NIGERIAN ARMY SAYS IT'S RESCUED 178 PEOPLE FROM BOKO HARAM *

ARMY SPOX SAYS TROOPS HAVE ALSO DESTROYED SEVERAL OF THE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS' CAMPS *

HUNDREDS HAVE BEEN FREED FROM BOKO HARAM THIS YR, BUT NONE OF THE 219 SCHOOL GIRLS ABDUCTED IN APRIL 2014 WERE AMONG THE RESCUED *

MEANTIME, BOKO HARAM POSTED A NEW VIDEO ON TWITTER PURPORTING TO SHOW ATTACKS ON NIGERIAN ARMY BARRACKS *

PRES OBAMA ANNOUNCING FINAL POWER PLANT EMISSIONS LIMITS *

OBAMA SAYS CURTAILING POWER PLANT EMISSIONS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP U.S. HAS EVER TAKEN TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE *

THE PRES SAYS POWER PLANT EMISSIONS ARE BIGGEST SOURCE OF HARMFUL GREENHOUSE GASES, AND UNTIL NOW THERE HAVE BEEN NO FED POLLUTION LIMITS *

WHITE HOUSE ESTIMATES EMISSIONS LIMITS WILL COST $8.4 BILLION ANNUALLY BY 2030 *

OVER A DOZEN STATES AND THE COAL INDUSTRY HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED TO SUE EPA *

SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY MEETING WITH ARAB OFFICIALS IN QATAR TO EASE CONCERNS ABOUT IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL *

KERRY ARRIVED IN QATARI CAPITAL OF DOHA SUN AFTER VISITING EGYPT, WHERE HE ALSO SPOKE IN FAVOR OF THE AGREEMENT WITH IRAN, ON WHICH HE WAS A KEY NEGOTIATOR *

DOHA MEETINGS ARE A FOLLOW-UP ON A MAY MEETING THAT PRES OBAMA HOSTED FOR ARAB LEADERS AT CAMP DAVID *

AT THAT MEETING, THE PRES PROMISED LEADERS ENHANCED SECURITY COOPERATION AND EXPEDITED DEFENSE SALES TO GUARD AGAINST A POTENTIAL IRANIAN THREAT *

INVESTIGATORS FOR MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 MEETING IN PARIS FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF WING FRAGMENT ON ISLAND OF REUNION IN INDIAN OCEAN LAST WEEK *

AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATORS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE PIECE AS A FLAPERON FROM A BOEING 777, THE SAME MODEL AS THE MISSING PLANE *

FLIGHT MH370 VANISHED ON MARCH 8, 2014 WHILE CARRYING 239 PEOPLE FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING *

ADMIN WILL FORCE UTILITIES TO SLASH EMISSIONS BY 32% BY 2030 FROM 2005 LEVELS, A DEEPER CUT THAN 30% INITIALLY PROPOSED *

GREECE'S MAIN STOCK INDEX PLUNGES MORE THAN 22% AS IT REOPENS AFTER 5-WK CLOSURE DUE TO COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC CRISIS *

BANK STOCKS SUFFERED MOST, HITTING OR NEARING DAILY TRADING LIMIT OF 30% LOSS *

GREECE IS CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING MASSIVE NEW BAILOUT PACKAGE WITH INTL LENDERS *

CONSUMER SPENDING EDGES UP BY SMALLEST AMOUNT IN 4 MONTHS, AS SHOPPERS CUT BACK ON PURCHASES OF CARS AND OTHER BIG-TICKET ITEMS *

COMMERCE DEPT SAYS SPENDING ROSE 0.2% IN JUNE, FOLLOWING SHARP 0.7% GAIN PREVIOUS MONTH *

PERSONAL INCOME ROSE 0.4% FOR 3RD STRAIGHT MONTH *

SUMMER DEALS AND BIG DEMAND FOR SUVS AND LUXURY VEHICLES STRENGTHENED U.S. AUTO SALES IN JULY *

CAR-SHOPPING SITE TRUECAR.COM EXPECTS SALES OF NEW CARS AND TRUCKS TO RISE 3% TO NEARLY 1.5 MIL *

AUTOMAKERS LURED JULY BUYERS WITH SUMMER DISCOUNTS TO CLEAR OUT 2015 MODELS, WHILE RELATIVELY LOW GAS PRICES BOOSTED SALES OF TRUCKS AND SUVS *

REPORT COMES ON HEELS OF COMMERCE DEPT ANNOUNCING JUNE AUTO SALES HAD SLOWED *

U.S. CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASED IN JUNE BY SMALLEST AMOUNT IN 5 MONTHS *

COMMERCE DEPT SAYS CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGED UP 0.1% IN JUNE FOLLOWING 1.8% INCREASE IN MAY AND 3.8% RISE IN APRIL *

PLUNGE IN NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING ACTIVITY OFFSET 3RD STRAIGHT MONTHLY INCREASE IN HOME BUILDING *