FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:40:51 -0700Angel Yin advances in US Girls' Juniorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb7cd9874664014ace33cc4b8c6a6aeFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Angel Yin won her first-round match Wednesday in the U.S. Girls' Junior, beating Julie Luo 4 and 2 at Forest Highlands.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfGolfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb7cd9874664014ace33cc4b8c6a6aeWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:01:23 GMTJamaica police arrest 41 suspected scammershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3cc7de52d144ae4ab15ee3435eacf2dKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — More than three dozen Jamaicans have been arrested as suspected lottery scammers, police on the Caribbean island said Wednesday.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3cc7de52d144ae4ab15ee3435eacf2dWed, 23 Jul 2014 21:46:17 GMTOcean crash kills teen pilot seeking world recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a3501651c584a678e06fc5d03e1527bINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.aGeneral newsRecord setting eventsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and naturePakistanPacific OceanUnited StatesIndianaAmerican SamoaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a3501651c584a678e06fc5d03e1527bWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:36:02 GMTUS wildlife officials propose limiting snake tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820ad5383f0c4c26b6c190d5526e0682HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceAnimalsSnakesInternational tradeWildlifeReptilesEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsNatural resource managementUnited StatesHawaiiNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820ad5383f0c4c26b6c190d5526e0682Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:21:45 GMTAP source: Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1351ebabe02491c9644cf7a2c1b25bbPro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsNFL PlayoffsSports businessProfessional footballFootballEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1351ebabe02491c9644cf7a2c1b25bbWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:04:14 GMTIraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd8c327ec45c49bcb52d072a45e3ee8cBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsLegislatureGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsNational governmentsTehranBaghdadIraqIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd8c327ec45c49bcb52d072a45e3ee8cWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:25:48 GMTPatriotic parade at big Peru psychiatric hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2ec9dccf09a46fca7f7c3fafe5fccc9LIMA, Peru (AP) — Patients and staff at Peru's largest psychiatric hospital put on a patriotic parade at the facility Wednesday to celebrate the 193rd anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.iGeneral newsPeruLimaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2ec9dccf09a46fca7f7c3fafe5fccc9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:15:44 GMTFDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin makerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c372f21be1d146c39e0117fa7be201c6WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.fBusinessDrug addictionDiseases and conditionsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c372f21be1d146c39e0117fa7be201c6Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:20:45 GMTTwitter admits to diversity problem in workforcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fcc0b1b2d0240c38c44350bd999af8dSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial diversityDemographicsHispanicsSocial issuesSocial affairsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fcc0b1b2d0240c38c44350bd999af8dWed, 23 Jul 2014 21:47:26 GMTCuba, US begin 5-game exhibition baseball serieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e87157e696a640568816a5e8788b2f8bHAVANA (AP) — Cuba is hoping to use a five-game baseball exhibition against a team of U.S. college players to bounce back from recent disappointing international results in a sport that's considered the island's national pastime.iGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsBaseballCollege baseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e87157e696a640568816a5e8788b2f8bWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:26 GMTRoyals beat White Sox 2-1 with run in 9thhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f6c6252fb848d5aaddc6e165689b9aCHICAGO (AP) — Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers could handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f6c6252fb848d5aaddc6e165689b9aWed, 23 Jul 2014 21:39:55 GMTPopisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81f0a73757ec4559b728f620de2fa482ATLANTA (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Popisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81f0a73757ec4559b728f620de2fa482Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:05:08 GMTNew Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/819cda72ba454bbe834474159b229191TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.aOdditiesCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderGeneral newsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/819cda72ba454bbe834474159b229191Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:18 GMTTigers wear down Diamondbacks 11-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7995c7ff638f4ee7ba7c507f04a548a4PHOENIX (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers wore out the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 in a slugfest at Chase Field on Wednesday.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7995c7ff638f4ee7ba7c507f04a548a4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:12:49 GMTBroncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccd8675d06964384864f9b8d1d0bf341ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster.sSportsProfessional footballFootballNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccd8675d06964384864f9b8d1d0bf341Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:33:39 GMTObama supports Hawaii's governor in radio adhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7a5f62cff1f49898b25ce3929a7db01HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-election.