FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Aug 2014 02:50:48 -0700Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements in the criminal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.aBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:12:20 GMTEurope in push to stop violence against women (AP) — The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsDomestic violenceViolenceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman welfareHuman rights and civil libertiesFranceEuropeMaltaWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 09:25:30 GMTBrokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsDiplomacyCease firesInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesIsraelNew DelhiCairoIndiaGaza StripMiddle EastTurkeyUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:10:06 GMTGinsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 08:25:23 GMTColorado considers a new look for edible pot (AP) — Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.KRISTEN WYATTaFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:11:48 GMTSouth Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass (AP) — Officials in South Africa say they plan to file charges after the death of a giraffe whose head struck a highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:18 GMTWorld stocks extend slump on Wall Street sell-off KONG (AP) — World stock markets sank on Friday, with European benchmarks opening sharply lower after Wall Street's sharp sell-off. Asian stock markets posted modest losses as strong reports on China's economy countered some of the pessimism.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceEconomic outlookProduction facilitiesCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsCorporate newsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaChinaHong KongUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:24:21 GMTUganda court to rule on legality of anti-gay law, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 07:30:48 GMTJapan provides Vietnam with 6 vessels, Vietnam (AP) — Japan will provide Vietnam with six vessels as part of a grant aid package that will boost Hanoi's maritime security patrol capacity at a time the country is locked in a territorial standoff with China in the South China Sea.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsVietnamJapanHanoiChinaSouth China SeaEast China SeaSoutheast AsiaAsiaEast AsiaGreater China, 01 Aug 2014 06:23:30 GMT4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastEgyptJerusalemCairoQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 07:55:58 GMTInterfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin (AP) — A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsReligionIslamJudaismSocial affairsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 07:43:46 GMTCouple channel grief into retreat for veterans TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsVeteransBombingsMichiganIraqUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 06:28:46 GMTSyrian refugee women face sexual exploitation EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesSex in societyCrimeViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 07:12:13 GMTFor sale: A nearly nonexistent insurance agency (AP) — One of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., is quietly trying to sell a $100 million insurance agency that doesn't appear to exist.JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal insuranceIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 08:27:18 GMTGlobal trade deal goes back to drawing board (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relations, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:15 GMTTropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha (AP) — Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Aug 2014 09:04:33 GMTGaza officials: Israeli tank fire kills 4 Palestinians after cease-fire CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials: Israeli tank fire kills 4 Palestinians after cease-fire.iGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 07:45:42 GMTQuotations in the News"This is not a time for congratulations and joy, or anything except a serious determination, a focus, by everybody to try to figure out the road ahead. This is a respite. It's a moment of opportunity, not an end; it's not a solution. It's the opportunity to find the solution." — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Gaza which will begin Friday morning.The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisability sportsSports, 01 Aug 2014 07:01:17 GMTMore bodies found in Indonesia's 2 boat disasters, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said Friday.iGeneral newsIslamHolidaysSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 07:49:36 GMTPoll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president's handling of world events.CONNIE CASSJENNIFER AGIESTAwGovernment and politicsPublic opinionInternational incidentsForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesSocial affairsGeneral newsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesUkraineMiddle EastFloridaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 07:58:31 GMTTown changed, even with girls' killer behind bars, Okla. (AP) — Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:30:55 GMTCIA director reverses himself on Senate spying (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyIntelligence agenciesSeparation of powersLegislatureEspionageCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:38:28 GMTRBS half-year profits surge to $2.39 billion (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it made a net profit of 1.42 billion pounds ($2.39 billion) in the first half of the year, up from 535 million pounds in 2013, as it warned that Scottish independence could dent its business.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 09:41:43 GMTTropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean (AP) — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaribbeanBarbadosUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:07:16 GMTUSDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections (AP) — The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsFood safetyProduction facilitiesPublic healthHealthProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 08:30:35 GMT'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsDopingCommonwealth GamesDoping regulationsEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 09:38:56 GMTUkrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Aug 2014 09:21:54 GMTMacau casino revenue falls for 2nd straight month KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 08:01:03 GMT3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day Gaza cease-fire on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in a 25-day-old war that has killed more than 1,450 Palestinians, mainly civilians, and more than 60 Israelis, nearly all soldiers.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsCease firesTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 07:16:21 GMTSteelmaker ArcelorMittal sees US, Europe improving (AP) — ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, says it swung to a profit in the second quarter on higher steel shipments and better margins, and it sees improving markets in the United States and Europe.fBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 06:34:43 GMTWitness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair, Va. (AP) — The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:08 GMTYosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further.aGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:02:43 GMT4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire went into force on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in the 25-day-old Israel-Hamas war, but Gaza officials said the lull was broken after nearly two hours when Israeli tank fire killed at least four Palestinians.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 08:21:13 GMTGas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwanese port, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsMaterials industryTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 07:02:14 GMTUN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July (AP) — The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the country, capturing the second largest city Mosul.Associated PressiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Aug 2014 08:48:44 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfNew York City MarathonMen's sportsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMarathonsTrack and field, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:20 GMTColorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsLegislatureColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:12:51 GMTA solid start for Woods, the lead for Leishman, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods began his title defense in the Bridgestone Invitational with a perfect tee shot down the middle of the fairway and a shot that covered the flag until it settled 10 feet behind the hole. Three putts later, he walked off with a bogey.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsRyder CupEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 07:51:37 GMTMud, rain hamper landslide rescue in India, India (AP) — Rescue workers in India say they are having trouble using sniffer dogs and equipment to detect signs of life after a landslide engulfed a village because of continuing rain and thick, heavy mud. Dozens of people are still missing.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 09:37:20 GMTBaseball Capsules (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthMen's sportsTexasMichiganDetroitCaliforniaLos AngelesSt. LouisKansas CitySan DiegoClevelandTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriOhioOntarioCanada, 01 Aug 2014 06:29:37 GMTJapan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea (AP) — Japan on Friday named five uninhabited small isles belonging to an island group in the center of a dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beijing and another claimant, Taiwan.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsJapanEast AsiaTaiwanChinaEast China SeaBeijingAsiaGreater China, 01 Aug 2014 09:22:53 GMTGaza truce unravels within hours CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesWar casualtiesInternational relationsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 09:44:05 GMTFlorida preserve brings wolves, people together, Fla. (AP) — At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans — and for a $25 fee, they even let visitors mingle with a wolf pack.MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELaGeneral newsAnimalsWolvesFloodsWildlifeAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationMammalsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 08:46:46 GMTHouse GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsBorder securityLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelCentral AmericaAlabamaNorth AmericaMiddle EastLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Aug 2014 08:04:16 GMTDow has worst drop since February: What happened? Dow Jones industrial average plunged 317 points on Thursday, wiping out its gain for the year. It was the biggest drop since February and gave the index a loss for July after five straight months of gains. Here are some questions and answers about the sell-off and what might come next.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicators, 01 Aug 2014 07:02:15 GMTHearing set on stabbing suspect's mental health, Wis. (AP) — The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:19:32 GMTEbola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia, Somalia (AP) — A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has cancelled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the breakout of Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSomaliaSierra LeoneEast AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:37 GMTMarte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4 (AP) — Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night.JOSE ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 06:43:26 GMTLawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. The bill raises the money through:wGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 08:47:35 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on foreign policy and President Barack Obama's approval ratings was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionForeign policyInternational relationsSocial affairsGovernment policy, 01 Aug 2014 07:59:24 GMT