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A summary of long-strained US-Iranian relations

09/28/2013 2:31am
A telephone call between President Barack Obama and Iran's new president _ the first exchange between American and Iranian leaders in more than three decades _ at the very least opens a new chapter in the fraught relationship between the two countries. It may also end up being a significant step toward resolving global concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

No. 2 US nuke commander suspended amid probe

09/28/2013 9:43am
The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Command for issues related to gambling, officials said Saturday.

Southern states are moving to tighten voting rules

09/28/2013 9:44am
Emboldened by the Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act, a growing number of Republican-led states are moving aggressively to tighten voting rules. Lawsuits by the Obama administration and voting rights activists say those efforts disproportionately affect minorities.

Md. gun-control law sparks record gun sales

09/28/2013 10:09am
Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, strengthening safety training and banning 45 types of assault weapons.

Egypt foreign minister wants nuke-free Middle East

09/28/2013 12:16pm
Egypt's interim foreign minister has called for a nuclear-free Middle East in his address to world leaders at the United Nations.

No. 2 nuke commander suspended amid casino probe

09/28/2013 4:10pm
The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.

Report: NSA maps out a person's social connections

09/28/2013 7:53pm
For almost three years the National Security Agency has been tapping the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections, allowing the government to identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, The New York times reported.