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OHIO SHOOTING
New developments in the arrest of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Samuel DuBose. Tensing has been released from jail, after posting bond Thursday evening.

MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370
More clues about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. It's been one year and four months since the flight vanished, but the mystery could soon be solved, with pieces of a wing found on an island in the Indian Ocean. On Friday, the debris will be sent to Toulouse, France for analysis - arriving Saturday. A U.S official familiar with the investigation tells ABC News that Boeing engineers have seen a number on the airplane part which tells them it comes from a Boeing 777 - the make of the missing plane.

FL MISSING TEENS
The families of those teenage boys missing off the Florida coast say they won't give up the search.  Austin Stephanos' uncle Matt Kuntz says the 14-year-olds had life jackets on board and a cooler that floats.  And even though the Coast Guard might suspend the search for Stephanos and his friend Perry Cohen, the family, he says, will not. Kuntz says the family is thankful to the Coast Guard as well as private pilots and boaters willing to donate their time searching.

JAMES HOLMES DELIBERATIONS
The jury has gone home for the weekend in the penalty phase of the Colorado movie theater shooter trial.  The jury heard a long list of possible mitigating factors - read by Judge Carlos Samour - which the defense claims should convince them to give Holmes life in prison instead of death.  Prior to the events of July 20, 2012, Mr. Holmes had never been arrested or convicted of a crime.  If the jury does not believe the mitigating factors outweigh the crime then the penalty phase will continue and eventually the jury will have the option of death.

HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL
A push among some lawmakers to come up with a long-term solution for funding transportation programs. Senator Barbara Boxer on Thursday urged the House to make a move after the Senate passed a long-term transportation bill.  Senators are also voting on a short-term, three-month patch passed by the House so federal funds don't get cut on current projects. The House is now off for five weeks; the Senate will work one more week before leaving on its summer break.

LAFAYETTE SHOOTING 9-1-1 CALLS
911 calls made public Thursday make clear the horror from last week's movie theater shooting in Louisiana.  Callers described the moment John Houser opened fire in the Lafayette theater.  Houser killed two and wounded nine.  Footage from the theater's security cameras show Houser in shorts with shirt untucked, buying tickets for a showing of Trainwreck. 

LION KILLED
--An official from Zimbabwe says they will seek the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who admitted to killing Cecil the lion. The minister of environment, water and climate, Oppah Michinguri, told reporters, "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws... Police should take the first step to approach the prosecutor general who will approach the Americans. The processes have already started."
--A WhiteHouse.gov petition to extradite Palmer, has surpassed 100-thousand signatures, which means the White House must respond. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest did not offer a time frame for a response - noting that the Justice Department makes decisions about prosecution and extradition.

CAL FIRES
A fire in Lake County that erupted Wednesday, swelling to 8,500 acres and destroying three homes, was reported 5 per cent contained late Thursday afternoon. Nearly 7,000 firefighters are working to extinguish 14 large wildfires burning in the state. Several are on National Forest land and are nearing full containment.

2022 WINTER GAMES SELECTION
The International Olympic Committee selected Beijing as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Chinese capital becomes the only city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The 2020 Winter Youth Olympics will be held in Lausanne, France.



 

CA TREE HITS KIDS
Eight children were injured, three of them critically, when a large tree fell near the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California.

CO THEATER SHOOTING
James Holmes' father took the witness stand. Robert Holmes says he wasn't aware of his son's mental illness until after the shooting that left 12 dead and 70 injured.

HOSPITALS (**EMBARGOED TIL 7/29 6AM ET**)
Hospital-acquired infections figure into Consumer Reports' latest hospital ratings. Only nine hospitals around the country rated highest in avoiding MRSA, C.Diff and other infections.

DEFLATE GATE
The NFL has upheld the suspension of star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady had denied he was involved in the scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC Championship but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Brady offered "no credible alternative explanation."  He said Brady knew, approved and provided rewards to the two equipment assistants who tampered with the balls.

HIGHWAY FUNDING
Senate and House leaders have struck a deal to keep VA hospitals open and keep federal funds flowing to bridge and road repair projects nationwide.  The House is expected to vote Wednesday
on a three-month extension that would pump roughly $8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund to keep repairs going through the summer construction season. It also reallocates $3.3 billion in VA funding.

FL TEEN BOATERS
The Coast Guard search area for two 14-year-olds missing at sea since Friday covers nearly 31-thousand miles, and stretches from Jupiter, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina.

VOTE 2016
--There are yet more scandalous words surrounding the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after one of Trump's top legal advisers made explosive comments about  issues brought up surrounding Trump's breakup with his first wife and later apologized. 

FL TERROR ARREST
An alleged ISIS sympathizer is in custody in Florida. The FBI says 23-year-old Harlem Suarez was arrested in a sting after allegedly took a fake backpack bomb from agents, with the intention of detonating it on a Key West beach.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Three GOP presidential contenders took the stage at a DC rally to defund Planned Parenthood called "Women Betrayed."

DOUBLE HAND TRANSPLANT
"Thank you for helping me through this bumpy road" says 8-year old Zion Harvey, recovering from double transplant surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  The boy had both his hands and feet amputated several years ago after catching a severe infection.

LION KILLED

A Minnesota dentist says he had all the proper permits to hunt in Zimbabwe, and had no idea when he killed a lion that it was a local favorite.  Officials in Zimbabwe say the lion was illegally lured off the protected grounds and hunted, then was beheaded, skinned and his collar removed. The dentist may also face poaching charges.

TX JAIL DEATH
New information in the investigation of a woman's death in a Texas jail after her arrest during a traffic stop. Waller County officials released video of Sandra Bland in jail as a response to misinformation online, including altered mugshots that suggest she was brought into jail dead.

BOY SCOUTS
The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America voted to remove the ban on adult gay scout leaders Monday. The organization says local scout troops "may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders."

PRESIDENT OBAMA TRIP
President Obama completes his African tour in Ethiopia. He will meet with civil society activists, tour Faffa Foods and hold a bilateral meeting with the chairman of the African Union. Later he delivers a speech at the African Union and then departs to return to Washington DC.

IRAN
Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testify at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement and its enforcement. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) chairs the committee.

FL TEEN BOATERS
The Coast Guard in Jupiter, Florida says the search will continue for two 14-year olds who went missing on Friday off the coast of Florida. Officials say the discovery of the boys' 19 foot boat on Sunday is helping them to refine their search area.

VOTE 2016/HUCKABEE
Mike Huckabee doubles down on his criticism of President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran by referring to the Holocaust.  The Republican presidential candidate refused to issue an apology.  Instead, Huckabee released a campaign video Monday as a "Response to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's Direct Attacks". It features sound from both of them and then a bite from Huckabee in which he says the Ayatollahs will know "that Hell will freeze over before they get a nuclear weapon." 

WILDFIRES
Nearly two dozen large wildfires are burning across four western states and Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. The focus has shifted to California and Montana where initial attack and large fire activity picked up over the weekend. A total of 5,000 firefighters were battling the blazes which have consumed 850-thousand acres

WINDOWS 10
Microsoft will release its latest operating system, Windows 10 early Wednesday morning. Microsoft is trying to right the wrongs of Windows 8 says Yahoo Tech columnist David Pogue. Windows 10 is a free upgrade if you've got Windows 7 or later.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
135 members of Congress have signed a letter asking for a Justice Department investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood, after videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

GAS PRICES
In the past week the average price of regular unleaded has dropped about 6 cents to 2-75 a gallon according to new numbers out from the Energy Department.  But in California prices are still much higher because of ongoing supply issues. 

CO THEATER SHOOTING
The jury at the penalty phase of the Colorado theater shooter trial heard emotional testimony from James Holmes' sister. His parents Bob and Arlene are also set to take the stand in the day ahead.

ISIS 
NATO allies and Turkish leaders will be meeting Tuesday, at Turkey’s request.  Ambassadors from all 28 NATO member countries will join the discussion, which Turkey requested to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.  Turkey is expected to inform allies about the airstrikes which followed an ISIS suicide bombing near Turkey's border with Syria that left 32 people dead, and an ISIS attack on Turkish forces, which killed one soldier.  NATO itself is not involved in operations against the Islamic State group, although many of its members are. As an alliance, however, NATO is committed to helping defend Turkey.

LA THEATER SHOOTING

Lafayette Police say their investigation inside the Grand Theater is complete and will be released to the owners shortly.  Off duty officers have been hired by the theater to work security until the owners decide to reopen.  There is no plan for that yet. 911 tapes and any surveillance video from last week's deadly shooting might soon be released. 

TX JAIL DEATHS
More than two weeks after the in-custody death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail, new questions are being raised about her arrest and incarceration.

OLYMPICS/BOSTON
Boston is out...the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is over... The US Olympic Committee and Boston severed ties.  The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in January, beset by poor communication and an active opposition group that kept public support low. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he wants LA to have another crack at hosting the games.

CA MISSING GIRL
Police in Santa Cruz, California believe they have found the body of a missing 8 year-old girl and a teenager is under arrest. The body was found in a dumpster at the apartment complex where 8-year-old Madyson Middleton went missing. A 15-year-old boy who lives in the apartment complex has been arrested. 

JOE JACKSON
Joe Jackson - the patriarch of the musical Jackson family - is in the hospital recovering from a mini-stroke in Brazil.  Jermaine Jackson says his father also suffered a cardiac arrest following the stroke, but medical exams show it's not as bad as first feared.

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN
The initial portion of the autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown has been completed and showed no significant injuries.  The autopsy did not reveal any obvious cause of death and additional laboratory testing will be performed by Georgia's Fulton County Medical Examiner.  A death certificate will not be issued and cause of death not determined until all the tests are completed.

BOOK OF MORMON
The 2011 Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon arrives at last in Salt Lake City for a two-week touring run on Tuesday.  Tickets are selling out.

DR. SEUSS
Dr. Seuss died in 1991, but his writings live on.  On Tuesday, Random House Children's Books will publish a recently discovered manuscript with Dr. Seuss sketches, called What Pet Should I Get?

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday, nearly six months after being found unresponsive in her Roswell, Georgia home. She was 22 years old. Brown, an aspiring actress and singer, was found in her bathtub by a friend, Max Lomas, and her partner Nick Gordon in January and taken to a local hospital, according to police. Sources later told ABC News that she was moved to the Neurology Intensive Care Unit of Emory University Hospital a few days later, and then to a rehab facility in late March.

