US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.

Jury acquits man in Eastern Michigan player death

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A jury on Monday acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

Delany noncommittal on Penn State sanction cuts

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took a non-committal stance on an effort by five Pennsylvania Congressmen to rescind sanctions against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.

Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing.

House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency.

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Tribal leaders say racing proposal still alive

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Tribal officials say they haven't given up on the idea of an auto racing complex on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon.

Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

Poker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Lawyers in Las Vegas want immigration authorities to release a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme and remains in custody even after his poker star friends posted his bail.

Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.

FIFA seeks probe into racist remarks by Italian

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

FIFA asked the Italian football federation on Monday to open an investigation into alleged racist comments by Carlo Tavecchio, a leading candidate for the presidency of the national body.

Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.

Medicare's own health looking better, report says

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.