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Longtime Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

OBITUARIES | By Jake Coyle | Jul 7
Jerry Weintraubhe dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hits movies as "Nashville," ''Karate Kid" and "Ocean's Eleven," died Monday in Santa Barbara, California. He was 77.

Greece Races to Restart Talks With Skeptical Creditors

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Corder and Derek Gatopoulos | Jul 7
With his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for an emergency eurozone summit.

Nuke Deal Remains Elusive After Deadline, But Talks Continue

INTERNATIONAL | By Bradley Klapper | Jul 7
Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, casting new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. But the parties agreed to continue their talks.

'The Devil is Taking Control': SC Lawmaker Rails Against Gay Rights During Confederate Flag Debate

One South Carolina state senator is a little too comfortable with both his love of a symbol of racism and his hatred of LGBT Americans.

@POTUS Unscripted: Obama Shows a Looser Side on Twitter

POLITICS | By Josh Lederman | Jul 7
Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings - at all hours of the day.

Pope Puts Family First at Outdoor Mass in Steamy Guayaquil

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield and Allen Panchana | Jul 7
Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society.

Caitlyn Jenner to Write Weekly Editorials on LGBT Issues

Caitlyn Jenner will be writing weekly online editorials about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues.

Gay Wedding Cake at Center of Colo. Appeals Court Case

NATIONAL | By Ivan Moreno | Jul 7
A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple will argue Tuesday before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business.

Lawyers: Cosby's Drugs-Sex Admission Could Help Women's Suit

NATIONAL | By MaryClaire Dale | Jul 7
Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.

Oregon Lawmakers Vote to Help Gay Veterans, Strippers

NATIONAL | By Jonathan J. Cooper and Sheila V. Kumar | Jul 7
Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help LGBT veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation. Other last-minute bills would help strippers report workplace violations

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