GREEK GOVT NAMES LEAD BAILOUT NEGOTIATOR EUCLID TSAKALOTOS AS COUNTRY'S NEW FINANCE MIN *

TSAKALOTOS REPLACES YANIS VAROUFAKIS, WHO QUIT EARLIER MON, SAYING HIS DEPARTURE WOULD HELP GREECE AND ITS CREDITORS REACH A SOLUTION *

GREECE ON SUN VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY AGAINST A REFERENDUM ON CREDITORS' TERMS FOR A RESCUE LOAN *

TWO SIDES WILL TRY TO RESUME NEGOTIATIONS STARTING TUES IN BRUSSELS, WHERE GREEK GOVT AND CREDITORS WILL HOLD EMERGENCY MEETINGS *

POPE FRANCIS HOLDS MASS AT PARK IN ECUADOREAN PORT CITY OF GUAYAQUIL ON FIRST FULL DAY OF THREE-NATION "HOMECOMING" TO SOUTH AMERICA *

ATTENDANCE AT MASS WAS ESTIMATED TO BE OVER 1 MIL *

AFTER MASS, PONTIFF VISITED A LOCAL JESUIT-RUN SCHOOL TO VISIT A REV HE KNEW AS SEMINARY DIRECTOR IN HIS NATIVE ARGENTINA *

IT'S FIRST VISIT BY A POPE TO ECUADOR IN THREE DECADES *

IRAN IS PUSHING TO LIFT U.N. ARMS EMBARGO ON THE COUNTRY AS A SEPARATE, PARALLEL DEAL TO NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS *

PUSH COMES A DAY AHEAD OF LATEST SELF-IMPOSED DEADLINE BETWEEN IRAN AND SIX WORLD POWERS, INCLUDING U.S., ON TALKS TO LIMIT IRAN'S NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES IN EXCHANGE FOR INTL SANCTIONS RELIEF *

U.S. OPPOSES LIFTING THE U.N. ARMS EMBARGO *

MORE THAN 45 CIVILIANS KILLED FOLLOWING AIRSTRIKE BY SAUDI-LED COALITION FORCES ON A MARKETPLACE IN YEMEN, SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY *

MORE THAN 50 CIVILIANS WERE WOUNDED IN THE STRIKE IN FAYOUSH, A SUBURB OF SOUTHERN PORT CITY OF ADEN, ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS *

STRIKES ARE PART OF SAUDI-LED AND U.S.-BACKED AIR CAMPAIGN THAT BEGAN IN MARCH AGAINST HOUTHI REBELS AND MILITIAS ALLIED TO FMR PRES ALI ABDULLAH SALEH *

U.N. LAST WEEK DECLARED ITS HIGHEST-LEVEL HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY IN YEMEN, SAYING 80% OF POPULATION NEEDS ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER *

MALIAN SPECIAL FORCES SPOX SAYS TERRORIST RELEASED LAST YR IN EXCHANGE FOR A FRENCH HOSTAGE IN MALI HAS BEEN KILLED *

FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES KILLED MOHAMED ALI AG WADOSSENE IN AN EARLY SUN MORNING RAID IN NORTH MALI'S KIDAL REGION *

AG WADOSSENE WAS AMONG MEMBERS OF AL QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB WHO KIDNAPPED PHILIPPE VERDON AND SERGE LAZAREVIC IN NORTHERN MALI IN 2011 *

AG WADOSSENE WAS CAPTURED, THEN RELEASED IN DEC 2014 FOR LAZAREVIC'S FREEDOM *

STARBUCKS TO RAISE PRICES BEGINNING TUES, WITH INCREASES RANGING FROM 5 TO 20 CENTS FOR DRINKS *

SMALL AND LARGE BREWED COFFEE WILL EACH GO UP BY 10 CENTS IN MOST AREAS, BRINGING PRICE OF A LARGE TO $2.45 IN MOST U.S. STORES *

