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Iran nuclear talks drag past deadline

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said enough progress had been made to warrant an extension, although there still were "several difficult issues" to bridge.

Nigeria Election

Nigeria's president has conceded defeat, opposition says

Celebrations have erupted all over Buhari's strongholds in northern Nigeria but the streets of Abuja the capital are deserted amid fears of violence from Jonathan's supporters in the south.


Germanwings: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode, Lufthansa says

The airline said Lubitz subsequently passed all medical checks and that it has provided the documents to prosecutors. It declined to make any further comment.

The ascent of Afghan women

Mountain climbing is virtually nonexistent among women in Afghanistan. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.

Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain

Iran's deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, told Iranian state television that the talks were not likely to reach any conclusion until "tomorrow or the day after tomorrow."

1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade, NSA says

Local television showed two damaged vehicles near a gate and emergency workers loading an injured uniformed man into an ambulance.

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies, prosecutors say

Duesseldorf prosecutors say that Andreas Lubitz received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot.

Police: 2nd body found 3 days after NYC blast

Emergency workers found a second body Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan, police said.

Iran, West said to be closing gap on nuke deal

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

Arab League approves idea of ground forces for regional security

The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

As prosecutors search for what might have motivated co-pilot Andreas Lubitz to deliberately crasha plane into the French Alps, many caution against speculating on a diagnosis.

How Singapore became one of the richest places on Earth

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.

Afghan chief executive: Leaders set aside egos to rally for nation

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

The cautionary tale of a big-time bracket bust

If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed: In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000.

Indiana's 'religious freedom' bill sparks firestorm of controversy

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

Italy's supreme court overturns Amanda Knox conviction

Judges overturn the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing the high-profile case to a definitive end.