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Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

United States’ head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left, speaks flanked by attacker Clint Dempsey during a press conference the day before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the U.S. at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP...

China manufacturing grows for 1st time in 6 months

BEIJING (AP) — A survey shows Chinese manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months but the expansion was weak. HSBC Corp. said Tuesday its purchasing managers index rose to 50.7 from May’s 49.4 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show...

Asia share markets lackluster despite upbeat data

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, tracking the lackluster trading on Wall Street following recent surges to record highs on major markets in the U.S. and Europe. Positive economic data from China and Japan appeared to have little immediate impact...
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Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

Demonstrators embrace as they react to hearing the Supreme Court’s decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health...

Green family, Hobby Lobby, connected for 40 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain does not have to provide all forms of birth control marks the first time the high court has said some businesses can hold religious views under federal law, in cases where...
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GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount

File-This March 27, 1997, file photo shows 1998 Chevrolet Malibu at the media preview of the New York International Automobile Show. General Motors’ safety crisis worsened on Monday, June 30, 2014, when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars...
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Boy’s death draws attention to immigration perils

This undated image provided by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office shows a piece of clothing that was worn by Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas earlier this month. When authorities found the body of the...
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Police seek help identifying person of interest

After a shooting on Bourbon Street, an apparent gunshot hole is seen in a door of the Bourbon Heat night club, as one employee sweeps up the sidewalk outside, early Sunday, June 29, 2014, in New Orleans. Nine people were shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ celebrated...

China manufacturing grows for 1st time in 6 months

BEIJING (AP) — A survey shows Chinese manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months but the expansion was weak. HSBC Corp. said Tuesday its purchasing managers index rose to 50.7 from May’s 49.4 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show...

China manufacturing grows for 1st time in 6 months

BEIJING (AP) — A survey shows Chinese manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months but the expansion was weak. HSBC Corp. said Tuesday its purchasing managers index rose to 50.7 from May’s 49.4 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show...