WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a defense bill but it contains amendments that would limit the ability of the National Security Agency to collect Americans phone records. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Obama administration welcomes an ongoing debate on privacy and national security. But he says the House measure would hastily dismantle a counterterrorism tool.
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given birth prematurely to a baby boy while in custody. Lawyers for Shannon Guess Richardson say she gave birth July 4 to a boy. She's accused of using the letters in an attempt to implicate her husband. She was arrested last month.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times and three of his rivals are calling for former Congressman Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race for mayor of New York. A website has published explicit text messages and a photo a woman says Weiner sent online. Weiner, with his wife at his side, told reporters he's in the race to stay.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Security officials in Brazil say they've given a "positive" evaluation to how security was handled when Pope Francis' motorcade was swarmed by faithful on Monday. The motorcade made a wrong turn onto a blocked section of a main boulevard in Rio de Janeiro after his arrival. For 15 minutes, the motorcade was repeatedly halted as people swarmed the cars, reaching for Francis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are investigating the outbreak of an illness spread when people ingest food or water contaminated with feces. The Centers for Disease Control says more than 250 people in at least six states have come down with the stomach bug cyclospora. Diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms from the illness have been reported in Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia and Connecticut.
Created: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:15:20 EST
Updated: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:15:20 EST