Vatican: Iran must join fight against terrorism

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis held talks with Iran's president at the Vatican Tuesday, calling on Tehran to play a key role in stopping the spread of terrorism as Iran tries to improve its image in the global arena following an agreement on its nuclear program.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

Public prayer reviewed; 1st case since Supreme Court ruling

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court will consider whether county commissioners in North Carolina violated the Constitution by delivering Christian prayers at their meetings and inviting audience members to join.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Abe Vigoda, sunken-eyed character actor, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.

  • Written by HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Anti-abortion activists accused of using fake licenses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood are accused of using fake driver's licenses to infiltrate the group, indictments made public Tuesday show.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

Iraq's military is still struggling despite US training

BASMAYA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's 72nd Brigade was slowly moving through a live-fire exercise recently under the watchful eyes of U.S., Spanish and British coalition trainers when things began to go wrong.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press