FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:44:37 -0700Deal struck to conserve Colorado River basinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10da9d6ddac64b9380c4bb13a8f2e3cdDENVER (AP) — The Interior Department and four municipal water providers in the West are contributing $11 million to fund projects aimed at conserving water in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.aGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsColoradoColorado RiverCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10da9d6ddac64b9380c4bb13a8f2e3cdFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:07:06 GMTMurder charges for couple whose dogs killed runnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f12cb16424344ae5a42ffd4b75b91978LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan.aGeneral newsDogsViolent crimeCrimeMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f12cb16424344ae5a42ffd4b75b91978Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:27:44 GMTContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f42c06c180404f4bbf92d26d432fbc5cNEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera says labor talks with its unions have been extended for an additional 72 hours, averting a threatened midnight lockout.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelPerforming artsWages and salarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f42c06c180404f4bbf92d26d432fbc5cFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:13 GMTOregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drughttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f148e229944fe2babd9d1c1f876e74WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.JONATHAN J. COOPERaBusinessGeneral newsHealthLiver diseaseDrug-related crimeGovernment-funded health insuranceState governmentsDiseases and conditionsGovernment programsHealth care costsHealth issuesCrimeGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f148e229944fe2babd9d1c1f876e74Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:09:24 GMTEscobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa76d76fbec42cfbec316c39b21e411KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa76d76fbec42cfbec316c39b21e411Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:16:02 GMTBoat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0453042ffc084b53bdb40a4cc57f9bb9MIAMI (AP) — A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0453042ffc084b53bdb40a4cc57f9bb9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:43:38 GMTAt White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a451bc092b8a4da0838f0cc19ef7b3a0WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.JOSH LEDERMANeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentDisability sportsMen's tennisTennisMusicMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a451bc092b8a4da0838f0cc19ef7b3a0Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:37:52 GMTBerdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/087467828252484ab166c6f26ce63fa6WASHINGTON (AP) — Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych — again.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/087467828252484ab166c6f26ce63fa6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:19:59 GMTPhillies lose Lee, defeat Nationals 10-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5e609734de54ebea30fb09e960c9725WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5e609734de54ebea30fb09e960c9725Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:51:02 GMTGOP senator blocks approval of US ambassadorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74be51a50afd4afba0f15ced4dedd0b8WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator has blocked the approval of President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Russia and top diplomats for several other nations.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74be51a50afd4afba0f15ced4dedd0b8Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:50:48 GMTSuspect in border agent's death extradited to UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/104b16a9c1ba47eebe35b3c055229810TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeConspiracyExtraditionLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderTheftTucsonUnited StatesArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/104b16a9c1ba47eebe35b3c055229810Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:29:34 GMTReimold powers Toronto past Houston 6-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9d6ec0e51984cfc85f49f6ae6723719HOUSTON (AP) — Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsHoustonTexasTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9d6ec0e51984cfc85f49f6ae6723719Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:50 GMTA's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1859171f681845baa0c4a0320d92b5ceOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsOaklandSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1859171f681845baa0c4a0320d92b5ceFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:15:59 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings issued for Barbados, Dominicahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19e0a9f09a2643d5ae801d18a9fd5ff7MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings issued for Barbados, Dominica.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19e0a9f09a2643d5ae801d18a9fd5ff7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:19:50 GMTPhelps to compete in 4 events at US nationalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c46748f1ed4447bbbcc706829f03f8Michael Phelps will match his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week's U.S. national championships.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingWomen's sportsAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c46748f1ed4447bbbcc706829f03f8Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:20:08 GMTMet Opera asks mediator to resolve labor gridlockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1aae0532a742529beb2f69db249752NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsWages and salariesPersonnelPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1aae0532a742529beb2f69db249752Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:59:05 GMTSurvey: China manufacturing at 27-month highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/152b74a9f2314661961d0d0d42aa7bf7HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyChinaHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/152b74a9f2314661961d0d0d42aa7bf7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:41:46 GMTSigned ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b34732ce03a4e5289346bee42d31532NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsArts and collectibles auctionsAthlete retirementSports businessShoppingLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b34732ce03a4e5289346bee42d31532Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:37 GMTPolice: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9888e43b04d24e809ac9ef15eb3cfb35SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsComic-Con InternationalEventsEntertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9888e43b04d24e809ac9ef15eb3cfb35Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:58:13 GMTGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bc698cd4bd443b79e72b0620b46b775AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsRyder CupEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bc698cd4bd443b79e72b0620b46b775Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:56:54 GMTVP Biden praises Japan's new military policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50dfd93620324cc280a7b53a9fef231cWASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaMiddle EastAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50dfd93620324cc280a7b53a9fef231cFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:26:44 GMTZunino's homer lifts Mariners past Indians, 6-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60516003d5d449c29a382cc00efafca7CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandSeattleWashingtonOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60516003d5d449c29a382cc00efafca7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:53:56 GMTPilot guilty of using alias to fly news choppershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de28554ea4c24ae281e70fa19c6cde0aSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.aGeneral newsIdentity theftCrimeSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de28554ea4c24ae281e70fa19c6cde0aFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:56:34 GMTGas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1d7e4ac120b48169c940ace3c871af5KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1d7e4ac120b48169c940ace3c871af5Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:54:53 GMTCongress oks VA, highway bills, not border measurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/670c6b0d6ba542c88387fb4e736aba0eWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislature2012 United States Presidential ElectionBorder securityUnited States Presidential ElectionImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationVeteransNational electionsElectionsEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelTexasNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/670c6b0d6ba542c88387fb4e736aba0eFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:11:35 