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BAILOUT EXPIRES: Greece is first developed country to default on debt—GREECE SLIPS DEEPER into a financial abyss after the country’s bailout program expired, and it failed to repay the $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund.
The Great Wall of China is disappearing–1,219 miles of the wall have come down. ‘Residents who live along the Great Wall used to pull down bricks’ to sell for as little as $5 or use in the construction of their homes. Some of the wall’s other predators are of a more natural variety: lightning, earthquakes, and floods have caused damage. In 2006, China enacted regulations that would punish those who take the Great Wall’s bricks with a fine of as much as $805, ‘but there is no specific organization to enforce the rules,’
Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara both scored goals as the US women’s soccer team beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in the World Cup semi-final.
JetBlue has new bag fees, which began with itineraries booked from yesterday (June 30) onward. The change leaves Southwest as the only major U.S. carrier that still allows its customers to check bags for free.
Yesterday Traffic was backed up SB on I-5 in Marysville after multiple brush fires—Firefighters still working hard to get all the fires out. KIRO
Level 3 and level 2 evacuations are underway near Quincy after wind driven wildfire destroys five structures early this morning. Authorities are going door to door telling people to get out and multiple fire agencies are coming into help out. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the fire is about 2 1/2 miles in size right now but that could increase. KOMO