10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GREECE VOWS TO GO AHEAD WITH REFERENDUM ON AUSTERITY MEASURES
Athens offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed, as Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the vote clears up what the country wants.
2. U.S., CUBA TO REOPEN EMBASSIES
This is the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.
3. MILITANTS ATTACK EGYPTIAN ARMY CHECKPOINTS IN SINAI
Dozens of troops are killed just two days after the assassination in Cairo of the country's top prosecutor and the day after the president vowed swift justice.
4. UN SAYS IRAN HAS MET PRELIMINARY CONDITION ON NUCLEAR TALKS
In a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency says Tehran has reduced the type of material needed to make atomic weapons.
5. U.S. INVESTIGATES WHETHER AIRLINES ARE COLLUDING TO KEEP FARES HIGH
The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.
6. EPISCOPALIANS VOTE TO ALLOW RELIGIOUS WEDDINGS FOR GAY COUPLES
Since 2003, many Episcopal dioceses had allowed priests to perform civil same-sex weddings, but until now the church had not changed its laws on marriage.
7. WHO ARE DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM DONALD TRUMP
Rapper Flo Rida, Macy's and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith are cutting ties to the outspoken mogul and presidential candidate following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.
8. AFTER SENSATIONAL ESCAPE, PRISON IN NEW YORK BEEFS UP SECURITY
There will be stepped-up searches of inmates' cells, staffing changes and new security gates at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
9. SEVENTH SHARK ATTACK OFF CAROLINA COAST IN PAST FEW WEEKS
The latest victim is a 68-year-old man who was bitten in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks.
10. JAPAN BEATS ENGLAND 2-1 AT WOMEN'S SOCCER WORLD CUP
The winner will play against the U.S. in the final on Sunday.