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AP News in Brief
Visiting his father's homeland, Obama says Kenya chose not to be defined by its past
Monday, July 27, 2015

Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion of euros into drachmas "at a drop of a hat."
Monday, July 27, 2015

National & World Briefs
Republican candidate Christie has often tapped ex-classmates for plum posts in New Jersey
Monday, July 27, 2015

Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous' 'sad'
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."
Monday, July 27, 2015

Kenyan security on high alert ahead of Obama visit
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighboring Somalia.
Friday, July 24, 2015

National & World Briefs
No warning as drifter with violent history opened fire inside theater, killing 2 and himself
Friday, July 24, 2015

Some moviegoers rattled by shootings, but theaters stay busy
BOSTON -- A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outings, but others on Friday kept lining up at box offices around the country and vowed not to be kept away by fear.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Rick Perry brands Trump campaign a 'cancer on conservatism'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Rick Perry branded Donald Trump's candidacy a "cancer on conservatism" Wednesday in the strongest denunciation yet of the billionaire's provocations in the campaign.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with a New York labor board endorsing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 150,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Greece gets new liquidity boost ahead of key reform vote
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's liquidity-starved banks got a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, hours before a key vote in parliament on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third bailout.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him
BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans fed up with his provocations, disclosing one opponent's cell number in a fiery speech and lashing out at an influential newspaper as part of an in-your-face escalation of the feud.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

National & World Briefs
Greeks wake up to open banks, higher taxes on basic goods; cash restrictions still in place
Monday, July 20, 2015

National & World Briefs
'As Americanized as anyone else': Investigators work to uncover gunman's motive
Friday, July 17, 2015

Greek bailout moves ahead after Germany gives its backing
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union said it would release a short-term loan to ensure Athens avoids a debt default.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Mud, rain, debris, hamper search for Kentucky flood victims
FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) -- As the Johnson family dug through the wreckage where their trailers once stood, they found a mud-soaked box of family photos, cherished heirlooms and a tiny porcelain statue of Jesus, but not what they were looking for.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

National & World Briefs
Greek lawmakers pass critical austerity bill despite governing party dissent
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

National & World News
Iran nuke deal likely to be reached early Tuesday, diplomats say, after day of seesaw changes
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

National & World Briefs
Iran deal is historic, all sides say, but is it a promising 'new chapter' or 'stunning' error?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Greece pledges to get rid of tax evasion as a way of life
ATHENS, Greece -- Dimitris Bokas keeps meticulous records of the bathroom fixtures he sells from his small shop in the quiet middle-class residential neighborhood of Koukaki near the center of Athens -- just in case a tax inspector makes a surprise visit to ensure Greece's 23 percent sales tax is being collected and reported correctly.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

World Briefs
APNewsBreak: Diplomats: Negotiators plan to declare Iran nuke deal done Monday
Monday, July 13, 2015

2 Visions Emerge for Getting Self-driving Cars on Road
DETROIT (AP) -- Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Elderly Greeks tapping pensions fear cuts could hit hard
ATHENS, Greece -- When Greece imposed cash withdrawal limits, pensioner Roza Alverti stopped paying her utility bills and focused on putting food on the table for her two grown and unemployed grandchildren, who live in her spotless one-bedroom apartment with a sliver of a view of the Acropolis about 6 kilometers (4 miles) away.
Friday, July 10, 2015

National and World Briefs
After 54 years, Confederate flag removed entirely from South Carolina Statehouse
Friday, July 10, 2015

Bosnians prepare to mark 20 years of Srebrenica massacre
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Foreign dignitaries were starting to arrive in Bosnia on Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II and attend the funeral of 136 newly found victims.
Friday, July 10, 2015

FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and background check flaws that allowed the transaction to take place.
Friday, July 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
United Airlines hit by 2nd massive grounding in 2 months as the carrier integrates Continental
Thursday, July 9, 2015

National & World Briefs
Pope presses care of environment in bio-diverse Ecuador, says defending planet a requirement
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks
ATHENS, Greece -- Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro -- possibly within days.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
WASHINGTON-- Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AP News in Brief
The Latest: EU official says Greece needs humanitarian aid after referendum result
Monday, July 6, 2015

National & World Briefs
APNewsBreak: Cosby admitted in 2005 to getting Quaaludes to give to women he sought sex with
Monday, July 6, 2015

Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers
The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers
Friday, July 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
Greek villagers facing deeper bank crisis have secret weapon: Grow your own food
Friday, July 3, 2015

Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring
LONDON (AP) ΓΆΒ?” 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.
Friday, July 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
In historic step, US and Cuba to open embassies and fully restore diplomatic ties
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
BP agrees to record settlement, estimates total cost of Gulf spill will reach $53.8 billion
Thursday, July 2, 2015

The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt
LONDON (AP) -- Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
No deal on Greek proposal as bailout about to expire; country to default on IMF
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

National & World Briefs
Ahead of referendum, Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

AP News in Brief
The Latest: Greek refiner denies rumors of fuel shortages as drivers rush to gas stations
Monday, June 29, 2015

National & World Briefs
Saving Obamacare, Supreme Court upholds a key part of the landmark health care overhaul
Friday, June 26, 2015

African migrants find shelter in EU heart after hard journey
BRIETLINGEN, Germany -- Hilarion Charlemagne presents his tattered sneakers as a badge of honor. Worn bare and fraying, they tell the tale of his journey across two continents that often felt like it might never end.
Friday, June 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
Supreme Court, in historic ruling, declares gay couples have right to marry across country
Friday, June 26, 2015

Obama sings and eulogizes victims of South Carolina massacre
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama's eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close.
Friday, June 26, 2015

