News on the Go: Nov. 24, 2013

Carrie Blazina

Iran and six world powers reached a preliminary deal late Saturday that President Barack Obama said was an “important first step” to preventing Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon. Iran agreed to a six-month deal to halt progress on parts of its nuclear program in exchange for $7 billion in relief from United States economic sanctions. The Associated Press also revealed late Saturday that U.S. diplomats met secretly with Iranian officials at least five times since March about the deal. read full story

A large winter storm that had already killed eight people in several fatal traffic accidents as of Sunday in the West moved on to the Southwest on Sunday and canceled hundreds of flights. Weather officials plan for the storm to head south and east and affect Thanksgiving travel Tuesday and Wednesday. Regions have been hit with rain, sleet, snow, ice and mixed conditions, and the storm has caused rising rivers and hundreds of traffic accidents so far.

The Vatican on Sunday publicly displayed for the first time bone fragments the church says belong to St. Peter, the first pope. The nine pieces of bone were first discovered in 1968 under St. Peter’s Basilica, but there is no DNA evidence to conclusively prove whose bones they are. A top Vatican official said last week that it would not matter whether the bones could be identified because Christians have accepted the relics’ authenticity on faith for thousands of years. read full story

The Cleveland Browns lost Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-11 in a rivalry game that established the Steelers’ chances at playoff contention after a terrible start. Browns quarterback Jason Campbell left the game in the third quarter because of a concussion after being struck in the head by Steelers cornerback William Gay. A bright spot for Cleveland in the lopsided loss was wide receiver Josh Gordon, who tied a team record with 14 receptions and set a team record with 237 yards.

All information from the Associated Press

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