U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Monday, April 27, 2015, in New York. Kerry and Zarif are both in New York to attend a United Nations conference on nuclear non-proliferation. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, Pool)

Senate takes up bill on congressional approval of Iran deal

The bill approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has gained the tacit approval of Obama, and proponents are trying to discourage any changes. They recognize that politically driven amendments could undermine Democratic support and sink the carefully crafted measure.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, is escorted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, left of Abe, commanding general of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

Trade is one of the top agenda items for Abe’s state visit to the U.S. as the two countries work toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that would further open vast Asian and Pacific rim markets to U.S. exports.

In this photo taken April 6, 2015 in Miami, shows Ty Rozier, as he flies a drove over an avocado grove.  Researchers from Florida International University and the University of Florida are using grant money to find disease-ridden avocado trees with drones and fungus-sniffing dogs. A deadly fungus spread by a beetle has the potential to decimate Florida’s avocado crop. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida’s avocado crop. The hashtag they have adopted for their mission: #savetheguac.

This undated self-portrait image released by Canadian student Karly Vedan, shows stretch marks along her stomach.  An Instagram campaign started months ago by moms Alex Elle, a writer, and Erika Layne Salazar, a photographer, dubbed Love Your Lines urges women to show off their stretch marks. (Karly Vedan via AP)

Love Your Lines: stretch marks go viral in support of women

With the promise of anonymity to all who want it, women from around the world are pouring out their seemingly sincerest joys, anxieties and despair over their marks, loose postpartum bellies and battle wounds from valiant fights against cancer.