FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:58:02 -07:00Aggressive cobra found at Houston high-rise apartmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a51311562ff345af9809e2697f5fcf79Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:17 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in downtown Houston has been euthanized.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a51311562ff345af9809e2697f5fcf79Justin Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Metshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03f8950480540238486042cce819765Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:42:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d03f8950480540238486042cce819765GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointeehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1467a8d15164e31883683f344dc84f6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:23:58 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1467a8d15164e31883683f344dc84f6Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a531d9961814388a1f3372204aea04aThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:22:47 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the hunt for two teenagers missing from their capsized boat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a531d9961814388a1f3372204aea04a4 Democrats get behind Obama's Iran nuclear dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/923ab28f961e4923a040d0684d01774eThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:35:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Four Democrats, including one who represents an American hostage in Iran, said Thursday they would support the Iran nuclear deal in a major boost for President Barack Obama.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/923ab28f961e4923a040d0684d01774eSeveral blazes thrust Northern California into fire seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacf62edfe5b4b529d2ab8983b304b9cThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:22 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacf62edfe5b4b529d2ab8983b304b9cNo move to alter Olympic venues despite water contaminationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d132d877dd904c38b19672f819018407Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:16:56 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d132d877dd904c38b19672f819018407Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention centerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f538f601bd754a11a417d2687607ec7cThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:23 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f538f601bd754a11a417d2687607ec7cUtah officials considering new name for Negro Bill Canyonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7f5b8b2aac64dec952a7f6d4df392d5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:21:42 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7f5b8b2aac64dec952a7f6d4df392d5Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8df5d02ac5e47898559caf641463558Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:39 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges and was ordered jailed on $1 million bond.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8df5d02ac5e47898559caf641463558AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e7d5a7f8704602b25867fc4b7070e0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:08:24 GMTAuthorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e7d5a7f8704602b25867fc4b7070e0Survivor of shooting that killed her parents is recoveringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7f5bcafc7174e038acff62860c50263Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:07:51 GMTHELENA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who was shot as she ran from the gunman robbing her family on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation was recovering from surgery Thursday, while her relatives struggled with how to tell her that her parents are dead.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7f5bcafc7174e038acff62860c50263The Latest: Outburst interrupts theater shooting trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccc8117d1d574c3791071ed727f58085Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:16:57 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccc8117d1d574c3791071ed727f58085Hollywood's Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e81b48b4e749748d3571f63d186792Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:16:20 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7e81b48b4e749748d3571f63d186792Sandra Bland's death may bring new screenings in Texas jailshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8f4c529abfe4a9d8234fd10ae9ec10bThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:15:16 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of jail oversight in Texas wants to revise mental health screenings in county lockups following the death of Sandra Bland.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8f4c529abfe4a9d8234fd10ae9ec10bIndians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals for pitcherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d61354d5f51241c3a3bf5d4fb255b53fThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:25:18 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d61354d5f51241c3a3bf5d4fb255b53fEx-US Rep. Reynolds scrambles to meet bond conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac623edee9a14bcfa681541872aee238Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:14 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, facing federal tax charges, scrambled Thursday to find a place to stay to meet bond conditions after prosecutors told a judge that restrictions on sex offenders apply to the Chicago Democrat because of a decades-old statutory rape conviction.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac623edee9a14bcfa681541872aee238EPA reviews $15 million settlement for Hawaii molasses spillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6540efa3be6d4b1c85c074232818e2deThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:25:40 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6540efa3be6d4b1c85c074232818e2deGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67bcca1dffd44aaea169ae9b2b119e60Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:37:38 GMTTURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival Thursday at the Women's British Open upstaged Hyo-Joo Kim's latest strong start in a major championship.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67bcca1dffd44aaea169ae9b2b119e60LinkedIn bucks week's downward trend among social mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab2a98a942fa4adf8786c81a7e171dcaThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:20:47 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab2a98a942fa4adf8786c81a7e171dcaSenate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879e7f58842e48bbad5e4ef01bf7ff89Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879e7f58842e48bbad5e4ef01bf7ff89Police try to keep protest involving Arctic-bound shiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f6c6cb73b284bb295310eaf6dbcca0fThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:22 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are trying to force protesters in kayaks from a river in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators are trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f6c6cb73b284bb295310eaf6dbcca0f5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/733672c14aa1430088a0dc183908a4daThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:18:29 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/733672c14aa1430088a0dc183908a4daQ&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Talibanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960b11ca67d5455c9e4f11838727d252Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:35 GMTMullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960b11ca67d5455c9e4f11838727d252Spirit jet wheel ignites on landing in Dallas; no injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a990538633b4210bfd87d92c2248aa2Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:26:14 GMTGRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — No injuries were reported after a landing gear on a Spirit Airlines jet caught fire while landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a990538633b4210bfd87d92c2248aa2UN still waiting for $274 million Saudis pledged for Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da3b88cd298a4f0cbcc711ce4a91912bThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:03:57 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The $274 million that Saudi Arabia promised months ago to fund a U.N. emergency aid appeal for Yemen hasn't arrived because the kingdom and the world body are still discussing the terms of the funding, while aid groups begin to warn that people trapped by the conflict are on the brink of starvation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da3b88cd298a4f0cbcc711ce4a91912bAP Investigation: What's in Rio's water? AP explains testshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fed8c3b6ec2434588168b184578c6cfThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:15:25 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sewage pollution has long been a problem for Rio de Janeiro, and officials promised they would use the 2016 Summer Olympics as the springboard to finally clean up this stunningly beautiful city's waterways.