbb1MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.aGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dcf5f947371468db607c4c430e3bbb1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:57 GMTFortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlottehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/719d9ab776d64fe1ad920a950a51e84eCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate officesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesMaterials industryStock marketsFinancial marketsCharlotteNorth CarolinaRacineUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/719d9ab776d64fe1ad920a950a51e84eWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:29:52 GMTCriminal probe of Cuomo administration urgedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/474116b49fa741bc9a15f94897086a94ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.aGeneral newsState governmentsCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/474116b49fa741bc9a15f94897086a94Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:39:18 GMTPlane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4aa6f1784ff4560ba69617edf803fd8TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTaiwanEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4aa6f1784ff4560ba69617edf803fd8Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:51 GMTUS intel sorties up in Iraq, but no drone strikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abcbd80ff05e4291a1a95a8d55a80710WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say they've vastly ramped up intelligence sorties over Iraq to better understand an expanding extremist insurgency and help Iraqi forces fight back.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abcbd80ff05e4291a1a95a8d55a80710Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:30 GMTWatson: Porthcawl is tougher than Hoylakehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b71733754c14fdda9446286a642d9b9PORTHCAWL, Wales (AP) — Tom Watson, one of the all-time masters of links golf with five British Open championships under his belt, has taken to his heart Royal Porthcawl, the venue for the British Senior Open starting on Thursday.TREVOR PEAKEsSportsBritish Open GolfMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWalesWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b71733754c14fdda9446286a642d9b9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:10 GMTSEC poised to end $1 a share for some money fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab97210194ca433b9e8fda4e3439f949WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators prepared to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsFinancial crisisIndustry regulationPersonal investingPersonal financeGovernment and politicsEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment business and financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab97210194ca433b9e8fda4e3439f949Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:19 GMTEx-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c614821dc14a4a69b2da2067e1998d67NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.aBusinessGeneral newsTheftCorporate crimeLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw and orderCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal electionsElectionsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c614821dc14a4a69b2da2067e1998d67Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:01:27 GMTWoman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/904410a4da24418689580349a1ce4d75STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols.aOdditiesPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/904410a4da24418689580349a1ce4d75Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:22:02 GMTPorch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8cadbdcf28940768e5080627f38c35eDETROIT (AP) — A defense lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch says he repeatedly heard poundings — "boom, boom, boom" — outside his home before he opened the door and shot her in the face.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8cadbdcf28940768e5080627f38c35eWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:53 GMTGrain mixed, livestock lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/baa7e3558059456587364cd7facd783cCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/baa7e3558059456587364cd7facd783cWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:32 GMTYoung MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffdaf8c3b8684753af162bb9bd041504In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"KRISTEN GELINEAUaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineBaliEastern EuropeEuropeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffdaf8c3b8684753af162bb9bd041504Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:23 GMTSenate bill targets companies that move overseashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627dcc33f7c54dffa337538263d9b927WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627dcc33f7c54dffa337538263d9b927Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:02:57 GMTMalaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlandshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a80ef2829b54d30936c0b2d315abd67EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.DOROTHEE THIESINGiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNetherlandsRussiaUkraineMalaysiaDonetskEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a80ef2829b54d30936c0b2d315abd67Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:35 GMTNew safety rules proposed to curb oil train fireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbbd496710234899bd60943379ad20b3WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbbd496710234899bd60943379ad20b3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:13 GMTSenate panel backs McDonald for VA secretaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5622faa556cd45809d5c7ea0842267ffWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.wBusinessGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealthGovernment appointments and nominationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5622faa556cd45809d5c7ea0842267ffWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:09 GMTTeacher slaying suspect in court on assault chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f1d6afd336743b5b0962a80da50550bBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating her, prosecutors said Wednesday.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCorrectional systemsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f1d6afd336743b5b0962a80da50550bWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:37:00 GMTWith GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7158bb570f4173a4fada81f0fc11bcATLANTA (AP) — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads and retail politicking in a match up that could help settle control of the Senate.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsCampaignsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7158bb570f4173a4fada81f0fc11bcWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:05 GMTGlobal stocks bolstered by US earnings, home saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c909148b79492d90f97b776412a65dLONDON (AP) — Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashStock marketsHome salesFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEventsReal estateUnited KingdomEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c909148b79492d90f97b776412a65dWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:23 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e0845d23779411fa67c3d72d5fd64d1GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesWar crimesCease firesDrone surveillance and warfareAir travel disruptionsInternational lawGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseTransportationInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e0845d23779411fa67c3d72d5fd64d1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:19:49 GMTLewis Hamilton seeks 5th victory in Hungaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/236d5dd3e5bf403a83b2cc343a07b2ecBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.PABLO GORONDIsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingHungaryBudapestEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/236d5dd3e5bf403a83b2cc343a07b2ecWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:31 GMTUS stocks mixed as earnings reports roll inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf06d356662546c4894664da45aba93cNEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes were mostly higher in late-morning trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings in the technology sector against disappointing news out of aircraft giant Boeing and the appliance maker Whirlpool. