Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk
By Luciana Lopez LIVINGSTON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched an uphill run for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with his trademark bluster, offering up his blunt talk and willingness to tackle tough issues as the cure for an ailing country. Christie, once seen as a top 2016 White House contender but now viewed as a long shot, said his dose of New Jersey straight talk could fix a dysfunctional political system and erase the partisan divide in Washington. "I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that's what America needs right now," Christie told friends, family and supporters at a launch rally at his old high school in suburban Livingston, New Jersey.
Nielsen's top programs for June 22-28NEW YORK (AP) ? Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 22-28. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ? It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.
Campbell movie sets standard for CNN filmNEW YORK (AP) ? CNN's airing of a documentary on singer Glen Campbell's fight with Alzheimer's Disease shattered previous viewership records for a movie on the news network.
Aussie Dellavedova among trio with offer from Cavs
Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, whose gritty play and determination won fans worldwide in the NBA Finals, was among three players who received qualifying offers Tuesday from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Forward Tristan Thompson and guard Iman Shumpert also received qualifying offers from the Cavaliers, meaning the club will have the right to match any offer sheet the free agents receive from another club and keep them on the roster. The Cavaliers, who lost to Golden State in the NBA Finals, also announced that swingman Mike Miller, a 3-point sharpshooter, has exercised his player option to return for the 2015-16 season.
Capital controls mean Greeks can click, but not buyThe imposition of capital controls on Sunday evening means Greeks are no longer able to purchase goods or services from many big international online suppliers including Google , Amazon.com Inc , Apple and Facebook . Transfers of funds out of Greece were banned to prevent a collapse of the banking system after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected the terms of a bailout offer from international lenders. The controls mean payments via debit or credit cards to accounts outside Greece are prohibited.
USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.
U.S. urges steps to keep Greece from hitting financial stabilityWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told European officials on Tuesday that more work is needed to keep the Greek crisis from fueling a breakdown in financial market stability. Lew discussed Greece in separate phone calls with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, a Treasury official said in a statement. ...
Bon Jovi's politics: Cash for Clinton, music for ChristieLIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) ? Bon Jovi is playing a big role in the 2016 presidential campaign in New Jersey.
Wimbledon champions advance with ease; Bouchard, Halep out