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Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

Iran nuclear talks extended until November after negotiators fail to meet July deal deadline
George Jahn, The Associated Press

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities by Tehran that could be used to make nuclear arms.

How Kindle Unlimited compares with Scribd, Oyster

How Amazon's Kindle Unlimited e-book service compares with rivals Scribd, Oyster
The Associated Press

Amazon is the latest — and largest — company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster.

PRICE: Kindle costs $9.99 a month, while Oyster costs $9.95 and Scribd $8.99. All three offer the first month free.

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Seeking who shot down Malaysian plane, leaders demand credible investigation in Ukraine
Peter Leonard And Dmitry Lovetsky, The Associated Press

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine - World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, the U.S. pointed blame at the separatists, saying Washington believes the jetliner carrying 298 people, including 80 children, likely was downed by an SA-11 missile, and "we cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel."

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Seeking who shot down Malaysian plane, leaders demand credible investigation in Ukraine
Peter Leonard And Dmitry Lovetsky, The Associated Press

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine - World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

'Treme' actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy's

'Treme' actor Rob Brown settling shopper-profiling suit; Macy's says it welcomes all customers
Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A black actor who accused Macy's of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big retailers treat minority customers.

Rob Brown's case has been settled in principle, Macy's Inc. and Brown's lawyer Douglas Widgor said Friday. A federal judge also indicated in a filing Wednesday an agreement was in the works.

Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

Israel presses forth in Gaza ground operation and prepares to "significantly" expand campaign
Ibrahim Barzak And Aron Heller, The Associated Press

GAZA, Palestine - Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign.

The assault raised risks of a bloodier conflict amid escalating Palestinian civilian casualties and the first Israeli military death — and brought questions of how far Israel will go to cripple Gaza's Hamas rulers.

CNN reassigns reporter after 'scum' tweet

CNN pulls reporter from Gaza after angry reaction to 'scum' tweet
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - CNN has pulled reporter Diana Magnay out of the Middle East after she referred to a group of Israelis who had allegedly threatened her while reporting on Gaza as "scum" in a tweet.

Magnay was reporting live on the air as a group watched the Israeli bombardment of Gaza around her. After the report was over, she wrote on Twitter: "Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to 'destroy our car if I say a word wrong.' Scum."

New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

New Toyota minivan lets parents use built-in microphone to scream at unruly kids in back seats
Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

DETROIT - Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids.

The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak." It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats.

Toyota says it added Easy Speak "so parents don't have to shout to passengers in the back." But chances are many parents will yell into the microphone anyway.

And the feature only works one way, so the kids can't talk back. At least not with amplified voices.

Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Review: New Amazon service offers unlimited e-books, but pricey given limited selection
Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon's new "unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you'll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted.

It turns out that the library of 600,000 is bit like a small bookstore with a few current titles such as "The Hunger Games," attached to a block-sized bargain bin of obscure stuff mixed with "Robinson Crusoe" and other classics that are in the public domain and available for free online anyway.

Sandusky relatives voice support after interview

Jerry Sandusky's family supports him after adopted son makes abuse claims in TV interview
The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Other members of Jerry Sandusky's family say they're standing by him after one of his adopted sons described to Oprah Winfrey allegations of sexual abuse by the former Penn State assistant football coach.

The family released a statement on Friday saying none of them ever saw abuse or any indication of inappropriate activity.

Matthew Sandusky said in Thursday's broadcast that his adopted father subjected him to a range of sexual abuse, including oral sex.

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