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsNational electionsEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7a5f62cff1f49898b25ce3929a7db01Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:32:59 GMTNBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a7ed712f5f4533b61c4204194c13d9SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.aGeneral newsSportsSocial mediaMen's basketballOnline mediaMediaProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a7ed712f5f4533b61c4204194c13d9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:36:09 GMTNavajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea71ebc6cc24f968a302a9fc353299aALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Richard Berry will meet with top Navajo officials on Thursday about the killing of two homeless Native Americans who were found beaten beyond recognition in a vacant lot, his office said.aGeneral newsCrimeNative AmericansMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea71ebc6cc24f968a302a9fc353299aWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:30:23 GMTJailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c22b53dbb918419abc8179b905e5896eCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court.JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c22b53dbb918419abc8179b905e5896eWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:29:01 GMTRockets found at UN Gaza school have gone missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8faae848a9ef4cf1ab3bcc46db62ef5aUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he is "alarmed" to hear that rockets found placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.iGeneral newsGun politicsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8faae848a9ef4cf1ab3bcc46db62ef5aWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:38:04 GMTUS pushes for truce as Gaza battle rageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacf51790e6f4ab29e528560d0dec233GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to at least 695 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.IBRAHIM BARZAKTIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesCease firesHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacf51790e6f4ab29e528560d0dec233Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:45:09 GMTDocument: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87d0036df0464a3eb248ca3c79cfd519BOSTON (AP) — Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87d0036df0464a3eb248ca3c79cfd519Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:32:46 GMTTroops entertain Junior, Rahalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2558d55834547728caa14a84289453bEDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.JIM JOHNSONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2558d55834547728caa14a84289453bWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:52:50 GMTCheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f118ed5232d0496d824426c38da954c4NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.PETER SVENSSONhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f118ed5232d0496d824426c38da954c4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:32:15 GMTFederal judge rules Colorado gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but orders temporary stayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0196c393de45da809ca43ea129367aDENVER (AP) — Federal judge rules Colorado gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but orders temporary stay.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0196c393de45da809ca43ea129367aWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:04:41 GMTNew Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6fa2d52f99f454e9f8edf55af24817cWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes.NICK PERRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsNew ZealandOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6fa2d52f99f454e9f8edf55af24817cWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:35:49 GMTAppeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb77dfa3204d46a5818adf265a6fbbe4MIAMI (AP) — Gay couples in the Florida Keys remain unable to legally marry after a state appeals court declined to intervene in their case.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb77dfa3204d46a5818adf265a6fbbe4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:53:35 GMTHonduran families deported back to a bleak futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba8da6f88c2849bf9e60c3a2d9895e04TOCOA, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestImmigrationCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHondurasCentral AmericaUnited StatesTegucigalpaMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba8da6f88c2849bf9e60c3a2d9895e04Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:34:32 GMTJudge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cb6397086224347b425130ae925f0dbDENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state a chance to appeal.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cb6397086224347b425130ae925f0dbWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:25:57 GMTRubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9b7ddc1c1c044b5a1b5c8b795f30b00WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.lLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionGays and lesbiansConservatismMarriageImmigrationPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9b7ddc1c1c044b5a1b5c8b795f30b00Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:44:02 GMTArizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution beganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717cfd5133ac4f96990e12ad84c7a0acFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.aGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717cfd5133ac4f96990e12ad84c7a0acWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:19:00 GMTTalabani ally is Iraqi Kurds presidential choicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f71935887fc24686b7306af06e7dfb43BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish television is reporting that the Kurdish bloc in Iraq's parliament has named a close political ally in Jalal Talibani's coalition as its choice to replace the outgoing president.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsParliamentary electionsWar and unrestLegislatureGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsNational governmentsTehranIraqBaghdadIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f71935887fc24686b7306af06e7dfb43Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:20:41 GMTMontana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/826715e7c6174df3b47c0cae70889bc0HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesis.