FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jul 2015 03:09:43 -07:00APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red ink, 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. Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs, 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. buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack, 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. oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss, 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. Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health, 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. hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts, 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. robot can pick up after people, help the sick, 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. of lawyer-activist Chen released from China prison, 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. identifies cell of IS militants active in Iraq, Syria, 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. rebels attack tea house in Turkey, killing 2 people, 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. favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics, 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. Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth, 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. economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring, 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. Bank CEO: Q2 profits 'nowhere near good enough', 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. PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes, 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. poised to approve 3-month extension to highway bill, 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. to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy, 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., unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui, 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. official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370, 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. dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record, 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. Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits, 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. passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners, 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. President Kalam buried in southern India, 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.'s ruble extends its slide despite central bank action, 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. in the News, 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. things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians, 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. court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial, 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.'s Watson computing technology learns Japanese, 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. torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370, 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. profit rises in 1st half on European rebound, 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. film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel, 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. drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border, 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. firefighters control blaze that jumped line, 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. pardons almost 7,000 prisoners, 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. 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up, 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. Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan, 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. theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer, 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. Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics, 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. firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings, 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. president: No elections in 2016, 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. falls again but other Asian stocks, Europe higher, 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. for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys, 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. Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience, 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. puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auction, 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. hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia, 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. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom, 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. quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensors, 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. to release June water-savings report amid drought, 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. terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia, 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.'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes, 30 Jul 2015 08:05:20 GMTSAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners."