Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) ? The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees as the "establishment" GOP hand-picking the disgraced lawmaker's successor.
Iran, powers push for nuclear deal; dispute over U.N. sanctions persists
By Louis Charbonneau and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers continued marathon talks on Saturday in an attempt to clinch an historic nuclear accord but remained divided on issues such as lifting U.N. sanctions and development of advanced centrifuges. Diplomats close to the negotiations said they had tentative agreement on a mechanism for suspending U.S. and European Union sanctions on Iran. "We don't have Iran on board yet." Senior Iranian and Western diplomats echoed the remarks.
Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of its journey. The sun-powered plane, piloted by veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, took 118 hours -- about five days -- to make the voyage from Japan to Hawaii and landed shortly after dawn at Kalaeloa Airport on the main Hawaiian island of Oahu. "Just landed in #Hawaii with @solarimpulse! For @bertrandpiccard and I, it's a dream coming true," Borschberg tweeted triumphantly after completing the most perilous part of the around-the-world odyssey.
Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave
McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawalKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.
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28 Chinese companies suspend IPOs: exchange statementsTwenty-eight Chinese companies planning to list on the country's stock exchanges said on Saturday they would suspend their initial public offering plans. The companies, in separate statements issued on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, said they would suspend their listing plans due to "relatively big market volatility". The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the government had decided to suspend IPOs to help stabilize the falling stock market.
America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:
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