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Thieves were able to penetrate a French military base in the south of France and escape with quantities of bomb-making matériel, despite heightened security in the wake of a terrorist attack at a gas and chemical factory last month.Alissa J. Rubin
Support for the Confederate flag may be waning among Southern lawmakers in the aftermath of the church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina. But Haralson County, as in many other stretches of the white, working-class South, the flag remains a revered symbol, not only of the Confederate dead but of a unique regional identity.Richard Fausset
Members of the Taliban leadership in Pakistan were directly meeting Tuesday with at least one senior Afghan official in the Pakistani capital, in what the Afghan government hoped could be a step toward beginning negotiations to end the Afghan war.JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
An F-16 military plane collided midair with a small plane near Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday morning, leaving two people dead, federal officials confirmed.Christine Mai-Duc
Greece’s newly installed finance minister arrived here at a crucial meeting of his eurozone peers Tuesday without the new bailout proposal the group had expected to receive.JAMES KANTER
FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.Tom Murphy,Rick Callahan
With his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for an emergency eurozone summit.Mike Corder and Derek Gatopoulos
The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle. But even if a bill to bring down the rebel banner passes the state Senate as expected Tuesday, it faces a less certain future in the House.Jeffrey Collins
A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple will argue Tuesday before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business.Ivan Moreno
Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said. Monday's collapse came after authorities warned that the caves were especially dangerous because of warming temperatures.Associated Press
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