FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:20:27 -0700It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b933f420897847919baa9b99889fd4a0LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b933f420897847919baa9b99889fd4a0Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:30:41 GMTAid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a0d8e381f9248f18e128e511cbd934cBOONE, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessInfectious diseasesLiberiaUnited StatesGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneNorth CarolinaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a0d8e381f9248f18e128e511cbd934cMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:46:10 GMTPolice in eastern China remove church's crosshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f13f6a87f5e4f15b80890f10fdf221bBEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f13f6a87f5e4f15b80890f10fdf221bMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:21:55 GMTFlames from California wildfire claim 13 homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9ab510bc6534369a04c8750c60c4e5dPLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9ab510bc6534369a04c8750c60c4e5dMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:46:05 GMTFilipino extremists kill at least 18 villagershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f58ce549f3407189c5ac89eb5a92d4MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 18 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, military officials said.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f58ce549f3407189c5ac89eb5a92d4Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:36:52 GMTAbu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 Filipinos in road attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20fff01eee4845f59f269f1dcc18bec5MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20fff01eee4845f59f269f1dcc18bec5Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:35 GMTEx-majority shareholder of Yukos Oil Co: court has ordered Russia to pay it over $50 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8080d968c17467080133f00e4888476LONDON (AP) — Ex-majority shareholder of Yukos Oil Co: court has ordered Russia to pay it over $50 billion.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8080d968c17467080133f00e4888476Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:21:18 GMTSamsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/498339d6294d4b40a3577a1c4eabb79dSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesMobile phonesConsumer electronicsSoftwareComputing and information technologySouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/498339d6294d4b40a3577a1c4eabb79dMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:45:16 GMTCalifornia governor to meet with Mexican presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9803004332d47e8a80f9bdaf09c5ea9SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.JUDY LINaGeneral newsInternational tradeState governmentsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsImmigrationInternational relationsEconomyBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCaliforniaSacramentoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9803004332d47e8a80f9bdaf09c5ea9Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:32:42 GMTTrial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6850c072c9e145198a3977147deb0d5fOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.TIM TALLEYBRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsBombingsMunicipal governmentsNational courtsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOpen governmentPolitical issuesOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6850c072c9e145198a3977147deb0d5fMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:39:10 GMTObama practically weepy at Malia going to collegehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d663afd5a53a40f2a6684d499e3db330WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.DARLENE SUPERVILLElLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationStudent testingGraduation ceremoniesEducationSocial affairsOccasionsGraduationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesIllinoisCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d663afd5a53a40f2a6684d499e3db330Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:31:34 GMTNissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e494a10ec5ba4ab6bc6cd2fe14ac8421TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.YURI KAGEYAMAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e494a10ec5ba4ab6bc6cd2fe14ac8421Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:09:48 GMTHK pro-democracy news site folds over pressurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50096b53ac6245c883963ba54d784a86HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure.iBusinessGeneral newsOnline news mediaDemocracyOnline mediaMediaNews mediaGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50096b53ac6245c883963ba54d784a86Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:50:05 GMTAfter 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0107e12e46444fbb0b652ee92ce8216WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealth care reformMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0107e12e46444fbb0b652ee92ce8216Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:52:56 GMTMemorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/322db62d07124a88a3fe774cc5c3e647PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.FILI SAGAPOLUTELEiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAmerican SamoaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/322db62d07124a88a3fe774cc5c3e647Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:29:48 GMTChina profits boost Asia stocks, Europe unenthusedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0987846e2144113983ecf6352f3d815BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. Benchmarks in Paris and London also rose but many other European markets drifted lower.