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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling…

Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Together, Missouri’s eight Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash heading into the final few weeks before…

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

By TIM TALLEY and BRADY McCOMBS (OKLAHOMA CITY, AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that…

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

(CAPE CHARLES, Va., AP) — Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the…

Suspected Nazi guard’s death a blow to prosecutors

(PHILADELPHIA, AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs…

Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block

(COTATI, Calif., AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. The…

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV (GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state…

First Amendment fight won’t stop Arizona execution

(FLORENCE, Ariz., AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment…

2 farm laws facing federal court challenges

By DAVID PITT (DES MOINES, Iowa, AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from…

Biden: US won’t rest until VA problems fixed

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told veterans gathered in St. Louis on Monday that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department…