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UN votes to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

If the government “shuts down” next Tuesday, your mail will still come. Doctors will see Medicare patients. NASA will keep talking to the astronauts circling Earth on the Space Station. In fact, the majority of government will remain on the job.

Obama speaks to Rouhani, says Iran deal possible

President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone Friday, the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years. The exchange could reflect a major step in resolving global concerns over Iran’s nuclear program.

Robber tries to shoot diner, gun jams

A would-be robber tried to shoot a startled diner at a McDonald’s in Fort Worth, but his gun jammed, police and witnesses said.

Girlfriend of Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez indicted

The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday, bringing to five the number of people facing charges in the case.

Wisconsin bridge closed, sagging more than 2 feet

The bridge that carries Interstate 43 over the Fox River in Green Bay will remain closed indefinitely after a concrete support pier settled by a little over 2 feet, state officials said Wednesday.

Boston subway riders rescue man on tracks

Three people waiting for a subway in Boston rescued a man who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.