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Feeling Greece's pain

While the world’s stock exchanges quivered nervously about the effect of Greece defaulting on billions of dollars ...

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High wind carries high cost

While most of Fort Wayne slept, the Rev. Dave DeSelm wrestled with a difficult decision. Fellowship Missionary Church lo ...

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3RF cancels pair of river events

Three Rivers Festival officials have canceled two popular water events.  Jack Hammer, the festival’s executiv ...

Outages linger; storm rivals '12 derecho

About 500 Indiana Michigan Power customers were still without power Tuesday, three days after a severe storm tore through Fort Wayne and Allen County. About 32,000 residents were left without power Sa ...

Greeks see country default on IMF loan

ATHENS – Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the In ...

Federal report faults police in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS – Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown’s death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold off ...

Strict immunization now law in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after an outbreak of ...

Top Obama aides knew about Clinton's private email in 2009

Senior Obama administration officials knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence.

Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot

Australian authorities today ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne.

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls.

Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash

The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 today.

Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally

Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets today to renew their call for full democracy.

Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday.

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National/International Briefs

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to ...

Top court puts off case of union fees

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will consider next term whether public employees can be compelled to pay fees to unions they do not want to join, a provision that union leade ...

Death penalty use questioned

ATLANTA – A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in wha ...

Bush releases tax returns since '81

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $29 million since leaving the Florida governor’s mansion and has paid an average federal income tax rate of 36 per ...

Christie vows blunt campaign

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth even if it makes them cringe. The Repub ...

Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to dec ...

Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due ...

Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash

Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash.

Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.

Matchups set for November election

The matchups are set and it's on to November as Tuesday marked the final deadline for Allen County's political parties to fill ballot vacancies for the 2015 municipal election.

Agencies release $60M plan for Asian carp detection, control

Government agencies plan to spend nearly $60 million over the next two years in the battle to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Pence: Indiana tax amnesty to be conducted this fall

Gov. Mike Pence says the Indiana Department of Revenue will conduct a two-month tax amnesty period this fall.

New laws on slowpoke drivers, rape charges taking effect

The religious objections bill that sparked threats to boycott Indiana is the highest-profile state law taking effect Wednesday, but several dozen others also are officially going on the books.

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country.

Delicious artwork

These edible works of art are not your grandmother’s cookies; well, unless you’re nationally renowned confection decorator and author Autumn Carpenter, which you are not. For as long as sh ...

Ligonier plant to lay off 69

A Noble County plastics maker is eliminating 69 jobs as it restructures manufacturing operations, according to a filing with the state. Silgan Plastics Corp. started cutting and moving operations in i ...

Hush money

Someday we might learn why the Indiana House is paying an attorney $440 an hour to keep correspondence between one of its members and two utility companies under wraps. Could it be that the corre ...