Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held intense talks to secure a nuclear deal ahead of a looming deadline. The Geneva talks between Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the run-up to the June 30 deadline come amid heightened diplomatic moves to try to end a 12-year standoff and put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach. Kerry and Zarif huddled for six hours in a leading hotel with their delegations and top European Union official Helga Schmid before ending the discussions.
Australian Steven Bowditch and Americans Jon Curran and Jimmy Walker remained level for the lead after Saturday's completion of the second round at the rain-soaked US PGA Byron Nelson tournament. All three were safely in the clubhouse when darkness fell Friday with 33 players still on the course after heavy rain had delayed the start of round two by three hours. Americans Tony Finau and Joe Affrunti, who were the closest players to the lead on the course when play was halted, each moved within a stroke of the lead on Saturday.