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.
- 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.
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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 Francis arrived Wednesday in Bolivia to begin the second leg of his three-nation South America visit.
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 and fantasy enthusiasts are convening on Comic Con which opens in San Diego Thursday.
The tennis tournament semi-finals continue with Serena Willams taking on Maria Sharapova.
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.