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Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win
BRUSSELS (AP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was heading Tuesday to Brussels for an emergency meeting of eurozone leaders, where he will try to use a resounding referendum victory to eke out concessions from European creditors over a bailout for the crisis-ridden country. Tsipras is set to reveal fresh proposals to creditors that he hopes will kick-start negotiations. Tsipras needs the bailout talks to make rapid progress so Greece can get access to money that will prevent the banks going bust and safeguard the country's euro future.


The Latest: Juncker seeks to temper talk of swift Greek deal
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Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could help women's suit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents. Cosby in sworn testimony unsealed Monday admitted that he gave the now-banned sedative to at least one of his accusers and to unnamed others. His lawyer interfered before he could answer deposition questions in 2005 about how many women were given drugs and whether they knew about it.


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Pope has packed final Ecuador day but holding up well
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Pope Francis has a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday, with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit church. The 78-year-old pontiff, who has only one full lung, appears to be holding up well at the start of his eight-day, three-nation South American tour despite the 2,800-meter (nearly 9,200-feet) altitude of Quito and a day spent in the scorching sun of coastal Guayaquil. He had so much energy he slipped out again for a second night Monday to greet well-wishers who gathered outside the Vatican ambassador's residence where he is staying.


Diplomatic process, US resolve tested as nuke deadline nears
VIENNA (AP) - Iran nuclear talks are in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week, raising questions about whether world powers can cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy - and testing the resolve of U.S. negotiators to walk away from negotiations. With a Tuesday target date set for a deal setting a decade of restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other top diplomats were huddling in Vienna looking for a breakthrough.


South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle. But even if a bill to bring down the rebel banner passes the state Senate as expected Tuesday, it faces a less certain future in the House.


Boycott Israel drive gains strength, raising alarm
JERUSALEM (AP) - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott campaign against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS campaign appears to be gaining momentum - so much so that Israel has identified it as a strategic threat on a par with Palestinian militant groups and the Iranian nuclear program. While Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism, its decentralized organization and language calling for universal human rights have proven difficult to counter, resulting in a string of recent victories that have alarmed Israeli leaders.


@POTUS unscripted: Obama shows a looser side on Twitter
WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings - at all hours of the day. The White House has used Twitter to promote the president's views for years, but mostly in a highly scripted manner, with tweets composed by press aides and released at strategic times. Only occasionally would Obama post to Twitter himself, identifying a bona fide presidential tweet by appending his initials.


Dutch peacekeepers still suffer stigma after Srebrenica
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Rob Zomer has heard the comments many times over: You're cowards, killers. How could you stand there and do nothing? A stream of insults to add to the mental injuries they suffered 20 years ago when they were part of a vastly outgunned and outnumbered Dutch battalion of United Nations peacekeepers who failed to halt the slaughter by Bosnian Serb forces of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, eastern Bosnia.


Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals
LONDON (AP) - The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words - and a pair of shorts. If the rematch of that tense three-setter at the French Open is half as good, fans at Wimbledon should be in for a treat.

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