MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin used a meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, April 12, to give his views on why U.S.-Russian relations had reached such a low point, a Kremlin spokesman said. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told a conference call with reporters on Thursday, April 13, that the tone of the meeting had been "fairly constructive." He said the Russian hope was that Putin's message would be passed on to U.S. President Donald Trump.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow's ally for its suspected use of poison gas.
A Wisconsin man suspected of stealing over a dozen weapons from a gun shop and threatening the government in a manifesto he mailed to U.S. President Donald Trump is facing multiple charges in relation to the robbery, according to court documents. Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was charged with armed burglary, felony theft and possession of burglary tools, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Rock County Wisconsin Circuit Court in Janesville, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS — The city of St. Louis and other regional groups on Wednesday, April 12 filed a lawsuit against the National Football League and all its teams and owners, seeking more than $1 billion in damages and claiming the league violated its relocation guidelines when it allowed the Rams to leave the Midwest city. The city, St. Louis County and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, in a lawsuit filed in Circuit Court of St. Louis City, is seeking damages totaling more than $1 billion for the move by the Rams to Los Angeles last year.
CHUKUT KUK, Arizona - The impacts of climate change stretch from the loss of polar bear habitat to African crop failures to threatening a seasonal festival among Native Americans that they believe is critical to keep the world in balance. The traditional calendar of the Tohono O'odham nation, whose reservation straddles the U.S.-Mexican border, starts with the summer solstice. The ensuing months follow the pace of nature.
CHICAGO - Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market.
NEW YORK - Oil futures turned negative on Wednesday, pulling back after eight straight sessions of gains after U.S. crude inventory data suggested that the market was still heavily supplied. Traders focused on preliminary U.S. production estimates included in the weekly EIA report that suggest domestic output is continuing to climb. The report also showed stockpiles at the U.S. crude hub at Cushing, Oklahoma rose 276,000 barrels in the week.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has started a meeting in the Kremlin with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Moscow said on Wednesday, citing Kremlin officials. The Kremlin had previously declined to confirm that such a meeting would take place duringTillerson's visit, reflecting tensions over a U.S. missile strike on Syria, a staunch Russian ally, last week.
MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow's ally for its suspected use of poison gas.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Relatives of a school teacher shot dead by her husband in a San Bernardino, California, classroom have told investigators the slaying capped a brief, turbulent marriage and breakup marked by accusations of infidelity and threats, police said on Tuesday.