U.S. urging parties to press forward on Greek negotiations

The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Greece and will keep urging all parties to help put Athens on a path to growth within the euro zone, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday. “The United States will continue to encourage all parties involved to press forward with negotiations that put Greece on a path toward economic growth within the Eurozone on the basis of needed economic reforms and requisite financing that achieves debt sustainability,” the statement added.

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Petrolicious profiles one man and his duo of ’64 Impalas

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For its latest video, Petrolicious looks at two pieces of classic American iron and the man who keeps them on the road.

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Jose Aldo Withdraws from UFC 189, Chad Mendes Will Fight Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been forced to withdraw from Saturday night’s UFC 189 bout against Conor McGregor, leaving the challenger to fight Chad Mendes for the interim championship.

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UFC President Dana White announced the decision on Tuesday’s SportsCenter. Aldo, 28, had been trying to get medical clearance from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after suffering a rib injury in training. Reports varied on the extent of the injury, with UFC calling it a bone bruise and MMAFighting reporting it was a fracture.

Ultimately, White said Aldo’s injury was too painful regardless of its extent. The unfortunate circumstance leaves UFC 189 without one of the most marquee main events on the 2015 calendar. Aldo and McGregor have been building their bout for months, with the latter’s public brashness bringing a ton of mainstream attention.

There were even some theories that Aldo’s injury was a ruse designed to play WWE-style mind games with McGregor. Mendes, who lost to Aldo at UFC 179, will now have less than two weeks to prepare for the bout.

“Four minutes into the first, Chad Mendes will be unconscious,” McGregor said, per the UFC.

Mendes last fought in April, defeating Ricardo Lamas via first-round TKO. McGregor, who is undefeated since joining the UFC, defeated Dennis Siver via TKO in January. Odds are the winner of this bout will be facing Aldo next as White tries filling the featherweight championship on a non-interim basis. 

Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #436 LIVE!

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world’s most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman. Knight, 77, was a middle distance runner in college who began the company in a handshake deal with Oregon coach Bill Bowerman in 1964, with each putting up $500. With shrewd marketing campaigns built around celebrity endorsers like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, he made the swoosh one of the most recognizable logos around the globe.


The Girl Scouts Just Did The Most AMAZING Thing When A Donor Made An Anti-Transgender Demand!

The Girl Scouts aren’t afraid to shut down haters. Even haters who throw $100K their way!

Four years ago, the organization announced it is accepting of ALL girls, including transgender members. In May, when the American Family Association tried to ban “boys in skirts” from being scouts, the organization shut it down by reminding them that if a person identifies as a girl, that person is more than welcome among the troops.

[ Related: The BOY SCOUTS Lead The Way In Several Pride Parades! ]

Around that time, a donor gave the Girl Scouts of Western Washington $100 thousand, but under one very discriminatory condition:

“Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money.”

Council CEO Megan Ferland returned the hefty donation, explaining that there’s no place for intolerance in the organization:

“Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.”

The unfortunate part about sending the money back is that Megan said that it could have given 500 disadvantaged girls the opportunity to go to summer camp.

So, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington started an Indiegogo fundraiser — appropriately titled #ForEveryGirl — to make back the $100k donation they returned.

Ch-ch-check out the campaign video (below)!

On Tuesday, the group took to its Facebook page to announce that it had reached its impressive goal IN ONE DAY, writing:

We’ve been blown away by the outpouring of support over the past 24 hours—we’ve already raised $100,000 and want to say…

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You go, Girl Scouts!

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