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Day after explosion in the East Village

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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.

Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) wait for the start of a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotelin Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday to discuss a nuclear deal on Iran.

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.

Secretary-general of the League of Arab States Nabil Elaraby (left) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri attend a news conference after the closing session of the Arab League Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday. The 22-nation body agreed in principle to establishing a regional security force.

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.

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot may have hidden an illness

The evidence came from searches of Lubitz's homes as authorities sought an explanation of why he locked himself into the cockpit and crashed the Airbus A320 into the French Alps.

New York City fire, building collapse injure several people

Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of a five-story Manhattan building that collapsed. Watch live updates.

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot's apartment, parents' home searched

Investigators are trying to find out why he flew a plane carrying 150 people into the side of a mountain in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing everyone on board.

US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit

Tikrit is deemed an important test of the ability of Iraq, with coalition support, to retake ground it ceded to the Islamic State last year.

Saudis target Houthi positions in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and nine other countries launched airstrikes against the Shiite rebels, who have taken control of much of the country. The U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence support.

Germanwings plane crash victims: 2 Americans, US government contractor, daughter

Two identified victims were Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, an employee for 23 years at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Washington, and her daughter, Emily Selke.

VA changes policy following scathing Daily Show segment

More veterans in rural areas will be able to go to a doctor near their home, thanks to a policy change made Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.