WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb and bring security to the Middle East. He insists the U.S. will stand in defense of Israel.
In a weekend interview with The New York Times, Obama argues the risks of a deal are far outweighed by potential gains if it deters Iran's nuclear weapons aspirations.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A florist in eastern Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.
The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1GztB9a) that nearly half of the money on the gofundme.com page set up in February for 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman came in the last several days.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is defending his order of mandatory water cutbacks statewide that doesn't restrict farmers.
Brown said in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that farmers have already been denied irrigation water from federal surface supplies, and they've had to leave hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted. As California endures a fourth year of drought, Brown this week ordered the restrictions of 25 percent...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez are expected to begin deliberations this week after hearing more than two months of testimony.
Hernandez, 25, had a $40 million contract with the Patriots and was a rising star with the team when he was accused of killing Odin Lloyd. Lloyd, 27, was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee and was found shot to death on June 17, 2013, in an industrial park less...