MOSCOW | The Latest: Russian dismisses US claim of treaty violations

MOSCOW  — The latest on President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Russia is calling U.S. accusations that it isn’t complying with a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty “groundless” and says its claims of U.S. violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty are … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russian dismisses US claim of treaty violations

SAN FRANCISCO | CORRECTS: Judge upholds verdict saying Monsanto’s weed killer caused worker’s cancer, but cuts $289 mil award to $78 mil

SAN FRANCISCO — CORRECTS: Judge upholds verdict saying Monsanto‘s weed killer caused worker’s cancer, but cuts $289 mil award to $78 mil. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say that original award was $289 million, not $287 million) By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | ‘Mavericks needed’: McCain Institute wades into election

WASHINGTON  — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is calling for “mavericks” like him to vote in the Nov. 6 election and focus on human rights around the world. The McCain Institute for International Leadership, led by his widow, Cindy, is launching a nonpartisan ad campaign Tuesday designed to spread that message, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Mavericks needed’: McCain Institute wades into election

West Virginia News: Huntington Man, Jonathan Forest Johnson Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who was arrested after a drug and gun investigation earlier this year pled guilty today to multiple federal charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Jonathan Forest Johnson, 31, entered guilty pleas to distribution of methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime before United … Continue reading West Virginia News: Huntington Man, Jonathan Forest Johnson Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Kevin Leondi, Former U.S. Army Employee At Picatinny Arsenal Admits Receiving Bribes And Directing Kickbacks

NEWARK, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man admitted today that he abused his position as an employee of the U.S. Army Contracting Command New Jersey (ACC-NJ) in connection with his role in two conspiracies in construction projects at Picatinny Arsenal (PICA) and at Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst (Ft. Dix), U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kevin Leondi, … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Kevin Leondi, Former U.S. Army Employee At Picatinny Arsenal Admits Receiving Bribes And Directing Kickbacks

Alaska News: Wasilla Man, Timothy Carrol Smith Sentenced for Embezzling Approximately $80k from Labor Union in Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Wasilla man has been sentenced in federal court for embezzling approximately $80,000, over the course of nearly five years, from the Alaska Chapter of the Association of Civilian Technicians labor union. Timothy Carrol Smith, 49, of Wasilla, was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, by … Continue reading Alaska News: Wasilla Man, Timothy Carrol Smith Sentenced for Embezzling Approximately $80k from Labor Union in Alaska

HOUSTON | Trump projects midterm optimism while stumping for Sen. Cruz

HOUSTON — President Donald Trump projected midterm optimism in Texas on Monday, saying the “blue wave is being dissipated a little.” Trump spoke before a massive crowd in Houston on behalf of his former foe Sen. Ted Cruz, who faces a strong challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke. When the two competed in the 2016 … Continue reading HOUSTON | Trump projects midterm optimism while stumping for Sen. Cruz

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With UN Special Envoy for Syria

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and discussed the Special Envoy’s progress on convening a constitutional committee. The Secretary thanked de Mistura for his efforts in de-escalating the military conflict and re-invigorating the political peace process. … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With UN Special Envoy for Syria