FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 21:22:30 -0700Eovaldi struggles early, Marlins lose (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi had dominated the Atlanta Braves in his last seven starts against them.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:31:58 GMTOcean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsRecord setting eventsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and naturePacific OceanPakistanIndianaUnited StatesAmerican SamoaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOceania, 24 Jul 2014 01:35:26 GMTBautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4 (AP) — Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays' clubhouse wanted to talk about.IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:55 GMTCuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas (AP) — Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsScienceMangrovesCoastlines and beachesWater environmentEnvironmental concernsPlantsEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmentLand environmentMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 04:01:10 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIsraelTel AvivUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:15:30 GMTShock of ferry sinking slows South Korea economy, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth hit its lowest level in three quarters after a deadly ferry sinking dented consumer spending, the central bank said Thursday.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:03:49 GMTMinor injuries after Alaska tourist train derails, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, injuring up to a dozen passengers.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:45:28 GMTUN humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp (AP) — The U.N.'s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesTyphoon Haiyan 2013Humanitarian assistanceDisaster planning and responseWar and unrestNatural disastersLocal governmentsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEventsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoPhilippinesEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 24 Jul 2014 04:11:43 GMTJailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court.JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 03:44:20 GMTToday in History is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesVenezuelaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:26 GMTMidazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:45:31 GMTKennedy pitches around 5 walks in Padres win (AP) — Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:53:58 GMTChina factory index at 18-month high in July KONG (AP) — China's manufacturing rose in July to its highest level in 18 months, in a sign that mini-stimulus measures to shore up growth in the world's No. 2 economy have taken hold.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 03:50:36 GMTChiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.sSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsNFL PlayoffsSports businessProfessional footballFootballEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:15:33 GMTJapan trade deficit widens to $8 billion in June (AP) — Japan's trade deficit more than tripled from the year before in June to a higher-than-expected 822.2 billion yen ($8.1 billion), as imports surged and exports edged lower.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 01:51:20 GMTAlaska tourist train derails, injuring 9 slightly, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, and nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaJuneauCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:56:19 GMTAP reporter's account of Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:36 GMTPence drives in 3, Giants beat Phillies 3-1 (AP) — Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco's runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.AARON BRACYsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaSan FranciscoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Jul 2014 03:36:44 GMTUN aid chief says Gaza ceasefire is vital (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian chief says a ceasefire to stop the violence in Gaza is vital because of the deteriorating situation.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceCease firesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:21:37 GMTTampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb LOUIS (AP) — Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:47:45 GMTNew Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled a pause in its program of rate hikes.NICK PERRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyNew ZealandOceania, 24 Jul 2014 04:05:40 GMTChildhood traumas more common in military members (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthVeteransChild and teen healthMilitary affairsMedical researchPublic opinionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 02:17:29 GMTJapan trade deficit at record $75B in first half (AP) — Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:37:35 GMTHall of Famer Jim Brown sues over '64 title ring YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown is running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring and has sued a memorabilia dealer in New York.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentProfessional footballFootballSports mediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:28:10 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 24 Jul 2014 01:16:55 GMTJudge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling (AP) — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageState governmentsWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleColoradoDenverUnited StatesBoulderPuebloNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:33:36 GMTPospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:29:23 GMTArizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:18:41 GMTSome lethal injection problems in US executions Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:50:45 GMTYankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:46:44 GMTPirates jump on Haren early, top Dodgers 6-1 (AP) — Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsPittsburghLos AngelesPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Jul 2014 02:06:18 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel (AP) — FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel.wGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 04:05:17 GMTSouth Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government unveiled stimulus plans Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 03:21:37 GMTAustralia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaNetherlandsUkraineOceaniaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 02:18:31 GMTThis time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal' ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsElectionsEntertainmentPolitical fundraisingPolitical scandalsLegislationLegislaturePolitical issuesUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Jul 2014 01:52:45 GMTFarm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsIndividual givingPhilanthropySocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 04:03:15 GMTRelatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead, Taiwan (AP) — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying Thursday to the small Taiwanese island where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48 people. There were 10 survivors.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherTelevisionTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMediaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 03:10:43 GMTFuneral held for man who died in NY police custody YORK (AP) — An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:26:17 GMTSouth Korea's growth slows on weak consumption, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth has hit its lowest level in three quarters.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomySouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 01:31:01 GMTAP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church.The Associated PressaGeneral newsIslamChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 01:22:36 GMTTaiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash, Taiwan (AP) — An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherNatural disastersTelevisionStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMediaGovernment and politicsTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 04:09:21 GMTSlow public alert on Williston fire raises concern, N.D. (AP) — When Aaron Volesky heard what he thought was thunder and walked outside his Williston home early Tuesday morning he thought it was odd that there were no storm clouds in the air.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAir qualityAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:56:26 GMTHall of Famer Jim Brown sues over 1964 title ring YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsSports mediaCelebrityFootballEntertainmentProfessional footballLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 24 Jul 2014 01:32:35 GMTHouse, Senate advance competing border proposals (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming.wGovernment and politicsBorder securityImmigration policyLegislaturePolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:15:01 GMTFreeman, Santana pace Braves past Marlins (AP) — Freddie Freeman isn't sure why Miami's pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:19:03 GMTGlitch crashes global US passport, visa operations (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsPassports and visasEmbassiesTravelLifestyleInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:44:24 GMTNunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraising2014 United States General ElectionState legislatureUnited States General ElectionCampaignsLegislatureGeneral electionsEventsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesAthensNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:16:44 GMTBing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie HILLS, Calif. (AP) — David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMusicCelebrityProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 24 Jul 2014 01:50:53 GMTCruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.wGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashForeign policyEconomyBoycottsTransportationGeneral newsEventsGovernment policyInternational relationsBusinessPolitical and civil unrestIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 01:54:03 GMTMichigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentState governmentsCampaignsPersonnelBusinessMichiganLansingDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 02:31:32 GMT