U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Bleak 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks collapse

VIENNA - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.  Full Article | Video 

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan 2:06pm EST

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.

Tribal fighters take part in a military training to prepare for fighting against Islamic State militants, at the Ain al-Assad military base in Anbar province November 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.  Full Article 

Gold bars from the vault of a bank and Swiss one franc coins are seen in this illustration picture taken in Zurich November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Tell me lies, Wall Street little lies...

LONDON - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study.  Full Article 

Police stand beside their vehicles outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Residents of Missouri town await decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Anxious residents of a St. Louis suburb awaited a grand jury's decision on whether to bring criminal charges against a white policeman who fatally shot a black teen in a case that has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations.  Full Article | Video 

South Buffalo resident Ron Jeblonski uses a snow blower to clear snow from his driveway in South Buffalo, New York, November 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Aaron Ingrao

Western New York braces for flooding

BUFFALO - The area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow that fell in a record snow storm last week in which 13 people died.  Full Article 

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Japanese military taps youth culture

ATSUGI/YOKOSUKA Japan - Japan's military is wooing new recruits with images of smiling soldiers posing like pop stars in a series of photo books and DVDs that tap into youth culture.  Full Article | Video 

Comedian Bill Cosby accepts the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame award at the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles March 2, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Cosby refuses to 'answer to innuendos'

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations, telling a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos."  Full Article 

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Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline

With the deadline fast approaching in Vienna to seal a deal on Iran's nuclear program, some leaders are hinting an extension of the talks may be needed. Nathan Frandino reports.