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Kittel wins 4th stage as Tour enters France

AAA Jul. 8, 2014 12:02 PM ETKittel wins 4th stage as Tour enters France In this photo finish image released by ASO Marcel Kittel of Germany, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Norway’s Alexander Kristoff, top, and third place France’s Arnaud Demare,...
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Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah runs his hands through his hair as he pauses in addressing his supporters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Abdullah says he received calls from President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he...
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Israeli official: No cease-fire efforts in Gaza

Palestinians inspect the wreckage of vehicle was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. An Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinian militants, Hamas officials said. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the...
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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

In this June 19, 2014 photo, young Central American migrants traveling together play cards on a parked boxcar as they wait for a northbound freight train at the station in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico. United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans...

‘Kinky Boots’ Star Prepares For High-kicking Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man — but staying in 6-inch heels. The performer who has been in “Kinky Boots” since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter’s formidable high heels as the star of...
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US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, Desirae Gooch, left, fills out an application for a nurse’s assistant job, alongside other job seekers filling out applications at the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. The Labor Department issues its May report on job...
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US stocks slide for a second day as earnings loom

Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, July 8, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening lower for a second day in a row as investors position themselves for corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Specialist...
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WCup hospitality exec released from jail in Brazil

Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. Whelan, a senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested...

Ohio Man’s Online Potato Salad Effort Takes Off

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who turned to a crowd-sourcing Internet site to help him pay for a batch of potato salad has raised at least $35,000 from the effort and says he’s now considering a huge public potato-salad party. Zack “Danger” Brown of Columbus...
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Idina Menzel to sing nat’l anthem at MLB All-Star

FILE – This June 16, 2014 file photo shows Idina Menzel performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Menzel will sing the national anthem at the MLB All-Star Game on July 15 in Minneapolis, Minn. She will also perform during its pre-game ceremony, including a cover of...