FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 06:30:30 -07002 police cars collide when officer runs red light, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.aGeneral newsOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:04 GMTChina detains employees of suspect meat seller (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 affairsCorporate crimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureCrimeProducts and servicesChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:42 GMTSchool head arrested in India after girl, 6, raped DELHI (AP) — The head of a school in southern India where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month was arrested on Wednesday and charged with hindering the investigation and negligence, police said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesIndiaBangaloreSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 10:43:28 GMTKerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelEgyptRamallahCairoMiddle EastQatarGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaWest BankNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:09:48 GMTBank of England: rates to rise only gradually (AP) — Bank of England policymakers are signaling that interest rates are likely to go up only gradually — though debate on the matter seems to be getting hotter.fBusinessEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 11:13:16 GMTObama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation FRANCISCO (AP) — As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office.pGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaSan FranciscoSeattleUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaWashington, 23 Jul 2014 13:11:15 GMTIraq to vote on president after deadly bombing (AP) — Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 12:19:04 GMTLeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 12:53:10 GMTLufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationBerlinIsraelGermanyTel AvivEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:26 GMTPolice custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeArrestsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:13:29 GMTOil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace efforts price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.PABLO GORONDIaBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestCommodity marketsCease firesFinancial marketsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelEuropeGaza StripRussiaMiddle EastUnited StatesPalestinian territoriesEastern EuropeNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:11 GMTSEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds (AP) — Regulators are expected 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 regulationsPersonal investingPersonal financeGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and finance, 23 Jul 2014 11:27:22 GMTLeBron James wows fans in Hong Kong KONG (AP) — LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballHong KongChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 11:55:42 GMTBroncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.sSportsProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:22 GMTSomali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuAfricaEast Africa, 23 Jul 2014 13:16:13 GMTNew constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution allows the leader of the ruling junta to become interim prime minister and gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election, a senior army official said Wednesday.THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:26 GMTKennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.aGeneral newsCrimeStamfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 12:44:03 GMTUN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimes (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesTerritorial disputesWar crimesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:20 GMT2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 11:40:04 GMTWomen business owners face gender gap, report says YORK (AP) — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessSmall businessSmall business financingLegislatureGovernment and politicsGender ratioContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeDemographicsSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:02 GMTTyphoon weakens after landing in southeast China (AP) — Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week's more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTyphoon Rammasun 2014StormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsChinaShanghaiTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 11:46:46 GMTTaiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7.iGeneral newsNews mediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMediaTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 13:16:16 GMTObama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of office.pGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:04:04 GMTWith GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off (AP) — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsCampaignsPolitical organizationsGeorgiaUnited StatesAtlantaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 10:59:05 GMTVeteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic, Fla. (AP) — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.aGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:04:58 GMTLeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong KONG (AP) — LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHong KongEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 12:18:12 GMTBoeing 2Q profit climbs 52 percent Co. (BA) on Wednesday reported profit that increased by 52 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 12:02:04 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesAccidents and disastersCease firesGovernment and politicsAccidentsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 12:12:29 GMTPepsiCo 2Q profit drops but tops estimates, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. said Wednesday that its profit fell by 2 percent on restructuring charges in its second quarter, but that sales volume ticked up for its snacks and drinks.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 23 Jul 2014 12:21:03 GMTPepsiCo raises forecast after profit beats, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. raised its forecast slightly for the year on Wednesday as it continued to slash costs while selling more of its snacks and drinks.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Jul 2014 12:54:25 GMTCompelling characters in Atkins' 'The Forsaken'"The Forsaken" (Putnam), by Ace AtkinsOLINE H. COGDILLeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureCrimeEntertainmentViolent crimeGeneral news, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:03 GMTSwift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:03 GMTTour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17 D'ADET, France (AP) — The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.sSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:03 GMTLithuania to adopt euro currency in January (AP) — The European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year.iBusinessGeneral newsLithuaniaEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:49 GMTIsrael, Hamas battle over public opinion online (AP) — Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsInternational incidentsSocial mediaWar casualtiesPublic opinionOnline mediaMediaSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 11:08:56 GMTAfghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPoliceTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesAfghanistanPakistanUnited StatesGermanyCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:58 GMTBodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.JONA KALLGRENiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineKharkivNetherlandsRussiaMalaysiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 12:46:03 GMT3 NYC students get recording contract approval YORK (AP) — Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentEducationSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 11:49:05 GMT4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsFairs and festivalsEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:12:10 GMTAbu Sayyaf militants free anti-poverty workers, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted aid workers in the southern Philippines after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting an impoverished town to pressure the rebels to release the captives, officials said Wednesday.iGeneral newsHostage situationsMunicipal governmentsKidnappingLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 12:49:38 GMTThai junta defends strong powers under new charter (AP) — A senior army official said Wednesday that the leader of Thailand's ruling junta is allowed to serve as interim prime minister under a new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned 2015 election.THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsConstitutionsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipCabinetsInternational agreementsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 10:45:54 GMTUS stock futures rise as earnings reports roll in YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:32 GMTDumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show ANGELES (AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 23 Jul 2014 12:17:09 GMTNorth Dakota oil supply plant fire extinguished, N.D. (AP) — A massive blaze that shot fireballs into the sky at an oil supply and logistics company in a western North Dakota oil patch hub has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAir qualityAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:03 GMTDefense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country, Ukraine (AP) — Defense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 11:33:06 GMTJury to reconvene in Ventura defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:12 GMTShipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.PAOLO SANTALUCIAiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalyGenoaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 11:09:05 GMTDelta 2Q profit rises 17 percent (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 12:49:04 GMTArrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings (AP) — It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeGun politicsArrestsBombingsViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 13:14:05 GMTAmericans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes global (AP) — The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 11:13:00 GMT