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaEuropeRussiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0987846e2144113983ecf6352f3d815Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:29:19 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54e15aea3cb2468c80ac4ce116d4c032Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsIslamMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashVeteransReligionSocial affairsEventsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54e15aea3cb2468c80ac4ce116d4c032Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:59:04 GMTRussia ordered to pay $50B over Yukoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/152e4ab00bef4eb8b885944806971f7cLONDON (AP) — An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct Russian oil company Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsInternational agreementsEventsRussiaUnited KingdomEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/152e4ab00bef4eb8b885944806971f7cMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:13 GMTNot in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca280916ba104dba83f66b2488a39468NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.DINA CAPPIELLOaGovernment and politicsEnvironmental policyInternational tradeClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsOceansEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyEconomyBusinessAir qualityUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesGermanyNorfolkNewport NewsVirginiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca280916ba104dba83f66b2488a39468Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:39:14 GMTHK pro-democracy news site folds, citing pressurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8c89b5e5be4e2a87c4beaf4b061662HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure, the latest sign of mounting tensions as the semiautonomous Chinese city braces for a possible shutdown of its financial center by activists fighting Beijing's desire to limit democratic reforms.iBusinessGeneral newsOnline news mediaMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyFreedom of the pressOnline mediaMediaNews mediaLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8c89b5e5be4e2a87c4beaf4b061662Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:02 GMTRelative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cb2296f8eb84536a6ada02fe395b4cdJERUSALEM (AP) — A relative lull descended on the war-torn Gaza Strip at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, as international efforts intensified to end the three-week conflict between Israel and Hamas and the U.N. called for an "immediate" cease-fire.PETER ENAVKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIslamCease firesReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cb2296f8eb84536a6ada02fe395b4cdMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:36 GMTSpokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d7fa6d431104d9dacf8460f0c4d383dKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeRussiaNetherlandsDonetskMalaysiaWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d7fa6d431104d9dacf8460f0c4d383dMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:58:36 GMTUN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a48c637c086420f82e335cdae8d5feaGENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawEventsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGenevaUkraineDonetskSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a48c637c086420f82e335cdae8d5feaMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:36:30 GMTIsrael carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lullhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/525b98a994024a9cb2be9e3d03ebb9c0JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.PETER ENAVKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesCease firesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territoriesGazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/525b98a994024a9cb2be9e3d03ebb9c0Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:01:09 GMTOil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripolihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/210dcb2866204d44a3534c518d5b4d4eCAIRO (AP) — The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsFiresMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersWar and unrestLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/210dcb2866204d44a3534c518d5b4d4eMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:27:26 GMTMeat supplier says China unit violated standardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f57102377444285b409ddec3cfb4626BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.iBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f57102377444285b409ddec3cfb4626Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:26 GMTUS: Russia has fired rockets into Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4e5e1e7193246b19a59906d4b50e142WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsGeneral newsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCrimeaRussiaUkraineMoscowUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4e5e1e7193246b19a59906d4b50e142Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:32:11 GMTList of proposed new VA medical facilitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c2278f561524c08bea380fa14b3b22cProposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsVeteransHealthHealth care reformMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyTexasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c2278f561524c08bea380fa14b3b22cMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:54:49 GMTInternational police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting eruptshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb2d7b1c5c254e8794e4726cd8e249baSHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — International police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting erupts.iGeneral newsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb2d7b1c5c254e8794e4726cd8e249baMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:02 GMTRussia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51dd0bdc754f403390393b71e6c03524LONDON (AP) — An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsInternational agreementsEventsRussiaUnited KingdomEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51dd0bdc754f403390393b71e6c03524Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:39:18 GMTAP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6f6495bff8a4a4aa26181331ccc706bNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.DINA CAPPIELLOaGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnvironmental concernsWater environmentOceansEconomyBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateNorfolkUnited StatesVirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6f6495bff8a4a4aa26181331ccc706bMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:01:28 GMTReporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8dc8d586d2a49439e462d9db70ab5a0Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007.STEVEN R. HURSTaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSoviet UnionMoscowUkraineMalaysiaUnited StatesRussiaEast AsiaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8dc8d586d2a49439e462d9db70ab5a0Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:44:03 GMTPakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f47afe45d1464a31a23359f12dddac83LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.iGeneral newsReligious strifePakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f47afe45d1464a31a23359f12dddac83Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:29:10 GMTChinese police remove church cross amid crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ee7bbb324e45438912533d443586a5BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ee7bbb324e45438912533d443586a5Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:13:50 GMTKevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Conhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba9e0d6667641c0b69e0655ca680a6eSAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.ALICIA RANCILIOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba9e0d6667641c0b69e0655ca680a6eMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:57:12 GMTTrial in salmonella outbreak set to begin in Ga.