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Victor Morton

Articles by Victor Morton

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives for a news conference in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. The implementation of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in Iran, now freed from harsh international sanctions. On Sunday Rouhani presented parliament with a draft budget that plans for an economic windfall even as it reduces reliance on oil revenues. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Treasury slaps new sanctions on Iran over missile program

On the day after the U.S. and other nations removed most of the sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed a new, much smaller series of penalties on Iranian individuals and companies over Tehran's missile program. Published January 17, 2016

Bill Cosby arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. (Associated Press)

Bill Cosby seeks dismissal of sexual assault charges

Bill Cosby filed a motion Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges brought against him, saying they violate a 2005 civil-case agreement and are effectively a form of entrapment. Published January 11, 2016

An unmanned aerial vehicle's Predator Hellfire missile is shown on a simulator's virtual camera at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif., June 25, 2008. (Associated Press)

Missing U.S. Hellfire missile located in Cuba

One of the most advanced U.S. missiles was unintentionally shipped to Cuba in 2014, according to a report Thursday evening in the Wall Street Journal. Published January 7, 2016

South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's New Year speech at the Seoul Railway Station. (Associated Press)

North Korea says it has conducted successful hydrogen-bomb test

North Korea announced early Wednesday that it had conducted a hydrogen-bomb test, making the surprise proclamation just hours after an earthquake was detected in North Korea by multiple international seismic organizations. Published January 5, 2016

Andrew Cuomo: New York must shelter all homeless

In the latest political spat between the two top Democrats in New York state's local politics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered cities statewide to take homeless people indoors when the temperature drops below freezing. Published January 3, 2016