US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) — A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are gathering in Geneva this weekend, hoping to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inpections.
Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid sw him and told him what he was doing was bad.
Putin getting left out of G-7 meeting, but not much else
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in Germany next week, Russia's Vladimir Putin will be left off the guest list, part of his punishment for more than a year of alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
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Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stan-your-ground self-defense laws.
AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.
Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street.
North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejction and suspicion.
Lightning strike: Tampa Bay heads to Cup finals
NEW YORK (AP) — One thing to count on when the Tampa Bay Lightning play for the Stanley Cup: They won't be intimidated by anything.
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