US prevails in 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany

United States' Julie Johnston (19) heads the ball toward the goal as Germany players defend during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL (AP) — Julie Johnston thought she had blown it.



France to seek deal with Greece before referendum 'if possible'

France will still try to reach a goal with Greece before a referendum on Sunday, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday, hours before euro zone finance ministers hold their second conference call in two days to discuss Greece. "Our aim is to find an agreement, before the referendum if possible," Michel Sapin told RTL radio. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out further negotiations until after Sunday's referendum.
Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks on the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, on March 2, 2015Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think. During a wide-ranging online question-and-answer session on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Zuckerberg told famed physicist Stephen Hawking he would like to find that equation. "I'm most interested in questions about people," Zuckerberg said in a written chat forum response to Hawking asking what big questions in science he would like to know the answers to.



Big names, big markets in pursuit as NBA free agency opens

Big names, big bucks and big markets in pursuit.
Fire crews make gains against damaging Washington wildfire

Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon. The blaze ignited in brush just outside Wenatchee, quickly burning out of control. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.





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