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMontanaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/826715e7c6174df3b47c0cae70889bc0Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:48:06 GMTCalls for troops at border echo previous pusheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4101c128a244d1f891654a2b6ba4d98McALLEN, Texas (AP) — When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.ALICIA A. CALDWELLCHRISTOPHER SHERMANpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTroop deploymentsBorder securityImmigration policyState governmentsImmigrationWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsTexasUnited StatesMcAllenIowaCentral AmericaMexicoNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4101c128a244d1f891654a2b6ba4d98Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:44 GMTTestimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers salehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be89f2e880eb44bf9c474cb7957f64d4LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony has ended in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be89f2e880eb44bf9c474cb7957f64d4Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:26:04 GMTNYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accountshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e454ba47b7384a1cbbc0ac1137e34ab1NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityArrestsCrimeIndictmentsComputing and information technologyLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballSportsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanRussiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e454ba47b7384a1cbbc0ac1137e34ab1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:59:17 GMTStudy: 10M have gained coverage through health lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7776c6120a2c4ca19564131cbec10ab3WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country.Associated PresswHealthGovernment and politicsMedical researchIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7776c6120a2c4ca19564131cbec10ab3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:08:58 GMTColon overpowers Seattle in New York's 3-2 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73f412c3f204955b00952ce8a3522b2SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleNew York CityWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73f412c3f204955b00952ce8a3522b2Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:09:01 GMTFire season in West expected to get more intensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae5fece35d53451ba3a7ed11c12102d9GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.aGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherFire weatherFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersGovernment and politicsForestsLocal governmentsEnvironment and natureUnited StatesGrants PassCaliforniaDistrict of ColumbiaPortlandOregonArizonaIdahoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae5fece35d53451ba3a7ed11c12102d9Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:12:59 GMTVenezuelan network Telesur expands into Englishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e0757d42ed4e02ab21aff1936a073aCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Spanish-language television network started by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a vehicle for promoting in Latin America his leftist brand of political change will now reach audiences in English.iGeneral newsTelevisionMediaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e0757d42ed4e02ab21aff1936a073aWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:39:17 GMTFacebook 2Q earnings, revenue soarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffa67cba9ef048209a0f1ffd69a0086cMENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesInformation technologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffa67cba9ef048209a0f1ffd69a0086cWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:16:44 GMTMontana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/911030b102ba4ceaad6b6705ace56382HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsArmed forcesInternational relationsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaHelenaNorth AmericaArkansashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/911030b102ba4ceaad6b6705ace56382Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:01 GMTHorsfield, Crocker win at US Junior Amateurhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92745a6b8cf64c4299d659243c5e7f29THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker won their opening matches Wednesday in the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods.sSportsGolfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92745a6b8cf64c4299d659243c5e7f29Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:04 GMTLockdown lifted at Little Rock Air Force Basehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e05aba12f0ed41fb80baa2d69ac3aa49JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was "no longer credible."aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e05aba12f0ed41fb80baa2d69ac3aa49Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:32:08 GMTAudit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rocketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0a8b64be3934a2a9d5dfe14f9af4d1cWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.wBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0a8b64be3934a2a9d5dfe14f9af4d1cWed, 23 Jul 2014 21:31:48 GMTNunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsidershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e53cbecbfc642c49a2596c3cc74eaa1ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraising2014 United States General ElectionState legislatureUnited States General ElectionCampaignsLegislatureGeneral electionsEventsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesAthensNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e53cbecbfc642c49a2596c3cc74eaa1Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:41:10 GMTMan with medieval-type sword shot by policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdd2d01adff04e08ae63a720c0af6e1cCOVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say a police officer shot a man who was using a large, "medieval"-style sword to swipe at traffic.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeCovingtonGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdd2d01adff04e08ae63a720c0af6e1cWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:45:03 GMTSanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f57ed9a7e64af883e35ec9a3a6a02dWASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.wBusinessGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealthMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f57ed9a7e64af883e35ec9a3a6a02dWed, 23 Jul 2014 23:13:27 GMTCruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d52fe520f4141c0b555952dcc940adaWASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.wGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsWar and unrestMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashForeign policyEconomyBoycottsTransportationGeneral newsEventsGovernment policyInternational relationsBusinessPolitical and civil unrestIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d52fe520f4141c0b555952dcc940adaWed, 23 Jul 2014 21:51:08 GMTMichigan governor's campaign met with ambivalencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf33893be83b48d193b3e8764f77dcc3LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentState governmentsCampaignsPersonnelBusinessMichiganLansingDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf33893be83b48d193b3e8764f77dcc3Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:41:13 GMT