US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2L), Robert Malley (3L), of the US National Security Council, European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini (C), Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi (2R), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and others wait for a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel on March 27, 2015 in Lausanne. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

Iran, powers close in on nuclear deal: officials

LAUSANNE, Switzerland/ANKARA - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said.  Full Article 

Stocks likely to drift as investors await Fed, earnings 27 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves next week as they await monthly U.S. jobs data and any news that could change expectations for the first interest rate hike in almost a decade.

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller

Notes show pilot should have been grounded

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities said they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy.  Video | Full Article 

Ellen Pao leaves San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in San Francisco, California March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Jury clears Kleiner of gender bias

SAN FRANCISCO - A California jury cleared venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims brought against it by a woman former partner, in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley.  Full Article | Video 

Amanda Knox reacts during her interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York January 31, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

Italy's top court acquits Amanda Knox of murder

ROME - Italy's top court annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, fully acquitted her of the charge.  Full Article 

People sit on ammunition boxes they took from army depots in Yemen's southern port city of Aden March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Manousr

Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi air strikes

ADEN - Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  Full Article 

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as he holds the gavel after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Medicare vote breaks through gridlock

WASHINGTON - After scores of private conversations and hard bargaining, America's political odd couple bore a House vote to overhaul the Medicare program that delivers healthcare for the elderly and disabled.  Full Article 

Shi’ite Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

How Yemen got dragged into a regional war

With direct Saudi military intervention, Yemen has now been dragged into a regional proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. This series of battles in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Bahrain have defined the Middle East since the United States invaded Iraq.  Commentary 

Floats like a butterfly - no sting

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Robotic engineers have modeled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile - and able to withstand physical abuse meted out by its creators.  Video 

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Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

Millions of people in Sierra Leone are urged to stay at home in a three-day lockdown to help end the country's Ebola outbreak. Paul Chapman reports.