FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:07:36 -07:00APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red inkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5170d4ba97947f8951560b0604513e3Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:24:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5170d4ba97947f8951560b0604513e3Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f614fc0391314aa294d4a9287c55dfb1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:22:45 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f614fc0391314aa294d4a9287c55dfb1Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a07f235578504b2da49331cc34153935Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:26:42 GMTMULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of followers and relatives of Pakistan's most feared Islamic militant leader attended his burial on Thursday, a day after he was gunned down in an assault on a police convoy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a07f235578504b2da49331cc34153935Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7701644a7adb4fa8a2cecc244d279db0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:41:17 GMTMILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7701644a7adb4fa8a2cecc244d279db0Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c347e7cdcfc345f2b8f44dc5edc50792Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:45:37 GMTLONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British police says the killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed Londoners' health as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c347e7cdcfc345f2b8f44dc5edc50792India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e50abe9fec4987bc0fd99303670593Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:20:54 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people — the country's worst terrorist attack — was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital punishment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e50abe9fec4987bc0fd99303670593Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd3db96bdbe44061a5b28ea5a4e717e3Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:56:31 GMTYOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd3db96bdbe44061a5b28ea5a4e717e3Nephew of lawyer-activist Chen released from China prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b36290b90872453cbb2f6c5699e8fda1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:55:10 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The nephew of lawyer-activist Chen Guangcheng has been released from prison after serving a three-year, three-month sentence widely seen as retribution for his uncle's daring escape from house arrest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b36290b90872453cbb2f6c5699e8fda1Kuwait identifies cell of IS militants active in Iraq, Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a631a7b37d54d52857d331caa7061a7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:48:36 GMTKUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwaiti authorities say they have uncovered a cell of Islamic State militants from the small Gulf nation involved in fighting in Iraq and Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a631a7b37d54d52857d331caa7061a7Kurdish rebels attack tea house in Turkey, killing 2 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58abc3d53d9441ffbd5ff11c3846348dThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:10:02 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have opened fire at a tea house in southeast Turkey, killing a police officer and a civilian, an attack that comes amid renewed violence between the government and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58abc3d53d9441ffbd5ff11c3846348dBeijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/263e5bb20eb142d4abff4d6802b20420Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:45:36 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/263e5bb20eb142d4abff4d6802b20420AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a46b080a77d42b698eed432d96c78d0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:05:43 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a46b080a77d42b698eed432d96c78d0US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in springhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e944df4435b4be48a3966d9aa47c8c0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:01:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e944df4435b4be48a3966d9aa47c8c0Deutsche Bank CEO: Q2 profits 'nowhere near good enough'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb7528b643e4cba8e5fd21804101d16Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:13:20 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb7528b643e4cba8e5fd21804101d16AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57fa8a0b52e46158bf6daee20e14c32Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:03:28 GMTMAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57fa8a0b52e46158bf6daee20e14c32Senate poised to approve 3-month extension to highway billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66396fd8ceeb4781a49cc914bee73456Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:23:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care, leaving a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66396fd8ceeb4781a49cc914bee73456Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a76fa8ce22a471aa430c12e60bd7a90Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:12:31 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a76fa8ce22a471aa430c12e60bd7a90Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Mauihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/512c863da8e240949dba1251a6a23b85Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:12:04 GMTLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/512c863da8e240949dba1251a6a23b85US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b6cb11a395f414db0edbf36562424e5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:57:53 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b6cb11a395f414db0edbf36562424e5Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d144e028ad94f0fa63c992c37b33291Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:24:11 GMTCLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. But in a state where evangelicals wield political influence, he didn't mention religion until 25 minutes into his address, and only then when asked about it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d144e028ad94f0fa63c992c37b33291Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a58363efb249519f83609ceb653f1aThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:13:38 GMTLONDON (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says second-quarter net income rose 27 percent to 293 million pounds ($458 million) as the British government prepares to sell its stake.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a58363efb249519f83609ceb653f1aIsrael passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6468401e8d5b416b9ed31c8a9e518f32Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:36:20 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6468401e8d5b416b9ed31c8a9e518f32Former President Kalam buried in southern Indiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee11d528ea8948fcb7b4a0dafc561d49Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:45:06 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee11d528ea8948fcb7b4a0dafc561d49Russia's ruble extends its slide despite central bank actionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c567755b4774e8c9b95471a3ed28ed0Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:45:23 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil and despite a recent boost from the central bank.