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  • Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but said it was an…

  • Cruz, Huckabee competing for evangelical votes

    MILNER, Ga. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the…

  • Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body’s approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country’s transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of…

  • Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The…

  • European heat wave gives Germany record temperature

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s heat wave has pushed the mercury to its highest level in Germany since measurements began in 1881. The country’s national weather service says an automated measurement station recorded a temperature of…

  • Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night’s revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the…

  • Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon’s crash

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt crossed the finish line…

  • The Latest: French minister: the ball is in Greece’s court

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): ___ 10:55 a.m. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin says it is up to Greece to come up with an offer…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 44 38 .537 — Baltimore 43 39 .524 1 Tampa Bay 43 41 .512 2 Toronto 43 41 .512 2 Boston 39 45 .464 6 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 46 36 .561 — New York 42 41 .506 4½ Atlanta 40 42 .488 6 Miami 35 48 .422 11½ Philadelphia 28 56 .333 19 Central Division W…

  • Clinton unveiling 2016 policy ideas on families, economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators…

  • Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality

    TOKYO (AP) — To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products,…

  • Screen legend dishes on Oscar, Emmys, Blacklist

    WASHINGTON — From breaking the Hollywood Blacklist with “Peyton Place,” to breaking the color barrier with “In the Heat of the Night,” Lee Grant has done it all. Along the way, she’s picked up an Oscar, two Emmys…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup-Coke Zero 400 Results

    Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 161 laps, 48 points, $308,040. 2. (12) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 161, 43, $248,616.…

  • Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm —…