FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:22 -0700Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company says its second-quarter profit soared 41 percent on a significant investment gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.JOSH FUNKfBusinessTelevisionFinancial performanceCorporate newsMedia, 01 Aug 2014 21:56:34 GMTNevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.SCOTT SONNERhtBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureCorporate newsGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyRenoNevadaCaliforniaTexasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:01:36 GMTJustice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case (AP) — The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare.PETE YOSTwBusinessGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsGovernment appointments and nominationsJudiciaryGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCourtsState governmentsHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:48:13 GMTTop selling vehicles in the US in July released July U.S. auto sales Friday. Here are the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent sales rose or fell compared with July 2013.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 01 Aug 2014 20:27:58 GMTJPM interested in running The Double for Penske, Ohio (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya would be willing to do "The Double" if team owner Roger Penske approved.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolis 500NASCAREvents, 01 Aug 2014 21:12:45 GMTKing withdraws; Kuznetsova gains Citi Open semis (AP) — Vania King withdrew from the Citi Open before her quarterfinal Friday against two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova because of a right hip injury.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthWomen's sportsUnited StatesMontrealNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 01 Aug 2014 21:23:42 GMTDogs that killed Michigan man will be euthanized, Mich. (AP) — A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.aGeneral newsDogsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeImmigrationMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:09:00 GMTGovernment says GM owner site was faulty (AP) — The government says General Motors vehicle owners should recheck the company's recall identification website if previous checks indicated their cars aren't being recalled.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 01 Aug 2014 22:14:47 GMTIsrael pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire.KARIN LAUBHAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesMissing personsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsAccidentsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptCairoGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:40:16 GMTOfficial: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death YORK (AP) — A chokehold used by a police officer on a New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:31:34 GMTStates try to land Tesla despite Nevada groundwork, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork there is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:58:13 GMTAfter chokehold death, NYC mayor sends sympathy YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is extending his "deepest sympathy" to the family of a New York City man whose death was ruled to be caused by a police chokehold.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:58:09 GMTAmericans with Ebola returning to US for treatment YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesUnited StatesAtlantaWest AfricaNorth AmericaGeorgiaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 22:16:36 GMTEx-banker sentenced in NY insider trading case YORK (AP) — A former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support has been sentenced on New York securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 01 Aug 2014 22:14:46 GMTDenver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:15:56 GMTPlans to kill 2,800 deer on Civil War battlefields, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service has tentatively approved a plan that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees.DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsAnimalsDeerMammalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:27:30 GMTManny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94 Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Café Wha?, has died.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrity, 01 Aug 2014 21:39:41 GMTElliott looking to maintain NASCAR Nationwide lead, Iowa (AP) — Chase Elliott is in the midst of one of the best rookie seasons in NASCAR Nationwide series history.LUKE MEREDITHsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:26:46 GMTBusiness Highlights Associated PressfBusinessConsumer spendingLabor economyProduction facilitiesLegal proceedingsEconomyHealth care industryIndustriesManufacturing sector performanceConsumer products and servicesMedia and entertainment industryMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCorporate newsPoisoningDiseases and conditionsHealthLaw and orderGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:49:19 GMTAllergan sues Valeant, claims fraud in buy attempt, N.J. (AP) — Botox and eye-drug maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drugmaker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsHealth care industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate stockCorporate legal affairsFinancial servicesCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:32:52 GMTSteps North Texas city has taken to save water, Texas (AP) — Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area:aGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementLakesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentWaste managementTexasWichita FallsLubbockUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:30:56 GMTRare whale fossil pulled from California backyard PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.MATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsScienceFossilsSearch and rescue effortsWhalesAnimalsPaleontologyMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:11:16 GMTLinkedIn and Tesla are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fProfessional networkingFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessProducts and servicesCareers, 01 Aug 2014 20:36:52 GMTTrial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate managementCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPersonnelVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:15:26 GMTIllinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune (AP) — The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.SARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsCampaignsIllinoisChicagoSpringfieldSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:31:22 GMTMoody's upgrades Greece's credit rating, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeElectionsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 