Nation / World

Deadline With Iran Extended

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vienna — The deadline for an agreement in the Iran nuclear talks was officially pushed back by a week on Tuesday as negotiators extended a temporary accord that limits Iran’s nuclear program. Without the last-minute extension, the interim agreement known as the joint plan of action would have expired at midnight. By announcing a new timeline with just a few hours to spare, the negotiators made official what they have …

Supreme Court to Consider Redistricting, Union Dues

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Washington — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will consider next term whether public employees can be compelled to pay fees to unions they do not want to join, a provision that union leaders say is vital to their continued success. The justices will consider a case from a group of California teachers who say paying fees violates their free speech rights …

Greece Defaults As Bailout Expires

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Athens — Greece lost its financial lifelines on Tuesday, as the country missed a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund amid growing questions about whether it would be able to remain in the eurozone. Greek leaders had made a last-ditch attempt to come up with the necessary cash, asking European countries for a new bailout hours before its last ones were set …

Study Finds Fermented Foods May Reduce Social Anxiety

Monday, June 29, 2015

You know that coffee perks you up. And when you’re sad, mac and cheese can make you feel better. But could miso soup or sauerkraut help you feel less tense at parties? Yes, according to a new study, published online in the journal Psychiatry Research. Psychologists from the …

Advances Save Child Cancer Patients

Monday, June 29, 2015

Orlando — When Ben Watson, 14, had trouble breathing, his doctors suspected he had pneumonia and put him on a couple of rounds of antibiotics. One day, his pain got so bad that his parents took him to the emergency room, where his diagnosis changed: It was non-Hodgkin …

Possible Red Flag

Monday, June 29, 2015

Baltimore — Simple tests used regularly to assess kidney function and damage also could help doctors predict who will suffer heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health …

Alcohol Before Dining Led Many Women in Study to Overeat

Monday, June 29, 2015

That mellow feeling that settles in when you kick off your shoes, pour yourself a drink and start making dinner should come with a warning: Overeating ahead. Don’t hear it? That would be your brain’s reward system — the primitive structures that prime our drives for sex, food …

MTV’s Small-Screen Reboot of ‘Scream’ Dares You to Watch

Monday, June 29, 2015

The TV version of Scream has so much fun gutting its origin story for inspiration, it almost forgets to be scary. The 10-episode series, which begins Tuesday night on MTV, is a reboot of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s gory-meets-funny horror film franchise, four movies that twisted themselves …

Iran Talks on Nuclear Deal Suspended

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vienna — The final round of international negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran won’t finish by Tuesday’s deadline, diplomats acknowledged Sunday after weekend meetings. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who met U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry four times over the weekend, flew to Tehran …

SpaceX Launch Ends in Failure When Rocket Explodes

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed …

Conservative Churches Confront New Reality marriage

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dallas — At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling “an affront in the face of Almighty God.” The iconic rainbow colors that bathed the …

Gay Parades Celebrate Court Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

San Francisco — At 10:22 on Sunday morning, on the corner of crowded Beale and Market streets, Tara Sorgentoni hopped off a rumbling motorcycle, raced over to her girlfriend and knelt with a small whiteboard containing her marriage proposal. Friends shrieked as Jennifer Berg, a 43-year-old real estate …

Police Shoot, Capture 2nd Escapee

Monday, June 29, 2015

Malone, n.y. — The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after …