FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:19:52 -0700House GOP scrambles for votes on border billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c909dff3bf6d43f1b034bf7dd8bc50a7WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyBorder securityLegislatureLegislationEmergency managementImmigrationPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c909dff3bf6d43f1b034bf7dd8bc50a7Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:13:30 GMTMan on FBI's Most Wanted list in custodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fa66c46492046b3899ed215281b7779NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderLake CharlesLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fa66c46492046b3899ed215281b7779Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:09:24 GMTJournal Communications, Scripps Co. announce dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd83e6a8f96547b18ac3d9ae3f1b17c4MILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company.aBusinessGeneral newsOwnership changesCorporate newsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd83e6a8f96547b18ac3d9ae3f1b17c4Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:51:46 GMTIndians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af513202d2e84da8830bce84c4026f67CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af513202d2e84da8830bce84c4026f67Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:16:35 GMTMinnesota officer killed making traffic stophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf075b986cd48dab6e2adb453df9c1fWEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota was fatally shot Wednesday while making a traffic stop and authorities said they were searching for a suspect.JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cf075b986cd48dab6e2adb453df9c1fThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:33:30 GMTCinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47608692cd9d4d439e43e409495d1fd1Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesObituariesGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47608692cd9d4d439e43e409495d1fd1Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:44:01 GMTSamsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf34ed03742948a6b2d8be594f749ef4SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesIndustrial products and servicesInformation technologySouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf34ed03742948a6b2d8be594f749ef4Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:17:32 GMTCho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committeehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d93d81ece2a448eab35981d349471aadSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.HYUNG-JIN KIMiBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports governanceOlympic gamesTable tennisWinter Olympic gamesEventsSouth KoreaPyeongchangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d93d81ece2a448eab35981d349471aadThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:18:23 GMTSuspect in Minnesota officer killing in custodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e37834cfe174859a1f5c0ea29c5d6b4WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota was fatally shot Wednesday while making a traffic stop, and authorities had a suspect in custody after a gun battle hours later.JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e37834cfe174859a1f5c0ea29c5d6b4Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:38:16 GMTScherzer helps Tigers to 7-2 win over White Soxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61ac5fcb22344c3ab2c1ad0797bf3f72DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61ac5fcb22344c3ab2c1ad0797bf3f72Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:32:54 GMT1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cc89804e8d24e6882dcd291655915d5RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cc89804e8d24e6882dcd291655915d5Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:59:19 GMTKFC owner says China scandal hurting saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68f7e0a615a749748b9a2f7e431c2ba0BEIJING (AP) — The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains says a scandal over food safety in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company's global profit.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68f7e0a615a749748b9a2f7e431c2ba0Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:07:20 GMTRangers get rare series win, 3-2 over Yankeeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fa5655de3df42b687a9b1fb205e457eARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colby Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fa5655de3df42b687a9b1fb205e457eThu, 31 Jul 2014 03:03:15 GMTPipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62c365bcd6ab4ff98bcdb4d7347d6a68LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.BRIAN MELLEYMICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsFloodsHigher educationCollege basketballMen's basketballProfessional organizationsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesSocial groups and organizationsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62c365bcd6ab4ff98bcdb4d7347d6a68Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:00:00 GMTLandslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0dfb2eb3a144b8b8c7a4d25760791fNEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers worked in rain Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsNatural disastersFloodsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce0dfb2eb3a144b8b8c7a4d25760791fThu, 31 Jul 2014 02:40:21 GMTCrews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoiashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d00a6995214f42d39cb5f1f531f78e13YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.aGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaMercedUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d00a6995214f42d39cb5f1f531f78e13Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:47:50 GMTTokyo governor defends venue relocation planshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8405450506154d548babeeff9596b8cdTOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.JIM ARMSTRONGsSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8405450506154d548babeeff9596b8cdThu, 31 Jul 2014 02:28:23 GMTObama takes tougher line against Gaza casualtieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51cbb47b828243908db9822293d0c5cdWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestMilitary and defenseInternational relationsGeneral newsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesGaza StripMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51cbb47b828243908db9822293d0c5cdThu, 31 Jul 2014 00:57:07 GMTHouse would block Obama from curbing deportationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaa073992a64402d97bb824a206f1b32WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say the House will vote to block President Barack Obama from extending relief from deportation to any more immigrants here illegally.