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Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 04:06 PM

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 30, to Sunday, July 6:


1. MAGIC!, "Rude" (RCA Records)

2. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records)

3. Ariana Grande, "Problem" (Republic Records)

4. Nico & Vinz, "Am I Wrong" (Parlophone Norway)

5. Disclosure, "Latch" (Interscope Records)

6. Calvin Harris, "Summer" (Columbia Records)

Authorities: Electrical failure caused deadly fire

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 04:04 PM

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An apartment building fire that killed seven people was an accident caused by an electrical failure that began in a concealed space between two floors, authorities said Tuesday.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the pre-dawn fire started and burned Thursday in the void space between the second and third floors for an undetermined period, then traveled undetected along the length of the building before breaking through and getting a sudden rush of oxygen that turned it into an inferno.

100 Kansas GOP endorse Democrat for governor

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 04:04 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who've split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback over education and tax policy.

Steven Weber welcomes new 'Chasing Life' role

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:50 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Steven Weber was ready for something different when his role on ABC Family's "Chasing Life" came along.

"I manifested it in a way after years of playing kind of womanizing (jerks) or just kind of authoritative guys in suits," he said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

"Chasing Life" follows a young woman named April Carver, portrayed by Italia Ricci, who discovers she has a form of leukemia. It premiered in June on ABC Family.

Authorities: Nebraska man spotted naked on I-80

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:48 PM

WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man was walking around naked on Interstate 80 before damaging a passing vehicle.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 30-year-old Samson Wilcinot of Lincoln was arrested Monday on Interstate 80 near Waverly.

Troopers say they received a report Monday of a man walking on and off the interstate's eastbound lanes. Wilcinot is accused of physically hitting a vehicle that slowed down to help him.

Museum to be built where slaves set foot in US

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:41 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Organizers say a $75 million International African American Museum will be built beside the Charleston harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley announced Tuesday that the museum will be built near where a wharf once stood in the South Carolina city where the Civil War began.

US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and European officials.

Missouri man gets 14 years in sex trafficking case

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:36 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for taking a developmentally delayed teenage girl from Massachusetts to a motel in Rhode Island, where he sold her to a man for $40 and two packs of cigarettes to use for sex.

Thirty-year-old Stephen Ardrey, of Springfield, Missouri, previously pleaded guilty to trafficking a minor and transporting a minor to engage in sex. He was sentenced in federal court in Rhode Island and apologized to the girl and her family.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:33 PM

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 14, 2014:

Top Songs

1. Dirt,Florida Georgia Line

2. Rude, MAGIC!

3. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea

4. Stay With Me ,Sam Smith

5. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea),Ariana Grande

6. Am I Wrong,Nico & Vinz

7. Maps, Maroon 5

8. Boom Clap, Charli XCX

9. Chandelier, Sia

Judge upholds suit over Marine's missing heart

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:29 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials and the Athens hospital where the autopsy was performed are immune from the Pennsylvania family's lawsuit.

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