Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
In response, the U.S. has fired precision missiles into South Korean waters and has requested an emergency U.N. Security Council session.
Islamic State militants are trapped in a few hundred meters within the Old City, and the civilians fleeing the fighting are increasingly desperate.
The White House says there’s no “specific agenda,” but election hacking, Syria, and diplomatic irritants could come up when they meet in Germany on Friday.
Several U.S. senators visited troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan, more than 15,000 new citizens were sworn in, and crowds packed traditional fireworks displays.
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won his 10th Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest with 72, and Miki Sudo won her fourth by downing 41.
A man convicted of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15 could get $8 million from the Canadian government as compensation for wrongful imprisonment, but the soldier’s widow is filing to get some of that money.
The Illinois Senate voted to override the governor’s veto of a $36 billion budget package fueled by a $5 billion tax increase, but it’s unknown whether the House will do the same.
Authorities said “new activity” was detected there, raising the possibility that hackers were seeking to use it to spread more chaos.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins filmed part of a political video from inside a former gas chamber at the site, and Auschwitz officials say it is not a stage, but a place for silence.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both advanced from the first round when their opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing injuries.