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureImmigration policyBorder securityEmergency managementLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment policyMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIsraelNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaa073992a64402d97bb824a206f1b32Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:35:33 GMTKluber outpitches Hernandez in 2-0 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaf0a27707c849babe80f174e107b74aCLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' new ace outdueled one of the top pitchers in baseball Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaf0a27707c849babe80f174e107b74aThu, 31 Jul 2014 03:06:14 GMT2018 Olympics organizers elect new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/544a84524ba24957ad77d962fe181450SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.HYUNG-JIN KIMiBusinessGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceTable tennisWinter Olympic gamesEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaPyeongchangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/544a84524ba24957ad77d962fe181450Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:04:03 GMTAP PHOTOS: At least 17 die in Gaza school attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0fea1aa71f44b219ef9d27064490ce3JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shelling of a school crowded with refugees in Gaza early Wednesday killed at least 17 people and wounded 90 more, according to Palestinian health officials.The Associated PressiGeneral newsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0fea1aa71f44b219ef9d27064490ce3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:57:31 GMTWar College to make final decision on Sen. Walshhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fa7d77fc6f54356b8b886cb201d9505HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducationArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegislatureSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMontanaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fa7d77fc6f54356b8b886cb201d9505Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:07:35 GMTAustralians leaders differ on Russian role in warhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dad7c18ff96e433fa5cc30047bb23595CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsRussiaAustraliaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dad7c18ff96e433fa5cc30047bb23595Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:34:36 GMTVegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7171007c7b384b2cbb96b01447e87391LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree in Las Vegas as "total terror."MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7171007c7b384b2cbb96b01447e87391Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:34:52 GMTDetroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97ec695107974b6e885f07c6259504dfDETROIT (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97ec695107974b6e885f07c6259504dfThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:03:41 GMTHearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer changehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78df4ce1e89646e48db7283143818f38HONOLULU (AP) — A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78df4ce1e89646e48db7283143818f38Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:42:55 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e5f417a42c043cab04a852f968ed93dYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCollege basketballBasketballSportsCollege sportsWomen's basketballWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e5f417a42c043cab04a852f968ed93dThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:51:16 GMTJerry Jones: Brent out of rehab, NFL question nexthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de64032437e1457a95e8c25d7af00f0eOXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsAthlete healthSports businessProfessional footballFootballTexasDallasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de64032437e1457a95e8c25d7af00f0eThu, 31 Jul 2014 02:02:54 GMTToronto beats Boston 6-1 to sweep Red Soxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72cd9e46562b4ae3bd281e2758aa3ea9BOSTON (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory, a 6-1 win over the slumping Boston Red Sox.JIMMY GOLENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBostonTorontoMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72cd9e46562b4ae3bd281e2758aa3ea9Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:07:56 GMTAppeal planned in dismissal of school plot chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b0e14e9cd464a3e9284d67439fc8814WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to appeal the dismissal of six charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota high school.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b0e14e9cd464a3e9284d67439fc8814Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:58:17 GMTGausman sharp as Orioles beat Angels 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b9a42d8b8ff4cfdaf21ddcc438f4393BALTIMORE (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Adam Jones homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in nine games.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b9a42d8b8ff4cfdaf21ddcc438f4393Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:57:47 GMTPlayers describe punch that killed soccer refereehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914c0a09cbfb44c9a5f8e69ce1c7af87LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A soccer referee who was fatally punched by a player during a recreational game in suburban Detroit did not expect the attack, one of the player's teammates testified Wednesday.