FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Jul 2015 03:37:09 -07:00Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?, 03 Jul 2015 09:07:08 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing. Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal, 03 Jul 2015 10:20:09 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company. finds Greeks split on keeping the euro, 03 Jul 2015 07:01:26 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans, 03 Jul 2015 07:00:03 GMTAs the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht. boy clinging underneath truck at Romanian border, 03 Jul 2015 10:28:59 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two Syrian men hidden under a truck who tried to illegally enter Romania. musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war, 03 Jul 2015 07:20:22 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of the war-torn country. leaders unlikely to attend Chinese military parade, 03 Jul 2015 09:24:17 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Top officials from the European Union probably won't attend a Chinese military parade marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia, the organization's ambassador to Beijing said Friday, amid uneasiness about such displays of armed might in the tense region. seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit, 03 Jul 2015 10:07:13 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name. nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe, 03 Jul 2015 10:11:29 GMTVIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency tasked with monitoring any Iran nuclear deal is suggesting that a meeting with Iran's president has done little to advance his probe of alleged work by Tehran on an atomic weapon. Latest: Eurozone economy 'holds up' despite Greek crisis, 03 Jul 2015 08:15:59 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): Obama reversed course on federal college ratings, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration. Aetna agrees to buy competitor Humana in deal valued at $37B, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:16 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Insurer Aetna agrees to buy competitor Humana in deal valued at $37B. suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure, 03 Jul 2015 10:10:07 GMTPARIS (AP) — Uber has suspended its low-cost ride-hailing service in France in hopes of defusing an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill, 03 Jul 2015 09:12:40 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.'s make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy, 03 Jul 2015 07:11:07 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. House Brief: Things to know about Wisconsin's Walker, 03 Jul 2015 07:37:14 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — A snapshot of things to know about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who aides say will enter the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination. to return to South Carolina ahead of 2016 bid kickoff, 03 Jul 2015 10:26:20 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is planning a fifth visit to South Carolina ahead of the planned launch of his presidential bid later this month. exhibit features Powers' 'Greek Slave' sculpture, 03 Jul 2015 10:01:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is featuring one of the 19th century's most famous sculptures with a new exhibition about artist Hiram Powers' "Greek Slave." families wait for smoke from rail spill to clear, 03 Jul 2015 08:48:49 GMTMARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents have been displaced after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing their evacuation. Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank, 03 Jul 2015 08:14:06 GMTRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years. Latest: Poll finds Greeks split on keeping the euro, 03 Jul 2015 07:28:20 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): in the News, 03 Jul 2015 07:05:24 GMT"If the court approves this proposal, BP will be getting off easy and 'we the people' will not be fully compensated for the natural resource damages that we suffered, and the law requires that the public is made whole for those damages." — Jacqueline Savitz, U.S. vice president for Oceana, after the oil giant agreed to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to nearly $54 billion. year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers, 03 Jul 2015 07:46:49 GMTNIRIM, Israel (AP) — On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza. man accused of threatening to kill President Obama, 03 Jul 2015 07:40:46 GMTLA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama. Latest: Poll finds Greeks evenly split on referendum, 03 Jul 2015 07:39:22 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal, 03 Jul 2015 08:14:16 GMTSKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — U.N. mediators and Libya's internationally recognized parliament have presented a tentative peace deal to rival Tripoli leadership, hoping for approval within days. says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra, 03 Jul 2015 10:13:35 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler. OFF: Hamilton vs Angels; Kershaw tries to break skid, 03 Jul 2015 07:22:25 GMTA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ex-diplomat says Hong Kong relocation 'plan' was joke, 03 Jul 2015 08:50:34 GMTLONDON (AP) — A former British diplomat says a bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was a joke between government officials. shot to death at busy San Francisco tourist attraction, 03 Jul 2015 07:17:03 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn't know. plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight, 03 Jul 2015 10:03:48 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — An airplane powered by the sun is scheduled to land in Hawaii Friday after a five-day journey across the Pacific from Japan. Latest: High court hears case against referendum, 03 Jul 2015 10:17:15 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved, 03 Jul 2015 06:57:55 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts. is back in the final after emotional 2011 win, 03 Jul 2015 07:11:52 GMTVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced. Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum, 03 Jul 2015 09:09:18 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote. Latest: Poll finds Greeks overwhelmingly back euro, 03 Jul 2015 07:46:41 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): premier denies he got $700 million from state fund, 03 Jul 2015 08:10:31 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied news reports that nearly $700 million were funneled from an indebted state investment fund into his personal accounts. survivor brings solace in quest for human bones, 03 Jul 2015 09:55:19 GMTSREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones. Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades, 03 Jul 2015 07:07:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable. Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought, 03 Jul 2015 09:02:10 GMTUNPHA, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry. refs sending message to players: Stop the whining!, 03 Jul 2015 08:10:45 GMTSAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian referees are done with tolerating whining players., Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack, 03 Jul 2015 09:51:27 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Flags have been lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and U.K. government buildings as Britain and Tunisia honor the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort. leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump, 03 Jul 2015 09:12:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.'s counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism, 03 Jul 2015 07:32:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings, 03 Jul 2015 07:20:52 GMTFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The mystery surrounding a missing Phoenix-area couple has been solved with the discovery of their bodies buried 6 feet under a yard and the arrest of a suspect, who told authorities he was high on methamphetamine the night of the killings.'s only known MERS patient is virus-free, 03 Jul 2015 09:30:15 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday.' Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no, 03 Jul 2015 10:19:22 GMTPARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France. stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges, 03 Jul 2015 09:11:22 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent as government market stabilization measures failed to reassure panicky investors. House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb, 03 Jul 2015 07:35:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. official: China, US working to end ivory trade, 03 Jul 2015 10:15:52 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Cabinet secretary says Beijing and Washington are both working to end commercial ivory trading.