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25 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave

MADRID Spain's meteorological agency is warning people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over coming days.The agency said Saturday that "temperatures will be significantly higher in much of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands," exceeding 35 degrees Celsius 95 F and reaching 40 C 104 F in much of the southern and eastern parts of the country.The forecast predicted some respite in the form of showers and thunderstorms on July 10-11.

25 minutes ago // VOA

world America Celebrates Independence Day

Across the United States Saturday, Americans celebrated the 239th anniversary of their country's independence from Britain with parades, picnics, fireworks and concerts. President Barack Obama wished all Americans a Happy Fourth of July in his weekly address. The date also marks the 17th birthday of his elder daughter, Malia. The Obamas are hosting a "backyard barbecue" at the White House Saturday for several hundred members of the military and their families. Naturalization cere

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Riders evacuated after 400-ft Ferris wheel stops in Orlando park

Rescue operation took about three hours but none of the 66 passengers were hurt. The ride stopped for more than 45 minutesA technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400ft over central Florida, authorities said.Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told the Associated Press no one was hurt following the Friday afternoon incident an

27 minutes ago // Reuters

world Greek minister says Europe won't let Athens go under

ATHENS Reuters - Greeces finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms.

27 minutes ago // NPR

world Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there's as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.

30 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Putin Sends Obama an Independence Day Message

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a "congratulatory" message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day.

31 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

VIENNA World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world 'Beach body ready' posters in New York spark counter-campaign by feminists to promote women's football

A controversial advertising campaign asking women if they are beach body ready has sparked controversy in New York.

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world Greece crisis: 11 years since their famous 2004 European Championship, Greece now cuts a shadow of its former self

It didn't used to be like this. God, it feels so long ago. Eleven years ago words like IMF, ECB, troika and Grexit meant absolutely nothing to us. The mere thought of Greece going through half a crisis like this was considered just a bunch of gobbledegook.

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Final five bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia attack to return to UK

An RAF plane carrying bodies of Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass set to arrive on Saturday afternoonThe final five of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisian beach gun massacre are due return to the UK on Saturday afternoon. An RAF C-17 transport plane carrying the bodies of Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass were set to arrive at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, at about 3pm, t

33 minutes ago // Reuters

world Defense minister rejected as Taliban battle near Kabul

KABUL Reuters - Afghanistan's parliament rejected a second nominee for defense minister on Saturday, leaving a vacuum that has already lasted nine months, while government forces battled the Taliban just 30 miles west of the capital Kabul.

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Last tango in Buenos Aires: dancers block street as government decides to close dance halls - video

Dozens of tango dancers block one of Buenos Aires' main avenues on Friday in protest against the government's decision to close 'milongas' or tango bars, for failing to meet certain requirements or present paperwork on time. Argentine tango originated at the ending of the 19th century in the working-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires Continue reading...

34 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Dozens Stranded When 400-Foot Ferris Wheel Stops

The 400-foot-tall wheel stopped for more than 45 minutes, and rescue crews spent three hours getting everyone off.

35 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Bone-Dry California Faces a Fourth of July With No Fireworks

Drought-weary California will be extra careful this Fourth of July, with some cities banning private fireworks and others canceling official displays.

36 minutes ago // MSNBC

world How Tunisia Gunman Became Radicalized

Seifeddine Rezgui, the young gunman who massacred 38 people on a Mediterranean beach, may have become radicalized in one of Islam's holiest cities.

42 minutes ago // Reuters

world Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

BEIRUT Reuters - The Syrian army and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on the insurgents holed up inside.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Commissioner renews austerity attack

Scotland's children's commissioner renews his attack on the UK government's plans for 12bn of welfare cuts.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Commissioner renews austerity attack

Scotland's children's commissioner renews his attack on the UK government's proposed welfare cuts.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Bone-Dry California Faces July 4 With No Fireworks

Drought-weary California will be extra careful this Fourth of July, with some cities banning private fireworks and others canceling official displays.

53 minutes ago // VOA

world Owner, Crew of Philippine Ferry Charged With Murder

Philippine police filed murder charges against the owner and the crew of the Philippine ferry that capsized, leaving at least 56 people dead. The complaints were filed with the local prosecutor late Friday as the 36-ton M/B Kim Nirvana was lifted from the water, said Senior Inspector Rio Tan of the Ormoc City police. The local prosecutor will review the complaints to determine whether there is enough evidence to file charges. Murder complaints were filed against ferry owner Joge Bung Zarco

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Migrants disrupt cross-channel tunnel services at Calais

LONDON Reuters - Dozens of migrants trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel by tunnel between France and England broke through perimeter fences at Calais overnight, temporarily halting traffic, a Eurotunnel spokesman said on Saturday.

55 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Senator McCain: US must reassess Afghan troop withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan U.S. Senator John McCain says the ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces.McCain told reporters on Saturday that the Afghan national forces are fighting bravely, but suffering heavy losses in the field.

56 minutes ago // BBC

world Last UK bodies returning from Tunisia

The final five bodies of British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are being flown back to the UK.

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: Nightline 07/03/15: The Fight Over Los Angeles's Giga-Mansions

The Fight Over Los Angeles's Giga-Mansions; Luxury Bunkers Provide High-End Doomsday Comfort

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

After the supreme court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states, conservatives are united in opposition but divided over how best to pursue their causeFor many opponents of same-sex marriage, the fight has just started. While supporters of marriage equality celebrate the supreme courts historic decision in Obergefell v Hodges, advocates for traditional marriage have redoubled their efforts to influence policymakers. But the fight takes place in an unfamiliar political landsc

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Dozens Stranded When 400-Foot Ferris Wheel Stopped

The 400-foot-tall wheel stopped for more than 45 minutes, and rescue crews spent three hours getting everyone off.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Restored Spitfire to be auctioned in London for an expected 2.5m - video

An Mk1 Spitfire that was shot down during the air battle of Dunkirk in 1940 and later restored, is to go under the hammer next week when it is expected to sell for up to 2.5m. The Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A - P9374/G-MK1A aircraft went on display outside the Churchill War Rooms in central London on Friday before its sale by Christie's auction house on 9 July

1 hour ago // ABC

world Senator McCain: US Must Reassess Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Senator McCain: Afghan troop drawdown must be based on ground conditions, not calendar

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Senator McCain: US must reassess Afghan troop withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan U.S. Senator John McCain says the ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces.McCain told reporters on Saturday that the Afghan national forces are fighting bravely, but suffering heavy losses in the field.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Senator McCain: Afghan troop drawdown must be based on ground conditions, not calendar

U.S. Senator John McCain says the ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran's help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said today.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

VIENNA Diplomats say Iran and six world powers have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for Tehran as part of a nuclear deal.Two diplomats tell The Associated Press that senior officials from Iran and the six nations it's negotiating with still have to sign off on the document outlining what sanctions will be lifted and when.But the diplomats said on Saturday the document has been agreed on by experts for both sides who have been working on details of the outlin

1 hour ago // NPR

world 'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After They Fled Vietnam

Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

1 hour ago // NPR

world LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Instead Of Jail

When cops in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, there's a specialized unit that can offer help on the spot.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

Greeks are preparing for Sunday's referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it's about keeping the euro.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Paper Finds One-Quarter Of Those Killed By Police Are Mentally Ill

The Washington Post has a new database tracking the mental health information of people shot by police in the line of duty. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Kimberly Kindy.