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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday 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. | Video

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Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

BUFFALO - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, 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.

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U.S. and Turkey discuss transition away from Assad in Syria

ISTANBUL - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday.

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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

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FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects: law enforcement source

FERGUSON Mo. - Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

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Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting

FERGUSON Mo - Residents of a St. Louis suburb were braced on Saturday for 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 and a national debate over police violence.

Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

NAIROBI - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.