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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. The...
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Police: 2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings in northern Maine

LEE, Maine (AP) — State police say a former convict shot five people, two of them fatally, during a rampage across several northern Maine towns before being captured. They say a man was assaulted and guns were stolen before the shootings began in three different communities....
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How did Chattanooga gunman go from ordinary suburban kid to killer?

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — To neighbors and former classmates, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a well-mannered, outgoing young man who seemed “as Americanized as anyone else.” He wrestled in high school, his sister played tennis, and they enjoyed dinners with...
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Dustin Johnson still in control at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rare flooding, sunshine, more rain and always wind. None of it seemed to matter to Dustin Johnson at St. Andrews. On a wild day of weather Friday at the British Open that delayed the start of the second round by more than three hours, Danny Willett of...
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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. “We have decided to go...
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Prosecutor: Banned FIFA official in U.S. to face charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A top former FIFA official has arrived in the United States to face racketeering and bribery charges in a sweeping corruption case that sent shock waves throughout the soccer world, a U.S. prosecutor confirmed Friday. At a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, a...
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Official: 4 Marines killed in military attacks in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting station and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said...
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Jury reaches verdict in Colorado theater shooting trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. The jury made its decision on Thursday after deliberating for a day and a half. A court spokesman said the verdict will be announced at 4:15 p.m. local time. Holmes, 27,...
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Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind law, keeping the annual testing requirement but reducing the federal role in education. The 81-17 vote comes a week after the House passed its own rewrite and...

NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields. Two people were aboard the smaller Cessna, which was completely...