LA THEATER SHOOTING
Searching for a motive, Louisiana investigators continue to release new insight into the gunman behind Thursday's deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette. The theater, time and date of a screening of the film "Trainwreck" was written inside a journal found in the motel room of the gunman who killed two people and wounded nine others at the theater last week.

OBAMA
President Obama is in Ethiopia; he will meet with the country's leaders in the capital Addis Ababa, hold a joint news conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, attend a multinational meeting on counter terrorism issues, and later a state dinner.

FIAT CHRYSLER
It's the biggest civil fine ever imposed on a car company: up to 105-million dollars... against Fiat Chrysler.  Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx tells ABC News in an exclusive interview it's about Fiat Chrysler's botching of nearly two dozen recalls involving 11 million vehicles. "They will have to buy back cars if they can't fix them," says Foxx.  As part of the deal, Fiat Chrysler will buy back from customers more than half a million Ram pickup trucks.

FL TEEN BOATERS
Lost at sea: two Florida 14-year-olds. The boys are the subject of an extensive ocean search. Their boat was found 67 miles off Ponce Inlet south of Daytona Beach...damaged and overturned...no sign of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, who were last seen fueling up their 19-foot boat Friday. A famous neighbor of Perry's, Joe Namath, is offering a 100-thousand dollar reward in the search.

FL FLOODING
Evacuation orders have gone out to as many as 300 homes along western Florida's Anclote River, northwest of Tampa, according to authorities. Several days of heavy rain have left the river at crest levels and high tide was a worry for Sunday night.

CONGRESS
Congress has one more bit of business it hopes to take care of before it goes on summer recess at the end of the week, and that would be the highway bill.

CO MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING
The sentencing phase of the trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is set to resume, after the judge sent jurors home early on Friday because one complained of illness. The defense has several witnesses in town to testify on Holmes' behalf.  It’s expected his parents and sister will testify.

VOTE 2016
--Hillary Clinton is feeling more heat over the State Department email controversy. On the campaign in Iowa, she continues to assert she did not send or receive classified emails that were classified at the time.
--Mike Huckabee raises the rhetoric when he criticizes President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, saying "he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

WILDFIRES
Firefighters are struggling against at least two dozen major wildfires in five western states. Four firefighters have been airlifted to a hospital with burns while battling a 15-hundred acre fire in northern California's Nevada County. Officials say 2-thousand structures are threatened.

LAS VEGAS FIRE
A Las Vegas high-rise hotel reopened its rooftop swimming pool Sunday, a day after a fire sent patrons running and black smoke billowed above the Strip. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas says the Bamboo Pool on the 14th floor reopened with full service except for its West Bar.

ADVICE FOR MOMS
It seems that many new mothers aren't getting good advice on how to raise their newborns. A new study appearing in the American Academy of Pediatrics finds half of moms did not get any advice from physicians on some important topic such as how to put an infant to sleep. 

WI MOUNTAIN LION
Police continue to search Milwaukee's north side near the Lincoln Creek Parkway after new reports of a lion sighting over the weekend. Officers were called to a neighborhood around 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Police confirm it was an officer who spotted the "lion-like creature." 

BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Craig Biggio were inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY Sunday.

COSBY 
New York Magazine is publishing photos and firsthand accounts of 35 of the 46 women who allege they were raped by Bill Cosby.  Their age ranges are from 44 to 80.

BOX OFFICE
A second weekend on top for Paul Rudd and Ant-Man.  Marvel's Ant-Man stole the top spot with an estimated $24.8 million for the small superhero in its 2nd weekend.

July 24-- 

 

LA THEATER SHOOTING
Three people were killed and at least seven others wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana Thursday night. Investigators say the gunman died from a self-inflicted wound.  It reportedly happened during a showing of the Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck."  Schumer tweeted: "My heart is broken."  Amid the tragedy, stories of heroism.  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says a teacher who took a bullet in the leg for another teacher managed to pull the fire alarm that may have saved many more lives.  Jindal - a Republican presidential candidate - said the time wasn't right to talk the politics of gun control, but called the shooting "horrific and sad."  Police haven't released the gunman's identity yet.

OBAMA/GUN VIOLENCE
President Obama is sounding-off on gun violence in America. Hours before the shooting, the President said during an interview withthe BBC: "we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings and if you look at the number of Americans killed since 911 by terrorism it’s less than 100; if you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence it’s in the tens of thousands."

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO AFRICA
President Obama arrives in Africa Friday. He will travel to Kenya and Ethiopia for bilateral meetings, for additional meetings of the African Union, and he will attend, as well, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This will be the president's fourth trip to Africa, the most of any sitting American president. It will also be the first time that a sitting American president travels to Kenya, the first time that a sitting American president travels to Ethiopia, and the first time a sitting American president addresses the African Union.

CO MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING
After jurors found him guilty of murder last week, now the penalty phase of the Colorado movie theater shooter trial is underway.  Witnesses who knew James Holmes when he was young boy have been testifying -- they all refer to him as Jimmy.  Defense attorneys are asking the jury to keep Holmes alive. 

TX JAIL DEATH
Details from an autopsy released Thursday indicated Sandra Bland died as a result of suicide and that there were no signs of struggle that would be consistent with a violent death.  Warren Diepraam, the first assistant district attorney in Waller County, read details from the toxicology and autopsy reports that were conducted by the Harris County medical examiner, detailing how there were no injuries noted on Bland's face or hands that someone would typically sustain during a violent struggle. He did note that Bland had roughly 30 marks on her wrist that were in a "state of healing" which Diepraam said would indicate "that they may have been placed on her body roughly two to four weeks prior to incarceration."

VOTE 2016/TRUMP AT THE BORDER
The border between the United States and Mexico got a visitor Thursday afternoon: Donald Trump.  The GOP presidential contender landed in the border city of Laredo, Texas, to tour the border and give a press conference, where he highlighted what he called a "real problem."  "We have a tremendous danger on the border with the illegals coming in," Trump said.  He made the comments after the border union that had planned to give the tour backed out at the last minute.  "Border patrol is petrified of saying what’s happening, cause they have a real problem here," Trump told reporters after landing.   Trump went on to again predict that he would win the Hispanic vote, saying that he could topple Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. 

IRAQ
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made a trip to Iraq Thursday. Secretary Carter will meet US troops there and discuss progress by Iraqi forces to push back ISIS militants in across Iraq.

CA WILDFIRE
Firefighters in Northern California continue to battle a wildfire threatening communities west of Sacramento. The fast-moving Wragg Fire, near Lake Berryessa California, is threatening hundreds of homes.

RUSSIA AIR RAGE
Authorities in Russia have charged an airline passenger after others on board the plane were allegedly forced to restrain him. The incident was captured on cellphone video.

DONALD TRUMP
Following his controversial statements about Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump will be in Laredo, Texas visiting the US-Mexico border to hold a news conference and meet members of the union representing border control agents. The billionaire’s comments on immigrants have become the focus of his campaign and much for the election so far, drawing criticism from fellow candidates and other members of the GOP party.

IMMIGRATION POLL (HFR 7AM ET)
Donald Trump’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border marks the extent to which negative views on immigration fuel his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination – and the limits they may impose.  About half of potential GOP voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, and Trump wins support from 34 percent in this group, a remarkable tally in a 16-candidate race. Among those who favor providing legal status for undocumented immigrants, by contrast, Trump’s support drops sharply, to 13 percent. The results pose two challenges for Trump and other sharp critics of immigration policy: First, the issue divides rather than unites potential Republican voters. Second, a pathway to legal status is far more popular beyond the party’s confines, making the position a hard sell in the general election.

IRAN
- On Capitol Hill, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, are set to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday on the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations.
- Thousands of pro-Israel protesters packed into New York City's Times Square on Wednesday to rally against the Iran deal.

IRAQ
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made an announced trip to Iraq Thursday. Secretary Carter will meet US troops there and discuss progress by Iraqi forces to push back ISIS militants in across Iraq.

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO AFRICA
Thursday evening President Obama will travel to Kenya and Ethiopia for bilateral meetings, for additional meetings of the African Union, and he will attend, as well, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This will be the president's fourth trip to Africa, the most of any sitting American president. It will also be the first time that a sitting American president travels to Kenya, the first time that a sitting American president travels to Ethiopia, and the first time a sitting American president addresses the African Union.  Kenya is the homeland of the President's father; a country where children, roads and schools bear Mr. Obama's
name.

VOTE 2016/HILLARY CLINTON
Hillary Clinton will be in South Carolina Thursday holding a forum to discuss her economic vision for the state.

TX JAIL DEATH
The body of Sandra Bland is back in her hometown of Illinois, more than a week after she was found dead in her jail cell after a traffic stop.  Sister Sharon Cooper was asked if the family had heard anything new on the independent autopsy being conducted on Sandra's body following her death. Her reply:  Quite frankly I'm disgusted we're having a discussion about an autopsy, because she was pulled over for something so insignificant, and because of an officer who thought that maybe his ego was bruised. The family attorney says they take issue with reports Bland was suffering from depression.  On Wednesday, the Waller County Sheriff said Bland told a jail guard during the booking process that she had tried to kill herself in the past.  Bland's family dispute sclaims she committed suicide.

WILDFIRES
-A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their rides on the Montana park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes near the park's eastern boundary. 
- Authorities near Walla Walla, Washington are struggling against a suspected man-made wildfire that's forced evacuations in nearby homes. It's burned more than 5,5000 acres and is zero-percent contained.
- 150 structures are threatened by wildfire in Napa County, California.  Nearby home owners and campers have been evacuated from the flames which have burned about 1,000 acres and is 5-percent contained.

SC SHOOTING
A federal indictment is being filed against alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof on 33-counts, including hate crime charges. The Justice Department says it believes Roof targeted members of the Emanuel AME Church in the June 17th mass shooting that left nine people dead ... both because of their race and because they were in an historic black church. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, said for these crimes, Roof faces federal penalties up to life imprisonment or the death penalty. No decision has been made about whether to seek the death penalty in this case.

TENNESSEE SHOOTING
Officials in Chattanooga are releasing more details today on the shooting at a Navy facility that left five service members dead. FBI Special Agent Ed Reinhold says Mohammod Abdulazeez first fired shots from his car at a local recruitment center, before crashing through the gate at the Naval reserve and running into a building, where he shot his first victim.  All told, Abdulazeez's rampage lasted less than five minutes, before he was shot by law enforcement.  The FBI says it’s too early to determine whether Chattanooga shooter had been `radicalized' before attacks.

