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Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum

Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum

ATHENS, Greece — Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. Tsipras gambled th...

Deadly strikes by U.S.-led coalition targeting IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in e...

NY inmate shot after escape moved from hospital to prison

ALBANY, N.Y. — An escaped murderer who was shot after three weeks on the run has been moved from a New York hospital to another ma...

Medicare fraud went unnoticed

The social worker's bills were as suspicious as they were numerous. Counseling sessions for dead patients. Sixty-two hours of on...
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LINDA HAYMES

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Campbell's care focus of dispute

Glen Campbell's golden years have been dimmed by his struggle with Alzheimer's disease, diagnosed in 2011. But the Country ...

BRYAN HENDRICKS

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Molasses strike light on fishing, high on drama

Alan Thomas calls our outings "molasses strikes" the antithesis of the "lightning strikes" I do with a different fishing ...

PHILIP MARTIN

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Young makes music he wants, not always a good thing

Politics often seems the enemy of art, for politics forbids the admission against self-interest or the equivocal gesture, the ...

Forecasters predict heavy rainfall for Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. — Weather forecasters are predicting more heavy rainfall in rain-saturated areas of northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.

Sherwood center offerings bulk up

New fitness equipment at Sherwood's Bill Harmon Recreation Center is targeted toward all ages, sexes and abilities to allow strength and cardio workouts that focus on specific muscle groups or total body routines, center officials say.

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Blurring divisional lines

Hard rain began to fall five minutes before the start of the Firecracker Fast 5K, a first in the 39th running of the Fourth of July race. Five minutes after the start, another first had developed. A woman held the overall lead.

Campbell's care focus of dispute

Glen Campbell's golden years have been dimmed by his struggle with Alzheimer's disease, diagnosed in 2011. But the Country Music Hall of Fame member and native Arkansan sought to bow out of the limelight with dignity and grace.

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Greece's bailout talks hinge on referendum today

After months of talks among officials in Europe, the fate of a bailout for Greece shifted into the hands of the Greek people in a referendum today seeking approval of a bailout proposal from the country's creditors.

Names and Faces

The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after a central Illinois city condemned the dilapidated building. The News-Gazette of Champaign, Ill., reports the 89-year-old actor took to Twitter last week to call attention to the Danville home he and his brother Jerry lived in during high school after relocating from Missouri.

Insurers seek double-digit rate increases

Health insurance companies across the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.

My own speech code

Now it is The Hon. Barack Obama who has run afoul the Language Police after using the forbidden word in an interview the other day, even if only to warn against its use. "It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public," the president opined. Naturally he drew fire from our instant censors, who demanded that he find a way around the unspeakable word if he couldn't drop it entirely.

Blurring divisional lines

Hard rain began to fall five minutes before the start of the Firecracker Fast 5K, a first in the 39th running of the Fourth of July race. Five minutes after the start, another first had developed. A woman held the overall lead.

Pope Francis back on home turf for visit to 3 poor nations

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, bringing a message of solidarity with the poor and with an ailing planet as he began an eight-day tour that will take him to some of the continent's most impoverished countries

Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

Pope Francis back on home turf for visit to 3 poor nations

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, bringing a message of solidarity with the poor and with an ailing planet as he began an eight-day tour that will take him to some of the continent's most impoverished countries

The Latest: Euro official says Greek vote result regrettable

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

VIENNA (AP) — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.

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