FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Jul 2014 06:09:57 -0700Smyly dominates early, but Tigers fall 2-1 to LAAs, Calif. (AP) — When Drew Smyly struck out six straight Angels early on, even the Detroit Tigers were dazzled by their left-hander's dominance.GREG BEACHAMsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 06:30:24 GMTComic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 08:54:19 GMTSunni official taken by gunmen in Baghdad (AP) — Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsKidnappingGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsCrimeTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 11:40:45 GMTGazans survey destruction as 12-hour lull begins HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce.KARIN LAUBARON HELLERiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestProperty damageCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 08:35:21 GMTIraqi police: Baghdad official taken by gunmen (AP) — Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad on Saturday, police officers said.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 09:48:23 GMTHospital shooting suspect had history of violence, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 06:05:05 GMTWood gives up 12 hits, Braves fall to Padres, 5-2 (AP) — Alex Wood's shoulders slumped as he turned to watch Tommy Medica's grounder skip into center field to open the fifth inning.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 04:08:16 GMTDuda's HR leads Mets over Brewers, 3-2 (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityMilwaukeeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsin, 26 Jul 2014 03:30:02 GMTHand, Mathis send Marlins to 2-0 win over Astros (AP) — Brad Hand pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Jeff Mathis hit a two-run double for the Miami Marlins in their 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonMiamiUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 26 Jul 2014 03:49:35 GMTVeterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.aGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPost-traumatic stress disorderVeteransLegislatureMental healthUnited StatesMontanaMissoulaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 07:34:05 GMTWhite Sox: Reinsdorf hospitalized in Cooperstown (AP) — The Chicago White Sox say owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been hospitalized after feeling lightheaded in Cooperstown, New York.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 04:35:32 GMTPrice, Rays beat Red Sox for 8th straight victory PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:33:13 GMTIn Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.KARIN LAUBYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsProperty damageTerritorial disputesWar and unrestMilitant groupsBlockadesEvacuationsSeniorsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 26 Jul 2014 12:33:25 GMT2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced (AP) — Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsSwazilandAfricaSouth AfricaSouthern Africa, 26 Jul 2014 11:31:52 GMTRangers use record 31st pitcher, beat A's 4-1, Texas (AP) — Jerome Williams became the record 31st pitcher for Texas this season, Neftali Feliz was back in a familiar finishing role and the Rangers finally got a home victory in July.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasNew York CityOaklandUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkCalifornia, 26 Jul 2014 04:18:47 GMTMalaysian prime minister to travel to Netherlands LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaNetherlandsKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 26 Jul 2014 10:22:55 GMTEU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeCrimeaRussiaEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 26 Jul 2014 04:47:48 GMTTatiana Maslany addresses Emmy snub at Comic-Con DIEGO (AP) — If Tatiana Maslany is upset she wasn't nominated for an Emmy for portraying multiple clones on TV's "Orphan Black," she didn't show it at Comic-Con.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEvents, 26 Jul 2014 06:14:48 GMTCalifornia state senator facing additional charge FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringLegal proceedingsCrimeState legislatureLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:15:41 GMTHungary leader says NGOs serving foreign interests, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says that certain civic groups financed from abroad are holding back the nation's development.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNon-governmental organizationsHungaryEuropeEastern Europe, 26 Jul 2014 12:39:26 GMTPlanes fly more victims from Ukraine crash site, Ukraine (AP) — Two cargo planes have flown 38 more coffins carrying victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster out of eastern Ukraine to a forensic center in the Netherlands for identification and investigation.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUkraineKharkivEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jul 2014 12:06:01 GMTSome in 'torture' report denied chance to read it, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.KEN DILANIANaGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeMilitary and defenseAspenColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 07:51:18 GMTToday in History is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsEgyptUnited StatesCubaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:15 GMTOfficial: Hospital gunman intended to kill others, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGun politicsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 26 Jul 2014 05:58:27 GMTNo truce, but 12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas began a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza Saturday after the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to produce a longer truce aimed at ending nearly three weeks of fighting.KARIN LAUBARON HELLERiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 06:48:06 GMTAnderson leads Rockies over Pirates 8-1 (AP) — Brett Anderson pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than a year