ROADS
More than a quarter of the major roadways around cities were in poor condition according to a new report from TRIP, a research firm funded by construction and union groups. The reports which uses 2013 data from the Federal Highway Administration also indicates damaged roadways can cost up $1000 dollars a year in added maintenance.

AIRLINE BAGGAGE FEES
One Congressmen is fed up with rising airline bag fees that he says don't contribute to airport improvement. That anger could lower the cost of your future plane trip.  Airlines now take off with much more of your money..including extra bag fees that Congressman John Mica says don't contribute to airport improvement taxes. He says they've diverted probably more than 9 billion from baggage and service fees and they're not putting anything into the trust fund.   So Congressman Mica wants to limit airlines to just $4.50 per bag. The airlines are expected to fight this proposal.

MINIMUM WAGE
- New York became the first state to authorize a minimum wage hike for tens of thousands of fast food workers. It would be phased in over three years. Fast food workers paid 8.75 an hour now would make 15 dollars an hour by 2018.  The minimum wage hike would apply only to fast food workers and the franchise owners say it's unfair.  But the state says it's tired of subsidizing billion dollar corporations who aren't paying their workers enough.
- On the West Coast, the University of California system plans to announce an increase base pay for workers to $15 an hour.  

HOLMES SENTENCING
The sentencing phase of the Colorado movie theater shooter trial got underway on Wednesday after jurors returned a guilty verdict last week.  Prosecutors want James Holmes to get the death penalty.  Deputy District Attorney Richard Orman telling jurors in the sentencing phase that Holmes committed a horrific act, but defense attorneys are expected to argue that even though the jury has found Holmes was not insane, that he is mentally ill and cannot be put to death. 

SALMONELLA SUSHI
Problems for sushi lovers... We are learning more about a recall.  The FDA says raw tuna linked to a salmonella outbreak across 11 states was not only sold in grocery stores but it also went to restaurants.  11 people have been hospitalized... The Osamu Corporation - the California company that distributed the tuna has issued a voluntary recall.  It says the fish came from a processing plant in Indonesia.  The FDA suggests consumers who are worried should ask restaurants and grocery stores the source of their fish. 

BISON SELFIE
Yellowstone National Park officials are warning tourists to keep their distance after a bison flipped a woman into the air as she posed for a selfie with the massive beast.

TX JAIL DEATH
Texas law enforcement have released the dashcam video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop arrest. Texas trooper Brian Encinia who conducted the stop has been taken off of patrol and put on administrative duties, while the case is under investigation. Bland was pulled over for failing to signal, then arrested and held in a jail cell for three days - where she was found dead.

FAA BIRD STRIKES
Regulators are reportedly considering whether airplanes need to be built to better withstand collisions with birds because of an increase in the population of Canada geese, pelicans and other species. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking airlines, manufacturers and the public whether costly new protections are needed amid the “significant population increases” from the types of birds that can damage a plane’s structure. The agency hasn’t proposed any specific changes so far.

CO THEATER SHOOTING
The sentencing phase begins Wednesday in the murder trial of James Holmes.

TERRORIST KILLED
A U.S. airstrike inside of Syria earlier this month has taken out a top terror target. Muhsin Al-Fadhli, a top figure in the Al-Qaeda affiliated Khorasan group, was killed while traveling in a vehicle near Shamarda, Syria. Al Fadhli is a long time Al Qaeda operative, known for participating in numerous terror attacks in the middle east. and U.S intelligence officials believe he was one of a very small number of people who had prior knowledge of the September 11th plot.

COSBY
Bill Cosby's lawyers say his admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s doesn't mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.  His attorneys are also asking a court to not release details of Cosby's 2006 settlement in a sexual-battery lawsuit, which the accuser wants unsealed.

CAR HACKING
There's a growing fear that computer hackers can hijack cars.  There's existing software that can enable someone to hack into your vehicle's computer system sending commands that control steering and braking.

VOTE 2016
- It’s officially war between Republican Presidential contenders Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham.  Just hours after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a “jackass,” Trump retaliated by reading Lindsey Graham's cell phone number into the microphone during a speech in South Carolina on Tuesday. 
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who on Tuesday became the newest addition to the Republican presidential field, looked ahead to a potential general election matchup with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, Kasich said the key to the race will be vision. 

BLAGOJEVICH
An appeals court vacated five convictions and threw out the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The rest of Blagojevich's convictions were affirmed by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. He's been serving a 14-year prison sentence in Colorado, and will now have to be re-sentenced.

TEEN SEX
Teen pregnancies continue to decrease, they're having less sex and using more contraceptives, according to a new CDC report that suggests decades of educating teens has paid off.

OBAMA
- President Obama meets with small business owners to discuss the importance of the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank; later he delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
- The President also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday night to talk about the Iran nuclear deal and joke about Donald Trump.

WI BIG CAT
Milwaukee police are on the hunt for a suspected mountain lion. A caller said they saw a "lion" at around 4 p.m. Monday. Officers checked the neighborhood but were unable to locate any loose animals. But video shot on a cellphone shows what could be a large cat walking through the area Monday. 

CA LASER AT CHOPPER
In Bakersfield, California, a man has been indicted accused of shining a laser at a police helicopter.  Prosecutors say 26-year-old Pablo Cesar Sahagun aimed a green laser pointer at Air 1 - the Kern County Sheriff's helicopter.  Then when police tracked him down he had seven bombs. They call them cricket bombs -- improvised explosive devices that prosecutors say can kill someone.  He could be looking at 15 years in prison if he's found guilty.  

E.L. DOCTOROW
Best-known for "Ragtime," a panoramic novel of the turn-of-the-century, author E.L. Doctorow has died in New York City from complications of lung cancer.  Doctorow was 84.

DEFLATEGATE
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says there's no timeline for a ruling on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension over deflating footballs.

SHARKNADO 3 
'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' premieres on Syfy Wednesday night.

TX JAIL DEATH
Authorities in Waller County, Texas will be releasing dash cam video of the July 10th arrest of Sandra Bland, the woman found dead three days later in her jail cell.  Waller County DA Elton Mathis said much of  the encounter between the 28-yr. old and officers cannot be seen because Bland was in her car, but he says "It was a model traffic stop. And it was not a model person that was stopped on a traffic stop." He says a grand jury will convene later this summer.

CHATTANOOGA SHOOTING
No evidence so far that the gunman killed in the Chattanooga shooting was inspired by or directed by ISIS to carry out the attack last week. But his family insists Mohammad Abdulazeez was deeply troubled and upset about a drunk driving arrest.

PREDATORY LENDING
President Obama will announce new rules intended to protect members of the military from predatory lending.  Calling predatory lending a “major problem” to military readiness, White House officials point out that service members are twice as likely to be victimized by such loans compared to people outside the military.

SEVERE WX
Around 70 million Americans are in a heat wave zone....with heat advisories from Oklahoma to New York.

VOTE 2016
--Donald Trump is on top in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, but the survey was conducted mostly before his controversial comments on John McCain's status as a war hero.
--Ohio Governor Bob Kasich will officially enter the presidential race with his announcement Tuesday. Kasich becomes the 16th major candidate seeking the Republican nomination.

BILL COSBY
--Bill Cosby's lawyers are hitting back after the release of a decade-old deposition from a civil suit alleging sexual improprieties.
--Cosby is out of a documentary about black stuntmen and their struggle to make it in Hollywood. He was a featured interview in the project, but the producer tells ABC News Radio the footage is getting chopped.

CUBA
After more than 50 years - the U.S. and Cuba have restored full diplomatic relations - reopening embassies in each other's capitals. 

CO THEATER SHOOTING
Attorneys and the judge were in court hashing out details for the sentencing phase of the Colorado movie theater shooter trial which begins on Wednesday. 

IRAN
The U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the Iran nuclear deal. Congress is reviewing the agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

OBAMA
President Obama speaks to the 116th annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) national convention in Pittsburgh.  Later in New York, the President tapes an appearance on the Daily Show.

TOSHIBA
Plagued by an accounting scandal over inflated profits, Toshiba's chief executive resigned Tuesday.

SOUTH AFRICA SHARK
Professional surfer Mick Fanning is talking about his run-in with a shark at a competition in South Africa. Video captured the moment when a shark knocked Fanning off his surfboard and he frantically swam back to shore. Fanning returned to Australia Tuesday where he spoke to the media.

CHATTANOOGA SHOOTING
He was a man with serious mental illness, depressed and conflicted, a devout Muslim who regularly violated his faith by smoking marijuana and drinking heavily, but not anti-American or connected to ISIS. That is the portrait the family of 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez has painted for FBI agents trying to learn why he went on a spree of violence last week that resulted in the deaths of five uniformed members of the military in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Law enforcement officials told ABC New the family has been fully cooperating in the investigation.

SOCAL WX
Los Angeles saw its wettest July day ever over the weekend.  San Bernardino and Riverside counties reported flooding and mudslides, as a rare summer storm rolled through the Southland on Sunday.  At least six homes were flooded with mud and water as flash flood warning were up until 6:30pm PDT.

VOTE 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he does not owe John McCain an apology for saying the Arizona senator is only a war hero “because he was captured.” Trump told Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week" that he won't be pulling out of the presidential race over his comments, which he made Saturday during a campaign event in Iowa. Trump said he left to a "standing ovation" after speaking at the Family Leadership Council summit.

TX JAIL DEATH
The family of Sandra Bland has ordered an independent autopsy, saying they don’t believe she committed suicide while in custody at a Texas jail. The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

BILL COSBY
ABC News has obtained the full transcripts of two depositions given by Bill Cosby in a court case brought by Andrea Constand in 2005. Given over 4 days at a Philadelphia hotel, the depositions are the only publicly available testimony he has given in response to accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women over four decades.  In his testimony, Cosby told of how he tried to gain women's trust and make them comfortable by talking about their families, their education and their career aspirations. He also admitted giving woman drugs, but insisted he never did so without their knowledge.   

CUBA
Both U.S. and Cuban “interest sections” — lesser diplomatic posts — will officially become embassies in Havana and Washington, DC.

GREECE
The Greek government is promising to reopen banks Monday - a first in three weeks.

