FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:24 -0700Dutch declare day of national mourning HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Jul 2014 18:17:11 GMTWorking-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio, Ohio (AP) — Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingDemographicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:56:38 GMTOhio woman has long road ahead after rock attack, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-sized rock thrown from an interstate overpass in central Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull: keep her alive.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimePennsylvaniaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:45:15 GMTCalifornia firm issues nationwide fruit recall, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:09:00 GMTCorrection: Obit-Thomas Berger story YORK (AP) — In a story July 22 about the death of author Thomas Berger, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the main character in his novel "Little Big Man" fought with the Cherokees at the Battle of Little Big Horn. He fought with the Cheyenne.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureMoviesObituariesEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:05 GMTFAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTel AvivIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:12 GMTHospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsExtraditionNazismWar crimesCriminal investigationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCrimePhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:19:41 GMT7th death blamed on 2013 Philly building collapse (AP) — The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday linking his death to the catastrophe.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:31 GMTInfighting as split emerges among Syrian rebels (AP) — Fighters of an al-Qaida affiliate seized a northern border town in Syria from rival rebels, activists reported Tuesday, as new infighting threatened opposition gains.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 18:28:04 GMTRacehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine.iGeneral newsSportsDopingHorse racingUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 19:18:35 GMTMilitary suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help (AP) — Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.wGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:27 GMTAirlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationGeneral newsEventsIsraelTel AvivMalaysiaUnited StatesUkraineGaza StripMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 22 Jul 2014 18:58:28 GMTFreida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK (AP) — Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSummitsCelebrityInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited KingdomEgyptAfricaMaliNorth AfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeWest Africa, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:02 GMTTaping of James Holmes sanity exam mulled in court, Colo. (AP) — A judge in the Colorado theater shooting cases says he will rule this week on whether a doctor will be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:54:35 GMTOhio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years (AP) — An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOhioClevelandAshlandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:20:39 GMTUK announces inquiry for Russian spy death (AP) — The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.SYLVIA HUIGREGORY KATZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEspionagePoisoningNational governmentsCrimeDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Jul 2014 18:55:16 GMTBond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesBankruptcy figuresGovernment pensions and social securityRetiree financesEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPersonal financeFinancial performanceCorporate newsOwnership changesProducts and servicesDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:07 GMTWorking late in life, directors refuse to say cut a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 18:21:07 GMTChinese woman in seed corn case released on bond MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.aBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeCorporate legal affairsTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsEspionageEconomyLaw and orderChinaIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:54 GMTGov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsSmugglingImmigrationArrestsCrimeGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:17:28 GMTUS military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194 of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:47:35 GMTToronto Film Festival unveils lineup YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentToronto International Film FestivalEventsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:59:05 GMTUN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesWar and unrestInternational relationsCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Jul 2014 19:17:46 GMTMd. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs (AP) — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:09 GMTSouthwest, South score low on child welfare index, N.M. (AP) — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.aGeneral newsHuman welfareSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeBusinessNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:49:28 GMTCanada deports members of human trafficking ring, Ontario (AP) — Twenty members of a Hungarian human trafficking ring that brought people to Canada from eastern Europe have been deported.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeCanadaOntarioHungaryNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 18:55:38 GMTIraq Christians flee with little more than clothes, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did manage to take along.MEHMET GUZELSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChristianityReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIraqMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 18:20:45 GMTGeorge Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeetlesInsectsAnimalsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:52:31 GMTUS job-training review emphasizes data, employers (AP) — As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.wBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment programsProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:37:13 GMTClippers CEO, Shelly Sterling expected to testify ANGELES (AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires in probate court over the proposed sale of the NBA team.LINDA DEUTSCHaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesSports governanceMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:05:56 GMT170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.aGeneral newsOdditiesBellevilleIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:15:53 GMTEx-miner asks Congress for help on black lung (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.wGeneral newsHealthLegislature hearingsLegislatureGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:49:51 GMTPolice probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.aGeneral newsOdditiesCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:14:18 GMTLawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core ROUGE, La. (AP) — Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:23:52 GMTJudge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO YORK (AP) — Thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock, a judge has ruled.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate stockCorporate newsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:58 GMTReview: Kitten's debut album is synth heaven, "Kitten" (Elektra)MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 22 Jul 2014 18:58:04 GMTGaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.TIA GOLDENBERGKARIN LAUBiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar casualtiesAir travel disruptionsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing personsAir travelCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsTravelLifestylePalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptTel AvivCairoLibyaTripoliNetherlandsGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:53:12 GMTAt 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.aGeneral newsScienceWeatherVolunteerismSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:55 GMTCause of Williston fire unknown, flights cancelled, N.D. (AP) — A massive fire was still burning Tuesday afternoon 12 hours after it began at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsFiresAir travel disruptionsAir qualityAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:05:38 GMTJets eliminating paper season tickets RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.sSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:58:56 GMTCause of Williston fire unknown, flights canceled, N.D. (AP) — A massive fire at an oil supply company was burning itself out Tuesday afternoon, 12 hours after it began in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsFiresAir travel disruptionsAir qualityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:53:44 GMTThe Source mag launches expo, all-star concert YORK (AP) — The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentHip hop cultureLifestyleBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:42 GMTDan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The man who invented the popular magicJack device has died in Florida. He was 52.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:07:36 GMTUS stocks climb as earnings reports roll in YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesEuropeNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:53:00 GMTFord says new F-150 can compete with rivals, Mich. (AP) — Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:59 GMTBlack colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.JESSE WASHINGTONaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityWorkplace discriminationHigher educationGovernment and politicsEducationSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesVotingElections, 22 Jul 2014 18:12:25 GMTMontana judge to be censured over rape comments, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCensuresCrimeJudiciaryPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCourtsState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsMontanaHelenaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:20 GMTTo fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests (AP) — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeState legislaturePolitical corruptionGangsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderViolent crimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:06:39 GMTHernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defense said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:37 GMTAir France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv (AP) — Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsIsraelGermanyTel AvivEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 22 Jul 2014 18:57:55 GMT