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  • Senator McCain: US must reassess Afghan troop withdrawal

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Senator John McCain says the ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown U.S. forces. McCain told reporters on Saturday that the…

  • Analysts: Greek government’s post-referendum future unsure

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Analysts say Greek government’s hold on power uncertain, regardless of referendum outcome ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on…

  • Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe’s currency union?

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it’s not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. What would that mean for the Greek people and…

  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the…

  • Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each…

  • Chafee’s campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled

    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate; Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Reps. Tom Cole,…

  • Quotations in the News

    “This is not a protest. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail.” — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a rally in Athens, imploring a “no” vote in Sunday’s bailout referendum. ___ “The…

  • 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…

  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both…

  • Former sheriff who helped shape modern Las Vegas dies at 88

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a prominent figure credited with shaping Las Vegas’ modern history, has died. Lamb, who was the basis for one of the lead characters of the…