Greece hits new low as bailout to expire, default looms
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss on Tuesday as the bailout program it has relied on for five years was set to expire and eurozone finance chiefs decided not to extend it a new financial lifeline.
AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said.
Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they're getting divorced
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting after 10 years of marriage.
Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth even if it makes them cringe.
In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening
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 fo a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.
Since 1981, Bush paid an average tax rate of 36 percent
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush paid an average federal income tax rate of 36 percent over the past three decades.
Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second.
Trump's pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs
NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with the outspoken mogul, and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to te Miss Universe contest, which Trump partly owns.
Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.
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