FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:46:38 -07:00Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into spacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0be4f63ec5242beb4bb3f2f1ebc513cThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:36:39 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country's state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0be4f63ec5242beb4bb3f2f1ebc513cScaramucci reports more than $50m in assetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5aba5a287e940c2830342c3dc22a39cThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:58:16 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci owns property and businesses worth more than $50 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5aba5a287e940c2830342c3dc22a39cTexas school chief ousted for handgun get $106K severancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa1a2119b8674673ae80ad56fd7dadccThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:52:02 GMTHIGH ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A Texas school superintendent who admitted leaving her loaded gun in a school vehicle has reached a separation agreement under which she will maintain her $106,000 salary through January.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa1a2119b8674673ae80ad56fd7dadccFox spends bucks to poke fun at The New York Timeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0313396ce941fd93541c9a4b9a1e2bThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:31:48 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel gave The New York Times more than $100,000 to poke fun at the newspaper.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0313396ce941fd93541c9a4b9a1e2bMan charged in California homeless killings unfit for trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c9e151805d94d39917ec52673796f43Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:50:48 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has ruled that a man charged with carrying out a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men that terrorized the city last summer is mentally incompetent and cannot stand trial for now.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c9e151805d94d39917ec52673796f43Worsening drought conditions in parts of US stressing cropshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b955910951d4470799d48d817d46a124Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:19:15 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drought conditions worsened in several states over the past week from extreme heat and weeks with little rain, raising the prospect that grocery staples such as bread and beans could cost more as the region that produces those commodities is hardest hit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b955910951d4470799d48d817d46a124No immediate military transgender change, top officer sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e578c8668294f0f913ef8c84d3de00eThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:31:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military will keep permitting its transgender members to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives President Donald Trump's actual direction to change its policy and then figures out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e578c8668294f0f913ef8c84d3de00eUtah plane crash came 15 years after brother's air deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4e27c16f8a41cb8cc3ca8f39e584d7Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:57:18 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah pilot killed with three others when a small plane crashed on a highway also lost a brother to an aviation accident 15 years ago, the family's Mormon bishop said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4e27c16f8a41cb8cc3ca8f39e584d7Man indicted in deaths of 9 people in 2 Ohio fireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914ae46bf4384f7783dfa11f99f3a238Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:04:31 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914ae46bf4384f7783dfa11f99f3a238Police looking for owner of 77-pound tortoise found on roadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cca9f0ce4c5c49c3b3660726e904226fThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:50:53 GMTMASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York are looking for the owner of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a road.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cca9f0ce4c5c49c3b3660726e904226fBen Affleck, Matt Damon producing Showtime drama pilothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7f8a48392748c4a0536d52de190018Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:38:23 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Showtime says Oscar-winning filmmakers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are re-teaming off-screen for a new one-hour drama pilot.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7f8a48392748c4a0536d52de190018Ford is expanding its Chariot shuttle service to NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7997088311b4f4d9d175482ccb8f927Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:27:11 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is bringing its crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot to New York City in August, marking its biggest expansion since being purchased less than a year ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7997088311b4f4d9d175482ccb8f927UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed7da1fbcd02420ab99462367fd7094bThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:22:51 GMTLONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed7da1fbcd02420ab99462367fd7094bBag it, tag it: How fans get Phish 'Baker's Dozen' doughnutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7606143f652345089d6b1e6193ea46e6Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:58:34 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Phish's 13-show "Baker's Dozen" residency at New York's Madison Square Garden is all about the doughnuts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7606143f652345089d6b1e6193ea46e6Flacco out with back injury; Ravens may bring in Kaepernickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83d15057cd9b49f3a69d38d961c780c9Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:57:17 GMTOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Joe Flacco will miss at least the first week of training camp because of a back injury.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83d15057cd9b49f3a69d38d961c780c9Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of warhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73f57a216b6c4cb6bc80c0558d397954Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:51:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73f57a216b6c4cb6bc80c0558d397954Rangers' Adrian Beltre on the brink of 3,000th career hithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71494932dee94fd2b7f7529e0523f496Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:43:10 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71494932dee94fd2b7f7529e0523f496AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates progress at Veterans Affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d24de75da0324ba8bce191f8a9207fbcThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:51:02 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has painted a rosy picture of an improved Department of Veterans Affairs under his watch. He said in Ohio this week that VA health care now is freely available, without any of the delays of the past.