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74b0f1426ee949a48b7761a4aaf3150cYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestLegislatureGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74b0f1426ee949a48b7761a4aaf3150cFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 GMTDefault fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b4bdf940cf04ed29383a7069b7e792cBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesArgentinaUnited StatesBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b4bdf940cf04ed29383a7069b7e792cFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:48 GMTLackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craighttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9e793ca46f4cb4aebfcaa1c038e86bBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline.HOWARD ULMANsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMissouriBostonSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettsCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9e793ca46f4cb4aebfcaa1c038e86bFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:11:48 GMTHawaii fish collector charged in scuba incidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8948c5c9e66a4109ae3c4ef9f5b0f470KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater.aGeneral newsFishAnimalsHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8948c5c9e66a4109ae3c4ef9f5b0f470Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:00:06 GMTOpponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916085394c324a58b6bd2c4a9cf359a2WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsHigher educationArt museumsArt galleriesVisual artsSchool administrationCharity fundraisingEducationSocial affairsSchool curriculaArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPhilanthropyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916085394c324a58b6bd2c4a9cf359a2Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:47:31 GMTNick Watney leads Barracuda Championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/453bb8ac0dcb4e35a3651aa29b127221RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nick Watney made nine birdies Thursday in a bogey-free round in the Barracuda Championship to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/453bb8ac0dcb4e35a3651aa29b127221Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:10:11 GMTSudan woman who faced death over faith lands in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47c8a8b7abfd4aad82ece3e6254ac51bMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire.HOLLY RAMERGEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSudanManchesterUnited StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaNew HampshireSouth SudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47c8a8b7abfd4aad82ece3e6254ac51bFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:09:29 GMTRussell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0fe551607964ef4992f7c47f9b6b14cNEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0fe551607964ef4992f7c47f9b6b14cFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:49 GMTDeath toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1512c499b4c49d1a4694b50cd1f0a24MALIN, India (AP) — Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.MANISH MEHTAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersStormsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1512c499b4c49d1a4694b50cd1f0a24Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:13:10 GMTUS prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38fa19f9aaa24c76909fd63f19096ac6ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.DAVID KLEPPERMICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObstruction of justiceExtortion and threatsCrimeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38fa19f9aaa24c76909fd63f19096ac6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:42:12 GMTUS warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45c93c7238374315af152f3f16b9376fNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthTravel safetyTravelLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45c93c7238374315af152f3f16b9376fFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:10:54 GMTTrump selected to advance in Bills' sale processhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dcf85b572a7403185f6b5cb011679b9BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.JOHN WAWROWaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dcf85b572a7403185f6b5cb011679b9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:29:52 GMTGaza truce comes after days of pushing for a dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5321cb735e4400bb9f37b4ba5c5e58NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesNew DelhiIsraelCairoIndiaMiddle EastGaza StripTurkeyUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5321cb735e4400bb9f37b4ba5c5e58Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:24:45 GMTMan accused of putting needles in packaged meathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a02e96e0b9943149509528838dee2abEAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year.JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a02e96e0b9943149509528838dee2abFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:35:47 GMTGas explosions kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9551122cdf274d08b3799724de051cf8TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Several underground gas explosions killed 22 people and injured 270 others in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said Friday.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9551122cdf274d08b3799724de051cf8Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:13:19 GMTHundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaiihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aa3a3d01648424481ca154c2ace4b72HONOLULU (AP) — A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleReligionSocial affairsHawaiiNew YorkHonoluluSyracuseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aa3a3d01648424481ca154c2ace4b72Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:09:34 GMTBaseball Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1decfc756c9b468a9d7e0681143cd5c0DETROIT (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMichiganDetroitTexasSt. LouisKansas CityTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1decfc756c9b468a9d7e0681143cd5c0Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:34:52 GMTCongress votes final passage on highway billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7602df8afbf54acb9045798a7bf6cc53WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States General ElectionLegislatureEventsGeneral electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7602df8afbf54acb9045798a7bf6cc53Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:30:46 GMTTropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5abae0e119a47ee979946414c15ca4fMIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaribbeanBarbadosUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5abae0e119a47ee979946414c15ca4fFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:21:21 GMTFAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5c4e57622144918951d7659116ab984WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5c4e57622144918951d7659116ab984Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:24:12 GMTMoore, Lynx end Mercury's 16-game win streakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c3c9b779a5f4f0f84d2aa1c47dbbae0MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring.sSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c3c9b779a5f4f0f84d2aa1c47dbbae0Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:35:30 GMTBucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Baylesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/162adec2c362404f8ea467e167039871MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd.RICH ROVITOsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/162adec2c362404f8ea467e167039871Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:54:16 GMTSenate confirms US ambassador to Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e3b669a70c14fb28802276d14ba3778WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination for U.S. ambassador to Russia, but not before a Republican senator blocked the appointment and several others.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsGovernment appointments and nominationsRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e3b669a70c14fb28802276d14ba3778Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:11 GMTReds beat Marlins 3-1 with controversial replayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be46706d06644757a9d0c1407a9a323bMIAMI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds benefited from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate in a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.CHRISTOPHER STOCKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be46706d06644757a9d0c1407a9a323bFri, 01 Aug 2014 02:16:15 GMTLawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b81d643f0964ad0b81609e76fc63ce5WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. The bill raises the money through:wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b81d643f0964ad0b81609e76fc63ce5Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:13:07 GMT