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- Stocks move higher as traders wait on the Fed
- Judge sets Fort Hood suspect trial for July 9 FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Jury selection will start July 9 in the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
- Education Dept. offers more time to reach goals WASHINGTON (AP) — States can ask for another year before using student test results to decide whether to keep or fire teachers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school chiefs on Tuesday.
- Scientists discuss new photo-taking satellite
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Nearly 120 scientists and engineers from around the world are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss operational and technical issues with collecting images from the Landsat 8 satellite.
- MGM, AEG to develop 20K seat Las Vegas Strip arena
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Years of talk about building a Las Vegas Strip arena capable of hosting professional sports yielded an announcement Tuesday that casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company AEG will build a privately financed 20,000-seat indoor venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
- NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence — a set-piece for supporters of the spying.
- Syrian pound tumbles on US plans to arm rebels DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Many exchange shops closed in Damascus on Tuesday, fearing more chaos a day after the Syrian currency plunged to a new record low, reflecting growing fears in the capital following a U.S. decision to arm rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar Assad's regime.
- NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks NEW YORK (AP) — It's a sight that can trigger dread: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there's no charger around.
- Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can catch fire in a rear-end collision.
- Stuntwoman sues News Corp. over alleged phone hack LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who worked as a stunt double for Angelina Jolie sued Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in Los Angeles on Tuesday, claiming she's a victim of a phone hacking scheme to obtain information about the actress.
- Greece's public TV still off despite court ruling
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State TV channels in Greece remained off-air Tuesday as the political storm over the future of public broadcaster ERT raged on, despite a court ruling that the prime minister's decision to pull the plug was wrong.
- Mobster recounts murder for hire in ‘Whitey' Bulger trial
By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - The plan called for John Martorano, a mobster who has confessed to 20 murders, to lure associate Tommy King into a waiting car with a contrived story that he was needed for a hit. King was handed a gun loaded with blanks. "Pretty much after we pulled out, I shot Tommy," Martorano, 72, told a Boston jury on Tuesday. "Where did I shoot him? In the head. ...
- Chef describes Jackson children's lives to jury
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who worked for Michael Jackson has described the home lives of the children during the final months of the singer's life, including what she said was his daughter's last birthday party.
- House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill
- Nonprofit launches campaign to reach uninsured CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbers of uninsured Americans and tackle their skepticism with straightforward messages.
- Obama's influence, limitations on display at G-8
BERLIN (AP) — Now a veteran of the international summit scene, President Barack Obama wielded significant influence over the agenda at this week's Group of Eight meetings, but had only modest success in achieving the results he sought.
- Russia's Putin torpedoes G8 efforts to oust Assad
By Andrew Osborn and Maria Golovnina ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin derailed Barack Obama's efforts to win backing for the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a G8 summit on Tuesday, warning the West that arms supplied to the rebels could be used for attacks on European soil. After two days of intense talks that fell far short of what Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron had been hoping for, Putin fumed against Western moves to supply weapons to rebels while defending his own supplies of arms for Assad. ...
- United States to meet Taliban to seek Afghan peace
By Mark Felsenthal, Hamid Shalizi and Dylan Welch WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The United States will meet the Taliban this week for talks aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan, where U.S.-led forces and the insurgents have fought a bloody and costly war for the past 12 years, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The Taliban opened an office in Doha, the Qatari capital, on Tuesday to help restart talks and said it wanted a political solution that would bring about a just government and end foreign occupation of Afghanistan. A senior U.S. ...
- Poland, Germany probe Nazi-led unit commander
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland and Germany said Tuesday they are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see if they have enough evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States.
- Scientists: Timber in Lake Michigan centuries old
FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th Century.
- Jury can't reach verdict in Detroit cop's trial
DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a chaotic search for a murder suspect that was recorded by a reality TV crew.
- Turkey's defiant PM says police to get more power
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister on Tuesday brushed aside international criticism over his government's crackdown on widespread demonstrations and vowed to increase the police's powers to deal with the unrest. Meanwhile, more than 90 people were detained in police raids linked to the protests.
- Datsyuk, Red Wings agree on $22.5M, 3-year deal
- Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, citing back WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament because of a lower back injury.
- AP Interview: Wiggins will be strong in 2014
- Mali and Tuareg rebels sign accord OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mali, which lost half its territory last year to a rebel invasion, signed an accord Tuesday with Tuareg separatists who still control the country's northernmost province, paving the way for the Malian military to return to the areas that remain under rebel control.
- US, Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country's security to the Afghan army and police.
- Red Cross Guantanamo reports sought in 9/11 case
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for the International Committee of the Red Cross urged a military judge Tuesday to refuse a request for private reports that the organization compiled on conditions of confinement for the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Biden vows to 'beat the gun lobby' and pass laws
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scrappy Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to "beat the gun lobby" by ultimately passing stronger firearm laws and said some lawmakers who voted against background checks have privately told him they want another chance.
- Clashes erupt in Egypt over Islamist governors
CAIRO (AP) — Clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of Egypt's president and his Muslim Brotherhood Tuesday over his appointment of new Islamist governors, some in areas where opponents are strong.
- Dozens held in Turkey, silent protester goes viral By Daren Butler and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - A lone, silent vigil by a man in Istanbul inspired copycat protests on Tuesday, as police detained dozens of people across Turkey in an operation linked to three weeks of often violent demonstrations against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Overnight in Ankara, riot police used teargas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in and around the government quarter of Kizilay. ...
- Here's what to watch for Wednesday from the Fed
- Utah man shot in church upgraded to fair condition
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — It was a quiet part of the Father's Day Mass as about 300 people stood up in preparation for communion. A parishioner, known by many at the church as Ricky Jennings, entered through the glass doors in back, holding his wife Cheryl's hand.
- Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home to Oregon
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A well-traveled cat named "Mata Hairi" will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain.
- Study finds housing bias against same-sex couples WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised online.
- Waiting for word from Bernanke, stocks move higher
- G-8 advances on Syrian peace talks, tax evasion
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other G-8 leaders took a united stance Tuesday on seeking a negotiated Syrian peace settlement to forge a "united, inclusive and democratic" government — but couldn't agree on whether this means President Bashar Assad must go.
- A look at US-Taliban relations Word that the Taliban and U.S. will hold formal talks to find a political solution to end nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan comes after years of failed efforts at peace talks. A look at the evolution of U.S. relations with the Taliban:
- Rousseff praises Brazil protests, says committed to change
By Todd Benson SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping the country, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance at all levels. Speaking the morning after an estimated 200,000 Brazilians marched in more than a half-dozen cities nationwide, Rousseff said her government remains committed to social change and is listening attentively to the many grievances expressed at the demonstrations. "Brazil woke up stronger today," Rousseff said in a televised speech in Brasilia. ...
- 3rd pleads guilty in probe of Pilot Flying J NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A third employee of the truck stop chain owned by Tennessee's governor and the owner of the Cleveland Browns pleaded guilty Tuesday in what authorities call a scheme to cheat trucking firms out of rebates.
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