Iran, powers rush for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations on Tuesday ahead of a deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal that was less than 24 hours away, as both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement. | Video

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Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

BOSTON - The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense attorneys began calling witnesses. | Video

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Indiana to clarify 'religious freedom' law, Georgia, N.C. bills stall

- Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new "religious freedom" law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays.

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Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics agree to end legal disputes

SEOUL - South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to end ongoing legal disputes and work out future disagreements through dialogue.

Greek PM says wants 'honest compromise' but not at any cost

ATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday appealed for an "honest compromise" with lenders but warned Greece would not agree to an "unconditional" one, after its biggest creditor demanded it do more to show commitment to reform. | Video

World, Greece 30 Mar 2015

Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

ABUJA - Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup. | Video

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Detroit commission OKs raises for city council, clerk: newspaper

DETROIT - Just months after Detroit officially exited the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a panel recommended on Monday 2.5 percent raises for city council members and the city clerk starting next fiscal year, the Detroit Free Press said.


Myanmar government, rebels agree draft nationwide ceasefire accord

YANGON - Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed on Monday on the draft of a nationwide ceasefire that if ratified and respected would mark significant progress toward ending over 65 years of armed conflict in the country.