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  • Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

    Saturday, 1:53 PM

    A tattered Greek flag flutters in the village of Meyisti on the Island of Kastellorizo which is the most easterly of the islands in GreeceGreece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain.     Staged against a backdrop of shuttered banks and threats of financial apocalypse, the vote is too close to call and may not produce the clear mandate for negotiations that Athens’ creditors seek.     Greeks are split on whether to accept an offer by creditors that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls a "humiliation" and is urging people to reject.


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  • Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over U.N. sanctions persists

    Saturday, 10:36 AM

    Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Salehi and Fereydoon, brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani meet with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in ViennaBy Louis Charbonneau and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the development of advanced centrifuges. Diplomats close to the negotiations said they had tentative agreement on a mechanism for suspending U.S. and European Union sanctions on Iran. "We don't have Iran on board yet." Senior Iranian and Western diplomats echoed the remarks.


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  • Car bombs kill 11 in Baghdad at end of Ramadan fast

    Saturday, 11:31 AM

    Two car bombs killed 11 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday, police and medical sources said, striking as many people were ending their daily Ramadan fast. Northeast of Baghdad, in the town of Balad Roz, a third car bomb killed two people, local police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State fighters who control large parts of western and northern Iraq frequently set off bombs in the capital.... read more

  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

    Saturday, 4:12 PM

    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, shakes hands while participating in the Fourth of July Parade in Amherst, N.H., Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.


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  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

    Saturday, 4:06 PM

    DENVER (AP) — Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.... read more

  • End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal

    Saturday, 3:02 PM

    Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) walks near the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks are being held in Vienna on July 4, 2015Global powers and Iran hit the final straights of marathon talks Saturday, amid signs some of the toughest hurdles blocking a deal to curb the Iranian nuclear programme may have been resolved. After a 13-year standoff which has poisoned Iran's international relations, the UN atomic watchdog voiced hopes of a breakthrough to complete a stalled probe into whether Tehran sought to develop nuclear arms in the past. The aim is to finalise a deal which would put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach, in return for lifting biting international sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic.


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  • Woods drops seven behind as four tie for lead at Greenbrier

    Saturday, 4:13 PM

    PGA: The Greenbrier Classic-Third Round(Reuters) - Tiger Woods fell seven strokes off the pace as four players tied for the lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. On a day when American Jason Bohn carded a nine-under-par 61 to join the logjam at the top, Woods battled to his highest score of the week, a 71, to fall to equal 47th at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. In his last start before the British Open at St. Andrews, where he has won twice, Woods took a double-bogey at the par-four 11th after fanning his drive out-of-bounds.


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  • UPDATE 1-Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic scores

    Saturday, 3:30 PM

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia -11 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 69 69 61 Park Sung-Joon (Korea) 68 65 66 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 66 67 66 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 68 64 67 -10 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 63 69 68 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 67 67 66 Chad Collins (U.S.) 65 67 68 David Hearn (Canada) 68 64 68 -9 David Lingmerth (Sweden) 67 70 64 Jonathan Byrd (U.S.) 63 69 69 Brendon Todd (U.S.) 65 69 67 -8 Noh Seung-Yul (Korea) 69 65 68 Patrick Rodgers (U.S. ...... read more

  • Cabrera out six weeks with calf strain, Tigers say

    Saturday, 2:57 PM

    MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers(Reuters) - Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera, the American League’s hitting leader, will be out of action for about six weeks with a severe left calf strain, Major League Baseball's website reported on Saturday. Cabrera, a two-time league Most Valuable Player, was injured on Friday while taking off from first base on a 3-2 pitch. "There's some fibers tearing, but not to the point where he’ll need surgery," said Detroit manager Brad Ausmus.


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  • Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse

    Saturday, 4:08 PM

    FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported... read more

  • Swimmers catch small shark in Sea Isle City

    Saturday, 4:07 PM

    Swimmers catch small shark in Sea Isle CitySome swimmers at the Jersey Shore caught a small shark near the shoreline - and they say it's not the first time.


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  • Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida

    Saturday, 4:06 PM

    Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members, who were from nearby Trenton, were airlifted to a hospital in Gainesville but the girl did not survive. On Friday, two adults traveling in a boat on the Santa Fe River between the Suwannee River and a Branford area campground were also struck by a leaping sturgeon, Fish and Wildlife Commission officials said in a statement... read more

  • China nails Samsung and Oppo over smartphone bloatware

    Saturday, 4:20 PM

    A minor Chinese consumer protection group has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo to contest the pair's use of bloatware on their smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Council believes that the two companies ...... read more

  • BMW has a hydrogen-powered 5 Series

    Saturday, 2:56 PM

    Battery-powered EVs are in the spotlight right now, but that doesn't mean car manufacturers aren't looking at alternative fuel sources. At its "Innovation Day" in France, BMW unveiled a prototype ...... read more

  • Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

    Saturday, 1:53 PM

    A tattered Greek flag flutters in the village of Meyisti on the Island of Kastellorizo which is the most easterly of the islands in GreeceGreece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain.     Staged against a backdrop of shuttered banks and threats of financial apocalypse, the vote is too close to call and may not produce the clear mandate for negotiations that Athens’ creditors seek.     Greeks are split on whether to accept an offer by creditors that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls a "humiliation" and is urging people to reject.


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  • Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus

    Saturday, 12:48 PM

    Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday. The government and World Health Organization investigated a possible outbreak about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital when the hunters developed Ebola-like symptoms after eating an antelope that appeared to be sick when they killed it. "All of the samples are negative ... There is not an Ebola epidemic," Health Minister Felix Kabange said in an interview on state-run television.... read more

  • Boom starts Tour despite low cortisol levels

    Saturday, 10:01 AM

    Astana rider Nibali of Italy cycles with team mate Dutch rider Boom during a training session in UtrechtBy Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutchman Lars Boom started the Tour de France on Saturday despite showing low levels of cortisol in a test on the eve of the race. Boom had an outside chance of victory in Saturday's 13.8-km time trial but eventually finished 23rd, 44 seconds behind winner Rohan Dennis of Australia. "I did not have the best preparation," Astana rider Boom told reporters.


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  • Cycling-Boom starts Tour despite low cortisol levels

    Saturday, 9:58 AM

    (Writes through) By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 4 (Reuters) - Dutchman Lars Boom started the Tour de France on Saturday despite showing low levels of cortisol in a test on the eve of the race. Boom had an outside chance of victory in Saturday's 13.8-km time trial but eventually finished 23rd, 44 seconds behind winner Rohan Dennis of Australia. "I did not have the best preparation," Astana rider Boom told reporters.... read more