Miners, deal stocks, Apple rise on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and news of several corporate deals were in focus Monday on an otherwise quiet day on the stock market. Newmont Mining and Cliffs Natural Resources were among the biggest gainers in the…

US budget deficit down 37.6 percent through July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reported a $97.6 billion deficit for July but remains on track to post its lowest annual budget gap in five years. July’s figure raises the deficit so far for the 2013 budget…

Main issues behind Egypt’s political stalemate

The main issues behind Egypt’s political stalemate that threatens to spiral into more violence: ELECTORAL LEGITIMACY Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, including members of his Muslim Brotherhood, are rallying behind the motto of “Return of legitimacy,” referring…

Suspected gunman dies after Seattle bus shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a Metro bus driver who was shot in downtown Seattle is in satisfactory condition at a hospital. Spokeswoman Leila Gray also says a suspect wounded by police is in critical condition after the…
Workers help clear away mud and debris deposited a few days earlier in a flash flood, in Manitou Springs, Colo., Monday Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Woman missing after Colo. mudslide is found safe

A woman reportedly rescued after a deadly mudslide and flood in Manitou Springs was being treated at a hospital Monday, and authorities were investigating whether she is the last person unaccounted for after the storm.…
This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair.   (AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh)

Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama

The Missouri State Fair on Monday permanently banned a rodeo clown whose imitation of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull has been widely criticized as disrespectful.…

Lincoln brand introducing dealers to luxury buyers

CHICAGO (AP) — How to sell a Lincoln in 2013: Make the dealership smell like luxury. And lay out some wine and cheese. After decades of selling hulking Town Cars to retirees, Ford Motor Co. wants the Lincoln…

Albuquerque hopes ‘Breaking Bad’ ending a start

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been five years of meth addicts, deadly shootings, violent drug traffickers and hidden secrets of the desert. And throughout the filming of AMC hit television series “Breaking Bad” in Albuquerque, interest in this…

Stocks cut losses at midday; BlackBerry jumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and a handful of corporate deals are in focus on Wall Street on an otherwise quiet summer day on the stock market. Stock indexes were lower in early trading as investors reacted…

Feds: Trinidad casino owner stiffed US on taxes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is charged with failing to pay taxes on nearly $4 million in earnings from a casino he owned in Trinidad. David Migliore is scheduled to make an initial appearance Monday…
FILE - This 2013 file photo released Sunday Aug. 11, 2013 by Andrew Spanswick, a friend of James Lee DiMaggio, shows DiMaggio posing for a photo in a restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Spanswick, File)

Suspect in Idaho shootout fired once or twice

A close family friend suspected of abducting a 16-year old girl after killing her mother and younger brother fired his rifle at FBI agents before they killed him deep in the Idaho wilderness, authorities said Monday.…

NH man said to have made threats before shooting

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general says a YWCA where a father shot his 9-year-old son to death during a supervised weekend visit had used a metal detector on the man in the past but did…

Son of Del. courthouse gunman remains in custody

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware optometrist will remain in custody pending a detention hearing on charges he conspired with his family over several years to torment and stalk his ex-wife following a bitter divorce and custody…

NYPD wrongly targeted minorities, judge rules

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge appointed an independent monitor Monday to oversee changes to the New York Police Department’s contentious policy known as stop and frisk after finding it intentionally discriminates based on race, a significant…

Stocks slip after Japan’s growth disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street after Japan’s economic growth came in weaker than analysts had expected. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,399…