MITSUBISHI APOLOGY
A Japanese corporation has made an unprecedented apology.  Weeks before the U.S. marks the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan in World War II, a senior executive of Mitsubishi Materials apologized in Los Angeles to 94-year-old veteran James Murphy--captured by Japan and enslaved in a Mitsubishi copper mine.  Murphy called the apology "very sincere, humble and revealing."  Previously, Japan's government has apologized for enslaving U.S. prisoners of war. This was the first such apology by a Japanese corporation.

IRAN
The 60-day clock is ticking for Congress to decide whether they approve of the accord reached with Iran regarding their nuclear program. On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry  and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, culminating a years-long effort to sell an Iran rapprochement on the Hill. 

OBAMA
President Obama welcomes Nigerian President Buhari to the White House Monday morning. In the evening, the president delivers remarks at the reception for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

SHARK ATTACK
A surfing competition in South Africa was cancelled after one of the finalists was attacked by a shark. Australian surfer Mick Fanning was waiting in the water at the J-Bay Open when the shark attacked him. Video captured Fanning clutching his surfboard and kicking at the shark. Fanning, 34, told the World Surf League, which hosted the event, he felt something get stuck on his leg rope. "I instantly just jumped," Fanning said. "It just kept coming at my board." 

NY LIMO CRASH
Four women were killed and three others injured when an accused drunk-driver in a truck slammed into the side of a limousine on Long Island over the weekend. The eight women rented the limo so they could enjoy their wine tasting outing without worrying about driving.  It's unclear whether this was a bridal party.

BRITISH OPEN
Raging wind over the weekend extends the British Open's final round into Monday. An Irish amateur is tied for the lead. 22 year-old Paul Dunne is tied for first with 2 others, and Jordan Spieth, seeking to keep his Grand Slam pursuit alive, is just a stroke back.  Not since Bobby Jones in 1930 has an amateur won The Open.

DULSE
Researchers at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center have stumbled across a health food that has twice the nutritional value as kale, and could become the next big thing on natural health food menus.  Dulse is a form of seaweed, contains up to 16% protein, full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and best of all, it tastes like bacon. 

BOX OFFICE
Straight to the top for Ant-Man, the new super-hero flick from Marvel, an estimated 58 million bucks opening weekend. It's Marvel's 12th straight number one, but also the lowest opening since Disney and Marvel combined to make movie magic. 

DEMI MOORE DROWNING
A 21-year-old man accidentally drowned in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home owned by actress Demi Moore, authorities said. Los Angeles police responded to the home after receiving a 911 call about a drowning around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Moore's assistant had thrown a party at the home with several guests, including the man who drowned, authorities said. The man was identified as Edenilson Steven Valle, of Los Angeles. Moore released a statement saying : "I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends. I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time." 

CHATTANOOGA SHOOTING
24 year-old Muhamed Youssef Abdulazeez has been identified as the deceased gunman who killed 4 Marines and injured 3 other people Thursday in Chattanooga, TN.  The FBI is investigating whether he was inspired by ISIS. Authorities say Abdulazeez, born in Kuwait, attacked military-related buildings in the southern Tennessee city before his own death.  People who knew the shooter in high school say he was a nice kid even a school "joker." Investigators will provide a 3PM EDT update.

HOLMES VERDICT
James Holmes was found guilty of murder Thursday in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting from 2012, and may face the death penalty as the sentencing phase begins. The judge and attorneys return to court on Monday; jurors return on Wednesday.
Holmes was found guilty of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 others. The sentencing phase will take one month, with an entire new trial, complete with opening statements and testimony.

BUSH
Former President George H. W. Bush is in the hospital after falling in his Maine home on Wednesday, breaking a bone in his neck. While he is now in fair condition, he is currently in the hospital due to his age. According to the 91-year-old’s spokesperson, Bush doesn’t need surgery, but will be in a neck brace for a few months as he heals naturally.

OBAMA
President Obama travels to New York City for a DNC fundraiser Friday.

NEWARK LASERS
The FAA is now reporting that 12 flights were hit with green lasers overnight as they approached Newark airport. That brings the average of these illegal incidents to 15 a year. Pilots caught in these laser attacks are reaching a breaking point, one even claiming his eyesight was permanently affected Wednesday night, now suffering from blurred vision. Pointing lasers into cockpits is a federal crime punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. With this type of crime on the rise, the FBI, FAA and the New Jersey State Police are actively investigating the incidents.

WA PLANE SURVIVOR
Autumn Veatch, the 16-year-old girl who survived alone in the woods for two days after a small plane crash in Washington State, is speaking out *for the first time* about her incredible ordeal. The sole survivor of the crash, Veatch was determined to make it home – hiking through the dense woods before being picked up by a driver near a trailhead. In a GMA exclusive, Autumn gets a special message from the survival expert whose show she credits with helping her make it out of those woods alive.

TX JAIL DEATH
Suicide or something else?  Questions and outrage are surfacing after a new video shows 28-year-old Sandra Bland getting arrested in a Texas traffic stop after allegedly assaulting an officer – only to be found dead in her Jail cell three days later. Officials are now saying she asphyxiated herself with a plastic bag in her cell, but her friends and family believe this was a case of foul play.The Texas Rangers and the FBI are on the case. 

GREECE
The Greek government is promising to reopen banks Monday and gradually restore services after winning a pledge of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing.  Officials in Athens, however, say the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months.  

MH17
Commemoration services take place marking the first anniversary of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. The passenger jet was said to be shot down while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 198 people on board were killed.

SMOKING  DOCTORS
Big tobacco sways doctors to testify against the science. Stanford researchers report evidence of "systematic bias" in connection to the "role played by smoking in head and neck cancer" in the testimonies of a small group of doctors who frequently serve as expert witnesses on behalf of the tobacco industry. In at least 50 cases, the researchers say, these doctors have argued in court cases lodged against tobacco companies that smoking was not the primary cause of plaintiffs’ cancers, even in cases in which the scientific evidence suggests otherwise.

CONFEDERATE FLAG
The Confederate battle flag has come down from the lawn of the South Carolina Capitol, but the controversy seems far from over. On Saturday, a group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan plans to rally at the site where the Confederate flag flew at the statehouse. The New Black Panther Party plans a demonstration of its own and local policymakers and police are concerned about the potential for confrontation.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
An anti-abortion group has released an online video that it says documents how Planned Parenthood is selling fetal organs for a profit, a felony, while violating medical ethics by altering normal abortion procedures so as to preserve the organs. Planned Parenthood has countered that it donates the tissue for scientific research and receives only reimbursement for its expenses, which is legal. The group also says it helps people donate tissue "with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards."

BRITISH OPEN
Round two of golf's British Open tees-off Friday.  Dustin Johnson (-7) is the current leader.  Tiger Woods sits at +4.

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Portland, Maine out of an abundane of caution for a broken bone in his neck, according to his spokesman. The 91 year-old suffered a fall at the family home in Maine.

GREECE

Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly early Thursday to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by bailout creditors, despite significant dissent from members of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' own left-wing party.

HOLMES TRIAL
The jury returns in the morning for day two of deliberaitions.  They'll have to decide whether accused Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes was insane or not.  If no verdict is reached Thursday, jurors will return on Monday.

OBAMA

- President Obama will visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma City Thursday. It’s the first time a sitting American president has visited a federal prison.
- President Obama said he cannot revoke embattled actor and comedian Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom despite calls for the president to take it back after allegations that Cosby allegedly had sex with women after drugging them.

OBAMACARE SCAMMERS
Last year, undercover government investigators set up a “secret shopper” sting on the Obamacare website, creating 12 fake identities trying to scam taxpayers of thousands of dollars in premium subsidies.   The exchange approved 11 of the 12 fraudulent applications then doled out $2,500 per month or $30,000 per year.   The worst part?  More than a year later – after the fakes were exposed by GAO – they were automatically re-enrolled and are still getting even higher subsidy amounts. 

AIRPORT DRUG STING
Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a massive drug sting operation in Dallas.   Among the 46 people arrested: several employees at the Dallas-Fort Worth International airport.  Acting US States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas John R. Parker says they've been arrested for distribution conspiracy involving cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.  All of the defendants are expected in court today.  Prosecutors say four of the defendants used their jobs the airport to get drugs through security.  Each faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

DETERGENT PODS (7/16 HFR 6am)
Consumer Reports is announcing it will no longer recommend liquid laundry detergent pods because of the continued high-rate of accidental poisonings of young children attributable to those products. The organization now strongly urges households where children younger than 6 are ever present to refrain from purchasing them.   In the first six months of 2015, poison-control centers nationwide received more than 6,000 reports of kids 5 and younger ingesting and inhaling pods, or getting pod contents on their skin or in their eyes. That’s a pace set to eclipse the 2014 total of 11,714 and 10,877 in 2013, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

PLUTO
We're getting more images of the dwarf planet sent from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

CA GONE GIRL
The family of Aaron Quinn is finally able to speak out for the first time after all these months, defending their loved one and grateful for vindication. Quinn’s brother, Matt, says he knew Quinn and his girlfriend, Denise Huskins, were victims of a kidnapping. “I’m so glad. I’m so glad that they got vindicated on this,” he said

MEXICAN DRUG LORD MANHUNT
The hunt contineus in Mexico for escaped prisoner and drug kingpin "El Chapo." 

VOTE 2016: HISPANICS (7/16 HFR 9am)
99 percent of all Hispanics say they will vote, according to a new Univision poll.  Hillary Clinton tramples all GOP candidates while Jeb Bush ranks first among Republicans with 40 percent support.  61 percent of Hispanics say candidate Donald Trump's comments on Mexicans and immigrants do not reflect the opinion of most Republicans. 

AMAZON
Amazon customers are complaining about the online retailer’s recent so-called “mega-deals.” The sales starting Wednesday were supposed to be a Christmas in July, but many are comparing the deals to a garage sale

ESPYS
Caitlyn Jenner was honored at the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Caitlyn formerly known as Bruce Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

BRITISH OPEN
Golf's 144th annual British Open Championship begins.

EMMYS
The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced at 11:30am EDT.

IRAN DEAL
President Obama holds a news conference to discuss the Iran nuclear deal. The President says he welcomes a robust debate over the terms of the agreement, but warns that he would veto any attempt to block the deal.

