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Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S and five world powers that would lead to a breakthrough eluding them for more than a decade — a formal pact limiting Tehran's ability to make an atomic weapon while easing punitive economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Israelis vote for parliament; campaign focused on economy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday, after a heated campaign focused on economic issues such as the high cost of living rather than fears of a nuclear Iran or the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Woman charged with killing hunter's falcon to save duck

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she beat a hunter's falcon to death with a beaded scarf after seeing the bird of prey take down a duck.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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The neighbor with no clothes on; police say no law broken

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte man who stands at his front door naked is upsetting his neighbors, but police say he is not doing anything illegal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP defense hawks are pressing to find ways to boost the Pentagon's bottom line as the annual budget debate cranks up on Capitol Hill, as tension between defense hawks and budget hard-liners is already making it difficult for Republican leaders to assemble a majority behind their soon-to-be-revealed budget blueprints.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Official: Iran confronts US at nuke talks over GOP letter

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that any nuclear deal could expire the day President Barack Obama leaves office, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard on Monday identified the pilots and crew of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the Santa Rosa Sound along Florida's Panhandle in a nighttime training exercise in dense fog last week with seven elite Marines aboard.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Facebook explains what posts are not allowed on its network

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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