August 6, 2013 Also: Alex Rodriguez is booed as he returns to the Yankees' lineup; President Obama will go to Phoenix to discuss the economy; three die in rural Pennsylvania after a gunman attacks a town meeting; and hundreds of scantily-clad people flood Times Square for 'Underwear Day'.
August 5, 2013 Also: a California man is charged with deliberately driving his car into a crowd of people; closing arguments are set for accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger; pro baseball is apparently ready to sanction players for performance enhancing drug use; and the next Doctor Who is announced!
August 1, 2013 New claims for unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 in the week ending July 27 — the lowest level for initial jobless claims in more than five years, according to the Labor Department. Employment data for the month of July is due to be released Friday.
August 1, 2013 An attorney for Bob Filner says the city failed to meet its legal requirement and therefore should foot the mayor's legal bills.
July 31, 2013 Two thieves entered the Kronometry shop in Cannes, France, and reportedly threatened staffers with a gun and a hand grenade. Three days earlier, a gunman slipped into the nearby Carlton Intercontinental hotel and made off with $136 million in valuables.
July 31, 2013 Also: The FBI asks Edward Snowden's father to persuade him to come home; polls open in Zimbabwe; a French luxury watch store is robbed days after a thief steals diamonds from a nearby shop; and actress Eileen Brennan dies.
July 30, 2013 The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows home prices were up 12.2 percent in May from a year ago.
July 30, 2013 Also: A Taliban jailbreak frees hundreds of militants in Pakistan; Tropical Storm Flossie is downgraded; a European Union official visits ousted Egyptian president Morsi; and beleaguered San Diego mayor Bob Filner asks the city council to foot his legal bills in an alleged sexual harassment case.
July 12, 2013 Also: The co-creator of Twister dies; the Pakistani girl shot by Taliban militants will speak at the U.N.; the Texas state senate is expected to pass new abortion restrictions; and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is running for New York City comptroller.
July 11, 2013 Also: California prisoners stage hunger strikes; the Colorado movie theater shooting suspect admits attacks, claiming a 'psychiatric episode'; a verdict is delayed for the juvenile charged in a brutal gang rape case in India; and ailing country music singer Randy Travis suffers a stroke.
July 10, 2013 The 17th-century mansion was once home to the likes of Voltaire and Chopin. It lost part of its roof and a staircase, and notable artwork was damaged by smoke and water.
July 10, 2013 The ransacking of a charity store in Australia by a suspected burglar with a bad case of stomach flu had investigators puzzled — until a store employee discovered the 37-pound culprit.
July 10, 2013 Also: Minutes from the Federal Reserve meeting could affect markets; a coroner identifies the plane crash victim who may have been fatally struck by a truck; Tropical Storm Chantal advances north; and a huge python falls through a ceiling in an Australian store but isn't found until the next day.
July 9, 2013 Also: The Washington Monument starts to glow; an explosion in Beirut hits Hezbollah, supporter of Syrian government; the air brakes may have been dislodged on the runaway Canadian train that exploded; and country singer Randy Travis is critically ill with a heart ailment.