FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jul 2014 04:19:34 -0700Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeTheftLaw and orderLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:14:58 GMTTaiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.JOHNSON LAICHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsAccidentsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 10:15:21 GMTRussian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.LAURA MILLSNATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyAccidentsGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 10:36:34 GMTMcNuggets pulled from sale in HK after meat scare KONG (AP) — McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 10:19:25 GMTAir travel a leap of faith for passengers (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.wBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEventsBurkina FasoUnited StatesMaliWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 07:33:13 GMTSurgeons in India remove 232 teeth from teen, India (AP) — Dental surgeons in India's largest city say they have removed 232 small "tooth-like structures" from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare medical condition.iGeneral newsOdditiesSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentHealthIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:13 GMTGerman airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIsraelTel AvivGermanyEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 07:44:51 GMTJordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said, while eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.OMAR AKOURiGeneral newsInternational incidentsCivil warsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftSyriaAmmanJordanMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 10:26:13 GMTUK economy grows 0.8 pct to reach pre-crisis size (AP) — Official figures show Britain's economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time since the 2008 global banking crisis.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 10:05:23 GMTLittle sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politics2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingPolitical action committeesNational electionsElectionsEventsCampaignsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:15:08 GMTFrance sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsFranceAlgeriaMaliWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaWest AfricaNigerBurkina FasoAlgiers, 25 Jul 2014 09:03:20 GMTHamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesPublic opinionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jul 2014 07:22:36 GMTCause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 10:32:55 GMTUK economy grows to surpass pre-crisis peak (AP) — Britain's economy has grown to surpass the peak it reached in 2008, before the global banking crisis caused a deep recession, official figures showed Friday.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 10:44:15 GMTStage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France, France (AP) — Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.sSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:08 GMTAfghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road.iGeneral newsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:28:40 GMTPot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsCommunity and neighborhood groupsSmoking laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsDenverColoradoArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 07:13:08 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsTerritorial disputesHealthWar and unrestIsraelMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:55 GMTRussia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns (AP) — Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing economic pressure over its policies in Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 10:14:08 GMTIsrael hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to expand its operation or consider ideas for a cease-fire.DANIEL ESTRINIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestBlockadesProperty damageCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemTel AvivGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 25 Jul 2014 10:11:46 GMTJapanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla' (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.YURI KAGEYAMAhtArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentWorld War IIEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyEventsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 09:53:55 GMTFox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalAnimation and comicsEventsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 09:38:24 GMTGerman business confidence drops for 3rd month (AP) — German business confidence fell for a third consecutive month amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, though consumer confidence in Europe's largest economy remained robust, surveys showed Friday.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLeading economic indicatorsEventsGermanyEuropeUkraineMiddle EastWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 10:21:03 GMTToppled crosses in China spur defiance VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsChristianityMunicipal governmentsReligionLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesBuilding codesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment regulationsChinaShanghaiBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:43:39 GMTAPNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsState legislatureGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureState governmentsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment regulationsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:15 GMTAustralia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site (AP) — Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsAustraliaUkraineEuropeRussiaOceaniaEastern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 07:38:02 GMTEuro hurdles champ out of Comm Games for doping, Scotland (AP) — European 400-meter hurdles champion Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after becoming the second Welsh athlete suspended for a doping offense this month.sSportsCommonwealth GamesEventsScotlandGlasgowWalesEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 10:55:15 GMTIraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption (AP) — Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.RYAN LUCASQASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment payGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessBaghdadUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 10:55:31 GMTPhilippine soldiers clash with militants; 5 dead, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of an American woman and her teenage son, a military report said Friday. Two government militiamen were killed and two others were wounded.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsKidnappingWar and unrestCrimePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 08:55:55 GMTTowering worry: Small holes cause big jitters, South Korea (AP) — For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth Korea, 25 Jul 2014 08:27:15 GMTCalif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't mean any harm.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 09:27:56 GMTNorway: group from Syria en route to commit terror, Denmark (AP) — The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror in the West," adding that Norway has been "concretely named" as the target.iGeneral newsNorwayDenmarkSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 25 Jul 2014 10:05:47 GMTWhat Obama said then and now on super PACs President Barack Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he's embracing some of the same secretive elements of unlimited funding system that he long has railed against.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingSeparation of powersPolitical action committeesPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 25 Jul 2014 08:16:23 GMTSouth Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner, South Korea (AP) — South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 10:26:17 GMTDeadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.Associated PressaGeneral newsFungiTreesBeetlesNational parksNatural resource managementWetlandsEnvironmental concernsPlantsInsectsAnimalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentWildlifeUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessWater environmentMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 09:21:51 GMTVa. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay.aGeneral newsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersState governmentsHealthProperty damageAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 09:10:55 GMTCentral American leaders convening at White House (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesLegislatureImmigrationGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesHondurasDistrict of ColumbiaGuatemalaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:09:04 GMTSon of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained, South Korea (AP) — South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.iBusinessGeneral newsArrestsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 10:47:21 GMTOhio State band marches on after director's firing, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff.aGeneral newsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 11:04:58 GMTBSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks (AP) — London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a European pay TV giant, by buying stakes from 21st Century Fox.iBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMediaUnited KingdomEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:35 GMTTaliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said.iGeneral newsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 25 Jul 2014 09:13:12 GMTFrench president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found (AP) — French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.iGeneral newsFranceMaliWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:24 GMTHistoric Civil War battle sites have a mobile app (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.htGeneral newsTechnologyAmerican Civil WarMobile mediaMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyEventsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleMediaAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:35:15 GMTMercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, out-pacing teammate Nico Rosberg and extending the dominance of the Mercedes team.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingHungaryEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 10:04:12 GMTUkraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border (AP) — The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 08:28:17 GMTGerman business confidence drops again (AP) — German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 08:23:05 GMTFamily feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.DENISE LAVOIEaBusinessGeneral newsBoycottsLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsRebellions and uprisingsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 10:12:52 GMTTranscript shows concerns during Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jul 2014 08:02:40 GMTWorld markets drift ahead of US data next week, India (AP) — European stock markets were down Friday, while Asian markets took cheer from U.S. unemployment claims falling to an eight-year low. Traders were generally cautious at the end of the week, taking a wait-and-see attitude before another set of U.S. indicators due in coming days, including second quarter GDP.KAY JOHNSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsEventsIndiaUnited StatesEast AsiaUkraineRussiaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jul 2014 09:19:38 GMTBlack box found at site of Air Algerie crash (AP) — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashTerrorismAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNigerFranceBurkina FasoOuagadougouMaliAlgeriaWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Africa, 25 Jul 2014 10:35:17 GMT