Billy Joel weds girlfriend during July 4 party at NY estate

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.
Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo's fiercest fighting

Rebel fighters walk on the rubble of destroyed buildings at a former research centre being used as a military barracks after they captured the complex, on July 4, 2015, on the western outskirts of Aleppo, SyriaTwo alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began. US-led coalition forces, meanwhile, said they carried out a series of 16 airstrikes against the Islamic State group in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa, one of their biggest assaults on the extremists. The announcement came hours after IS released a video showing teenage members executing 25 Syrian soldiers in an amphitheatre in the ancient ruins of Palmyra.



Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

File- This June 1, 2011, Swiss FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter speaks during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter said in a Sunday, July 5, 2015, newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.



Police: 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beach

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family was preparing to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with at least two of those in critical condition.
LEADING OFF: All-Star starters, Santana returns, Matz bats

Players for the Kansas City Royals applaud in recognition of military veterans before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday:





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