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South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

July 6, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds. more »»

Upscale Idaho town threatened by fire urged to flee homes

July 6, 2015

BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho fire managers are urging hundreds of residents to leave their homes in an upscale lakeside community threatened by wildfire. more »»

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

July 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. more »»

Search resumes for 3 missing after boat capsized

July 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fire chief says crews have resumed searching in Kentucky for three people missing after their pontoon boat hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River. more »»

Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

July 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. more »»

Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

July 6, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don't want him to die. more »»

Search will resume for 3 missing after boat capsized

July 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Crews plan to resume searching Monday morning in Kentucky for three people missing after their pontoon boat hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, a fire chief said. more »»

Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

July 6, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not... more »»

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

July 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."

More like Captain Americ. more »»

Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

July 6, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas ca... more »»

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

July 6, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview on Sunday that he shot her, but said it was an... more »»

Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

July 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title. more »»

No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

July 6, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — 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... more »»

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

July 6, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80. more »»

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

July 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday. more »»

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

July 6, 2015

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. more »»



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