A chalk drawing depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying 'No' in Greek is pictured during a demonstration at the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Greece begs for extension

ATHENS - Greece pleaded for a short-term bailout extension to avert a midnight default as frantic efforts gathered pace to salvage a deal that could keep Athens in the euro.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

Wall St. trims gains as Greece debt default looms 11:40am EDT

- U.S. stocks shed some of their early gains on Tuesday as nervous investors wondered whether last-minute talks would produce a bailout deal that would keep Greece in the euro.

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 

Security forces and rescue teams examine the wreckage of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane after it crashed into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

Indonesian military jet crashes, 100 feared dead

MEDAN, Indonesia - More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane plowed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia.  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 

Tiny Caskets

The grandmother of baby Angel Antonio cries on his casket during a burial service at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

CHICAGO - Over the past 10 years, the Rest in His Arms charity has provided funerals to infants, who were abandoned or victims of crimes.  Wider Image | 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.