The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 2. “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus 3. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z 4. “Radioactive,”…
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Kansas Red Cross responds to flooding

The Kansas Red Cross is continuing its relief efforts to flood victims across the state, and bracing for more rain later this week.…
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Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died.…

Washington ‘bikini barista’ owner sues city

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A woman accused of using her espresso stands in Everett, Wash., as drive-thru brothels is suing the city to recover $250,000 she says was wrongfully seized by police. Carmela Panico owns the Java Juggs…

Utah man accused of running speakeasy from garage

SANDY, Utah (AP) — A Utah man faces charges after police say he ran a speakeasy out of his garage and sold drinks to an undercover officer. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/11JO0V1 ) 33-year-old Jared Williams of…

Rwanda: Pres. Clinton, Chelsea promote clean water

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are promoting clean water in Rwanda. The two Clintons wrapped up a two-day visit to Rwanda on Tuesday. On Monday the pair watched as water purification…

Officials: Car bombs kill 20 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a wave of car bombs, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad, has killed 20 people and wounded dozens. Police officials say the deadliest among Tuesday’s attacks came before sunset, when a…

Key questions about Fort Hood shooting trial in US

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. soldier Nidal Hasan is standing trial for the shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded in Texas on Nov. 5, 2009. Here are some…

Bodies can be exhumed from Fla. reform school

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the cabinet are letting university researchers identify human remains at a defunct reform school site. They approved a permit Tuesday that will allow University of South Florida…

Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers. Previous national…

Chinese researcher sentenced in research drug case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Chinese researcher has been sentenced to two years of probation on charges stemming from the theft of a research drug from a Wisconsin medical school. Hua Jun Zhao (zow) was also sentenced Tuesday to…

Taiwan defense minister quits after less than week

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s newly appointed defense minister resigned Tuesday over a plagiarism accusation after less than a week on the job, dealing another blow to the government of President Ma Ying-jeou and plunging the island’s military…