Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, saying he was told shortly after the Greek referendum result that the some euro-zone Finance Ministers and Greece's other creditors would prefer he not attend the meetings
Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 on Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999
Health officials say a 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus. The patient initially arrived in the Philippines from Saudi Arabia but also stayed in Dubai before flying to Manila
A suicide bombing at a church in Potiskum on Sunday, and dual explosions in the central city of Jos in the early hours of Monday, have shaken Nigeria and closed a week of atrocities in the embattled country that has left more than 200 dead
The NASCAR series and its tracks recently asked fans to stop waving the Confederate flag, but some fans chose to wave the banner anyway, saying they object. The Civil War–era flag has been under scrutiny since last month's South Carolina church massacre
Business mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he wasn't expecting such harsh corporate backlash to his incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants. He conceded he "didn't know it was going to be quite this severe"
Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end for the New York Giants, reportedly injured his hand while lighting fireworks at his Florida home on the night of July 4. It's believed that the burns on his palm and three fingers, and possible nerve damage, likely will not prove "career threatening"
Secretary of State John Kerry said the diplomatic efforts over Iran's nuclear program "could go either way," that is, cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without a conclusive agreement
Just days after she became the first black ballerina to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland, a TIME 100 honoree, announced she'll be dancing the role of Ivy in On the Town on Broadway
Latin America's first Pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, beginning a nine-day tour that will take him to three of the continent's poorest countries: Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
Burt Shavitz, of the famed all-natural Burt's Bees beauty brand, has passed away at the age of 80 in Bangor, Maine. He died of respiratory complications. The Burt's Bees website says Shavitz will be remembered as a "free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker"
New York prison escapee David Sweat, who was shot and captured after a weeks-long manhunt, has been discharged from the hospital and moved to a maximum-security prison, officials said. Two prison workers have been arrested in connection with the escape