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d24de75da0324ba8bce191f8a9207fbcTeddy Bridgewater's return: 'I know it's going to happen'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/784594cdfa58433395a36c3410b54e3bThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:42:34 GMTMANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater says he hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from the massive injury to his left knee he suffered nearly a year ago in practice with the Minnesota Vikings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/784594cdfa58433395a36c3410b54e3bFBI: Man says he killed wife on cruise over her laughinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d951b7b10449098096b18c68f54ebfThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:40:22 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d951b7b10449098096b18c68f54ebfRenters may recover sinkhole items by sifting through messhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/918419409c494955a1c3ed097f3da36fThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:38:13 GMTORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Weeks after a sinkhole swallowed two Florida homes, the displaced renters may be able to recover their lost property — if they are willing to sift through the mess left behind, a local official said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/918419409c494955a1c3ed097f3da36fThe Latest: Judge questions N. Carolina redistricting pacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dcd1c37604d4f429f5ee7304a8c3462Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:16:57 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a federal court hearing on when North Carolina must redraw legislative districts (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dcd1c37604d4f429f5ee7304a8c3462Kuwait shutters Shiite TV over owners ties to terror grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3474134b1644755ae743f05c3389277Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:55:32 GMTKUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has shuttered a private Shiite satellite television channel, saying one of its owners was involved in a terror group linked with Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3474134b1644755ae743f05c3389277Mail Rail lets tourists visit London's secret postal railwayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f47085d70af74ca5a1cfc214f3739242Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:53:35 GMTLONDON (AP) — London's newest tourist attraction is perfect for underground explorers. It's not ideal for the claustrophobic.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f47085d70af74ca5a1cfc214f3739242Turkish parliament passes new bylaws; critics fear muzzlinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33b1e0544fc493e95d3b2db6235aac5Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:10:59 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a series of contentious changes to its bylaws, which critics say aim to further curtail opposition voices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b33b1e0544fc493e95d3b2db6235aac5British police say there are "reasonable grounds" to suspect corporate manslaughter in Grenfell Tower firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da6463c4a037415fbc08b8f532f4b773Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:23 GMTLONDON (AP) — British police say there are "reasonable grounds" to suspect corporate manslaughter in Grenfell Tower fire.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da6463c4a037415fbc08b8f532f4b773Dodgers turn to Wood as dominant lefty in Kershaw's absencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e11f9e7635b44de282160300b0425f69Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:16:50 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — With Clayton Kershaw sidelined by injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in need of a dominant left-hander.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e11f9e7635b44de282160300b0425f69Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f31650a22d96416ead2c58f276b0f05aThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:32:44 GMTNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The captain and crew of a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group was ordered to leave Cyprus after being detained on suspicion of forging the documents of 20 Sri Lankans on board, a Turkish Cypriot aid group said Thursday .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f31650a22d96416ead2c58f276b0f05aWhite House and congressional leaders scrap import-based taxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74ce979b76644f6283a146e25b55052dThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:38:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials and congressional leaders are no longer considering an import-based tax system to rewrite the tax code. That had been contemplated to lower rates without blowing a hole in the budget.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74ce979b76644f6283a146e25b55052dWarming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US watershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6ed8de3f128401c80ed0f09f04df8d2Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:01:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A new study projects that increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with fertilizer runoff that trigger dead zones and massive algae blooms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6ed8de3f128401c80ed0f09f04df8d22 ministers leave Swedish Cabinet in wake of security breachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce2b4627312422791bcedce84d6a8feThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:14 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — In a bid to avert a government crisis, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Thursday reshuffled his minority Cabinet, replacing two members, after opposition parties demanded the ouster of three government ministers over one of the largest security breaches in the country's history.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce2b4627312422791bcedce84d6a8feAP Interview: Yemen factions said to have pledged easing aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2234f9698654c17b95e827fc5051007Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:28:43 GMTAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Warring sides in Yemen's civil war promised visiting U.N. agency chiefs to clear obstacles to aid delivery in a nation where cholera is spreading rapidly and hundreds of thousands of children are severely malnourished, the head of the U.N. child welfare agency said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2234f9698654c17b95e827fc5051007Hobby has travelers looking for spots where 3 states touchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1b0fdb26cd54aebaa1a3890964136ebThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:38:13 GMTTHOMPSON, Conn. (AP) — Brian Butler is a tripointer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1b0fdb26cd54aebaa1a3890964136ebBrazil church rejects abuse claims detailed in AP storieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b2cee3e0eb94376a14ccbf9d2ac0cc1Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:11 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One of Word of Faith Fellowship's two churches in Brazil has rejected claims made by former members that they were subjected to physical and verbal abuse at the hands of ministers and that young congregants were sent to the mother church in North Carolina and forced to work without pay.