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  • Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported. Permit applications ...

  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. One measure would redefine same-sex ...

  • Folsom building with staircase death had earlier collapse Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported. Permit applications ...

  • Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages

    When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage. Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot ...

  • Greeks mull consequences of crucial bailout referendum Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Greeks mull consequences of crucial bailout referendum

    With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday how their vote will shape their future and the impact a "yes" or "no" will have on the country's youth. ...

  • Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

    World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious ...

  • A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote

    Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations ...

  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating ...

  • Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn't getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town. Lawmakers have sent bills to Gov. ...

  • Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink

    After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse. How did it come to this? Why couldn't all ...

  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. Twenty one Chinese securities companies, ...

  • 3-day Milwaukee County bus drivers' strike ends Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Milwaukee County bus drivers have returned to work after a three-day strike over staffing and wages, despite a lack of a new contract. Union leaders say the strike ended as planned at 3 a.m. Saturday despite ...

  • More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY

    Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. New York horse tracks are loaded with more slot-like video lottery machines than ...

  • Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay Associated Press - 11 hours ago
    Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

    Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. And a ...

  • Things to know Massachusetts' state budget delay Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Meet the state's new fiscal year. Same as the old fiscal year. For now at least. July 1 came and went without a final agreement between the House and Senate on how Massachusetts should spend roughly $38 ...

  • Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

    Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run up in recent weeks to ...

  • APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

    World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over ...

  • Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union? Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?

    With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union's 16-year-old ...

  • Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together Associated Press - 19 hours ago
    Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

    As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business ...

  • Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice Associated Press - 19 hours ago
    Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

    Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek ...

  • Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union? Associated Press - 20 hours ago
    Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?

    With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union's 16-year-old ...

  • Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring Associated Press - 21 hours ago
    Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring

    On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek ...

  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most ...

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, ...

  • Maine lawmaker will try again for scallop harvesting limit Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 10:14 AM AEST

    A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state's popular, meaty scallops. The fishing industry this year resisted a bill proposed by Rep. ...

  • The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 10:10 AM AEST
    The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Greece's prime minister is urging citizens to vote "no" in Sunday's austerity ...

  • Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 10:10 AM AEST
    Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

    Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece's financial crisis deepens, as many believe it ...

  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 9:30 AM AEST
    Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed ...

  • New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 9:03 AM AEST
    New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis

    Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill late Friday that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes as the government of the U.S. territory seeks more cash ...

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 9:01 AM AEST

    Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative ...

  • Puerto Rico to issue $400M in TRANs amid economic crisis Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 8:09 AM AEST

    Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Friday that the bill aims to ...

  • Government: Accounting exec earned leniency in Madoff case Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 7:07 AM AEST

    A 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of Bernard Madoff's most important clients has earned leniency at sentencing because his cooperation provided new insights ...

  • 'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator' Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 6:52 AM AEST
    'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

    Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Disney and ...

  • New York City beefs up security for July 4th weekend Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 6:52 AM AEST

    The New York Police Department is stepping up security throughout the city and encouraging vigilance over the July Fourth weekend as thousands of tourists stream into the city for festivities. NYPD officials ...

  • Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations Associated Press - Sat, Jul 4, 2015 5:50 AM AEST
    Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

    Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. The tough statement appears ...