By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. Interviewed at the White House, Obama moved to dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on Tuesday opposing the Iran deal, saying it was a distraction that would not be "permanently destructive" to U.S. Israeli ties. Talks between major powers and Iran to restrict Tehran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for an easing of sanctions have reached a critical stage ahead of an end of March deadline for a framework deal and a June 30 date for a final agreement.
By Steve Gorman and Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless skid-row robbery suspect who grabbed at an officer's gun during a scuffle as they tried to subdue him in a confrontation captured on video, police said on Monday. The man, known by the street name Africa, had been living for weeks in a tent outside the Union Rescue Mission building where Sunday's shooting occurred and had a history of violent, erratic behavior, the mission's director said. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck identified the man as a robbery suspect who fought with officers when they tried to take him into custody, then kept resisting as they tried to subdue him with a stun gun. Bystander video of the incident shows the man swinging his arms wildly at a group of policemen before he is knocked to the pavement, and four officers struggle to restrain him.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect sparred with federal prosecutors on Monday over how early in the trial they may discuss his older brother's role in the attack, suggesting the defendant's life may well hang on that question. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 15, 2013, attack as well as shooting dead a university police officer as he and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, prepared to flee the city three days later. Tamerlan died that night following a gunbattle with police but defense attorneys described him as the driving force behind the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. "The lead conspirator, the person who started all this and without whom the Boston Marathon bombing would never have occurred, the older brother, is dead ... That presents a problem for the government's request for the death penalty," defense attorney David Bruck told U.S. District Judge George O'Toole.
Learn how to create a caned chair seat with seasoned instructor Carl Stickney. the workshop fee is $48 for historical association members and $58 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Caning materials are included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, awl, paring knife, a few clothespins, rag and a small water container.
This workshop is 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 4th, 11th & 18th from 7-9pm.
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Get comfortable with your guitar! This overview class will go over how to hold your guitar, strings and tuning, picking, playing basic chords and chord changes, and reading notes. There may also be some time at the end for questions. A full handout will be provided. Sponsored by SLC Arts, held in Dance Studio,rm. 230 (second floor), 41 Elm St. (Old Snell Hall) Potsdam. 1:00 to 3:00pm. Cost for members $19/ non-members $24. For more information or to regiester online, visit www.slcartscouncil.org>Events and Classes. To register over the phone, please call 315-265-6860.
Students will be introduced to 1 and 2 point perspective, drawing cuboids, cylinders and cubes transparently in perspective. Basic measuring techniques will be taught. These concepts will be applied by drawing a simple still life with two or three objects transparently. Materials list will be provided. Sponsored by the SLC Arts, held in craft classroom 229, (second floor) 41 Elm St. (Old Snell Hall) Potsdam. Cost is Members $29 / Non-members $36. 1:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information or to register online, visit www.slcartscouncil.org> Events and Classes. To register over the phone, please call 315-265-6860.
Join us for a musical showcase featuring the best of North County talent, including TimeLine, Grass Transit, We Build Tomorrow, Kickin Country Cloggers and the Akins Family. It is a fundraiser event to support projects for local youth. Admission $7. Held at the Norwood-Norfolk HS Auditorium at 7pm.
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