LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

Emergency personnel work at the site of a collision between and Expo Line commuter train and a vehicle near downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Firefighters say nearly two dozen people suffered injuries, mostly minor. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan) MANDATORY CREDIT: LOS ANGELES TIMES, IRFAN KHAN; NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train’s operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, center, takes a walk prior to meetings at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday March 28, 2015. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the foreign ministers of France and Germany joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Iran's top diplomat ahead of a looming end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program grew frantic Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

Yemen’s president calls Shiite rebels ‘puppets of Iran’

Buildings at the Jabal al-Hadid military camp burn as smoke rises in Aden, Yemen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Yemeni military officials said an explosion rocked the camp that houses a weapons depot and had been taken by security forces loyal to ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, killing and wounding several people. (AP Photo/Yassir Hassan)

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen’s embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

In this image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, March 28, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, a fighter from Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front holds his group flag as he stands in front of the governor building in Idlib province, north Syria. Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods in the center of the city in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad's government, opposition activists and the group said. (AP Photo/Nusra Front on Twitter)

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida’s branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

In this two photo combination picture, the Eiffel Tower with its usual lighting at left, and after the lighting was switched off at right, at the occasion of the Earth Hour, in Paris, France, Saturday March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

People displaced following attacks by Islamist militants lineup for accreditation before casting their votes, in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls Saturday in presidential elections which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history.

Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

Somali soldiers take position after a bomb that was detonated at the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotel. Friday, March, 27, 2015, A Somali police official says a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says gunfire could be heard inside the Maka-Mukarramah Hotel, but it was not clear if any gunmen had managed to penetrate the hotel's gate( AP P hoto/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers.

Shots fired, 7 injured at Florida spring break party

This Saturday, March 28, 2015 photo shows a rental home, foreground, along Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla. where seven people were injured in an early morning shooting during a house party. (AP Photo/News Herald, Heather Leiphart) MANDATORY CREDIT: NEWS HERALD, HEATHER LEIPHART

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said.

Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

This undated photo released by the Boston Police Department's official Twitter account Saturday, March 28, 2015, shows Officer John Moynihan, 34, who was shot in the face during a traffic stop Friday night that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker. Moynihan was struck just below his right eye and was listed in critical condition Saturday as the bullet remained lodged below his right ear. A decorated veteran, Moynihan served in Iraq in 2006-2007 and was honored at the White House in May 2014 for being one of the first responders in Watertown, Mass., following the April 2013 gun battle with the Boston Marathon bombers. (AP Photo/Boston Police Department)

BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city’s police commissioner said.

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