Coast guard says 36 dead, 19 missing, 118 rescued after ferry capsized in Philippines

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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's Ousted President Seeks a Comeback

Mahinda Rajapaksa announced plans to seek a parliamentary seat in August's elections after Maithripala Sirisena, who defeated him six months ago, dissolved the Sri Lankan legislature on Friday. A victory could undermine his successor's reform drive

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a debate on the Greek financial crisis, at the German parliament , the Bundestag , in Berlin on July 1, 2015.

Germany Calls Greece's Bluff

A national referendum on the terms of the financial bailout Greece needs to stay solvent was supposed to have been Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's trump card in negotiations with Germany and other creditors — but he may have overestimated his supporters' resolve

San Francisco Celebrates Gay Pride With Annual Parade

Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

Episcopalians have voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The vote came Wednesday in Salt Lake City at the denomination's national assembly

Azusa Iwashimizu,Saori Ariyoshi, Steph Houghton

English Loss Sets Up Japan-U.S.A. World Cup Soccer Final

Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right and crossed for Yuki Ogimi

A Baltimore Police transfer van pulls into the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center on May 7, 2015.

Baltimore Will Put Working Cameras in Police Vans

The Baltimore Police Department is installing video cameras capable of recording in its vans following protests over the April death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered severe injuries in the back of a police van


Robot Kills Man at Volkswagen Plant

A robot crushed a worker at a Volkswagen production plant in Germany, the company said Wednesday. The 22-year-old man was helping to put together the stationary robot that grabs and configures auto parts when the machine grabbed him

Sharon Tate [Misc.];Charles Manson [Misc.];Susan D. Atkins

Lifetime Greenlights Flick About Charles Manson’s Girls

Charles Manson’s circle of women are getting their own Lifetime movie. The cable network has given a thumbs up to Manson’s Lost Girls, a flick about the circle of teenage girls who fell for Charles Manson, that will star Jeff Ward as the mass murderer