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Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it.
Retail rivals crash Amazon's  Prime Day party

Retail rivals crash Amazon's Prime Day party

NEW YORK — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group.
Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

LONDON — Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes.

Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete

ATHENS, Greece — A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II.

US industrial production unchanged in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production was flat in June, as a slump in utilities was offset by gains in output by factories and mining. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production increased 0.
Jennifer Lopez makes up concert interrupted by power outage

Jennifer Lopez makes up concert interrupted by power outage

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert over the weekend.
Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

PARIS — The No. 2 in the French government has resigned over reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of France's taxpayers.
Graphic suicide scene edited out of '13 Reasons Why' finale

Graphic suicide scene edited out of '13 Reasons Why' finale

LOS ANGELES — Netflix has decided to remove a graphic suicide scene from the Season 1 finale of its show "13 Reasons Why" as the series prepares to launch its third season.
Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

WASHINGTON — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S.
Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimetres )