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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators will introduce legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran as soon as this week, Senate aides said on Wednesday, despite the Obama administration's insistence that such a measure would violate terms of an interim agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear program. Iran's foreign minister has also said a new sanctions law would kill the agreement. In the interim agreement, Tehran agreed to limit uranium enrichment in return for an easing of international sanctions. Robert Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Republican Senator Mark Kirk are finishing legislation that would target Iran's remaining oil exports and foreign exchange and seek to limit President Barack Obama's ability to waive sanctions.
Major League Baseball's rules committee has approved a ban on home plate collisions in a bid to improve player safety. The change, announced at MLB's winter meetings in Orlando, Florida, could take effect as early as next season if the Major League Players Association approves it. Otherwise, MLB can unilaterally enforce the change in 2015. MLB vice president of baseball operations and New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said several issues had prompted the change.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 60-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting his dementia-stricken wife Wednesday and then walking into a convalescent home and killing his sister as she lay in a vegetative state, in what Los Angeles police describe as "apparent mercy killings."