6 July 2015

Greece looks to reopen bailout talks as euro future in doubt

People line up to use ATM machines of a bank after government's decision for limited daily cash withdrawals to 60 euros ($67), in Athens, on Monday, July 6, 2015. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece's decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country's other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers' meetings. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)The country is under pressure to reach a deal with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.


6 July 2015

World Cup kiss a poignant moment for many

Wambach kisses her wifeAbby Wambach celebrated the U.S. victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final by racing to the stands to kiss her wife — a poignant moment that wasn't lost on gay rights supporters watching on television.


6 July 2015

More than 1 million gather for pope's Mass in South America

A group of young people wave flags representing the colors of Vatican City as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Hours before Francis arrives in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, thousands are already waiting in Samanes Park where the pope is expected to celebrate Mass with up to 1 million people. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — More than 1 million people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city on Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's first pope returning to his home soil for a Mass dedicated to the family.


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6 July 2015

South Carolina legislature set to begin debate on flag removal

A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in ColumbiaBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers were set to begin debate Monday on legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies on the grounds of the state capitol in Columbia. The debate comes after numerous elected officials, such as Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, called for the flag's removal in light of the June 17 massacre of nine African-American members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston. The shooting took the life of the church's pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state Senator.    Politicians and businesses are trying to banish the flag, widely viewed as a symbol of slavery, across the country in response to the Bible study killings.


6 July 2015

Police investigating report of shot at Maryland military hospital

Police were investigating a report of a gunshot heard on Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington. The U.S. Navy said employees at the sprawling hospital's campus in Bethesda, Maryland, were told to shelter in place as police and security personnel responded to an unconfirmed report of an active shooter. The Walter Reed report came after an unfounded report of a gunshot at the Washington Navy Yard sparked a massive police response on Thursday before the Independence Day holiday.

6 July 2015

N.Y. judge tosses conviction of ex-Goldman programmer Aleynikov

Former Goldman Sachs computer programmer Aleynikov waits to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court at New YorkA New York judge has thrown out the conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov, saying prosecutors failed to prove that he broke an "obscure" law by copying some of the bank's high-frequency trading code. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser issued his decision on Monday, overturning the verdict in May by a jury who found Aleynikov guilty of "unlawful use of secret scientific material," a violation of a rarely used 1967 law.


5 July 2015

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

A supporter of the No vote waves a Greek flag in front of the parliament after the results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)The country's future in Europe's common currency is now uncertain.


5 July 2015

U.S. women beat Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

Team USA captures FIFA Women's World Cup in 5-2 rout of JapanCarli Lloyd.scored three times in the first half to vault the Americans to their third Women's World Cup title on Sunday with a 5-2 victory over Japan at B.C. Place.


5 July 2015

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

Britain's Prince William, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte in a pram arrive for Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.