- US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers
MONTREAL (AP) — The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.
- Cruz's new book ignites spat with GOP strategist Karl Rove
- AP Source: AC/DC finally heading to Spotify
- Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery
- NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
- 5 Royals lead in All-Star voting, balloting ends Thursday
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving five Kansas City Royals still in the lead.
- Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.
- Global stock markets slump on Greece euro exit fears
Global stocks slumped on Monday over fears that Greece may be heading for a eurozone exit, with the broad-based S&P 500 suffering its steepest loss of 2015. With Greece expected to default on a key IMF debt payment on Tuesday, and then a referendum on the creditors' newest bailout proposals to take place Sunday, there was little positive for investors to latch on to in the dragged out eurozone crisis. European equity markets plunged, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 losing 3.56 percent, the CAC 40 in Paris shedding 3.74 percent and London's benchmark FTSE 100 falling 1.97 percent.
- Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday.
- As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.
- Despite Lagarde's initial reluctance, IMF on the hook for Greece
As French Finance Minister in 2010, Christine Lagarde opposed the involvement of the International Monetary Fund in Greece. Now as the country stands on the edge of defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) payment to the Fund, Lagarde's tenure at the head of the IMF since 2011 will be shaped by Greece, which holds a referendum on Sunday that could pave the way to its exit from the euro. It ended up endorsing austerity measures proposed by the European Commission and European Central Bank, its partners in the troika of Greece's lenders, instead of leading talks as it had done with other countries such as Russia and in the Asian financial crisis.
- Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded
A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month. In a new sign that three months of war in Yemen was ratcheting up, the country's military spokesman said its forces had launched a Scud missile at a Saudi military base on Tuesday. A Saudi-led military alliance has been bombing Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its allies in the army to dislodge them from the capital and restore the exiled president.
- State Department won't say if Kerry would testify on Benghazi
By Susan Cornwell and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday declined to say whether Secretary of State John Kerry would be willing to testify to a Republican-controlled congressional panel that is probing a 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The panel's chairman, Representative Trey Gowdy, told CBS television on Sunday he would seek Kerry's testimony if the panel does not get "satisfaction" on why Kerry has been so "recalcitrant" in handing over State Department documents from the period of the attack. Among other things, Gowdy is seeking emails from ten of Clinton's aides as part of his investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
- Shot during capture, New York inmate in serious condition
Sweat, 35, was being treated at Albany Medical Center following his capture on Sunday near the Canadian border. Fellow escapee Richard Matt was shot and killed on Friday. The convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, where they were discovered missing on June 6.
- 'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state
SEATTLE (AP) — A wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into a central Washington neighborhood, destroying properties and forcing residents of several hundred homes to flee, authorities said Monday.
- Box Office Top 20: 'Jurassic,' 'Inside Out' top 'Ted 2'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Inside Out" and "Jurassic World" are still drawing significant audiences to theaters even in their second and third weekends at the multiplex, leaving little room for newer fare like "Ted 2."
- EU's Tusk tells Tsipras no chance of bailout extension
European Council President Donald Tusk told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday that he saw no willingness among member states to agree to Tsipras's request to an extension to bailout loans. "After consultations with the leaders, in the absence of new elements, I see no willingness to go against the positions expressed by finance ministers at their June 27 meeting," Tusk said in a letter seen by Reuters that was sent in reply to request from Tsipras for a one-month extension of credits. The letter reflected a closing of ranks by EU leaders after Tsipras called a referendum on the creditors' offer of cash for reforms and urging Greeks to reject it next Sunday.
- Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders
- Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks
TORONTO (AP) — Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team
MONTREAL (AP) — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career.
- Obama talks with French president about Greek crisis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande on Monday about the Greek crisis, agreeing on the importance of resuming work toward an agreement on a financing and reform package for Athens, the White House said. The leaders said their economic teams were in close contact and were monitoring developments in Greece and financial markets, the White House statement added. (Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Sandra Maler)
- Police ID plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been identified tentatively as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday.
- Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947
- 'Gravity' author drops lawsuit against Warner Bros.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Author Tess Gerritsen has dropped her lawsuit against Warner Bros. over similarities between the 2013 film "Gravity" and her 1999 book, she wrote in a statement Monday, citing brutal emotional and financial costs.
- NBC latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments
NBC severed business ties Monday with Donald Trump, joining a chorus of protests over the mogul turned US presidential hopeful's remarks about Mexican immigrants. This means the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants -- Trump owns the broadcast rights -- will not be aired on NBC, which is a unit of Comcast. The NBC television network's announcement came four days after Univision, the leading broadcaster in the US Spanish-language TV market, also broke with the Miss Universe Organization.
- Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee
- Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open
- Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.
- Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid
BOSTON (AP) — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system — all with a $210 million surplus.
- First lady: More foreign travel to promote girls' education