SEATTLE-BASED STARBUCKS ALSO RAISED PRICES NATIONALLY ABOUT A YR AGO *

NYC AGREES TO PAY TOTAL OF $332,500 TO SIX OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTERS WHO CLAIM POLICE UNJUSTLY BLASTED THEM WITH PEPPER SPRAY *

SETTLEMENTS RANGE FROM $52,500 TO $60,000 PER PERSON...CASES STEM FROM A MANHATTAN MARCH IN OCCUPY'S EARLY DAYS OF SEPT 2011 *

CITY'S LAW DEPT SAYS SETTLING WAS IN CITY'S BEST INTEREST *

CONVICTED BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV FILES MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL, LESS THAN TWO WKS AFTER FORMALLY BEING SENTENCED TO DEATH *

MOTION DID NOT CONTAIN DETAILS OF GROUNDS ON WHICH TSARNAEV'S ATTYS PLAN TO ARGUE, SAYING ONLY A NEW TRIAL IS "REQUIRED IN THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE" *

21-YEAR-OLD TSARNAEV WAS CONVICTED OF 30 CHARGES IN APRIL 2013 ATTACK, WHICH KILLED THREE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 260 *

SAME JURY RECOMMENDED DEATH PENALTY, AND A FED JUDGE FORMALLY SENTENCED HIM ON JUNE 24 *

DUTCH PM MARK RUTTE SAYS GREECE WILL HAVE TO ACCEPT DEEP REFORMS IF IT WANTS TO REMAIN IN EUROZONE *

IN PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S "NO" VOTE ON A BAILOUT PACKAGE, RUTTE SAYS HIS GOVT IS NOT WILLING TO COMMIT ANY MORE FUNDS TO GREECE UNLESS IT COMMITS TO REFORM *

HE ADDS THAT CREDITORS HAVE NO PLANS TO DRAFT A NEW PROPOSAL AND IT'S UP TO GREEK GOVT TO COME UP WITH A NEW PLAN *

SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE VOTES TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG FROM THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS *

BILL MUST STILL BE PASSED BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE IN THE HOUSE TO BE SIGNED BY GOV NIKKI HALEY (R) *

VOTE COMES LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER THE KILLING OF NINE BLACK PEOPLE AT A HISTORIC CHARLESTON CHURCH, ALLEGEDLY BY A YOUNG WHITE MAN WITH WHITE-SUPREMACIST SYMPATHIES *

PRES OBAMA MAKES RARE PENTAGON VISIT TO MEET WITH MORE THAN 30 MILITARY LEADERS ON ISIS CAMPAIGN *

THE PRES CONCEDES THAT CONFRONTING AND DESTROYING ISIS WILL BE A LONG-TERM EFFORT, BUT SAYS U.S. AND ALLIES ARE MAKING PROGRESS AND HAVE REDUCED TERRORISTS' FOOTHOLD IN IRAQ *

OBAMA ADDS U.S. IS DOING A GOOD JOB OF PREVENTING LARGE-SCALE ATTACKS ON THE HOMELAND, BUT SAYS LONE-WOLF TERRORISTS OR SMALL CELLS ARE HARDER TO DETECT AND AUTHORITIES MUST REMAIN VIGILANT *

NEGOTIATORS FROM WORLD POWERS AND IRAN MEETING IN VIENNA IN ATTEMPT TO REACH NUCLEAR DEAL BEFORE SELF-IMPOSED DEADLINE TUES *

ON SUN, SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAID INTL COMMUNITY AND IRAN "HAVE NEVER BEEN CLOSER" TO A NUCLEAR DEAL, BUT CAUTIONED NEGOTIATIONS COULD STILL "GO EITHER WAY" *

U.S. AND OTHER WORLD POWERS ARE SEEKING TO CURTAIL IRAN'S ENRICHMENT OF URANIUM IN EXCHANGE FOR AN EASING OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON TEHRAN *