4. ECONOMISTS HOPE FOR STRONGER HALF OF YEAR
They predict the government will say today the U.S. added another 165,000 jobs last month after a solid month of hiring in June.
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5. WHO GOT PAID IN CHURCH ABUSE CASE
An AP analysis of documents released this week show most of the $30 million paid out by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee went to a few people. Hundreds got nothing.
6. FALLOUT OVER SNOWDEN SAGA
Bolivia's president warned he would close the U.S. Embassy after his presidential plane was rerouted amid suspicions the NSA leaker was on board.
7. MAN WITH EXPLOSIVES ARRESTED NEAR SEATTLE CAMPUS
University of Washington police say the Nevada man had a scoped rifle, shotgun and 10 Molotov cocktails in a stolen car.
8. FIREWORKS TIP INTO CALIF. CROWD
Police say a wood platform holding the live pyrotechnics fell over, injuring 28 at a July 4 show near Los Angeles.
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9. PROSECUTORS WRAP UP IN ZIMMERMAN TRIAL
They still may call Trayvon Martin's parents to testify about whose voice is on 911 recordings reporting the fight between Zimmerman and Martin.
10. TRAINS TO ROLL AGAIN IN SAN FRANCISCO
The Bay Area transit agency and the union called off the strike after four days, giving itself another month to reach a deal.