Opinion polls: tight race in Greek vote, 'no' likely to win
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece faced an uncharted future as officials counted the results of a referendum Sunday on whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, with three opinion polls showing a tight race with a narrow victory likely for the "no" side.
The Latest: Greek opposition: 'no' win will raise pressure
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):
On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.
7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far
LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."
The Latest: Pope Francis awaited in Ecuador on 3-nation trip
Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:
Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) — After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
At least 14 hurt after deck collapse at North Carolina beach
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said.
Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town
METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) — The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.
World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.
NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags.
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