Lawmaker: Olympic tax bill popular but 'bad policy'
Russia says arming Syrian opposition 'absolutely counterproductive': RIAPossible deliveries of shoulder-fired missiles to the Syrian opposition would be "absolutely counterproductive," RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Friday. "This would be an be absolutely counterproductive approach because ultimately these people, which have been trained and armed by the Americans, they will do the same thing that what was done in New York on Sept. 11 (2001)," RIA cited Mikhail Bogdanov as saying. The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS, to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.
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The Latest: Feds seek witness accounts of deadly train crash
The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Federal investigators are asking anyone who witnessed ...
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Investigators seek clues on why New Jersey train failed to stop
Investigators on Friday examined the black box recorder recovered from twisted wreckage of a New Jersey commuter train for clues as to why it plowed into a landmark terminal, killing a woman on the platform and injuring scores of people. The event recorder was removed late on Thursday from the locomotive at the rear of the NJ Transit train that slammed through a barrier at the end of the track and into the Hoboken station during the morning rush hour, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Christopher O'Neil said. NTSB Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said the investigation was expected to take seven to 10 days.
Men broke key race barrier, now back on Vanderbilt campus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Two men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared to address as students, and describe the racism they encountered on their journey ? indignities they once endured in silence on the Southern campus.
Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ? The Netherlands summoned Russia's ambassador Friday to complain about Russian criticism of the Dutch public prosecutor's office over the probe into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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