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf06d356662546c4894664da45aba93cWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:26:49 GMTMan charged in chase that ended in girl's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6e4dd0bbfc24a14bdf64d5aded8ded6LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl.aGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsKansasLeavenworthUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6e4dd0bbfc24a14bdf64d5aded8ded6Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:04 GMTOwner of Mexican shelter defends tough lovehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b415fbf5b2541adabb008e35ee168d9MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeViolent crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b415fbf5b2541adabb008e35ee168d9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:54 GMTHouse GOP: Send National Guard, speed removalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48483f9fc4454deba0f0586affd04fe4WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseCentral AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48483f9fc4454deba0f0586affd04fe4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:03 GMTTropical depression weakens to tropical wavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/becd16d3d90f40adac629551d70444a5MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.aGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/becd16d3d90f40adac629551d70444a5Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:22 GMTUS stocks drift following mixed corporate earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a17c472f5b148d290809eb869342574NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in midday trading as traders look over a mixed batch of corporate earnings.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a17c472f5b148d290809eb869342574Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:56:18 GMTSupreme Court denies inmate's last-ditch appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e48d124038945ecb6790ef5330b9480FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a final, last-ditch appeal of an Arizona murderer seeking a reprieve from execution.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e48d124038945ecb6790ef5330b9480Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:09:04 GMTObama declares Washington wildfire emergencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb740df57766458ea9dcfbd7cc0bc286OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.aGeneral newsWeatherEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseFloodsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersGovernment and politicsWashingtonSeattleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb740df57766458ea9dcfbd7cc0bc286Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:42:04 GMTOfficials probe fire at North Dakota companyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a61591d3de4582a222cf521e0e21b3WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators were at a Williston oil supply and logistics company on Wednesday, a day after a massive fire disrupted road and air traffic.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a61591d3de4582a222cf521e0e21b3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:08 GMTMan charged in chase in which Kansas girl diedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912cda22fcbe41919f0a5e4b96b3555cLEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl.aGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsKansasLeavenworthUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912cda22fcbe41919f0a5e4b96b3555cWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:05:57 GMTReport: No crime committed at immigrant cemeteryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab916cd235240a3b115fa287e3c61e4FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers say there isn't enough evidence to pursue criminal charges after several unidentified immigrants were found buried in single graves.aGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab916cd235240a3b115fa287e3c61e4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:19 GMTTennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65ccd9190b4b496eb7deef68f1d32eddNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and others.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeLanguageGovernment and politicsSocial affairsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65ccd9190b4b496eb7deef68f1d32eddWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:12 GMTPepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2a86c2bb9954ca69f43a309fe5c05e3PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2a86c2bb9954ca69f43a309fe5c05e3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:18:53 GMTMajka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a864f264267e4ea48c4dbf85eb68eec0PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — Poland's Rafal Majka captured his second stage victory at the Tour de France on Wednesday, winning Stage 17th with a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingMountainsEventsEnvironment and natureFranceSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a864f264267e4ea48c4dbf85eb68eec0Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:26 GMTMavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf7a849c5a64bb080f46a4152e3a60fNEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLaw and orderManhattanNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf7a849c5a64bb080f46a4152e3a60fWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:23 GMTUS officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cab25afa3be441d6a25b1b142bbb80f7WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq's expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration's commitment to holding the fractured country together.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesBaghdadMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cab25afa3be441d6a25b1b142bbb80f7Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:55 GMTDuran Duran accuses fan club of contract breachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10e1951c29a64df2a8e388df907b4853CHICAGO (AP) — Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10e1951c29a64df2a8e388df907b4853Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:05:15 GMTWorld supremacy at stake in International Crownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c7d776984164300a6af032b64b70748OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn't.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfMarylandUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c7d776984164300a6af032b64b70748Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:17 GMTIMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac99fef87f4648088fb84511eb0ab46aWASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.wBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac99fef87f4648088fb84511eb0ab46aWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:30 GMTA kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d6e561d6cd64ef9b6105cb406b08fc9In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"KRISTEN GELINEAUaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashDogsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersStormsWeatherMammalsAnimalsNetherlandsMalaysiaIndonesiaBaliAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAmsterdamPhilippinesNew ZealandUkraineEuropeWestern EuropeAsiaOceaniaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d6e561d6cd64ef9b6105cb406b08fc9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:53 GMTEx-general to challenge Indonesian election defeathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/616b1202b6fc4b1ca5be5d2ba56a490cJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that is likely to prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsVotingIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/616b1202b6fc4b1ca5be5d2ba56a490cWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:50 GMTRetail trade group reduces annual sales forecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f96d2762dd4a979c5f6da62946bb64NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.The Associated PressfBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f96d2762dd4a979c5f6da62946bb64Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:53 GMTEuropean carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f87d4582436b4d169eadc87bab492e79BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGermanyIsraelBerlinTel AvivEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f87d4582436b4d169eadc87bab492e79Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:28 GMT