FORMER DC MAYOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MARION BARRY DEAD AT 78 *

BARRY'S FOUR TERMS AS MAYOR WERE OVERSHADOWED BY HIS 1990 CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT FOR COCAINE POSSESSION *

HE STAGED A POLITICAL COMEBACK IN 2004 AND RETURNED TO THE DC COUNCIL REPRESENTING WARD 8 *

BARRY HAD SUFFERED NUMEROUS HEALTH ISSUES, INCLUDING KIDNEY PROBLEMS STEMMING FROM DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND PROSTATE CANCER *

STILL "BIG GAPS" IN NUCLEAR TALKS BETWEEN IRAN AND SIX WORLD POWERS AS THE THE MON EVENING DEADLINE TO REACH A DEAL APPROACHES, SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS *

THE WEST AND IRAN REMAIN DIVIDED ON HOW MUCH URANIUM-ENRICHMENT CAPACITY TEHRAN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO RETAIN FOR PEACEFUL ENERGY PURPOSES *

THERE ARE ALSO DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT THE SPEED OF RELIEF FROM U.N. SANCTIONS *

IRAN WANTS SANCTIONS LIFTED IMMEDIATELY, BUT WESTERN STATES WANT TO STAGGER THEIR REMOVAL TO ENSURE TEHRAN ABIDES BY ITS COMMITMENTS *

DIPLOMATS AT THIS WKND'S TALKS IN VIENNA HAVE SUGGESTED MORE TIME MAY BE NEEDED TO REACH A DEAL *

IRAQI PM HAIDER AL-ABADI CALLING FOR MORE INTENSIVE AERIAL SUPPORT AND WEAPONS FOR FIGHTERS BATTLING ISIS IN ANBAR PROVINCE *

AL-ABADI ORDERED THE ADDL SUPPORT AFTER A MEETING WITH DELEGATES FROM THE ANBAR PROVINCIAL COUNCIL SAT *

ISIS HAS SEIZED A NUMBER OF CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS ANBAR PROVINCE, INCLUDING FALLUJAH *

THE TERROR ORG SEIZED ANOTHER SECTION OF PROVINCIAL CAPITAL RAMADI FRI, AND INTENSE CLASHES ARE GOING ON AS IRAQI FORCES TRY TO SECURE THE CITY *

AFGHANISTAN'S PARLIAMENT APPROVES A BILATERAL SECURITY AGREEMENT ALLOWING INTL TROOPS TO REMAIN IN THE COUNTRY PAST THE END OF THIS YEAR *

NEW AGREEMENT RATIFIED BY PARLIAMENT ALLOWS THE U.S. AND NATO TO KEEP A TOTAL OF 12,000 TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN NEXT YEAR TO SUPPORT LOCAL FORCES *

AGREEMENT COMES AFTER ADMIN OFFICIALS SAY PRES OBAMA APPROVED NEW GUIDELINES ALLOWING U.S. TROOPS TO ENGAGE TALIBAN FIGHTERS, NOT JUST AL QAEDA *

AFGHAN OFFICIALS SAY A SUICIDE BOMBER HAS KILLED AT LEAST 45 PEOPLE IN AN ATTACK ON A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE COUNTRY'S EAST *

OFFICIALS SAY THE ATTACK HAPPENED DURING AN INTER-DISTRICT TOURNAMENT ATTENDED BY A LARGE CROWD IN THE PAKTIKA PROVINCE BORDERING PAKISTAN SUN *

THE SUICIDE BOMBER WAS ON FOOT IN THE CROWD, AFGHAN AUTHORITIES SAY *

POPE FRANCIS CANONIZES SIX NEW SAINTS, INCLUDING A PRIEST AND A NUN FROM THE INDIAN STATE OF KERALA, IN A PACKED CEREMONY IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE *

5,000 PEOPLE TRAVELED FROM KERALA STATE FOR THE EVENT, WHICH WAS ALSO STREAMED LIVE ON SCREENS SET UP OUTSIDE CHURCHES IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF INDIA *

THE POPE OFFERED PRAYERS SUN FOR THE SAINTS, FOUR ITALIANS FROM VARIOUS REGIONS AND TWO INDIANS FROM THE SYRO-MALABAR CHURCH *

NEWEST INSTALLMENT OF "THE HUNGER GAMES" SETS THE HIGHEST DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE OPENING OF THE YEAR *

"MOCKINGJAY, PART 1" TOOK IN $123 MIL THIS WKND *

ANIMATED ADVENTURE "BIG HERO 6" MOVED INTO SECOND PLACE WITH $20.1 MIL, WHILE SPACE EPIC "INTERSTELLAR" CAME IN THIRD WITH $15.1 MIL *

WORKERS HAVE RECOVERED ALL OF THE WRECKAGE OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17 *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES MORE THAN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE PASSENGER JET WAS LIKELY SHOT DOWN OVER EASTERN UKRAINE, KILLING ALL 298 PEOPLE ON BOARD *

THE RECOVERED FRAGMENTS WERE LOADED ONTO A TRAIN AND SHIPPED TO THE UKRAINIAN GOVT-HELD CITY OF KHARKIV *

THE RECOVERY OP HAD BEEN DELAYED BECAUSE OF CONTINUED FIGHTING BETWEEN GOVT TROOPS AND SEPARATISTS *

CREWS ERECT BARRICADES AROUND THE BUILDING WHERE A GRAND JURY IS DECIDING WHETHER TO INDICT THE FERGUSON, MO, POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED UNARMED TEEN MICHAEL BROWN *

BARRICADES ARE ALSO UP IN THE SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT WHERE POLICE SET UP A MAKESHIFT COMMAND CENTER IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF BROWN'S DEATH IN AUG *

THE SHOOTING SPARKED WEEKS OF PROTESTS IN THE ST. LOUIS SUBURB *

SOURCES TELL FOX NEWS THE GRAND JURY WILL LIKELY RECONVENE MON *