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Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan
A man passes a store front of souvenir shop in the Plaka tourist district of Athens, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Emissaries from Greece's international creditors are holding preparatory talks with Greek officials as the aim is to thrash out the terms of the deal before Aug. 20, when Greece must make a debt payment that it cannot afford without new loans. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved accessing citizens' personal tax data.

'10 people on Twitter' exult in demise of Boston Olympics
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, people hold up placards against the Olympic Games coming to Boston, during the first public forum regarding the city's 2024 Olympic bid, in Boston. Boston's mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday, July 27, 2015, when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics." That document is the host city contract that most in the Olympics consider crucial to any city's success. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh drew plenty of flak, and spawned a trending hashtag, by dismissing the opposition to the city's doomed bid for the 2024 Olympics as "10 people on Twitter."

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.

Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip
People gather during a candlelight vigil and paper balloon release at Jupiter Inlet Park, Monday, July 27, 2015, for teenagers Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen in Jupiter, Fla. The teens were last seen Friday afternoon buying fuel near Jupiter and were believed to have been heading toward the Bahamas. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post via AP)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas.

EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers
More than 5,000 refugees have drowned in the past 18 months as they seek safety and a new life in EuropeThe EU on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants. The emergency proposal, which comes atop another one to resettle in member states some 20,000 Syrian refugees, is in response to a surge in migrants making the dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean. Both Rome and Athens, which are struggling with the wave of migrants, appealed to the 26 other EU states to share the burden.

The Latest on missing teens: Mothers hold out hope
Former NFL great and Tequesta, Fla. resident Joe Namath, front left, walks the beach at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter, Fla., searching for possible clues washed up, Monday, July 27, 2015 with the family of one of two teenage fishermen who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas. The family is asking for help along the shore for locating any items that might have drifted when the teen's boat capsized. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITJUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

Cameron warns no place for dirty money in London property
British Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Singapore as part of a Southeast Asian tour that is also take in Indonesia, Vietnam and MalaysiaBritain will seek more transparency from foreign firms investing in the property market in a bid to stop ill-gotten funds being laundered in the sector, Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday. "There is no place for dirty money in Britain," Cameron said in a speech during a visit to Singapore as part of a whistle-stop tour of Southeast Asian. "Indeed, there should be no place for dirty money elsewhere.

China conducts air, sea drills in South China Sea
China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbors. The live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft, information warfare units as well as the nuclear force, the state-backed China Military Online said in a report posted on the defense ministry's website. China claims most of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and rejects the rival claims of Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Bahrain: 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack
FILE- In this Friday, June 5, 2015 file photo, Bahraini community police officers search worshipers outside a Shiite Muslim mosque ahead of mid-day prayers in Manama. Bahraini authorities say two policemen have been killed and many injured in a bomb attack south of the capital. The Interior Ministry said on its Twitter feed on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 that the officers were killed in a "terror blast" in the largely Shiite community of Sitra. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were wounded in a bomb attack south of the island kingdom's capital on Tuesday, according to authorities.

Trapped in the market, China retail investors plot escape with government money
By Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mrs Zhu is just the type of investor the Chinese government should worry about as it tries to engineer a turnaround in the country's stock markets, whose massive swings have heightened fears for the country's financial health. One of millions of retail investors trapped by the market crash in June who prefer to hold losing positions rather than take a loss, Zhu is just waiting for indexes to rise so she can sell. "I will sell all my shares tomorrow if there is a chance," said the government clerk, who almost hit the sell button last week after markets had recovered somewhat from June's slump.

Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in ZintanA Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death for war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule. The former Gaddafi regime officials sentenced to die by firing squad included former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and ex-prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Sadiq al-Sur, chief investigator at the Tripoli state prosecutor's office, told a televised news conference in Tripoli. The trial outcome drew swift criticism abroad, with Human Rights Watch and a prominent international lawyer saying it was riddled with legal flaws and carried out amid widespread lawlessness undermining the credibility of the judiciary.

Clinton, Democratic hopefuls to address DNC members
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month.

Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal
Secretary of State John Kerry, right, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second from right, and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, third from right, arrive to testify at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, July 23, 2015, to review the Iran nuclear agreement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans.

Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit
In this March 13, 2015 photo, workers inspect new 2015 aluminum-alloy body Ford F-150 trucks at the company's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. Ford reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and the company was able to charge more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.

UPS 2Q profit beats Street as overseas business improves
In this June 20, 2014 photo, United Parcel Service (UPS) driver Marty Thompson scans a package before a delivery in Cumming, Ga. UPS reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Overseas business helped UPS during its second quarter, as did the absence of a hefty charge recorded a year ago.

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