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Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline
03:09 PM, 11.24.2014

Officials pose for a family picture during their meeting in ViennaBy Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. Western officials said they were aiming to secure an agreement on the substance of a final accord by March but that more time would be needed to reach a consensus on the all-important technical details. ...


 
Beckham thought during 1-hand grab: just catch it
03:08 PM, 11.24.2014

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) in the second quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr. that became the most talked-about play from Sunday did more than just boost his standing with the New York Giants, it paid off a routine growing popular among many skill players of practicing the impractical, one-handed circus grab. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, FILE)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball.


 
US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh
03:04 PM, 11.24.2014

This artist rendering provided Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 by United States Steel, Corp., depicts a proposed building that the company announced would become its company's world headquarters in Pittsburgh. The building would be part of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins’ redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. It would replace the current headquarters in the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower, downtown Pittsburgh's highest building. (AP Photo/United States Steel, Corp.)PITTSBURGH (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.


 
Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region
03:02 PM, 11.24.2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and leader of Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba shake hands at a signing ceremony in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Russia further tightened its control over Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia on Monday with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties, a move that has drawn outrage in Georgia. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.


 
Fall of an icon? Cosby claims keep coming
03:01 PM, 11.24.2014

"This has seriously compromised his future in entertainment," Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University in New York state, told AFPTV legend Bill Cosby has denounced the sexual assault allegations against him as "innuendo," but the claims keep coming, amid talk of the fall of an icon. "How would Scotti know if a woman was a model or a secretary?


 
Obama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes
03:01 PM, 11.24.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office.

 
Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist
02:59 PM, 11.24.2014

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, preparing for a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China. Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.


 
Mali confirms eighth Ebola case
02:57 PM, 11.24.2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country.

 
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18
02:56 PM, 11.24.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.

 
Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries
02:55 PM, 11.24.2014

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.

 
Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision
02:50 PM, 11.24.2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

 
US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years
02:47 PM, 11.24.2014

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.

 
Egyptian leader meets pope, Italian premier
02:43 PM, 11.24.2014

Pope Francis shakes hand with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a meeting at the Vatican, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the Egyptian president exchanged warm greetings during a private meeting Monday in which the pontiff emphasized Egypt's role in establishing peace in the Middle East.


 
Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation
02:43 PM, 11.24.2014

(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision in the investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman Darren Wilson in August, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Monday. The decision will be disclosed later on Monday. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown walking down the street about midday. ...

 
Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers
02:42 PM, 11.24.2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.

 
Missouri grand jury makes decision in fatal shooting of black teen
02:39 PM, 11.24.2014

Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst CLAYTON, Mo./FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, prosecutors said on Monday. The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a resident of a predominantly black city with a white-dominated power structure, has become a flashpoint for strained U.S. race relations. ...


 
US stocks inch further into record territory
02:39 PM, 11.24.2014

Specialist Ronnie Howard, right, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market stayed at record levels on Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus measures from the world's central banks would help revive global economic growth.


 
Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July
02:38 PM, 11.24.2014

Delegations of US Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, , left side from left, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, and former EU foreign pilicy chief Catherine Ashton, center,sit around the negotiations table during their talks on Iran, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Klamar, Pool)VIENNA (AP) — A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what a decade of negotiations have failed to do — limit Tehran's ability to make a nuclear weapon.


 
Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary
02:38 PM, 11.24.2014

Obama Announces Resignation Of Chuck Hagel As Defense SecretaryBy Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, are looking for a new approach from the White house. ...


 
FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer
02:37 PM, 11.24.2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

 
Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy
02:34 PM, 11.24.2014

Kaneisha Tiller, far left, and Crystal Hamilton, hold candles during a vigil to honor former mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.


 
Taylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension
02:29 PM, 11.24.2014

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor addresses the media on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. An apologetic Jeffery Taylor says he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges. Taylor said he takes "full responsibility" for his actions and deemed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's punishment "appropriate." (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner) MAGS OUT; TV OUT;CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.


 
Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit
02:28 PM, 11.24.2014

Pope Francis greets prelates at the end of the Canonization mass for Eufrasia Eluvathingal, Amato Ronconi, Antonio Farina, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Nicola Saggio da Longobardi, Ludovico Da Casoria, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The Pontiff has canonized six new saints, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square. The Pope offered prayers Sunday for the saints, four Italians from disparate regions and two Indians from the Syro-Malabar Church, one of 22 Eastern rite churches that operates in full communion with Rome. Some 5,000 faithful traveled from Kerala state for the event, which was also streamed live onto screens set up outside churches in the southern region of India. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech about Europe on Tuesday, likely to focus on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.


