Nuclear talks enter critical phase as Israel warns against a deal that leaves Iran with the capability to develop nuclear weapons.
In a survey of nearly 3,000 Americans, Obama was viewed as being more dangerous to the U.S. than the leaders of Russia and Syria.
The new rule requires a flight attendant to be present whenever the pilot or co-pilot leaves the cockpit.
The force is likely to consist of 40,000 highly trained troops, and would be supported by fighter jets, naval vessels and mobile armor.
Along with education reforms, the budget agreement also includes stringent disclosure laws for legislators with outside income.
Syrian President Bashar Assad says he will not discuss leaving office with anyone, that it's an issue solely of concern to the Syrian people.
A major petroleum supplier says its tankers are traveling safely in waters near the Horn of Africa.