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66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said.
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Quotations in the News
"This is not a protest. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail." — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a rally in Athens, imploring a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum.
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America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:
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San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday.
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Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man in a wheelchair has been arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday.
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400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over central Florida after the attraction shut down Friday afternoon, authorities said.
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Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable.
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Coast Guard suspends Alaska search for overboard crew member
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska.
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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.
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Another 1700s Massachusetts home hit by vehicle
HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — For the second time in two days, an 18th century Massachusetts home has been heavily damaged in a car crash.
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Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political
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Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.
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Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses
TOKYO (AP) — A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record.
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Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial
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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — 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.
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Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.
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Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over
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Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the
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Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
VIENNA (AP) — 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
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Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.
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