Russian diplomat: Russia has removed uranium from Iran

VIENNA — Iran has moved closer to next month’s expected implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers by allowing Moscow to transfer most of its enriched uranium to Russia, a senior Russian diplomat told The Associated Press


South Korea, Japan reach landmark deal on WWII sex slaves

SEOUL, South Korea — An apology from Japan’s prime minister and a pledge of more than $8 million sealed a breakthrough deal Monday in a decadeslong impasse with South Korea over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World

Obituaries for December 29

Jeannette Katherine Henry, 66, of Captain Cook died Dec. 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Van Nuys, Calif., she was a coffee farmer and a retired industrial hygienist. Services held. Survived by husband, John Henry of Captain Cook; brother,

Large storm brings twisters, floods, now snow and ice

GARLAND, Texas — Residents surveyed the destruction from deadly tornadoes in North Texas as the same storm system brought winter woes to the Midwest on Monday, amplifying flooding that’s blamed for more than a dozen deaths and prompting hundreds of

The year in executions

It’s remarkable — and heartening — that for all the attention paid to the death penalty this year, the country’s executioners had less business to tend than they have since 1991. The final tally was 28 executions, carried out in