OBAMA ADMIN DECIDES NSA WILL STOP USING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS' PHONE RECORDS COLLECTED UNDER CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM *

OFFICIALS NOW SAY THOSE RECORDS WILL NO LONGER BE EXAMINED IN TERROR INVESTIGATIONS AND WILL BE DESTROYED ASAP *

CONGRESS ENDED THE NSA'S BULK COLLECTION PROGRAM EARLIER THIS YR AFTER A SIX-MONTH TRANSITION, BUT IT WAS UNCLEAR WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO STORED RECORDS *

SENATE VOTES TO REVIVE THE FED EXPORT-IMPORT BANK DESPITE PUSHBACK FROM GOP *

THE BANK LOST ITS CHARTER NEARLY ONE MONTH AGO DUE TO INACTION BY CONGRESS *

CONSERVATIVES SAY THE BANK, WHICH UNDERWRITES LOANS TO HELP FOREIGN CUSTOMERS BUY U.S. GOODS, AMOUNTS TO CORPORATE WELFARE *

THE SENATE'S MOVE DOES NOT ENSURE THE BANK'S REVIVAL, SINCE HOUSE LEADERS OPPOSE THE LEGISLATION *

LIBYAN COURT SENTENCES MOAMMAR GADHAFI'S SON TO DEATH FOR 2011 KILLINGS *

SEIF AL-ISLAM IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD BY A MILITIA REFUSING TO HAND HIM OVER TO THE CENTRAL GOVT *

AL-ISLAM IS ALSO WANTED BY THE INTL CRIMINAL COURT IN THE HAGUE ON CHARGES OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY *

LIBYA HAS BEEN DIVIDED FOR NEARLY A YEAR BETWEEN AN ELECTED PARLIAMENT AND AN ISLAMIST-LED GOVT IN TRIPOLI BACKED BY MILITIAS *

NATO AMBASSADORS MEET FOR EMERGENCY SESSION IN BRUSSELS TO DISCUSS ISIS THREAT TO TURKEY *

MEANTIME, TURKEY AND U.S. WORKING ON PLAN TO TARGET ISIS FIGHTERS FROM TERRITORY ALONG SYRIAN-TURKISH BORDER *

PLAN CALLS FOR REMOVING ISIS FROM 68-MILE STRETCH OF TERRITORY BY INCREASING AIRSTRIKES IN REGION AND STRENGTHENING MODERATE REBEL FIGHTERS *

TERRITORY COULD SERVE AS A POTENTIAL SAFE HAVEN FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISPLACED SYRIANS *

IT COULD ALSO CAUSE CONFLICT WITH U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN KURDISH FORCES *

PRES OBAMA DELIVERS SPEECH TO AFRICAN UNION AT HQ IN ETHIOPIAN CAPITAL, FIRST EVER BY A SITTING U.S. PRES *

THE PRES SAYS AFRICA MUST CREATE MILLIONS MORE JOBS FOR ITS NEXT GENERATION, SAYING THAT A POPULATION BOOM IN THE COMING DECADES COULD EITHER BRING TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES OR FUEL FURTHER INSTABILITY AND DISORDER *

OBAMA: "THE CHOICES MADE TODAY WILL SHAPE THE TRAJECTORY OF AFRICA -- AND THEREFORE THE WORLD -- FOR DECADES TO COME" *

OBAMA ALSO CALLING ON AFRICAN LEADERS TO CLEAN UP CORRUPTION, UPHOLD DEMOCRATIC FREEDOMS, SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS AND STICK TO TERM LIMITS, SAYING "NOBODY SHOULD BE PRESIDENT FOR LIFE" *

HE'S PLEDGING CONTINUED U.S. TRAINING ASSISTANCE AND OTHER SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM BY GROUPS LIKE BOKO HARAM AND AL-SHABAB, AND SAYS HE'LL HOST A SEPT U.N. SUMMIT TO SECURE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR INTL PEACEKEEPING *

SPEECH MARKS END OF 5-DAY VISIT TO AFRICA THAT INCLUDED A STOP IN KENYA, HIS LATE FATHER'S HOMELAND *

U.S. HOME PRICES RISING ON INCREASED SALES *

S&P/CASE-SHILLER 20-CITY HOME PRICE INDEX INCREASED 4.9% IN MAY FROM 12 MONTHS EARLIER, DOWN SLIGHTLY FROM 5% PACE IN APRIL *

HOME SALES HAVE JUMPED IN RECENT MONTHS AS MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD TO BUY, YET SUPPLIES HAVE REMAINED TIGHT, PUSHING UP PRICES *

FURNITURE FACTORY FIRE IN EGYPT KILLS 19 PEOPLE AND INJURES 22 *

NOT CLEAR WHAT STARTED FIRE IN CITY OF AL-OBOUR, EAST OF CAIRO *

EGYPTIAN STATE-RUN MEDIA SAYS FACTORY HADN'T OBTAINED A GOVT SAFETY CERTIFICATION *

U.S. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX DROPS ON WORRIES ABOUT FUTURE *

INDEX IS DESIGNED TO MEASURE AMERICANS' OPTIMISM ABOUT THE ECONOMY AS EXPRESSED THROUGH SAVINGS AND SPENDING *

CONFERENCE BOARD ECONOMIST SAYS CONSUMERS MAY HAVE BEEN RATTLED BY DEBT STANDOFF IN GREECE AND STOCK MARKET PLUNGE IN CHINA, BUT OVERALL INDEX REMAINS CONSISTENT WITH EXPANDING ECONOMY AND RELATIVELY CONFIDENT CONSUMER *

NY PRISON EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO HELPING TWO KILLERS ESCAPE LAST MONTH *

JOYCE MITCHELL, A TAILOR SHOP INSTRUCTOR AT CLINTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, WAS JAILED SHORTLY AFTER RICHARD MATT AND DAVID SWEAT ESCAPED ON JUNE 6 *

THE 51-YR-OLD ADMITTED PROVIDING HACKSAW BLADES, CHISELS, PUNCH TOOL AND SCREWDRIVER TO MATT *

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE AGREED TO BE THEIR GETAWAY DRIVER BUT BACKED OUT LAST MOMENT *

MITCHELL FACES A SENTENCE RANGING FROM 2 1/3 YEARS TO 7 YRS IN PRISON FOR 1ST-DEGREE PROMOTION OF PRISON CONTRABAND AND 4TH-DEGREE CRIMINAL FACILITATION *