By JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 9:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has raised more than $14 million since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination just over three months ago, his campaign said Sunday.
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 9:24 p.m.
QUITO, Ecuador — Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than 1 million people, as Latin America’s first pontiff tours his home continent bringing a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.
By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 7:27 p.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 7:03 p.m.
VIENNA — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.
ROMULUS, N.Y. — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.
By ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 3:30 p.m.
ATHENS, Greece — Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 3:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press
July 5, 2015 3:05 p.m.
LONDON — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.
By Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post
July 5, 2015 6 a.m.
BASTROP, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party’s feelings about the Obama administration: “WISE UP AMERICA!”