U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks extension likely; U.S. sees 'big gaps'

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks.  Full Article | Video 

Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials 1:08pm EST

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

A woman stops to visit the memorial set up where Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Missouri town on edge awaiting decision

FERGUSON Mo - Residents of a St. Louis suburb were braced or a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen, a case that has triggered months of demonstrations.  Full Article | Video 

Volunteers, led by the Old First Ward Community Association, gather for a shovel brigade coordinated by the City in Buffalo, New York November 22, 2014 in an effort to assist with shoveling as the city continues to clean up after a massive snowstorm.  REUTERS/Aaron Ingrao

Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets

BUFFALO - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his use of executive authority to relax U.S. immigration policy during a speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Obama seeks support for immigration plan

LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul immigration policy on his own, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.  Full Article | Video 

Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jews carry the body of Rabbi Mosheh Twersky onto a vehicle during his funeral in Jerusalem Nov. 18, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The problem(s) with Israel

Israel had grown accustomed to an absence of terrorist attacks in its cities: so the bloody murder of four worshippers and wounding of eight more at a Jerusalem synagogue was a shock - one that illuminates the fragile, fractious state of the country.  Full Article 

Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts wears a cast for her broken wrist with ''I Love Obamacare'' written upon it prior to President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in Boston October 30, 2013. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

House Republicans sue over healthcare law

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the House of Representatives filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.  Full Article 

Actor, comedian and author Bill Cosby speaks at the Children's Defense Fund's National Summit at Howard University in Washington September 25, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A sold-out Cosby show amid sex assault claims

MELBOURNE, Fla./LOS ANGELES - Bill Cosby played a sold-out show in Florida despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian.  Full Article 

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Birds around the world take flight

An imperial eagle equipped with a camera spreads its wings over London. It's just one of the many birds making headlines in this week's "animal roundup". Jillian Kitchener reports.