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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:08pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family....
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In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:35pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself....
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Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:16pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt....
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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:07pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year....
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Harvard athlete among 1st openly transgender NCAA swimmers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:43pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men's team instead, competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the NCAA....
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Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:11pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into the pedestrian street in front of the Taverna Plaka restaurant to cajole strollers into taking a table. But even his epic charm has failed since the Greek government shut the nation's banks and imposed strict capital controls over the weekend....
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Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:40pm
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer (AP) -- by a second....
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Obama says Brazil, US are 'natural partners' around world

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as "natural partners" collaborating closely on critical issues like climate and regional diplomacy, glossing over recent tensions over spying that have strained relations between the U.S. and Brazil....
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Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise....
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Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:46am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision....
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Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:36am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said....
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Justices take up dispute over union fees

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout....
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'Changed' Justin Bieber attends Sydney church conference

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:34am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Justin Bieber credited a Pentecostal pastor with changing his life as he mingled Tuesday with thousands of Christians at a five-day church conference in Sydney....
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2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:11am
ODAWARA, Japan (AP) -- A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said....
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A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:34am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive....
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Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:12am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?...
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