FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:09:19 -07:00US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df49f127fa0f4fa1b0094ffd041bdcfcMon, 03 Aug 2015 12:47:50 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df49f127fa0f4fa1b0094ffd041bdcfcMan throws chain saws at deputy during East Texas chasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82052a8080004a9c8306e1fa053e77e5Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:34:05 GMTLUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chain saws being tossed at an officer by the fleeing driver.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82052a8080004a9c8306e1fa053e77e5Russian forces kill 6 suspected militants in North Caucasushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/658b7dc595ab4bc8b4c22589bdb32918Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:48:25 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces have killed six suspected militants in the North Caucasus.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/658b7dc595ab4bc8b4c22589bdb32918Exor buying PartnerRe in deal valued at about $6.9 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f984ee21ecf74098984163c0fa323199Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:45:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — PartnerRe's biggest shareholder, Italian investment company Exor, is buying the reinsurer in a deal worth about $6.9 billion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f984ee21ecf74098984163c0fa323199Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b417e546ba1b490a809259ee52ba238fMon, 03 Aug 2015 12:27:19 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b417e546ba1b490a809259ee52ba238fSoldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac7a2706c62f43bc85518624d0088646Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:43:15 GMTASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian soldiers have begun building a fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac7a2706c62f43bc85518624d0088646Massachusetts woman's chicken getting $2,500 prosthetic leghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e0e9ca943194929857b7d1e1290b246Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:02:16 GMTCLINTON, Mass. (AP) — This chicken leg isn't for eating.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e0e9ca943194929857b7d1e1290b246Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3ed78583cd84a7f9e580773eb9fcec6Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:22:43 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National Library of Israel said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3ed78583cd84a7f9e580773eb9fcec6Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/372af38753d34a288b1bd2f2aacbe363Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:58:56 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/372af38753d34a288b1bd2f2aacbe363Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5efc978656fb40e58d3d3a97399ce992Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:56:56 GMTMADRID (AP) — A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5efc978656fb40e58d3d3a97399ce992Europe stocks rise despite Greece plunge; Asia closes downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6320874b40ea4a04b2e0ea9ba22c73c1Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:09:36 GMTBEIJING (AP) — European stocks mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark, which reopened after a five-week shutdown. Asian shares closed lower on evidence of weakness in Chinese manufacturing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6320874b40ea4a04b2e0ea9ba22c73c1German immigrant population at 10.9M, highest since 2005http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd1901b4eeb4852b5cb9c2c499c4c83Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:51:10 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German authorities say the number of immigrants living in the country reached 10.9 million last year — a million more than three years earlier, and the highest figure since they started compiling numbers a decade ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd1901b4eeb4852b5cb9c2c499c4c83Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfab72f130de40c9a06e7ccebcd400f6Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:07:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfab72f130de40c9a06e7ccebcd400f6Diack fights back at allegations of widespread dopinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbccd41ef2c4cc38b61326900a4cde3Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:22:33 GMTPARIS (AP) — With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations that could lead to a reshuffle of Olympic and world championship podiums for more than a decade, IAAF president Lamine Diack defended his organization's anti-doping record and dismissed the accusations as a "joke" on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbccd41ef2c4cc38b61326900a4cde3Indian Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627c14ecf9bc49bfacf3a4f2e698b631Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:57:15 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The speaker of India's Parliament on Monday barred 25 opposition legislators from its sessions for the rest of the week for causing "grave disorder" after they created noisy scenes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/627c14ecf9bc49bfacf3a4f2e698b631US consumer spending edges up in Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4ec483b11fe4fbda8f64a092ed066a9Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:53:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4ec483b11fe4fbda8f64a092ed066a9New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9de008666740b3837f9777b6179bb8Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:37:32 GMTLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9de008666740b3837f9777b6179bb8UK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9da626f60d294d37b65e64a3b73b5732Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:33:21 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's police watchdog says it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9da626f60d294d37b65e64a3b73b5732Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles awayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cd047e9e72143ea86f354f1668930eeMon, 03 Aug 2015 12:25:54 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles has turned up safe 350 miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cd047e9e72143ea86f354f1668930eeCharlotte officer's voluntary manslaughter trial startshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9597f62ed5d7474981b2dd1c0f15f06dMon, 03 Aug 2015 10:10:33 GMTThe first witness was expected to testify after opening statements Monday in the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after he wrecked his car and was knocking on doors looking for help.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9597f62ed5d7474981b2dd1c0f15f06dMali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aa269f3b6af4af68f31bb93cecc4af1Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:12:23 GMTBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aa269f3b6af4af68f31bb93cecc4af1Asia stocks hit by weak China manufacturing, Athens diveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f366d48e5f7c4cd4ad4410c28578d512Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:35:31 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on Asian stocks Monday but European markets mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark which reopened after a five-week shutdown.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f366d48e5f7c4cd4ad4410c28578d512Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 17 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcbf556a6f93447d9390255ce5f8a2b5Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:37:28 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 17 people on Monday, activists said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcbf556a6f93447d9390255ce5f8a2b5Poland seeks to move graves to reach remains of WWII heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd47933a784443d0a3ecbbb221a94bf5Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:46:08 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish history institute is seeking to exhume and move the graves of 194 communist-era figures in order to reach the remains buried below — World War II and independence heroes killed on orders from some of those officials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd47933a784443d0a3ecbbb221a94bf5Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6bc77d1971244189aae5a160b7ed4c3Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:23:37 GMTHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6bc77d1971244189aae5a160b7ed4c3Cowboys' Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d48d7e2a2fc429195666b296e353306Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:46:26 GMTOXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d48d7e2a2fc429195666b296e353306Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa6c6a7ec3fd4bc5b064dd11b472fe09Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:29:55 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa6c6a7ec3fd4bc5b064dd11b472fe09Israel: Thousands of rare Hebrew texts soon available onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1445fe621e6b43d493bb2be8f777a1f9Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:08:34 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The National Library of Israel will soon make one of the world's oldest surviving Hebrew bibles, dating back more than 1,000 years, available online.