HOLMES TRIAL
Guilty of murder, or not guilty by reason of insanity...one of the key questions jurors will have to decide in the trial of the accused Colorado movie theater shooter.  Jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday, and will begin deliberating

SEVERE WEATHER
Flash flooding is blamed for at least 2 deaths in Kentucky and 1 in Indiana as volatile weather continues to threaten a big chunk of the eastern U-S.

PLUTO
More than nine years and three billion miles later, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was in position to send back to earth our first close-up view of Pluto.

MEXICAN DRUG LORD MANHUNT
ABC's Gio Benitez got a first-hand look at the elaborate mile-long tunnel that allowed drug kingpin "El Chapo" to escape from prison.

WA PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR
The family of Autumn Veatch, the 16-year old sole survivor of a small plane crash, is speaking about her ordeal.  She is said to be exhausted but was to be released from a hospital in Brewster, Washington.

RETAIL BATTLE
Bosses, consider this a public service announcement.... You may not get too much work out of  your employees on Wednesday.  That's when Amazon's going kicking off Prime Day, but you need to be near your computer for the super deals.    The event...coincides with the internet retailer's 20th birthday....on Thursday.  Not to be outdone, Walmart will launch a rival sale.

OBAMA NAACP
President Obama spoke about changes that need to be made to the criminal justice system in order for it to be fair and cost effective. He told the NAACP in Philadelphia "Mass incarceration makes our country worse off and we need to do something about it."

BOSTON TERROR ARREST
Alleged ISIS follower Alexander Ciccolo, the son of a Boston police captain, was ordered detained until his trial.

VOTE 2016 POLL (EMBARGOED TIL 7/15 7AM ET)
The latest ABC News/Washington Post Poll indicates positive views of Donald Trump have doubled since his controversial comments on immigration, although many more Americans still dislike rather than like him, now by nearly  2-1 margin – and his negatives have soared among Hispanics, a sought-after group in national politics.

STATE OF ECONOMY
Fed Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give Congress a progress report.

ESPYS
Caitlyn Jenner will be honored at the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Caitlyn formerly known as Bruce Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

IRAN DEAL
--Six world powers have reach an accord with Iran over its nuclear ambitions. Iran will receive economic sanctions relief in exchange for strict monitoring of it's nuclear program. The weapons embargo against Iran will also be lifted after several years.
--The Israeli Prime Minister is calling it an "historic mistake."

BOSTON TERROR ARREST
The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested as a possible terrorist. Alexander Ciccolo is the estranged son of a Boston police captain who was among the first responders to the marathon attack.  The FBI said the son wanted to mimic that attack, allegedly telling an informant "I got the pressure cookers today."  Late last month court records said Ciccolo talked about shooting up a college dorm and cafeteria in the name of ISIS.  He was arrested on gun charges after he bought two pistols and two rifles from an informant.  Ciccolo's arrest was among the ten FBI Director James Comey said had disrupted planned attacks intended to kill people. 

Greece

After nearly 17 hours of negotiations, Greece and its creditors reached a deal Monday to keep the nation in the European Union, while paving the way for a third bailout. But the Greek people are not "out of the woods" yet, economists say. It's not clear when banks will re-open for Greeks, who have been withdrawing a maximum of 60 euros a day since June 29. 

WA PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR
A teen who emerged from the woods in Mazama, WA Monday was determined to be the 16-year-old girl whose plane went missing over the weekend, the Okanogan Sheriff's office told ABC News. On Saturday afternoon, a plane carrying an elderly couple and the teenager, Autumn Veatch, took off from Kalispell, Montana, heading to Lynden, Washington, about 150 miles away, but it didn't arrive at its destination. Officials identified those aboard as Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana, and Veatch, of Bellingham, Washington.Late Monday, Veatch walked into The Mazama Store in Mazama, Washington.  Late Monday, a motorist spotted her on Highway 20.  She was hospitalized.  A hospital spokesperson says she does not have any life threatening injuries, but is dehydrated.  

MILITARY TRANSGENDER BAN
The Pentagon says it intends to lift the ban on transgender serving in the military.   But first it will set up a working group that for six months will look at what health care, legal and housing issues need to be dealt with once the ban is lifted.  The DOD does not know how many transgenders serve in the military, but one study estimates it could be as high as 15,000 individuals. The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell did not affect the ban on transgenders because the military considers it to be a medical condition.

MEXICAN DRUG LORD MANHUNT
A very recently-retired federal agent who played a leading role in the capture of “El Chap" 16 months ago said that U.S. officials knew of possible prison escape plans by associates of El Chapo, practically from the time he was back in prison. "There was always chatter that there was going to be a breakout plan," the source, an ex-DEA agent, told ABC News. The source said that U.S. law enforcement would regularly pass on credible intelligence to Mexican officials, but that did not appear to help prevent his escape Saturday.

EGYPT BLAST/SUSPECTS
Egyptian officials have identified three men accused of car bombing Italy's consulate in Cairo.  Egyptian security sources say three suspects in Saturday's bombing attack on the Italian consulate in Cairo are Egyptian members of the Islamic State-affiliated Jihad militia known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. The car bomb in front of Italy's consulate killed one person and injured nine.

HOLMES TRIAL
Closing arguments begin Tuesday in the murder trial of Colorado movie theater suspect James Holmes.  Jurors must decide whether Holmes met the state's legal definition of insanity when he opened fire on a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

VOTE 2016
There are early signs the debate over immigration will play a big role in the race for the White House. Addressing a Latino advocacy group in Kansas City, Missouri, Monday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton all spoke.

VOTE 2016: WALKER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker officially launched his presidential campaign Monday.  Governor Scott Walker's presidential bid brings the Republican field to 15 candidates. A late-comer to the race, he's trying to separate himself. Walker sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News' David Muir

VOTE 2016: CLINTON ON THE ECONOMY
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton delivered a major economic speech in New York City Monday. Clinton rattled off a laundry list of wage boosting measures she would like to see implemented: a higher minimum wage, tougher tax laws, even profit sharing for employees calling it a win-win.

CA KIDNAP HOAX?
A twist in a bizarre story from Vallejo, California earlier this year... Police have now charged a man in a kidnapping case that they previously said was a hoax.  In March, 29-year-old Denise Huskins went missing... Her boyfriend Aaron Quinn said he had been kidnapped and a ransom had been demanded.  She turned up safe two days later in her hometown of Huntington Beach.  Police immediately said the whole thing was a hoax.  But Quinn and Huskins said the kidnapping was real.. Now court documents show federal prosecutors are charging a man with kidnapping for ransom in the case. 

NYC CHOKEHOLD SETTLEMENT
New York City has reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody. Garner was stopped outside a convenience store for selling loose cigarettes in July 2014. A video shows Garner telling the officers to leave him alone and refusing to be handcuffed. Garner is taken to the ground in what appears to be a chokehold, banned by police policy. The officer claimed it was a legal takedown maneuver known as a "seatbelt." Garner, who had asthma, is heard gasping, "I can't breathe!" 11 times before he loses consciousness. He was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

GAS PRICES
Gas prices are up an average of four cents nationwide this week, but generally are lower than one year ago.  Except in California. Many stations are now charging more than $4-dollars a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.

PLUTO
NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Make Its Closest Approach To Pluto. The probe will zoom past the dwarf planet, making its closest approach on Tuesday at 7:49 a.m. EDT.  It will offer the first-ever up-close glimpse of our solar system's beloved Pluto. When the spacecraft was launched in 2006, Pluto was still a "planet" in our solar system.  It's since been demoted to "dwarf planet" status.

CHILD POVERTY (HFR 7AM ET)
Pew Research Center has a new analysis of child poverty by race that finds while child poverty has dropped among Whites, Hispanics and Asians; it remains steady for black children. The analysis of Census Bureau data, finds that overall 20% of US children lived in poverty in 2013, down from 22% in 2010.  The data finds that the number of “impoverished white children may have dipped below the number of impoverished black children for the first time since the U.S. Census began …” in 1974


 

MEXICAN DRUG LORD MANHUNT
A huge manhunt underway in Mexico for the country's most powerful drug lord. Officials say Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum-security prison Saturday through a mile-long tunnel from the shower area of his cell. It's the second time the leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel has managed to escape from prison. Thirty prison employees have been taken in for questioning.

IRAN
Negotiators could be on the brink of an historic deal with Iran, to curb its nuclear program, in exchange for relief from crippling economic sanctions.

VOTE 2016
--Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is expected to be the latest Republican to throw his hat into the ring for a 2016 presidential bid Monday.  He becomes the 15th major candidate running for the GOP nomination.
--Over the weekend, there were huge turnouts at Donald Trump campaign events in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will deliver an economic speech Monday.

GREECE
Greek officials have reached an agreement with its European creditors. The deal includes deeper cuts in government services in exchange for more loans but avoids a messy Greek exit from the European Union and potential global financial crisis.

RHODE ISLAND BEACH EXPLOSION
A beach in Rhode Island reopened Sunday after an explosion injured a woman and forced it to be evacuated. The victim, Kathleen Danise, is out of the hospital and back home - concerned that what happened to her could happen there again. Officials have not said what caused the blast, but stressed Saturday that there was no indication of a device or malicious intent.

WASHINGTON WILDFIRE
As many as 300 homes are threatened by a large wildfire complex in drought-stricken Washington State, according to officials in Douglas County, east of Seattle. About 100 residents have been asked to evacuate.

SEVERE WEATHER
After some rounds of storms Sunday morning, intense lines of thunderstorms are likely in parts of the upper Midwest overnight Sunday into Monday. There are already reports of flooding in Louisville, Kentucky

FENWAY FOUL BALL
For the second time in about a month a fan was seriously injured in the stands behind third base at Fenway Park in Boston.  Hit by a foul ball between her eyes on Saturday night, the woman received 30 stitches.  A woman hit by a broken bat in the same section last month is still recovering from her injury.  This latest scare and other recent incidents are renewing conversation about fan safety at ballparks and the call for extended screens to protect fans.

POPE
On the final day of his three-nation South American tour, Pope Francis visited a shantytown in Asuncion, Paraguay. An estimated 1-million people gathered for his farewell Mass on the same swampy field where St. John Paul II proclaimed Paraguay's first saint nearly 30 years ago. The Pope also visited Bolivia and Ecuador.

WIMBLEDON
It was a repeat match-up in this year's Wimbledon Men's Final...and it was a repeat win...for Novak Djokovic. He defeated Roger Federer in a tense four-setter...that was close...just a few key shots proved to be the difference.

