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A supporter of the No vote waves a Greek flag in front of the parliament after the results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. 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. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Greece: ‘no’ to austerity

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe’s common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. Results showed 61 percent voted “no,” compared with 38 percent for “yes,” with 97 percent of the vote counted. The referendum — … 0

Drone use for agriculture set to take off

Sunday, July 5, 2015

CORDOVA, Md. — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do. “The savings on labor and fuel would just be phenomenal,” … 0

Calif. water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Saving water doesn’t always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges. Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve. They say they … 0

Why isn’t US tougher on Turkey’s hesitance to fight Islamic State?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Last fall, when faced with questions about why NATO partner and regional ally Turkey wasn’t pulling its weight in the fight against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that there was “no discrepancy” … 0

Pope Francis on his home turf for visit to three poor nations

Sunday, July 5, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador — Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, beginning a nine-day tour that will take him to three of the continent’s poorest countries. Children in traditional dress greeted … 0

Traders recall the ‘rush,’ ‘roar’ as famed pits close

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NEW YORK — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of … 0

Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

Sunday, July 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The funding fight is shaping … 0

Social media passwords standoff in Houston breaks new legal ground

Sunday, July 5, 2015

HOUSTON — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy … 0

Trump comments divide GOP

Sunday, July 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — More than two weeks after Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants, he continues to dominate the Republican presidential campaign debate and to divide his rivals for the nomination. Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore … 0

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

Friday, July 3, 2015

CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden … 0

America redefining identity for 21st century

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — As it nears another birthday, America is forging the outlines of a new century. It’s moving with now remarkable speed to cast aside some of the traditions and mores that dominated American life for centuries. The … 0

Job market’s new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can’t find full-time work. And a … 0

Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

Friday, July 3, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his “yes” vote rivals made their final pitches at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides … 0