The United States has won its third Women's World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday behind a first-half hat trick by Carli Lloyd.
Police say a 22-year-old Maine man was killed after setting a fireworks mortar tube off on top of his head on the Fourth of July.
State police say Devon Staples of Calais was killed in what they described as a "bizarre" accident around 10 p.m. Saturday while drinking with friends and setting off fireworks at one of their homes on South Street.
He died instantly when he set off a fireworks mortar he had placed on his head, investigators said.
Greece overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money as the country's banks run critically low on funds. The euro fell sharply on Monday (local time) in Asia-Pacific trading after opinion polls were released. The Greek government said 61.3 percent of those voting in the referendum had backed the government's Syriza party and rejected the bailout conditions. "This does two things: it legitimizes the stance of the Greek government and it leaves the ball in Europe's court," ANZ Bank analysts said in a note. "Europe either folds or Greece goes bankrupt; over to you Merkel." Athens' partners have warned over the past week that a 'No' vote would mean cutting bridges with Europe and driving Greece's crippled financial system into outright bankruptcy, dramatically worsening the country's 5-year-long depression.
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Police in Maryland have charged the mother of an abandoned baby girl with child neglect and reckless endangerment after her child was found on the side of a road in Pasadena late Saturday night. Police believe Sandra McClary, 26, of Baltimore, took the baby out of her car and left her in a car seat carrier shortly before midnight. Police said remnants of a diaper bag were found near where the car seat with the baby was recovered. It was the end of a mystery that had stunned the D.C. area since the baby was found by a bishop in a local church on the way home on July 4. However, police said, the investigation will continue. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-4700.
Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.
The Confederate flag is front and center.
It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks.
An escaped murderer who was shot after three weeks on the run has been moved from a New York hospital to another maximum-security prison.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says David Sweat was moved from the Albany Medical Center early Sunday. He was taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. The prison is about 200 miles west of Albany.
A Texas woman who was trying to save her suicidal boyfriend was killed while attempting to pull him out of the road during the holiday weekend, officials said. "At approximately 12:35 a.m., on Saturday, July 4, Michael Thomas was in a moving lane of traffic attempting suicide, by trying to get hit by a motor vehicle," the Harris Country Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Thomas had been drinking at a nearby bar before sitting and lying down in oncoming traffic, officials told NBC station KPRC in Houston. Deputies say Thomas' girlfriend, who was not named, was trying to drag him to safety when she was struck by two cars. The road was dark due to the time and there were no street lights in the immediate area to improve the lighting, officials said.
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State police are responding to a crash involving an ice cream truck on Interstate 91 southbound in Hartford.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes Sunday, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of actions like the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test foundListeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs.
The United States defeated Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 World Cup in Vancouver.
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At least eight people have died and 37 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
Among those who died was a 7-year-old boy who was shot while watching fireworks in Humboldt Park with his father just before midnight Saturday.
Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company before it sold to Clorox, has died. He was 80.
A bus caught fire on the NJ Turnpike in Salem County Sunday. A video and photo posted by witnesses show passengers standing in a wooded area as flames rise from the bus. No injuries have been reported. The fire caused major traffic delays on the Turnpike. Officials continue to investigate.