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Obama: 'New chapter' begins as U.S., Cuba to open embassies

President Obama: 'New Chapter' Begins as US, Cuba Will Open EmbassiesPresident Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years ago at the height of the cold war, the United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally reestablish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and re-open embassies in our respective countries," the president said in the Rose Garden today.



07/01/2015 - 10:50 PM

 

What could happen if Greece leaves European Union?

Greece: What Could Happen If Country Leaves the European UnionIf Greece and its 11 million people left the European Union, it would be an unprecedented move within the monetary system that gave birth to the currency known as the euro.A referendum, which has already been criticized as confusing and illegal, scheduled on Sunday will help determine whether a "Grexit" -- Greek exit -- from the 19-nation currency bloc could become a reality. Earlier this week, the government issued a maximum cash withdrawal for Greek residents at 60 euros. But due to the shortage of 20-euro banknotes, people mostly have access to 50-euro banknotes. ...



07/01/2015 - 10:05 PM

 

Trump loses business deals over comments about Mexicans, but gains in polls

Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants may be costing him a growing of number of business relationships, but they appear to have given him a bump in the polls.



01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM

 

Clinton raises record $45 million since campaign launch

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinnerMore than 90 percent of the donations in Clinton's fundraising haul were for amounts of $100 or less, her campaign said.



07/01/2015 - 09:51 PM

 

U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

Obama and Biden depart after announcing the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba in the Rose Garden at the White House in WashingtonBy Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years. Sealed by an exchange of letters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, the deal fulfills a pledge the former Cold War enemies made six months ago.



07/01/2015 - 07:46 PM

 

Markets rally on report Greece accepts creditor terms

Protesters wave Greek and EU flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in AthensLONDON (Reuters) - Eurozone stocks and peripheral bonds rallied on Wednesday, extending gains after a report that Greece was ready to accept most conditions from its international creditors in order to reach a deal over its debt crisis.



07/01/2015 - 10:36 AM

 

Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 50

Islamic militant attack military checkpoints in North Sinai, EgyptIslamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said.



07/01/2015 - 09:57 PM

 

Christie’s New Hampshire marathon begins



01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM

 

As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson: sourceA church that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night.



07/01/2015 - 09:24 PM

 

Baltimore to put cameras in police vans, review riot gear

Police are seen as demonstrators gather near Camden Yards to protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreCameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday. "We're working through a process that will place cameras with recording capabilities in the backs of all our police vans, to ensure that we have a more complete record of what occurs there," Rawlings-Blake told reporters. The van in which Gray was transported had a non-recording camera that the driver could use to monitor the passengers, but it was not working at the time.



07/01/2015 - 06:52 PM

 

Amtrak seeks to combine lawsuits over fatal Philadelphia derailment

Emergency workers inspect the engine of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe railroad on Tuesday joined many plaintiffs in requesting that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appoint U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis, who already oversees 16 cases stemming from the accident, to handle all 22 existing lawsuits plus "numerous" others it expects to be filed. Passengers on Train 188 have sued Amtrak in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey over injuries linked to the May 12 derailment, which occurred when the train left the track along a northbound curve in Philadelphia after traveling at more than twice the speed limit. Amtrak has said its liability from a single accident is capped at $200 million, under a 1997 federal law.



07/01/2015 - 09:45 PM

 

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act during a visit to Taylor Stratton Elementary School in NashvilleFresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Obamacare, as the president's law is known, envisions a major expansion of the program, but nearly half of all U.S. states, mostly Republican-controlled, have rejected that part of the law. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans, including 292,000 in Tennessee, will not get Medicaid assistance, said the Kaiser Family Foundation.



07/01/2015 - 08:28 PM

 

Top Obama aides knew about Clinton's private email in 2009

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening. The release comes as part of a court mandate that the agency release batches of Clinton's email correspondence from her time as secretary of state every 30 days starting June 30. The goal is for the department to publicly unveil 55,000 pages of her emails by Jan. 29, 2016. They were sent from the personal email address that Clinton used when she was secretary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Obama administration officials knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence.



07/01/2015 - 03:39 AM

 

Terror expert throws 'cold water' on concerns of a July 4 attack

A former CIA official tells Yahoo News some analysts may be "overstating the threat."



01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM

 

U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.



07/01/2015 - 03:05 AM

 

At last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo

FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the graduates of the Boys and Girls High School in New York. During a news conference Tuesday, June 30, de Blasio laid bare his feelings about his current relationship with fellow Democrat, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I started with, meaning a year and a half ago, with the hope of a very strong partnership,” de Blasio said. “I have been disappointed at every turn, and these last couple of examples really are beyond the pale.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.



07/01/2015 - 12:15 AM

 

IMF: Greece misses $1.8 billion loan payment

Demonstrators gather during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. At midnight central Europe-time on Tuesday, the country is set to become the first developed nation to miss a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund, as Greece sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)The latest news on Greece's financial woes.



06/30/2015 - 10:22 PM

 

Obama to announce U.S., Cuba deal to reopen embassies

The shift is part of the president’s drive to wipe away Cold War-era tensions with Havana.



01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM

 

Chris Christie launches 2016 presidential bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Yahoo's Bianna Golodryga and guests look at the N.J. governor's chances in a crowded GOP field.



06/30/2015 - 01:51 PM

 

Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash

Firefighters and military personnel inspect the site where an Air Force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, tuesday, June 30, 2015. An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. (AP Photo/Gilbert Manullang)An aircraft crashes into a residential neighborhood in Indonesia's third-largest city.



07/01/2015 - 04:13 AM

 

Obama's approval rating hits two-year high

In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his presidency — up 5 points over the most recent survey and his highest approval rating since May 2013.



06/30/2015 - 02:41 PM

 

Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

FILE - This combination of file photos released by the New York State Police shows David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt. Matt, who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison with Sweat and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday, June 26, 2015. Sweat was shot and captured on Sunday, June 28. (New York State Police via AP, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.



07/01/2015 - 02:55 AM

 

Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares for a TV interview at the State Television (ERT) in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked at ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.



07/01/2015 - 02:58 AM

 

Why Chris Christie has to run for president to stay afloat in New Jersey

The only thing keeping him politically afloat at home is the prospect of a presidential campaign.



01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM

 

How state fights against same-sex marriage may backfire

Efforts by some states to challenge the Supreme Court ruling will likely prove futile.



01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM

 

 

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