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Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder
KATONAH, N.Y. — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. “Most people know something about him. ... But very few know the full breadth of his accomplishme...
By Hillel Italie The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world. “The blood of today’s martyrs makes us one,” Francis told some 30,000 peopl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
ATHENS, Greece — On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his “yes” vote rivals made their final pitches at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides in a dead heat. More than 40,000 people gathered at the two r...
By Derek Gatopouos and Menelaos Hadjicostis The Associated Press FULL STORY
Islamic State group says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An IS statement, released late Thursday, said the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint. The issue ...
By Bassem Mroue The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iran to U.S.: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
VIENNA — In a message to Washington, Iran’s foreign minister on Friday called for an end to “coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations’...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan
KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya bro...
By Audrey McAvoy The Associated Press FULL STORY
Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Study seeks answer
CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of Plainfield, Illinois, is he...
By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press FULL STORY
New job market: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay
WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can’t find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for one. Yet ...
By Christopher S. Rugaber and Josh Boak The Associated Press FULL STORY

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