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1445fe621e6b43d493bb2be8f777a1f9Hundreds of strangers mourn Ohio girl found dead in cribhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/922172bc5f4040b49b561ad4221bf0d0Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:32:00 GMTMEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 21-month-old girl whose decomposed body was found in her crib in an Ohio apartment is being mourned by hundreds of people who didn't know her but were moved by her story.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/922172bc5f4040b49b561ad4221bf0d0Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/744efa682a6e4b1190c7ffe5c15db442Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:03:40 GMTROME (AP) — Italian investigators say they've discovered how the No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on Sicilian sheep ranches.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/744efa682a6e4b1190c7ffe5c15db442Police: Woman killed in crash after 'American Idol' auditionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6eaf60d798b426981e773c68195d498Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:50:08 GMTLOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia after attending "American Idol" auditions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6eaf60d798b426981e773c68195d498Trial to start for Charlotte officer who fatally shot manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c5ac9aef58f416cb489b996c22356c2Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:24:13 GMTOpening statements were scheduled Monday for the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after he wrecked his car and was knocking on doors looking for help.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c5ac9aef58f416cb489b996c22356c2Analysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5094fb3c67ae45c8a72c6d3cf31e976cMon, 03 Aug 2015 11:40:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5094fb3c67ae45c8a72c6d3cf31e976cSon demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5b5a49ec3c1443086b78c9e282f513cMon, 03 Aug 2015 10:45:52 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5b5a49ec3c1443086b78c9e282f513cYear later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8fcdb039d93406ebc63851a514f5286Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:31:24 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fatal Confrontations with Police," an upcoming book published by The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books ).http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8fcdb039d93406ebc63851a514f5286Celebrity chef: Trump lawsuit against him is 'without merit'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279407a22dd54dd3addf1820ca6e31c8Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:58:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jose Andres has responded to a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump's organization against Andres' organization for backing out of a hotel project in Washington.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279407a22dd54dd3addf1820ca6e31c8India orders telecoms to block more than 850 adult websiteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/583dc55249a44856896d6c155dca7368Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:32:59 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India has ordered Internet service providers to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social decency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/583dc55249a44856896d6c155dca7368Malaysian agency: money in Najib's accounts came from donorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c9ff28f38b94b20a57b7c0368aaae1eMon, 03 Aug 2015 12:34:33 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency says $700 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts came from donations, not from a debt-ridden state investment fund.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c9ff28f38b94b20a57b7c0368aaae1eLoyd starting to feel more comfortable in the WNBAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef15d5b442fc42a6b86f35eb20bcd1c3Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:41:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd is beginning to pick up the nuances of the WNBA.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef15d5b442fc42a6b86f35eb20bcd1c3Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/449dc30375cc47aba38e45daa87f45f7Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:09:03 GMTMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a man who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/449dc30375cc47aba38e45daa87f45f7Pelosi praises papal climate encyclical during Italy visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c391adc9184b23a941e87e1b6f017bMon, 03 Aug 2015 12:46:33 GMTMILAN (AP) — Leading U.S. Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Monday called the pope's climate encyclical "an important new effective asset" in pushing forward policy to slow global warming by bringing aboard a new audience.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c391adc9184b23a941e87e1b6f017bHead of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12df912c21864eb6ba3b054df95ca952Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:07:06 GMTFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country's health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12df912c21864eb6ba3b054df95ca952UN agency for Palestinians says school closures loomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f84e5b8658a4430bc7a1c31b095dc4eMon, 03 Aug 2015 11:36:21 GMTGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees says a $101 million funding gap could keep 500,000 Palestinian students out of school this fall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f84e5b8658a4430bc7a1c31b095dc4eGerman gov't stresses press freedom amid treason probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9446a1ac9cab4211b259c28d0a857b61Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:50:39 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff stressed the German government's commitment to protecting press freedom Monday in the wake of a much-criticized decision by federal prosecutors to open a treason investigation against two journalists.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9446a1ac9cab4211b259c28d0a857b61Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9153ff0933dd4092b2fb22e3b0ad68f0Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:38:09 GMTBAGO, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9153ff0933dd4092b2fb22e3b0ad68f0US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in June, weakest gain in 4 months; income riseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/081d5ab5602b48ee8b0a4e2c181586b7Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:35:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in June, weakest gain in 4 months; income rises.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/081d5ab5602b48ee8b0a4e2c181586b7SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b8d1780404b4bce9d01da7784e22b25Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:17:56 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive coordinators, just perhaps not quite this much.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b8d1780404b4bce9d01da7784e22b25Ledecky shocked after improving 1,500 world record in heatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b049fc4dc274653b873d2ff8917d151Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:30:02 GMTKAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky touched the wall, turned around, spit out some water, curled her mouth into a big smile and began waving her finger.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b049fc4dc274653b873d2ff8917d151Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/356242b94079443387a9a0bbd296c956Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:11:40 GMTDOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/356242b94079443387a9a0bbd296c956German ex-jihadi says he'll tell 'truth' on Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0c5cdb06f5941a8a97a8eb337ffee47Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:53:51 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A 26-year-old German ex-jihadi says he plans to reveal details about the inner workings of the Islamic State group "so that the world knows the truth."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0c5cdb06f5941a8a97a8eb337ffee47