and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballAthlete healthProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:53:24 GMTOhio State under shadow again, this time with band, Ohio (AP) — Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 04:33:38 GMTRiley, Zalatoris reach US Junior final WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Davis Riley outlasted Sam Horsfield on the 21st hole Friday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to set up an all-American final against William Zalatoris.sSportsGolfUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:33:20 GMTRussia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts (AP) — Russia lashed out Saturday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia's alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaUkraineEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 12:27:58 GMTDeterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border, Texas (AP) — Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore. The state troopers and game wardens bobbed helplessly in their boats as the men passed their raft and paddles up the bank to others, and a crew of troopers peeked through the tall reeds on the U.S. side for whatever load had just been deposited.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANaGeneral newsSmugglingLaw enforcement agenciesImmigrationCrimeArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:57:32 GMTCounty official in Texas accused of taking bribes (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday.aGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 04:06:43 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 26 Jul 2014 07:05:21 GMTFrench minister calls on protesters to observe ban (AP) — France's interior minister has called on organizers of a banned pro-Gaza protest to observe the order, fearing anti-Semitic violence.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestFranceParisGaza StripMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 26 Jul 2014 12:41:50 GMTPuig, Dodgers go triple-crazy, beat Giants 8-1 FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 05:56:31 GMTAbreu hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5 (AP) — Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:30:35 GMTBaby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 03:43:25 GMTAP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order (AP) — When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited KingdomNetherlandsMalaysiaUkraineSoutheast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaEastern Europe, 26 Jul 2014 08:24:21 GMTUS evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsEmbassiesDiplomacyEvacuationsMilitant groupsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestViolenceInternational relationsGeneral newsLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLibyaTripoliMiddle EastTunisiaNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 12:33:10 GMTObama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 10:02:18 GMTButler's pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians CITY, Mo. (AP) — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 04:49:46 GMTAngels slip past Tigers 2-1 with 6th-inning rally, Calif. (AP) — Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.GREG BEACHAMsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 05:21:29 GMT'Hitman: Agent 47' trailer takes aim at Comic-Con DIEGO (AP) — The first trailer for "Hitman: Agent 47" was unloaded at Comic-Con.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEventsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 04:13:14 GMTIn Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.KELVIN CHANJACK CHANGiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPublic opinionGovernment and politicsNewspapersGovernment policyWar and unrestFreedom of the pressDemocracyNews mediaPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsSocial affairsMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jul 2014 06:01:39 GMTNew 'Game of Thrones' actors revealed at Comic-Con DIEGO (AP) — They traveled a long way from the continent of Westeros to get there, but cast members of HBO's "Game of Thrones" at Friday's Comic-Con panel remained tight-lipped on spoilers.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComic-Con InternationalEvents, 26 Jul 2014 05:25:19 GMTDespite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.KEN THOMASTHOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingState governmentsState legislatureCampaignsPolitical partiesPolitical conventionsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaDes MoinesMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 07:55:00 GMTDavis homers in 10th, Orioles edge Mariners 2-1 (AP) — After leading the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs last year, Chris Davis has struggled to follow up his huge season at the plate.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSeattleWashingtonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Jul 2014 07:16:53 GMTState Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli (AP) — State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.wGovernment and politicsEmbassiesEvacuationsInternational relationsGeneral newsLibyaTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Jul 2014 11:55:03 GMTPolice hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids (AP) — Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jul 2014 12:34:46 GMTActivists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter (AP) — Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people, activists said Saturday.iGeneral newsCivil warsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestPolitical activismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:16 GMTHoly month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsIslamMobile mediaReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleReligious issuesSocial issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMediaDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesPakistanBangladeshSouth AsiaMiddle EastUnited StatesCairoAsiaNorth AmericaEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Jul 2014 06:21:43 GMT