‘Obamacare’ countdown gets under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — With fewer than 100 days before uninsured Americans can sign up for health care, the Obama administration says it’s gearin…

The artwork is shown on the inside of the concrete canoe entry from Utah State university before the National Concrete Canoe Competition in Homer, Ill., Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

What floats these boats? Concrete

Does concrete float? For the hundreds of civil engineering students at the annual National Concrete Canoe Competition, the answer is “yes.”

Italy's equal opportunity and sports minister Josefa Idem attends a press conference at Chigi palace, Premier's office, in Rome, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Idem Ihas apologized for irregularities in the construction of her private residence, but said she would not resign as a result. Josefa Idem said Saturday any irregularities were oversights that she would remedy. Idem said she was not infallible "but I am an honest person and I won't allow anyone to doubt that. " The Olympic canoe racer said she had entrusted professionals with details of the construction and proper registration of the residence and gym she owns in Ravenna. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Italy minister resigns over tax troubles

Italy’s equal opportunities minister, a German-born, eight-time Olympic kayaker, is facing pressure to resign over tax troubles in a case wi…