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  • $4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the…

  • Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister headed for a showdown with key creditors on Wednesday in Brussels, where each side would present proposals in the hope of reaching a deal to unlock bailout loans…

  • Officials: Dozens of labs received potentially live anthrax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say the problem of unintended shipments of potentially live anthrax spores over the past decade is likely worse than first believed. Officials now say it’s possible that more than…

  • Ohio officer acquitted in 137-shot case faces assault charge

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer found not guilty in the fatal shooting of two people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire has been charged with beating up his twin brother four days after…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ May 29 Los Angeles Times on vaccination legislation: The vaccination debate has reached fever pitch. Legislation has passed in the state Senate…

  • The Latest: Players’ union calls for FIFA transparency

    1630 GMT (12:30 a.m. EDT) World players’ union FIFPro wants FIFA to publish all documents linked to Sepp Blatter’s decision to resign. The union says there should be “full accountability to the players and all…

  • Merkel outlines focus of German G7 presidency in op-ed

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven summit later this week will focus on issues like the Islamic State group, Ebola and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In a newspaper op-ed published…

  • Entrepreneurs bet on the smartphone to solve money problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — It can be used to buy lattes, order cabs and get pizza delivered, but some tech entrepreneurs are betting the smartphone can also play an even greater role in saving people…

  • Religion news in brief

    Relatives of Americans in Iran press for their release WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of four Americans held in Iran are calling on the Obama administration to do more to press for their release during negotiations…

  • Encouraging job market news sends US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in midday trading on Wednesday as investors welcomed some encouraging news about the job market. Seven of the 10 industry sectors in the Standard and Poor’s 500…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment:

    UNDER SURVEILLANCE-SHOT UPDATE: Muslim group wants thorough probe BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is calling for an “independent and thorough” investigation into the fatal shooting of a man under surveillance…

  • US officials warn of encrypted communications by extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials expressed concern Wednesday about the growing use of encrypted communication and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State, saying the technology was complicating efforts to monitor terror…

  • No bail for Canadian diplomat’s teen son in killings

    MIAMI (AP) — The teenage son of a senior Canadian diplomat is a risk of fleeing prosecution in South Florida for his role in an alleged drug-related shootout and will not be released on bail…

  • Canada’s foreign minister offers strong support for Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Canada’s new foreign minister is in Israel on a visit to show what he calls his country’s “unwavering support” for the Jewish state. Robert Douglas Nicholson’s visit comes at a time when…

  • Latvian parliament chooses defense minister as president

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvian lawmakers have chosen the defense minister as the Baltic country’s next president. It took five rounds of voting Wednesday before Raimonds Vejonis got the backing of a majority of lawmakers…