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  • Cyprus’ rival leaders take stroll through divided capital

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital’s medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying…

  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party’s pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year’s elections. It’s not the uninsured, but rather the…

  • AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s refugee agency says borders must be “open to Syrians everywhere,” including in Europe, and that the world must do more to support Middle Eastern countries…

  • Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting…

  • After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of…

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco…

  • US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support…

  • Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the…

  • Highlights of Clinton emails on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday released 296 emails, totaling 896 pages, that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department and the special committee investigating the 2012…

  • A closer look at Clinton email censored prior to its release

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the several hundred Hillary Rodham Clinton emails released Friday is a message, sent to the then-secretary of state, that the FBI asked be redacted before it was made public. The email,…

  • Congress’ familiar path: short-term solutions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation’s highway and transit aid, they were…

  • Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request…

  • California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it’s becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were…

  • Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand’s decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words,…