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July 6, 2015 - 7:36am
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CHICAGO (AP) — A performance that the Grateful Dead says was their last together has topped records for ticket sales at Chicago's Soldier Field set by the band earlier in the weekend.

In a news release, Soldier Field says 71,000 tickets were sold for Sunday night's show and that this is the most sold for any event at the stadium. Soldier Field reported that 70,844 tickets were sold for Saturday's show, and that fans bought 70,764 tickets for Friday's show....

July 6, 2015 - 7:31am
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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Rescue crews are searching the Connecticut River for a 7-month-old boy who may have been with his father when the man jumped from a Connecticut bridge.

Police say 22-year-old Tony Morano, of Middletown, called someone about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, saying he would jump from the Arrigoni Bridge between Middletown and Portland. That person contacted police and said a baby could be heard in the background.

Police say they saw Morano...

July 6, 2015 - 7:30am
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CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a man was critically hurt in a fall at a Grateful Dead concert at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro says police were called around 9 p.m. Sunday after a 41-year-old man fell at least 20 feet from a railing where he was sitting inside the stadium. Police say it appeared to be an accident.

The Chicago Tribune ( ) reports the man was taken to a nearby...

July 6, 2015 - 6:12am
25 min 26 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month.

Nuestra Senora de Atocha (NWAY'-struh sehn-YOHR'-uh day ah-TOH'-chah) went down in a violent hurricane in 1622 near the Florida Keys laden with New World gold while en route to Spain.

Treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched 16 years for it before discovering the Atocha...

July 6, 2015 - 5:58am
25 min 26 sec ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


"I shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride," Yanis Varoufakis says in his announcement as Greeks awake to shuttered banks and ATMs with little cash.


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July 6, 2015 - 5:30am
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Defense attorneys are continuing to call witnesses in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking trial of the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, are being tried on charges related to the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford. If convicted, they could face life in prison, a punishment Justice Department officials believe...

July 6, 2015 - 4:58am
25 min 26 sec ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — While it appears there's broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.

The General Assembly returns Monday to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley's budget vetoes and what to do with the rebel flag.

A survey of lawmakers shows two-thirds of them support bringing down the flag. But...

July 6, 2015 - 4:38am
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman is scheduled for arraignment in the city's Criminal District Court.

Online records indicate that 33-year-old Travis Boys will appear Monday before Judge Karen K. Herman to enter a plea to capital murder in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has said he's seeking the death penalty.

Police have said Boys managed to get his...

July 6, 2015 - 3:12am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead says the government should partner more with private groups.

Michael Linnington took over the new agency, called the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency, in late June.

The retired three-star Army general and a veteran of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan spoke to The Associated Press last week.

Linnington favors...

July 6, 2015 - 3:07am
25 min 26 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry.

And when President George W. Bush — in response — 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...

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