Demonstrators gather to protest against the European Central Bank's handling of Greece's debt repayments, in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Greece defiant, vote looms

ATHENS - The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to get Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before a referendum on Sunday.   Full Article 

Markets on edge as Greece heads for default 8:05am EDT

LONDON - Euro zone stocks and low-rated bonds recovered the worst of their losses on Tuesday but remained on edge as Greece looked set to default on a debt repayment to the IMF and plunge deeper into financial crisis.

People cheer during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Captured New York inmate in serious condition

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Doctors updated the condition of David Sweat from critical to serious, a day after he was shot after more than three weeks on the run.  Full Article 

A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is seen near the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 6, 2014.   REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Islamic State beheads female civilians in Syria

BEIRUT - The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.  Full Article 

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, currently second in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's riches people, waves upon his arrival at the airport of Ranon in Asturias, Spain, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Carlos Slim scraps project with Trump

MEXICO CITY - A television company controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has canceled a project with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump after his comments insulting Mexicans.  Full Article 

Women leave a clothing store with a big sign reading "Store Pretty, total closing down sale, take advantage" in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Alvin Baez-Hernandez

Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy

NEW YORK - Puerto Rico's governor called for the commonwealth to be allowed to restructure its debts under U.S. bankruptcy code, while a newly appointed adviser to the territory said it is "insolvent" and will soon run out of cash.  Full Article 

A news assistant runs to his co-workers with copies of court decisions past anti-death penalty demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Lethal injection upheld, pollution rule blocked

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court dealt a setback to opponents of the death penalty, endorsing Oklahoma's method of execution, and objected to an Obama administration pollution regulation.  Full Article 

Japan train passengers die after one set himself on fire

Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one covered himself in fuel and set himself ablaze, according to media reports. Paul Chapman reports.