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  • US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's claim that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question. A State Department report released Tuesday says Russia is violating a treaty that bans the possession, production or...

  • Freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair refloated

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter hauling 23,000 tons of wheat has been refloated after running aground in a shipping channel of Lake St. Clair and is expected to head to Montreal. Lt. Commander Scott Smith says the 656-foot Federal Rideau is flagged in Hong Kong...

  • Roby slams Central Ala. VA scheduling manipulation

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama congresswoman said a new report is the strongest evidence yet that patient-scheduling manipulation was standard operating procedure at Veterans Affairs health care facilities in central Alabama. The Department of Veterans Affairs released data to...

  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. A federal jury sided with...

  • Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects...

  • Operator: Stranded boat was in restricted area

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A group of whale watchers expecting only an afternoon tour were forced instead to spend a long night at sea after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts, officials and passengers said Tuesday. Boston Harbor Cruises, which operates the whale watch,...

  • Coast Guard finds missing boaters off Texas shore

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has found a missing charter boat with four people aboard about 40 miles off the Texas coast. A Coast Guard air crew spotted the boat Tuesday morning in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say all four people are in good condition and have had food...

  • Fort Bragg soldier dies in pedestrian accident

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville police say a Fort Bragg soldier is dead after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross a local street. A statement from the Army post said 23-year-old Spec. Fernando Rodriguez of Brownsville, Texas, was attempting to cross Morganton Road...

  • Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago sued the agency on Tuesday, saying her son was playing basketball with his girlfriend and friends minutes before he was hit in the back by at least eight bullets....

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The Monitor of McAllen. July 21, 2014. Is Gov. Perry playing politics or being earnest about public safety? We are certain Gov. Rick Perry did not take lightly the enormous responsibility as the state's commander-in-chief when deciding to deploy the Texas National Guard to the border...

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