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EU in last-ditch bid to Greece, urges 'yes' vote to bailout

ATHENS - The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before a referendum on Sunday which EU partners say will be a choice of whether to stay in the euro. | Video

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State Department won't say if Kerry would testify on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Monday declined to say whether Secretary of State John Kerry would be willing to testify to a Republican-controlled congressional panel that is probing a 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

29 Jun 2015

Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded

SANAA - A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month. | Video

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Divided U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. | Video

U.S., Politics 29 Jun 2015

Shot during capture, New York inmate in serious condition

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Doctors updated the condition of David Sweat from critical to serious on Monday, a day after he was shot after more than three weeks on the run, officials said, and he will be turned over to prison authorities as soon as he is medically cleared.

29 Jun 2015

Washington state wildfire destroys at least 23 homes

WENATCHEE, Wash. - A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three commercial buildings near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, state police and emergency management officials said on Monday. | Video

Environment, U.S. 29 Jun 2015
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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges.

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Iran's Zarif returning to Vienna with Salehi for nuclear talks: IRNA

DUBAI - Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, departed Tehran for Vienna with nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Hossein Fereydoon, a brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani, for nuclear talks, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.