BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 23 people have been killed in a wave of car bombings across Baghdad. Police say bombs in eight parked cars hit markets and parking lots in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods in the city — all within an hour of each other on Monday. Health officials say dozens of people have been wounded.
JERUSALEM (AP) — After years of a stalemate, Israelis and Palestinians are talking about resuming peace negotiations. The U.S. says preliminary talks will begin Monday in Washington following months of shuttle diplomacy by Secretary of State John Kerry.
UNDATED (AP) — Boeing is expanding inspections of locator beacons on some of its planes. Last week United Airlines and All Nippon Airways said there were wiring problems on some Boeing 787 emergency transmitters. The locator beacons are made by Honeywell. Now Boeing is asking airlines also flying their 717s and Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767 and 777 airplanes to inspect their battery-operated beacons.
BEIJING (AP) — A labor rights group is accusing one of Apple's Chinese suppliers of misconduct, including withholding employees' pay and environmental violations. China Labor Watch says it's found violations of the law and of Apple's pledges about working conditions at facilities operated by Pegatron Corp., a Taiwanese company. Apple says it's "committed to providing safe and fair working conditions" and will investigate the claims.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new survey suggests that this year parents are spending less on back-to-school items compared to last year. Deloitte's annual back-to-school survey finds consumers more confident about the economy, but that doesn't translate to more willingness to spend. Parents plan to spend an average of $428 on back-to-school, down from about $600 last year.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:15:21 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:15:21 EST