22:01:46 GMTDonald Young to face Raonic in Washington semis (AP) — There was little reason to think Donald Young would make a deep run at the Citi Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:08:00 GMTYellowstone grizzly, people run-ins drop in 2013, Mont. (AP) — Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the region around Yellowstone National Park dropped last year, but that wasn't enough to reverse a long-term trend of more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase.MATTHEW BROWNtTravelLifestyleBearsAnimalsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMontanaWyomingBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:43:25 GMTBiffle loves his future with Roush-Fenway Racing POND, Pa. (AP) — Gregg Biffle is ready to settle in as the unofficial captain of Roush-Fenway Racing.DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCAR, 01 Aug 2014 20:53:56 GMTParched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.BETSY BLANEYaGeneral newsLakesWeatherWater environmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmentTexasWichita FallsLubbockUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:28:48 GMTWoods, Mickelson together again in a major, Ky. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play together in the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla.sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfEventsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:45:42 GMTProsecutor: Foster father high in hot car death, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas foster father was high on marijuana when he left a 10-month-old girl in a hot car, where she died, prosecutors said Friday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:28:40 GMTObama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty (AP) — Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions against Russia counterproductive.JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsWar and unrestBorder securityDiplomacyInternational relationsGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyMilitary and defenseRussiaMoscowUnited StatesUkraineBelarusEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:13:05 GMTStay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.STEVE SZKOTAKaGeneral newsMarriageNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:12:29 GMTSudanese family 'very tired,' thankful for freedom, N.H. (AP) — The husband of a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence said Friday the family is healthy but "very tired" and grateful for the global efforts to free his wife.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSudanManchesterUnited StatesNew HampshireSouth SudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:08:01 GMTUS job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic growthSalary and benefitsJob huntingPricesLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsCareersEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:44:38 GMTMicrosoft sues Samsung over halt to royalties ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft says it is suing Samsung for calling a halt to the royalties it was paying Microsoft for patents behind the Android operating system.htBusinessTechnologyPatentsIntellectual propertyProducts and servicesCorporate news, 01 Aug 2014 21:13:03 GMTJohn Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash POND, Pa. (AP) — John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.sSportsCelebrityAutomobile racingNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainment, 01 Aug 2014 21:56:16 GMT2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital (AP) — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:19:34 GMTLaw changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.ANNE FLAHERTYhtGovernment and politicsMobile phonesTechnology law and ethicsConsumer protection and advocacyLegislationLegislatureTelecommunicationsIndustriesBusinessConsumer electronicsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTechnology issuesConsumer products and servicesConsumer affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:54:19 GMTColorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants (AP) — Colorado has started issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants regardless of their legal status, marking a dramatic change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 20:41:42 GMTS&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesLabor economyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIsraelUkraineEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle EastEastern Europe, 01 Aug 2014 21:01:59 GMTSierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed.DENNIS PASSAiGeneral newsSportsCommonwealth GamesRoad cyclingEventsCyclingInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGlasgowScotlandSierra LeoneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Aug 2014 21:11:46 GMTLarson wins 1st career pole at Pocono Raceway POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Larson set a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.sSportsMen's sportsAutomobile racingNASCAR, 01 Aug 2014 20:56:40 GMTStrahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction, Ohio (AP) — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.JOHN WAWROWsSportsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelProfessional footballFootballCantonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:13:21 GMTPolice chokehold said to cause NYC man's death YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 22:17:24 GMTChina bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction CITY (AP) — Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100 of them are believed left.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsAnimalsInternational tradePorpoisesEnvironmental concernsDolphinsFishWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEconomyBusinessMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMexicoChinaYangtze RiverUnited StatesCortezNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaColorado, 01 Aug 2014 22:02:24 GMTArmy to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan (AP) — The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.LOLITA C. BALDORwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Aug 2014 21:20:22 GMTReport disputes mom's claim in school altercation ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A report commissioned by school officials disputes a Northern California mom's claim that she did not put her hands on a boy she accused of bullying her daughter, a newspaper reported.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderSanta RosaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:03:39 GMTFired Ohio band head's backers sets up legal fund, Ohio (AP) — Friends of fired Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters have established a legal assistance fund to help him tell his side of the story.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Aug 2014 21:08:55 GMT