Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

Prominent black church in South Carolina on fire; cause not yet knownA church that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night.



Markets rally on report Greece accepts creditor terms

Protesters wave Greek and EU flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in AthensLONDON (Reuters) - Eurozone stocks and peripheral bonds rallied on Wednesday, extending gains after a report that Greece was ready to accept most conditions from its international creditors in order to reach a deal over its debt crisis.



Christie’s New Hampshire marathon begins



Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonCrowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast. Hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland and smoked under the glow of a neon city sign, marking the moment that the law allowing recreational use, backed by voters in November, came into effect. The legislation opens the way for shops to sell marijuana by next year - though some lawmakers say they will still try to block retail outlets.



Colorado movie rampage jurors to hear from expert on psychosis

File photo of accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listening to Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler at his arraignment in CentennialCalling into question his note-taking, qualifications and conclusions about gunman James Holmes, the lead prosecutor in Colorado's movie massacre trial put the defense's first expert witness through a withering cross-examination. Brauchler asked Woodcock why he did not watch all 22 hours of video interviews conducted by one of two court-appointed psychiatrists who found the defendant to be sane.



Candidate Jeb Bush releases 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency

Bush speaks at a town hall meeting in Henderson, NevadaWASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday that traced his path to a net worth of between $19 million and $22 million, in a show of transparency that will pressure Democrat Hillary Clinton and his Republican rivals to open their financial books. Bush's income has soared since he left the Florida governor's office in 2007, the records showed. Tracking steadily higher through the financial crisis and deep recession, Bush's income was nearly $7.4 million in 2013.



Top Obama aides knew about Clinton's private email in 2009

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening. The release comes as part of a court mandate that the agency release batches of Clinton's email correspondence from her time as secretary of state every 30 days starting June 30. The goal is for the department to publicly unveil 55,000 pages of her emails by Jan. 29, 2016. They were sent from the personal email address that Clinton used when she was secretary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Obama administration officials knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence.



Terror expert throws 'cold water' on concerns of a July 4 attack

A former CIA official tells Yahoo News some analysts may be "overstating the threat."



U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.



At last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo

FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the graduates of the Boys and Girls High School in New York. During a news conference Tuesday, June 30, de Blasio laid bare his feelings about his current relationship with fellow Democrat, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I started with, meaning a year and a half ago, with the hope of a very strong partnership,” de Blasio said. “I have been disappointed at every turn, and these last couple of examples really are beyond the pale.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.



IMF: Greece misses $1.8 billion loan payment

Demonstrators gather during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. At midnight central Europe-time on Tuesday, the country is set to become the first developed nation to miss a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund, as Greece sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)The latest news on Greece's financial woes.



Obama to announce U.S., Cuba deal to reopen embassies

The shift is part of the president’s drive to wipe away Cold War-era tensions with Havana.



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