FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:05:08 -07:00Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ef0d0a881d6465695fb8bc37157487dWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:51:08 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ef0d0a881d6465695fb8bc37157487dMexico declares 1st 'alert' over violence against womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fea2d08279dd4a11a0f1047f9b71d80eWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:48:07 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists on Wednesday hailed the Mexican federal government's first-ever "gender alert," declared for a central state in response to a high incidence of killings and disappearances of women.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fea2d08279dd4a11a0f1047f9b71d80ePolice: Prison escapee still cooperating month after capturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aceb6ea3dcf47b79238ce7096f63a51Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:30:37 GMTRAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A prison escapee who eluded an army of searchers in the woods for three weeks is still cooperating with investigators a month after his capture, the state police major who led the manhunt said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aceb6ea3dcf47b79238ce7096f63a51Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d69629431d5c4e639ad9f18335d3f74aWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:12:09 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d69629431d5c4e639ad9f18335d3f74aCalifornia Guard uses drone to in search for missing teacherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c08c144cedd0414995497ccf80c9a56aWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:39:07 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c08c144cedd0414995497ccf80c9a56aHouse Roll Call: Funding for highways, transit, vets' healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc06ef6ffb8943df80a4c9bf4d561358Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:34:11 GMTThe 385-34 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, providing money for federal highway aid and veterans' health care.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc06ef6ffb8943df80a4c9bf4d5613582 Utah ski resorts owned by Vail to be known as 'Park City'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9978013c11614345bcd9d55d2a585380Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:40:44 GMTPARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two neighboring Utah ski resorts owned by Vail Resorts and being combined into one mega resort will be known simply by the name of the mountain city where it is located: "Park City."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9978013c11614345bcd9d55d2a585380Authorities: Off-duty trooper fired at car with 3 insidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7af820ef45b489fb9dccd81d5c7b11dWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:01:15 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An off-duty New Jersey state trooper fired shots at a car with three young men inside as they were trying to drive away from his house after knocking on his door by mistake at night while looking for the house of a friend who lives next door, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7af820ef45b489fb9dccd81d5c7b11dPolice release video of traffic stop of Chattanooga shooterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f39b5d702c449280b22e86b7c93cebWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:56:47 GMTCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police have released dash cam video of an April traffic stop that led to driving-under-the-influence charges against a Chattanooga man who later went on a shooting rampage that left five servicemen dead.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f39b5d702c449280b22e86b7c93cebBrady vows to fight on, files lawsuit to stop suspensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bcc8e9824ef469b96a4bbd91ac3cf94Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:20:32 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady asked a federal judge in Minnesota to overturn his four-game suspension for the scandal known as "Deflategate."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bcc8e9824ef469b96a4bbd91ac3cf94The Latest: Colorado theater shooter chooses not to testifyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/818d720cdaec4bf7bdb0383a52838d00Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:23:30 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/818d720cdaec4bf7bdb0383a52838d00Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6193bd0af7f4675a3eeee38fdb71702Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:26:03 GMTLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui are demonstrating against the proposed pact.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6193bd0af7f4675a3eeee38fdb71702Senate confirms Obama's pick for Joint Chiefs chairmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc5f674af323481d911d97f73d74c0bbWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:05:48 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc5f674af323481d911d97f73d74c0bbGOP leaders rally around Kirk after fundraiser's criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a29402fc4e22429daa9a6824281ebe73Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:04 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans are rallying around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk after a top fundraiser briefly suggested that the moderate elected to Barack Obama's former seat should abandon his re-election bid due to a recent series of public gaffes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a29402fc4e22429daa9a6824281ebe73Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/807a66b46fba49c6b7b3673c2a539b5bWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:23:38 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/807a66b46fba49c6b7b3673c2a539b5bTaliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79d7f3237b874d9fb3cc04c602962923Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:12:47 GMTMullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79d7f3237b874d9fb3cc04c602962923Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db876b3a1a214401a8ea8e8b840c6d6fWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:43:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db876b3a1a214401a8ea8e8b840c6d6fJudge chides State official over AP records request responsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacc3fe0c5b9443ca78afff6cde2bf97Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:30:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A judge on Wednesday chided a State Department official for the department's slowness in responding to Associated Press requests for documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacc3fe0c5b9443ca78afff6cde2bf97Authorities: Off-duty trooper fired at car with 3 men insidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9fc1e05fa0348c8acc6840b8eb86d21Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:41:38 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An off-duty state trooper fired shots at a car with three young men inside as they were trying to drive away from his house after knocking on his door by mistake at night while looking for the house of a friend who lives next door, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9fc1e05fa0348c8acc6840b8eb86d21Restraining order issued against anti-abortion group's videohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc3703d28f02458eaa0bcb439baa7e16Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:40:48 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc3703d28f02458eaa0bcb439baa7e16House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c534ece642405a843a34e2acdfb3e0Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:37:33 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as lawmakers expressed continued frustration at the slow pace of change at the beleaguered agency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c534ece642405a843a34e2acdfb3e0Bill shores up highway aid, veterans' health carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80cfe3994b164b778b28194c17f37d0fWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:56:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to shore up federal aid for highway and transit programs and fill a budget hole in veterans' health care:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80cfe3994b164b778b28194c17f37d0fMinnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patientshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed303976872d4c6a978834c00770aebfWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:56:22 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a "divisive and emotionally charged topic."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed303976872d4c6a978834c00770aebfChristie campaign asks FEC for disclosure extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afd40c31130e4a9bafec8e4a84d26034Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:26:30 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission for a 45-day extension to file his financial disclosure report. But his campaign says he still intends to file it in time to make the first GOP presidential primary debate on August 6.