FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:40:18 -07:00Katie Ledecky improves her own swimming world record in 1,500-meter freestyle to 15:27.71http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e42c53167d8f432db1adc9b19926a264Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:57:42 GMTKAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky improves her own swimming world record in 1,500-meter freestyle to 15:27.71.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e42c53167d8f432db1adc9b19926a264Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent plungehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d538b3fa2447b89f8f4debffda71faMon, 03 Aug 2015 10:00:23 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main stock index 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/e5d538b3fa2447b89f8f4debffda71faGreek stock market reopens with 22 percent losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6cc2faabd12411ea56e975110c1a494Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:49:30 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6cc2faabd12411ea56e975110c1a494How the AP-GfK poll on water was conductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be876a6f692746a8999001992be7e160Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:17:23 GMTThe Associated Press-GfK poll on water and drought was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 9-13. It is based on online interviews of 1,004 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be876a6f692746a8999001992be7e160Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf508f6cbd474972bc5fff131a77e197Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:33:35 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf508f6cbd474972bc5fff131a77e197AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0947b368b6e148e68e284a689d7b44ccMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:06:40 GMTEDITOR'S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. "Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death," an AP story reported. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. World War II was effectively over.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0947b368b6e148e68e284a689d7b44ccClinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV adshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0831b909e34c248049b5a9473964bbMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:29:01 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0831b909e34c248049b5a9473964bbZimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f75d2f57095442d8eb203449c6f5ec3Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:09:19 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f75d2f57095442d8eb203449c6f5ec3Saudi king leaves France after 8-day stay after controversyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/837214b4ebf94c3c909e34726b903d20Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:37:29 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after weeks of controversy surrounding the closure of a public beach during his stay, the top state official in the area said on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/837214b4ebf94c3c909e34726b903d20AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/356f82f93144452abd0c9a94cd45e9e4Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:13:12 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/356f82f93144452abd0c9a94cd45e9e4Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Parishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aebb709a6994ade9bb9f5ff1fa00df5Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:10:44 GMTPARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aebb709a6994ade9bb9f5ff1fa00df5German automakers buying Nokia's HERE map businesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99bfb298be454dd6a5e33ac36513d09fMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:37:57 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A consortium of German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler announced Monday it is buying Nokia Corp.'s HERE map business in a deal that values the unit at 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion) and secures their access to technology that could eventually be used for driverless cars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99bfb298be454dd6a5e33ac36513d09fWho wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c1c0ebde0dd4c5ca89648b7fae01f83Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:18:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c1c0ebde0dd4c5ca89648b7fae01f83New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76f9fd2337a497d85dd28ff986a6831Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:21:56 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/d76f9fd2337a497d85dd28ff986a6831Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a generalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2e91f71d0e477f9025dd0a29afb291Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:46:50 GMTBUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2e91f71d0e477f9025dd0a29afb291GOP candidates woo donors, Koch warns government must shrinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d2ede4152d742419a089cf1d710ac54Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:36:29 GMTDANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Five Republican presidential candidates wooed donors at a weekend retreat where billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if conservatives don't rally others to their cause by demanding a smaller, less-intrusive governmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d2ede4152d742419a089cf1d710ac542 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music festhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88eb63326b0d42f6a36220c36d70900bMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:21:07 GMTPOMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of narcotics at youth-oriented events.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88eb63326b0d42f6a36220c36d70900bGreece: Stock market reopens with 22 percent losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6583822e0f264699ace56383a66eacd8Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:02:27 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange are suffering huge losses of over 22 percent after the market reopened for the first time in more than a month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6583822e0f264699ace56383a66eacd8Charlotte 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/9597f62ed5d7474981b2dd1c0f15f06d10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac011f7ea6124ddfa017eff80d3eccbfMon, 03 Aug 2015 09:54:59 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac011f7ea6124ddfa017eff80d3eccbfUS teen Ledecky improves her own world record in 1,500 freehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b6326045c8b45ae8a69cc0b5d863d9bMon, 03 Aug 2015 09:08:22 GMTKAZAN, Russia (AP) — American teenager Katie Ledecky has improved her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the swimming world championships.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b6326045c8b45ae8a69cc0b5d863d9bIOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by dopinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df2332f7e4c14e31b92e42a0264034bdMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:09:05 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df2332f7e4c14e31b92e42a0264034bdActivists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding manyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9df05f098a834c48897fdc5d27f5c0d0Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:34:36 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9df05f098a834c48897fdc5d27f5c0d0Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power companyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/786409ae144c4227a2fd4e302e535851Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:33:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/786409ae144c4227a2fd4e302e535851Quotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/878115e2c994491486670faa860fc61bMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:01:22 GMT"Climate change is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore." — President Barack Obama in a video posted to Facebook.