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Oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in this April 2010 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

- Associated Press

BP and five Gulf states announced a massive settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010.

Anxious Greeks lined up at ATMs on Monday as they gradually began dispensing cash again on the first day of capital controls imposed in a dramatic twist in Greece's financial saga. Banks will remain shut until next Monday, and a daily limit of $67 has been placed on cash withdrawals from ATMs. (Associated Press)

Greece makes concession but no deal seen before Sunday vote

- Associated Press

Greece’s government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday.

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Loosening of teacher licensure requirements rejected

Associated Press

Highly criticized teacher licensure changes that would have allowed some people without high school degrees to be licensed to teach in Wisconsin have been removed from the state budget.

Republicans approve limiting public access to records

- Associated Press

Nearly all records created by state and local elected officials would not be subject to the Wisconsin open records law under a sweeping surprise change Republicans have approved as an amendment to the state budget.

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders rallied supporters Thursday with a call to band together in order to fix a "rigged economy."

Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti, right, and Konstantinos Patronis stand along 34th Street and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in New York. Newlyweds Limnioti and Patronis topped "the dream trip of our lives" in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit cards were suddenly declined and they were left nearly penniless. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in Queens came to their rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece this Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

- Associated Press

Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.

Oregon drops fine for pilot in herbicide overspray

- Associated Press

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has waived $20,000 in fines for a helicopter pilot and a company named in an investigation into herbicides being sprayed over timberlands in Curry County.

AP source: Wizards agree to acquire Bucks' Dudley for pick

- Associated Press

Moving on after learning they'll lose Paul Pierce as a free agent, the Washington Wizards agreed to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second-round draft pick.

FILE - In this May 18, 2015, file photo, irrigation pipes hang along a dried irrigation canal on a field farmed by Gino Celli near Stockton, Calif. California's drought-stricken cities set a record for water conservation, reducing usage 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water

- Associated Press

Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.

Branstad vetoes school spending, mental health deal

- Associated Press

Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes open.

Haiti president, business leaders open new container port

- Associated Press

Haitian President Michel Martelly, business leaders and civic boosters inaugurated an $80 million container port Thursday aimed at giving the hemisphere's poorest country a much bigger role in global shipping.

Bahamas concerned about US ruling for resort developer

- Associated Press

The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project in Nassau to file for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback follows a discussion during a meeting with legislative leaders, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback says he is considering proposing a new religious objections law following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas governor pondering religious objections legislation

- Associated Press

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he's considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling.