Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend.
Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
HAVANA (AP) — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.
Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.
NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants.
As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags.
Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John.
Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.
Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing.
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