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Ukraine’s cease-fire jeopardized by deadly attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference after his meeting with Austrian President Heinz Fischer in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The Russian President visited Vienna on Tuesday, where he met with the Austrian leadership and...

Washington prepares for marijuana retail sales

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders are announcing steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that marijuana-related...
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Ugliness reigns as Uruguay edges 10-man Italy 1-0

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)...

1 dead after shots fired at Pakistani plane

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane Tuesday evening just as it was landing in the country’s volatile northwest, killing one person and wounding two others, officials said. Five bullets hit the plane...

Rose Byrne to make Broadway debut this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones is getting some help with his revival of “You Can’t Take It With You” — Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford have jumped aboard. Byrne (“Damages”) and...
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Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

FILE – In this Monday, March 8, 2010, file photo, a sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets struggled for direction Tuesday, June 24, 2014, after Wall Street fell for the first time in seven days, in a possible sign that investors...

NBC hopes its talent show can sink ‘Rising Star’

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is fighting amateur with amateur. With rival ABC pinning much of its hopes for summer success behind the interactive new talent show, “Rising Star,” that debuted Sunday, NBC made a last-minute schedule change to distract potential viewers....
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Nadal’s grass-court winning streak now stands at 1

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Martin Klizan of Slovakia during their match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Martin Klizan of Slovakia during their match...
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Police: No description of gunman at concert venue

FILE – In this March 14, 2014 file photo, Schoolboy Q performs during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The rapper was in a vehicle that was fired on after a concert at the popular Red Rocks outdoor amphitheatre in Colorado, but he was not injured, investigators...