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Indonesia military cargo plane crashes in Medan, dozens deadThe Latest: Williams sisters out of doubles at Wimbledon (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters and military personnel inspect the site where an Air Force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, tuesday, June 30, 2015. An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. (AP Photo/Gilbert Manullang)An aircraft crashes into a residential neighborhood in Indonesia's third-largest city.


Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in their singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. Kvitova won the match 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


Why Chris Christie has to run for president to stay afloat in New JerseyAltuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals (Yahoo Sports)

The only thing keeping him politically afloat at home is the prospect of a presidential campaign.


Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, and closer Will Harris (36) shake after beating the Kansas City Royals 6-1 in a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Houston's young hitters were disciplined Monday night against a veteran pitcher struggling with command, and it propelled the Astros to a win over the top team in the American League. Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers in a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the AL, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak.


Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout endsIndians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning (Yahoo Sports)

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares for a TV interview at the State Television (ERT) in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked at ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.


Cleveland Indians starter Cody Anderson pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. ''I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,'' Cleveland's rookie right-hander said after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start on Monday night. Anderson, facing the Tampa Bay Rays for the second time in eight days, didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh.


Shot during capture, New York inmate in serious conditionWisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season (Yahoo Sports)

People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in MaloneSweat, 35, was being treated at Albany Medical Center following his capture on Sunday near the Canadian border. Fellow escapee Richard Matt was shot and killed on Friday. The convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, where they were discovered missing on June 6.


Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan talks during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when he announced that he plans to retire after next season as he looks to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power.


Divided U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection processLA Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract for "breach" (Yahoo Sports)

A news assistant runs to his co-workers with copies of court decisions past anti-death penalty demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five conservatives in the majority, prompted liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to say for the first time they believe capital punishment as currently practiced may be unconstitutional. The decision was a defeat for death penalty foes and for the three death row inmates who challenged the use of a sedative called midazolam as part of Oklahoma's lethal injection process, saying it cannot achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery, making it unsuitable for executions.


Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards looks to pass the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Newark, N.J. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards' contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a ''material breach'' of its terms. The move is a surprising tactic in the Kings' prolonged attempt to get out from under the last five seasons of the 12-year, $69 million deal signed by Richards with Philadelphia in 2008. The Kings acquired Richards in 2011, and he played a key supporting role on their two Stanley Cup champion teams.




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    Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

    Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

    Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

    When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

    After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     

     
     
     
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