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After vote win, Greece's Tsipras looks to rebuild talks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won big in Sunday's referendum, in which 60 percent of Greeks rejected the economic measures creditors had proposed in exchange for loans the country needs to remain afloat. He also received the rare backing of opposition parties to restart bailout negotiations.


What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit. Without a deal on more bailout loans, the heavily indebted country faces looming financial hurdles in the coming days.


South Carolina lawmakers begin debate over Confederate flag
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War. Both men - one white, one black - have come to the same conclusion that the rebel flag no longer represents the valor of Southern soldiers but the racism that led them to separate from the United States more than 150 years ago.


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The Latest: Pope arrives at Ecuadorean park for Mass
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America: ---


Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) - A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country - a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast power and influence. Speaking on the eve of an already-extended target date for a complete agreement, a senior Iranian official and a U.S. official said Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with are also working on a U.N. resolution that would endorse any future nuclear deal.


Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense
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. But more than two months into his mass-murder trial, James Holmes has yet to turn around in his seat and acknowledge them.


Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60
JOS, Nigeria (AP) - A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshipers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths. Militants from Boko Haram were blamed for the suicide bombings Sunday night at a crowded mosque and a posh Muslim restaurant in the central city of Jos; a suicide bombing earlier at an evangelical Christian church in the northeastern city of Potiskum, and attacks in several northeastern villages where dozens of churches and about 300 homes were torched.


Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close. Eleven years later, the Supreme Court has now ruled that all those gay marriage bans must fall and same-sex couples have the same right to marry under the Constitution as everyone else. "No longer may this liberty be denied to them," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his June 26 opinion for the court.


Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) - Serena Williams watched her opponent's shot land beyond the baseline on match point. She did not let out a shout, pump a fist or even crack a smile. This was no time to celebrate - not with older sister Venus at the other end of the court.


Nyong'o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show
PARIS (AP) - Celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o and Emily Blunt sparkled in the heat at Christian Dior's vivid couture show set in a timeless conservatory in Paris. It was the highlight of Monday's fall-winter 2015-16 Paris Fashion Week shows, which also included Schiaparelli.