Pensioners wait outside a National Bank branch to receive part of their pensions in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Plight of Greek pensioners heaps pressure on Tsipras

ATHENS - Long lines of pensioners jostling to get into a limited number of banks opened specially to pay out retirement benefits have become a powerful symbol of the misery facing Greece and the problems mounting for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.  Full Article 

U.S. hiring seen solid in June, keeping September rate hike in play 4:06am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in June after reaching a five-month high, but still-healthy hiring would suggest the labor market is strong enough to support a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China airstrip on Spratly island nearly finished

China has almost finished building a 3,000-meter- long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show.  Full Article 

National guard members patrol at the beach near the Imperiale Marhaba hotel, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

12 arrests in Tunisia hotel attack investigation

TUNIS - Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.  Full Article 

Police are seen as demonstrators gather near Camden Yards to protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore April 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz

Baltimore to put cameras in police vans

BALTIMORE - Video cameras will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. The city will also review riot gear used by police during the unrest.  Full Article 

Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana Jeffrey DeLaurentis (L) shakes hands with Cuba's interim Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina in Havana July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

U.S., Cuba tear down that wall

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba formally agreed to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.  Full Article | Video 

Oregonians cheer pot legalization

Hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts light up celebratory joints in the street as recreational use is officially made legal in Oregon. Vanessa Johnston reports.