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08085fadee684839872c5f2f696b9748ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago is set to begin.aBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksCorporate legal affairsPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08085fadee684839872c5f2f696b9748Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:41:00 GMTShould the condemned suffer? Victim families tornhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/552e5c632bba403fae7d30e8ccea8d26Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death.ALLEN G. BREEDaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTaylorOhioTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/552e5c632bba403fae7d30e8ccea8d26Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:51:05 GMTRelief roles a matter of routinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a7b1cff297143b6a54e05246985beecWhen Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games. Only 33 of those appearances were save opportunities.NOAH TRISTERsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a7b1cff297143b6a54e05246985beecMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:28:10 GMTMan dies after lightning hits California beachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb7bf40452a4f84b58fffbcc0d1f1d5LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.aGeneral newsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb7bf40452a4f84b58fffbcc0d1f1d5Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:41:26 GMTOutgoing Karzai says Afghans need new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cac9ab5f182847a9b5996858f84b3874KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.iGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanGaza StripCentral AsiaAsiaPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cac9ab5f182847a9b5996858f84b3874Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:18:25 GMTKorean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Gameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fb3998dc9d64171873424854af7a596SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.fBusinessSportsTable tennisSports governanceOlympic gamesWinter Olympic gamesEventsSouth KoreaPyeongchangSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fb3998dc9d64171873424854af7a596Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:38:36 GMTPolice team turns back from Ukraine crash sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/193ca92632754b30a4a82efc31466049SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeDonetskRussiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/193ca92632754b30a4a82efc31466049Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:18:42 GMTDeath toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cadc1084a8064a0f9f1b3d0e4f9f4c48KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two Ukrainian cities held by separatist militants, officials in the rebellion-wracked east said Monday.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar casualtiesWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsUkraineRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cadc1084a8064a0f9f1b3d0e4f9f4c48Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:33:32 GMTIsraeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lullhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33f6375902f44fd4afd5d48da3321ffcJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.PETER ENAVKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIslamCease firesReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33f6375902f44fd4afd5d48da3321ffcMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:40:29 GMTSyria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high tollhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a60debb4f64f4aed96846db96bb808bfBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media have shown President Bashar Assad praying in Damascus at the start of a major Muslim holiday amid reports of an unprecedented high toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a60debb4f64f4aed96846db96bb808bfMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:51 GMTUN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23b9bfcba1c141e9a2ea665eff95123dUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar and unrestCease firesIslamInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23b9bfcba1c141e9a2ea665eff95123dMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:28:47 GMTHernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacifichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34eba73d81dd44ce80e2ac9ee9738342MIAMI (AP) — Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34eba73d81dd44ce80e2ac9ee9738342Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:02:42 GMTObama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1c3d57bac2441e8aaf6e131e9588f16WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaAfricaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouthern AfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1c3d57bac2441e8aaf6e131e9588f16Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:33:34 GMTFormer Va. governor's corruption trial beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba67b7e40a24a8bb4f81e63402c948fRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jury selection was on the agenda Monday for opening day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in Richmond.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ba67b7e40a24a8bb4f81e63402c948fMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:11:04 GMT5 things to know about coal trade, global warminghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b0d50334ba345fdb907e4868cb2d11fAs the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:DINA CAPPIELLOaBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceInternational tradeEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryClimateUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b0d50334ba345fdb907e4868cb2d11fMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:45:51 GMT