Officials: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, second right, waits with U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second left, and others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015, during Iran nuclear talks. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)Diplomats scrambled to reach consensus just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline.



Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm over new law

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. Republican legislative leaders say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)GOP legislative leaders say they are working to clarify the religious-objections law.



Colorado theater gunman's mother says he's not a 'monster'

The mother of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays for her son’s victims daily, even calling out the deceased by name. “The first time that I prayed for them by name and by wound, I was shaking, overcome,” Arlene Holmes writes.
Suspect in massive Los Angeles arson fire seen in video: L.A. Times

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles(Reuters) - A suspect who sparked a massive arson fire last year that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles was captured on surveillance tape reviewed by authorities, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday. The video showed the suspect parking a car on the 110 Freeway before walking into the building with "cans of fuel," the paper said, based on a recording of a community meeting last week addressed by Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda. Fire department representatives could not be immediately reached for comment.



Shots fired in Virginia hospital, possibly during escape by prisoner: CBS News

(Reuters) - Shots were fired in a Washington D.C.-area hospital early on Tuesday morning, possibly during an escape by a prisoner, CBS News reported. It was not clear who opened fire or whether anyone was injured in the incident, Fairfax County Police Department Spokeswoman Ellen Pittman told CBS. Representatives for Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, and for the police department could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; editing by John Stonestreet)


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