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Clinton, in Iowa, warns about GOP control of White House
01:20 PM, 07.07.2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Iowa City Public Library, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning the nation about taking a "big U-turn" to a Republican in the White House, pointing to her husband's economic record as a model.


 
Williams overcomes Azarenka to reach Wimbledon semifinals
01:17 PM, 07.07.2015

Serena Williams of the United States makes a return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams' latest Grand Slam match against Victoria Azarenka ended the same way as the previous nine — with Williams walking off as the winner.


 
Eurozone summit possible on Sunday to back plan for Greece: sources
01:15 PM, 07.07.2015

Euro zone leaders could hold a further emergency summit on Sunday to approve a plan to aid Greece if creditor institutions are satisfied with a Greek loan application and reform commitments, two senior EU sources said. The leaders were meeting on Tuesday evening in Brussels with Greek banks shuttered and fast running out of cash and the Greek economy on the verge of collapse. The sources set out a tentative timetable that could offer a breakthrough to keep Greece afloat and in the euro zone, provided it accepts credible reforms and spending cuts to make its public finances sustainable in the mid-term.

 
Greece sees no issues in paying July public sector salaries
01:15 PM, 07.07.2015

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece sees no issues in being able to pay public sector salaries in July, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas said on Tuesday.

 
Lack of new Greek proposals leaves eurozone leaders on edge
01:15 PM, 07.07.2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, second right, gestures while speaking during a round table meeting at an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state or government at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday will try to use a resounding referendum victory to eke out concessions from European creditors over a bailout for the crisis-ridden country. From left, French President Francois Hollande, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone leaders met the beaming smile of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with anger and frustration Tuesday when it became clear the Greek leader came to their summit without a fresh written proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin.


 
Cosby scandal deepens with drug admission, but will he face court?
01:14 PM, 07.07.2015

Bill Cosby, pictured performing on October 21, 2010, has gone from megastar to pariah over a torrent of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning four decades from dozens of womenBill Cosby's admission that he gave at least one woman sedatives to have sex with her heaped further embarrassment on the disgraced US comedian Tuesday, but may count for little in court. The 77-year-old, beloved by millions for playing a family doctor in hit sitcom "The Cosby Show," has gone from megastar to pariah over a torrent of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning four decades from dozens of women. Lawyers say his admission -- in a 2005 deposition unsealed Monday -- could help bolster defamation and emotional distress suits from other women accusing the veteran actor of assault.


 
US stocks head higher as Greece debt talks proceed
01:09 PM, 07.07.2015

Specialist William Bott works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in New York. Global stocks mostly fell on Tuesday as Greece's spiraling crisis kept investors on edge and as Chinese markets dropped despite government intervention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks swung from losses to modest gains Tuesday as European leaders met to discuss Greece's strained finances. The biggest winners were utilities, large stable stocks that usually hold up well in a downturn.


 
Officials: F-16, small plane collide in midair
01:08 PM, 07.07.2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane have collided in midair in South Carolina.

 
Al Shabaab gunmen kill 14 in attack on Kenyan workers
01:03 PM, 07.07.2015

Kenyan police officers and Kenya Red Cross workers carry the body of a man killed during an overnight attack on a residential complex in Mandera town at the Kenya-Somalia borderBy Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen killed 14 people, mostly quarry workers, officials said, in an overnight attack on a residential complex in northeast Kenya that the Islamic militant group said had targeted Christians. Many died in their sleep, the Kenya Red Cross said. The raid, in the town of Mandera, mirrored one in the same county in December in which 36 quarry workers died.


 
Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade
01:03 PM, 07.07.2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.

 
Second body found in river 3 days after boat capsized
01:03 PM, 07.07.2015

Authorities stand on a Louisville Metro Police Department boat, Sunday, July 5, 2015, on the Ohio River in Louisville, Ky. Authorities say at least three people were killed and multiple people are missing after a boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in to the Ohio River on Saturday night. (Marty Pearl/The Courier-Journal via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman's body has been pulled from the Ohio River, and authorities are waiting for the coroner to determine whether it is one of three who went missing when their boat capsized nine miles upstream.


