FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:52:01 -0700Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7da76a6fc7e447028d9b723b4951b5b4ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements in the criminal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.aBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7da76a6fc7e447028d9b723b4951b5b4Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:12:20 GMTEurope in push to stop violence against womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa038e07653049a3968505f4649c617fPARIS (AP) — The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsDomestic violenceViolenceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman welfareHuman rights and civil libertiesFranceEuropeMaltaWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa038e07653049a3968505f4649c617fFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:25:30 GMTBrokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbdfb3ce6dc6497e85018d824cbfeffcNEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.LARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCease firesMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesIsraelCairoMiddle EastGaza StripIndiaTurkeyUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbdfb3ce6dc6497e85018d824cbfeffcFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:24:13 GMTContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9189d01551e64cbe9e03289086120013NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentWages and salariesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9189d01551e64cbe9e03289086120013Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:26:43 GMTItaly, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd9a57a278c24256bebae08f8110765fBRUSSELS (AP) — The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia.iGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyDiplomacyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPolandItalyEuropeRussiaEastern EuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd9a57a278c24256bebae08f8110765fFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:48:54 GMTChrysler US sales climb 20 percent in Julyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4e0e64b6d36454881c61bce4bb107baAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4e0e64b6d36454881c61bce4bb107baFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:17:53 GMTPope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02007bbcbbdf4156a38f5633f8b00e7eROME (AP) — Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02007bbcbbdf4156a38f5633f8b00e7eFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:01:10 GMTSouth Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpasshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42137c740e0846dea85b7ad592e6df27JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsAnimalsAnimal welfareWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42137c740e0846dea85b7ad592e6df27Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:12:29 GMTLarge expert team reaches Ukraine crash sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1d5c11fdc5049309b02847da3f1753bHRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashMissing in actionAccidentsWar and unrestEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1d5c11fdc5049309b02847da3f1753bFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:20:45 GMTWorld stocks extend slump on Wall Street sell-offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83b210746be942f49d29c1c6ab99f4beHONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets sank on Friday, with European benchmarks opening sharply lower after Wall Street's sharp sell-off. Asian stock markets posted modest losses as strong reports on China's economy countered some of the pessimism.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceEconomic outlookProduction facilitiesCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsCorporate newsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaChinaHong KongUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83b210746be942f49d29c1c6ab99f4beFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:24:21 GMTAt White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2786145300c5446e9fabf6db6a17d5b1WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.JOSH LEDERMANeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityDisability sportsMen's tennisTennisSportsMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2786145300c5446e9fabf6db6a17d5b1Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:28:36 GMTLawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301bcca945014670a52ec4f0dc04a285DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301bcca945014670a52ec4f0dc04a285Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:56:56 GMT2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cb2bc5266044a7bb1d4be61900fc28fGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.aGeneral newsScienceGrand RapidsMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cb2bc5266044a7bb1d4be61900fc28fFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:29:47 GMTGreenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise released by Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c37b08d6ffdf48508fb0c5f172da6952MOSCOW (AP) — Greenpeace International says a ship held by Russian authorities for nearly a year has been released and is on its way back to the Netherlands.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaAmsterdamEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c37b08d6ffdf48508fb0c5f172da6952Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:25:27 GMTAppeal keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38c83a667f514622854239547e2ce660PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison — only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.iBusinessGeneral newsCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38c83a667f514622854239547e2ce660Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:46:24 GMTEurope started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63ed60a5cb164cf3b83d5fec3a282337SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17. He became known as the first Commonwealth soldier to die on the Western Front of World War I, likely killed by German gunfire.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsWorld War IWar and unrestEventsUnited KingdomBelgiumFranceGermanySarajevoEuropeRussiaWestern EuropeBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63ed60a5cb164cf3b83d5fec3a282337Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:56:02 GMTExpert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71ed79b6382f458897cc45937916b0faCALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump.aGeneral newsAccidentsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWeatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71ed79b6382f458897cc45937916b0faFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:31 GMTPoland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprisinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e682c235aa1e4d7690720bf739ba82ddWARSAW, Poland (AP) — On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, Poland is honoring the fighters and victims of the rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, sounding sirens and singing insurgent tunes.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e682c235aa1e4d7690720bf739ba82ddFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:51:32 GMTIsraeli army says soldier "feared" captured by Gaza militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6fb467d1adc409e99727e295ab5fa87JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army says soldier "feared" captured by Gaza militants.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6fb467d1adc409e99727e295ab5fa87Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:47:25 GMTBurger King 2Q profit rises 19 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b2e27d4cffd4fb3a37f9db6c0034eabMIAMI (AP) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) on Friday reported net income that climbed by 19 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b2e27d4cffd4fb3a37f9db6c0034eabFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:35:45 GMTPolice: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c42c511a534d454e8d9bb159d1ad71c6SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.eArts and entertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsEntertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c42c511a534d454e8d9bb159d1ad71c6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:32:19 GMTSolid US job gains expected for 6th straight monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd0e59d72c44dbeb75ff3c2bfc33448WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd0e59d72c44dbeb75ff3c2bfc33448Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:15:16 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a760ef102ac4e97bccd17455b321d84Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a760ef102ac4e97bccd17455b321d84Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:10:40 GMTGlobal trade deal goes back to drawing boardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47ffdd701ce947c2acc282eb40a8445dGENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47ffdd701ce947c2acc282eb40a8445dFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:15 GMTIsraeli soldier 'feared' captured in Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/990f81bb5f8a4fc289cf9b46e5ca8c7aJEURSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar casualtiesCease firesInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastJerusalemCairoQatarGazaEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/990f81bb5f8a4fc289cf9b46e5ca8c7aFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:58:31 GMTSevered leg found in Dublin recycling planthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/708c2dd357354e219c05d0e25b15f166DUBLIN (AP) — A severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/708c2dd357354e219c05d0e25b15f166Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:20:58 GMTUsher 'overwhelmed' by supporters of foundationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f639e20cae33472a9d5865abee2ab753ATLANTA (AP) — Rhythm and blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th anniversary luncheon.JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f639e20cae33472a9d5865abee2ab753Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:34:47 GMTRBS half-year profits surge to $2.39 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3019b360133f439eb1700f24f5174022LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it made a net profit of 1.42 billion pounds ($2.39 billion) in the first half of the year, up from 535 million pounds in 2013, as it warned that Scottish independence could dent its business.