• Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Marriage To Slovenly Wife Brings Man Close To Tears

    DEAR ABBY: I have been married 40 years, and it's just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood. My problem is my wife. She hasn't worked throughout almost all of our marriage and has to be the laziest person I know. We haven't slept in…

    Dear Abby
  • Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida

    Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members,…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.

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  • 'Europe is dying', EU opponents say, as Greek 'No' brings delight

    If Greece's 'No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. Rejecting European creditors' demands, Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the…

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  • Police kill gunman inside posh downtown Austin hotel

    The shootings at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the Texas state Capitol, happened just before 5 a.m. CDT, police said. A 911 caller reported a man walking around with a gun in the lobby of the hotel, a sleek high-rise with a soaring atrium overlooking the city's historic Sixth Street…

    Reuters
  • S. Korean official falls to death in China

    An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead in a suspected suicide early Sunday after falling from a hotel, Chinese state media reported. The official, identified as Choi Doo-Yeong, was confirmed dead after police…

    AFP
  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

    Associated Press
  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.

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  • German calls for Grexit mount as EU stunned by 'No' vote

    BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - France and Germany called for an emergency summit of euro zone leaders to discuss Greece's stunning referendum vote on Sunday to reject bailout terms, as calls mounted in Berlin to cut Athens loose from Europe's common currency. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy…

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    2 children killed after car falls 50 feet into ravine in Azusa

    Two children were killed after a car plunged about 50 feet over the side of the road and into a ravine in Azusa on Saturday.

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  • The Latest: Euro official says Greek vote result regrettable

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

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  • Minneapolis Muslim girls design their own modest sportswear

    When Muslims on the Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team in Minneapolis found their traditional clothing interfered with sports activities, they sought a solution. With the help of students at University of Minnesota's College of Design and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

    ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

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  • Infant found on side of Maryland road

    Anne Arundel County Police said in a statement that the infant, who is in good condition and in the custody of social services, was found in the Baltimore-area city of Pasadena after someone called to report the baby girl late on July 4th. Police said the woman claiming to be the infant's mother…

    Reuters
  • Billy Joel marries in surprise US wedding

    US pop legend Billy Joel married longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise wedding Saturday, popping their nuptials on unsuspecting guests at a July 4 holiday party, the singer's publicist said. The wedding, which took place on Joel's Long Island estate, was officiated by New York Governor…

    AFP
  • Israel rows back Judaism conversion reform

    Israeli ministers on Sunday struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the Jewish state. A proposal approved by the cabinet in November but never passed by parliament stipulated that the chief rabbi of each Israeli city…

    AFP