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Iran talks stretch into another day; deal seen close but elusive

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Major powers and Iran stretched marathon talks on Tehran's nuclear program into a second day past their deadline, with diplomats saying prospects for a preliminary agreement were finely balanced between success and collapse in the coming hours. | Video

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Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee camp

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus from other insurgents on Wednesday in a bid to capture a major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power. | Video

World, United Nations 12:11am EDT

California governor orders statewide water cutbacks to combat drought

PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and businesses on Wednesday to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in California history.

U.S., Environment 01 Apr 2015

U.S. targets overseas cyber attackers with sanctions program

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama launched a sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use cyber attacks to threaten U.S. foreign policy, national security or economic stability.

Tech, Cyber Crime 01 Apr 2015

Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Haram

ABUJA - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. | Video

World, Africa 12:10am EDT

Iraq claims victory over Islamic State in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq - The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State insurgents in Tikrit on Wednesday after a month-long battle for the city supported by Shi'ite militiamen and U.S.-led air strikes, saying that only small pockets of resistance remained. | Video

World, Iraq 01 Apr 2015

Pemex oil platform fire kills four in Gulf of Mexico, 302 evacuated

MEXICO CITY - At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, the Mexican state-run oil company said.