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Greece was hours away from defaulting on a $1.8 billion loan repayment to the International Monetary Fund today, setting the stage for a tense showdown with its international creditors. Restrictions have been placed on cash withdrawals. A default could increase the possibility of Greece leaving the 19-member eurozone.
Many Republicans urged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but he decided against it. Not so for 2016: He’s expected to join the race Today, making him the 14th Republican to announce intentions for the White House.
Updates on the Sleepy Hollow Fire. As of 6 a.m. Today:
• Fire is 10 percent contained
• 3,000 to 4,000-acres have burned
• 24 – 28 homes destroyed
• Embers also sparked a fire that destroyed three warehouses in downtown Wenatchee
• Some evacuation levels reduced
• Cause unknown, but sheriff’s office says high probability it was human caused
A UPS semi truck burned for hours this morning along I-5 near the Scatter Creek Rest Area in Thurston County. No one was hurt and crews are working to tow the smoking semi away. KOMO