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Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6 billion bid proposal
BOSTON — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city’s tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regi...
By Jimmy Golen and Philip Marcelo The Associated Press FULL STORY
Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor said Monday night he will form a financial team to negotiate with bondholders on delaying debt payments and then restructuring $72 billion in public debt that he says the U.S. island can’t repay. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla made the announcemen...
By Danica Coto The Associated Press FULL STORY
Palestinian striker to be freed, Israelis injured in attacks
RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, a Palestinian woman stabbed a female Israeli paramilitary pol...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel
JERUSALEM — Israel’s navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip early Monday and brought it to an Israeli port, where it said the foreign activists would be questioned before they are sent back to their home countries. The military said that after...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Incomes rise for bottom 99 percent; inequality worsens
WASHINGTON — Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by...
By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired
NEW YORK — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. The network said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe...
By David Bauder The Associated Press FULL STORY
Justices uphold Arizona’s system for redistricting
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts. The justices voted 5-4 to reject a cons...
By Mark Sherman The Associated Press FULL STORY
California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of California’s congressional delegation are applauding the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts. Now, some lawmakers want to help spread the concept to other states. California voters approved givi...
By Kevin Freking The Associated Press FULL STORY
Deeply divided Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug
WASHINGTON — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it’s “highly likely” the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. On their last ...
By Mark Sherman The Associated Press FULL STORY
State lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding
SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state’s transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing. At issue in the sessions ordered by Gov....
By Fenit Nirappil and Judy Lin The Associated Press FULL STORY
Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning
WASHINGTON — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history. The ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bomb kills Egypt’s top prosecutor
CAIRO — A car bomb killed Egypt’s chief prosecutor Monday in the country’s first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants toward targeting leaders of a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Hisham Barakat led the pro...
By Brian Rohan and Maggie Michael The Associated Press FULL STORY
Police ID plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family
PLAINVILLE, Mass. — The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been tentatively identified as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday. Plainville police Chief Jim Alfred said the victims are believe...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Men found shot, burning in Northern California die
ROSEVILLE — Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California. Warren Alexander Galsote, 34, and Jason John Benson, 33, died overnight Saturday, three days after they were found burning in unincorporated Placer County near Rosev...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday. One eastbound lane of Interstate 90 was closed by the accident near Coeur d’Alene The Spokesman-Review repor...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Black bear crashes college party, gets collared
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A college party got a little wilder than expected when a black bear showed up. Authorities say the bear crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Emergency officials received a flood of 911 calls after the 300- t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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