US, Iranian chief diplomats win prize for Iran nuclear deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have won an international diplomatic prize for their part in a historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program, organizers announced Monday. The two officials, who negotiated the deal face-to-face and together with counterparts from the P5+1 powers (the United States, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany) between 2013 and 2015, won the Chatham House Prize "in recognition of their crucial roles" to resolve "one of the most intractable diplomatic stand-offs in international affairs in the 21st century," Britain's Chatham House think-tank said in a statement. The agreement -- aimed at stopping Iran from using its civilian nuclear industry to develop a nuclear weapon in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against Tehran -- was signed in July 2015 and implemented in January.
Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report published Monday.
Bills coach Ryan calls Landry's hit on Williams 'dirty'
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) ? Bills coach Rex Ryan challenged the NFL to consider ejecting players for blindside hits to the head such as the one by Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry that leveled Buffalo safety Aaron Williams.
Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes
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Gunmen attack police training center in southwest Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) ? Gunmen stormed a police training center in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding 88 others, hours after another attack killed two customs officers and wounded a third, authorities said.
Belgium's Wallonia misses EU 'ultimatum' on Canada trade pact
A Brussels summit to seal a landmark EU-Canada trade deal is "still possible" this week, European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday, even though Belgium cannot give its approval. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier appeared unlikely to attend Thursday's summit after the Belgian government said regional leaders were preventing it from supporting the pact, effectively blocking the 28-nation bloc.