World Powers, Iran Reach Framework for Nuke Deal

Posted by Associated Press on April 2, 2015
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced a deal Thursday outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward a comprehensive agreement within three months.

Reading out a joint statement, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini hailed what she called a “decisive step” after …

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Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2015
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ROME — Italy’s highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday over the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Finished!” Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out late Friday. “It couldn’t be better than this.”

In …

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U.S. Military to Charge Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion

Posted by Associated Press on March 25, 2015
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WASHINGTON — The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the announcement on …

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Plane Crash Kills 150 People in French Alps

Posted by Associated Press on March 24, 2015
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SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany, apparently killing all 150 people on board.

The victims included two babies, two opera singers and 16 German high …

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Portland Veterinarian Returns Home from East Timor

Posted by Associated Press on March 5, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Portland, Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport.

Stacey Addison told reporters she’s thrilled to be back and thankful for all the support she received.

Addison’s mother, Bernadette Kero, Oregon lawmakers and U.S. officials worked to win her release from East Timor.

The 41-year-old …

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