The Brief

Iran, world powers inch towards nuclear agreement
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Still Looking for a Deal

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on

Religious Objections

Arkansas Mimics Indiana Law

Lawmakers gave final approval to a religious freedom bill that critics says opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians

April Fool? No, the Amazon Dash Button Is Real

Amazon unveiled its latest innovation on Tuesday — the wi-fi enabled Dash Button that can be stuck anywhere in the house and used to order goods at the press of a button. The timing of its release had many on social media wondering if it was an April Fool's Day prank

American industrialist J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976) at Sutton Place, his Tudor manor house in Surrey, 1967.

Heir to Getty Oil Fortune Found Dead in California

Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from what was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.

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Palestinians Formally Join International Court

The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state

Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring Martin Bandier - Arrivals

Joni Mitchell Hospitalized but in 'Good Spirits'

Music icon Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. According to her website, the singer "regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital"

Mobilitäts Apps

UberX Driver Arrested for Trying to Rob Woman's Home

Police in Denver arrested an UberX driver Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to burgle a woman's house after he dropped her off at the airport. The incident is the latest to raise safety concerns regarding the hugely popular ride-sharing app

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Gamers May Learn Visual Skills More Quickly

A study from Brown University suggests gamers, who are already known to have better visual-processing skills, may also be able to improve on those attributes faster than the average person. A researcher compared them to athletes who learn quickly

Tourists and visitors from the Bardo museum are evacuated in Tunis, March 18, 2015.

ISIS-Affiliated Group Claims It Carried Out Tunisia Attack

A terrorist group reportedly affiliated with ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a museum in Tunisia in March that killed 22 people, mainly foreign tourists. A purported announcement by the group was uploaded to YouTube on Monday


A Massive Typhoon Is Approaching the Philippines

The Philippines on Wednesday warned its citizens and visiting tourists to be prepared for a high-intensity supertyphoon that looks set to hit within the next three days, with troops placed on standby and supplies of food and medicine readied as a precaution

The World's Oldest Person Celebrated Ahead Of Turning 117

The World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan

The world's oldest person, who celebrated her 117th birthday less than a month ago, died early Wednesday in Osaka. Staff at Misao Okawa's nursing home said she died of heart failure. She reportedly lost her appetite 10 days ago