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Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time
VIENNA — The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran’s apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out of ideas on how to reduce Iran’s capacity to make nuclear arms. Western diplomats famili...
By George Jahn The Associated Press FULL STORY
Official: Afghan president orders military review
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor. The move appears aimed at revamping the military for the fight against th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Russian envoy: Ferguson shows U.S. racial problems
MOSCOW — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were amon...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Two teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off her explosives, killing dozens more, acc...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options
WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it will take time for families to figure out the best bang for their budgets — even as a bigger political battle brews o...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
WASHINGTON — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesda...
By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press FULL STORY
Economy posts even stronger growth in Q3
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world. The gross domestic product, the country’s total output of goods and service...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Additional National Guard troops roll into Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. Meanwhile, officer...
By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jim Salter The Associated Press FULL STORY
Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson ‘tussle’
FERGUSON, Missouri — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but b...
By David A. Lieb and Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press FULL STORY
Obama: No excuse for destructive acts in Ferguson
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says there’s “no excuse” for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying property in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama says such “destructive” actions are criminal and those who are responsible should be prosecuted....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Guessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking?
NEW YORK — Does Saudi Arabia have it out for frackers in the U.S.? Or Iran? Or Russia? Will low oil prices make it easier to fight the Islamic State? Or harder? Trying to guess what OPEC members are thinking in the run-up to Thursday’s meeting in Vienna is a high stakes parlor game for energy a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom
NEW YORK — These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day. The 12-member group’s purpose is to coordinate how much oil is produced in order to keep prices high and stable and maximize me...
By Jonathan Fahey The Associated Press FULL STORY

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