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  • Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing ...

  • Piano-playing senator's latest tune: New education policy

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander's case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and, with a grin, bangs out "The ...

  • Clinton unveiling 2016 policy ideas on families, economy

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from ...

  • Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays ...

  • LEADING OFF: Sale chases record K streak, All-Stars on deck

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SALE OF THE CENTURIES Chris Sale tries to set a major league record by striking out at least 10 batters in his ninth straight start. The White Sox ...

  • A-Rod deserves All-Star consideration

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) A-Rod the All-Star? Alex Rodriguez finished fifth in fan voting at designated hitter for the All-Star Game, but he's worthy of serious consideration. Starting lineups for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park were revealed Sunday and pitchers, ...

  • Danny Lee wins Greenbrier Classic in 4-man playoff

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A week ago at the Travelers Championship, Danny Lee became so disappointed with his driver that he gave it to a young fan in the middle of the final round and walked away. On ...

  • Minnesota Lynx back atop the Western Conference

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference and a third WNBA title in five seasons. Until this week, they were looking up in the standings. Now they are back on top ...

  • Head of POW-MIA office sees new future for new agency

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead says the government should partner more with private groups. Michael Linnington took over the new agency, called the Defense ...

  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. And when President George W. Bush — in response — declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." ...

  • Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States." More like Captain America. Lloyd scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2 ...

  • Touched by tragedy: Survivors and kin recall London bombings

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — To lose your sister. Your son. Your legs. Ten years after the suicide bombings that killed 52 people on the London transport network, survivors and the loved ones of those who died are still angry, grief stricken ...

  • Big moves made, but dealing isn't done in NBA free agency

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LeBron James is available. Marc Gasol, too. That's two All-NBA first team members from last season still on the market, in case anybody thinks all the best players are gone. Of course, nobody really believes either is leaving his current ...

  • Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. with a horrific last-lap accident. The outcome wasn't in doubt as Earnhardt dominated the race. But ...

  • Official: 44 killed, 67 injured in bomb blasts at central Nigerian mosque, elite restaurant

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Official: 44 killed, 67 injured in bomb blasts at central Nigerian mosque, elite restaurant.

  • Thai authorities seize illegal ivory at airport

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say they have seized 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of ivory — or about 130 tusks and pieces — hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia. Customs officials said Monday they intercepted wooden crates ...

  • Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once ...

  • Most Asian markets fall after Greek results, but China rises

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone. China's benchmark initially rebounded from last week's heavy losses after regulators and the ...

  • Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 15

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say two bombs have exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing at least 15 people. There was no immediate official word on the Sunday night ...

  • The Latest: Greek FM resigns after bailout vote

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): ___ 8:57 a.m. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, saying he was told shortly after the Greek referendum result that the other eurozone finance ...

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