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Following an around-the-clock rescue effort at the site of a collapsed
A former Iranian vice president and chief-of-staff of hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested on Saturday, the website of the Tehran prosecutor said. Esfandiar "Rahim Mashaie was arrested and is in detention," it said, without specifying the reason why he was held. Mashaie served as first vice president in 2009 at the start of Ahmadinejad's contested second term in office.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments related to the war in Syria (all times local):
Two firefighters from New York City were killed when a helicopter crashed in Iraq, killing everyone on board.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California couple who pleaded not guilty to child abuse after authorities found them housing their three children in a makeshift desert shack was freed from jail Tuesday.
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain how an agency contract was awarded last year to the business associate of a member of his personal security detail. In a letter to Pruitt, Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee raised concerns that the security detail member, Pasquale Perrotta, may have exercised improper influence in the awarding of the contract. Perrotta is also a principal at Sequoia Security Group.
The White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated federal law on at least two occasions last year by "advocating for and against candidates" from her official position as counselor to the US president, according to a federal watchdog. The determination was made by the US Office of Special Counsel on Tuesday, and relates to comments Conway made during the Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones to fill the seat vacated by the attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
KIRKWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a mother and child killed after huge block of snow falls from roof of Northern California condo (all times local):
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian military cargo plane crashed as it was descending to land at an air base in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 39 people onboard, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Graham died at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, according to Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Graham became the de facto White House chaplain to several U.S. presidents, most famously Richard Nixon. Graham found himself at times in controversy over his disapproving stand on gay rights, as well as a over a secretly recorded conversation with Nixon in which the cleric complained that Jews had too much influence on the U.S. media.
More than 20 faculty members and teachers at an Arkansas school have served as armed, private security guards for five years.
A video gone viral features a New York gun owner who cuts up his AR-15 military-style assault rifle because it's time to make a change.