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  • MidSouth Bancorp reports earnings increase

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — MidSouth Bancorp Inc. reported its second-quarter earnings rose to $3.9 million, or 34 cents per share, compared to $3.3 million, or 29 cents per share, for the same quarter a year earlier. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1pmg0IS ) that Lafayette-based MidSouth's...

  • Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

    NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales...

  • Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase patrols beginning Friday....

  • Cuomo backs breakaway Democratic Senate leader

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing the leader of a breakaway faction of Democrats in the New York state Senate following his vow to return to the party fold. Cuomo formally endorsed Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein on Monday. Klein leads a five-member group of Senate Democrats who...

  • Illinois coal exports down slightly in 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S. The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says that about 12 million tons of Illinois coal was exported in 2013. That's down slightly from the...

  • Carpentersville man pleads guilty to bomb threats

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A Carpentersville made has pleaded guilty to making bomb threats against court facilities in Kane County last year. The Kane County state's attorney said Monday that 22-year-old Akiel W. Davis pleaded guilty Friday to felony counts of unlawful possession of a stolen...

  • Hugo Gurdon named Editorial Director of the Washington Examiner

    Hugo Gurdon, editor in chief of The Hill, has been hired as editorial director of the Washington Examiner.

  • Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating in the...

  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr holiday is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to...

  • Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe. Francis flew by helicopter Monday to visit the under-construction Pentecostal...

  • EPA chief: Power-plant proposal 'changing the tone' of global climate talks

    The Obama administration's proposed greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants is "changing the tone" of the international dialogue on climate change, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday.

  • Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike. Children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park in the Shati refugee...

  • Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

    A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.

  • Ron Paul calls for 'epidemic' of Edward Snowden-style whistleblowers

    Ron Paul is expanding his media footprint with a call for an "epidemic of truth-telling" by whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Vietnam War-era tipster Daniel Ellsberg.

  • Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index...



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