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/878115e2c994491486670faa860fc61bManhunt continues for suspect in officer's fatal shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/619c2f00fd2644c1904be9b94ed9d884Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:25:31 GMTMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/619c2f00fd2644c1904be9b94ed9d884Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought pollhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/088ae88e6f4e4904b5dd0f0a862224e9Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:16:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture should be a top or high priority over residential needs, wildlife and industry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/088ae88e6f4e4904b5dd0f0a862224e9China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61f31b12d0b548e2a556898778434551Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:53:14 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61f31b12d0b548e2a556898778434551Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0eefb25b477b452889989409ae3592baMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:14:24 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/0eefb25b477b452889989409ae3592baAnalysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/797f508a9f6b4257bfa0adf07d26cffaMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:13:59 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/797f508a9f6b4257bfa0adf07d26cffaSaudi king leaves France after 8 days of beach controversyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52b753740b0c4919bdf256f6a18adeb8Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:55:09 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after eight days of controversy surrounding the public beach that was closed at his arrival.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52b753740b0c4919bdf256f6a18adeb8Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c2c18b95f71452a9af3d460f97d6af7Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:36:19 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.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c2c18b95f71452a9af3d460f97d6af7HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a55cf5474b4c399e50018f6f654db7Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:27:53 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business for $5.2 billion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a55cf5474b4c399e50018f6f654db7Loyd starting to feel more comfortable in the WNBAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e00cca5fc316471093342234c1764907Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:23:22 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd is beginning to pick up the nuisances of the WNBA.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e00cca5fc316471093342234c1764907What's going on with American Pharoah after Haskell winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a83de3bfbe8447fca52e10bb2bf7e56aMon, 03 Aug 2015 06:55:35 GMTOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a83de3bfbe8447fca52e10bb2bf7e56aLEADING OFF: Price Jays debut; Burnett to doc; Cubs-Pirateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd648903a754d1793ce701be308f67dMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:14:34 GMTA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd648903a754d1793ce701be308f67dAsian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e64717655954be3b084210bd34ff085Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:21:54 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory output and employment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e64717655954be3b084210bd34ff085Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Talibanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d1516f9fa9e4185bcb70172a451f61fMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:05:00 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d1516f9fa9e4185bcb70172a451f61f5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18bd736672784bb794bd4aec4c6512d8Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:25:45 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18bd736672784bb794bd4aec4c6512d8Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d79f3f4ce06c45c6b645121ff95dd494Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:30:08 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d79f3f4ce06c45c6b645121ff95dd494Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e1b3df11a6841eab2f73f77c5d6afb6Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:16:57 GMTKALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas, raising her profile amid a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e1b3df11a6841eab2f73f77c5d6afb6Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/662669ffebd841da85e2f3304bd8f4c4Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:52:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/662669ffebd841da85e2f3304bd8f4c4Nearly 60 donors give one-third of all 2016 campaign cashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8802b93a22d247fe98c3e37f5346d098Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:12:02 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8802b93a22d247fe98c3e37f5346d098Contending teams can never have too many relievershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454e464e5afc49468c78894c6786920fMon, 03 Aug 2015 07:13:29 GMTThe Kansas City Royals made it look all so easy in 2014. With their bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, the Royals were almost unbeatable when they had the lead in the seventh inning or later.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454e464e5afc49468c78894c6786920fSEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625306190503486398611b018e816472Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:07:01 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/625306190503486398611b018e816472Democrats happy with Obama outreach as they weigh Iran dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64ee7f8bd30343e591d6205c7132c450Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:21:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64ee7f8bd30343e591d6205c7132c450AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80a2df99fc904c71ac3ef2eacfce57c6Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:47:57 GMTIn the Middle East this past week, attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories threatened to ignite widespread violence in the region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80a2df99fc904c71ac3ef2eacfce57c6Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to take Sinjar from Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee82d1b2431d4cfe932c2eda768fb748Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:33:51 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of Iraq's Kurdish region says that Iraqi Kurds must maintain control of areas in northwestern Iraq, including the city of Sinjar, after they are recaptured from Islamic State militants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee82d1b2431d4cfe932c2eda768fb748Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1902a38c564718ae9324f5318ef552Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:33:02 GMTDOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1902a38c564718ae9324f5318ef552AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b1330e6343b45bd96181d552731c172Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:28:05 GMTBeijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, beating the Kazakh city of Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly close vote to take the games back to the city that hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Chinese capital — the first city to host both the winter and summer games — was seen by the International Olympic Committee as a secure, reliable choice that also offered vast commercial opportunities in a new winter sports market of more than 300 million people in northern China.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b1330e6343b45bd96181d552731c172