By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - 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. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "big gaps" remained with two days to go before a self-imposed Nov. 24 deadline for an accord, despite signs of some headway. A European source said the likelihood of a final deal by Monday was "very small". ...
Church, pickup trucks and dive bars -- the imagery of classic country songs evokes "traditional" small-town American life. The winner for Song of the Year at this year's Country Music Association awards was Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow," whose message of not caring about outsiders' judgment alludes both to same-sex love and marijuana-smoking.
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth — reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said. The decision, made in recent weeks, will allow U.S. forces to carry out limited missions against the Taliban seen as necessary to protect Americans and support Afghanistan's security forces. ...
Tiger Woods, the former world number one set to return to golf in less than two weeks, said Saturday that Chris Como is his new swing coach. Como, based in Texas, began working with Woods earlier this month and became the fourth swing coach for the 14-time major winner since the American turned professional in 1996. "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. Como, who works out of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, was named by Golf Digest as one of the sport's best young teachers last year at age 35, telling the magazine he developed a curiosity about swing motions while growing up in California and that he worked with a Japanese couple who spoke little English, convincing him of the value of new teaching strategies.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah.
AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.
VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday's deadline is seeming more likely.
TORONTO (AP) — With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Residents say hundreds of women have marched topless through a town in the Central African Republic to protest sectarian violence.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.
PARIS (AP) — Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.