DIPLOMATS FROM IRAN AND SIX WORLD POWERS SAY THERE'S CHANCE OF SUCCESS BY TUES DEADLINE FOR PRELIM AGREEMENT ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM *

IRAN IS SAID TO BE CONSIDERING DEMANDS FOR FURTHER CUTS TO ITS URANIUM ENRICHMENT PROGRAM BUT IS PUSHING BACK ON HOW LONG IT MUST LIMIT TECHNOLOGY IT COULD USE TO MAKE ATOMIC WEAPONS *

OFFICIALS SAY IRAN HAS TENTATIVELY ACCEPTED LIMITS ON MACHINES IT COULD USE TO ENRICH URANIUM AND AGREED TO SHIP OUT ALL ENRICHED URANIUM IT PRODUCES TO RUSSIA *

ISSUES REMAIN ON LENGTH OF ANY RESTRICTIONS ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM, MONITORING TEHRAN'S COMPLIANCE AND OTHER TERMS *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS BY ACCEPTING RESTRICTIONS, IRANIANS WOULD "LIVE UP TO THEIR RHETORIC THAT THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO ACQUIRE A NUCLEAR WEAPON" *

ISRAELI PRIME MIN BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARNS IRAN IS TRYING TO "CONQUER THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST" *

COMMENTS COME AS THE WEST APPEARS CLOSE TO SIGNING PENDING NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN *

NETANYAHU SAYS HE HAS "DEEP CONCERN" OVER PENDING DEAL *

NETANYAHU HAS BEEN FIERCE CRITIC OF U.S.-LED EFFORTS TO REACH DEAL WITH IRAN AND HAS PUBLICLY CLASHED WITH OBAMA ADMIN OVER ISSUE *

ARAB LEADERS SAY SAUDI-LED AIRSTRIKES AGAINST SHIITE HOUTHI REBELS IN YEMEN WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THEY "WITHDRAW AND SURRENDER THEIR WEAPONS" *

ARAB LEAGUE LEADERS ALSO AGREED IN PRINCIPLE SUN TO FORM JOINT MILITARY FORCE *

ARAB LEAGUE CHIEF NABIL ELARABY SAYS ARAB NATIONS HAVE BEEN VICTIM OF "MEDDLING BY SOME NEIGHBORS," INCLUDING ISRAEL, TURKEY AND IRAN *

RESULTS EXPECTED MON IN NIGERIA'S PRES ELECTION *

14 CANDIDATES WERE ON BALLOT, BUT TWO FRONT RUNNERS ARE INCUMBENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND COUNTRY'S FORMER MILITARY DICTATOR, MUHAMMADU BUHARI *

SAT'S VOTE WAS MARRED BY VIOLENCE IN SOME PLACES, TECHNICAL GLITCHES AND ALLEGATIONS OF VOTING IRREGULARITIES *

TUNISIAN SECURITY FORCES KILL "OPERATIONAL CHIEF" OF MUSEUM ATTACK THIS MONTH THAT KILLED 22 PEOPLE, MOSTLY FOREIGN TOURISTS *

TUNISIAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE DECIMATED LEADERSHIP OF OKBA IGNOU NAFAA BRIGADE, A TUNISIAN JIHADI GROUP LINKED TO AL QAEDA'S NORTH AFRICAN BRANCH *

TUNISIA'S INTERIOR MIN HAS PROCLAIMED "BEGINNING OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM" IN TUNISIA AND REVEALED COUNTRY HAS ACQUIRED NEW EQUIPMENT, "INCLUDING DRONES" *

ISIS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR NATL BARDO MUSEUM ATTACK IN TUNIS, THOUGH IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT TIES OKBA IGNOU NAFAA BRIGADE MAY HAVE WITH TERROR ORG *

NYC EMERGENCY WORKERS FIND TWO BODIES IN RUBBLE LEFT BY APPARENT GAS EXPLOSION THURS IN MANHATTAN'S EAST VILLAGE *

CREWS HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR SIGNS OF TWO MEN BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN IN SUSHI RESTAURANT IN GROUND FLOOR OF BUILDING AT TIME OF EXPLOSION *

BLAST LEVELED THREE APARTMENT BUILDINGS *

SYRIANS FLEEING NORTHWESTERN SYRIAN TOWN OF IDLIB A DAY AFTER AL QAEDA-LINKED NUSRA FRONT CAPTURED CITY FROM SYRIAN TROOPS *

IDLIB IS SECOND SYRIAN PROVINCIAL CAPITAL TO FALL TO OPPOSITION, JOINING RAQQA, WHICH HAS BECOME ISIS STRONGHOLD *

WITH IDLIB'S CAPTURE, EXTREMIST GROUPS NOW CONTROL ABOUT HALF OF SYRIA *

2015 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR SET *

KENTUCKY VS. WISCONSIN, A MATCHUP OF TWO NO. 1 SEEDS, IS A REPLAY OF LAST YEAR'S SEMIFINAL WON BY KENTUCKY 74-73 *

NO. 7 SEED MICHIGAN STATE WILL FACE NO. 1 SEED DUKE, A FOUR-TIME NATL CHAMPION LED BY COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, WHO IS IN HIS 12TH FINAL FOUR *

IT'S THE FIFTH TIME AT LEAST THREE NO. 1 SEEDS REACHED THE FINAL FOUR, WHICH TAKES PLACE SAT IN INDIANAPOLIS *

MAG-7.7 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES SOUTH PACIFIC NATION OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PROMPTING TSUNAMI WARNING FOR SOME COASTLINES IN THE PACIFIC *

EPICENTER WAS LOCATED ABOUT 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE TOWN OF KOKOPO IN NORTHEASTERN PAPUA NEW GUINEA *

EARTHQUAKES ARE COMMON IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA, WHICH LIES ON THE "RING OF FIRE," AN ARC OF EARTHQUAKE AND VOLCANIC ACTIVITY THAT STRETCHES AROUND THE PACIFIC RIM *

AUSTRALIA MANDATES AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE REMAIN IN COCKPITS OF LARGER DOMESTIC AND INTL AIRLINERS FOLLOWING GERMANWINGS CRASH LAST WEEK *

AUSTRALIA HAD PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED A PILOT TO BE ALONE ON THE FLIGHT DECK *

SECURITY MEASURE FOLLOWS EVIDENCE THE GERMANWINGS FLIGHT 9525 CO-PILOT PURPOSELY CRASHED THE PLANE INTO THE FRENCH ALPS *

COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER SHOWS THE PILOT HAD BEEN LOCKED OUT OF THE COCKPIT BY 27-YR-OLD ANDREAS LUBITZ WHEN THE AIRBUS CRASHED, KILLING ALL 150 ON BOARD *