FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 03:43:16 -0700Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk, Nepal (AP) — The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal's capital, the government said Tuesday after reversing its earlier objections to bringing the body into the country.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsBuddhismReligionSocial affairsNepalBhutanIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 10:28:25 GMTSwiss bank UBS reports rise in profit (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 09:16:44 GMTChina to put Glaxo investigators on trial Aug. 8 (AP) — A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.iBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 08:24:41 GMTPassengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash, New Zealand (AP) — A group of Air New Zealand passengers were stranded for a third night Monday after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsNew ZealandHawaiiHonoluluOceaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 09:49:06 GMTSenate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either.CHARLES BABINGTONfBusinessGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsInternational tradeLegislatureCampaignsPolitical partiesEconomyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesVirginiaLouisianaNorfolkNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 07:56:29 GMTAsia stocks widen gains ahead of US, China data, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomyData managementStock marketsFinancial marketsProfessional servicesIndustriesComputing and information technologyTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesRussiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 07:37:27 GMTChina: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday it is launching an investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was once one of the country's most feared leaders.iGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 10:33:46 GMTIsrael hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProduction facilitiesCorporate newsBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 10:39:32 GMTIMF approves new $5B credit line for Morocco, Morocco (AP) — The International Monetary fund has announced a new, two-year $5 billion credit line for Morocco to support reform efforts.iGeneral newsEconomyBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 10:32:39 GMTHumphrey to savor Hall of Fame day with 'wingman' (AP) — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame "a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more."CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 07:29:15 GMTWhale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.aGeneral newsLobstersAnimalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 10:38:04 GMTMcDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken (AP) — McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from vendors in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsJapanEast AsiaChinaThailandAsiaGreater ChinaSoutheast Asia, 29 Jul 2014 10:01:27 GMTObama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 07:25:44 GMTTeen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking said Tuesday they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends, and demanded that crew members be punished for abandoning the passengers and fleeing the ship.iGeneral newsEducationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSocial affairsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 10:03:39 GMTCow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria (AP) — Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 07:41:41 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 29 Jul 2014 10:13:50 GMTEU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions on Russia.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJULIE PACEiGeneral newsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyInternational relationsRussiaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 09:37:47 GMTFederal court: Virginia marriage is for all, Va. (AP) — An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsMarriageGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsConstitutionsConstitutional amendmentsGovernment and politicsWeddingsJudiciaryState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorfolkSouth CarolinaOhioDenverColoradoNorth AmericaVirginia, 29 Jul 2014 08:42:48 GMTNigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsWomen's weightliftingDopingWomen's sportsWeightliftingGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 10:05:07 GMTKosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs (AP) — A special European Union prosecutor says there are "compelling indications" that up to 10 captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.iGeneral newsKosovo WarCrimeSmugglingYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestKosovoEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 09:50:51 GMTWildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals, N.J. (AP) — A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyBirdsLegal proceedingsCrimeAnimalsLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 10:03:18 GMT2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city.KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 29 Jul 2014 07:27:13 GMTBP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomRussiaEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 09:54:16 GMT22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 10:08:41 GMTAustralia plans to arrest 2 Middle East fighters, Australia (AP) — Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsArrestsCrimeTerrorismLaw and orderWar and unrestAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 29 Jul 2014 09:31:43 GMTAsia stocks up, Europe subdued before US data, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week while European markets were subdued amid the possibility of new sanctions against Russia. The South Korean stock market closed at a three-year high.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsSouth KoreaChinaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 29 Jul 2014 09:28:26 GMTRelieved evacuees return after California wildfire SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsProperty damageEvacuationsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersAnimalsHorsesMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 10:05:13 GMTSuicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 08:12:25 GMTIran leader calls for arming Gaza to fight Israel, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleIsraelPalestinian territoriesTehranMiddle EastGaza StripIran, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:56 GMTDeath toll rises to 24 in Philippine road attack, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 08:14:24 GMTAvoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 10:31:05 GMTSome niche retirement communities, Fla. (AP) — Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States.MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsOrlandoFloridaCaliforniaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 09:15:02 GMTEgypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai (AP) — Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 09:12:59 GMTDeath toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack, Philippines (AP) — A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.iGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:41 GMTNigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha fails doping test at Commonwealth Games, Scotland (AP) — Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha fails doping test at Commonwealth Games .sSportsCommonwealth GamesDopingWeightliftingEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 09:44:41 GMTUS, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJULIE PACEiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsEventsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyRussiaCrimeaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 10:29:46 GMTLonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers (AP) — It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.BETHAN McKERNANiGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 29 Jul 2014 09:09:49 GMTMiller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill (AP) — Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureState governmentsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:52 GMTHonda's quarterly profit up on Asian sales growth (AP) — Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The Japanese automaker also raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts.YURI KAGEYAMAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 07:45:25 GMTSenate Dems seek to split GOP on export bank (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? Most voters in Louisiana and Virginia probably aren't either.CHARLES BABINGTONfBusinessGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical partiesInternational tradeEconomyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 07:51:46 GMTAbuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said.JAKE PEARSONTOM HAYSaGeneral newsFugitivesViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited StatesCaliforniaNew York CitySan DiegoManhattanNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Jul 2014 09:36:37 GMTSenate to vote on highway money as deadline looms (AP) — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 07:24:34 GMTDeutsche Bank posts 29 percent net profit drop (AP) — Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by what it described as higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting the markets.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessGermanyFrankfurtWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 07:49:11 GMTAetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent, Conn. (AP) — Aetna Inc. (AET) on Tuesday reported profit that climbed by 2.4 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:28 GMTMadagascar billed as surfing paradise (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.iGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMadagascarSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 29 Jul 2014 10:23:00 GMTChina announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations (AP) — China announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations.iGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 10:11:23 GMTSynagogue in Germany attacked (AP) — Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight, but nobody was injured.iGeneral newsGermanyWuppertalWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 08:22:07 GMTAppeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesSeptember 11 attacksNational courtsEventsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrest, 29 Jul 2014 08:16:14 GMTDeutsche Bank posts 29 percent drop in profit (AP) — Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting financial markets.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyFrankfurtWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 09:24:57 GMTIndian senior community part of growing niche, Fla. (AP) — When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio.MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsHinduismSeniorsReligionSocial affairsIndiaUnited StatesFloridaNewport NewsVirginiaOhioSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 09:10:56 GMT