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  • Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country’s deepening financial crisis until a referendum…

  • Asian stocks gain as US data eclipses Greek risk

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher on Thursday as strong U.S. payroll data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.2 percent to 20,564.59 while South Korea’s Kospi…

  • US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Episcopalians approve gay marriage, allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began…

  • Customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple

    NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials in New York have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India. The New York office…

  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring. The…

  • Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

    Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision…

  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts — including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation — to the nation’s third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid…

  • Christie says his campaign for president feels familiar

    ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — Six years ago, New Jersey’s Chris Christie was a longshot candidate for governor, taking on a wealthy incumbent in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. It’s an experience, the now two-term Republican governor…

  • FBI looks into fiber-optic vandalism in Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI is working with police to catch vandals behind nearly a dozen fiber-optic cable cuts in Northern California in the past year. The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced…

  • The Latest: Moody’s downgrades Greece to Caa3

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes (all times local): ___ 3 a.m. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are discussing ways to keep Greece in the eurozone.…

  • Former federal agent pleads guilty to extortion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former undercover drug agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to extortion and other charges after authorities said he used his position to steal more than $700,000 in digital currency, most of it…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ July 1 Los Angeles Times on Texas’ abortion law: The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to allow nearly a dozen Texas abortion clinics…

  • US sues to block GE appliance business sale to Electrolux

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric’s appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers…

  • Hewlett-Packard moves forward with plan to split in 2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers…