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By By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | March 04, 2015 12:01 pm
US tamps down expectations for Iran nuke talks
  • Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:48 am
    The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.
  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:43 am
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that Congress should hold back on Iran legislation and let negotiations play out on a possible nuclear deal with Tehran.
  • Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:42 am
    With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.
  • Al-Qaida, others attack Syrian intelligence office in Aleppo
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:38 am
    Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate and other radical Islamic factions launched an assault Wednesday on a government intelligence building in the northern city of Aleppo, blowing up part of it before trying to storm the facility amid heavy fighting, activists said.
  • Russian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:36 am
    A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine.
  • Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:36 am
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal, while opinion polls showed his party received a slight bump following his address ahead of the country's March 17 election.
  • Transcripts reveal Fed confronting chaotic banking system
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:24 am
    Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn.
  • Israel to double water supplies to Gaza Strip amid tensions
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:19 am
    Israel will double the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, despite a bloody war last summer against the territory's Hamas rulers, defense officials said Wednesday.
  • Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:19 am
    A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign.
  • Appeal of decision to toss case against Argentine president
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:19 am
    An Argentine prosecutor on Wednesday appealed a judge's decision to throw out an investigation that accused President Cristina Fernandez of a cover-up deal with Iran, the latest twist in a case that has rocked the South American country in an election year.
  • Death toll mounts in Ukraine coal mine blast; 17 dead
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:13 am
    A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 17 workers, officials said.
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 11:01 am
    Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.
  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 10:49 am
    The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude authorities in the middle of a manhunt.
  • Mexico authorities arrest Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 10:37 am
    Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S., a federal official said.
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