FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jul 2014 16:41:04 -0700New York Air Guardsman pushed down bar stairs dies, N.Y. (AP) — An Air National Guard member has died more than two months after authorities say he was pushed down a flight of stairs at a bar.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:42:42 GMTSinistra wins Evan Shipman at Saratoga SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Sinistra edged Big Business by a nose Thursday in the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course.aGeneral newsSportsHorse racingSaratoga SpringsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:29:01 GMTFla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy was under arrest Thursday and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head during a "horrific event," police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:24:34 GMTRich get richer: Price traded to Tigers (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in three-team blockbuster Thursday.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:08:08 GMTWitnesses: No security-camera videos show blast LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that there have never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment surveillanceBombingsNational courtsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOklahoma CityOklahomaSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:14:46 GMTMedical examiner IDs man in Chicago work shooting (AP) — The local medical examiner has identified the man accused of shooting and wounding his boss before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago high-rise office building.DON BABWINaGeneral newsCorporate managementViolent crimeCrimeCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelSuicidesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:05:50 GMTUS, UN announce deal on Gaza cease-fire DELHI (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEgyptPalestinian territoriesIsraelCairoIndiaGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:49:13 GMTMore than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderDemographicsSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:33:23 GMTNASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars (AP) — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.SETH BORENSTEINhtScienceSpace explorationAerospace technologyPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 31 Jul 2014 22:14:34 GMTMan pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fiancee, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:38:45 GMTTop UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured and give civilians a reprieve from the war.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesHumanitarian crisesDiplomacyHumanitarian assistanceCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:01 GMTRepairing burst Los Angeles main could take days ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:37:59 GMTNYC mayor seeks to ease tension after arrest death YORK (AP) — In a scene not witnessed at City Hall for decades, the mayor sat between his police commissioner and one of the police department's most outspoken critics on Thursday, trying to ease tensions with minority communities after the in-custody death of a black man who was put in an apparent chokehold.JAKE PEARSONJONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsCivil rights violationsArrestsMunicipal governmentsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:21:37 GMTRolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial, Va. (AP) — The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams — the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife — was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to stock in the company he led.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:07:43 GMTMet Opera asks mediator to resolve labor gridlock YORK (AP) — A federal mediator is on her way to New York to try to resolve a labor faceoff at the Metropolitan Opera.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 31 Jul 2014 21:40:42 GMTDustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsBritish Open GolfPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfRyder CupMen's sportsGolfEventsUnited StatesAkronOhioNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:30:46 GMTDionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song.MARTHA MENDOZAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:28:26 GMTTigers make big trade, White Sox win game 7-4 (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.NOAH TRISTERsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:49:50 GMTUS, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.IAN DEITCHIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesCease firesProperty damageInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 22:46:24 GMTImmigration issue produces congressional disarray (AP) — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesAlabamaNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:43:58 GMTFla. man guilty of throwing baby from car window, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:07:08 GMTCardinals rebound with 6-2 win against Padres DIEGO (AP) — Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Oscar Taveras hit a two-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.BERNIE WILSONsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:26:42 GMTAPNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules (AP) — Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they're eating.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:36:27 GMTGas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan, Taiwan (AP) — A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Jul 2014 23:22:06 GMTLynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballMen's sportsAthlete healthFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:35:00 GMTOfficials: US citizen killed by bandits in Haiti, Haiti (AP) — U.S. officials say an American citizen of Haitian descent was killed by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her Caribbean homeland to visit relatives.iGeneral newsHaitiPort-au-PrinceUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:35:57 GMTAnother decent start for Woods at Firestone, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods took another step on one of his favorite courses toward showing his game might be turning around.