Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nation and World

  • More Top Stories
  • Latest News
Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a U.S. law enforcement official said Monday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.
SYDNEY (AP) - Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it.
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungary has approved legislation making secret for 30 years key details of a contract with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant.
LONDON (AP) - Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials with Louisville's Metro Air Pollution Control District say they've identified the source of the bad odor that residents have been complaining about for a week.
PUCON, Chile (AP) - One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Authorities worried that mudslides caused by melting snow could endanger nearby communities.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkey has delivered two plane-loads of military aid to Iraq.
BRUSSELS (AP) - EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian officials from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
SHANGHAI (AP) - China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Tuesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Military reports and witnesses say hundreds of people have been killed as troops from Chad seized the Nigerian town of Dikwa from Boko Haram extremists while Nigerian soldiers fought off a separate attack miles outside the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has indicted two more suspects, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants.
GENEVA (AP) - Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungary has approved legislation making secret for 30 years key details of a contract with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An American professor at a university in the United Arab Emirates was one of two people killed when their bicycles were hit by a car in the city of Sharjah, north of Dubai.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar says peace talks are deadlocked over how to share power and that the only way forward is for the president to make concessions.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.
BERLIN (AP) - Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinians urging a boycott of Israeli products have begun confiscating goods in the West Bank, a movement leader said Tuesday, after activists dumped a truckload of Israeli milk and yogurt in a main square to the cheers of supporters.