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsSportsSoccerCrimeViolent crimeMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914c0a09cbfb44c9a5f8e69ce1c7af87Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:19:17 GMT6 treated for carbon monoxide during UCLA cleanuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c525005f3bff46e8916b301e5b9f2229LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 6 people who were helping clean up UCLA's flooded Pauley Pavilion are being treated for exposure to carbon monoxide.aGeneral newsHealthSportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c525005f3bff46e8916b301e5b9f2229Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:52:36 GMTSeattle police: 1 officer issued most pot ticketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e471a655026411693f6fae63142a8bbSEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.aGeneral newsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e471a655026411693f6fae63142a8bbThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:42:16 GMTPlane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9157b803577416ba7d14b67db664efdSAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing one woman on board and seriously injuring another, a fire spokesman said.aGeneral newsAccidentsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportationSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9157b803577416ba7d14b67db664efdThu, 31 Jul 2014 02:32:47 GMTStern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08280749f6944785b7bc05ebd634f8a9NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.BRIAN MAHONEYaGeneral newsSportsInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballSports team ownership changesBasketballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional basketballNew YorkLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08280749f6944785b7bc05ebd634f8a9Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:47:18 GMTHouse approves VA health care overhaulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eabdc866a3f14a80a771dbc2aa5e5c9aWASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureState governmentsHealth care reformMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislationPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eabdc866a3f14a80a771dbc2aa5e5c9aThu, 31 Jul 2014 00:44:48 GMTJohn Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washingtonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26379666ccad4f29b90d7bdd80a93dccWASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi Open, John Isner swore, gave clipped answers and complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26379666ccad4f29b90d7bdd80a93dccThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:50:43 GMTCongress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb8594eddc84573b1c2a9a10a9b658dWASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.DAVID ESPOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical corruptionLegislationImmigration policyPolitical partiesImmigrationImpeachmentsMilitary and defenseVeteransPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb8594eddc84573b1c2a9a10a9b658dThu, 31 Jul 2014 02:34:23 GMTTeen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3e036ab411b45ef9891bc9163da8b99NEW YORK (AP) — A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsInternational tradeLegal proceedingsJuvenile crimeCrimeEconomyBusinessLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3e036ab411b45ef9891bc9163da8b99Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:19:43 GMTSkydiver killed in San Diego County jumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33b5395674d04ff7ab04c27f7989830aJAMUL, Calif. (AP) — A skydiver who plunged to his death in San Diego County had three decades of parachuting experience and was wearing an emergency safety device — but authorities say it was turned off.aGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33b5395674d04ff7ab04c27f7989830aThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:11:52 GMTSF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69130acb00374eb3a505903b833aeaa3SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69130acb00374eb3a505903b833aeaa3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:56:50 GMTArgentina heads into default as debt talks failhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d66357fc32b44d4f8ae4255af73920d5NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaBuenos AiresUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d66357fc32b44d4f8ae4255af73920d5Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:49:33 GMTPowell maybe not told early about CIA techniqueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca27624a93384054b0def50d46fa0976WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.KEN DILANIANEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureInternational relationsClassified informationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfarePolitical issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca27624a93384054b0def50d46fa0976Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:13:18 GMTTexas search group resumes drone usehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d5a3b20783a45928118520696ad0f3dHOUSTON (AP) — A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsDrone aircraftTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d5a3b20783a45928118520696ad0f3dThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:46:13 GMTJeter gets presidential farewell in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8547bdbba01f4c69b5eb9af454f4f880ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8547bdbba01f4c69b5eb9af454f4f880Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:08:09 GMTBoston man charged with rape at Urban concerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc4c843eb3e4ddaa392c581d3652051MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating a possible sexual assault at a weekend Keith Urban concert at which dozens of people were treated for excessive drinking.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc4c843eb3e4ddaa392c581d3652051Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:34:11 GMTNeale, Gillman lead Junior PGA at Miramonthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0561c3eb6894b8b8cdb084aefff77e5BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Gordon Neale shot a 7-under 64 on Wednesday at Miramont to top the boys' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and Kristen Gillman increased her lead to three strokes in the girls' division.sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfEventsMen's sportsTexasBryanCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0561c3eb6894b8b8cdb084aefff77e5Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:09:59 GMTLandslide hits Indian village, killing at least 21http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/858fb2f7df5d427bb10886a6803fbde8NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers worked in rain Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsNatural disastersFloodsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersStormsGovernment and politicsIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/858fb2f7df5d427bb10886a6803fbde8Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:56:21 GMT