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The Latest: Sanders again declines to endorse Clinton

File-This June 23, 2016, file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addressing supporters in New York. Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law. Individual senators can put a hold on legislation, blocking it from coming up for debate unless backers can muster 60 votes. The Vermont independent says he prepared to resort to that tactic.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:37:18 -0400
New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

File - In this Jan. 26, 1998, file photo, Rapper Puff Daddy performs onstage during the 25th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Music is at the heart of the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, and this year is no different. Fans will get to hear from first-timers Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy and Jeremih as well as from festival veterans Charlie Wilson, Maxwell, New Edition, Tyrese and Lalah Hathaway - all of whom are scheduled to perform inside the Superdome Friday, July 1, 2016, through Sunday. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:25:04 -0400
Portugal leaves it late again to beat Poland on penalties

Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrates after scoring the decisive penalty during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Portugal won 5-3 in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)MARSEILLE, France (AP) Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:24:28 -0400
Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'

FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, a man sits behind the steering wheel of a Tesla Model S electric car on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. Federal officials say the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicles autopilot automated driving system has been killed in a collision with a truck, the first U.S. self-driving car fatality. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla at a highway intersection. NHTSA said the Tesla driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash, which took place on May 7 in Williston, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle "Tessy" and had praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an interstate. The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:22:09 -0400
The Latest: Josh Prenot qualifies in 200-meter breaststroke

Josh Prenot swims in a men's 200-meter breaststroke semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:21:24 -0400
USOC increases anti-doping funding by nearly 25 percent

The U.S. Olympic Committee approved a 24 percent funding increase to the country's anti-doping agency Thursday, choosing money over words in an effort to fix a worldwide system that CEO Scott Blackmun says is broken.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:10:58 -0400
Australia could soon elect 5th prime minister in 3 years

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:08:24 -0400
California governor denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia chief

FILE - This April 17, 2015 file photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Rene "Boxer" Enriquez. Gov. Jerry Brown is again blocking parole for Enriquez, a former leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who now helps enforcement. Brown says Enriquez is at risk of being killed if he is freed. Enriquez has been in prison since 1993 serving a sentence of 20 years to life for two murders, multiple assaults and drug trafficking conspiracy.(AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown again blocked parole Thursday for a former leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who now helps law enforcement, discounting claims that the double murderer intended to enter the federal witness protection program.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:06:15 -0400
Lawmakers consider boosting funds to defend LGBT rights law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina lawmakers took steps Thursday to set aside a half-million dollars for the legal defense of a law limiting protections for LGBT people as a judge sought to streamline a cluster of lawsuits it has inspired.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:03:08 -0400
Border agency clears employees in 4 shooting incidents

SAN DIEGO (AP) U.S. Customs and Border Protection found that employees acted properly when they fired guns in four incidents dating back to 2012 including two that left two people dead.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:35:52 -0400
Yahoo CEO paints bright picture with potential sale looming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tried to hit all the upbeat notes during an annual shareholders meeting as the company considers selling its slumping internet operations.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:32:27 -0400
Rio Olympics becoming reality; bring cash for souvenirs

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics suddenly became a tangible reality. One of its so-called "Mega" souvenir shops opens Friday July 1, on Copacabana Beach. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The Rio de Janeiro Olympics are still just over five weeks away. But they become a tangible reality on Friday when one of their so-called "Mega" souvenir shops opens on Copacabana Beach.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:26:16 -0400
New Mexico high court: Doctors can't help patients end lives

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors, ending what right-to-die advocates thought would be a successful legal fight.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:26:12 -0400
U.S. opens investigation into Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo AltoThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a driver of one of the vehicles was killed using the Autopilot mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." The investigation is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it finds the vehicles were unsafe. NHTSA said in a statement the driver of the 2015 Model S was killed while operating in Autopilot mode in a crash on May 7 in Williston, Florida.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:21:56 -0400
Puerto Rico authorizes debt payment suspension; Obama signs rescue bill

U.S. President Barack Obama signs into law S. 337: FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and S. 2328: Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act at the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Nick Brown SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico authorized suspension of payments on its general obligation debt on Thursday just minutes after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a law creating a federal oversight board with authority to negotiate the restructuring of the island's $70 billion in debt. The executive order issued by Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, comes just one day before the U.S. territory was due to make $1.9 billion worth of debt payments on July 1, including some $780 million in constitutionally-backed, general obligation bonds. It remains to be seen whether Puerto Rico will pay part of the GO debt or any of the non-GO debt.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:16:55 -0400
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