FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jul 2014 09:24:19 -0700Sea star disease strikes peninsula marine centers ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections in Washington's Olympic Peninsula.aGeneral newsScienceStarfishDiseases and conditionsWater environmentCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAnimalsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePort AngelesWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:32 GMTUN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and is reminding all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.iBusinessGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaIraqMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 15:26:56 GMTDollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.CANDICE CHOIMICHELLE CHAPMANaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSports transactionsSports businessSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomy, 28 Jul 2014 16:11:11 GMTDoctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate (AP) — Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyHealthCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsHuman welfareArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:23 GMT2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers (AP) — The manhunt for two suspects in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two men believed to have information, Philadelphia's police commissioner said Monday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:46:31 GMTAnalysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical corruptionUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegal proceedingsImpeachmentsHouse electionsPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical issuesNational electionsEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:20:29 GMTMom on teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.aGeneral newsMissing personsNorth ConwayNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:51:38 GMTCrews increase containment on California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews increased containment Monday on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California, and officials discussed the possibility of lifting evacuation orders for at least some of the roughly 1,200 people affected.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:52:22 GMTUN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 16:01:47 GMTFamine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data, Kenya (AP) — Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseHumanitarian assistanceAccidents and disastersHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsAfricaSouth SudanKenyaSomaliaJubaEast AfricaNorth Africa, 28 Jul 2014 15:23:28 GMTUS companies increasingly fish for growth overseas FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesUnited StatesChinaIndiaEuropeEast AsiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaGreater ChinaAsiaSouth Asia, 28 Jul 2014 15:59:06 GMTTrial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.TIM TALLEYBRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsBombingsMunicipal governmentsNational courtsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOpen governmentPolitical issuesOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:31:48 GMTPoland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPolandUnited KingdomMoscowWarsawRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:54 GMTMedicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate (AP) — Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate.wBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 28 Jul 2014 16:15:27 GMTFriend: McBride slurring during phone call (AP) — An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home said Monday that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:31 GMTPalestinians say 10 killed in strike on park CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says at least 10 people were killed and 46 wounded in an Israeli strike on a park in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestHolidaysCease firesOccasionsLifestyleGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastTel AvivGaza, 28 Jul 2014 15:11:44 GMTSyrian army casualties surge, raising death toll (AP) — More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, making it one of the worst death tolls in the country's civil war, opposition activists said Monday.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:03 GMTVirgin America files plans for IPO YORK (AP) — Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:30:52 GMTUN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestWar crimesInternational agreementsInternational lawEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineGenevaNetherlandsDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 28 Jul 2014 16:08:49 GMTFierce storm damages city north of Boston, Mass. (AP) — A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston.aGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAccidentsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:34:49 GMTPapal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 15:52:41 GMTUS cities clean up after powerful storms, Tenn. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are cleaning up after strong storms destroyed homes, knocked out power for thousands of people and toppled power lines and trees.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherProperty damageTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:11 GMTLloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group is paying $369 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated a key global interest rate.DANICA KIRKAMARCY GORDONfBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:53:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.DINA CAPPIELLOaGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnvironmental concernsWater environmentOceansEconomyBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateNorfolkUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 16:07:10 GMTRiba beats Brown in Kitzbuehel, Austria (AP) — Pere Riba of Spain held off four set points in the opener before defeating Dustin Brown of Germany 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the first round of the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.sSportsSpainAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:12 GMTTornado damages city north of Boston, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsTornadoesWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersProperty damageAccidentsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 16:15:28 GMTStrike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10 CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.KARIN LAUBTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:31 GMTDoctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate (AP) — The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:20:16 GMTUS stocks fall at midday on cooling home sales YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.aBusinessGeneral newsHome salesFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyReal estate, 28 Jul 2014 16:15:26 GMTObama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaAfricaUnited StatesSouthern AfricaNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:59:55 GMTNew Spain king moves to clean up palace's image (AP) — Spain's royal palace accounts will be subject to external audits and the results made public under a series of measure ordered by new King Felipe VI in an apparent bid to clean up the royal family's tarnished image.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsFinancial crisisCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 15:46:47 GMTUS fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.MATTHEW LEEJULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsCease firesWar and unrestGeneral newsIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:10 GMTSailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.STEPHEN WADEsSportsSailingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jul 2014 15:58:58 GMTMedicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer (AP) — The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERRICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment programsGovernment business and financeHealth care industryIndustries, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:07 GMTDeal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureLegislationMilitary affairsHealth care costsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsHealth issues, 28 Jul 2014 15:59:22 GMTReview: 'Guardians' is irreverent but not enough the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 28 Jul 2014 15:36:04 GMTTax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.HAROLD HECKLEsSportsTax evasionFraud and false statementsMen's soccerSoccerCrimeGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsMen's sportsProfessional soccerSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 15:16:14 GMTRed Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleGourmet foodConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:03 GMTPolice team turns back from Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineDonetskKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Jul 2014 15:36:11 GMTTyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrazilUnited StatesSpringdaleArkansasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:38 GMTRebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken', Central African Republic (AP) — A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.iGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestAfricaCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral Africa, 28 Jul 2014 15:30:44 GMTPolice investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine, Maine (AP) — Police on Monday said they had recovered a shotgun from an apartment where a couple and their three children were shot to death.DAVID SHARPaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:18 GMTIsraeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park (AP) — Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:01 GMTRed Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleRestaurantsGourmet foodConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Jul 2014 15:36:57 GMTIraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad (AP) — Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 28 Jul 2014 15:55:19 GMTUkraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 16:14:11 GMTMuslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsIslamHolidaysWar and unrestCivil warsReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleIsraelMalaysiaSyriaLebanonMiddle EastGaza StripCentral African RepublicDubaiSoutheast AsiaGazaDohaAsiaPalestinian territoriesCentral AfricaAfricaUnited Arab EmiratesQatar, 28 Jul 2014 15:48:27 GMTSleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push, North Korea (AP) — Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean?ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLeisure travelCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jul 2014 15:47:34 GMTIsrael denies striking Gaza hospital, park (AP) — The Israeli military has denied its forces were responsible for an attack on a hospital and a nearby park in the Gaza Strip. It says rockets misfired by Palestinian militants were to blame.iGeneral newsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMilitant groupsCease firesHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastTel AvivGaza, 28 Jul 2014 15:27:22 GMTFormer Va. governor's corruption trial begins, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:05 GMT