WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Secretary of State John Kerry will name former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk (IHN'-dihk) to shepherd the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that begin today in Washington. Indyk, who is currently at the Brookings Institution think tank, served as former President Bill Clinton's ambassador to Israel and was a key part of the failed 2000 Camp David peace talks.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge has resumed deliberating in the court-martial of an Army private charged with aiding the enemy for giving U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind is in her third day of deliberations in the trial of Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. Manning faces a possible life sentence if convicted of the charge.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have opened mostly lower, ahead of a big week of economic indicators. The week will bring the latest statement from the Federal Reserve and the jobs report for July. Earlier today, the parent company of Lord & Taylor announced that it will buy the luxury retailer Saks for about $2.4 billion.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region, causing flash flooding, power outages and airline cancellations. The National Weather Service says 8.02 inches of rain fell in the city yesterday, shattering the previous record of 6.63 inches set during Tropical Storm Floyd on Sept. 16, 1999. The deluge caused a power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, where some sections of Terminal A were still without power this morning. An airport spokeswoman says backup generators failed.
LONDON (AP) — Firefighters in London say they have freed hundreds of people with body parts trapped in various objects over the last three years -- including 79 people trapped in handcuffs. The London Fire Brigade is speculating that the popularity of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may account for a rise in the number of handcuffs incidents.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:15:09 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:15:09 EST