FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:09:58 -07:00Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, tell gunmen to give uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cde036a6a19427e9075be9c76a8ad70Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:31:47 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Tuesday captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city of Aleppo, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cde036a6a19427e9075be9c76a8ad70The Latest: Archbishop of Rouen: Slain priest was 84http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50fa008c50804cfc83755ad5cbeca44dTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:13:50 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50fa008c50804cfc83755ad5cbeca44dNYPD: Man with swords in both hands menaced people in parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d5ad327f1394916ab9ab4e8d1255e78Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:12:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they had to use a stun gun to subdue a man who was menacing people at a Brooklyn park with swords in both hands.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d5ad327f1394916ab9ab4e8d1255e78The Latest: Japan attack victims included 10 women, 9 menhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de19fd12e9c94d4dabf921d2f095cbe0Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:51:30 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de19fd12e9c94d4dabf921d2f095cbe0The Latest: Clinton ascends to nomination, will make historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2edb0b38c6ab4fd8a24ce88cad81f7a3Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:30:34 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2edb0b38c6ab4fd8a24ce88cad81f7a32 Turkish generals, former Istanbul governor detainedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35fb7a33a23047d7b204f4441e76719aTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:24:50 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan and a former Istanbul governor have been detained as part of a crackdown in the wake of Turkey's July 15 failed coup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35fb7a33a23047d7b204f4441e76719aRe-elected Vietnam prime minister vows to defend sovereigntyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5573b592e4ad4f198f93fde31ba12087Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:23:43 GMTHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister vowed to defend the country's sovereignty in the South China Sea as he was re-elected Tuesday by the rubber-stamp National Assembly.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5573b592e4ad4f198f93fde31ba120875 Russian canoeists, including Olympic champ, get Rio banshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4fddeb7b2f9419fb149e9962cb66871Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:52:25 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko and four other Russian canoeists have been barred from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being named in a recent report alleging a state-sponsored doping cover-up.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4fddeb7b2f9419fb149e9962cb66871Virginia woman charged after dog left in hot car dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e80e47321a44e9ca05b7b061fb28a4bTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:16:33 GMTFALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police say a dog died after it was left in a hot car outside a northern Virginia pet store on a day when temperatures in the region hit 100 degrees.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e80e47321a44e9ca05b7b061fb28a4bFilm company pleads guilty over 'Star Wars' onset accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d6adb1dc83f429096dc1c40cfe5d199Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:26:46 GMTLONDON (AP) — A film production company has admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d6adb1dc83f429096dc1c40cfe5d1992 attackers, 1 hostage killed in in Normandy churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e7a3dc790064c5da7e851d6ab9cc42fTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:21:18 GMTPARIS (AP) — Two attackers seized hostages Tuesday in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing one hostage by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, a French security official said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e7a3dc790064c5da7e851d6ab9cc42fThe Latest: Hollande suspects IS in church attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c7f2cf23701434e8e44ebc86d10c655Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:56:27 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c7f2cf23701434e8e44ebc86d10c655Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclubhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beecc19f622044458f04ea18633353aaTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:27:40 GMTFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/beecc19f622044458f04ea18633353aaSouth Sudan president replaces rival as vice presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/833faccfd39345dcab9119a0a604fff9Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:36:59 GMTJUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's president on Tuesday replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid renewed clashes with government forces. The move threatens an already fragile peace deal in a country ravaged by civil war.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/833faccfd39345dcab9119a0a604fff9French president suggests Islamic State group is behind church attack that left priest deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25d47019ac445c1bec396f7e6559985Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:43:15 GMTPARIS (AP) — French president suggests Islamic State group is behind church attack that left priest dead.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25d47019ac445c1bec396f7e6559985German police say shots fired at Berlin hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a958a63918430696b85bea9ef167ceTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:42:42 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German police say shots have been fired at a hospital in Berlin. They said the shots were fired Tuesday around 1 p.m. local time at a hospital in the southwestern neighborhood of Steglitz.