Commitments made, Iran and 6 powers face tough nuke talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With one phase of nuclear talks over, Iran and six world powers now have an ambitious to-do list that — if implemented — will cut significantly into Iran's bomb-capable technology while giving Tehran quick access to bank accounts, oil markets and other financial assets blocked by international sanctions.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press

Hundreds of fishermen rescued amid Indonesian slavery probe

BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of fishermen raced to be rescued Friday from the isolated Indonesian island where an Associated Press investigation found that many were enslaved to catch seafood that could end up in the United States and elsewhere.

  • Written by ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

Menendez case shows many outlets for rich political donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to limit a rich and willing donor's ability to ingratiate himself with members of Congress, as prosecutors showed this week in their charges against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

  • Written by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press