FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Jul 2014 10:12:56 -0700Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeState legislatureLaw and orderPolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:18:20 GMTCarjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids (AP) — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:35:27 GMTIncubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs, N.Y. (AP) — A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.MARY ESCHaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureEntrepreneurshipIndustriesCareersNew YorkIthacaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:48:00 GMTSunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen (AP) — Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 16:26:59 GMTAP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 16:10:00 GMTNibali set to win Tour; Martin wins time trial, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceMen's sportsMen's cyclingCyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:51 GMTArizona execution renews debate over methods FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsMedical ethicsGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHealth issuesHealthCorrectional systemsUnited StatesCaliforniaArizonaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:43:14 GMTLake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait.JOHN FLESHERaGeneral newsScienceSportsSalmonLakesFishAnimalsWater environmentEnvironment and natureHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationEnvironmentLake HuronLake MichiganLake SuperiorMichiganTraverse CityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:55:26 GMTOfficial: Over 1,000 Palestinians dead in Gaza war HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian official says more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the ongoing Gaza war as Israel battles Hamas militants.KARIN LAUBYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesProperty damageBlockadesCease firesEvacuationsSeniorsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 26 Jul 2014 15:59:43 GMTGOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia, Ga. (AP) — Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling.BILL BARROWCHRISTINA A. CASSIDYaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCampaignsPolitical partiesFinancial crisisState governmentsPolitical organizationsEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsUnited StatesGeorgiaAthensNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:14:45 GMTCustody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.FRANCES D'EMILIOJONATHAN LEMIREiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsRace and ethnicityHispanicsAfrican-AmericansLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:13:50 GMTKey dates in ex-Virginia governor corruption case look at some of the key events in the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. McDonnell served as governor from January 2010 to January 2014.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsPolitical corruptionCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:39:31 GMTObama, senior EU officials barred from Chechnya (AP) — Although Russia has not responded to U.S. sanctions by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there's one part of the country he's blocked from: Chechnya.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChechnyaRussiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:19:27 GMTVideo shows smiling American bomber in Syria (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsRebellions and uprisingsCivil warsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismTerrorismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 16:50:03 GMTOhio State to form task force after band scandal, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.aGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsSex in societySocial issuesOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:56:28 GMTFedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues FRANCISCO (AP) — FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsIndictmentsDrug-related crimeComputer crimeCriminal investigationsCorporate legal affairsCorporate crimeCrimeLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesProducts and servicesSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:32:49 GMTBrowns fans flock to see Johnny Football, Ohio (AP) — They came to see what he's all about, to see if Johnny Football can be the one to lead the Browns back to glory.TOM WITHERSsSportsCollege footballFootballCollege sportsProfessional footballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:14:51 GMTTV team: Actor, detective role paired for 25 years ANGELES (AP) — British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentPerforming artsBooks and literature, 26 Jul 2014 16:16:59 GMTIsraeli government official says Israel leaning toward extending 12-hour truce in Gaza war CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli government official says Israel leaning toward extending 12-hour truce in Gaza war.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 26 Jul 2014 15:34:16 GMTGiants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 17:01:19 GMTEgypt to try 20 suspected in terrorist attacks (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor charged 20 suspected militants Saturday with carrying terrorist attacks that killed seven people and wounded more than 100, amid new clashes between soldiers and insurgents in the restive Sinai Peninsula.MARIAM RIZKiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismAccidents and disastersReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Jul 2014 17:03:28 GMTSvitolina, Jovanovski in Baku Cup final, Azerbaijan (AP) — Defending champion Elina Svitolina advanced to the Baku Cup final after beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsAzerbaijanBakuEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jul 2014 16:28:20 GMTPenn State hires former Cal AD to lead program COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.JIM CARLSONsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSchool athleticsWomen's basketballMen's basketballFootballEducationSocial affairsCollege basketballBasketballMen's sportsMen's college basketballState CollegePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:55:30 GMTCamps are open, training rooms will get busy that training camps are underway, team owners and fantasy football fans alike are holding their collective breath, praying to reach the regular season with their rosters intact.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineProfessional footballFootballAthlete healthHealth, 26 Jul 2014 15:40:54 GMTFrench minister calls on protesters to observe ban (AP) — French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest.MILOS KRIVOKAPICiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsFranceParisGaza StripMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 26 Jul 2014 16:21:54 GMTAt 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsHigher educationPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesGovernment and politicsNew York CityOhioNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:49 GMTPalestinian official says more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in ongoing Gaza war CITY, Gaza (AP) — Palestinian official says more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in ongoing Gaza war.