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3019b360133f439eb1700f24f5174022Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:41:43 GMTOhio lawmaker proposes LeBron license platehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bc99503479c477fb4f459ed6c967662COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to create a specialty license plate celebrating the homecoming of LeBron James.aGeneral newsSportsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bc99503479c477fb4f459ed6c967662Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:20:13 GMTSlovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furloughhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4709b17810e9434fbd005c927d5f0272LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been granted a brief prison furlough to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSloveniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4709b17810e9434fbd005c927d5f0272Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:17:00 GMT'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's dopinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e17a127c09e409ca14fd803f0574b00GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter faces being stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal after her backup doping sample confirmed a previous finding for banned substances.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsDopingWomen's weightliftingCommonwealth GamesWeightliftingDoping regulationsWomen's sportsEventsGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e17a127c09e409ca14fd803f0574b00Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:51:56 GMT27 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3d8d670b480492987284c3d7a6361f6GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsCease firesWar casualtiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastJerusalemCairoUnited StatesGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3d8d670b480492987284c3d7a6361f6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:25:00 GMTP&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aa06e9484134569b3560f019c029ee3CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aa06e9484134569b3560f019c029ee3Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:43:55 GMTUgandan court invalidates law that strengthened criminal penalties against homosexualshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/536d1873aa0f4ddaa9ab068886aac4c2KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan court invalidates law that strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals.iGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/536d1873aa0f4ddaa9ab068886aac4c2Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:34:28 GMTUkrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c5a3ad3dec6458f854cad5df344d58bHRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c5a3ad3dec6458f854cad5df344d58bFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:21:54 GMTWitness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac6e1425c44948508ce8f6a6aee436dfRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac6e1425c44948508ce8f6a6aee436dfFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:08 GMTOfficial says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a5c459b3581488fa47c2c108372debfGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a5c459b3581488fa47c2c108372debfFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:04:36 GMTIraq's top Shiite cleric appeals to politicianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88ce48b42b57426481a0fdc9f24966f8BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIslamPolitical resignationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsIraqMiddle EastBaghdadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88ce48b42b57426481a0fdc9f24966f8Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:21:38 GMTUganda court invalidates anti-gay lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47352713e56847579fd019f2c1fb951bKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47352713e56847579fd019f2c1fb951bFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:57:19 GMTUN: More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in Julyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f779f24b8cd43cc91e25ebf72e2c4e2BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar casualtiesWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f779f24b8cd43cc91e25ebf72e2c4e2Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:37:09 GMTBlast flattens police building eastern Libyan cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89e77f84547348dfba2e9e7fe94b114dBENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Benghazi early Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the eastern Libyan city.OMAR ALMOSMARIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89e77f84547348dfba2e9e7fe94b114dFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:24:55 GMTMud, rain hamper landslide rescue in Indiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65a31e89acd14f5dab6f5f3dfecbd337MALIN, India (AP) — Rescuers searching for dozens of people still missing after a landslide in western India said Friday that sniffer dogs and machines to detect signs of life were all but useless in 15 feet (4.5 meters) of heavy mud and debris.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65a31e89acd14f5dab6f5f3dfecbd337Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:10 GMTMurder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec73fca5aa144cff9758ea5a0130a16eLAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeDogsCrimeLegal proceedingsMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec73fca5aa144cff9758ea5a0130a16eFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:35 GMTJapan names 5 disputed islets in East China Seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0d261080da4e749ff6515390528658TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday named five uninhabited small isles belonging to an island group in the center of a dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beijing and another claimant, Taiwan.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsJapanChinaEast AsiaTaiwanEast China SeaBeijingAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0d261080da4e749ff6515390528658Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:43 GMTGaza truce unravels within hourshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e59aae3e6f42ab98074ec2632034fbGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesWar casualtiesInternational relationsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e59aae3e6f42ab98074ec2632034fbFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:44:05 GMT35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47e97b68389342b7a31ec19cd356325fGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar casualtiesCease firesMissing personsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastGazaQatarEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47e97b68389342b7a31ec19cd356325fFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:18:21 GMTTaiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7acf796326b9481bad4250d0ebfda7f5KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and injured 267.GLADYS TSAIiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsSearch and rescue effortsEmergency managementMunicipal governmentsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7acf796326b9481bad4250d0ebfda7f5Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:59:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7685042ab4e45e08ca9581e2b827d59City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs.The Associated PressaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7685042ab4e45e08ca9581e2b827d59Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:56:09 GMTEbola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/610d5f069b12408b9024fb0f11790424MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has cancelled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the breakout of Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSomaliaSierra LeoneEast AfricaAfricaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/610d5f069b12408b9024fb0f11790424Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:37 GMTGreenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/773a7d23158a4bfb8f5b25be6d26d837MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaAmsterdamEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/773a7d23158a4bfb8f5b25be6d26d837Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:30:45 GMT