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  • Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor’s bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber…

  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents’ eco-record under scrutiny

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that…

  • Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better…

  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that…

  • UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending

    GENEVA (AP) — European soccer’s governing body lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions against Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year. The decision lets both clubs…

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city’s Office of Legal and Legislative…

  • With Dragic and Wade back, Heat moving forward

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On the first day of free agency, Goran Dragic committed to return. On the second, Dwyane Wade said he was coming back. On the third, the Miami Heat could finally exhale…

  • Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    The Latest: Greece’s Tsipras says bailout referendum is about living ‘in Europe with dignity’ ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___…

  • Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music. On Friday, the 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show called “The Pharmacy,” which…

  • Government: Accounting exec earned leniency in Madoff case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of Bernard Madoff’s most important clients has earned leniency at sentencing because his cooperation provided new insights into…

  • ‘Inside Out’ celebrates edge over ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Terminator’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl’s head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of July 5-11. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in…

  • Dollar mixed

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.26 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 15.74 Mexican…