FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Jul 2014 09:58:44 -0700House advances lawsuit bill (AP) — Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHealth care reformLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulations, 24 Jul 2014 16:46:02 GMTGov: Senator in plagiarism row deserves respect, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he didn't know that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized parts of his master's thesis when he appointed the former National Guard general to the Senate earlier this year.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsPolitical resignationsLegislatureCampaignsVeteransArmed forcesInternational relationsMilitary and defenseElectionsMontanaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIraqHelenaMiddle EastArkansas, 24 Jul 2014 16:28:20 GMTAuthority wanted snow removal priority for NFL (AP) — Newly released documents show the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority wanted assurances that the National Football League would get priority plowing in the event of snowfall during Super Bowl week.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaMinneapolisSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:22:16 GMTHamilton hoping to extend Mercedes contract, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes would like to extend his contract with the Formula One team beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal.PABLO GORONDIsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingHungaryEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 16:08:03 GMTUS stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Thursday as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:33:15 GMTVarying health premium subsidies worry consumers (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180.KELLI KENNEDYaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsPersonal insurancePersonal financeEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsGovernment financeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:13 GMTTop seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku, Azerbaijan (AP) — Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsAzerbaijanBakuEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 16:27:53 GMTMother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast (AP) — A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:41:54 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsTransportation safetyTel AvivIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:47:02 GMTRicky Martin to be judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico' CITY (AP) — And the fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is: Ricky Martin.iGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 16:44:26 GMTNibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 16:02:06 GMTVirginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground CHARLES, Va. (AP) — A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:43:46 GMTIraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul (AP) — Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRASAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestGovernment transitionsTerrorismLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsNational governmentsIraqMiddle EastBaghdadUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:10:28 GMT2 hurt, $2M damage in South Tahoe hotel fire LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials at South Lake Tahoe are investigating the cause of a blaze that did more than $2 million damage to a two-story hotel on Ski Run Boulevard and sent two people to the hospital.tTravelLifestyleFiresAccidents and disastersGeneral newsSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:42:26 GMTBiden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityEconomyAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessOhioUnited StatesCincinnatiNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:10:57 GMTSuspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint, Fla. (AP) — Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession.sSportsSports transactionsDrug-related crimeSports governanceArrestsDopingSports businessCrimeGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderJacksonvilleEdmondOklahomaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:57:20 GMTClapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze', Tenn. (AP) — For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music.CHRIS TALBOTTeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:01 GMTFamily: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks, Ind. (AP) — Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.tTravelLifestyleOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationEnvironment and naturePacific OceanIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:20 GMTUN says aid to Syria being used as 'tactic of war' NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help.iGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 24 Jul 2014 16:08:21 GMTUnion Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:51:31 GMTFord 2Q net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:09:41 GMTVegas customs line set to shorten with new program VEGAS (AP) — Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines.tTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:43:41 GMTGM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.fBusinessAutomobile showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsFinancial performanceAutomobilesLifestyleNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:29:57 GMTState ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.aGeneral newsSnakesLakesAnimalsWater environmentReptilesEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:15:45 GMTSkydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.aGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:53 GMTBaldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArrestsCelebrityLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:49 GMTDetroit museum to start putting up art in suburbs, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area.tTravelLifestyleVisual artsPaintingPublic artArts and entertainmentMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:51:10 GMTNokia sees brighter future without handset unit (AP) — There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.JARI TANNERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsHelsinkiFinlandEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:47 GMTSwiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop (AP) — Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCrimeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 16:16:31 GMTUkrainian prime minister announces resignation, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.DAVID McHUGHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsNational governmentsLegislatureElectionsUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 16:01:53 GMTArizona execution rekindles death penalty debate, Ariz. (AP) — The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:43 GMTOil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill (AP) — Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:46:58 GMTSenator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:26 GMTIMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014 (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.The Associated PresswBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomic growthEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyChinaEuropeUnited StatesRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 16:14:13 GMTTaiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash, Taiwan (AP) — Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.RALPH JENNINGSJOHNSON LAIiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTaiwanEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:50 GMTUN chief condemns attack on UN school in Gaza NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning a deadly attack on a U.N. school for Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza that killed many Palestinians who sought refuge there from Israeli shelling as well as U.N. staff.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 16:34:16 GMT2 Texas football players charged with sex assault, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.JIM VERTUNOsSportsViolent crimeArrestsCollege footballWomen's sportsCrimeSex in societyFootballGeneral newsLaw and orderCollege sportsSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:38:25 GMTRangers promote RHP Nate Adcock after Soria trade YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers have promoted right-handed reliever Nate Adcock from the minors, a day after trading closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers.sSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSportsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:46:49 GMTCruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.CONNOR RADNOVICHtTravelLifestyleTravel safetyLegislatureCrimeGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:14 GMTUS pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsVolunteerismEmbassiesGovernment programsSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsKenyaAfricaUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:01 GMTDunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.fBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:21:53 GMTHermes names new womenswear designer (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as its new womenswear designer.fBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 16:13:42 GMTPope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderItalyRomeSudanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 16:16:42 GMTSergio Perez excited about home Mexico GP in 2015, Hungary (AP) — Formula One driver Sergio Perez is confident preparations will be completed in time so his Mexico homeland will be able to host a grand prix in 2015, its first since 1992.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneHungaryMexicoEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 16:35:15 GMTMarkets solid amid mixed US economic news (AP) — Markets were solid Thursday as geopolitical tensions largely related to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine subsided somewhat and after further upbeat U.S. jobs data was offset somewhat by surprisingly weak homes data.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaEast AsiaChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 24 Jul 2014 16:03:21 GMTColorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits (AP) — For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesColoradoDenverBoulderUnited StatesPuebloNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:11 GMTIsrael swears in new president amid Gaza war (AP) — Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 24 Jul 2014 16:20:09 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Amid Gaza war, Israel swears in new President Reuven Rivlin, replacing Shimon Peres.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 16:09:24 GMTHorsey takes 1-stroke lead at Russian Open (AP) — David Horsey birdied four of his final six holes Thursday for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Russian Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 15:57:41 GMTAlaska tourist train halts runs after derailment, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.MARK THIESSENtTravelLifestyleRail travel disruptionsTransportation safetyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:41 GMT