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$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.

Jul. 2, 2015 4:46 PM EDT

The Latest: Greek premier wants biggest 'no' vote possible

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):

Jul. 2, 2015 3:49 PM EDT


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Agent: Ed Davis agrees to 3-year, $20M deal with Blazers

Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, like most of the rest of the league, he's waiting for LaMarcus Aldridge to make a decision and determine just how big Davis' role will be in his new home.

Jul. 2, 2015 5:18 PM EDT

Fire still burning after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee
Jul. 2, 2015 5:17 PM EDT

Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades.

Jul. 2, 2015 5:17 PM EDT

TV news crews robbed of cameras during live broadcasts
Jul. 2, 2015 5:14 PM EDT

Cardinals place OF Jon Jay on 15-day disabled list

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise, making room on the roster for call-up Tim Cooney to start against the San Diego Padres.

Jul. 2, 2015 5:12 PM EDT

Police bosses in 137-shot barrage charged in black suburb

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and the deaths of two black suspects were charged Thursday with misdemeanors in the predominantly black suburb where the shooting occurred.

Jul. 2, 2015 5:11 PM EDT

Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president
Jul. 2, 2015 5:08 PM EDT

Where They Stand: Webb on some issues of 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his candidacy Thursday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here's a look at where he stands on some issues:

Jul. 2, 2015 5:06 PM EDT

Sharks sign McCarthy, Lerg, Haley to 1-year deals

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have signed forwards John McCarthy, Bryan Lerg and Micheal Haley to one-year contracts.

Jul. 2, 2015 5:06 PM EDT

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Church shooting suspect's sister raises money for wedding

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The sister of the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church has taken down a Go Fund Me profile set up to help pay for her honeymoon and wedding, which was originally planned for the weekend after the slayings.

Jul. 2, 2015 3:13 PM EDT

Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered Thursday as a man known by the nickname "Super," who lived his life with a driving force to serve his fellow men and his God.

Jul. 2, 2015 2:26 PM EDT

As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual
Jul. 1, 2015 10:34 PM EDT

As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual
Jul. 1, 2015 5:23 PM EDT

Mourners recall SC shooting victim in funeral at church
Jun. 29, 2015 4:11 PM EDT

Charleston church pastor remembered after VP Biden visit

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden worshipped and spoke at the Sunday service of the historic African-American church where nine people were gunned down during Bible study earlier this month just hours before a funeral was held for another of the shooting victims.

Jun. 28, 2015 6:58 PM EDT

Time will tell if furling the rebel flag means deeper change
Jun. 28, 2015 11:09 AM EDT

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse
Jun. 28, 2015 3:24 AM EDT

Funeral set in Charleston for slain member of black church
Jun. 28, 2015 2:18 AM EDT