FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:44:41 -0700Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94Bhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a1ee616dd4b436abe8e84e17ee63dbaHOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a1ee616dd4b436abe8e84e17ee63dbaTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:17:18 GMTTurkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American awardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52ee68ad4c474042b023cc56b9d0e83bANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52ee68ad4c474042b023cc56b9d0e83bTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:25 GMTNYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bc5f3e5bb4c49e89e67db56e9b8b7a6NEW YORK (AP) — When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress.aGeneral newsWeddingsHurricane Sandy 2012OccasionsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bc5f3e5bb4c49e89e67db56e9b8b7a6Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:16:53 GMTChina investigating Microsoft in monopoly casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c2d1794aa404ac6b8119ee211448f1aBEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c2d1794aa404ac6b8119ee211448f1aTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:57:46 GMT2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0ecf3cabb714695b15e574b039acc6aPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0ecf3cabb714695b15e574b039acc6aTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:01:31 GMTUPS 2Q profit drops 58 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46c0c6508324455fa8a6bc6296e4dd0fATLANTA (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) on Tuesday reported net income that declined by 58 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46c0c6508324455fa8a6bc6296e4dd0fTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:08:23 GMTWhale watching boat snagged by rope docks safelyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b802481759ff4bf6a7ea685fbe5ee823BOSTON (AP) — Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.aGeneral newsLobstersAnimalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b802481759ff4bf6a7ea685fbe5ee823Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:18:38 GMTSwiss bank UBS settles German case as profits risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6340bff452b64bc3bedb5f1518429b52GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandGermanyZurichWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6340bff452b64bc3bedb5f1518429b52Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:49:35 GMTAP Sportlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/247712c405ad4d319af626e73d1525321870 — Monmouth Park opens with a five-day race meet.The Associated PresssWomen's sportsSwimmingRecord setting eventsSummer Olympic gamesSportsAquaticsWomen's aquaticsGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/247712c405ad4d319af626e73d152532Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:12:04 GMTAirport in Russia's St. Petersburg evacuatedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b4cefaee6394979bf09a231f603806cST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg has been evacuated because of a bomb threat, police said Tuesday.IRINA TITOVAiGeneral newsBomb threatsEvacuationsSaint PetersburgRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b4cefaee6394979bf09a231f603806cTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:20:32 GMTChina: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9032bea2fbd84a0a9bb1c994cba9e28bBEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9032bea2fbd84a0a9bb1c994cba9e28bTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:02:19 GMTIsrael hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza warhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c9f00ed5c6449a6ba72c985f9d26c18GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.KARIN LAUBPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProduction facilitiesCorporate newsBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c9f00ed5c6449a6ba72c985f9d26c18Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:39:32 GMTStrong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c365c19b351d4b7691d974e40f2ba2bdMEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c365c19b351d4b7691d974e40f2ba2bdTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:08:38 GMTIMF approves new $5B credit line for Moroccohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3be9ff45fe744e61a729d4af0629d1a7RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The International Monetary fund has announced a new, two-year $5 billion credit line for Morocco to support reform efforts.iGeneral newsEconomyBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3be9ff45fe744e61a729d4af0629d1a7Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:32:39 GMTGerman minister: best for Snowden to return to UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e24ba458206148bbbfa502f49a573f84BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home.iGeneral newsGovernment information leaksGovernment surveillanceNational securityIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e24ba458206148bbbfa502f49a573f84Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:30:16 GMTWhale watching boat snagged by lobster trap ropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd493ccb93874a10b529e21134a0b7eeBOSTON (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.aGeneral newsLobstersAnimalsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd493ccb93874a10b529e21134a0b7eeTue, 29 Jul 2014 10:38:04 GMTTV SportsWatchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af7018179ed84d25a9ea7db633e5f2dcESPN2 — Big League World Series, championship, at Easley, S.C.The Associated PresssBaseballProfessional baseballProfessional soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsSportsSoccerTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af7018179ed84d25a9ea7db633e5f2dcTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:11:28 GMTFighter jet crashes in restive eastern Libyan cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da71a0b27f7c48c3a04de9287f0a6886CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan fighter jet has crashed in the restive eastern city of Benghazi amid fighting between Islamist-led militias and forces loyal to a renegade army general.