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  • Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

    SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida’s Gulf Coast. But in May, the…

  • Va. battlefields historic district rebrands for mobile users

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) _ The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District has undergone a rebranding to reach modern travelers and highlight the need for continued preservation efforts. The historic district rolled out an updated website…

  • Saudis arrest 3 brothers in connection with Kuwait attack

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities say they have arrested three brothers in connection with last month’s deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in neighboring Kuwait. The official Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday quoted…

  • WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A World Health Organization report says taxing cigarettes to more than 75 percent of their retail price is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use, but that too few governments…

  • Afghan official: Bomber hits NATO convoy in Kabul, 2 wounded

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has targeted a NATO convoy in the capital, Kabul, wounding at least two people. The city’s police chief who is at the scene…

  • Chinese stocks drop, other global markets mixed

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday despite government intervention and other global markets were mixed as Greece’s spiraling crisis kept investors on edge. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to…

  • Iran rejects claim that suspect in Jordan tied to Iran group

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is rejecting reports by Jordanian state media that a terror suspect arrested in Jordan on suspicion that he planned attacks against the kingdom is linked to an Iranian group. The…

  • Tips for cheap last-minute vacations

    WASHINGTON —It’s already July, but you can still squeeze in a summer vacation with the family without breaking the bank. Check out apps such as HotelTonight and Hotels.com for last minute hotel deals. Meanwhile,  on Trivago.com, click…

  • SF sheriff defends prior release of suspect in pier slaying

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office’s decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a…

  • South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle. But even if a bill to bring down the…

  • The nation’s weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, July 07, 2015 A cold front will shift across the eastern half of the country on Tuesday, while above normal temperatures are forecast for the Northwest. An extensive cold front…

  • Malaysia freezes 6 bank accounts in probe linked to premier

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities froze six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts…

  • Deadly Washington ice cave collapse after warm temperatures

    VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said. Monday’s collapse came after authorities warned that the caves…

  • 1 person gored in 1st bull-run of Pamplona festival

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Red Cross says one person was gored and six others injured as thousands of daredevils tested their bravery and speed by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this…

  • Director Zhang Yimou sues ex-production partner for $2.5M

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court says Zhang Yimou has sued the company in charge of promoting and distributing his 2009 film “A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop” for 15 million yuan ($2.5…