FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:17 -0700Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:43:10 GMTPoliticized games before Scots' independence vote, Scotland (AP) — After years of exhaustive preparation formulating tactics to deliver success, comes the final push for glory in Scotland.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsCommonwealth GamesWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's sportsReferendumsMen's tennisTennisGovernment and politicsNationalismEventsElectionsMen's sportsScotlandGlasgowUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 18:56:10 GMTBourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court ORLEANS (AP) — A newly hired lawyer for the only suspect arrested in a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street said Wednesday he believes video evidence will clear his client.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:29 GMTBiden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:51 GMTOhio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCourt citationsVeteransLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderOhioCoshoctonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:28:16 GMTFilmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:41 GMTArkansas military base on lockdown, few details, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:48:10 GMTBoehner asks Obama to declare stance on border (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:22 GMTPorch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:01:39 GMTHead of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthAnthrax scares, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:44 GMTGrain higher, beef higher and pork lower (AP) — Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:52:51 GMTProsecutor: Player killed for iPhone, wallet ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed was killed "for an iPhone and a wallet that were never even used."aGeneral newsSportsCrimeLegal proceedingsCollege footballViolent crimeLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballMichiganAnn ArborDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:39:51 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 newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:22 GMTBloomberg lands in Israel in show of support (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg landed Wednesday in Israel in spite of a U.S. flight ban amid the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, offering the country support amid growing international frustration over the violence.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestIsraelNew York CityGaza StripUnited StatesMiddle EastNew YorkNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 23 Jul 2014 19:48:42 GMTEgypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work (AP) — An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptCairoQatarMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 19:38:24 GMTMalaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.DOROTHEE THIESINGMSTYSLAV CHERNOViBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashRebellions and uprisingsAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUkraineNetherlandsRussiaMalaysiaDonetskEuropeEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Jul 2014 19:02:34 GMTIMF sees US growth at weakest since recession (AP) — U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter.wBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:58:08 GMTStocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:57:07 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesWar crimesCease firesDrone surveillance and warfareAir travel disruptionsHealthEvacuationsGovernment and politicsInternational lawDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseTransportationInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripUnited StatesGazaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:57 GMTAPNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessFamily medicineState governmentsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsOregonEugeneUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:30 GMTHall of Famer Jim Brown sues over '64 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 newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional footballFootball, 23 Jul 2014 19:32:39 GMTSierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 18:43:48 GMTFormer trader gets 2 years in prison for fraud HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:51 GMTGroups ask to move Florida election, draw new map, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegal proceedingsVoting districtsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionState electionsPrimary electionsLegislatureLaw and orderState governmentsEventsGeneral electionsFloridaTallahasseeJacksonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:42 GMTArizona high court allows execution to proceed, Ariz. (AP) — The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:48:32 GMTRubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance' (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday said in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.lLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsConservatismGays and lesbiansMarriageImmigrationPolitical partiesFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:35 GMTMan gets 10 years to life in death of Vegas dancer VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas performer has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in the killing and dismembering of his ex-girlfriend, a dancer in the racy "Fantasy" revue at Luxor.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimePerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:43:33 GMTAtlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the massive Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for the past century, will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in the city's Buckhead area.tTravelLifestyleAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:36:46 GMTSoybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010 futures are settling higher as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year.The Associated PressfBusinessWeatherCommodity marketsFinancial marketsGeneral news, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:23 GMTSarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.aGeneral newsAlaskaWasillaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:58:16 GMTTennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obama, Tenn. (AP) — A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeNational securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:37:33 GMTOfficial: Williston air quality OK after fire, N.D. (AP) — Air quality tests at the site of an industrial fire in Williston showed levels "that would not raise concern," North Dakota Department of Health Air Quality Division director Terry O'Clair said Wednesday.JOSH WOODaBusinessGeneral newsFiresAir qualityAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:58 GMTNYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts YORK (AP) — Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said.JENNIFER PELTZhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyIdentity theftComputer and data securityHackingProfessional baseballIndictmentsCrimeComputing and information technologyTechnology issuesBaseballMen's sportsSportsLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:52 GMTHamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border, Qatar (AP) — Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestBlockadesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastDohaQatar, 23 Jul 2014 19:36:24 GMTOfficials release sketch in peacock shooting death PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.aGeneral newsOdditiesBirdsViolent crimeCrimeAnimals, 23 Jul 2014 19:21:51 GMTSEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds (AP) — Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.wBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationPersonal investingPersonal financeEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and finance, 23 Jul 2014 19:34:09 GMTNazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismNational courtsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryGermanyPhiladelphiaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:14:42 GMTCentral African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo.LOUIS OKAMBAiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesRepublic of the CongoCentral African RepublicBrazzavilleCentral AfricaAfrica, 23 Jul 2014 19:44:39 GMTOil gains on sharp drop in US supplies price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported that U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:12:18 GMTMajka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17 D'ADET, France (AP) — Poland's Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victory.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingMen's cyclingMen's sportsEventsFranceItalySpainParisWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Jul 2014 18:38:13 GMTFire season in West expected to get more intense PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.aGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherFire weatherAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersForestsEnvironment and natureGrants PassPortlandOregonWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:52:54 GMTSenate agrees on $11B highway funding measure (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.wBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityLegislationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:34:49 GMTSenators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels.wGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCease firesLegislatureGeneral newsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:15 GMTJury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her, N.J. (AP) — A man was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:57:35 GMTGM issues 6 more safety recalls (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 19:45:25 GMTMan linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend (AP) — A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber."DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:37:58 GMTArizona top court allows murderer's execution to proceed after considering last-minute appeal, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona top court allows murderer's execution to proceed after considering last-minute appeal.aGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:01 GMTReview: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?JOCELYN NOVECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 23 Jul 2014 19:46:04 GMTGroup tours: How to pick the right 1 for you YORK (AP) — Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don't have to Google or organize a thing.The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLeisure travelProducts and servicesCorporate newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Jul 2014 18:41:48 GMTUN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesTerritorial disputesWar crimesInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:05 GMT