 
Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's cases
01:01 PM, 07.07.2015

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference. Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with young women. In court documents released Monday, July 6, 2015, he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's accusers see his admission of obtaining quaaludes to give young women before sex as vindication of their claims that he drugged and sexually assaulted them.


 
The Latest: Head of Ecuador's bishops praises pope's visit
12:56 PM, 07.07.2015

Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he arrives to celebrate Mass at Bicentennial Park in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Pope Francis urged Latin Americans to channel the same urgency that brought them independence from Spain two centuries ago to spreading the faith on a continent where Catholicism is losing souls to other religious movements, using his final Mass in Ecuador on Tuesday to issue an appeal for the missionary church that he has championed. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:


 
Exclusive: Twinkies maker Hostess Brands shelves sale for IPO - sources
12:55 PM, 07.07.2015

Boxes of "Twinkies" are seen at a plant in Schiller Park, IllinoisHostess Brands LLC, the U.S. bakery company whose snack cake brands include Twinkies and Ding Dongs, has pulled itself from the auction block because it believes it can command a higher valuation in an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter. The move underscores the growth prospects of Hostess as well as its quick turnaround. In 2013 the Kansas City, Missouri-based company was picked up from bankruptcy by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC and consumer industry investor C. Dean Metropoulos for $410 million.


 
Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final showdown
12:53 PM, 07.07.2015

Serena Williams reacts during her match against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka during their women's quarter-finals match in Wimbledon on July 7, 2015Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semi-final showdown with old rival Maria Sharapova as the world number one battled back to defeat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday. Williams was in danger of a shock quarter-final exit after a slow start on Centre Court, but the five-time Wimbledon champion eventually battered 23rd seed Azarenka into submission in two hours and three minutes with a barrage of 43 winners and 14 aces. The 33-year-old American, aiming to win her fourth successive Grand Slam title and 21st in total, will face world number four Sharapova on Thursday holding a 17-2 lead in their head to head record.


 
Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug
12:51 PM, 07.07.2015

This undated photo provided by O&M Co. shows Steven Boyer in a scene from Robert Askins' "Hand to God," on Broadway in New York. (Joan Marcus/O&M Co. via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — There's loud talking, snoring and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre on Broadway last week with a dead cellphone.


 
Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban
12:48 PM, 07.07.2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital in their first official face-to-face discussions, which the Afghan president said Tuesday were aimed at starting full-fledged negotiations.

 
Harry Shearer back at 'The Simpsons' after contract dispute
12:46 PM, 07.07.2015

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015 file photo, Harry Shearer appears at the 30th annual TEC Awards during the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, Calif. Shearer and his many voices are returning to “The Simpsons” after a contentious and public contract dispute. Fox announced Tuesday, July 7, 2015, that he will be alongside fellow cast members Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria for the series’ 27th and 28th seasons. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Shearer and his many voices are returning to "The Simpsons" after a contentious and public contract dispute.


 
Iran nuclear deal needed in next 48 hours: source close to talks
12:40 PM, 07.07.2015

Talks between Iran and six major powers cannot continue indefinitely and there must be an agreement soon if there is to be an accord to end sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran's atomic program, a source close to the talks said on Tuesday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that contrary to statements made by Iranian officials, the negotiations were not open-ended or without a deadline.

 
Dangerous conditions slow recovery of body at ice caves
12:39 PM, 07.07.2015

Rescue workers treat a victim before she is airlifted, Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Big Four trail head in Verlot, Wash. One person has been killed and at least four others injured by the partial collapse of ice caves northeast of Seattle that authorities had previously warned were dangerous, especially because of the unseasonable heat the region has experienced. (Genna Martin/The Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT ; TV OUTVERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Extremely dangerous conditions are making it difficult for rescuers to recover the body of a 34-year-old woman who was buried when ice caves partially collapsed in Washington state amid warm temperatures, authorities said Tuesday.


 
Twin blasts in Kabul as officials head to Pakistan for Taliban talks
12:36 PM, 07.07.2015

Security forces inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a bomb blast that targeted NATO forces in Kabul on July 7, 2015Two Taliban suicide attacks just an hour apart killed one person and wounded five in Kabul on Tuesday, as an Afghan delegation travelled to Pakistan for talks with the militants. Insurgents attacked a NATO convoy and an office of the Afghan spy agency in the capital as the Taliban pressed ahead with their bloody summer offensive despite recent moves towards dialogue. President Ashraf Ghani said on Twitter that a team from the High Peace Council (HPC), the body tasked with opening talks with the Taliban, had gone to Islamabad to meet the militants.


 
Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel's casino
12:31 PM, 07.07.2015

American actress Julianne Moore, center, kisses American actress Kristen Stewart, as they attend Chanel's fall-winter 2015/2016 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — Diamonds, celebrities and iconic couture merged — on Karl Lagerfeld's orders — around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel's spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day's fall-winter 2015-16 Paris couture collections including Armani Prive, Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and newcomer Aouadi.


 
Religious beliefs, gay rights clash in court case over cake
01:23 PM, 07.07.2015

File - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Phillips, who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, is to argue Tuesday, July 7, 2015 before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — A case that tests the boundaries of religious freedom and gay rights came to the Colorado Court of Appeals on Tuesday, with a suburban Denver baker urging judges not to force him to make cakes for same-sex couples because it would violate his beliefs.


 
EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling
12:30 PM, 07.07.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

 
South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum
12:30 PM, 07.07.2015

A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in ColumbiaBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol's grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the State House grounds to a museum easily passed a third and final 36-3 vote in the Senate. It was headed to the state House of Representatives, which voted to bring it to the floor for debate on Wednesday.


 
More charges slapped on Charleston church massacre accused
12:29 PM, 07.07.2015

This Charleston County Sheriff photo obtained on June 19, 2015 shows Dylann RoofSouth Carolina prosecutors announced additional charges Tuesday against a 21-year-old white supremacist accused of killing nine blacks in an historic Charleston church. In addition to nine previously announced counts of murder, Dylann Roof is now also charged with three attempted murder charges related to survivors of the June 17 massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The new charges were announced by the South Carolina district prosecutor for Charleston, Scarlett Wilson.


 
Iran talks miss another deadline, to go all week
12:26 PM, 07.07.2015

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, addresses a press conference on July 7, 2015 outside of the Palais Coburg Hotel in ViennaGlobal powers wrestling for a deal to curtail Iran's suspect nuclear programme failed to meet another deadline Tuesday, with all sides vowing to now keep working until the end of the week. "We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters during a break in negotiations in Vienna. Negotiators were taking the talks "day by day" as they seek to slot into place the last pieces of a complex negotiation which has lasted almost two years now to deny Iran a nuclear bomb in return for sanctions relief.


 
After legal fight, public path to 'Billionaires' Beach' open
12:16 PM, 07.07.2015

FILE - In this July 27, 2002 file photo, beachgoers walk past Hollywood mogul David Geffen's home on Carbon Beach in Malibu, Calif. A public accessway to the beach was established next to Geffen's home in 2005. It may be called “Billionaires’ Beach,” but the pristine views along one of Malibu’s most exclusive coastlines are now more accessible. After a decade-long legal fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission will open a third accessway a few hundred yards down the beach from Geffen's home Tuesday, July 7, 2015.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — It may be called "Billionaires' Beach," but the pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone.


 
Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening' coming to Broadway
12:16 PM, 07.07.2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The acclaimed Deaf West Theatre production of "Spring Awakening" is coming to Broadway.

 
LeBron James hosting movie screening in Ohio hometown
12:14 PM, 07.07.2015

FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) answers a question during a press conference following Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. LeBron James is bringing a little Hollywood to his Ohio hometown. The NBA superstar is hosting a private screening of “Trainwreck,” a new comedy in which he plays himself in a supporting role as the best friend of star Bill Hader. James is showing the film to family and friends in Akron on Friday, July 10, 2015, a few days before the movie's premiere in New York. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is bringing a little Hollywood to his Ohio hometown.


 
Fighter jet, small plane collide in South Carolina skies
12:14 PM, 07.07.2015

An F-16 fighter collided in mid-air with a small civilian training aircraft over South CarolinaAn F-16 fighter collided in mid-air Tuesday with a small civilian training aircraft over South Carolina, US officials said, casting fiery debris over a wide area. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the collision occurred late in the morning, about 11 miles (20 kilometers) north of Charleston. Shaw Air Force Base in central South Carolina, via Twitter, said the F-16's pilot "is accounted for" as local media, quoting rescuers, reported he was alert and walking.


 
Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May
12:11 PM, 07.07.2015

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Carnival Corp. shows the 710-passenger Adonia ship. Starting in May 2016, Carnival Corp., plans to offer trips from Miami to Cuba, the company announced Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The trips will be through its new brand, fathom, which focuses on trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there. The week-long cruises will be aboard the Adonia, which had previously been part of the company’s United Kingdom brand, P&O Cruises. (Carnival Corporation via AP, File)The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba.


 
New season for 'Prairie Home' has big dose of Thile
12:10 PM, 07.07.2015

FILE - In this June 9, 2012 file photo, Chris Thile performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The mandolin whiz will host back-to-back ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ shows in St. Paul during the 2015-16 season, as well as co-host two shows with creator Garrison Keillor in San Diego and New York. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The upcoming season of "A Prairie Home Companion" is bumping up the number of guest hosts, not long after creator Garrison Keillor ruminated about transitioning out of his host role.


 
Federal, Indiana authorities raid Subway spokesman's home
12:10 PM, 07.07.2015

Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.


 
Revised Greek bailout request 'taking into account' creditors' concerns
12:10 PM, 07.07.2015

A woman walks past a slogan written on a wall in Athens on July 7, 2015Greece will on Wednesday present a revised bailout request "taking into account" the concerns of international creditors and seek aid to tide it over until the end of the month, a government official said. The modified request -- acceptance of which is seen as crucial to keeping Greece in the eurozone -- will be submitted to the Eurogroup of finance ministers after a presentation on Tuesday fell flat. "The Greek government will tomorrow (Wednesday) present a 'common ground' document for a sustainable agreement, taking into account the outcome of the referendum, the common positions of political leaders and the proposals of the (creditor) institutions," the official said late Tuesday.


 
Tinder to verify dating profiles of celebs
12:09 PM, 07.07.2015

Tinder will use the system employed by social networks like Facebook and Twitter, placing a check mark on the profiles of high-profile membersTinder said Tuesday it would verify the profiles of public figures, celebrities and athletes for the smartphone-based dating service. Tinder said it would use the system employed by social networks like Facebook and Twitter, placing a check mark on the profiles of high-profile members. "Starting today, you may see a verified symbol on some profiles," the company said in a blog post.


 
SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal
12:06 PM, 07.07.2015

Josh Clarke, of Shelby, N.C., voices his side of the Confederate flag issue in front of the Statehouse, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor. (Gerry Melendez/The State via AP) ALL LOCAL MEDIA OUT, (TV, ONLINE, PRINT); MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future.


 
The Latest: F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina
12:05 PM, 07.07.2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina:

 
New Sarah Palin book coming in November
12:04 PM, 07.07.2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has a new book coming out, with a new publisher.

 
Heroin use, overdose deaths mounting in US
12:04 PM, 07.07.2015

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury, VermontHeroin use and overdose deaths are rising fast in the United States, particularly among whites and women, US health authorities said Tuesday. More than 8,200 people died from a heroin-involved overdose in 2013, nearly twice the number of deaths seen just two years earlier, according to the Vital Signs report issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 500,000 people are currently addicted to heroin in the United States, CDC chief Tom Frieden told reporters.


 
 
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