Florida

Astronauts venture out to string cable

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts over the coming week. NASA officials in Cape Canaveral consider this the most complicated cable-routing job in the 16-year history of the space station. The extensive rewiring is needed to prepare for the 2017 arrival of the first commercial spacecraft capable of transporting astronauts to the lab.

Texas

Riot renders prison 'uninhabitable'

As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility "uninhabitable," an official said. A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said talks continued Saturday for staff to "regain complete control" of Willacy County prison.

Switzerland

Progress seen in Iran nuclear talks

Top nuclear officials of Iran and the U.S. joined seven-nation talks in Geneva in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing in the way of a deal meant to curb Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief for Iran. It was the first time that Iranian Atomic Energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined the talks.

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