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  • Buffalo mayor signs bill renaming Squaw Island

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the Seneca Indian Nation joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as he signed a bill changing the name of Squaw Island. The island park in the Niagara River is now…

  • Student activists in Thailand go before military court

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand freed 14 student activists from detention Tuesday ahead of their trial but said they still face sedition charges — and up to seven years in prison —…

  • Illinois voters head to polls in primary for Schock’s seat

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters were set to nominate potential successors Tuesday for ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds…

  • 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…

  • SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades…

  • Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil

    GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis received a hero’s welcome in Ecuador’s biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families…

  • 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.…

  • Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

    PHOENIX (AP) — Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into…

  • As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about “Republican-on-Republican violence,” top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage…

  • 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…

  • Fiorina and super PAC to report raising almost $5 million

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Carly Fiorina’s campaign said Monday she has raised $1.4 million to support her underdog bid for the Republican presidential nomination, and an outside group helping her said it has collected $3.4 million.…

  • San Francisco status as ‘sanctuary’ criticized after slaying

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported…