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  • Analysts: Greek government’s post-referendum future unsure

    ATHENS, Greece – Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may b ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

    LOS ANGELES – At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization cer ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia – In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellhe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

    CAIRO – President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

    TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, sa ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits

    MADISON, Wis. – In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to co ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90

    SALT LAKE CITY – Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
    July 3, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • 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 adjus ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    ATHENS, Greece – Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the "yes" and "no" cam ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • BP to close books on Gulf spill with deal

    NEW ORLEANS – Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new mone ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided

    ATHENS, Greece – Costas Christoforidis hasn’t decided how to vote in Sunday’s referendum on a bailout deal for Greece’s troubled economy. The problem ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • U.S. unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages stalled

    WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions

    VIENNA – Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspectio ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Obama’s counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

    WASHINGTON – At the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had pa ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:37 pm
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