Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 5, to Sunday, August 11, via Facebook, Tumblr,…

Pa. boy, 15, jailed in attack on disabled friend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh teen attacked his disabled best friend over a girl, choking him from behind and beating him until he was unconscious. The 15-year-old suspect, Kenneth Murphy, is being held in Allegheny County…

Fan who died in fall went to several games a month

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a Georgia man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a lifelong Braves fan who followed the team through losing seasons as…
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Couple tied up, robbed

A group of men broke into a Warren home early Tuesday, tied up two residents and stole more than $3,000, according to police.…

US retail sales up 0.2 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile areas rose by the most in seven months, a sign that consumer spending…

Crews recover son’s gift in Conn. plane wreckage

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A china tea set bought by 17-year-old Maxwell Henningsgaard for his mother has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that crashed into two houses in Connecticut, killing the teen, his father…

Q&A: Ashton Kutcher talks about becoming ‘Jobs’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s clear from Ashton Kutcher’s tone — even though he’s siting 2,500 miles away in New York — that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple…

US retail sales up 0.2 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile areas rose by the most in seven months, a sign that consumer spending…

Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, August 5, to Sunday, August 11: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 2. Jay-Z, “Holy Grail” (Roc Nation) 3. Miley Cyrus, “We…

Futures heading higher ahead of retail report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures edged higher on a report of rising retail sales and ahead of what are expected to be signs of increased confidence from U.S. businesses. And shares of J.C. Penney rose 2 percent…

Pittsburgh black art and culture center in debt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center for African American Culture is running a $1.8 million deficit and seeking more money from a county sales t……

Mali: Tuareg man slain while back home to vote

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Officials say an ethnic Tuareg man, who went home to northern Mali to vote, was killed by an angry mob. A spokesman for the Tuareg group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad,…

Pa. boy, 15, jailed in attack on disabled friend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh teen attacked his disabled best friend over a girl, choking him from behind and beating him until he was unconscious. Th……

Tibetan government-in-exile’s site hit by hackers

LONDON (AP) — Security researchers say the website of Tibet’s government-in-exile has been rigged to infect the computers of Chinese-speaking visitors, the latest in a series of cyberattacks against Tibetan activists. Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday that attackers modified…

Police say girl died after being caught in storm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have called off the search for a missing girl after a body was found under a bridge following heavy rain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police tell KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/l6hbvrn ) the body was…

Man charged with fatally shooting another in W. Pa

RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) — State police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with fatally shooting another in the driveway of a residence, after a dispute over money. On……

Soccer-loving pope cheers Messi, other players

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two big-name Argentines have had a VIP meeting at the Vatican — Pope Francis and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi. The player, his fellow teammates on the Argentine national soccer squad as well as…

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Black empowerment tops agenda

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe says his party won “a resounding mandate” from voters to complete a sweeping black empowerment program to take over foreign and white-owned assets. Mugabe said Tuesday the program in…