President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years ago at the height of the cold war, the United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally reestablish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and re-open embassies in our respective countries," the president said in the Rose Garden today.
If Greece and its 11 million people left the European Union, it would be an unprecedented move within the monetary system that gave birth to the currency known as the euro.A referendum, which has already been criticized as confusing and illegal, scheduled on Sunday will help determine whether a "Grexit" -- Greek exit -- from the 19-nation currency bloc could become a reality. Earlier this week, the government issued a maximum cash withdrawal for Greek residents at 60 euros. But due to the shortage of 20-euro banknotes, people mostly have access to 50-euro banknotes. ...
Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said.
The Redding Fire Department has responded to the La Quinta Inn on Hilltop Drive after two housekeepers on the second floor were found passed out.
The U.S. Women's National Soccer team is heading to the World Cup final game in Vancouver and miles away from the semi-final game, the hometown spirit was evident as the team defeated Germany.
Construction along Highway 299 between Arcata and Redding will be halted for the fourth of July weekend traffic, Caltrans announced Tuesday.
Ronald Marshall, 25, has pleaded guilty in Siskiyou County Court in connection with last year's Boles Fire.
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