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfBritish Open GolfMen's sportsMen's golfEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:24:49 GMTNY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland YORK (AP) — U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.LARRY NEUMEISTERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsTechnology law and ethicsCloud computingData storageCorporate newsLaw and orderInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyTechnology issuesIrelandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:27:44 GMTUsher 'overwhelmed' by supporters of foundation (AP) — Rhythm and blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th anniversary luncheon.JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:47:30 GMTHorse euthanized after being injured at Saratoga SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Thoroughbred Lavender Road has been euthanized after breaking her neck when she fell from heat stroke while leaving the paddock at Saratoga Race Course.aGeneral newsSportsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSaratoga SpringsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:43:57 GMTOklahoma man admits killing 2 girls, fiancee, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:30:25 GMTOpponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup (AP) — Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve an independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsHigher educationArt museumsArt galleriesVisual artsSchool administrationCharity fundraisingEducationSocial affairsSchool curriculaArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPhilanthropy, 31 Jul 2014 23:04:02 GMTEx-Blackwater guard says didn't feel threatened (AP) — The defense team in the Blackwater trial attacked the testimony of a key prosecution witness Thursday, telling a jury that the witness lied to federal investigators even after he had sworn to tell the truth in an effort to win leniency in the case surrounding the killings of 14 Iraqis.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderIraqMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 22:21:50 GMTRussell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:26:13 GMTTesla says decision on battery factory months away, Nev. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other sites.SCOTT SONNERDEE-ANN DURBINhtBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesState governmentsCorporate newsGovernment and politicsGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyNevadaRenoTucsonArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:46:12 GMTChiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry made the first trip to the injury tent. Marcus Cooper followed soon afterward.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballSt. JosephMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:47:53 GMTArrieta pitches Cubs past Rockies 3-1 (AP) — Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.JOHN JACKSONsSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:22:25 GMTIsrael vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel "with or without a cease-fire," as the Palestinian death toll soared past 1,400 — surpassing the number killed in Israel's last major invasion of Gaza five years ago.IAN DEITCHIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesProperty damageHuman rights and civil libertiesCease firesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsInternational relationsIsraelPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 21:47:35 GMTCongress races to finish VA, highway bills (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislature2012 United States Presidential ElectionBorder securityUnited States Presidential ElectionImmigration policyLegislationHealthPolitical partiesVeteransImmigrationNational electionsElectionsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaTexasNorth AmericaMiddle East, 31 Jul 2014 21:40:19 GMTCIA spied on Senate, internal review finds (AP) — The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesSeparation of powersLegislatureEspionageCriminal investigationsActs of tortureClassified informationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:19:30 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthTravel safetyTravelLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 22:52:50 GMTMan accused of putting needles in packaged meat ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into a packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown for more than a year.JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsCrime, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:26 GMTWitness tampering alleged in Oklahoma bomb trial LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has ordered an FBI agent to court next month to respond to allegations that he tampered with a witness who backed out of testifying in a trial about Oklahoma City bombing videos.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsNational courtsBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOklahomaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 21:52:10 GMTDow plunges as multiple worries vex investors YORK (AP) — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Jul 2014 22:40:48 GMTArrested Spider-Man: Characters make Times Square YORK (AP) — A costumed Spider-Man accused of slugging a police officer in Times Square says its superhero and comic characters are key ingredients of the flavor of the Crossroads of the World.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:30:44 GMTJohnson beat 9th-seeded Karlovic at Citi Open (AP) — Steve Johnson knocked off another seeded player in the Citi Open, beating ninth-seeded Ivo Karlovic 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sports, 31 Jul 2014 23:25:47 GMTFacebook's expands in Zambia YORK (AP) — Facebook's project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyZambiaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Jul 2014 22:31:00 GMTTesla posts 2Q loss, prepares Nevada factory site ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and started work on a massive new battery plant.DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsPalo AltoNevadaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:25:07 GMT1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va., W.Va. (AP) — One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsGovernment regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryUtilitiesPersonnelGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:08:43 GMTTennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court.RACHEL COHENsSportsMen's track and fieldTrack and fieldMarathonsTennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisNew York City MarathonWomen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jul 2014 23:10:30 GMT