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afd40c31130e4a9bafec8e4a84d26034Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years agohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2c30d2af52b4078b2ed858555deaa5cWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:09:56 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital — an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country's fragile peace process.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2c30d2af52b4078b2ed858555deaa5c3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a536162dacc491cbfc9d729feb55877Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:13:40 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Court documents show that three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story are suing the publication and the article's author.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a536162dacc491cbfc9d729feb55877Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fb694c07d3c4966ac9c6862d9837f81Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:20:41 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fb694c07d3c4966ac9c6862d9837f81US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5193c6dccb24378baadc8fefb17d851Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:57:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5193c6dccb24378baadc8fefb17d851Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/893d9bb1df0540798710c01fa47be617Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:14:45 GMTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/893d9bb1df0540798710c01fa47be617Relative: Family shot after offering help to stranded driverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bd93cd11fc94206ade1bfba814641f1Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:24 GMTBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter, a relative said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bd93cd11fc94206ade1bfba814641f1Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c06b7dd43af9412caa3b7a0f160ec613Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:58:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c06b7dd43af9412caa3b7a0f160ec613Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9b4bdc755ca4139a5bc16fc33776fc8Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:44:59 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9b4bdc755ca4139a5bc16fc33776fc8Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at universityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/748bd47bb6e3457ca5f5b0266c6ad4dfWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:24:08 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/748bd47bb6e3457ca5f5b0266c6ad4dfUS court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa6ae3c9e53c4544800ffd8bbb6dda43Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:56:20 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa6ae3c9e53c4544800ffd8bbb6dda43Matson settles Hawaii's claims over molasses spill for $15Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f499f4ba49de4cf69a045d6b9be71b3eWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:46:54 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company will pay more than $15 million to the state of Hawaii for a 2013 molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f499f4ba49de4cf69a045d6b9be71b3eTop GOP fundraiser questions Illinois senator's electabilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3c028c4082b4d84af4955f7e138abfcWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:56:44 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans are rallying rallied around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk after a top fundraiser briefly suggested that the moderate elected to Barack Obama's former seat should abandon his re-election bid due to a recent series of public gaffes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3c028c4082b4d84af4955f7e138abfcCoast Guard investigating oil slick off California coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f231a7d092f542b89a1b41f37a16d4b7Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:50:08 GMTGOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A large oil slick mysteriously appeared Wednesday off the Southern California coast about a dozen miles from where a broken pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of crude into the ocean in May.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f231a7d092f542b89a1b41f37a16d4b7Colombia-Venezuela border closed after merchant's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cddbb428efd485386bac7ef6b471caaWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:22:53 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian street vendors clashed for hours with Venezuela's national guard Wednesday after an alleged Colombian smuggler was killed, leading authorities to briefly close the main border crossing between the two countries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cddbb428efd485386bac7ef6b471caaAla prisoner drops bid for abortionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe93a96ff7334f58846ff8b6c74b056aWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:33:58 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prisoner who went to court seeking an abortion now says she's changed her mind.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe93a96ff7334f58846ff8b6c74b056aLas Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experiencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8626e0cd484a4fa2ad0ece83aaca549fWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:29:03 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8626e0cd484a4fa2ad0ece83aaca549fUber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare appshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8445cef67534d68a17402c2f28d60c3Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:34:18 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8445cef67534d68a17402c2f28d60c3The Latest: Hundreds protest lion killing at dentist officehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73faf54ebe35448b8f0088c46de3797eWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:36:53 GMTBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The latest information on the Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation (all times are Central):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73faf54ebe35448b8f0088c46de3797eThe Latest: Theater shooter's mom supports son after attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c601642d3fe84f1f95315b0ad88d1af1Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:31:51 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c601642d3fe84f1f95315b0ad88d1af1Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruptionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9feb46c4e65430e81ff97153f0d4244Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:01:43 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son's student loans and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a Porsche his TV anchor wife never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9feb46c4e65430e81ff97153f0d4244Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads growhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc3c2ed7aa84490b6e5c5ab7cba8b42Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:57:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are — on mobile devices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efc3c2ed7aa84490b6e5c5ab7cba8b42Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue researchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88f08502f72d4443820c646322250106Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:16:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88f08502f72d4443820c646322250106Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caff4dd982794ccebd66e17b2d146489Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:04:22 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caff4dd982794ccebd66e17b2d146489Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db3bdc2ed6804a08be39707df80b12e1Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:09:42 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db3bdc2ed6804a08be39707df80b12e1Probe into California tree fall begins; kids seriously hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aba8058062234e22ab15af3bd3bd2f46Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:45:01 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at a Southern California children's museum, leaving a young boy and girl hospitalized with serious injuries, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aba8058062234e22ab15af3bd3bd2f46Roger Federer pulls out of Montreal tournamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccd798fe7bb846d191f7ae87184faac3Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:17:34 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — Roger Federer pulled out of next month's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccd798fe7bb846d191f7ae87184faac3