FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:26:14 -0700World stocks drift after US Fed stays coursehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a848efab919444aea64ece79678c0fa6MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly easy monetary policy that has underpinned gains in global stock markets for several years.KAY JOHNSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsIndiaChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a848efab919444aea64ece79678c0fa6Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:45:31 GMTTibetan monk cremated in Nepal without protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7f2a2b23f424daba75259a169c4e8d6KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles recited prayers and offered white and orange scarves Thursday during the cremation ceremony for a revered Tibetan monk, whose funeral in Nepal nearly fell victim to regional politics.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsBuddhismFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsReligionPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsNepalTibetBhutanSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7f2a2b23f424daba75259a169c4e8d6Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:01:10 GMTSaint's remains return to Hawaii permanentlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/700e94fc57d24689a1446157560bfaedHONOLULU (AP) — The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHawaiiSyracuseHonoluluNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/700e94fc57d24689a1446157560bfaedThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:54:18 GMTIsrael calls up another 16,000 reserveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d770ad25cd8e435cb3b49ed4ffbdf0f7JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis.PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d770ad25cd8e435cb3b49ed4ffbdf0f7Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:55:40 GMTImmigration courts speed up children's caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e32e8661c8e84d4ca24e17b01676ea8cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.AMY TAXINaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsImmigrationLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e32e8661c8e84d4ca24e17b01676ea8cThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:52 GMTSorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e985a551e99447abde41730f196b6d8LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationMen's basketballCollege basketballAthlete recruitingAccidents and disastersBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustrial products and servicesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e985a551e99447abde41730f196b6d8Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:39:25 GMTCho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committeehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390b0cf14c71433ba00e9abe7c20a6a1SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.HYUNG-JIN KIMiBusinessGeneral newsSportsTable tennisSports governanceWinter Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsSouth KoreaPyeongchangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/390b0cf14c71433ba00e9abe7c20a6a1Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:50:50 GMT19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beacheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/593978228d5e4570905b997686d6b658KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — At least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistani beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents, rescuers said Thursday.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsIslamAccidentsAccidents and disastersReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/593978228d5e4570905b997686d6b658Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:27:11 GMTSanofi 2nd quarter profit surgeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4731104e263641a19d695bcd60cb6bcdPARIS (AP) — French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4731104e263641a19d695bcd60cb6bcdThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:02:35 GMTGOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservativeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f804f5846cc5490a83aa7383cb2cf7bbWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f804f5846cc5490a83aa7383cb2cf7bbThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:09:16 GMTMississippi's Senate candidates to appear togetherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dbd83f4ab224aec90e7f062d1389452PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureState legislatureState governmentsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dbd83f4ab224aec90e7f062d1389452Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:52:02 GMTState Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tacticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8c7b159f7bf4c8297590be701c96043WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesInternational relationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8c7b159f7bf4c8297590be701c96043Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:08:17 GMTAlcatel loss narrows in 2Qhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd1bd3e41c0142708f74acbb8f24138bPARIS (AP) — Telcommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd1bd3e41c0142708f74acbb8f24138bThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:07:26 GMTSony surprises with first quarter profithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3737fc694f2148d2aa06bf4b3af6d986TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3737fc694f2148d2aa06bf4b3af6d986Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:00:11 GMTWorld Cup adds froth to German beer saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8bd5a995096471099a126d9beed3c3eBERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title.fBusinessSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccerSoccerEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMen's sportsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8bd5a995096471099a126d9beed3c3eThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:14:05 GMTPanel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6210f9425fe485d9c4dda8c5c4ffbe2TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiCorporate crimeUtilitiesEventsCorporate newsCrimeIndustriesTsunamisNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6210f9425fe485d9c4dda8c5c4ffbe2Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:30:41 GMTAdidas issues profit warning on Russia, golf riskshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dcdbacd171e4d54b771eb82b9916f0eBERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas has lowered its full-year profit target, citing risks in the Russian market and weakness at its golf business.fBusinessGermanyRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dcdbacd171e4d54b771eb82b9916f0eThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:19 GMTChina lets 1st foreigners into army news briefinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a98ed4997be64af4a652007dd3a28a92BEIJING (AP) — Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from reaching the Defense Ministry.