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c567755b4774e8c9b95471a3ed28ed0Quotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fa6be6a6e9448b8a79e9a54baba2a6fThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:02:14 GMT"What you have there is basically raw sewage. It's all the water from the toilets and the showers and whatever people put down their sinks, all mixed up, and it's going out into the beach waters." — Marine biologist John Griffith, who examined AP's water quality tests in Rio de Janeiro, where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic water sports.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fa6be6a6e9448b8a79e9a54baba2a6f5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d5aa0a814a4264b148069b63e8f18eThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:09:56 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/09d5aa0a814a4264b148069b63e8f18eEgypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bd8eaf322b148d9894d8b0b9233b77bThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:44:17 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bd8eaf322b148d9894d8b0b9233b77bIBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanesehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b14535434914a8fafb46f62f622b265Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:45:06 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b14535434914a8fafb46f62f622b265Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809b03df94434d32990db60dffc4966fThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:23:12 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809b03df94434d32990db60dffc4966fRenault profit rises in 1st half on European reboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dbcad33b05d4c09a7851969c02caabcThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:16:09 GMTPARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault has reported a sharp rise in its first-half profit as the European car market rebounded strongly in the period.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dbcad33b05d4c09a7851969c02caabcNew film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2b88ee3a054ff58d567f3ca9a1f830Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:53:04 GMTTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2b88ee3a054ff58d567f3ca9a1f830Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c324ab83e88f4d3bb1be2e099f04cc61Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:05:57 GMTFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c324ab83e88f4d3bb1be2e099f04cc61California firefighters control blaze that jumped linehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1832e18a0d0402cb0e3e46eddd8c2deThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:33:53 GMTNAPA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1832e18a0d0402cb0e3e46eddd8c2deMyanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisonershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9073ba5a5d46dcb7df9d788c3c052aThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:57:23 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life terms in prison for illegal logging less than two weeks ago were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc9073ba5a5d46dcb7df9d788c3c052aPanicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e69d325abf4da9b94388e623e9585cThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:35:01 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8e69d325abf4da9b94388e623e9585cAfghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c5c0e3b371643968033f2ad05d710b7Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:40:37 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan — a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c5c0e3b371643968033f2ad05d710b7Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75ba9c4089904ed1802757e4de18fe0cThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:55:10 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75ba9c4089904ed1802757e4de18fe0cAP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8542dd5cfcdd46a9ae99749efc382354Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:16:53 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, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8542dd5cfcdd46a9ae99749efc382354Drug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8837ea3ce954ec5b3d5a43f9adb2100Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:02:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8837ea3ce954ec5b3d5a43f9adb2100Somalia president: No elections in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bcf819a19245038668a35875271baeThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:40:26 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bcf819a19245038668a35875271baeChina falls again but other Asian stocks, Europe higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15c8160a97d4a319885c43ee1977a60Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:43:28 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell again Thursday while other major global markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15c8160a97d4a319885c43ee1977a60Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boyshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c4e18bc181409ebbcc5d8b48cf8deeThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:22:57 GMTTEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged that one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two teens missing at sea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c4e18bc181409ebbcc5d8b48cf8deeLas Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experiencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ea483b69904911855431f36c55a4bcThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:34:15 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ea483b69904911855431f36c55a4bcStallone puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/631153003e034c3aa228c953316a3f6dThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:21:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/631153003e034c3aa228c953316a3f6dPreliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54531b88e43d425cacde333f0a3188f1Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:25:51 GMTDONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists has started in Russia's south.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54531b88e43d425cacde333f0a3188f1Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36c32e0e31c5466c8e44175ab08c945aThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:04:06 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36c32e0e31c5466c8e44175ab08c945aSony quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d2a112b1f5d4ebe82873cbddc782aa4Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:19:00 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d2a112b1f5d4ebe82873cbddc782aa4California to release June water-savings report amid droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d45badf4a3684ecd8ae28f6d3e540fe5Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:18:50 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators were expected Thursday to announce how much water cities conserved in June — the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d45badf4a3684ecd8ae28f6d3e540fe5Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64724b787f1f412ebb9a0c70aa3fdd60Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:38:01 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64724b787f1f412ebb9a0c70aa3fdd60'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e39bca12b6b24453bd32fcd7edf018e8Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:05:20 GMTSAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e39bca12b6b24453bd32fcd7edf018e8