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Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

By GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Continue reading

APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

By GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. The annex, one of five meant to accompany the agreement, outlines which U.S. and international sanctions will be lifted and how quickly Continue reading

U.S. marks July Fourth amid worries over security, sharks, wildfires

By Katie Reilly By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) – Millions of Americans readied on Saturday for Independence Day parades and firework shows amid worries over possible security threats, a spike in shark attacks on East Coast beaches and the danger of wildfires in the West. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert asking local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State leaders. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered increased monitoring statewide for the holiday weekend under the direction of the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Continue reading

Would euro departure help or hurt Europe’s currency union?

By DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it’s not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. Continue reading

America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

By The Associated Press As the nation gears up to celebrate America’s birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches as Joey Chestnut, left, weighs in during a news confer … IN AMERICA’S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. The city’s Liberty Block Party kicked off the festivities Friday near Independence Hall with music on three stages, treats from local food trucks and restaurants and a beer garden. The Philly Pops performed patriotic tunes Friday night on the Independence Hall steps Continue reading

Papal visit puts Andes presidents’ eco-record under scrutiny

By FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby. The petroleum stench is overpowering as David Benitez, who lives in the park and grazes his cattle among the wells, sifts tainted soil between his fingers Continue reading

Microsoft Seeks a Comeback – But Is It Too Late?

Satya Nadella’s brief tenure as head of Microsoft has been marked by an increasingly urgent struggle to win back the attention of consumers wooed for the last decade by innovations from Google and Apple. Continue reading

Oregon marijuana fans look to cash in on new law

By Courtney Sherwood By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. Continue reading

Clinton warns Iran nuclear deal won’t solve threat

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with a supporter during a campaign event in Hanover, N.H., on Friday. (Photo: Reuters/Dominick Reuter) HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton warned voters here ahead of the Fourth of July weekend that even if President Obama reaches a deal with the Iranian government over its nuclear program, the regime in Tehran will still pose a major threat to the United States. Continue reading

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city’s Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure. The city would create an app for licensed taxis and help pay for their GPS technology Continue reading