Russia retaliates against US after sanctions

Russia's Foreign Ministry demanded that the United States cut the number of diplomatic staff it has in Russia and said it would seize two US diplomatic properties, in a sharp response to a new sanctions bill passed by the US Congress a day earlier.

More charges filed against 'AK-47 bandit' suspect

Federal charges filed in Nebraska against man suspected of being "AK-47 bandit'

Outer Banks island visitors told to leave after…

Thousands of tourists who spent the winter dreaming of summer vacation on the Outer Banks now face an abrupt end to their trip after a construction company cut an electrical wire, causing a power outage

Defense lawyer: Shkreli would lose $65 million if…

A defense lawyer says ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would lose a $65 million stake in a drug company he founded if he's convicted at his securities fraud trial

Blumenthal-Clinton intel memos: Grassley wants…

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is shining a light on intelligence memos passed on to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Sidney Blumenthal. Why didn't Blumenthal register as a foreign agent?

Russia orders reduction of US diplomats, seizes…

Action comes as new sanctions bill heads to President Trump's desk

Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosque

Israeli police say prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque have ended peacefully amid two weeks of unrest over security at a major holy site in Jerusalem, but violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers.

Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery

Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery: Stories of the enslaved are a growing part of plantation tours

Starbucks CEO: US and China will fuel the company…

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, talks about the company's quarterly results and provides insight into its growth strategy.

Watch Tyra Banks bottle-feed an adorable baby…

Wildlife expert Corbin Maxey introduces TODAY’s Take to some animals from the Turtle Back Zoo in Essex Country, New Jersey, including 10-month-old red-necked wallabies; a tamandu with a 16-inch tongue and a prehensile tail, and a Eurasian eagle-owl.

Google Play Music to merge with YouTube Red, Uber…

The biggest stories in tech include the planned merge of Google's Play Music with YouTube Red, Apple's discontinuation of the iPod Nano and Shuffle and Uber's new $15 fee that will be assessed if a driver needs to make a return trip for a lost item.

Whisky collector-turned CEO: Live your passion

CEO Secrets: Whisky Exchange founder Sukhinder Singh says 'live your passion'.

The New York Times - G.O.P.’s Lisa Murkowski…

From The New York Times: Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has been a contrarian when it comes to the Republican health plan, but she is not as beholden to the party as others are.By: By A.J. CHAVAR and CHRIS CIRILLO. Watch the original video on Times Video: https://nyti.ms/2tLgDY0

'A big night for our health care,' says…

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., discusses the failure of the skinny repeal in the Senate and why he says Trump is rooting for people to care by wanting Obamacare to implode.

Republicans reject straight repeal of Obamacare

Trump hasn't been afraid to go after members of his own party to pass the healthcare bill.

Trump Laywer: ‘Nothing Illegal’ About Trum…

President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow tells Chuck “there was nothing illegal to cover up” about Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians during the campaign. Plus, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) talks developments on the health care bill.

Want To Talk To your Pet? Amazon Says A Pet…

We all talk to our dogs. But Amazon may have some new tech on the way that may make it possible for them to talk back. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

The Latest: Rep. Brooks raps McConnell for health…

Rep. Mo Brooks says the "failure" of the GOP health care overhaul is ultimately Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's responsibility

The Latest: Governor to review sex crimes civil…

The governor of Massachusetts says he plans on reviewing the standards used to determine whether a person who has completed a prison sentence for a sex crime is sexually dangerous and should be civilly committed

Britain lifts laptop ban on some flights from Turkey

Britain has eased a ban on laptops and tablets in airline cabins, lifting the prohibition on some flights from Turkey

83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

Police in New Hampshire arrested a mother and son they say were involved in a murder-for-hire plot

McCain votes 'no' on Obamacare repeal

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted no on the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. The repeal failed with a vote of 49 to 51.

Croatian taxis protest Uber at height of tourism season

Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers are protesting against Uber services, disrupting traffic at the height of tourism season in the Adriatic country

Obamacare repeal: Watch McCain vote no

Audible gasps and applause broke out when Sen. John McCain rejected the "skinny repeal" bill on the Senate floor.

US economy expanded at stronger 2.6 percent rate…

US economy expanded at 2.6 percent rate in April-June period, more than doubling first quarter growth