BOX OFFICE
The "Despicable Me" spin-off "Minions" took the top prize at the box office over the weekend...with an estimated 115-point-2 million dollars in ticket sales. It was the second-biggest opening ever for an animated film. "Jurassic World" came in a distant second with 18-point-1 million dollars. "Inside Out" was third with 17-point-1 million dollars in ticket sales.

 

CONFEDERATE FLAG
The Confederate Flag is coming down in South Carolina.  Governor Nikki Haley ordered the removal of the flag from the lawn of the statehouse in Columbia -- capping an emotional and long debate. The issue of the flag recently came to the fore again after nine people were killed in the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in a racially charged killing. The flag is set to be removed at 10 a.m. Friday. Once it is removed, it will be taken to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, just blocks from the capitol grounds.

WORLD CUP PARADE
Steping-off at 11am local time, New York City will host a ticker tape parade Friday for the US Women's National Team to celebrate their World Cup victory.  The parade route along a stretch of Broadway and honored the Yankees and most recently the Giants in 2012. The last female athlete given a ticker tape parade was 1960 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Carole Heiss. But, this marks a first for a women's sports team.  Thousands of fans are expected to turn out and generate more than 12 tons of garbage. 

DRUG WARNINGS
New stronger FDA warnings on a drug that's likely in your medicine cabinet. NSAIDS like Advil and Motrin can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack.  The FDA says that the risk exists with the very first dose of the drug that you take, but the risk is very small. All drugs that are used for fever, for headache come with some risk. Aspirin has a risk of bleeding. Acetaminophen and the drug in Tylenol can be toxic to your liver. And these NSAIDs can be a problem in terms of your kidneys and your stomach. But now the FDA is saying there's also an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

TERROR THREATS 
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the agency believes it stopped potential acts of violence in the month before the July 4 holiday. Comey said authorities suspect that some of the more than 10 people arrested during that time were planning to commit violence tied to the holiday. But he declined during a wide-ranging discussion with reporters to describe any of the potential plots that might have been thwarted or to identify specific individuals the FBI thought might carry out an attack.

OPM HACK
The U.S. agency burglarized by suspected Chinese hackers has completed its long-awaited damage assessment and more than 22 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen, officials announced Thursday. That number is more than five times larger than what the Office of Personnel Management announced a month ago when first acknowledging a major breach had occurred. At the time, OPM only disclosed that the personnel records of 4.2 million current and former federal employees had been compromised. 

VOTE 2016
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared an intimate stage in Dallas Thursday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.  They briefly danced over policy and even their most talked about relatives currently running for president.

IRAN
No nuclear agreement so far between Iran and the West. Negotiators continue their talks in Vienna.  

POPE
Pope Francis delivered a powerful speech Thursday during the second stop in his South American tour to community organizers in Bolivia. He railed against the global economy that exploits people and destroys mother earth in the name of productivity.  The pope also made headlines delivering mass in Santa Cruz Thursday when a Burger King was used as the sacristy. 

WY HIKERS
Three missing sisters who grew up in the Milwaukee area and had been missing in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park have been found alive and healthy. 

GREECE
Greece has presented its new proposal to get out of this debt crisis. It offers new sales tax hikes and further pension cuts – measures long sought by the IMF and EU but resisted by the Greek government.

HOLMES TRIAL
The Aurora movie theater shooting gunman spoke in open court for the first time since the start of the trial saying he will not take the stand in his own defense. At the end of court Thursday, Judge Carlos Samour asked James Holmes several questions to confirm that he understood his rights. Holmes confirmed he understood his options and then stated, "I choose not to testify." The defense is expected to rest its case Friday. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

KEN STABLER
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Wednesday from complications resulting from Stage 4 colon cancer, the team confirmed Thursday. The Super Bowl winning Raiders quarterback embodied the renegade culture of 1970s football.  He was aptly nicknamed "The Snake."  Stabler was 69.  His family says his brian and spine have been donated for degenerative brain disease research.

WIMBLEDON
Britain's Andy Murray meets Switzerland's Roger Federer at Centre Court during Friday's Wimbledon Semi-Finals.  

TORONTO TOWER
The Pan Am Games open in Toronto Friday, but the Canada's largest city was abuzz on Thursday when a pyrotechnics test ahead of the games caused smoke to billow from atop the CN Tower.

MEMPHIS MONKEY
The Memphis Zoo is trying to capture a monkey that escaped Thursday afternoon.  The escaped primate is a 3-year-old Sulawesi Macaque named "Zimm."  Zoo officials say she weighs about 10 pounds and is not considered dangerous.  The zoo has not been evacuated, however, guests are being moved to inside exhibits for now so as not to possibly scare her. The zookeepers are with her and know where she is. They are trying to catch and contain her with nets. Zoo representatives have not said when or how she escaped.  

ROBIN WILLIAMS
Robin Williams’ final performance  in the drama ‘Boulevard’ is released in theaters Friday. Williams passed away from apparent suicide last summer. 

COMIC CON
"Hunger" was satisfied at Comic Con Thurdays when Jennifer Lawrence made an appearance for her fanboys and gals.

PATTI LUPONE
Patti Lupone didn’t let the fact that she was on stage stop her from teaching a lesson to theater-goers Wednesday night. The two-time Tony award winner stopped mid performance during "Shows For Days" at Lincoln Center and took the phone of an audience member who was engrossed in texting.

CONFEDERATE FLAG
The South Carolina House of Representatives voted to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds. Governor Nikki Haley is supporting the measure. Tempers have flared in the House as motions to adjourn had to be voted down.

ECONOMY
- Asian stock markets rebounded on Thursday led by gains on China's main index, which jumped after government measures aimed at stabilizing the market took hold. China securities officials took the extraordinary step of preventing shareholders with stakes of more than 5-percent from selling their shares for six months in an attempt to stop the stock plunge. 
- U.S. investors are awaiting a new trading day after Wednesday's disruption. A technical glitch caused a more than three-hour halt, the longest trading suspension in at least two years. 

GREECE
The future of Greece as part of the Eurozone is still very uncertain as the country rejected the latest bailout and teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said a stable Greece is important to the U-S.

WY HIKERS
A search and rescue is underway for three sisters who were hiking in the Grand Tetons.  Crews with dogs and helicopters are combing the rugged terrain, but so far no sign of 25-year-old Megan Andrews-Sharer and her sisters, 22-year old Erin and 16 year old Kelsie. The car they were driving was found around Granite Creek southeast of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They were last heard from June 30th. Family members have told law enforcement the three sisters have extensive back country experience and food for five days.

VOTE 2016
-Immigration advocates are planning a protest in Washington, DC outside Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hotel project.  The RNC, meanwhile, is asking Trump to tone down his talk on Mexicans and immigrants.
-Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he was referring to America's unemployment when saying "People need to work longer hours."  Democrats have called Bush out of touch.
-Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter tells ABC's This Week, "there won't be any problem with Hillary (Clinton) getting the nomination." 

UNITED AIRLINES GLITCH
A computer glitch caused flight delays and cancellations for thousands of United Airlines passengers today (Wednesday). The airline temporarily grounded flights across the country for about two hours. This woman waiting in a very long line at Los Angeles International Airport...was in good spirits...she had this advice for United Airlines – to hire more tech support -- as she laughed.  United apologized to customers and said they could change travel plans without being charged a reservation-change fee.

SF SHOOTING
Federal officials are now confirming details about the gun an undocumented immigrant allegedly used to kill a woman on San Francisco's popular Pier 14 last week. The Bureau of Land Management is now confirming the gun that was used to kill 32-year-old Kate Steinle was issued to one of its rangers.  That ranger was on official federal government travel when his vehicle was broken into and the gun was stolen.  The BLM says the theft was immediately reported to San Francisco Police.  Detectives say suspect Francisco Sanchez - in the country illegally - fired that gun, hitting Steinle. 

BALTIMORE 
Changes at the top of the Baltimore Police Department. The city's mayor has fired the police commissioner. This follows a report criticizing the department's handling of the April riots over the death of Freddie Gray after his arrest. 

 
LONDON SUBWAY STRIKE
A 24-hour London subway strike in underway.  Workers are disputing pay and schedules when round the clock service starts on some lines later this year.

POPE
Pope Francis arrived Wednesday in Bolivia to begin the second leg of his three-nation South America visit. 

COSBY
Bill Cosby's agency has dropped him.  Creative Artists Agency let Cosby go late last year amid sexual abuse allegations. There are also now calls to revoke Cosby's 2002 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
COMIC CON
Comic and fantasy enthusiasts are convening on Comic Con which opens in San Diego Thursday.

WIMBLEDON
The tennis tournament semi-finals continue with Serena Willams taking on Maria Sharapova.

NBA
Thursday marks the first day NBA free agents can officially sign with teams.  A shocker arose when LA Clippers Center DeAndre Jordan gave a commitment to the Dallas Mavericks only to now reverse his decision and return to Los Angeles.

July 8--  The Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for its board of directors for the 2016-2018 term of office.  Chamber members may nominate a board member by making a recommendation to a member of the nominating committee during the next seven days.

The nominating committee is composed of representatives from current and past leadership, as well as the general membership, and has been appointed for a one-year term.  The committee consists of the following:

B.J. Davis
Georgia Power Company
P.O. Box 720
Vidalia, GA  30475
538-2602
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John Koon
Vidalia Communications
1501 Mount Vernon Road
Vidalia, GA  30474
537-9202
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Brian Bishop
Bishop-Durden Insurance Group
400 Jackson Street
Vidalia, GA  30474
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Wayne Williams, MD
Vidalia ENT Associates
1707 Meadows Lane, Suite C
Vidalia, GA  30474
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Bill Mitchell
Toombs-Montgomery Chamber
2805 East First Street
Vidalia, GA  30474
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SC F-16 CRASH
What caused a small plane to collide with an F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina Tuesday? NTSB investigators were to begin their probe, as the search for the bodies of the two people aboard the smaller plane presumed dead continued. The F-16 pilot ejected safely but was being checked out at a hospital as a precaution.

SC CONFEDERATE FLAG
Debate in the South Carolina House is expected to begin Wednesday on the measure to remove the Confederate flag from the front of the Statehouse, now that the state Senate has approved the move.

