Factbox: Spain has no easy options in search for a new governmentSpain's center-right People's Party (PP) came first in a general election on Sunday, but acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fell short of a majority for the second time in six months and will face arduous talks to reach a form a government. Following are the major issues and scenarios which will determine who becomes Spain's next premier: CALENDAR Once the new parliament and senate are operational, from July 19 onwards, it will be up to King Felipe VI to nominate a candidate to become prime minister though he would normally wait until the parties can agree on a nominee. If the candidate still falls short, the King must put forward another one.
Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey
Reyes cheered in 1st minor league game since rejoining Mets
Gillaspie gets Giants past Phillies for Bochy's 800th SF win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants.
Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades
U.S. national security adviser sees few immediate Brexit concerns
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday that there are "relatively few" immediate security concerns stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but the United States will work to ensure continued U.S.-UK cooperation on counter-terrorism and other security issues. "We will do all we can to ensure that the areas in which we are cooperating -- counter-terrorism, you name it, will remain solid," Rice said.
Wall Street futures lower on Brexit concerns
U.S. stock index futures eased slightly in early trading on Sunday after Britain's vote to leave the European Union sparked a sharp sell-off in global markets on Friday, wiping out over $2 trillion from world equities. Investors were blindsided by Thursday's vote, having bid up equity markets in the days leading up to it. U.S. stock indexes had been in striking distance of all-time highs, with some expecting a sharp rally to new highs in the coming days.
Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt
Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes
PANAMA CITY (AP) ? Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made an inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation's multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping.
Vatican and Turkey locked in Armenian genocide row
Pope Francis on Sunday released peace doves on the Armenia-Turkey border in a gesture of reconciliation as Ankara slammed the pontiff for denouncing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide". Standing on a terrace of the Khor Virap monastery, Francis and the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church Karekin II released the two white birds in the direction of Mount Ararat -- the Biblical final resting place of Noah's Ark -- now in modern-day Turkey. The long-planned gesture at the end of a three-day visit to ex-Soviet Armenia came in the face of fresh Turkish ire after Francis used the word "genocide" to refer to the century-old slaughter that Ankara furiously rejects.