IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS EXTENDED UNTIL JULY AFTER NEGOTIATORS FAILED TO MEET TODAY'S DEADLINE *

TIMELINE FOR A DEAL HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO MARCH 1, WITH FINAL DETAILS TO BE WORKED OUT BY JULY 1 *

UK FOREIGN SECY SAYS NEGOTIATORS ARE STILL FAR APART ON URANIUM ENRICHMENT AND CENTRIFUGE LEVELS *

TALKS WILL RESUME IN DEC AND IN THE MEANTIME IRAN WILL RECEIVE ABOUT $700 MIL IN FROZEN ASSETS *

DEFENSE SECY CHUCK HAGEL STEPS DOWN UNDER PRESSURE FOLLOWING A ROCKY TENURE AND DEMOCRATIC DEFEATS IN MIDTERM ELECTIONS *

PRES OBAMA SAYS HAGEL WILL STAY IN PLACE AT THE PENTAGON UNTIL A SUCCESSOR IS CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE *

THE PRES PRAISED HAGEL AS "AN EXEMPLARY DEFENSE SECRETARY" AND STEADY HAND FOR STRATEGY AND BUDGET *

HAGEL SAYS HE'S "IMMENSELY PROUD" OF WHAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED DURING HIS 21-MONTH TENURE, WHICH SAW THE WIND-DOWN OF WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AS WELL AS THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE TERROR GROUP IN IRAQ AND SYRIA *

SOURCE TELLS FOX NEWS THAT THE PRES HAD BEEN DISSATISFIED WITH HAGEL AND WAS LOOKING TO SHAKE UP HIS CABINET FOLLOWING MIDTERM ELECTIONS *

PA COLLEGE PRES RESIGNS AFTER REMARKS ABOUT WOMEN AND SEXUAL ASSAULT *

LINCOLN UNIV PRES ROBERT JENNINGS APOLOGIZED EARLIER FOR HIS COMMENTS AT AN ALL-WOMEN'S CONVOCATION IN SEPT ABOUT HOW FALSE RAPE ALLEGATIONS CAN RUIN A YOUNG MAN'S LIFE *

PORTIONS OF THE REMARKS WERE POSTED ONLINE AND SOME PARENTS CRITICIZED THEM AS APPEARING TO BLAME WOMEN FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT *

TURKISH PRES SAYS WOMEN AND MEN NOT ON "EQUAL FOOTING," CLAIMING FEMINISTS WON'T "ACCEPT MOTHERHOOD" *

COMMENTS BY PRES RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN HAVE ANGERED WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, WHO SAY THEY'RE IN VIOLATION OF TURKEY'S CONSTITUTION AND WON'T HELP EFFORTS TO STEM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN TURKEY *

ERDOGAN RAISED EYEBROWS THIS MONTH BY DECLARING THAT MUSLIMS HAD DISCOVERED THE AMERICAS BEFORE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS *

ISRAEL'S PM VOWS TO PASS CONTROVERSIAL NATIONALITY LAW *

BILL FORMALLY IDENTIFIES ISRAEL AS THE NATION STATE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE *

BUT ELEMENTS OF THE PROPOSAL HAVE RAISED CONCERNS THE LAW WOULD ALIENATE ISRAEL'S ARAB MINORITY *

CLEVELAND POLICE SAY AN OFFICER WAS LESS THAN 10 FT AWAY WHEN HE FATALLY SHOT A 12-YR-OLD BOY WHO HAD A PELLET GUN *

DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF SAYS A SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF SAT'S SHOOTING MAKES WHAT HAPPENED "VERY CLEAR" *

AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY AND BOTH OFFICERS INVOLVED HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE *

MEANWHILE, ISRAELI POLICE SAY A JEWISH MAN HAS BEEN STABBED BY AN ARAB ASSAILANT OUTSIDE THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM, IN AN INCIDENT BEING TREATED AS A TERRORIST ATTACK *

ELEVEN ISRAELIS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN PALESTINIAN ATTACKS OVER THE PAST MONTH, INCLUDING FIVE PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED IN AN ASSAULT ON A JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUE LAST WEEK *

HOME SECY THERESA MAY SAYS BRITAIN IS FACING ITS GREATEST-EVER THREAT FROM TERRORISM *

SHE SAYS THE ADVANCE OF ISIS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ HAS GIVEN WOULD-BE TERRORISTS IN THE UK "ENERGY AND A RENEWED SENSE OF PURPOSE" AND THAT THE THREAT TO BRITAIN IS MORE SERIOUS "THAN AT ANY TIME BEFORE OR SINCE 9/11" *

MAY MADE THE REMARKS AS SHE ANNOUNCED A NEW COUNTERTERRORISM BILL THAT WILL BE INTRODUCED IN PARLIAMENT ON WED *

FORCES LOYAL TO LIBYA'S GOVT SEIZE A WESTERN MOUNTAIN TOWN FROM RIVAL ISLAMIST MILITIAS *

FIGHTING IS PART OF AN ONGOING POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN LIBYA'S ELECTED GOVT, WHICH WAS FORCED TO LEAVE TRIPOLI, AND A RIVAL ALLIANCE OF ISLAMISTS AND MILITIAS FROM THE CITY OF MISRATA *

MEANWHILE, WARPLANES BOMBED TRIPOLI'S ONLY FUNCTIONING AIRPORT IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT BY GOVT-ALLIED FORCES TO RETAKE THE CAPITAL FROM ISLAMISTS *

POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH EGYPTIAN PRES ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI AT THE VATICAN, AS AL-SISI MAKES HIS FIRST VISIT TO EUROPE SINCE TAKING OFFICE *

VATICAN SAYS THE POPE EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR DIALOGUE AND NEGOTIATIONS TO END REGIONAL CONFLICTS *

AL-SISI IS EXPECTED TO ALSO MEET WITH ITALIAN PM MATTEO RENZI TODAY AND WITH ITALIAN AND EGYPTIAN ENTREPRENEURS ON TUES BEFORE HEADING TO PARIS *

MUSLIM CLERICS MEET IN IRAN AND VOW TO FIGHT TERRORISTS LIKE ISIS AND OTHER GROUPS THROUGH MOSQUES AND ISLAMIC TEACHING CENTERS *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AT THE END OF A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE OF SUNNI AND SHIITE CLERICS IN IRAN'S HOLY CITY OF QOM *

MOSTLY SHIITE IRAN HAS BEEN HELPING FIGHT ISIS IN IRAQ, WHILE A U.S.-LED COALITION HAS BEEN BOMBING IT FROM THE AIR...SUNNI ISIS VIEWS SHIITES AS APOSTATES WHO DESERVE DEATH *

ISIS-LINKED MILITANTS WERE BEHIND A SURPRISE ATTACK THAT KILLED SEVEN IN EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA THIS MONTH, SAUDI OFFICIAL SAYS *

A SAUDI INTERIOR MIN SPOX SAYS A 77-PERSON TERROR CELL HELPED WITH FINANCING, PLANNING AND CARRYING OUT THE NOV 3 ATTACK THAT KILLED SEVEN AND WOUNDED 13 *

NOT LONG AFTER THE ATTACK, AN AUDIO RECORDING EMERGED OF ISIS CHIEF ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI PURPORTEDLY CALLING ON SUPPORTERS TO LAUNCH ATTACKS INSIDE SAUDI ARABIA *

DEMS NARROW LIST OF CONTENDERS FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL CONVENTION TO THREE CITIES *

THE DNC SAYS THE PARTY'S NEXT PRES CANDIDATE WILL BE NOMINATED IN NYC, PHILADELPHIA OR COLUMBUS, OH *

CONVENTION BIDS MADE BY BIRMINGHAM, AL AND PHOENIX WERE ELIMINATED...AN ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXPECTED IN EARLY 2015 *

GRAND JURY DECIDING WHETHER TO INDICT A WHITE FERGUSON, MO POLICE OFFICER FOR FATALLY SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK MAN HAS REACHED A VERDICT, ACCORDING TO REPORTS *

A SPOX FOR ATTY BENJAMIN CRUMP, WHO IS REPRESENTING THE FAMILY OF 18-YR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN, SAYS THE DECISION WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOMETIME AFTER 5 PM, ST. LOUIS TIME *

PRES OBAMA AWARDS HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR TO 19 ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, PUBLIC SERVANTS AND OTHERS *

THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM IS RESERVED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE "MERITORIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS" TO U.S. SECURITY, WORLD PEACE OR CULTURAL ENDEAVORS *

THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS INCLUDE ACTRESS MERYL STREEP, SINGER-SONGWRITER STEVIE WONDER AND THE LONGEST-SERVING MEMBER OF CONGRESS REP JOHN DINGELL (D-MI) *

IN RETALIATION, ISRAEL HAS BEEN DEMOLISHING HOMES BELONGING TO FAMILIES OF THE ATTACKERS *