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Church massacre inspires South Carolina lawmakers to debate taking down Confederate flag
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Senate vote moves Obama's trade agenda to brink of enactment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conceded they now must fight on less-favorable terrain.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

World Briefs, Sunday, June 22
'Emanuel 9' remembered during 1st worship since church shooting; reopening 'sends a message'
Monday, June 22, 2015

Defying conventions, Sanders emerges as a Clinton challenger
INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Bernie Sanders likes to call it "practicing democracy." He doesn't take the stage to a blaring soundtrack. He doesn't have a teleprompter or a phalanx of Secret Service agents surrounding him. But when his Brooklyn accent booms out at a campaign stop in rural Iowa, heads nod along in approval.
Friday, June 19, 2015

No charges for mom whose son, 3, killed himself with her gun
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A woman whose 3-year-old son accidentally killed himself with her gun won't face any charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope challenges world to clean up its filth
VATICAN CITY -- With a poet's lyricism, a former chemist's precision and a pontiff's moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity's relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy world to clean up its act "before it's too late."
Thursday, June 18, 2015

National & World Briefs
White gunman arrested in slaying of 9 during Bible study inside historic black church
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bill's remnants flood Oklahoma along path to US midsection
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The remnants of a tropical storm that moved in from the Gulf of Mexico this week focused most of its fury Thursday on Oklahoma and Arkansas, pushing rivers to record-high levels and causing flooding as it crawled northward through the central U.S.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

National & World Briefs
Obama, top Republicans mount quick, bipartisan rescue operation on president's trade agenda
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AP News in Brief a
Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid fighting between Kurds and Muslim militants
Monday, June 15, 2015

National & World Briefs
House Democrats reject Obama's pleas, join Republicans in leaving his trade agenda in peril
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers linked to China have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, U.S. officials said Friday, describing a cyberbreach of federal records dramatically worse than first acknowledged.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Kansas House soundly rejects plan to avert steep budget cuts
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs Thursday after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

National & World News
Michigan's Snyder signs law letting adoption agencies decline referrals that violate beliefs
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Court says net neutrality rules will go into effect Friday
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prevent companies from blocking or slowing down some online traffic will go into effect Friday after a federal appeals court refused to delay them.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
US orders up to 450 more troops to Iraq, but no overhaul of strategy to defeat Islamic State
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Obama concedes Iraq setbacks, says US lacks 'complete strategy' to train Iraqis to fight IS
Monday, June 8, 2015

Governor: 2 Inmates Must Have Taken Days To Pull Off Escape
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture.
Monday, June 8, 2015

World News Briefs For June 8
AP Exclusive: Abortions declining in nearly all states, even in those with few restrictions
Monday, June 8, 2015

World News
Romania's president urges PM Victor Ponta to resign over corruption allegations; Ponta refuses
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Suicide car bomber in Nigeria kills 8 soldiers near barracks
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A suicide bomber exploded a car at a checkpoint outside a military barracks and killed eight soldiers on Thursday, witnesses said of the latest of daily attacks blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.
Friday, June 5, 2015

Theater shooting defense faces hurdles in countering video
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial will face new challenges when they try to counter 22 hours of sometimes chilling video of James Holmes talking in a flat, mechanical tone about killing strangers to increase his self-worth.
Friday, June 5, 2015

The latest on surveillance shooting: Deadly force questioned
By The Associated Press
Friday, June 5, 2015

Hiring Jumps in May as Businesses Get Bullish on Economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy has regained momentum after starting 2015 in a deep slump.
Friday, June 5, 2015

IS reduces water supply to government areas in Iraq's Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants have reduced the amount of water flowing to government-held areas in Iraq's western Anbar province, officials said Thursday, a move that highlights the use of water as a weapon of war and puts more pressure on Iraqi forces struggling to claw back ground held by the extremists in the Sunni heartland.
Friday, June 5, 2015

AP News in Brief
APNewsBreak: Massive breach of federal personnel data at agency handling security clearances
Friday, June 5, 2015

California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor's care.
Friday, June 5, 2015

How Do Justices Weigh Loss Of Health Insurance For Millions?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama's health overhaul. But would the court take away a benefit from so many people? Should the justices even consider such consequences?
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Leaders: Video shows knife-wielding suspect not shot in back
BOSTON (AP) -- A knife-wielding man killed by the terror investigators who had him under surveillance was confronted because he had purchased knives and talked of an imminent attack on "boys in blue," the FBI said Wednesday.
Thursday, June 4, 2015

FIFA executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.
Thursday, June 4, 2015

AP News in Brief
Law enforcement source: Knife-wielding man killed by terror task force discussed 'beheadings'
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss his radical left-led government's proposal to secure a vital, long-overdue agreement with the country's bailout lenders.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
JIANLI, China (AP) -- As the Eastern Star cruise ship listed heavily amid pounding rain on the Yangtze River, tour guide Zhang Hui told a colleague, "Looks like we are in trouble."
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AP News in Brief
Greek submits a draft bailout plan to unlock loans but creditors say 'not there yet'
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BC-CB--Guantanamo-CIA Mistreatment,2nd Ld-Writethru/477
MIAMI (AP) -- A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year, a legal organization that represents him said Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On video, theater gunman says killings got him 'value units'
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes believes he gained a specific amount of self-worth for each of the 12 people he killed in a Colorado movie theater, but he regrets that one of the victims was a child, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist played in court Monday.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

AP News in Brief
NSA impasse: Unlikely that phone records collection will resume, however final vote comes out
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

AP News in Brief
Deadline nears to extend surveillance programs, but Senate may not be able to overcome foes
Monday, June 1, 2015


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