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  • Pound tumbles, most markets extend losses on Brexit woe
  • The pound plunged 2% in early exchanges as dealers rushed into assets considered safe, such as the yen and goldThe pound sank Monday to sit at 30-year lows while most stock markets tumbled following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, with traders fearing it will lead to months of uncertainty. Sterling plunged two percent in early exchanges as dealers rushed into assets considered safe, such as the yen and gold, although Japan's Nikkei stock index rallied after suffering a battering on Friday. "People are finding it difficult to comprehend what Brexit implies for the future -- we don't know yet what the magnitude of the shock will be," Steven Barrow, head of Group-of-10 strategy at Standard Bank Group in London, told Bloomberg News.



  • Clash at California capitol leaves at least 10 injured
  • Anti-fascist counter-protestor parade through Sacramento after multiple people were stabbed during a clash between neo-Nazis holding a permitted rally and counter-protestors on Sunday at the state capitol in Sacramento.At least 10 people were injured at a rally outside the California state capitol in Sacramento on Sunday as members of a white supremacist group clashed with counter-protesters, authorities said. One of its leaders, Matt Parrott, said the party had called the demonstration in part to protest against violence that has broken out outside recent rallies by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. When the white supremacists arrived at the capitol building at about noon on Sunday, "counter-protesters immediately ran in - hundreds of people - and they engaged in a fight," said George Granada, a spokesman for the Capitol Protection Service division of the California Highway Patrol.



  • Marsh powers Aussies to Tri-Nation ODI win
  • Australian cricket team captain Steven Smith poses with their winning trophy at the end of the final match of the Tri-nation Series, Australia vs West Indies, in Bridgetown, on June 26, 2016Mitchell Marsh emerged as the unlikely bowling hero for Australia as the World Cup-holders defeated the West Indies by 58 runs in the final of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series. Set a challenging target of 271 after wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's unbeaten 57 led an Australian lower-order revival from 173 for six to a final total of 270 for nine off 50 overs, Marsh claimed the prized wickets of Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels, adding the scalp of opening batsman Johnson Charles for good measure to effectively short-circuit the home side's pursuit. Josh Hazlewood polished off the tail to finish with the best figures of five for 50, but it was Marsh's spell that made the difference when it mattered most.



  • Stunner at US Olympic swim trials: Lochte beaten in 400 IM
  • Chase Kalisz, left, reacts with Ryan Lochte after winning the men's 400-meter Individual medley final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.



  • Stevie Wonder, Hudson honor Prince, Beyoncé wins top video
  • Beyonce, left, and Kendrick Lamar perform ?Freedom? at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Vocal queen Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly kept the theme of the BET Awards ? paying tribute to Prince ? alive with adoring, passionate performances on Sunday.



  • 10 Things to Know for Monday
  • Spectators watch as the Neopanamax cargo ship, Cosco Shipping Panama, makes its way through Gamboa, Panama, Sunday, June 26, 2016. The ship, carrying more than 9,000 containers, entered the newly expanded locks that will double the canal's capacity. (AP Photo/ Arnulfo Franco)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:



  • LEADING OFF: Tulowitzki returns to Colorado with Blue Jays
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)A look at what's happening all around the majors on Monday:



  • Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes
  • A worker watches as the COSCO Shipping Panama cargo ship leaves the new Cocoli Locks, part of the new Panama Canal expansion project, in Panama City, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Authorities are hosting a big bash to inaugurate newly expanded locks that will double the Canal's capacity, as the country makes a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping. (AP Photo/Tito Herrera)PANAMA CITY (AP) ? Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made the inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation's multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping.



  • Clinton blames Republican leaders for a "paralyzed" Congress
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, Sunday, June 26, 2016, on the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, America's economy, and other issues. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chastised Republican lawmakers on Sunday for a "paralyzed" Congress, saying they've fueled populist anger by refusing to "do their job."



  • Phelps drops 200 free at Olympic trials; will swim 4 events
  • OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? Michael Phelps is dropping the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials, leaving the 18-time Olympic gold medalist with four events.

  • Boudia, Cook take hard path to earning Olympic diving spots
  • David Boudia, right, grabs his daughter Dakoda after winning the men's 10-meter platform final at the U.S. Olympic diving trials Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? David Boudia and Kassidy Cook couldn't wait to share their Olympic moments Sunday.



  • Gillaspie gets Giants past Phillies for Bochy's 80
  • San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey slides safely into second as Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis covers during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Bruce Bochy's 800th victory as Giants manager was anything but typical.



  • British EU vote unnerves world leaders and markets
  • A man holds up the German newspaper Bild with the titel "OUTsch!", for the camera, in BerlinBy Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to stay on in a caretaker role until the UK Conservative Party elects a new leader in about three months, after he resigned on Friday. British Finance Minister George Osborne, who had warned during the campaign that a "Brexit" would cause financial market volatility, scheduled a statement for 7 a.m. London time(0600 GMT) on Monday to provide reassurance about "financial and economic stability".



  • No. 1 Lydia Ko wins LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship
  • ROGERS, Ark. (AP) ? Lydia Ko began the final round of the NW Arkansas Championship in a tie for the lead.

  • CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market: NYT
  • A rebel fighter sits near a weapon in Al-Lataminah villageSome of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, according to a joint investigation by the New York Times and Al Jazeera.



  • Christians should apologise to gay people: Pope Francis
  • People hold placards depicting hearts and couples, during a flash mob for the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade in Milan, on June 25, 2016Pope Francis said that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated. Speaking to reporters at he flew back to Rome from Armenia, the pope was asked if he agreed with comments by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx that the Church needed to say sorry for the way it has treated the gay community. "We Christians have to apologise for so many things, not just for this (treatment of gay people), but we must ask for forgiveness.



  • Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought
  • Tony Stewart celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SONOMA, Calif. (AP) ? For at least one weekend, Smoke was back.



  • Reyes cheered in 1st minor league game since rejoining Mets
  • New York Mets' Jose Reyes acknowledges the cheers of the fans before a minor league baseball game with the Brooklyn Cyclones against the Hudson Valley Renegades, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in New York. Reyes, signed a minor league contract with the on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)NEW YORK (AP) ? Jose Reyes was a big hit with fans in his return to New York.



  • At least 7 stabbed at protest outside California Capitol
  • Sacramento police mounted officers prepare for crowd control after a scuffle broke out at a protest near the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Officials said several were stabbed when members of right-wing extremists groups holding a rally clashed with counter-protesters. (Jerry H. Yamashita via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? At least seven people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremists groups that planned to hold a rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento, authorities said.



  • U.S. national security adviser sees few immediate Brexit concerns
  • U.S. National Security Advisor Rice joins President Obama as he participates in a bilateral meeting with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi(Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday that there are "relatively few" immediate security concerns stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but the United States will work to ensure continued U.S.-UK cooperation on counter-terrorism and other security issues.



  • Di Maria, Vidal return for Copa America final
  • Argentine fans cheer their team before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) ? Winger Angel Di Maria returned to Argentina's lineup for the Copa America final against defending champion Chile on Sunday night after recovering from an adductor muscle injury sustained in a group stage match against Panama on June 10.



  • Naval Academy grad Hurley wins Quicken Loans National
  • Billy Hurley III, right, acknowledges the gallery in front of Tiger Woods after winning the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) ? Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist pumped with his right. The ball disappeared into the hole in front of him as the crowd roared, and Hurley let loose the emotion he'd been holding in.



  • Factbox: Spain has no easy options in search for a new government
  • Spain's center-right People's Party (PP) came first in a general election on Sunday, but acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fell short of a majority for the second time in six months and will face arduous talks to reach a form a government. Following are the major issues and scenarios which will determine who becomes Spain's next premier: CALENDAR Once the new parliament and senate are operational, from July 19 onwards, it will be up to King Felipe VI to nominate a candidate to become prime minister though he would normally wait until the parties can agree on a nominee. If the candidate still falls short, the King must put forward another one.

  • Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday.



  • Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades
  • Tina Hitscherich surprises a police officer with a kiss during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 26, 2016. With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City's gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) ? Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month's massacre at a Florida gay nightclub.



  • Wall Street futures lower on Brexit concerns
  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New YorkU.S. stock index futures eased slightly in early trading on Sunday after Britain's vote to leave the European Union sparked a sharp sell-off in global markets on Friday, wiping out over $2 trillion from world equities. Investors were blindsided by Thursday's vote, having bid up equity markets in the days leading up to it. U.S. stock indexes had been in striking distance of all-time highs, with some expecting a sharp rally to new highs in the coming days.



  • Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt
  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Amid reports of Summitt?s failing health as her Alzheimer?s disease progresses, her family issued a statement Sunday, June 26, 2016, asking for prayers and saying that the former Tennessee women?s basketball coach is surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.



  • Vatican and Turkey locked in Armenian genocide row
  • Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II release white doves in the direction of Mount Ararat during a visit to the Khor Virap monasteryPope Francis on Sunday released peace doves on the Armenia-Turkey border in a gesture of reconciliation as Ankara slammed the pontiff for denouncing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide". Standing on a terrace of the Khor Virap monastery, Francis and the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church Karekin II released the two white birds in the direction of Mount Ararat -- the Biblical final resting place of Noah's Ark -- now in modern-day Turkey. The long-planned gesture at the end of a three-day visit to ex-Soviet Armenia came in the face of fresh Turkish ire after Francis used the word "genocide" to refer to the century-old slaughter that Ankara furiously rejects.



  • Five killed in Colorado Amtrak train-car crash: state police
  • By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Five people were killed in Colorado on Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a car in Las Animas County in the southern part of the U.S. state, state police said. The train collided with a vehicle carrying six people, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. Amtrak said there were 286 passengers on the Chicago to Los Angeles line.

  • NHL teams' focus turns to 'Big Fish' in free agency: Stamkos
  • FILE - In a Sunday May 15, 2016 file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos skates during hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. With the NHL draft weekend out of the way, let the Stamkos free-agency watch begin. The Buffalo Sabres are interested, as are Toronto, Detroit and Vancouver, in the Tampa Bay Lightning captain who is eligible to become a free agent on July 1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ? As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards.



