FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2014 08:09:57 -0700Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools (AP) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.KIMBERLY HEFLINGhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsTechnologyParentingRelationshipsEducationHigher educationGraduationVeteransG.I. BillLegislatureSocial affairsLegislationGovernment programsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseAfghanistanIraqCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 13:23:27 GMTOfficials: pipe repairs could take several days ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.MATT HAMILTONKRYSTA FAURIAaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsSports facility constructionFloodsSchool infrastructureCollege basketballMen's basketballSports businessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:34:11 GMTAPNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book (AP) — Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from the best-seller "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against book author Chris Kyle.STEVE KARNOWSKIaArts and entertainmentGeneral news, 30 Jul 2014 14:58:11 GMTIslamist leader backs fight to take Libya airport (AP) — The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Libya says an attack by militias on the capital's airport is a "legitimate" response to an offensive by a renegade general against Islamists.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsIslamismGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:16 GMTVentura: Mixed emotions about defamation suit win PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:53:17 GMTStrong earnings news, US growth lift stocks YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after several companies reported better earnings than investors were expecting.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:58:08 GMTLeaders of Spain, Catalonia hold secession talks (AP) — The leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he intends to push ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's vows to stop it from happening.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutionsEconomyBusinessSpainMadridEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Jul 2014 14:53:06 GMTPolice: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said.aGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:23:47 GMTUS bars some Venezuela officials from US travel, Venezuela (AP) — Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced new travel restrictions against Venezuelan officials believed to have committed human rights abuses during a spring crackdown on anti-government protests.iGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesTravel laws and regulationsPassports and visasSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasArubaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth AmericaCaribbean, 30 Jul 2014 14:33:47 GMTHyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters (AP) — Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:39:50 GMTNo2 Irish bank profitable for 1st time since 2008 (AP) — Ireland's second-largest bank, Allied Irish Banks, has returned to profit for the first time since a 2008 property crash pushed the nation to the brink of bankruptcy.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:55 GMTFiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, says its second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsItalyLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 14:41:12 GMTSurvey: US companies add 218,000 jobs in July (AP) — A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicators, 30 Jul 2014 13:21:59 GMTGerman central bank chief: higher wages justified (AP) — The head of Germany's central bank says higher wages would be justified in the country as the economy flourishes and inflation sags, and is putting the potential for raises at 3 percent.fBusinessEconomyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 14:15:37 GMT15 killed at Gaza UN school; Israel holds fire REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPolitical refugeesTerritorial disputesCease firesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:25 GMTUCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding ANGELES (AP) — The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.MATT HAMILTONKRYSTA FAURIAaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionFloodsHigher educationSchool infrastructureCollege basketballMen's basketballProperty damageBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSports businessAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:54:46 GMTNBA players union elects new executive director Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.BRIAN MAHONEYsAthlete compensationMen's basketballSportsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 30 Jul 2014 13:29:03 GMT2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.aGeneral newsBloomingtonIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:33 GMTGreece: Farm owner cleared over migrant shootings, Greece (AP) — A court in southern Greece on Wednesday convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeAgricultureIndustriesBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 14:12:08 GMTIndy officials seek new ways to attract fans (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarMotorcycle road racingAutomobilesNASCARFormula OneMotorcycle racingLifestyleIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:31:26 GMTShelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPolitical refugeesTerritorial disputesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 13:35:03 GMTHeavy rains flood roads, strand cars in Colorado, Colo. (AP) — Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:14 GMTLandslide hits Indian village; 150 may be trapped DELHI (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsFloodsWeatherStormsAccidents and disastersIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 13:01:12 GMTPoll: Turks divided on Erdogan before election, Turkey (AP) — Turks are divided on how they feel about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his bid to become president in an upcoming election, and about their country's direction, according to an opinion poll published Wednesday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionElectionsProtests and demonstrationsNational electionsSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 14:11:24 GMTRevised data: US grew faster in 2nd half of 2013 (AP) — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsRecessions and depressionsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:41:58 GMTCatalan leader insists on holding secession vote (AP) — The leader of Spain's economically powerful Catalonia region has told Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy he intends pushing ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's refusal to allow it.