10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT GREECE IS BRACING FOR
More chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks as the country and its creditors halt talks on resolving the deepening financial crisis until a national referendum on creditor proposals is held this weekend.
2. UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS TO 5.3 PERCENT
US employers add 223,000 jobs in June, bringing the jobless rate to its lowest level in seven years.
3. WHO'S IN LINE FOR TOP DIPLOMATIC POST IN CUBA
Supporters of Jeffrey DeLaurentis say his experience on the Caribbean island nation makes him the favorite to be the first U.S. ambassador to Havana in almost 55 years.
4. FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILS IN TENNESSEE
At least one CSX freighter car carrying a flammable and toxic gas is off the tracks and catches fire in a town south of Knoxville, prompting an evacuation within a one-mile radius.
5. TRUMP FALLOUT CONTINUES
Macy's joins an ongoing exodus from association with the billionaire mogul and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slam him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.
6. AFTER TRADE DEAL, OBAMA SEEKS TO REPAIR LABOR RIFT
The president travels to Wisconsin to try to mend fences with his labor allies, promoting his union-backed plan to make more workers eligible for overtime.
7. HOW PYONGYANG BECAME EVEN LESS WIRED
A limited number of foreigners who can access the Internet in North Korea with relative freedom have noticed blacklist warnings on some social media accounts and websites.
8. PONTIFF BRINGS `CHURCH FOR THE POOR' TO SOUTH AMERICA
Pope Francis will address issues that are close to his heart, such as the environment and indigenous issues, during a grueling visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.
9. PIANO MAN SETS MSG RECORD
Billy Joel sets the mark for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Elton John.
10. HOOP DREAMS AS BIG BUCKS FLY
Kevin Love resigns with Cleveland and Tyson Chandler takes his talents to Phoenix as more than $1 billion worth of deals are made on the first day of NBA free agency.