FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 16:17:02 -0700More senators seek military aid to Ukraine (AP) — Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:16:02 GMTMinnesota officer killed making traffic stop ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota was fatally shot Wednesday while making a traffic stop and authorities said they were searching for a suspect.JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMinnesotaSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:46:13 GMTCentury-old pipe break points to national problem ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationCollege basketballMen's basketballUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustrial products and servicesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:40 GMTIndians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:06:15 GMTNats end Marlins' six-game winning streak, 4-3 (AP) — As the Washington Nationals prepared to take the field with a three-run lead in the ninth, they braced themselves for another comeback bid by the feisty Miami Marlins.STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:37:09 GMTWitness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may exist LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Wednesday during a Utah trial that he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsGovernment surveillanceMunicipal governmentsCrimeNational courtsBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOklahoma CityOklahomaSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:37:21 GMTBoeing will handle final assembly of 787-10 in SC YORK (AP) — Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina.fBusinessCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:45 GMTGeorge W. Bush writes book about father YORK (AP) — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureGovernment and politicsEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:53 GMTCrews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.aGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaMercedUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:27:28 GMTESPN announcers to call game atop Green Monster (AP) — ESPN announcers will call Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:57:48 GMTKey witness testifies in ex-governor's trial, Va. (AP) — The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife testified Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, saying he gave them money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:37:45 GMTOhio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor, Ohio (AP) — The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsGourmet foodConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsFood and drinkLifestyleProfessional servicesCorrectional systemsLaw and orderOhioMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:42:28 GMTBusiness Highlights Associated PressfBusinessLegislatureLabor economyFinancial crisisEconomic outlookElectionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyPolitical scandalsLegislationMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsProfessional servicesFinancial marketsCommodity marketsEventsLeading economic indicatorsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsPolitical issuesStock marketsIraqUkraineUnited StatesPortugalEuropeMiddle EastEastern EuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 30 Jul 2014 21:36:16 GMTFigure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case YORK (AP) — He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills.JENNIFER PELTZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeMoviesLaw and orderNew York CityLos AngelesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 30 Jul 2014 22:12:44 GMTObama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:31:55 GMTArgentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister led a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesArgentinaNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:21:17 GMTContract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 30 Jul 2014 21:41:53 GMTJustice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansState governmentsVotingNational courtsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislatureUnited StatesOhioWisconsinNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:02 GMTPilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight.ANNIE KNOXaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:57:34 GMTFoster parent charged with murder in hot car death, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl who was left in a hot car.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:01:01 GMTBolivia to require visas for Israeli travelers PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's leftist president has declared Israel a "terrorist state" because of its offensive in the Gaza Strip, and his government will now require Israeli citizens to obtain a visa to visit the Andean nation.iGeneral newsPassports and visasTravelLifestyleBoliviaIsraelSouth AmericaGaza StripLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 30 Jul 2014 21:23:45 GMTMinnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism (AP) — Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, the archbishop says he will not resign.STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsChristianityReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:47:24 GMTDeadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,360 in more than three weeks of fighting.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesTerritorial disputesWar and unrestAccidents and disastersCease firesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 21:58:21 GMTKey witness takes stand in ex-governor's trial, Va. (AP) — The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified that he gave McDonnell and his wife money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsCrimeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:52:37 GMTWhole Foods plans major marketing push YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMarketing and advertising, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:26 GMTReport: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crash, Ga. (AP) — A private jet hit a utility pole that wasn't listed on aeronautical charts before running into trees and bursting into flames last February, killing a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues, federal investigators said in a report released Wednesday.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsHealthAccidents and disastersTransportationGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:43:21 GMT3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a suspect killed in a deadly shootout sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines after his wife ran away from him in an argument.MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeFayettevilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:53 GMTSuing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionPolitical partiesLegislatureImpeachmentsHealth care reformLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:34:57 GMTPlayers describe punch that killed soccer referee, Mich. (AP) — A soccer referee who was fatally punched by a player during a recreational game in suburban Detroit did not expect the attack, one of the player's teammates testified Wednesday.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsSportsSoccerCrimeViolent crimeMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:57:22 GMTWar college to decide on US senator's punishment, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducationArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegislatureSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:59 GMTJudge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuit, N.D. (AP) — American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturers against the corn syrup industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after presiding over a hearing in the case.DAVE KOLPACKaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:21:04 GMTAging pipe break points to US water main risk ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODhtGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationMen's basketballCollege basketballCivil engineeringProfessional organizationsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEducationSocial affairsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustrial products and servicesEngineeringTechnologySocial groups and organizationsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:59:21 GMTCorrection: Exxon Mobil-Gay Rights story, Texas (AP) — In a story July 22 about new federal anti-discrimination rules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the value of Exxon Mobil Corp. shares held by investors who supported amending the company's equal employment opportunity statement. The New York state comptroller said the investors' shares are worth about $51.4 billion, not $41.5 billion.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate governanceCorporate newsPersonnelLabor issuesTexasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:25:31 GMTWoods hopeful of more good memories at Firestone, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfBritish Open GolfEventsOhioUnited StatesAkronNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:57:56 GMTHouse approves VA health care overhaul (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransState governmentsHealth care reformLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusiness, 30 Jul 2014 22:14:10 GMTResearchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773 YORK (AP) — Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.aGeneral newsSciencePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:22 GMTNew 'know your customer' rules proposed for banks (AP) — The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.wBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingCrime, 30 Jul 2014 22:16:26 GMTCongress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical corruptionLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationVeteransMilitary and defenseImpeachmentsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary affairsUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 22:42:44 GMTUS Open would offer Roddick, Fish '15 doubles spot YORK (AP) — If Andy Roddick is willing to go through the necessary steps to return to competitive tennis, the U.S. Open would offer him and pal Mardy Fish a doubles wild card next year.sSportsTennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsPodcastingEventsOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:23:25 GMTTeen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb YORK (AP) — A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.aGeneral newsInternational tradeJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsEconomyBusinessCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:11:08 GMTHijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015 YORK (AP) — A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 30 Jul 2014 22:01:07 GMTNishikori beats Querrey in 3 sets in Washington (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the Citi Open's second round Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 22:24:08 GMTSkydiver killed in San Diego County jump, Calif. (AP) — A skydiver has plunged to his death in San Diego County.aGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:52 GMTNFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthAthlete compensationNational courtsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports businessSports transactionsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:36:20 GMTPowell maybe not told early about CIA techniques (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureInternational relationsClassified informationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:56:46 GMTJapanese search US archives for WWII MIA info SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsWorld War IIMissing in actionEventsWar and unrestProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesSaratoga SpringsSaipanNew YorkEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaNorthern Mariana IslandsOceania, 30 Jul 2014 23:01:31 GMTObama order to expand labor rights for contractors (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:47 GMT32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holiday NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.iGeneral newsJudaismReligionSocial affairs, 30 Jul 2014 22:09:17 GMTRiley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive (AP) — Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team "to be as good as it's ever been" going forward.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 22:59:01 GMTTicket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character law YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 21:45:58 GMT