FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 13:54:24 -0700Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session LOUIS (AP) — To guard against another Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:38:23 GMTDetroit water department placed in mayor's hands (AP) — Control of Detroit's massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor's office.COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsExecutive branchUtilitiesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:58:43 GMTAPNewsbreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.MATT VOLZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:48:13 GMTCBS shifts schedule to boost ratings for 'Extant' YORK (AP) — "Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run.DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTV newsTelevisionMediaNews media, 29 Jul 2014 20:37:51 GMTClean-air rules assailed as too much, too little (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.DAN ELLIOTTRAY HENRYaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentClimateProtests and demonstrationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityMaterials industryPolitical and civil unrestColoradoUnited StatesDenverKentuckyArizonaMontanaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:18:14 GMTUS, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia (AP) — Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.JULIE PACEJOHN-THOR DAHLBURGwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsRussiaMoscowEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:21:42 GMTSenate confirms McDonald as VA secretary (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransHealth care reformLegislatureCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyCabinetsLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:36:22 GMTOKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers YORK (AP) — Think you're in control? Think again.Mae AndersonhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:43 GMTBiotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400 drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessLayoffsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsPersonnelCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:46:58 GMTImmigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsImmigrationPolitical issuesNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsMaineLewistonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:30:49 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:08 GMTPoll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANJENNIFER AGIESTAaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionImmigrationPolitical ethicsGangsSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesUnited StatesMcAllenCentral AmericaShermanTexasArkansasNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 20:23:54 GMTPennsylvania town gets wet yet again on Rain Day, Pa. (AP) — It's just a sprinkle, but it counts enough for people in a southwestern Pennsylvania town to celebrate Rain Day.aOdditiesPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:51:28 GMTTop doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsPublic healthInfectious diseasesWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaMonroviaTogoGuineaFreetownNigeriaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 20:17:46 GMTGlobal task force created after plane shot down (AP) — The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation said Tuesday it is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCanadaMalaysiaUkraineMontrealNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeQuebec, 29 Jul 2014 19:51:43 GMTPesky pig that scared kids on Maine trail captured, Maine (AP) — An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed.aOdditiesMaineWatervilleUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:06:44 GMTIsrael hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMunicipal governmentsAccidents and disastersCease firesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jul 2014 19:48:23 GMTOfficial: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba, Aruba (AP) — Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.DILMA ARENDS GEERMANDAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsCrimeSmugglingArubaVenezuelaNetherlandsOranjestadCaribbeanUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:21 GMTEscaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination? FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:44:44 GMTMcDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer' YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesWages and salariesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:47:34 GMTCrayola to open family attraction in Orlando, Pa. (AP) — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country if the new place does well.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaBusinessGeneral newsAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEastonOrlandoFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:35:43 GMT4 charged with murder of USC student from China ANGELES (AP) — Two young men and two teenagers have been charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesChinaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 19:51:27 GMTCentenarian gets honorary high school diploma PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.aGeneral newsOdditiesEducationSocial affairsProvidenceRhode IslandFall RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 29 Jul 2014 20:29:28 GMTHow Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 29 Jul 2014 20:19:04 GMTNielsen's top prime-time programs for July 21-27 viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.The Associated PressfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTV newsBroadcast televisionTelevisionMediaNews media, 29 Jul 2014 20:30:01 GMTLawyers for Hollywood sex abuse accuser want out (AP) — Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse say they want out of the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.OSKAR GARCIAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:44:33 GMTUS bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port WORTH, Texas (AP) — The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive.EMILY SCHMALLaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeEnergy industryIndustriesTurkeyIraqUnited StatesBaghdadTexasMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:40:00 GMTTexas: Gay-marriage ban best for children (AP) — Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.NOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageConstitutionsRelationshipsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLifestyleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:46:49 GMTCorning and Windstream are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessCorningNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:13 GMTEx-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsCelebrityLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCouplesGovernment and politicsCrimeMarriageLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:59:49 GMTVegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody VEGAS (AP) — A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.aGeneral newsSportsGamblingPokerRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 29 Jul 2014 19:44:12 GMT3 reporters subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three reporters for a food safety publication have been subpoenaed in the $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime."REGINA GARCIA CANOaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFood safetySubpoenasLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate newsPublic healthHealth, 29 Jul 2014 20:43:48 GMTAPNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.MATT VOLZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesHigher educationLegislatureMilitary and defenseEducationSocial affairsUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:29:21 GMTAmerican Express 2Q profit rises 9 percent YORK (AP) — American Express Co. (AXP) on Tuesday reported earnings that rose by 9 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:32 GMTMother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago sued the agency on Tuesday, saying her son was walking home after playing basketball with his girlfriend and friends when he was hit in the back by 10 bullets.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryArmed forcesMilitary and defenseMexicoArizonaUnited StatesTucsonNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 20:20:43 GMTStocks close lower ahead of economic reports YORK (AP) — The stock market is ending with a modest loss as investors wait for a series of big economic reports later in the week.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 20:18:51 GMTTwitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high FRANCISCO (AP) — Stronger-than-expected results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:38:18 GMTArtist's foundation sues NYC's Chelsea Hotel YORK (AP) — A foundation that safeguards pop artist Larry Rivers' legacy says the owner of New York's Chelsea Hotel has removed, and won't return, a loaned painting that hung in the lobby.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPaintingVisual artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:02:34 GMTGrain lower, beef mixed and pork lower (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:43:27 GMTSafety board finds fault in derailment, response errors led to a 2012 train derailment in New Jersey that released a dangerous gas into the air, sickening residents and emergency responders, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in a scathing report.GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsEmergency managementAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 29 Jul 2014 20:31:09 GMTMan wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.STEPHEN SINGERaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:21:55 GMTJones' HOF induction adds to Seattle's big year, Wash. (AP) — As Walter Jones started going through names to give his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he constantly came back to his son Walterius.TIM BOOTHsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 19:46:44 GMTHouse panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap (AP) — A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureArmed forcesImpeachmentsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesUnited StatesAfghanistanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Jul 2014 20:19:12 GMT$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsLegislatureLiver diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:17 GMTHouse to vote on slimmed-down bill for border (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:36 GMT3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault (AP) — A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon will soon return to Japan.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJapanHawaiiEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:37 GMTObama: US imposing sanctions on energy, finance and arms sectors of Russia with 'bigger bite' (AP) — Obama: US imposing sanctions on energy, finance and arms sectors of Russia with 'bigger bite'wBusinessGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jul 2014 19:46:34 GMTCanada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org (AP) — Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Canada's top research and development organization, the Canadian government said Tuesday.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTheftEspionageScienceGovernment and politicsCrimeClassified informationCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesChinaCanadaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:22:05 GMTAP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.aBusinessGeneral newsPaintingVisual artsArts and entertainmentWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 20:45:07 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration 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 politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairs, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:10 GMT