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Greece races to restart talks with skeptical creditors

BRUSSELS (AP) — With his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for an emergency eurozone summit. Meanwhile, at a hastily arranged meeting of eurozone finance ministers, new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos […]

Right-to-die bill struggling ahead of key vote

By Fenit Nirappil SACRAMENTO (AP) — A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote today. Aid-in-dying advocates had hoped the nationally publicized case of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old California woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon […]

Giant struggles continue in shutout loss to Mets

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants rookie Chris Heston had another strong outing against the New York Mets, nearly one month after shutting them down completely while throwing the first no-hitter in the majors this season. San Francisco’s bullpen was another story altogether, continuing a troubling pattern for the defending World Series champions — who have dropped […]

Tour crashes leave Froome to take yellow jersey

HUY, Belgium — British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused about 20 riders to fall and several to quit. The 2013 Tour winner Froome almost caught Rodriguez near the […]

Celebration continues for World Cup champion U.S.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women’s World Cup championship trophy on her head. A day after the United States claimed its third Women’s World Cup title, the party was still going on in Vancouver on Monday. “I’m one star […]

Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse

FOLSOM — 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. Permit applications were filed in recent months for landing repairs at The Legends at Willow Creek, and at least one staircase was […]

Marshall neuroscience chief jumped at chance to hire surgeon

By John Raby CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall University has recruited a noted surgeon who ran into trouble experimenting with human brains using bowel bacteria but will continue the same research on rats under tight restrictions. Dr. Paul Muizelaar and another doctor left the University of California, Davis, in 2013 after officials concluded their actions violated […]

Greeks contemplate impact of crucial bailout referendum as opinion polls show dead heat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday how their vote will shape their future and the impact a “yes” or “no” will have on the country’s youth. Opinion polls showed Greeks evenly split on whether to accept creditors’ proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, […]

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

VIENNA — (AP) World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Written by technical experts, […]

Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations: Music, culture on the National Mall Heavy rainstorms drenched the region around the White house Saturday, forcing a cancellation of […]

Late goal lifts England in WC third-place game

EDMONTON, Alberta — Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women’s World Cup with an uplifting victory. No last-minute heartbreak this time around. Just a solid all-around performance for Steph Houghton and company. Houghton’s nifty legwork prevented an own goal and Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the […]

A’s Graveman outduels Mariners’ Hernandez

OAKLAND — Athletics manager Bob Melvin was admittedly concerned after Oakland stranded five runners in the first two innings against Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Rookie Kendall Graveman made it a moot point with another strong start while extending his scoreless streak to 16 innings. Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Hernandez his first loss […]

State regulators pass higher electricity rates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users. The Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the plan, which applies to the 75 percent of residential customers who get […]

Bumgarner gets knocked around in Giants loss

WASHINGTON — Madison Bumgarner barely broke a sweat before the Nationals got to him. The San Francisco Giants ace struggled again in a late-morning start, allowing a season-high six runs over five-plus innings in a 9-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. Three of those runs came before Bumgarner had retired a batter. “He just got […]

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