Greece faced an uncharted future as officials counted the results of a referendum Sunday on whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, with three opinion polls showing a tight race with a narrow victory likely for the "no" side.
For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.
Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago.
Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:
Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.
A 5-year-old Florida girl riding in a boat has died after a sturgeon leaped from the Suwannee River and struck her.
A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window.
Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.
A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said.
On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.
Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments.
Roughly one million people come through the halls of the National Archives each year to gaze upon Thomas Jefferson’s masterpiece: the Declaration of Independence, dated July 4th 1776.
A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.