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Cops: Evidence found in secret Hernandez apartment
 

Court documents indicate the search of a secret “flop house” leased by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has turned up what police say could be key evidence in the murder case against him.

Gasoline prices begin summer slide

Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.

 
Bolivia vs. Europe over Snowden-linked plane delay

Bolivia’s president left Europe for home on Wednesday in a diplomatic drama after his flight was rerouted and delayed overnight in Austria, allegedly because of suspicions he was trying to spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America.

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Egypt army ousts Morsi, who decries ‘coup’

The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi denounced it as a “full coup” by the military.

 
Expert: No Martin DNA on gun grip

DNA expert says tests of George Zimmerman’s gun revealed the neighborhood watch volunteer’s DNA on the firearm’s grip — but not Trayvon Martin’s.

Princeton University creates bionic ear

Researchers at Princeton University have brought a new tool into the realm of cybernetics: a 3-D printer.

 
White House delays key element of health care law

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama’s administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.

 
Fire crews nationwide to observe moment of silence

Hundreds of firefighters making progress Wednesday on the wildfire outside the mountain town of Yarnell were coming off the line to share a moment of silence and watch a procession of the towed vehicles of the 19 elite Hotshot crew members killed over the weekend.

Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

WASHINGTON — In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the new health care law that many companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.

 
Powerful winds expected at Arizona wildfire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Fire crews battling a wildfire should identify escape routes and safe zones. They should pay close attention to the weather forecast. And they should post lookouts.

Vatican panel clears John Paul II for sainthood

VATICAN CITY— Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the ceremony that could come as soon as Dec. 8, a Vatican official and news reports said Tuesday.

Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

Middle-aged women account for the fastest-growing share of overdose deaths in the U.S., and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.