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b2cee3e0eb94376a14ccbf9d2ac0cc1The Latest: Appeals court refuses to halt Texas executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecf0dea3478c4a0ca34d58aff844cdeeThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:03:41 GMTHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution scheduled in Texas for a man who killed a San Antonio woman in 2004 (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecf0dea3478c4a0ca34d58aff844cdeeHillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfe05fcbc2a84ff7874b2c6a264055f1Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:11:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfe05fcbc2a84ff7874b2c6a264055f1Utah pilot died in crash 15 years after brother's air deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccc22430133a46e7933e13a6e1f60ca5Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:13:06 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah pilot killed with three others when a small plane crashed on a highway also lost a brother to an aviation accident 15 years ago, the family's Mormon bishop said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccc22430133a46e7933e13a6e1f60ca5$4.5B Oklahoma wind farm to supply power in 4 stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/808132e0c2fc42338de9c89666fe7e93Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:26:37 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two utilities that supply power to customers in four states say they plan to buy what is being billed as the largest wind farm in the U.S. once the $4.5 billion project is completed in the Oklahoma Panhandle.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/808132e0c2fc42338de9c89666fe7e93Chicago police sued in fatal shooting of black man last yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e063af857c654825a72b5a65e240678bThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:39:29 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The fiancee of a 25-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Chicago police last year is suing the department and the two officers involved.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e063af857c654825a72b5a65e240678bCalifornia court could speed up building of bullet trainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6268f9870624e608d77dac04a5ec700Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:43:06 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Supreme Court decision Thursday could help speed up construction of a $64 billion bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco by allowing the project to sidestep a strict environmental law.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6268f9870624e608d77dac04a5ec700Report: Interior chief warns Alaska senators on health carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a21ee9d193984360939fa400c9eb97e7Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:29:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called Alaska's two Republican senators to warn them of repercussions for the nation's largest state if they failed to toe the Trump administration line on health care, according to a published report.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a21ee9d193984360939fa400c9eb97e7Branson sells stake in Virgin Atlantic in broader tie-uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b1966b74554bfdbbf8a24225903474Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:45:52 GMTLONDON (AP) — Richard Branson is selling his majority stake in Virgin Atlantic.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b1966b74554bfdbbf8a24225903474GOP seeks support for narrow version of "Obamacare" repealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab14551dbc2142668f3cfc5765f9e98bThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:21:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace "Obamacare," Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab14551dbc2142668f3cfc5765f9e98b3rd person dies after car hits pedestrians outside centerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf24d93afad542aaafb9b197a7dbedc5Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:02:03 GMTALCESTER, S.D. (AP) — A third person has died of injuries suffered when an 81-year-old woman drove a car into a group of residents and an employee outside a care center in southeast South Dakota, the state Department of Public Safety said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf24d93afad542aaafb9b197a7dbedc5Boy dies from injuries in crash that killed mom, brothershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff7cdc63b8240628c2904c5be99c645Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:26:15 GMTJOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy has become the latest member of a northern Illinois family to die as a result of a traffic crash that killed his pregnant mother and two brothers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff7cdc63b8240628c2904c5be99c645Texas inmate appealing to US Supreme Court to halt executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9e5d14bcfd4186a05fed1e2f226b54Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:30:27 GMTHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal from a man set to be put to death for killing a San Antonio woman in 2004 and his lawyers said they're taking their arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to halt the execution.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be9e5d14bcfd4186a05fed1e2f226b54Hospitals: Death toll in Nigeria militant attack rises to 48http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d17a2f5e881a477980c3dea656d2b6cbThu, 27 Jul 2017 17:26:29 GMTMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian hospital officials say the death toll from an ambush in northeastern Nigeria has risen to 48 people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d17a2f5e881a477980c3dea656d2b6cbAP Count: Death toll in Venezuela civil unrest hits 100http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e8a2999718b43d89499548f4d073dffThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:27:04 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll from months of unrest to 100 on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e8a2999718b43d89499548f4d073dffScaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c60e6c4eaf24aa1ba69f7e67b23172dThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:15:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus on Thursday as a suspected "leaker" inside the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c60e6c4eaf24aa1ba69f7e67b23172dUK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6385acd77044adb869ea46cd70f50efThu, 27 Jul 2017 18:34:42 GMTLONDON (AP) — A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6385acd77044adb869ea46cd70f50ef