A look at US, Iran, Israeli hopes from nuke talks

Since taking office last month, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has signaled his country could be more conciliatory about international fears his country is seeking nuclear arms — something Tehran denies. Progress on the issue remains difficult after more…

Boston prelim vote 1st step in choosing next mayor

BOSTON (AP) — City voters were taking a major step toward ushering in a new political era as they went to the polls Tuesday to whittle down a field of 12 candidates hoping to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas…

Bosnian custom officials detained over corruption

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia have detained several high-ranking customs officials, accusing them of tax and customs evasion and money laundering worth millions of euros. The prosecutor’s office in Bosnia said Tuesday the operation is part…

4 arrests in large UK slavery investigation

LONDON (AP) — Welsh police arrested four people and are combing the grounds of a stable outside the capital city, Cardiff, on Tuesday, hunting for a body in a long-running slavery investigation. Gwent Police said in a statement…

Police: Gunman killed near NC campus after pursuit

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An armed man pursued onto the campus of North Carolina Central University was shot and killed in nearby woods after challenging officers, police said Tuesday. Durham police tracked the suspect onto the campus late…

Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry says a planned meeting this week at the United Nations to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the beginning of a “new era” in relations with the West. The comments Tuesday come…

Zimbabwe: Poisoned elephant death toll rises to 81

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say at least 81 elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks by poachers using cyanide poison in water holes in a vast western national park. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi, in Harare…

Obama seeking nuke agreement with Iran

Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.

Parents demand firings over Pa. school board texts

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Some parents are demanding the firings of two top administrators of a large southeastern Pennsylvania school district who resigned following reports that they exchanged racist and sexist text messages on their district phones. Board…

50-acre blaze burns in mountains above Azusa

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters are attacking a 50-acre wildfire burning at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. The blaze erupted Monday evening and is burning mostly in the Angeles National Forest,…

Obama, Bill Clinton tout health care law

The joint appearance comes exactly one week before people who don’t have health insurance can start signing up on Oct. 1 for coverage plans through new insurance marketplaces.