FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jul 2014 17:56:51 -0700Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session LOUIS (AP) — To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsGays and lesbiansProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:17:16 GMTMcDonald's could be liable for labor practices YORK (AP) — McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsContracts and ordersCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:23:22 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 regulationsClimateEnergy and the environmentProtests and demonstrationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityMaterials industryPolitical and civil unrestColoradoUnited StatesDenverKentuckyArizonaMontanaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:52:53 GMTESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports transactionsSports businessRadio programsSports media, 29 Jul 2014 22:37:28 GMTTree-trimming helicopter crashes in Ohio; man hurt, Ohio (AP) — A tree-trimming helicopter carrying an aerial saw has crashed in western Ohio, injuring the pilot.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOhioBellefontaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:35:28 GMTCorrection: Music-Eric Clapton story, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:31:29 GMTFood writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime."REGINA GARCIA CANOaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleNewspapersSubpoenasCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNews mediaMediaBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProducts and servicesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculture, 29 Jul 2014 23:49:38 GMTLast crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIEventsJapanAtlantaGeorgiaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:12:45 GMTJudge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence YORK (AP) — A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."TOM HAYSaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciary, 30 Jul 2014 00:48:01 GMTJury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.STEVE KARNOWSKIaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:07:16 GMTCrews make gains on 2 California wildfires SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersAnimalsNatural disastersHorsesMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:32:44 GMT5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.REGINA GARCIA CANOaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleLegal proceedingsNewspapersOnline news mediaSubpoenasFood safetyJournalismLaw and orderNews mediaMediaOnline mediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturePublic healthBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:55:19 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 23:07:21 GMTUS appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsHealthAbortionWomen's healthNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthSportsUnited StatesMississippiJacksonNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:48:36 GMTMotion filed to dismiss Ala. penis amputation suit, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.aGeneral newsCircumcisionMen's healthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHealthAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:15:05 GMTVending firm ex-official sentenced in Pepsi scheme, N.J. (AP) — A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsFraud and false statementsCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 29 Jul 2014 23:15:04 GMTRory McIlroy ready to get back to work, Ohio (AP) — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsBritish Open GolfPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsUnited KingdomAkronOhioWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:50:35 GMTNCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthAthlete injuriesCollege sportsHead injuriesLegal proceedingsWomen's sportsSports governanceLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessInjuriesHealthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:44:26 GMTIvanovic lone seeded player to win, Calif. (AP) — No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday.RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:30:50 GMTObama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.NEDRA PICKLERaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:34:53 GMT4 charged with murder in death of USC student ANGELES (AP) — Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeInternational studentsTheftEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationHuman welfareChinaLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:28:50 GMTArraignment delayed for teens in USC student death ANGELES (AP) — An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsInternational studentsLaw and orderTheftEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationHuman welfareHigher educationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:17:57 GMTLawyers for Hollywood sex abuse accuser want out (AP) — Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.OSKAR GARCIAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHollywoodHawaiiLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:13:08 GMTEast Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million, Texas (AP) — Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.aGeneral newsCrimeTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:40:32 GMTCalifornia lifeguard injured by lightning improves ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.aGeneral newsAccidentsAthlete injuriesAccidents and disastersAthlete healthSportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:37 GMTSenate amends highway bill, delaying final action (AP) — The Senate has amended a House-passed highway bill. The move delays until later this week final congressional action for keeping federal highway funds flowing to states through the November election.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislation, 29 Jul 2014 22:09:09 GMTArgentina talks go long as debt deadline looms YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister has joined negotiators who are in New York trying to prevent the South American nation's second default in 13 years.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNew York CityManhattanNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Jul 2014 23:52:32 GMTMissionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.aGeneral newsHealthEvacuationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:31:29 GMT6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico, Mexico (AP) — Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.iGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jul 2014 21:53:21 GMTAP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:09:41 GMTTwitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate news, 30 Jul 2014 00:23:36 GMTSenate passes highway bill, sends it back to House (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsUnited States General ElectionGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegislationEventsGeneral electionsMedia and entertainment industrySports businessSports, 30 Jul 2014 00:38:37 GMTBroken water main floods UCLA; drivers rescued ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.aGeneral newsHigher educationFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidentsAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:33:30 GMTOfficials: Indiana sheriff gave prostitute uniform ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy's badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to get rid of the evidence, authorities said Tuesday.BRUCE SCHREINERCHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew AlbanyIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:35:03 GMTAustralia rules out new sanctions against Russia, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government is focused on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsRussiaAustraliaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:13:39 GMTSafarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open (AP) — Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sports, 29 Jul 2014 22:02:50 GMT2 dead, 2 hurt in Vegas carjacking, home invasions VEGAS (AP) — Two men were killed and two women were seriously injured Tuesday in a wild Las Vegas crime spree that included a carjacking, two home invasions, a stabbing, a fake hostage situation and a deadly police shooting.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:44:48 GMTReview: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown's a delicious moment in "Get On Up," Tate Taylor's new James Brown biopic, when Brown — played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly magnetic performance — is about to appear on the T.A.M.I. Show, a multi-act concert filmed in 1964.JOCELYN NOVECKaGeneral newsMoviesArts and entertainmentEntertainmentMusic, 29 Jul 2014 22:49:16 GMTWashington ferry reaches dock after losing power (AP) — A Washington state ferry that lost power while carrying hundreds of passengers on the ferry system's busiest route has reached dock.aGeneral newsWashingtonSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:23:18 GMTTexas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseHigher educationHispanicsHealthEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessTexasUnited StatesAustinNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:49:05 GMTPlayer gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer says a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack has won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsProfessional baseballLaw and orderBaseballMen's sportsBridgeportConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:44:04 GMTBody of young stowaway found in US cargo plane (AP) — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesTransportation safetyTransportationMilitary and defenseAfricaWest AfricaMaliGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:55:15 GMTHoward to call Premier League games during season Howard's next super-human feat: doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer.RACHEL COHENeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's sports2014 FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSports mediaMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsInternational soccer, 29 Jul 2014 22:13:16 GMTDetroit bankruptcy trial delayed until Aug. 21 (AP) — A trial to determine if Detroit gets out of bankruptcy has been delayed by a week to Aug. 21.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 21:57:33 GMT3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation would move its headquarters from a storied, decades-old home in the nation's capital to a new location in the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesVirginiaMarylandDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:33:43 GMTMan claims tampering in case over bombing videos LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over his public records request for surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Tuesday that one of his witnesses backed out after being visited by government officials last week.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsBombingsLaw enforcement agenciesNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesUtahNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:03:34 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 22:47:04 GMTBellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas VEGAS (AP) — The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino was identified late Tuesday as a Kansas man with a criminal record who celebrated after the heist with prostitutes and a spending spree on the Las Vegas Strip.SCOTT SONNERMICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeTheftViolent crimeLaw and orderLas VegasKansasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jul 2014 00:03:42 GMTLawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds (AP) — The House and Senate have passed competing versions of legislation to prevent the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityLegislatureLegislationGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 23:42:53 GMTMan dies after Las Vegas carjacking, home invasion VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man has died after he was shot in his home during a Las Vegas crime spree that included a carjacking and two home invasions. One of the suspects is also dead.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jul 2014 22:38:52 GMT