 
Alabama deputy, 3 teens killed in head-on crash
02:26 PM, 11.24.2014

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car, killing three teens and an Elmore County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday.

 
Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'
02:24 PM, 11.24.2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

 
Police: Manziel's entourage attacked fan at hotel
02:23 PM, 11.24.2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

 
Bills vs Jets a hot ticket in Detroit
02:20 PM, 11.24.2014

Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton talks to reporters at the Detroit Lions' NFL football training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Bills are using the facility in preparation for Monday's game against the New York Jets, which was moved to Detroit because of the snowstorm in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Die-hard fans of the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets might be hard to come by in the hometown of the Detroit Lions. But there's certainly no shortage of fans of free tickets to an Empire State matchup in the Motor City.


 
Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it
02:19 PM, 11.24.2014

This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as "The Joan Anderson Letter," some 16,000 Benzedrine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. The letter, Kerouac said shortly before his death, would have transformed his counterculture muse Cassady into a towering literary figure, if only it hadn't been lost. As it turns out, the letter wasn't lost, just misplaced, and it's scheduled to go on sale Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey.


 
US jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting
02:17 PM, 11.24.2014

Barricades are in place outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 24, 2014A US grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in a tense suburb, prosecutors said Monday. There is no indication yet as to whether or not officer Darren Wilson will face charges for the death of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 in the community of Ferguson, just outside St Louis. He could be indicted with first or second degree murder, or manslaughter -- or the grand jury could decide that he acted in self-defense and that there is no need for him to go on trial. "Yes I can confirm that a decision has been reached," a public relations manager for the Brown family's lawyer told AFP.


 
Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts
02:15 PM, 11.24.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again.

 
GOP wisdom shifts on immigration
02:09 PM, 11.24.2014

FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party, in West Allis, Wis. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." It was critical for the party's survival, they said, to address an issue that was paramount to the nation's surging Hispanic population. But as President Obama issued a sweeping immigration order last week, some of the Republican Party's most prominent governors — likely presidential candidates among them — described immigration reform as little more than an afterthought. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.


 
Unidentified country likely behind spying software
02:06 PM, 11.24.2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that's been used for several years to spy on banks, telecommunications companies and government agencies around the world.

 
Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies
02:04 PM, 11.24.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.

 
Cyberspying tool could have US, British origins
01:57 PM, 11.24.2014

Symantec said the malware shares some characteristics with the Stuxnet worm-- a tool believed to have been used by the US and Israeli governments to attack computer networks involved in Iran's nuclear programA sophisticated cybersespionage tool has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008, researchers said Monday, and one report linked it to US and British intelligence. The security firm Symantec identified the malware, known as Regin, and said it was used "in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets," including governments, businesses, researchers and private individuals. The news website The Intercept reported later Monday that the malware appeared to be linked to US and British intelligence, and that it was used in attacks on EU government networks and Belgium's telecom network. The report, citing industry sources and a technical analysis of the malware, said Regin appears to be referenced in documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about broad surveillance programs.


 
Driver fatigue may have caused California crash
01:53 PM, 11.24.2014

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday.

 
Missouri grand jury on Ferguson shooting reaches decision: prosecutors
01:52 PM, 11.24.2014

(Reuters) - The Missouri grand jury deliberating whether to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August has arrived at a decision, which will be announced later on Monday, a prosecution spokesman said. "The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will be announced later today," Edward Magee, a spokesman for the St. Lois County Prosecuting Attorney's office, said in a statement. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter Cooney)

 
Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease
01:46 PM, 11.24.2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.

 
Redskins' Gruden hedges on RG3 starting next week
01:46 PM, 11.24.2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches from the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Griffin III's chances of starting next week are under further review.


 
Garcia Marquez archive goes to University of Texas
03:11 PM, 11.24.2014

FILE - This undated file photo shows Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at an undisclosed location. The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center has acquired Marquez's archive. The writer died on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The archive of celebrated Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been acquired by the University of Texas — meaning the critic of U.S. foreign policy is having his papers end up in a country he wasn't always too fond of.


 
Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide
01:30 PM, 11.24.2014

State Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, left, and his wife city Councilperson Inez Barron, flank Melissa Butler during a news conference outside the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Barron told reporters he thinks the shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley by a New York City Police officer, in a pitch-dark stairwell of a public housing complex, warrants a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Butler was with Gurley when he was shot. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.


 
 
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