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    US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.

    Civil War-era soldier to be buried with full military honors

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Civil War-era soldier who received the Medal of Honor will be buried with full military honors after his ashes were discovered in an unmarked, communal crypt.

    Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.

    Cuba off U.S. terrorism list, but concerns remain

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday removed Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a crucial step in President Barack Obama's push to normalize ties between Washington and Havana.

    Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.

    FBI probe: Hastert paid to cover up abuse

    WASHINGTON -- Dennis Hastert, who served for eight years as speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a former student hundreds of thousands of dollars to not say publicly that Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people briefed on the evidence uncovered in an FBI investigation.