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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Iranian FM Zarif and EU envoy Ashton pose for photographers in ViennaBy 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". ...

Gay singers test country music's appeal
Ty Herndon attends Country Weekly's 5th annual fashion show & concert in Nashville, Tennessee, June 7, 2011Church, 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.

Report: Washington toddler shot playing with gun
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.

Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers line up to meet U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel before he departs from Kabul International AirportWASHINGTON (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 names Chris Como as new swing coach
Tiger Woods of the US tees a shot during the second round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on January 31, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab EmiratesTiger 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.

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow
Beth Bragg carries a shovel to the Old First Ward Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Volunteers registered at the center and fanned out to the hardest hit areas of Buffalo to help clear snow after this week's heavy lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)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.

City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry
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.

Woods to work with Dallas-based teacher
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.

Woman on "My Five Wives" accuses father of abuse
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.

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound
Greek Culture Minister Costas Tasoulas makes statements to the media at the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece could contain more than one dead. Tasoulas said Saturday scientists have started the second phase of excavation at the burial site, dating back to Alexander the Great's reign in the late 4th century B.C. (AP Photo/Grigoris Siamidis)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.

Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes
From left: US Secretary of State John Kerry, former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet for talks on the sidelines of nuclear talks with Iran aimed at settling a dispute over Iran's nuclear program at the Palais Coburg in Vienna on Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Klamar, Pool)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.

Williams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-82
Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas, left, and Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton battle for a loose ball under the basket during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)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.

C. African Republic women stage topless protest
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.

Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
The bodies of some of the victims lie in a line on the ground, at the location of an attack on a bus about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside the town of Mandera, near the Somali border in northeastern Kenya, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked the bus in northern Kenya at dawn on Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said. (AP Photo)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.

Morocco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
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.

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