• After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million...

  • Wyoming officials want expanded usable storage at Fontenelle

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials are pushing to increase usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir in the southwestern part of the state. Gov. Matt Mead wants to complete work to line the face of the earthen dam with riprap, or boulders. Harry LaBonde is head of...

  • Tunisian leader calls state of emergency, state media says

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday, more than a week after a gunman at a popular resort attacked foreign tourists on the beach, killing 38 people. It was not immediately clear why President Beji Caid Essebsi decided to declare the state...

  • Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beating Nadal

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The curse of beating Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon has struck again. Dustin Brown, the German qualifier with the dreadlocks who surprisingly beat the two-time Wimbledon champion in the second round on Centre Court, lost Saturday in his very next match. He is the fourth man...

  • The Latest: Federer beats Groth to advance at Wimbledon

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 3:45 p.m. After a small hiccup, Roger Federer quickly found his stride again to advance at Wimbledon. Federer dropped a set for the first time this week but never looked in real trouble against Sam Groth, beating the...

  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary. It pits the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Obama Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees as the "establishment" GOP...

  • A look at the race to replace ex-Illinois Congressman Schock

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Five candidates — three Republicans and two Democrats — are vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned in March amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds. The winners of Tuesday's primaries will face off in a Sept. 10 general election. REPUBLICANS:...

  • Egypt president: situation 'stable' following Sinai attack

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, declared Saturday that the country's security situation was "completely stable" following a coordinated assault on the military in the troubled northern part of the Sinai...

  • Official: 10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna. Hamid Albandag, the city's representative to the internationally-recognized government, says the bombings, which...

  • Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's meteorological agency on Saturday warned people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over the coming days, amid a lingering European heat wave. The agency said "temperatures will be significantly higher in much of the peninsula and the...

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