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fed8c3b6ec2434588168b184578c6cfMexico issues warrant for extradition of escaped 'El Chapo'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf6c13a67f44a868ea6f1d300a7ac16Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:55:50 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico issued a provisional warrant to detain escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman based on an extradition request from the United States.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf6c13a67f44a868ea6f1d300a7ac16California says water use fell by 27 percent in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea34909b606c42f59b4dd1f8aae3a219Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:24 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unprecedented system of mandatory conservation imposed on cities got off to a strong start with water use plunging 27 percent in June, regulators said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea34909b606c42f59b4dd1f8aae3a219Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f668eb9335ce4048a9e03180142a3bb6Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:36 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Colorado movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his claim of insanity when they found him guilty of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f668eb9335ce4048a9e03180142a3bb6AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/662db0e463f34784ac48d322b5e82a22Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:34:46 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/662db0e463f34784ac48d322b5e82a22Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a033d08384243d5aa0e66890846dd7cThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:01:32 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a033d08384243d5aa0e66890846dd7cDetails about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebedb8eafefb414aac480bdae582325dThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:35:31 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe. The agency asked Walter Palmer to "contact us immediately."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebedb8eafefb414aac480bdae582325dJohn Mara says Giants have not been allowed to examine JPPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b1a465b050749328eab706a55f876ceThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:53 GMTEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b1a465b050749328eab706a55f876ceClinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78f81da120084e2eba528546a88f5f78Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:10:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78f81da120084e2eba528546a88f5f78Kurt Cobain's family wants death-scene photos kept sealedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de8d8da4111542cc81517b7c2f515dd9Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:00 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de8d8da4111542cc81517b7c2f515dd9Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc35405ee19f4405ada7dcb3eeace958Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:23:46 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was seriously injured by a shark off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc35405ee19f4405ada7dcb3eeace958Police: Thieves target 'Cash Cow' ATMs; steal $500Khttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ecababfe1dc44ceab21fa09ed83ff9aThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:18:45 GMTSLIDELL, La. (AP) — Police say a gang of thieves treated the Cash Cow check-cashing company as their own cash cow, making off with more than $500,000 from ATMs over the past year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ecababfe1dc44ceab21fa09ed83ff9aTrump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e80fdc7184404bf795e8a50c7d959fabThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:09:32 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e80fdc7184404bf795e8a50c7d959fabThe Latest: Trial begins in Virginia for terror suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff3110a25d7447b78ddddd88859f50e2Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:07:47 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest on the trial of terror suspect Irek Hamidullin (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff3110a25d7447b78ddddd88859f50e2Report: Ohio State band song made fun of Holocaust victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1aae69993b748c1835660db39913ec8Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:08:12 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says an unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing the university has pledged to eradicate from the band program.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1aae69993b748c1835660db39913ec8Ukraine will try again for downed plane tribunalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8814510b26524cd2aee265a47052977bThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:37:01 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday that the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again to get U.N. Security Council approval for an international tribunal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8814510b26524cd2aee265a47052977bMan gets 80-year term after killing of pregnant girlfriendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efb58f72f4fc467589f7ebc42ff3c4abThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:33:28 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efb58f72f4fc467589f7ebc42ff3c4abLinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stockshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75d4a2ac2f244b8d8b6152a67ad3adb2Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:58:26 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75d4a2ac2f244b8d8b6152a67ad3adb2Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d17cb35de128490b9052437cea207400Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:45:10 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d17cb35de128490b9052437cea207400Venezuela's largest beer company suspends work at 2 plantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8982d4fc6adc4739814f93be462bfb92Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:35:44 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's largest beer manufacturer is shutting some of its plants because of a lack of imported barley.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8982d4fc6adc4739814f93be462bfb92Mexico issues warrant for extradition of escaped El Chapohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c8f196bc452469ba39a7b71c2852745Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:24:11 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico has issued a provisional warrant to detain escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman based on an extradition request from the United States.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c8f196bc452469ba39a7b71c2852745The Latest: Colorado shooting jurors end day's deliberationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdff3a1e08c247bb8b86aa07698cca47Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:25 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdff3a1e08c247bb8b86aa07698cca47New Nigerian general to head multinational Boko Haram fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8030218e198c4e3280e2ac4707214c17Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:55:39 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army it is hoped can defeat the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly 2 million from their homes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8030218e198c4e3280e2ac4707214c17Family of Mafia Cops victim gets $5 million settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2e5b7787497408da4e9c8f7e20d23d1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:46:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The family of a diamond dealer killed by a pair of crooked New York Police Department detectives — known as the Mafia Cops for moonlighting as hit men for the mob — has won a $5 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2e5b7787497408da4e9c8f7e20d23d1