UPDATE: US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates Video

(UPDATED JUNE 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm CT) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis. Greece is moving closer to defaulting on its debt and could be forced to abandon the euro currency. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 350 points, or 2 percent, to 17,596 Monday.

France raises security alert to highest level after beheading Video

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attack in southeastern France (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. French President Francois Hollande says he is raising the security alert to the highest level for three days in the southeastern region where a suspect attacked an American gas factory. Hollande spoke after a high-level security meeting Friday afternoon, hours after the attack on the factory left two people wounded.

Girl meets queen, gets hit in the face Video

(AP) -- A little girl had her hat knocked off by a saluting soldier soon after curtseying and giving Queen Elizabeth of England a bunch of flowers at a Colours Parade for the Royal Welsh Regiment in Cardiff. Six-year-old Maisie Gregory is seen in the video of the incident holding her face after the soldier hit her hat.

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