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  • The Latest: Germany welcomes new Greek finance minister

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local): 8:40 a.m. Germany’s EU commissioner says he’s optimistic that a new Greek finance minister and opposition parties’ backing for Prime…

  • Portable farms take root as new use for shipping containers

    Your lettuce may be local, but that doesn’t mean it comes from a farm. A new agricultural idea is taking root in D.C. — and it involves shipping containers.

  • Chinese stocks drop, other Asian markets mixed

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday despite official efforts to shore up slumping prices while other Asian markets were mixed after Greece’s spiraling crisis weighed on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index…

  • Chinese families of Yale students grow a garden, tradition

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A once-vacant city block at the northern edge of Yale University now teems with exotic herbs and vegetables, tended carefully by a community of graying people from China who are…

  • The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than t7/8he price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150…

  • Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads Tuesday to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum victory to obtain a rescue deal with European leaders. Tsipras faces intense pressure…

  • Chinese stocks drop, other Asian markets mixed

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday despite official efforts to shore up slumping prices while other Asian markets were mixed after Wall Street’s decline. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 4 percent to…

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington D.C. for conspiring…

  • What’s next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit. Without a deal on more bailout loans, the heavily indebted…

  • Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations. Samsung on Tuesday estimated…

  • Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.…

  • Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub rose from…

  • Mom of man killed setting off fireworks on head: rules lax

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she’s advocating for stricter controls…

  • Camp Lejeune Marine treated for shark bite off NC coast

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the past three weeks, medical personnel from Camp Lejeune said Monday.…

  • Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

    The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at…