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    U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

    MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia Sasic shot wide on a penalty kick for Germany. Solo has posted five straight shutouts for the United States in the tournament. Kelley […]

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    Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police’s response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights. The Associated Press obtained the summary, which cites “vague and arbitrary” orders to keep protesters moving that violated their rights of assembly and free speech. It is part of a longer “after-action” report that looked at the way police in Ferguson, St. Louis city and county and the Missouri State […]

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    New laws in Tennessee include 48-hour waiting period for abortion

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new laws taking effect on July 1. The abortion measure passed during the recent legislative session affects all seven of the state’s abortion clinics. Another measure will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other out-patient surgical facilities. Hedy Weinberg is executive director of the American […]

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    The Latest: Afghan ministry says 19 wounded in Kabul attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy. 3:05 p.m. (1035 GMT) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday. The claim came in a text message sent to The Associated Press. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi says one civilian was killed in the attack, which also wounded 19 people. […]

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    Gov. Chris Christie expected to announce presidential run on Tuesday

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he’s running for president of his country. The Republican governor is set to launch his campaign Tuesday in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School in the town of Livingston, New Jersey. It’s the place he experienced some of his first political victories. Christie remains close to many of his former classmates, […]

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    Alabama tries to stave off federal prison intervention

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama prisons were built to hold 13,000 inmates. They house over 25,000. That makes Alabama prisons among the most crowded in the nation and one that state politicians fear will put the state in danger of federal intervention. Alabama lawmakers, in an effort to relieve crowding, this spring approved changes to sentencing and probation standards as well as a bond issue for additional prison beds. The changes include the creation of a lower level felony class […]

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    Supreme Court: States can use disputed drug implicated in botched executions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. The justices on Monday voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. The drug was used in executions in Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma in 2014 that took longer than usual and raised concerns that it did not perform its […]

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    Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises to 119

    DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors’ small cars has risen by two to 119. Victims’ families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million each by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM last year. In addition, Feinberg will make offers to 243 people who were injured in crashes caused by the switches in the Chevrolet Cobalt and other older cars. GM recalled 2.6 million of the cars last year, but […]

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    Experts share best practices for dealing with shark attacks

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Beach towns nationwide are evaluating how best to keep beachgoers safe after a recent string of shark attacks off the North Carolina coast. In the past two weeks, four people in the state have been bitten by sharks, but officials have been reluctant to close beaches and warn swimmers. U.S. Lifesaving Association Chairman Chris Brewster said the decision to close beaches or issue warnings often comes down to the sharks’ behavior. If sharks are exhibiting unusual […]

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    Acura recalls 106,000 MDX SUVs; pulley can fall off

    DETROIT (AP) — Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists. The Honda luxury brand says the recall covers 2014 and 2015 MDX SUVs. The air conditioner clutch drive bolt can loosen or break, which could cause a pulley to fall under the vehicle. Acura says no crashes or injuries have been reported. The problem was discovered through warranty claims. Dealers will replace the bolt at no cost […]

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    NASCAR chairman wants Confederate flag eliminated at races

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Calling the Confederate flag an “insensitive symbol” he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events. “We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag,” France told The Associated Press on Saturday. “I personally find it an offensive symbol, so there is no daylight how we feel about it and our sensitivity to others who feel the […]

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    Week-long heat wave kills 1,233 people in southern Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were treated by doctors at all of Karachi’s hospitals since June 20 when the heat wave struck Sindh province, where Karachi is the provincial capital. He told The Associated Press that 1,923 patients with heat-related ailments were still being treated. “The government quickly […]

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