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Bryant's grand slam, 2 homers lead Cubs over Marlins 7-2
Police: 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beach
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family got set to take a group photo Saturday evening, leaving at least 14 injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:25:56 -0400
Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions
The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills. The two-week "Talisman Sabre" exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves 30,000 personnel from the US and Australia practising operations at sea, in the air and on land. Some 40 personnel from Japan's army -- the Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) -- will join the American contingent, while more than 500 troops from New Zealand are also involved in the exercise, which concludes on July 21.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:25:32 -0400
Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not
Greece votes on financial future, government - and maybe euro
Across the country of 11 million people -- on far-flung Aegean islands, in the shadow of the 2,400-year-old Parthenon in Athens, to the northern border shared with fellow EU state Bulgaria -- voters were set to cast their ballots. The rest of Europe, and international investors, will be watching intently, unsure of the outcome that could greet them on Monday.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:21:05 -0400
Dalai Lama to celebrate 80th birthday in California
The Dalai Lama launches three days of celebrations Sunday in California for his 80th birthday at what is billed as a Global Compassion Summit but which is expected to draw protests. Thousands of followers and fans of the Tibetan spiritual leader are to attend events in Anaheim and at the University of Irvine, including on his actual birthday Monday. "This milestone occasion is a joyous opportunity for people to come together in celebration of His Holiness' life and achievements," said Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, founder of the non-profit Friends of the Dalai Lama.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:17:42 -0400
Billy Joel weds girlfriend during July 4 party at NY estate
Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America
Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa America crown
Chile wrecked Lionel Messi's dream of a first international title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when the game ended goalless after extra time. Sanchez chipped the decisive penalty down the middle past Sergio Romero to spark wild celebrations in front of a 45,000 capacity crowd at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:09:10 -0400
Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo's fiercest fighting
Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began. US-led coalition forces, meanwhile, said they carried out a series of 16 airstrikes against the Islamic State group in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa, one of their biggest assaults on the extremists. The announcement came hours after IS released a video showing teenage members executing 25 Syrian soldiers in an amphitheatre in the ancient ruins of Palmyra.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:00:28 -0400
Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote
LEADING OFF: All-Star starters, Santana returns, Matz bats
Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military
England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd
Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by jihadists that he said had left Tunisia facing a "special type of war". In a televised address to the nation, Essebsi said the state of emergency, effective from Saturday for a 30-day period, was decided on after consultations with the parliament speaker and prime minister. A state of emergency, granting special powers to the police and army, was in force for three years up until March 2014, following longtime secular president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's ouster in a 2011 revolution.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:18:37 -0400