Late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories of interest:
1. ROMNEY BESTS OBAMA DONATIONS WITH HELP OF RICH FEW. President Barack Obama on Monday said he raised $71 million in June for his re-election campaign, after Republican candidate Mitt Romney reported $106 million during the same period. It was the second consecutive month that Romney collected more cash and underscores the challenge for Obama ahead of November.
2. OBAMA SEEKS TO SHIFT ELECTION TOWARD TAX DEBATE. Facing sagging jobs numbers, President Barack Obama sought to recast the November election as a fight over tax fairness on Monday, urging tax cut extensions for all families earning less than $250,000 but denying them to households making more than that.
3. WHY THE FATE OF THE TAX CUT PLAN SEEMS DUBIOUS. Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers while Republicans may use procedural blockades to derail the measure.
4. EGYPT'S LEGISLATURE CONVENES DESPITE COURT RULING. The Islamist-dominated parliament meets in defiance of a ruling by the country's highest court dissolving the legislature.
5. EURO FINANCE MINISTERS AGREE ON SPAIN BAILOUT. The deal which is expected to be finalized soon, says 36 billion euros can be ready by the end of the month.
6. WHY VETERAN HOUSE DEMOCRATS FACE BIGGER ELECTION CHALLENGES. New district boundaries have turned several Democratic-leaning areas to evenly divided ones.
7. EPISOPAL BISHOPS APPROVE GAY BLESSING PRAYER. The House of Bishops voted to authorize a provisional rite for same-sex unions at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination.
8. WHY SOME ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE OWNERS ARE LOSING THEIR HOMES OVER $400. A National Consumer Law Center report says outdated state laws and misinformation allow big banks to buy houses for a pittance and resell them. TAX SALES-HOMEOWNERS
9. PRINCE BECOMES THE KING OF KANSAS CITY. Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder blasted 28 homers to win the All-Star Home Run Derby for the second time.
10. WHY MR. OCTOBER WAS ASKED TO STAY AWAY.The Yankees want Reggie Jackson to steer clear of the clubhouse and team events following his pointed remarks about Alex Rodriguez and several former stars.