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US offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans....

AP source: US moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship....

NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time
Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time....

Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the outline of an agreement....

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards - particularly for high-tech or cybersecurity jobs....

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy
BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was....

Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans....

Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses
NEW YORK (AP) -- Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune....

Clinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign....

Pentagon chief backs concept of a joint Arab military force
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter is endorsing the Arab League's plan to form a joint military force....

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