  • Spanish vote delivers more uncertainty for Europe after Brexit
  • Podemos (We Can) party leader Pablo Iglesias and Izquierda Unida (United Left) leader Alberto Garzon address supporters after Spain's general election in MadridBy Julien Toyer and Sonya Dowsett MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week's shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain's warring politicians to form a government. Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's centre-right People's Party (PP) again emerged with the single biggest bloc of seats but fell short of a majority, leaving the euro zone's fourth-largest economy at risk of another lengthy political stalemate. "We have won the elections," Rajoy told hundreds of cheering supporters outside PP headquarters in Madrid late on Sunday.



  • Panama opens expanded canal to newer, bigger ships
  • Chinese merchant ship COSCO Shipping Panama pictured before crossing the new Cocoli Locks in Panama City during a inauguration at the Panama Canal on June 26, 2016Panama on Sunday declared its century-old canal open to a new generation of supersized cargo ships after years of massive expansion works aimed at boosting its cut from burgeoning US-Asia trade. For Panama, the feat is a source of national pride, symbolizing the country's enviable modernity compared to neighbors, and its consistently high economic growth.



  • Pride parades tinged with sadness after Orlando massacre
  • People take part in the kick off of the annual NYC Pride parade in New York CityMillions of people draped in the rainbow hues of LGBT pride turned out for parades across the United States on Sunday, two weeks after a massacre at a Florida nightclub stirred fear and solidarity among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The march in New York, held every year since 1970, began at noon near the Empire State Building and ended at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement and the newest national monument. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, joined the march for a few blocks in an unannounced appearance.



  • Clash at California capitol leaves at least 7 injured
  • Anti-fascist counter-protestor parade through Sacramento after multiple people were stabbed during a clash between neo-Nazis holding a permitted rally and counter-protestors on Sunday at the state capitol in Sacramento.At least seven people were injured at a rally outside the California state capitol in Sacramento on Sunday as members of a white supremacist group clashed with counter-protesters, authorities said. One of its leaders, Matt Parrott, said the party had called the demonstration in part to protest against violence that has broken out outside recent rallies by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. When the white supremacists arrived at the capitol building at about noon on Sunday, "counter-protesters immediately ran in - hundreds of people - and they engaged in a fight," said George Granada, a spokesman for the Capitol Protection Service division of the California Highway Patrol.



  • More storms on tap for flood-ravaged West Virginia
  • Flood survivor T.J. Parker plays with his dog, Titan, at the Ansted Baptist Church in Ansted, West Virginia, on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Parker says his home was already under water when he arrived from work Thursday. He says he and Titan then swam four blocks to safety. Along the way, he stopped to rescue an elderly man calling for help and brought him through floodwaters to a fire department. (AP Photo/Dave Morrison)ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) ? As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community "smelled like death," residents braced for the prospect of more rain.



  • The Latest: Utah authorities plan community meeting for fire
  • A pickup truck passes by the remains of mobile homes devastated by a wildfire, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in South Lake, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight the fire and to clean up in the aftermath. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also authorized the use of funds for firefighting efforts. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):



  • Oil extends decline as Brexit concerns linger
  • Oil and gas company Statoil gas processing and CO2 removal platform Sleipner T is pictured in the offshore near the StavangerOil prices dropped around half a percent on Monday, extending sharp declines after Britain's vote to leave the European Union sparked a sharp selloff in global markets on Friday amid concerns over risk aversion. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum defied bookmakers' odds to show a 52-48 percent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc Britain joined more than 40 years ago. Oil prices were also under pressure as the British pound fell anew in early Asian trading on Monday, with investors still at a loss as to what happens next now that the country has voted to leave the European Union.



  • New election fails to clarify Spain's political future
  • Spain's acting Primer Minister and candidate of Popular Party Mariano Rajoy, kisses his wife Elvira Fernandez as they celebrate the results of their party during the national elections in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Spain's repeat election on Sunday failed to clarify the political future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy, with the main parties placing roughly the same as in last December's ballot, which brought six months of stalemate. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)MADRID (AP) ? Spain's repeat election Sunday failed to clarify the political future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy, as another inconclusive ballot compelled political leaders to resume six months of negotiations on who should form a government.



  • British EU vote causes alarm abroad as ripples spread
  • Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in LondonBy Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving EU and world officials confused about what to do next. British Finance Minister George Osborne, who had warned during the campaign that a "Brexit" would cause financial market volatility, scheduled a statement for 7 a.m. (0600 GMT) on Monday to provide reassurance about "financial and economic stability". China's finance minister said fallout from Thursday's referendum "will cast a shadow over the global economy", while a senior official in Tokyo warned of the danger of "speculative, violent moves" in currencies.



  • Klinsmann sees Copa as positive step; Gulati to assess
  • United States head coach Jürgen Klinsmann yells to his team during the second half of the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match against Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) ? Jurgen Klinsmann thinks a fourth-place finish in the Copa America was a step in the right direction. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati will speak to his coach and assess.