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da71a0b27f7c48c3a04de9287f0a6886Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:36:24 GMTCenter of main rebel city in Ukraine hit by shellshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4a55613fbbf44bd99d327712281510fDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least one person has been killed after three shells hit an apartment block in the center of the main separatist rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar casualtiesExecutive branchEventsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4a55613fbbf44bd99d327712281510fTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:17:35 GMTTeacher who survived Sandy Hook has book dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f0398c2d71b42f894564389025ce479NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal.eArts and entertainmentSandy Hook Elementary School shootingBooks and literatureEventsEntertainmentSchool shootingsShootingsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f0398c2d71b42f894564389025ce479Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:02:38 GMTSt. Petersburg airport briefly evacuatedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a23bacb3be74e78a0dc7595d5fdd92cST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat.IRINA TITOVAiGeneral newsBomb threatsEvacuationsSaint PetersburgRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a23bacb3be74e78a0dc7595d5fdd92cTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:32:56 GMTSenior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/284ba5fdfd694019bf24dd7a4b65f2d5RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/284ba5fdfd694019bf24dd7a4b65f2d5Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:30:34 GMTKosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343eecd31f3e4b509d365593ef5280d4BRUSSELS (AP) — A special European Union prosecutor says there are "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsKosovo WarCrimeSmugglingYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestKosovoEuropeSerbiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343eecd31f3e4b509d365593ef5280d4Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:26:41 GMTTuesday's Time Schedulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86fb6313769f4b86be7117abb408803bL.A. Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.The Associated PresssProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsLos AngelesSeattleNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashingtonNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86fb6313769f4b86be7117abb408803bTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:17:10 GMTMerck 2Q profit more than doubleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15632dc45f3b45b5b53ab71d73e1de5aA big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15632dc45f3b45b5b53ab71d73e1de5aTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:51 GMT22 civilians reported killed in east Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e29aba8146415ea375fce50489516eKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 22 civilians were killed Tuesday by shelling in two conflict-stricken cities in eastern Ukraine, local authorities said.PETER LEONARDMSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsWar casualtiesMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsExecutive branchEventsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e29aba8146415ea375fce50489516eTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:32 GMTWedding reception shut down when brawl breaks outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/192c6933523e4b9693a793ad8f3bf3aeMIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey.aOdditiesWeddingsOccasionsLifestyleNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/192c6933523e4b9693a793ad8f3bf3aeTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:27:10 GMTGaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cac145ff81047fcb4b7d97bde941c4dNEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cac145ff81047fcb4b7d97bde941c4dTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:23:51 GMTThis Date In Baseballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29320555ab134df2b6583301a23c59b11870 — Monmouth Park in New Jersey opened with a five-day race meet.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsRecord setting eventsBaseballProfessional baseballSportsMen's sportsGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballTexasIllinoisNew York CityClevelandKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkOhioMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29320555ab134df2b6583301a23c59b1Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:10:34 GMT16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd4cff0c7a5c49d098119cb27ac74b41GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsWomen's weightliftingDopingCommonwealth GamesWeightliftingDoping regulationsWomen's sportsEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd4cff0c7a5c49d098119cb27ac74b41Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:22:47 GMTSuicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d466ac8d6f4829bf9cf0de81bc4a1dKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsWar and unrestInternational relationsTerrorismCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulKandaharCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43d466ac8d6f4829bf9cf0de81bc4a1dTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:21:48 GMTShelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6739cc1887c14e49953cd3468a456910DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsExecutive branchSeniorsEventsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6739cc1887c14e49953cd3468a456910Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:21:34 