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U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks 4:37am EDT

WASHINGTON - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

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Former Virginia governor, wife go on trial on corruption charges

RICHMOND Va. - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations.

28 Jul 2014
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Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader.

World, China, United Nations 28 Jul 2014
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Chicago's Emanuel says to boost shelter space for child migrants

CHICAGO - Chicago will set up additional shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children to be funded by the federal government and run by local charities, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday.

28 Jul 2014
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U.S. veterans deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers.

U.S. 28 Jul 2014
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U.S. Energy Secretary defends possible German nuke waste imports

AIKEN South Carolina - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday defended his agency's controversial move to consider processing spent nuclear fuel from Germany at South Carolina's Savannah River Site nuclear facility, saying the proposal is consistent with U.S. efforts to secure highly enriched uranium across the globe.

Environment, Germany, 28 Jul 2014