Saeed Abedini, an American pastor freed this month from an Iranian prison as part of a U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap, will be reunited with his wife and children on Monday at a Christian center in the North Carolina mountains. The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, founded by the famed evangelical minister and his family, said Abedini wanted time to adjust and reconnect with his family after more than three years of imprisonment in Iran. Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, also told Reuters last week the couple would work on their marriage.
East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. For many, the weekend extended into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Elsewhere, thousands in North Carolina remained without electricity.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant said on Monday that plans for a possible initial public offering are not being driven by a need for cash amid a global slump in oil prices, but instead signal a desire for greater openness to outside investors.
A Chinese national sought by the United States on suspicion of murdering two nephews in Los Angeles told a Hong Kong court on Monday that he would surrender to U.S. authorities. Deyun Shi is suspected of having killed two of his teenage nephews, aged 14 and 15, at a home in Arcadia, a city in Los Angeles county. The victims were found on Friday and Shi was arrested on Saturday at Hong Kong airport.