Puerto Rico sees surge in homeless population

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Caridad Colon had never known what it was like to be hungry, homeless or unemployed in her 47 years living in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. She was financially independent for…

Egypt’s emerging leaders after Morsi’s overthrow

CAIRO (AP) — A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi: —Interim President Adly Mansour, 67, a judge: Mansour emerged from near-obscurity when he became head of the…

Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois was poised to become the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Wednesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline. Both chambers…

Placido Domingo in hospital in Spain with embolism

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs. Domingo’s representative says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to…

Ala. man accused of robbing bank waits for police

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — Police in one Alabama city didn’t have to go far to find a man suspected of robbing a bank: He was sitting on a bench in the shade of the bank’s awning. The man…

Oil up slightly as Fed, OPEC, supply data awaited

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil followed stocks higher Tuesday as traders awaited news on U.S. crude supplies, OPEC production and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy stance. In afternoon trading in New York, U.S. benchmark crude for August delivery…
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More questions: UK lawmakers to recall Murdoch

British lawmakers will recall Rupert Murdoch to London for further questions about a leaked recording in which he appeared to dismiss evidence of wrongdoing at his U.K. newspaper titles.…

Placido Domingo in hospital in Spain with embolism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs. Domingo’s representative says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to…

Meredith Vieira to host daily talk show in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show. Producer NBCUniversal says “The Meredith Vieira Show” will launch in fall 2014 as a weekday program that will “make viewers laugh, learn…

Former judge admits flaws in secret court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former judge is denying that a secret court is acting as a “rubber stamp” in approving surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. James Robertson — who served on that court — says…

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, July 1, to Sunday, July 7, via Facebook, Tumblr,…

Russia: Syrian rebels made, used sarin nerve gas

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador says Russian experts have determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March. International analysts say a March 19 chemical weapon…