SAN FRAN MURDER
A man accused of murder in the shooting death of a young woman at a San Francisco pier pleading not guilty at his first court appearance. The case is reigniting the fiery debate over immigration because the suspect Francisco Sanchez is an illegal immigrant, who's been repeatedly deported. The judge issued a bail of $5 million. Sanchez's next court appearance is July 27.

SEVERE WEATHER
Flood watches were up in 17 states Tuesday night. Flash floods from downpours hit Texas and Indiana.

FIRES
The entire state of Wisconsin was put under air pollution notice as wildfire smoke from Canada is pushed into the U.S.  People in Washington also feeling the impact from the fires as well as those burning in Idaho.

BILL COSBY
--More reaction from the release of a once-sealed court document that ties Bill Cosby to prescription sedatives to give to women.  ABC News spoke to accuser Beverly Johnson, who says Cosby gave her a laced cappuccino. 
--Bounce TV which is the second most watched African-American network announces it will cease to air the television series, "The Cosby Show" effective immediately.

SUBWAY
Two law enforcement officials briefed on the case told ABC News that the Indiana home of Subway fast food pitchman Jared Fogle was searched as part of an ongoing investigation into child pornography.  It's an off-shoot, we're told, of the arrest of Russell Taylor, who used to lead Fogle's charitable foundation until his arrest in May on child porn charges. Subway said in a statement and the company and Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their 15 year relationship due to the current investigation.

VOTE 2016
--2016 Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio hit a tech hub in Chicago on his way to Iowa for a several day campaign swing. 
--When asked by reporters in Iowa about the recent momentum of Bernie Sanders' campaign....Hillary Clinton said "This is going to be competitive. It should be competitve." And she said, "the more the better."

WA CAVE COLLAPSE
A popular hiking destination about 70 miles northeast of Seattle is the site of difficult recovery effort.  Rescuers are trying to extract the body of a34-year-old woman buried when ice caves collapsed.  Five others were hurt in the collapse at the Big Four Ice Caves.

GREECE
Angry that the leader of Greece showed up at a meeting in Brussels with no plan to save his country's economy from collapse, Eurozone leaders gave Greece until the end of the week to come up with a detailed proposal.

IRAN
An unexpected curve ball in nuclear talks with Iran. The deadline for agreement has been extended again, until Friday, with Tehran now demanding any agreement must include the lifting of the longstanding U-N arms embargo on Iran.

WORLD CUP
There was a victory rally for the victorious women's World Cup team in Los Angeles, and there are plans for a parade along the "canyon of heroes" in New York City on Friday for Team USA. President Obama congratulated the team by phone and invited them to the White House.

POPE
Pope Francis travels to Bolivia, the second leg of his South American trip.

RUSSIA SELFIES
Russian police have taken the unusual step of launching a selfie safety campaign. It follows a series of unfortunate accidents involving Russians taking selfies in dangerous places.

July 6-- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and the Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Dublin will co-sponsor a career expo for veterans, college graduates and other area job seekers. The expo will be held Tuesday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the technical college, located at 560 Pine Hill Road.    

The expo will feature more than 40 employers, educational institutions and resource agencies that provide assistance to job seekers. The employers will be hiring or discussing future employment opportunities, while other organizations will provide educational and other resources. Applicants should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company applications and interview for available jobs. The GDOL staff will be available to critique resumes for the job seekers. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs.

Those expected to participate in the expo include: Bank of Dudley, Corrections Corporation of America CCA-Alamo, Dinex Emission Inc., Erdrich USA, Etcon, Fairview Park Hospital, Flexsteel, Georgia Fatherhood Program, Division of Child Support Services, Georgia Department of Corrections-Milledgeville, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Farmer's Furniture, Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Gilmer Company, GovStriv, Hancock State Prison, Heart of Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), Home Depot, Johnson State Prison, Manpower, Nordson Corporation, Parker Aerospace, SP Fiber Technologies, Spherion Staffing, Telfair State Prison, The Big Green Sign Company and Three Rivers Home Health Services.

For more information about the expo, or employers wanting to register, contact Joanne Kirkley with the GDOL’s Dublin Career Center at (478) 296-6122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BILL COSBY
A stunning admission by comedian Bill Cosby. In a court document from a deposition in 2005, the comedian answered "yes" when asked if he was using Quaaludes for young women that he wanted to have sex with. The deposition was part of a lawsuit from a former Temple University employee that Cosby settled out of court.

WA CAVE COLLAPSE
Rescue workers in Washington state's Snohomish County transported at least five people to hospitals after a collapse reported at the Big Four Ice Caves Monday.

SC CONFEDERATE FLAG
One more vote Tuesday in the South Carolina state Senate would move forward to the House a measure to take down the Confederate flag from state property

GREECE
- Eurozone finance ministers are expecting new proposals from Greece after voterers there reject the terms of a bailout. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande also called on Greece to make "serious" proposals. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to address a summit of eurozone leaders on Tuesday. Greek banks will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
- U.S. stocks closed lower Monday due to uncertainty in Greece, but it wasn't a major slide.  The Dow Jones was down 46 points.  The Nasdaq finished 17 points lower.

BRITAIN BOMBING
Britain will pause Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the London terror attacks in 2005 in which suicide bombers killed 52 people. Royalty, political leaders, survivors, and families of the dead will gather at the official memorial site in Hyde Park to pay tribute. Coordinated attacks by four suicide bombers killed ffifty-six people, including the four suicide bombers, and left about 700 others injured.  The bombs went off during the morning rush hour on the 7th of July and has become known as their “7/7”.  

IRAN
Foreign Ministers for the so-called P5+1 met into the wee hours Monday night - and are at it again this morning, working to hammer out an Iran nuclear deal here in Vienna. "We have made good progress on almost all of the issues," a senior Iranian negotiator told reporters on Monday. "But there are a few issues which... remain to be resolved. Probably those issues need to be resolved at the ministerial level." Negotiators made clear they hope to conclude the accord in the next few days - if possible by July 9th - now considered the drop-dead date by which the US administration would need to have the deal in hand to submit to Congress, after which Congress gets 60 days versus 30 days to review it.

ISIS
"There will be setbacks as well as progress," says President Obama of the fight against ISIS. The president was briefed at the Pentagon Monday, and later spoke about the need to be vigilant about countering ISIS gains in territory and recruiting. 

AFGHANISTAN
Police confirmed it was a suicide car bomb targeting a NATO convoy in Shah Shaheed area of Kabul. NATO confirmed the incident involved one their convoys but no casualties. Officials from ministry of health said 5 civilians were injured.  The Taliban claimed responsibility for today's attack.

SAN FRAN MURDER
The San Francisco D-A's office has charged a homeless illegal immigrant with the murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle. She was shot Thursday evening while walking with her Dad on a popular pier.

WESTERN FIRES
While heavy firefighting equipment moved in, residents streamed out of Bayview, Idaho Monday as the Cape Horn Fire continued to burn. The fire has burned approximately 2,000 acres since it started Sunday at 12:28 pm. So far eight structures including six homes have been lost on the eastern half of Cape Horn. 287 structures in Bayview are threatened.

WORLD CUP
Team USA soccer arrives in LA.  The World Cup winning women will get a rally from fans in Los Angeles around 11am local time.  There's a push in Manhattan by city officials to have the victory parade in New York.

POPE
Pope Francis celebrates mass in Ecuador's Bicentennial Park.  The Pope later 
meets with students and educators at Ecuador Catholic University before making a speech.

WIMBLEDON
The men wrap-up their fourth round play as the women's quarter finals begins.

FSU

Florida State's coach Jimbo Fisher has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team after the state attorney's office released video showing him violently punching a woman in the face at a Tallahassee bar last month.


 
 

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June 18-- The Vidalia Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its second free summer concert on the Stage at City Park on Saturday, July 4th beginning at 8pm and ending the night with Fireworks.

georgiarideThe Georgia Ride will perform “That Georgia Rhythm”, a musical trip through The Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Some of the best music on the planet has roots in the great Peach State. From classic R&B and everyone’s favorite oldies of the 60’s and 70’s, to southern rock anthems and million selling top 40 country and pop hits!

The Georgia Ride will take you on a musical journey, performing hits from the artists who have been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. You’ll hear the iconic music of Little Richard, Ray Charles, Dennis Yost & The Classics IV, James Brown, The Tams, Otis Redding, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Kenny Rogers, Mother’s Finest, Travis Tritt, Black Crows, Alan Jackson and more!! It will be a non-stop, hit-after-hit, hand-clapping, toe-tapping good time!

 

And we’ll cap off our Independence Day celebration with a spectacular fireworks display in downtown.fireworks

The series continues on Saturday, August 15th with a community tailgate event with the Vidalia High School Marching Band performing. Kick-off the football season and show your support for the home team. On Saturday, October 3rd, our series will conclude with a jazz concert performed by the Three Rivers Symphony Winds.

All concerts are free and will be performed on the Stage at City Park behind Vidalia City Hall at 114 Jackson Street in downtown Vidalia. This is an outdoor event so bring your chairs or blankets and a picnic if you like; for the safety of all, please no glass containers, no pets and no alcohol. These are family friendly events with free activities for the kids. Come early and enjoy the Cruise-In for a Cause, a local event that raises money for kids and families in need. Cruise-In 5pm - 7pm. Feature bands will begin at 8pm.

Call the Vidalia Convention & Visitors Bureau at 912-538-8687 for more information or visit their website at vidalarea.com and on Facebook at Visit Vidalia.

FREIGHT TRAIN FIRE
The dangerous scene unfolding in Tennessee. The toxic cloud -- five thousand people evacuated after a  freight train hauling dangerous chemicals through the city of Maryville derailed. Emergency teams clearing a two-mile radius. At least 45 people rushed to the hospital. Residents told not go home Thursday evening. Officials telling area residents not to drink the well water.

TERROR ALERTS
In a response to ISIS terror threats over Fourth of July weekend, federal and local authorities are heightening security measures against potential attacks. In the wake of the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France, FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have urged local police to remain especially vigilant.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Fourth of July travel is supposed to reach an all-time high this year - and experts are suspecting it may be one of the deadliest in years. Already the most dangerous driving weekend of the year, authorities are urging travelers to remain especially vigilant. With drunk driving the most common cause of accidents over the holiday

SHARK ATTACKS
Following a seventh shark attack in North Carolina, there are calls to close the beaches over the busy holiday weekend. With a dramatic new video showing a shark capsizing a Kayak, families are growing concerned about the cluster. What is causing the string of attacks?

