Greece defaults on $1.7 billion IMF payment

Greece became the first developed country to default to the IMF, an organization of 188 nations that tries to keep the world economy stable.

Britain's losses in Tunisia terror attack climb to 22

Grim news came for Britain on Tuesday as the number of confirmed British fatalities in last week's terror attack at a Tunisia beach resort climbed to 22.

South Carolina church fire: Mt. Zion AME burns in Greeleyville

A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Up to 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze, a fire official said.

Greek PM hints he'll quit if people back bailout offer

European leaders made clear they could yet save Greece from economic chaos, but there would need to be a political earthquake in Athens first.

Solar plane faces most dangerous part of around-the-world flight

This is pretty much it: the most dangerous part of a historic solar-powered adventure playing out thousands of feet above the Earth.

Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

The scenes were horrific: Vacationers snapped from their naps by the sound of gunfire. The screams of the injured. Blood on the beach.

David Sweat shot and captured alive after New York manhunt

After a massive, more-than-three-week manhunt for David Sweat, the escaped murderer is back where he started -- in custody.

Iran nuclear talks: 'Security of the world is at stake'

Reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program is a matter of political will, and the "security of the world is at stake," the European Union's top diplomat said Sunday.

More than 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

At least 510 people were injured -- 183 of them hospitalized in intensive care unites -- after flammable powder apparently exploded in midair at a recreational water park in Taiwan, the East Asian nation's official Central News Agency reported.

The next battle over gay rights

The battle over same-sex marriage may have drawn to a dramatic close Friday at the Supreme Court. But as several justices noted in forceful dissents, the war between religious and LGBT rights is far from over.