FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Jul 2014 23:25:17 -0700JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.MICHAEL HILLaBusinessGeneral newsAssassination of John F. KennedyEventsHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaterials industryIndustriesAssassinations, 24 Jul 2014 05:30:22 GMTPhilippines deports Australian Islamic preacher, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Thursday they deported an Australian Islamic preacher suspected of links to terrorists based on YouTube videos allegedly showing him advocating jihad and urging local Muslims to support militants in the Middle East.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaAustraliaMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 24 Jul 2014 05:25:29 GMTBautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4 (AP) — Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays' clubhouse wanted to talk about.IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:55 GMTNCAA enforcement director defends investigators (AP) — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.sSportsSchool athleticsSports governanceCollege sportsEducationSocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 05:23:56 GMTCuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas (AP) — Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsScienceMangrovesCoastlines and beachesWater environmentEnvironmental concernsPlantsEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmentLand environmentMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 04:01:10 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTel AvivIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:30:24 GMT13 school children die in train-bus crash in India DELHI (AP) — Police say 13 children have been killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:44:22 GMTOhio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.aGeneral newsForced laborExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:51:46 GMTNew Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.aOdditiesCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderGeneral newsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:20:16 GMTSuspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsExtraditionViolent crimeNazismWar crimesWar casualtiesCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:39:55 GMTUN agency rankings of humanity's progress its annual report on human development, the United Nations Development Program ranks 187 countries based on measures such as the health and longevity of their people, education and income, and personal security. Since 1990, those measures have been compiled into the agency's index of human development that is watched by governments around the world. Here are some of highlights from its latest global rankings:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEast AsiaSwitzerlandEast AfricaUnited StatesCaribbeanCentral AfricaWest AfricaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 05:34:21 GMTUN humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp (AP) — The U.N.'s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesTyphoon Haiyan 2013Humanitarian assistanceDisaster planning and responseWar and unrestNatural disastersLocal governmentsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEventsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoPhilippinesEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 24 Jul 2014 05:11:15 GMTJailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court.JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 03:44:20 GMTToday in History is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesVenezuelaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:26 GMTCespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:43:37 GMTMidazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthCriminal punishmentLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:45:31 GMTFamily: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks, Ind. (AP) — The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.aGeneral newsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureIndianaPacific OceanUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:38:50 GMTKennedy pitches around 5 walks in Padres win (AP) — Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:53:58 GMTChina factory index at 18-month high in July KONG (AP) — China's manufacturing rose in July to its highest level in 18 months, in a sign that mini-stimulus measures to shore up growth in the world's No. 2 economy have taken hold.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 03:50:36 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesCease firesHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:46:40 GMTDeliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 3 PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:16:14 GMTBoss of company in China meat scandal apologizes (AP) — The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureProducts and servicesChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:56:45 GMTAlaska tourist train derails, injuring 9 slightly, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, and nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsTransportation safetyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:02:41 GMTAP reporter's account of Arizona execution, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:36 GMTMatmo brings stormy weather to eastern China (AP) — Typhoon Matmo is bringing stormy weather to parts of eastern China on the heels of another typhoon that killed at least 56 people.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersChinaEast AsiaTaiwanShanghaiGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 06:16:13 GMTNew Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled a pause in its program of rate hikes.NICK PERRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyNew ZealandOceania, 24 Jul 2014 04:05:40 GMT12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India DELHI (AP) — Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 06:09:58 GMTGaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 06:05:32 GMTAngels beat O's on bases-loaded walk in 8th, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Brian Matusz in the eighth inning after a tying RBI double by Erick Aybar, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 24 Jul 2014 05:21:35 GMTLG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. says its quarterly profit more than doubled as its mobile division ended three quarters of losses.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:38:07 GMTPrayers for man who died in NY police custody YORK (AP) — Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in efforts to get a civil rights probe of his death.aGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:07:31 GMTUN human development report faults inequality (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEducation policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:28:05 GMTArizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:18:41 GMTSome lethal injection problems in US executions Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 03:50:45 GMTYankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game YORK (AP) — A wet field gave the New York Yankees one weird win.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:31:03 GMTSwiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop (AP) — Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has 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.iBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCrimeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Jul 2014 06:07:19 GMTFAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel (AP) — FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel.wGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 24 Jul 2014 04:05:17 GMTChina lifts quarantine after man dies of plague (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:27:13 GMTGang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsGangsImmigration policyImmigrationViolenceCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:12:41 GMTSouth Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government unveiled stimulus plans Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 04:44:06 GMTMan United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut, Calif. (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.sSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 05:15:25 GMTAustralia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaNetherlandsUkraineOceaniaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 04:31:08 GMTFarm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsIndividual givingPhilanthropySocial affairs, 24 Jul 2014 04:03:15 GMTWyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.aGeneral newsScienceAnimalsFossilsCavesPaleontologyEnvironment and natureWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:20 GMTCalif. wine collector set for sentencing in NY YORK (AP) — A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsLaw and orderCrimeHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 24 Jul 2014 06:12:28 GMTTaiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash, Taiwan (AP) — Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeatherNatural disastersStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:34:09 GMTHouse, Senate advance competing border proposals (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming.wGovernment and politicsBorder securityImmigration policyLegislaturePolitical partiesImmigrationLegislationMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:15:01 GMTAP NewsAlert DELHI (AP) — Indian police say 13 children killed as train crashes into school bus at unmanned crossing.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Jul 2014 05:31:46 GMTCruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.wGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashForeign policyEconomyBoycottsTransportationGeneral newsEventsGovernment policyInternational relationsBusinessPolitical and civil unrestIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Jul 2014 04:30:20 GMTEuropean carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.DAVID RISINGMATTHEW KNIGHTiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportation safetyTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelTel AvivGermanyBerlinEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 24 Jul 2014 04:48:19 GMT