July 3, 2015

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UPDATE: No evidence found of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

WASHINGTON — Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago. D.C. police said a woman called from inside a Navy Yard building to report that she Read More…

Court dismisses prosecutors’ appeal of Brelo case

CLEVELAND — An Ohio court has dismissed an appeal filed by prosecutors after the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer charged in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects in 2012. Cuyahoga County prosecutors conceded the verdict couldn’t be reversed, but said there were serious legal errors and wanted the judge who acquitted 31-year-old Michael Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, July 2

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Greece is bracing for More chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks as the country and its creditors halt talks on resolving the deepening financial crisis until a national referendum on creditor proposals is Read More…

Fast, furious campaign develops as Greek referendum looms

ATHENS, Greece — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty. Greece’s rescue lenders have halted negotiations on a Read More…

Unemployment dips, but other factors paint mixed picture of job market

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday. But the rate Read More…

Veteran diplomat DeLaurentis in line to be first Cuban ambassador in more than 50 years

HAVANA — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign erected in front of the U.S. Interests Section built 15 years ago, when DeLaurentis was a more junior officer Read More…

Train carrying hazardous materials derails, catches fire in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 p.m. EDT in Maryville. Read More…

Exodus from Trump continues; Macy’s, Miss USA judges latest to drop him

LOS ANGELES — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation’s only Latina governor and a rising star in the Republican party, added her Read More…

After trade bill, Obama trying to make amends with organized labor

WASHINGTON — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within just hours of business leaders joining him at a White House signing ceremony for the polarizing trade bill, Obama announced a proposed Labor Department rule that Read More…

North Korea cracking down on foreign use of social media sites

TOKYO — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content. The move won’t Read More…