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

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Major powers and Iran negotiated into the early hours of Thursday on Tehran's nuclear program two days past their deadline, with diplomats saying prospects for a preliminary agreement were finely balanced between success and collapse. | Video

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Senator Menendez indicted for corruption says 'will be vindicated'

WASHINGTON - Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was indicted on corruption charges, allegations that the high-ranking Democrat vowed to fight at a news conference on Wednesday night. | Video

01 Apr 2015

Ukraine says signs deal to buy Russian gas at lower price

KIEV - Ukraine has signed a new agreement to buy Russian gas over the next three months at $248 per thousand cubic meters, after paying $329 in the first quarter of this year under the just expired 'winter package', the Ukrainian energy ministry said on Thursday.

World, Russia 2:12am 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

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 2:01am EDT

NYPD detective reassigned after taped tirade against Uber driver

- A New York police detective was transferred from the department's elite Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday after a video showing him screaming at an Uber driver over an alleged traffic violation went viral online, police said.