Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system. | Video

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Divided U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. | Video

U.S., Politics 29 Jun 2015

Shot during capture, New York inmate in serious condition

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Doctors updated the condition of David Sweat from critical to serious on Monday, a day after he was shot after more than three weeks on the run, officials said, and he will be turned over to prison authorities as soon as he is medically cleared.

29 Jun 2015

Washington state wildfire destroys at least 23 homes

WENATCHEE, Wash. - A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three commercial buildings near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, state police and emergency management officials said on Monday. | Video

Environment, U.S. 29 Jun 2015

U.S. top court declines to hear Google appeal in Oracle Java fight

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Corp won a major legal victory on Monday in a closely watched copyright case involving the company's Java programing language as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Google Inc's appeal.

29 Jun 2015

France bets on Arab Sunni states as Iran nuclear deal nears

VIENNA - France has asked its firms to prepare a return to Iran ahead of a likely deal with powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program, but Paris' tough stance in talks and ties with Sunni Arab states means its "love-hate" relationship with Iran will continue.

France, World 29 Jun 2015

Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges.


Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon

WASHINGTON - A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a U.S.-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said on Monday.