Greece hits new low as bailout to expire, default looms
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss on Tuesday, when the bailout program it has relied on for five years was set to expire and the country was due to become the first developed nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund....
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Egypt's president vows 'swift justice' after assassination
CAIRO (AP) -- President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed Tuesday to accelerate a crackdown on extremists and bring "swift justice" after the assassination of Egypt's chief prosecutor, raising the prospect of carrying out executions of senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, including the former president....
Yemen fighting allows 1,200 prisoners to flee
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Yemeni security official says some 1,200 inmates fled a prison in a southwestern city after guards deserted their posts amid fierce fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents....
Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation
VIENNA (AP) -- Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition - significantly reducing its stocks of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons....
Liquor bill passes Senate amid budget deadline day flurry
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Debate got underway in the Legislature on Tuesday, the last day of Pennsylvania state government's fiscal year, with lawmakers poised to make final votes on a state budget plan and other major Republican-crafted bills that appeared destined for a veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf....
Late Oregon teen among 18 to win Carnegie Medal for heroism
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 16-year-old Oregon boy who drowned while trying unsuccessfully to save his younger brother's life is one of 18 people to be honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism....
Pope visiting inmates, Independence Mall in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia jail inmates the morning of an outdoor Mass that organizers say could attract a crowd of more than a million people....
Halliburton closing 430-worker plant in western Pennsylvania
HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Halliburton is closing a western Pennsylvania plant with 430 workers, but says 80 percent of them will be offered transfers to a facility in Zanesville, Ohio or other Pennsylvania locations....
If Pennsylvania budget stalls, a rundown of what to expect
If Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal year Wednesday without a budget in place, here's a rundown of what to expect:...
Car missing from slain elderly woman's home found
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Investigators say they have found the car missing from the home of an elderly woman found beaten and stabbed in the bedroom of her northwest Philadelphia home....
Teacher in sex case charged again with intimidating girl
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania high school teacher awaiting trial on charges he had sex with a student has been charged for a second time with trying to intimidate the girl - this time by allegedly sending her cryptic emails from his school-issued laptop computer....
Tour bus destroyed by engine fire on I-68 in western Md.
KEYSERS RIDGE, Md. (AP) -- State police say all five people aboard a private tour bus survived a fire that destroyed the vehicle on Interstate 68 in western Maryland....
Woman acquitted in infant son's death 5 years ago
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been acquitted in the death of her infant son five years ago....
Remains of schooner raised from Lake Champlain back to Navy
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Remains of a Revolutionary War battleship burned and sunk as the Americans and British struggled for control of Lake Champlain are being turned over to the U.S. Navy....
The Greek Prime Minister announced last Friday a referendum asking whether to accept the austerity measures imposed by the country’s most recent bailout terms demanded by the International Monetary Fund. A payment of $1.71 billion is due today. The country’s banks were closed Monday and will remain closed until after the referendum. Credit agencies have said that a missed payment would leave the country’s banking sector closer to default and a potential exit from the Eurozone.
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