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Iran, powers eye extension of nuclear talks with deadline hours away

VIENNA - Iran, the United States and other world powers are discussing an extension to Monday's deadline for a deal to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, Western and Iranian officials said. | Video

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Twelve-year-old Cleveland boy dies after being shot by police

CLEVELAND - A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police after he waved and pointed a pellet gun at a Cleveland city recreation center died on Sunday from his injuries, officials said.

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Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury would return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer. | Video

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No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers 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.

Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

BUFFALO - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow.

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Iraqi Kurds prepare Sinjar mountain offensive

ARBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are drawing up plans to break Islamic State's siege of Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of minority Yazidis remain stranded months after fleeing their homes.