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 15:54:48 GMTSeized Sunni politician in Iraq released (AP) — An official says a prominent Sunni politician earlier seized by gunmen in Iraq's capital has been released.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesKidnappingCrimeMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle EastRiyadhSaudi Arabia, 26 Jul 2014 15:30:17 GMTOfficial: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours.KARIN LAUBYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesProperty damageWar and unrestMilitant groupsBlockadesMunicipal governmentsEvacuationsSeniorsLocal governmentsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 26 Jul 2014 15:39:33 GMTAP Source: Giants to acquire Peavy from Red Sox FRANCISCO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the trade says the San Francisco Giants are working to finalize the acquisition of right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox for a pair of minor league pitchers.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:38:04 GMTPackers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballWisconsinGreen BayUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:29:43 GMTAretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityOntarioCanadaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:16:34 GMTMinister: Flights between Aruba, Venezuela resume, Aruba (AP) — Flights between Aruba and Venezuela have resumed after the South American country suspended them to protest the arrest of its designated counsel to the island territory, the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever detained on a U.S. warrant, officials said Saturday.DILMA ARENDS GEERMANiGeneral newsInternational agreementsExtraditionDrug-related crimeInternational relationsArrestsGovernment and politicsCrimeSmugglingLaw and orderLegal proceedingsArubaVenezuelaNetherlandsOranjestadUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanSouth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:38:15 GMT49ers RB Kendall Hunter out with torn ACL CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter's season is over before it began.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 17:04:06 GMTSpain ex-regional leader admits to undeclared cash (AP) — A former president of the Spanish region of Catalonia has admitted to concealing large sums of undeclared money in secret foreign bank accounts.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jul 2014 16:51:50 GMTUkraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.AYSE WIETINGDAVID McHUGHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsRebellions and uprisingsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestTerrorismEventsNational securityMilitary and defenseUkraineKharkivNetherlandsDonetskMoscowRussiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:11 GMT15 killed in Afghan attacks as vote count stops, Afghanistan (AP) — Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsWar casualtiesElection recountsElectionsRun-off electionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 26 Jul 2014 16:52:00 GMTColts' Ballard out for season due to torn Achilles, Ind. (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano says running back Vick Ballard will miss the entire season due to a torn Achilles tendon.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballAndersonIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:46:18 GMTIn Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.KELVIN CHANJACK CHANGiBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsFreedom of the pressNews mediaLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMediaHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jul 2014 15:53:33 GMTDespite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.KEN THOMASTHOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingState governmentsState legislatureCampaignsPolitical partiesPolitical conventionsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaDes MoinesMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:54:42 GMTIsrael agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours (AP) — Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.KARIN LAUBIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCabinetsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 26 Jul 2014 16:53:45 GMTNorth Korea fires short-range missile into sea, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsWeapons of mass destructionWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 15:44:56 GMTNigeria to screen airline travelers for Ebola (AP) — Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveler from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.iGeneral newsHealthAir travelTravelLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNigeriaWest AfricaLagosLiberiaAfrica, 26 Jul 2014 16:55:20 GMTFerrari gamble puts Raikkonen near back of grid, Hungary (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying will likely extend his cheerless run.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneHungaryEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jul 2014 15:29:52 GMTMH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys' grandmother.MIKE CORDERiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAmsterdamNetherlandsMalaysiaUkraineBaliWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeIndonesia, 26 Jul 2014 17:08:03 GMTUS faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner, Colo. (AP) — A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.KEN DILANIANaGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestGovernment surveillanceMilitary intelligenceEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsPolitical issuesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseNational securityCrimeaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesAspenEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaColorado, 26 Jul 2014 16:30:46 GMTBaseball HOF cuts election eligibility to 10 years, N.Y. (AP) — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 16:13:26 GMTIsraeli Cabinet minister says Israel agrees to extend 12-hour truce in Gaza war by 4 hours (AP) — Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel agrees to extend 12-hour truce in Gaza war by 4 hours.iGeneral newsCabinetsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 26 Jul 2014 16:21:36 GMTTurkey: 20 police arrested for illegal wiretaps (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an Istanbul court has charged 20 police officers with illegal wiretapping and ordered their arrest pending a trial.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:03 GMTLawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.ANDREW TAYLORDONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 17:04:50 GMT