FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Jul 2014 14:33:40 -0700Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn't saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.aBusinessGeneral newsGender issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:04:21 GMTTowns struggle with debate over immigrant services, Mass. (AP) — The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationMunicipal governmentsImmigrationEducationSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesLynnMassachusettsBostonCentral AmericaGuatemalaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:09 GMT11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaCameroonAfrica, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:36 GMTUS: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:22:00 GMTLinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M YORK (AP) — LinkedIn says it is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.htBusinessTechnologySocial mediaProfessional networkingOnline mediaMediaMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCareers, 22 Jul 2014 21:09:54 GMTEnd comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum, Venezuela (AP) — The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's haphazard community.HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Jul 2014 20:45:15 GMTMicrosoft 4Q earnings come up short on Nokia loss, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that came in below analyst expectations, as it took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:50 GMTMilitary suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help (AP) — Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.wGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 22 Jul 2014 20:15:24 GMTPyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16, France (AP) — The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.JAMEY KEATENsSportsTour de FranceCyclingRoad cyclingDopingMen's sportsDoping regulationsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 21:25:35 GMTExcerpts from conflicting health law rulings (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsNational courtsLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsLegislatureUnited StatesRichmondNorth AmericaVirginia, 22 Jul 2014 20:37:54 GMTFirst lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water (AP) — Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September.STACY A. ANDERSONwHealthGovernment and politicsChild and teen healthBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 22 Jul 2014 21:28:04 GMTNielsen's top television programs for July 14-20 viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTV newsBroadcast televisionTelevisionMediaNews media, 22 Jul 2014 20:10:43 GMTRecreational pot qualifies for Oregon ballot, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.aGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:20 GMTToronto Film Festival unveils lineup YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a star-heavy lineup amid increased festival jockeying for the most plum premieres of Hollywood's fall season.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentToronto International Film FestivalCannes Film FestivalEventsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:31:01 GMTJudge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.aGeneral newsTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:25:51 GMTUS officials: Intel suggests Malaysia plane shot down by separatists, no link to Russia found (AP) — US officials: Intel suggests Malaysia plane shot down by separatists, no link to Russia found.wGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:18 GMTPaterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballSchool athleticsCoachingCollege sportsCorruption in sportsFootballCrimes against childrenCrimeEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional football, 22 Jul 2014 21:15:10 GMTHomeless slayings underscore dangers on the street, N.M. (AP) — The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:32:48 GMTObama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.wHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:18 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 22 Jul 2014 20:31:00 GMTPlane crash bodies removed from war zone, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.SERGEI CHUZAVKOVJUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineKharkivMoscowRussiaNetherlandsBrusselsEuropeDonetskEastern EuropeWestern EuropeBelgium, 22 Jul 2014 21:05:58 GMTJeter, Bauer give Fox a strong week in TV ratings YORK (AP) — Fox can thank Derek Jeter and Jack Bauer for a strong week in the television ratings.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTV newsMLB All-Star GameBaseballProfessional baseballSports mediaSportsTelevisionMediaNews mediaEventsMen's sports, 22 Jul 2014 20:16:45 GMTVA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation LOUIS (AP) — The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is vowing to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.aGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:17:41 GMTSearchers: Last body found after deadly landslide (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said was likely triggered by heavy rainfall.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:51 GMTChrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches (AP) — Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 22 Jul 2014 20:15:06 GMTSuspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of making a bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana last week also is believed to have tried unsuccessfully to rob a bank.aGeneral newsBomb threatsArrestsCrimeTheftViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationLaw and orderLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:44 GMTTropical depression moving westward in Atlantic (AP) — A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days.aGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStorms, 22 Jul 2014 20:36:47 GMTDillon looks for strong NASCAR Nationwide finish, Iowa (AP) — Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady, unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:03:07 GMTNY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks YORK (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderArgentinaNew YorkUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:47 GMTDiscover Financial's 2Q profit jumps 7 percent ANGELES (AP) — Discover Financial Services says its second-quarter net income grew 7 percent as credit card spending and overall loans increased versus a year earlier.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 22 Jul 2014 21:02:14 GMTGeorgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests (AP) — The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.aGeneral newsHealthAllergiesLegal proceedingsDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:06:04 GMTJury selected after 2 days in porch shooting trial (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a woman on his porch.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:40 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 21, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMedia, 22 Jul 2014 20:11:13 GMTJakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the nation's people.NINIEK KARMINIALI KOTARUMALOSiGeneral newsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsNational electionsVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:39 GMTFord names Galhotra as Lincoln's new president, Mich. (AP) — Ford's luxury Lincoln division is getting a new president.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:39:55 GMTRosol, Berlocq and Montanes win in Umag, Croatia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic needed a late rally to beat 100th-ranked Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisCroatiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 20:27:19 GMTAt 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.aGeneral newsScienceWeatherVolunteerismSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:32:59 GMTMontana judge censured over rape comments, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCensuresCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsMontanaHelenaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 21:27:06 GMTDeaf educator and pioneer Robert Panara dies at 94, N.Y. (AP) — Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture, has died. He was 94.aGeneral newsObituariesDeaf cultureLanguage educationHearing loss and deafnessLifestyleEducationSocial affairsBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDiseases and conditionsHealthPerforming artsRochesterUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:39:40 GMTMicrosoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:55:25 GMTLast body found in Washington mudslide, Wash. (AP) — Search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:11:58 GMTAt least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsImprovised explosivesBombingsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 22 Jul 2014 21:05:53 GMTOops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.DINA CAPPIELLOhtArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityOnline mediaMediaEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 22 Jul 2014 20:09:39 GMTDan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesWomen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSportsWomen's sportsWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:07:16 GMTUS cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland have been indicted, authorities said Tuesday.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeOrganized crimeSmugglingLaw and orderPuerto RicoCaribbeanSt. MartinNetherlandsSint MaartenLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeNetherlands Antilles, 22 Jul 2014 20:36:16 GMTUS stocks climb as earnings reports roll in YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsPricesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:20:58 GMTSeahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.The Associated PresssSportsProfessional footballFootball, 22 Jul 2014 21:21:18 GMTUS: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Jul 2014 21:02:03 GMTTCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"sSportsCriminal investigationsAthlete injuriesCollege footballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Jul 2014 20:38:30 GMTChipotle and Crocs are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 22 Jul 2014 20:22:12 GMT