US accuses Russia of violating 1987 weapons treaty, doesn't offer details of allegation

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:25
FILE - Int this Dec. 8, 1987, file photo, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, shakes hands with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev after the two leaders signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to eliminate intermediate-range missiles during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington. In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on July 28, 2014, of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach…
Washington state pols weigh controversial 'In God We Trust' plaque - Unpublished 1860 letter by Abraham Lincoln shows 'nervous' side
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:01
Should “In God We Trust” adorn the chambers of Washington state’s Pierce County Council? That’s the apparently controversial question facing councilmembers on Tuesday, a day after a council committee decided to bring the proposal to a vote of the full seven-member council, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Councilman Jim McCune, the Republican sponsor of the measure, said the national motto is inspiring and patriotic — and he’s unclear why the proposal has created such controversy.
Obama strikes at Russia's economy in new sanctions push over Ukraine
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:01
President Obama on Tuesday announced a new round of U.S. sanctions on Russia's energy, finance and arms sectors, in a bid to use Russia's economy as leverage to compel Moscow to stop fueling the deadly conflict in Ukraine. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "Russia is once again isolating itself from the international community," Obama said, claiming that the U.S.
Twitter's active users increase 24 percent to 271 million
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:49
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s monthly active users rose 24 percent to 271 million in the second quarter, as the online messaging service struggles to accelerate its pace of growth. On Tuesday, Twitter reported a 124 percent jump in quarterly revenue to $312 million, beating Wall Street’s expectation for $283.1 million. (Reporting by Edwin Chan; Editing by Leslie Adler) (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2014. Click For Restrictions Share this: TwitterFacebookGoogle
US and EU expand sanctions on Russia
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:46
29 July 2014Last updated at 21:44 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint President Obama said "the costs on Russia will continue to grow" if President Putin stays on the same path Continue reading the main story MH17 crashWhere are investigators?Key playersDutch ceremonyForensic challenge US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia, saying they will make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
It was only a sprinkle, but it counts: Southwestern Pennsylvania town gets wet on Rain Day
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:25
WAYNESBURG, Pa. – It's just a sprinkle, but it counts enough for people in a southwestern Pennsylvania town to celebrate Rain Day. The Washington Observer-Reporter says (http://bit.ly/1mZKwUP ) the brief precipitation in Waynesburg makes for the 114th time in 141 years rain has fallen in the town on July 29. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The town's street festival includes the crowning of a Miss Rain Day. The newspaper says the rain was reported by the mayor and…
Pesky 80-pound pig that attacked woman, scared children on Maine walking trail captured
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:25
OAKLAND, Maine – An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed. Officials in Oakland closed the trail after the runaway pig scared two children walking on it between Messalonskee middle and high schools and then chased a high school student and attacked a woman. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1poZmbE ) reports the 4-month-old black and white pig's freedom came…
TODD STARNES US troops told not to eat, drink in front of Muslims
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:00
Ammar al-Hakim, right, the leader of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq, take part in the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) Do not eat or drink in front of Muslims, and learn more about their religion. That’s the directive that has gone out to active duty military personnel at the Uniformed Services University…
SYMBOLIC STRIKES Israel hits Hamas leader's home, Gaza power station
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:00
July 29, 2014: Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.AP GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and…
THE PERSONAL TOUCH: White House aide sought breaks for health insurers
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:00
White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 16, 2014.Reuters Newly released emails show a key White House adviser intervened on behalf of the health insurance industry after an executive repeatedly warned that massive premium hikes were coming unless the administration expanded an ObamaCare program that Republicans call an industry "bailout." The insurance industry ultimately got a more "generous" offer from the administration…

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