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  • A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers are resuming, hours after negotiators abandoned a March 31 deadline to produce the outline of an agreement. Claiming enough progress had been made…

  • States increasing production caps for microbreweries

    PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year,…

  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — 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…

  • A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

    Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts: ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to…

  • Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s new leader says the nation has put a one-party state behind it and embraced democracy with his election. Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari says now is the time “to heal…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS-PENCE Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state’s new…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data shows weakness TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster today as China’s manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses…

  • International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority has become a member of the International Criminal Court and is marking the momentous occasion with a low-key ceremony at the court’s headquarters. Palestinians signed the court’s…

  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn’t last…

  • Indiana debate exposes Republican divisions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid. But as the backlash intensifies over a so-called religious freedom law in Indiana, the GOP’s leading White House contenders have been drawn into…

  • Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the coming…

  • After Christie’s privatization, NJ lottery missing targets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey’s lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would “modernize and maximize” the games. Instead, a lottery once ranked among the nation’s top performers is…

  • South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder. Kim Ki-jong, 55, was also indicted Wednesday on…

  • The latest developments on religious-objection laws

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear…

  • American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after U.S. and European Union sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine. Walker, sporting a bushy beard reminiscent…