No nuclear deal between 6 world powers and Iran
GENEVA (AP) — Talks on curbing Iran's nuclear program are over for now after France objected that proposed measures didn't go far enough.
No deal was reached but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "significant progress" has been made on the differences that remain.
Six world powers and Iran have agreed to resume talks Nov. 20.
Both sides badly wanted agreement. The U.S. and its five partners were looking for initial caps on Iran's ability to make an atomic bomb, while Tehran sought some easing of sanctions stifling its economy.
But France would not soften its concerns over Iran's polonium project and the level of its uranium enrichment program.
Kerry, speaking to reporters after the talks broke up early Sunday, acknowledged there were "certain issues that we needed to work through." He said "We're grateful to the French for the work we did together,"
As the talks foundered after initial signs of progress, Kerry rushed to Geneva on Friday, followed by counterparts from Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, for a last-ditch effort to push through an agreement.
Philippine typhoon death toll could top 10,000
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — A provincial official says another 300 people have been confirmed dead on Samar ('sah-MAR) Island in the central Philippines in the onslaught of a super typhoon.
That's in addition to 10,000 people believed to have died in Tacloban city on Leyte Island, just across Samar.
Leo Dacaynos of Samar province's disaster office said Sunday that 300 people have been confirmed dead in Basey town and another 2,000 are missing.
He says the storm surge caused sea waters to rise 6 meters (20 feet) when Typhoon Haiyan hit Friday.
There are still other towns on Samar that have not been reached.
FDNY: 2 shot in popular NY midtown Manhattan park
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Fire Department says two people have been injured after a shooting at a popular midtown Manhattan park.
FDNY officials say emergency crews responded to reports of a shooting at Bryant Park just after 11 p.m. Saturday. They say two men — one shot in the torso and the other in the leg — were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. Their conditions weren't known.
The New York Police Department didn't immediately provide any information on the shooting.
The park is located in bustling midtown Manhattan, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and near the New York Public Library. It has an ice skating rink, restaurant and other attractions.
It is privately managed by the not-for-profit Bryant Park Corporation, which didn't respond to a message seeking comment.
STOP AND FRISK
NYC moves to vacate judge's stop-frisk decisions
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for New York City have asked a federal appeals court to vacate a judge's orders that require the police department to change its stop-and-frisk practice that critics argue unfairly targets minorities.
The city said in filings Saturday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin's (SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lin's) orders should be thrown out largely for the same reasons an appeals court panel gave in staying her decision, pending an appeal.
The panel, which also removed her from the case, said she misapplied a related case ruling that allowed her to take the stop-and-frisk case and she gave media interviews during the trial, calling her impartiality into question.
Advocates for changing stop and frisk blistered at the city's request to vacate the orders.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOOTING
Schools chief: No evidence Nevada shooter bullied
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northwestern Nevada superintendent says there's no evidence a seventh-grader was bullied before he fatally shot a teacher, wounded two classmates and killed himself at Sparks Middle School last month.
Pedro Martinez tells KTVN-TV that there's nothing in Washoe County School District records that indicates Jose Reyes was bullied.
Jose and Liliana Reyes have used the word "teased" to describe what their son faced about a speech problem but said he never showed signs of harboring anger or resentment.
Their attorney, Kent Robison, told KTVN that Jose was teased at school and even saw a counselor.
Some students have said bullying played a role in the shooting, but police said they have no evidence of that and have refused to comment about anything that might have provoked the attack.
FOOTBALL PLAYERS-FATAL CRASH
Police: Alcohol not suspected in Pa. triple fatal
SHARON, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say a high school football player preparing for a playoff game lost control of his sports utility vehicle, leading to a head-on collision that left him, a teammate and the driver of the other car dead, and two of their teammates injured.
