Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 1, to Sunday, July 7: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak LLC) 2. Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop” (RCA Records) 3. Imagine…

Cuba economy czar: Reforms entering critical phase

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s economic czar says the Communist-led island’s experiment with limited capitalism is entering a crucial phase this year with the decentralization of bloated state-run businesses. Marino Murillo says the goal is to improve efficiency. He…

10 Sting concerts in NYC will benefit arts group

NEW YORK (AP) — Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public…

Kenyan officials seize ivory disguised as peanuts

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Officials at Kenya’s Mombasa port impounded more than three tons of illegal ivory disguised as peanuts for export to Malaysia, the second such seizure there in less than a week. The ivory was seized…

UK man jailed over US school threat on Facebook

LONDON (AP) — A British man was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in jail for threatening to kill 200 people in a Facebook posting that caused thousands of Tennessee children to stay home from school. Reece…

Head of rail company denies poor safety record

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — The president of a railway company whose train caused a fiery crash, leveling much of a Quebec town and killing at least 13 people, denies allegations his company has a spotty safety record. Edward…

Report: US spy program eyes energy info in LatAm

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A U.S. spy program is widely targeting data on the emails and telephone calls across Latin America, and is focusing on energy issues, not just information related to military, political or terror topics, a…

Seeking death penalty in Boston case? A long road

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle in a state that hasn’t seen an execution in nearly 70…

Stocks head higher for fourth day

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market nudged higher Tuesday, putting it on track for a fourth day of gains, as investors waited for more quarterly results from companies. Investors are turning their attention to corporate earnings after…

Egypt crisis stirs wide debate on democracy’s hold

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Egypt’s political crisis tumbled toward its first night of major bloodshed last week, the country’s army chief was pulled away for a phone call. It was one he couldn’t easily ignore.…