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  • Iran hard-liners criticize Geneva deal

    November 28, 2013 1:14 AM 28

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has publically supported nuclear negotiators and opposition to the deal seems limited, but opinion can shift quickly in Iran and Rouhani’s task will become more delicate as the country moves toward a final accord six months from now. In the debate broadcast live on state radio, Zarif tried to deflect criticism by noting

  • Stocks rise after some encouraging economic news

    November 27, 2013 7:59 PM 35

    (David Goldman, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Stubbs, right, of Morrow, Ga., shakes hands with retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Leland Smith, CEO of SolidHires, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. The Labor Department reports on the number

  • Israeli mother fined $150 for each day she does not have her son circumcised

    November 27, 2013 4:51 PM 30

    An Israeli mother has been ordered by a religious court to circumcise her son against her will or face fines of 500 shekels ($150) for every day the procedure is not carried out. The unprecedented ruling has been handed down by one of Israel’s rabbinical courts, which have legal jurisdiction over religious issues — including marriage and divorce — concerning

  • Latvia's PM resigns over supermarket roof collapse

    November 27, 2013 12:17 PM 26

    Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis resigned Wednesday, appearing to accept ultimate political responsibility over the collapse last week of a supermarket roof in the capital Riga that killed 54 people. At least 40 other people were wounded in the incident, one of Europe's worst roof-related disasters in several decades. Police have opened a criminal

  • Judge orders Sandy Hook 911 calls released

    November 27, 2013 8:32 AM 31

    Recordings to be released Dec. 4 unless prosecutor appeals. A Connecticut judge Tuesday ordered Newtown police to release the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The recordings must be made public by Dec. 4, Superior Judge Eliot Prescott said in a 33-page decision rejecting arguments by Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky

  • Despite local concern, judge orders Newtown 911 tapes released

    November 27, 2013 6:43 AM 34

    A Connecticut judge Tuesday ordered the release of recordings of 911 calls made the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., rejecting a state prosecutor's arguments that they should remain sealed to protect witnesses and the victims' families. Judge Eliot Prescott made his decision after listening to the tapes himself, and he gave the state's

  • Americans back Iran deal by 2-to-1 margin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    November 27, 2013 1:41 AM 104

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans back a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran by a 2-to-1 margin and are very wary of the United States resorting to military action against Tehran even if the historic diplomatic effort falls through, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday. The findings were rare good news in the polls for President Barack Obama, whose

  • Judge orders release of Newtown 911 recordings

    November 26, 2013 11:17 PM 34

    A Connecticut judge on Tuesday ordered the release of the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but the tapes will not be immediately unsealed. The state's Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked for a stay while

  • Gunmen kill two Belarus military instructors in Yemen

    November 26, 2013 9:54 AM 27

    SANAA (Reuters) - Gunmen on a motorcycle killed two Belarussian military instructors in Sanaa on Tuesday, police and defense ministry sources said, in a shooting similar to other attacks the Yemeni authorities have blamed on al Qaeda. The sources said the experts, attached to a presidential security force, were shot as they left a hotel where they had lived

  • Iran talks reverberate through web of Mideast alliances

    November 26, 2013 5:42 AM 30

    Speculation about a thaw between Washington and Tehran touches on the idea of a 'hinge' moment that realigns the region politically. BEIRUT — The interim accord hammered out between Iran and global powers focuses narrowly on Tehran's nuclear ambitions but the reaction across the Middle East points to a broader significance: the prospect of a geopolitical