FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2015 06:30:34 -07:00Image of Asia: Welcoming Turkey's president to Beijing, 29 Jul 2015 13:07:46 GMTIn this photo by Ng Han Guan, a child plays with Chinese and Turkish national flags before a welcome ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. About two dozen children waved the flags and hoisted flowers when Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping passed them after inspecting an honor guard. Following the formal welcoming ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and marching band, the two leaders met for more than two hours. Erdogan's visit comes amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system. Brady: 'I did nothing wrong' in Deflategate, 29 Jul 2015 12:24:22 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing Wednesday in a 507-word Facebook post: "I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either." examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died, 29 Jul 2015 11:23:50 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before. warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital, 29 Jul 2015 11:22:23 GMTBERLIN (AP) — An activist group says some 1,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in the German capital because authorities in Berlin are unable to cope with the influx of people seeking asylum. linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court, 29 Jul 2015 11:56:43 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion are in court on Wednesday in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges. beats 2Q profit forecasts, 29 Jul 2015 11:23:28 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group (MO) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.45 billion. Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb, 29 Jul 2015 11:13:10 GMTHealth insurer Anthem has bumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter. gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds, 29 Jul 2015 12:09:45 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts. execution brings out mixed feelings in India, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:08 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just three have been executed. amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly, 29 Jul 2015 12:05:36 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia. TV to feature several touring Broadway shows, 29 Jul 2015 11:50:12 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret." Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president, 29 Jul 2015 12:52:25 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves." US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years, 29 Jul 2015 11:29:04 GMTDETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies, 29 Jul 2015 11:39:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot, 29 Jul 2015 11:59:58 GMTPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other. says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty', 29 Jul 2015 12:36:48 GMTDELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and decided to move closer when the animals seemed to respond. beats Street 2Q forecasts, 29 Jul 2015 12:27:05 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $192 million. recalls about 35K cars to bolster side crash resistance, 29 Jul 2015 12:55:23 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Mini is recalling about 35,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because they don't meet side-impact crash-test requirements. sells more Marlboros, raises earnings outlook, 29 Jul 2015 11:54:45 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria's second-quarter profit climbed, benefiting from selling more cigarettes and raising prices. Things to Know for Today, 29 Jul 2015 12:45:25 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: released by Tom Brady, 29 Jul 2015 11:55:35 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Full text of the statement released Wednesday by Tom Brady: accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity, 29 Jul 2015 13:09:47 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog says the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured. GSK sees earnings growth returning in 2016, 29 Jul 2015 12:29:58 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has reported a drop in earnings in the first full quarter since its deal to swap some assets with Swiss rival Novartis. stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China, 29 Jul 2015 11:27:46 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., Senate move toward passage of transportation patch, 29 Jul 2015 12:43:04 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a 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. pleads guilty over shot outside military recruiting site, 29 Jul 2015 11:27:38 GMTLANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A civilian who accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside an Ohio military recruiting center while trying to guard it has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. sees drop in earnings after asset swap with Novartis, 29 Jul 2015 12:16:14 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has reported a drop in earnings in the first full quarter since its deal to swap some assets with Swiss rival Novartis. checking if Disneyland Paris charges unfair prices, 29 Jul 2015 12:05:02 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking into complaints that Disneyland Paris is unfairly charging different prices for consumers depending on what nation the request comes from. Tyler, Marilynne Robinson up for Booker fiction prize, 29 Jul 2015 12:46:21 GMTLONDON (AP) — Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction. days missing: Search area for missing teens boaters grows, 29 Jul 2015 12:28:54 GMTABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) — As the search for two missing teen boaters from Florida entered its sixth day, Coast Guard crews on Wednesday extended the search area northward off the South Carolina coast, urging vessels in the wide expanse of the Atlantic to report any potential clues they might spot. want Croatia out of Slovenia border arbitration, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:44 GMTZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from a border arbitration with Slovenia, dealing further blow to efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute. bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement, 29 Jul 2015 12:48:57 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem. land giveaway essay contest ends amid lack of entries, 29 Jul 2015 12:19:01 GMTWHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands has abandoned the effort because she didn't get enough entries. hosts Women's British Open as Park resumes slam quest, 29 Jul 2015 11:56:49 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Inbee Park resuming her quest for the career Grand Slam. Teenage prodigy Lydia Ko seeking that elusive first major. Michelle Wie going for victory with an injured left foot. strength helps Goodyear top expectations, 29 Jul 2015 12:53:13 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as a strong U.S. dollar cut into international sales, but the results beat Wall Street expectations. Who is the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Omar?, 29 Jul 2015 12:05:41 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Here are some questions and answers about Mullah Mohammed Omar: Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup, 29 Jul 2015 11:55:26 GMTLONDON (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, a war story with Idris Elba and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. seizes heroin shipment headed to Western Europe, 29 Jul 2015 11:32:06 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized 333 kilograms (733 pounds) of heroin that was headed to Western Europe. events in the life of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, 29 Jul 2015 11:38:46 GMTHere is a list of major events in the life of reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar: PHOTOS: Greece's odyssey through its latest crisis, 29 Jul 2015 11:48:22 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — It began with a Greek outburst of national defiance against years of budget cuts and quickly turned into a financial nightmare for the country's people. says crash site of missing Lao helicopter found, 29 Jul 2015 13:12:44 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — Search teams have located the crash site of a Soviet-made Mi-7 Lao military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board, the state-run Lao News Agency reported Wednesday. meets 2Q profit forecasts, 29 Jul 2015 12:21:05 GMTPURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard Inc. (MA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $921 million. dies, 9 kids injured as van crashes into train in Ohio, 29 Jul 2015 13:11:34 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate into the side of a freight train at an Ohio rail crossing, killing a passenger and injuring nine children and the driver., France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal, 29 Jul 2015 11:54:02 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared Wednesday during a landmark visit to Iran that the time has come for the two nations' relations to improve, calling his visit "an important trip" in the wake of a key nuclear deal reached with Tehran earlier this month. President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions, 29 Jul 2015 12:57:36 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system. migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England, 29 Jul 2015 11:33:21 GMTCALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. traps set for lion-like animal seen in Milwaukee, 29 Jul 2015 11:29:21 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — Animal control workers in Milwaukee have set non-lethal traps baited with human food in the hopes of capturing a lion-like animal that several people have reported seeing.'s Tsipras: party rebels could force early election, 29 Jul 2015 11:58:50 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warned rebels in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout. president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat, 29 Jul 2015 13:18:40 GMTYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The president of Nigeria is making a visit to neighboring Cameroon as the two countries struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants. Guard continues search for missing Florida boys, 29 Jul 2015 11:45:12 GMTTEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast: