• America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

    Updated: 29 min ago

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country: ___...

  • Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

    Updated: 59 min ago

    VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated...

  • A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote

    Updated: 59 min ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around. His son, Nikolas, is on his side — and he thinks...

  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — 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 Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled...

  • Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The fate of six women — four of them dead, two missing for months — has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones. Grieving family members and nervous residents worry...

  • Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — The black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road — a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place. A few steps away, a dog infirmary with eight grimy stalls sits empty...

  • Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse. How did it come to this? Why couldn't all that money and all that sacrifice turn around a country...

  • Neo-Nazis rally in London, outnumbered by rivals

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. About 20 far-right activists protested in central London against Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group. They had planned to rally in north...

  • Spanish police arrest man suspected of recruiting jihadis

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a Moroccan national in the northeastern city of Badalona on suspicion of having spent months praising jihadi terrorism and disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State group. The suspect also allegedly tried to assess possible...

  • World Series of Poker's championship event starts Sunday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — They don't call it the Main Event for nothing. The road to crowning poker's next champion starts Sunday when several thousand people crowd around the green felt in Las Vegas competing in the World Series of Poker's Main Event. Each player pays $10,000 to play. The...

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