KIEV - Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine's defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka was thwarted. Full Article
- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by optimism that Greece was close to an agreement to avoid default and as further gains in bond yields lifted financials.
A man is lucky to be alive, but may face charges after a South Carolina police officer pulled him from a burning car. The man was reportedly "extremely drunk". Jillian Kitchener reports.