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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The stock market closed with a modest loss as investors waited for a series of big economic reports later in the week. Nine of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell. Only telecommunications stocks rose.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 21, to Sunday, July 27:

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia.

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.

Metropolitan Museum of Art's president retiring

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The president of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is stepping down.

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Human rights and gay rights activists are urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon will soon return to Japan.

San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that names a state senator has pleaded not guilty.

3 reporters subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Three reporters for a food safety publication have been subpoenaed in the $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime."

Lawyers for Hollywood sex abuse accuser want out

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse say they want out of the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.

How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects.

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The admiral in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are some of them:

Nielsen's top prime-time programs for July 21-27

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

CBS shifts schedule to boost ratings for 'Extant'

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

"Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run.

Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

Stocks close lower ahead of economic reports

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The stock market is ending with a modest loss as investors wait for a series of big economic reports later in the week.