Sharon Police Chief Michael Menster says Sharon High School player Corey Swartz was driving with three teammates when he crossed the median on a highway in Sharon and hit a truck head-on. Swartz and the other players were heading home after watching another playoff game when the wreck occurred at about 10 p.m. on Friday
Also killed were Swartz's passenger, 17-year-old Evan Gill, of Sharon, and the pickup driver, 50-year-old John Zdelar Jr.,, of Brookfield, Ohio.
The Sharon City School District's acting superintendent, Michael Calla, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that speed may have been a factor. Sharon police say that investigators do not suspect that alcohol, drugs or texting were a factor in the crash.
The playoff game that had been scheduled for Saturday in Erie against Girard High School was postponed until Monday.
4 hurt in S. California hot air balloon explosion
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a hot air balloon exploded after landing in Southern California wine country leaving four people hospitalized, one of them with severe burns.
The Riverside County Fire Department says the balloon was carrying five people when it landed Saturday morning in vineyards near Temecula and an explosion occurred.
Fire officials say one person was severely burned. Two others had serious injuries, one had minor injuries and one person walked away safely.
Names and details about those on board were not immediately released.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident as they do most aircraft crashes.
Hot air balloons often dot the sky on weekends in the area 60 miles north of San Diego.
Arrests made in death of national champ boxer
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have made two arrests in connection with the beating death of a 17-year-old national champion boxer.
Police say Alexis Urbina was found unconscious and covered in blood in his family's south Phoenix home in September. He died of his injures two days later.
There was no obvious sign of forced entry into the house, but Urbina's family told police some of his boxing memorabilia was missing.
Sgt. Trent Crump confirms 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales were arrested Friday night. Both were booked on charges of murder, burglary and trafficking in stolen property.
It wasn't immediately clear Saturday if they had attorneys.
Urbina won the 141-pound Youth Men's Division at the USA Boxing National Championships in April at Spokane, Wash. His family says he had Olympic aspirations.
DOOLITTLE RAIDERS-FINAL TOAST
WWII Doolittle Raiders make final toast
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The last of the Doolittle Raiders have made their final toast to comrades who died in or since their daring bombing attack on Japan 71 years ago.
Raising specially engraved silver goblets with a bottle of 1896 cognac saved for the occasion, three of four surviving Raiders paid their tribute in a Saturday evening ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. The fourth was unable to attend for health reasons.
The 1942 mission by 80 airmen is credited with rallying Americans and knocking the Japanese off stride.
The museum says as many as 10,000 people turned out for events through the day, including a memorial service and B-25 bomber flyover. Hundreds including family members of deceased Raiders were at the invitation-only toast ceremony.
Actor Mackie charged with drunken driving in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mackie has been arraigned on two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving in New York City.
The 35-year-old actor was arrested in Harlem and was released after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on Saturday. His next court date is Dec. 19.
A publicist for "The Adjustment Bureau" co-star had no comment. Mackie also has appeared in the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," in "Pain & Gain" and numerous other movies.
A criminal complaint charges him with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and while impaired by alcohol. It says Mackie had the smell of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The complaint says he told an officer he'd had one beer.
It says Mackie refused to take a Breathalyzer test to measure his blood-alcohol level.
BANK OF AMERICA-COUNTRYWIDE
US seeks $864M from BofA over Countrywide loans
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors want Bank of America pay about $864 million over losses incurred by the government after it bought thousands of home loans made by Countrywide Financial during the housing boom.
U.S. attorney Preet Bharara (Bah-RAH-Rah) made the request in documents filed late Friday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
A jury last month found Bank of America Corp., which acquired Countrywide in 2008, liable for knowingly selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thousands of bad home loans between August 2007 and May 2008.
Prosecutors asked the court to make the penalty on BofA equal to the maximum losses racked up by the government-run mortgage buyers.
Bank of America, based in Charlotte, N.C., says the U.S. is overstating the volume of loans and damages arising from the Countrywide program.
Created: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:18:00 EST
Updated: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:18:00 EST