GMTQuake shakes Mexico's Gulf coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9b1048a96984c8b90421857dbab47bcMEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken eastern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9b1048a96984c8b90421857dbab47bcTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:12 GMTStudy: 35 percent in US facing debt collectorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a299222eb2924f6ba6e31a1c8f28776cWASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeThink tanksRecessions and depressionsPersonal loansPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsEconomyMcAllenTexasSan JoseUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a299222eb2924f6ba6e31a1c8f28776cTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:06:48 GMTAvoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fae65b0c9bb4a1fa91354a0f362dce9NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fae65b0c9bb4a1fa91354a0f362dce9Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:31:05 GMTReynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb57802a76e49daaa03d204afd7e67dWINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb57802a76e49daaa03d204afd7e67dTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:17 GMTNBA Calendarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4033c352dcd47848d8b96ccc6f381eeAug. 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.The Associated PresssProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4033c352dcd47848d8b96ccc6f381eeTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:32 GMTEurope, Asia stocks up ahead of US datahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a10f95cc565b447d9846e9904d3c4f83SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European and Asian stocks rose Tuesday ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week and despite the possibility of more sanctions on Russia. Wall Street was expected to rise on the open.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsSouth KoreaChinaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a10f95cc565b447d9846e9904d3c4f83Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:07:18 GMTPfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9f2c68087484cb98345f0a8bc97d697NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9f2c68087484cb98345f0a8bc97d697Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:29:29 GMTUS, EU preparing new sanctions against Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/335e4c2c5b7c4524b3f6cbdf5b99972dBRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJULIE PACEiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyRussiaCrimeaEuropeUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/335e4c2c5b7c4524b3f6cbdf5b99972dTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:21:39 GMTWith Israel at war, US lawmakers give full supporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/459abca3ea8d4c5787cf5d2d76bffb5fWASHINGTON (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureCease firesInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaIranNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/459abca3ea8d4c5787cf5d2d76bffb5fTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:54:13 GMTRenault profits rise thanks to cost cutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc876652a9549d3b1979cc848fa11e7PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc876652a9549d3b1979cc848fa11e7Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:39:59 GMTMadagascar billed as surfing paradisehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/072ac9fe7965406fae8f4f0c02029be5JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMadagascarAfricaSouth AfricaEast AfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/072ac9fe7965406fae8f4f0c02029be5Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:39:47 GMTAetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f77515a0bb43d4b3dbc0fa4c9ad0c1Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.TOM MURPHYfBusinessCorporate stockAccess to health careFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesHealth issuesHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f77515a0bb43d4b3dbc0fa4c9ad0c1Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:39:08 GMTPLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0163630c09a044b19ef803f55dec8c8fRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0163630c09a044b19ef803f55dec8c8fTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:38:07 GMTRonstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34deff93590f4b4caec73d174295c6dfWASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34deff93590f4b4caec73d174295c6dfTue, 29 Jul 2014 10:54:39 GMTNHL Calendarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c339e8802d84d9ca077f7f70838e088July 20-Aug. 6 — Salary arbitration hearings held.sNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c339e8802d84d9ca077f7f70838e088Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:44 GMTNFL Calendarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7120348a65f34c038f20ab710a55bb5aAug. 3 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7120348a65f34c038f20ab710a55bb5aTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:09:58 GMTPope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8c2c218c077491ba70151bc7a1f68b0VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityPhilippinesSri LankaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8c2c218c077491ba70151bc7a1f68b0Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:19:58 GMTIn Todd Parr's world, it's OK to make mistakeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd76632a9fba4d6aace1d612f82ae50bNEW YORK (AP) — In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head, spill your milk or eat mac and cheese in the bathtub.LEANNE ITALIEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleParentingRelationshipshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd76632a9fba4d6aace1d612f82ae50bTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:54:04 GMT