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European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a meeting in Vienna, on July 6, 2015VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, casting new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. But the parties agreed to continue their talks.


2015-07-07 06:42:38 -0600

Janice Dickinson arrives at the LA Premiere of "Lord of the Freaks" on Monday, June 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.


2015-07-06 23:25:19 -0600

A bank employee opens the main gate of the national bank of Greece as pensioners enter to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) for the week in central Athens, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads Tuesday to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum victory to obtain a rescue deal with European leaders. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a final chance to present credible reform proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday to persuade skeptical creditors to reopen aid talks before his country's banks run out of money. With Greek lenders down to their last few days of cash and the European Central Bank tightening the noose on their funding, Tsipras must convince the bloc's other 18 leaders, many of whom are exasperated with five years of crisis, to authorize negotiations fast on a new loan to rescue Greece. Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure in Germany to cut Greece loose, made clear it was up to Tsipras to come up with convincing proposals after Athens spurned the tax rises, spending cuts and pension and labor reforms that were on the table before its 240 billion euro bailout expired last week.


2015-07-07 05:47:02 -0600