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a958a63918430696b85bea9ef167ceMetal pole nearly impales South Florida girl in minivanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a769db73de69428598223e0b26a34137Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:45:34 GMTCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A metal pole went through the windshield of a minivan that crashed through a fence in South Florida and narrowly missed hitting a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car seat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a769db73de69428598223e0b26a341372 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08ea0ed9ce044fe78611425f22c70b8eTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:28:21 GMTPARIS (AP) — Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08ea0ed9ce044fe78611425f22c70b8eObama aide to China: S. China Sea tensions should be reducedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f731e8fb9bfd417a851e053c773d8943Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:09:49 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. government official says National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese officials that countries should work to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, but that the U.S. would continue to carry out military operations there that have angered Beijing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f731e8fb9bfd417a851e053c773d8943Prosecutors: Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2617593ad5004847b3d6f77c07c5f3b3Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:06:37 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say statements that imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has made prove he isn't "deserving of leniency."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2617593ad5004847b3d6f77c07c5f3b3DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street's 2Q hopeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf614cbe7eca4aa28d27ad110bec7cffTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:04:19 GMTWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont topped most expectations in the second quarter as the chemical maker cut costs ahead of its tie up with Dow Chemical, and it upped its profit outlook for the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf614cbe7eca4aa28d27ad110bec7cffNortheast India rains kill 7, force 1.2 million from homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aeb1477be6f45b2aa1ce5c66d9b3569Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:20:19 GMTGAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy rains and floods have killed at least seven people and forced around 1.2 million to leave their water-logged homes in India's northeastern state of Assam.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aeb1477be6f45b2aa1ce5c66d9b3569Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59913cdabdbd4c21b67fe181dd5478d5Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:46:51 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national museum says it will put on display later this week a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy that shows signs of some modern-day afflictions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59913cdabdbd4c21b67fe181dd5478d5Trade group raises 2016 sales growth forecast to 3.4 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b281c841d5444a0bf89afff86624bd4Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:12:29 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A trade group raised its forecast Tuesday for retail sales growth this year to 3.6 percent, with more help from online sales, as the economy improves.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b281c841d5444a0bf89afff86624bd4The Latest: Hearses arrive at site of Japan knife attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c5edf93b844025b3d0a400dad782dcTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:07:43 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11c5edf93b844025b3d0a400dad782dcHot, hard days ahead for firefighters on California blazehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94083db2a3774204ae8700c23d633c73Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:21:43 GMTSANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94083db2a3774204ae8700c23d633c73Convention: Different reactions in booth and on floorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4804c803a0c74ae28a4c6be76f3f2fc0Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:58:28 GMTCBS News' Scott Pelley was succinct: "Bernie Sanders heals the breach."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4804c803a0c74ae28a4c6be76f3f2fc0Caterpillar beats Street 2Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f02919b03da1427580ee6987eae59fc7Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:50:54 GMTPEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $550 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f02919b03da1427580ee6987eae59fc7Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dd9a3fb55f54868ab39e612a205c983Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:07:55 GMTCAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dd9a3fb55f54868ab39e612a205c983Afghan official says major offensive against IS underwayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f26ca13e1e8454087099d120793a7d2Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:46:53 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a military offensive has been launched against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f26ca13e1e8454087099d120793a7d2Italian rightwing leader compares female pol to blow-up dollhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f8a3413ecab429aa153f1bf642e09cdTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:38:08 GMTMILAN (AP) — The outspoken leader of Italy's right-wing, anti-EU Northern League party has refused to apologize for comparing the lower house speaker to a blow-up sex doll.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f8a3413ecab429aa153f1bf642e09cdAB InBev ups offer for SABMiller after Brexit pound slumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39fe58620bce48e38e3d7f87e966170cTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:49:27 GMTLONDON (AP) — Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share after pressure from investors who had seen the value of the bid drop as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39fe58620bce48e38e3d7f87e966170cOfficial investigate mom who livestreamed daughter's beatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e8de27421cc4eb183b605a7d8dfceebTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:25:52 GMTSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have turned over to child welfare authorities the case of a mother who took over her daughter's Facebook page and streamed a live video of herself beating the teen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e8de27421cc4eb183b605a7d8dfceeb2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f6d095f80b144d290551a8d7d6a62e2Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:49:13 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the U.N. Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f6d095f80b144d290551a8d7d6a62e2Indonesia readies prison island for drug convict executionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2296371ad7f643d8a55cc870797097ecTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:55:10 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island as authorities prepare to execute people convicted of drug crimes for the third time since President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected in 2014.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2296371ad7f643d8a55cc870797097ecGerman who killed 2 young boys sentenced to life in prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bf30167624c453b956cad0ee0be0b09Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:25:57 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A court near Berlin on Tuesday convicted a 33-year-old German security guard of kidnapping, abusing and murdering two small boys — including a child refugee — and sentenced the man to life in prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bf30167624c453b956cad0ee0be0b09American pastor expelled from Russia in LGBT casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2e99953c6774887835534bd3e394515Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:45:58 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Jim Mulcahy was sitting with some Russian friends, munching cookies and talking about Roman mosaics, when the Russian police came and took him away, claiming he was planning to perform a same-sex marriage. Hours later, the American pastor was ordered to leave Russia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2e99953c6774887835534bd3e394515Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01ce66592683419280836a44c409347dTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:20:26 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01ce66592683419280836a44c409347dDuPont tops Street 2Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04cfb5f0f8484582911c703cec1b9ba7Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:25:17 GMTWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.02 billion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04cfb5f0f8484582911c703cec1b9ba7Rihanna, Metallica set for Global Citizen Festivalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2852d63cea754655a566122806b63eb1Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:05:40 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival this fall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2852d63cea754655a566122806b63eb1Authorities relax curfew in Kashmir city; protests persisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/721ad4797b384a22b15be03c679ddbb5Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:41:29 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities lifted a curfew in most of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city Tuesday after a 17-day security lockdown, but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/721ad4797b384a22b15be03c679ddbb5The Latest: Sarandon waits to be convinced to back Clintonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/576019aedbe5437285d780c61a28d35aTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:02:59 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/576019aedbe5437285d780c61a28d35aMiami mother tells court missing toddler is deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5fc3526bb84b9fa35b611d9d1322b9Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:13:39 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Miami police are continuing to search for a missing 2-year-old, even though the child's mother has told a judge that the child died.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5fc3526bb84b9fa35b611d9d1322b9Kerry says N. Korea should learn from Iran, end nuclear armshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67f812aff14741b79a69efa92e458da8Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:03:39 GMTVIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, warning that there will be consequences if it does not stop.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67f812aff14741b79a69efa92e458da8Police shooting of man with gun in boot deemed justifiedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/099253e94f55423993fbcc0e52ff999cTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:39:42 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says two Cleveland park rangers were justified in fatally shooting an arrested man who fired at one of them with a gun he had stashed in his boot.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/099253e94f55423993fbcc0e52ff999cNurse accused of stabbing autistic boy with needle 6 timeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa48925f92e6439b9982e1f71a773339Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:55:14 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing an autistic boy with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa48925f92e6439b9982e1f71a773339Room heat blamed for problem prompting hotel evacuationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2f4b1c76025415aba11c152c37f8cb1Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:23:23 GMTWARREN, Mich. (AP) — Officials say the use of a heater in a Detroit-area hotel room raised carbon monoxide levels to a dangerous high, causing a couple and their dog to pass out and forcing the evacuation of the establishment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2f4b1c76025415aba11c152c37f8cb1Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c388f2c21f6b4f0aa56759a7c6f7957fTue, 26 Jul 2016 10:47:51 GMTSAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c388f2c21f6b4f0aa56759a7c6f7957fGerman officials vow more checking of migrants after attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22a2622d54ff4eeb80f9c6d5486780f7Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:42:41 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Top security officials in Germany called Tuesday for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and also announced that more police officers will be hired following four attacks in the country in the span of a week — two of them claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22a2622d54ff4eeb80f9c6d5486780f7Film company guilty in 'Star Wars' accident that broke leghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8199ed6c0d3449aa82a5ee5ed570ad9Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:56:03 GMTLONDON (AP) — A film production company on Tuesday admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8199ed6c0d3449aa82a5ee5ed570ad9