- Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The man was angry. He threw rocks and scuffled with police. He yelled at them to "shoot me, kill me," before three officers opened fire, according to witnesses to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant. The shooting sparked weeks of protest
- Man questioned in case of missing Phoenix-area couple
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona questioned a "person of interest" Wednesday night in the case of a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week.
- Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.
- Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator — once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office — is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
- California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. Banks have been closed all week to prevent a crash from mass money withdrawals, while a few have been reopened to help pensioners without ATM cards.
- US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials
ZURICH (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday.
- Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born.
- After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission.
- Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September.
- Suspect in DC mansion slayings due in court
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion is due in court for a preliminary hearing.
- US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
- Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans
BEIJING (AP) — A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10 passengers and the Chinese driver, officials said Thursday.
- Woman honored for work on brook restoration
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A woman has been honored by the Gulf of Maine Council for working on restoration of a stream that flows through Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- New UMaine law dean takes over at Portland school
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The new dean of the University of Maine School of Law is on the job.
- Maine rangers on the lookout for imported firewood
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Forest rangers will be working to ensure people aren't bringing out-of-state firewood into Maine over the holiday weekend.
- VA Medical Center seeks community input
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Community members are invited to attend an open house at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction to discuss opportunities to serve veterans.