GREECE
Greece prepares for a last ditch vote on Sunday whether to continue with austerity measures, or to reject them and essentially dare the EU to throw them out.  

VOTE 2016
-There's been no official announcement, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has filed the paperwork to run for the Republican nomination.  He becomes the 15th Republican to run.
-Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb becomes the 5th candidate to seek the Democratic presidential nomination.

HOLMES TRIAL
The Aurora movie theater murder trial of James Holmes will resume on Monday. The week wrapped-up with testimony from Defense witness Neuropsychiatrist Robert Hanlon.  He  testified Holmes IQ decreased from a “superior” intelligence level of 123 to a”high average” level of 116, a significant decline, he said. Hanlon was hired by the defense to conduct a neuropsychological evaluation of Holmes in April of 2013 and to compare it to January of 2015. The drop in IQ level happened over that 20 months, and Hanlon suggested that this could signify that Holmes is descending into schizophrenia.

MEASALES
The U.S. records its first Measles death in 12 years. The disease killed a woman in Washington state in the spring. 

WHOLE FOODS
In an unprecedented move, Whole Foods CEO’s Walter Robb and John Mackey publicly admitted to and apologized for overcharging, saying: "Straight up, we made some mistakes, we want to own that”. This came after an investigation revealed the grocery has been overcharging customers for the past five years, with hundreds of mislabeling violations in 8 out of 9 New York locations. Now, the company promises if another mistake is made, customers will get their food for free.

WIMBLEDON
An unexpected star has come out of this year’s Wimbledon - 30-year-old Dustin Brown, who knocked out two-time champion Rafael Nada on Thursday. German-born Brown drove a VW camper around Europe for five years, living the life of a “tennis nomad”. Mentored by an American coach, he is known for his unorthodox style.

GRATEFUL DEAD
The four surviving original members of the Grateful Dead reunite for a performance to commemorate their 50th anniversary. The shows will take place at Chicago’s Soldier Field Friday nearly 20 years to date since the group played their “final” show in the same place (on July 9, 1995).

AIRLINES
The Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding in order to keep prices high. The investigation comes less than a month after an airline industry meeting in Miami where the heads of several large carriers discusses “discipline” throughout the industry and praised efforts at keeping flight and seat numbers level – i.e. not expanding to meet demand, in turn keeping a ticket price high.

TERROR ALERTS
In preparation for Fourth of July weekend, federal and local authorities are tightening security measures against potential attacks by ISIS and other terror groups. While there is no credible or specific threat, FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have urged local police to remain vigilant in the wake of the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Fourth of July weekend is coming up - and travel is expected to reach an all-time high. AAA is estimating that a record 2.1 million New Englanders will travel long distance over the holiday - a 1.1 percent increase over last year. Meanwhile, record breaking temperatures are causing problems with airline travel - grounding planes and leaving passengers uncomfortable. Alex has all the details on what to expect over the holiday weekend.

SHARK ATTACKS
A 60-year-old man was bitten multiple times by a shark off the Coast of Ocracoke Island - making it the seventh shark attack in North Carolina in just one month. We've also learned a  teen was also bitten in South Carolina Tuesday afternoon. Heading into the biggest beach weekend of the year, families are growing concerned about the cluster. What is causing the string of attacks?

BLACK CHURCH FIRES
Senior law enforcement officials tell ABC News that there is no evidence to suggest that any of the seven recent church fires are racially motivated.  Although the investigation into Tuesday night’s fire at the Mt. Zion AME church in Greeleyville, SC is still ongoing and nothing has been ruled out, initial indications are that the fire was not deliberately set and sources say investigators are looking at the possibility that the fire was caused by lightning.   

GREECE
-President Obama phoned the Italian Prime Minister to discuss the situation Greece. President Obama discussed PM Matteo Rienzi the importance of working together toward put Greece on a path of growth in the Eurozone.
--Negotiations continue between Greece and its creditors on a deal to help figure out Greece’s debt and head off a referendum Sunday that might wind up with Greece leaving the Euro. On Wednesday’s Greece’s prime minister signaled he’d be willing accept most of the conditions Greece’s creditors were pressing, but was still looking for changes that would spike the deal.

JOBS
The Labor Department releases the monthly jobs numbers for June Thursday morning - a day early due to Friday’s holiday. Expectations are in the 240-260K range. One group having a hard time finding work—teens. According to one look from Pew Research - far fewer teens are working now than were working ten years ago. Competition with older workers during the recession is still being felt. 

OBAMA
President Obama will head to Wisconsin Thursday, where he’ll lay out a proposed revision to a Department of Labor rule that will extend overtime pay to some 5 million Americans in a speech at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

VOTE 2016
- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who's gaining ground in the polls behind Hillary Clinton, addressed a sold-out crowd at an arena Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin.
- One thing Republican candidate Jeb Bush and President Obama agree on: guacamole.  They both disagree with a New York Times article about adding peas to the avacado inspired dip.

SEVERE WEATHER
Fifteen million Americans from Kansas to Georgia are at risk of severe weather - facing threats of large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. Meanwhile, the record breaking heat wave out west will continue over the holiday weekend..

CHRYSLER RECALLS
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a public hearing to determine whether automaker Fiat Chrysler has failed to remedy safety defects and issue required notices in 20 recalls.

CA CLIFF RESCUE
Reported missing on Monday, a rescue team saved 40-year-old Jenifer Deron from her car after it had careened 50 feet off a cliff two days earlier. The Simi Valley woman was discovered when a woman jogging along the road heard her screaming for help, immediately alerting authorities

KILLER ROBOT
In the 21st century there's an entirely new dimension to the battle of man against machine.  At a Volkswagon plant in Germany a contractor was killed by a robot. The 22 year old man was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed him and crushed him against a metal plate.   The robot can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process, and a Volkswagon spokesman says it appears human error was to blame.   The robot usually operates in a confined area, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.  Prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges and if so against whom. 

CONFEDERATE FLAG
Speaking out for the first time in a morning exclusive, 30-year-old Bree Newson opens up about climbing the South Carolina flag pole and defiantly taking down the controversial symbol. Ignoring the protests of officers, she and an accomplice were arrested immediately after and the flag was raised back up in less than an hour. Still, Bree has since been praised a hero.
HOLMES TRIAL
The trial of Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes continues. 

WORLD CUP
The World Cup excitement continues, with Japan going head-to-head with England on Wednesday night for the semifinal match. Will the U.S team be able to get their rematch against Japan after the 2011 loss? Or will they be taking on England this Sunday?

WIMBLEDON
Day four of tennis at Wimbledon.

BLACK CHURCH FIRES
A church in South Carolina became the seventh black church Tuesday night in the South to catch fire since nine people were shot to death during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. The fire at Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville comes 20 years after it was burned to the ground by two former members of the KKK.  That fire happened on June 20, 1995. Federal investigators are on scene.

US-CUBA
Sources in both the US and Havana confirm the opening of embassies in respective countries will be announced tomorrow. Obama and Kerry are expected to address the issue tomorrow/Wednesday. Cuban Ambassador Cabanas will be at the National Press Club at 10am and also expected to address the announcement.

GREECE
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund. With its failure to repay the roughly 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to the IMF, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on payments to the fund. The last country to do so was Zimbabwe in 2001.  On Wednesday, Eurozone finance ministers will discuss new proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. A Sunday vote in Greece is also expected to determine whether residents want to re-visit austerity measures or abandon them. 

CLINTON EMAILS
The State Department released the next batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails on Tuesday night following scrutiny over the former Secretary of State’s use of a personal account. A team of officials will be working through more than 50,000 pages of documents and preparing them for public release.

SEVERE WEATHER
More than sixty million Americans across the east are at risk of severe storms tonight - facing threats of damaging winds, large hail, and a brief tornado. Meanwhile, the record breaking heat wave continues to sizzle the west with temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average.

OBAMA
President Obama travels to Nashville, Tennessee to discuss progress made under the Affordable Care Act, which the White House argues has helped more than 16 million Americans gain health insurance.

SC TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT
South Carolina isn't the only place where symbols at the state capitol are creating a stir. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court is demanding that a monument to the Ten Commandments come down from the lawn of the State House in Oklahoma City:

WH CAMPOUT
50 Girl Scouts are waking up on the White House South Lawn.  They are there as part of a White House campout and were paid a visit by the President and First Lady Tuesday night.

VOTE 2016
- Jeb Bush has released more than 30 years of tax returns. The former Florida Governor released more than 3 decades of financial information by the most of any presidential candidate so far.
- In an interview with ABC affiliate WMUR in New Hampshire, Presidential Candidate Trump said he loves people from Mexico, but says statistics back up his statement that a lot of people crossing the border are up to no good.

NY PRISON BREAK
In the wake of the massive manhunt that has just come to a close, twelve prison officials from the Clinton Correction Facility have been put on administrative leave. As authorities investigate conditions at the prison, David Sweat continues to provide officials details about his elaborate escape with Richard Matt - revealing that the two went through a practice run the night before they fled. 

NSA
A FISA court has approved the resumption of the Section 215 bulk telephony program for six months intelligence officials confirm. This was the program that went away when the Patriot Act expired three weeks ago.  But the Freedom Act that replaced the Patriot Act allows for a six month period to transition collected data to commercial phone companies that also allows the bulk telephony monitoring to exist during that time frame.

CA VACCINATIONS
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a controversial bill requiring all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated - ultimately imposing one of the strictest vaccination laws in the United States. Arguing that that science has proved vaccines protect children, the bill completely eliminating the personal belief and religion exemption.

HOLMES TRIAL
The trial of Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes continues. 

WORLD CUP
The U.S team will head to the Women's World Cup Final after defeating Germany Tuesday night. The U-S will play the winner of the other semi-final game, England vs. Japan. The final is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

WIMBLEDON
Day three of tennis at Wimbledon.

OR POT
Marijuana becomes legal for adults in Oregon Wednesday when the ballot initiative approved by more than 56% of voters in November 2014 officially takes effect.  It allows adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and grow up to four marijuana plants. 

BALLET
A Missouri-born dancer Misty Copeland has been named the principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre - making her the first African-American ever to hold the title! Copeland has been on the cover of TIME Magazine, written a children's book, and starred in a popular Under Armour commercial.

NBA
Expect a flurry of basketball news.  Wednesday is the first day of NBA free agency.