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 13:34:23 GMTRussia counts cost of new economic sanctions (AP) — Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors.LAURA MILLSJUERGEN BAETZhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashTechnologyGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesFinancial servicesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:01 GMTChinese minority scholar indicted for separatism (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country's far west.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 13:54:14 GMTAP PHOTO: Cambodians hear case against Khmer Rouge monks and ordinary Cambodians attended a hearing Wednesday in which a U.N.-backed tribunal prepared for the genocide trial later this year of two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge. The tribunal encourages people to attend the hearings, such as school groups and elderly survivors of the regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:28 GMTChickens share backyards and pests with dogs, cats ANGELES (AP) — The popular push for locally produced food has spawned flocks of backyard chickens in urban neighborhoods nationwide, but people may not realize that feasting on fresh eggs can mean subjecting their more typical household pets to pain from a new pest that hitches a ride on hens.SUE MANNINGaFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleSciencePetsPet healthAnimal healthInsectsCatsDogsTicksSpidersPet careAnimalsMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:50:40 GMTYemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit.AHMED AL-HAJJiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyYemenSanaaMiddle East, 30 Jul 2014 14:55:27 GMTHospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede, Guinea (AP) — Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGuineaConakryWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 13:06:04 GMTAs Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered (AP) — The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustries, 30 Jul 2014 13:04:24 GMTNBA players union elects female executive director Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete compensationMen's basketballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:14 GMTThai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportationGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeThailandChinaBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 30 Jul 2014 14:27:09 GMTMan pleads guilty in Minnesota cartel house case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the four men accused of keeping a "stash house" for a Mexican drug cartel in St. Paul has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeKidnappingViolent crimeLegal proceedingsActs of tortureCrimeLaw and orderOrganized crimeSt. PaulMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:25 GMTUS economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:40:22 GMTSenate heads toward vote on border bill (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite bickering between Democrats and Republicans over which party is to blame for Congress's failure to act.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureEmergency managementImmigration policyPolitical partiesLegislationImmigrationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle EastLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jul 2014 14:33:58 GMTMajor markets little changed after economic news YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks crept higher following news that the economy surged ahead in the spring. Trading was quiet as investors waited for a statement from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday. Most world markets were mixed.MATTHEW CRAFTYURI KAGEYAMAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyMen's soccerSoccerFinancial marketsHealth care industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsMen's sportsSportsUnited StatesRussiaEast AsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeAsia, 30 Jul 2014 14:49:10 GMTPolice: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.aOdditiesCrimeGeneral newsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:35:28 GMTRabe, Wolcott, Bidart among winners of PEN awards YORK (AP) — Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentJournalismNews mediaMediaPerforming artsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:56:56 GMTIndianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months (AP) — An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.aGeneral newsOdditiesLotteriesIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:09 GMTAllison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan YORK (AP) — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentPerforming arts, 30 Jul 2014 14:59:25 GMTLandslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17 DELHI (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersStormsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jul 2014 14:46:57 GMTWellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations YORK (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.MICHELLE CHAPMANfBusinessHealth care reformGovernment-funded health insuranceFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyGovernment programs, 30 Jul 2014 14:29:14 GMTBritish Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls during layovers.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Jul 2014 13:35:28 GMTMicrosoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.htBusinessTechnologyMen's soccerSoccerConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMen's sportsSportsUnited KingdomChinaCanadaAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOceania, 30 Jul 2014 13:49:08 GMTJapan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own.AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJapanChinaHawaiiUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 14:08:19 GMTFitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony YORK (AP) — Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.eArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentTennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsEventsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Jul 2014 14:40:47 GMT2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking (AP) — British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.htGeneral newsHackingTabloidsCrimeJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaTechnology issuesTechnologyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jul 2014 14:57:31 GMT