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GREECE-BAILOUT

Prime Minister calls for 'no' vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister is urging citizens to vote "no" in Sunday's austerity referendum and shun those who threaten the country with economic ultimatums.

Alexis Tsipras told throngs of demonstrators at the main "no" rally in Athens' central Syntagma Square Friday that the referendum is not a choice about whether or not to stay in Europe, but a decision about living "in Europe with dignity."

He said Greeks wants Europe to return to its core values which it has sidelined for the sake of "dead-end" austerity programs.

Tsipras said Greece won't abandon Europe "in the hands of those who want to drag her away from her democratic traditions."

He said Greeks "have justice on our side and we will win," urging voters to ignore scaremongers and to remain united no matter the outcome.

CB-PUERTO-RICO-ECONOMY

Puerto Rico to issue $400M in TRANs amid economic crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes.

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Friday that the bill aims to help boost the liquidity of the U.S. territory's Treasury Department amid an economic crisis. Such notes are usually repaid with upcoming tax collections.

Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank will oversee a fund for revenue generated by the notes. The government can access the fund if the Treasury Department's monthly revenue forecasts exceed collections.

The announcement comes just days after Garcia said the island's $72 billion public debt is unpayable and that he would seek a payment moratorium from bondholders.

The island is struggling to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump.

SYRIA

Heavy fighting in Syria as Islamic militants, rebels announce new push for city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants and rebels in Syria have launched a coordinated offensive on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo, setting off some of the heaviest fighting there in months.

Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, and the ultra-conservative Ahrar al-Sham group, have formed a coalition called Ansar al-Sharia, which they say aims to "liberate" the northern city.

Activists say the attacks started early Thursday and the government responded with airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 militants. There have been no casualty figures for government troops.

Aleppo once was Syria's industrial and commercial hub, but it has been carved up between government and rebel-held neighborhoods since 2012. Three years of fighting have devastated the city and many residents fled long ago.

Meanwhile, Syrian state TV says a bomb exploded inside a mosque in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus, killing a Sunni Muslim cleric. The report says the bomb was placed under the pulpit and went off shortly after the midday prayers ended. It was not immediately clear who was behind the killing.

SAN FRANCISCO PIER SHOOTING

Feds: San Francisco pier shooting suspect deported 5 times

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal agency says a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009.

Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Friday that her agency turned Francisco Sanchez over to San Francisco police in March on an outstanding drug warrant.

Officers arrested Sanchez in the slaying of Kathryn Steinle about an hour after it occurred Thursday at Pier 14.

Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Thursday that Sanchez was on probation for an unspecified conviction.

Kice says ICE issued a detainer for Sanchez in March, requesting to be notified if he was released. Kice says the detainer was not honored.

Police officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.

SAN FRANCISCO PIER SHOOTING

Feds: San Francisco pier shooting suspect deported 5 times

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal agency says a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said Friday that her agency turned Francisco Sanchez over to San Francisco police in March on an outstanding drug warrant.

Officers arrested Sanchez about an hour after Thursday's slaying of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14.

Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Thursday that Sanchez was on probation for an unspecified conviction.

Kice says ICE issued a detainer for Sanchez in March, requesting to be notified if he was going to be released. Kice says the detainer was not honored.

The sheriff's department, which handles detainer requests, plans to release a statement Friday afternoon.

CREW MEMBER OVERBOARD

Coast Guard suspends Alaska search for overboard crew member

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers identified the Norwegian Sun crew member as 27-year-old Jonas Fillipe de Miranda Santiago of Brazil. No hometown was given for de Miranda Santiago, who went missing Thursday south of Douglas Island.

Coast Guard Lt. Colin Boyle says footage from the security system of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship shows the crew member jumping overboard without a life jacket at 4:16 a.m. Thursday. The search was suspended shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday.

Troopers say they were notified shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday. Troopers say the crew member was reported missing to the ship's security just before 2 p.m. Thursday.

Norwegian Cruise Line media representatives did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment Friday.

BUBBA WATSON-CONFEDERATE FLAG

Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Golfer Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car -- one of the cars used in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.

The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll instead put a U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."

Confederate symbols have been the focus of debate since nine people were killed June 17 at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Authorities say the accused gunman had posed in photographs with the Confederate battle flag.

Watson said after his round at The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia that his decision "was the right gesture for me to do." He also said the American flag sends a statement that everyone is "created equal."

Watson paid $121,000 for the car at a January 2012 auction.

FERRIS WHEEL STUCK

UPDATE: 400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A fire official says firefighters have safely removed all 66 riders who were stranded aboard The Orlando Eye after the 400-foot Ferris wheel stopped moving for more than 45 minutes Friday.

Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press power to the attraction was restored with a generator and that firefighters, some on ladders, got riders out of the enclosed capsules by manually opening the doors.

"All guests are safely evacuated," she told AP, minutes after the end of a more than three-hour effort to remove stranded riders.

She says no one was hurt and there was no immediate indication what caused the observation wheel to stop. Elite rescue climbers stood by, but didn't deploy.

No one was immediately available from The Orlando Eye for comment.

HOT DOG CONTEST WEIGH-IN

Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Four avid eaters have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.

Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition.

The dogs will be served Saturday morning.

Chestnut tipped the scales at a hearty 230 pounds while Michelle Lesco ranked the lightest competitor at 112 pounds.

New Zealand native Nela Zisser says she can out-eat her male counterparts. She previously won a pizza eating contest.

The event also featured a ceremonial stare down between the competitors.

Repeat runner-up Tim Janus says he got into competitive eating to face off at Nathan's. He conceded Chestnut would be tough to beat but vowed to do his best.

MUSIC-DR DRE

Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music.

On Friday, the 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show called "The Pharmacy," which premieres Saturday at 6 p.m. EST. The hour-long show dedicated to West Coast music will stream every other Saturday.

Apple Music made its debut this week. Apple bought Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats by Dre company last year.

Apple's new streaming service features live radio programming, including shows hosted by Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga.

The service is giving users a free trial for three months and will later cost $10 per month.