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsJournalismNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a98ed4997be64af4a652007dd3a28a92Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:29:55 GMTUN official: Vietnam violates religious freedomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b205dbc550c14a5bbb09ec707bd7e94fHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official who went to Vietnam to assess religious freedom there said Thursday that security agents closely monitored his visit and people he wanted to meet were harassed and intimidated.iGeneral newsReligionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b205dbc550c14a5bbb09ec707bd7e94fThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:17:55 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ca060d720dd44f6812b41740bd80131"President Putin says that he's committed to ensuring that our workers can get on to the site. Well, we've now tried four days in a row and we can't get on to the site and this is heartbreaking." — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ca060d720dd44f6812b41740bd80131Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:01:39 GMTAP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e207876892434214a6bfacf1fb0420b3IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsAnimalsMountain lionsWildlifeAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMammalsProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e207876892434214a6bfacf1fb0420b3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:35 GMTIsrael vows to destroy Hamas tunnelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8712249817834aa989f041753038365bJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire."PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesProperty damageInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territoriesGazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8712249817834aa989f041753038365bThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:19:16 GMTIsrael PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7da438abdb7c4a9dbcafefb2e50b908bJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7da438abdb7c4a9dbcafefb2e50b908bThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:04:58 GMTAP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec8892ff0626461f916ede45e20ce161IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsAnimalsMountain lionsWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMammalsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec8892ff0626461f916ede45e20ce161Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:32:53 GMTExpat Turks begin voting in presidential electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24c665e1e43e4996a2dff8d19ee3ee8cANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turks living abroad have begun casting votes in Turkey's first direct presidential elections. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are casting votes in their countries of residence.iGeneral newsVotingElectionsNational electionsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24c665e1e43e4996a2dff8d19ee3ee8cThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:26:24 GMTSwiss central bank reports $17.7B half-year profithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cabefd9febe4ec390dcd1eb6c67a19cGENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's central bank posted a profit Thursday of 16.1 billion Swiss francs ($17.7 billion) for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cabefd9febe4ec390dcd1eb6c67a19cThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:36:04 GMTAlcatel loss narrows in 2Q but revenue stagnateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c29a94ce1186458299d4459464bee8dcPARIS (AP) — Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c29a94ce1186458299d4459464bee8dcThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:49 GMTSpain rail strike hits busy vacation period starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/850f5e56d93b441d9e348d74888a4f15MADRID (AP) — Spanish train workers have begun a nationwide strike as one of the country's busiest holiday periods kicks off.iGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/850f5e56d93b441d9e348d74888a4f15Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:10:42 GMTAussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23df272610b541b7af48fa90363b085bGLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.iGeneral newsSportsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderGlasgowAustraliaScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23df272610b541b7af48fa90363b085bThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:38 GMTLos Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0b6641e38341258b368773934e2584A torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0b6641e38341258b368773934e2584Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:41:04 GMTPhilanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e5d8e3a9dfa4881aaf589d77b7c9d3bWASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsArt galleriesArt museumsVisual artsLegal proceedingsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e5d8e3a9dfa4881aaf589d77b7c9d3bThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:48:48 GMTHaunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprisinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d5d4a704aa64a3ab7ff7962cc44ea36WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polish struggle against the Nazis — becoming a messenger and a guard.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestNazismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d5d4a704aa64a3ab7ff7962cc44ea36Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:16:21 GMTSiemens earnings up 27 pct in April-June quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30d4d77f669c4429b259ccc887e117d3BERLIN (AP) — Siemens says its net profit rose 27 percent in the April-June period after earnings a year earlier were weighed down by restructuring costs, though the strong euro hurt its revenue and new orders figures.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30d4d77f669c4429b259ccc887e117d3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:36:53 GMTChina allows foreign reporters at news conferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a5f72dfae5429594fddeb0c433ec7bBEIJING (AP) — Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from ringing through to the Defense Ministry.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsJournalismNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a5f72dfae5429594fddeb0c433ec7bThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:09:13 GMTUkraine parliament to vote on PMhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/811647cd3e434fda97389e001df13a03KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/811647cd3e434fda97389e001df13a03Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:57:37 GMTText of Lois Lerner's email exchangehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29537e4e0b2d4cbfb2a4f19924f69780Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29537e4e0b2d4cbfb2a4f19924f69780Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:12:39 GMTWoman, 80, dies, pilot injured in San Diego crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddc517e3294047a29b8d5d4456c3f593SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportationSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddc517e3294047a29b8d5d4456c3f593Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:29:27 GMTNokia in wireless network deal with Panasonichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e4db2494c7b4ed0baff98513b2f846aHELSINKI (AP) — Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan's Panasonic Corp.htBusinessTechnologyWireless technologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e4db2494c7b4ed0baff98513b2f846aThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:13:56 GMTSpain evacuates embassy staff from Libyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2722989619144234a787ae831eb34b7fMADRID (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli.iGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSpainLibyaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2722989619144234a787ae831eb34b7fThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:03:19 GMTAB InBev earnings rise, sees US improvinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e10c63f1a66b4566bd654a1f02b35823AMSTERDAM (AP) — Budweiser brewer AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, says sales and underlying earnings grew in the second quarter, with 7.2 percent growth in Brazil, thanks in part to the World Cup, and it sees an improving economic outlook in the U.S.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e10c63f1a66b4566bd654a1f02b35823Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:15:53 GMTFacebook's Internet.org expands in Zambiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115ef678e99d4c4c905ae6e062a3417cNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaJob huntingOnline mediaMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCareersZambiaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115ef678e99d4c4c905ae6e062a3417cThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:25 GMTRevered Tibetan Buddhist monk cremated in Nepalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a792d4994d604ae9a2a4c336614498d3KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles in Nepal have prayed for a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk during his cremation ceremony but have refrained from holding political rallies.iGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsBuddhismNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a792d4994d604ae9a2a4c336614498d3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:19:05 GMTPanasonic, Tesla to build big US battery planthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ce1dd67617440e79f861039aaf0a1ffTOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProduction facilitiesAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCorporate newsUtilitiesEnergy industryIndustrial technologyJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ce1dd67617440e79f861039aaf0a1ffThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:14:07 GMTKey prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91d11958ab664ea8897a3f065194c757RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsShoppingLaw and orderLifestyleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91d11958ab664ea8897a3f065194c757Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:13:45 GMTEurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2bfc97c7ac46cf83692c5a0a0005aeBRUSSELS (AP) — Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc2bfc97c7ac46cf83692c5a0a0005aeThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:56 GMTAdidas issues profit warning on Russia riskshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f526a7f59d140e595d53220dc7969ebBERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine.GEIR MOULSONfBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesRussiaGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f526a7f59d140e595d53220dc7969ebThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:19 GMTFast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scareshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/158d3e8b0f3e44269b676839606d2f20BEIJING (AP) — Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFood safetyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPublic healthHealthAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaBeijingShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/158d3e8b0f3e44269b676839606d2f20Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:54:09 GMTCeremony to mark return of saint to Hawaiihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2027109f5d44c53a6fc13c358c86059HONOLULU (AP) — Remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHawaiiHonoluluNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2027109f5d44c53a6fc13c358c86059Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:47:11 GMTState Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tacticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb287cc05b90400bbd71454067e01739WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House document says the State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb287cc05b90400bbd71454067e01739Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:32 GMTLandslide buries Indian village; at least 30 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb3521be6ac84d198d3bda3f53f7fb25MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.MANISH MEHTAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb3521be6ac84d198d3bda3f53f7fb25Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:27 GMT