KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â Afghanistan's parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) â Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.
Cleveland (AFP) - Lou Williams scored 36 points to spark Toronto over Cleveland 110-93 Saturday as the Raptors matched the NBA's best record while stretching the Cavaliers' losing streak to four games.
Suzy Whaley, a former LPGA player who qualified and played in a 2003 men's PGA event, was elected Saturday as the first woman officer in the PGA of America's history. The balloting all-but assures that Whaley, who was voted into a two-year term as secretary, will become the first president in the organization's history in 2018 as officers typically rotate into higher PGA roles. Derek Sprague was elected president and Paul Levy was elected as vice president. The PGA of America also announced that the role of honorary president, which outgoing president's serve for two years, will be retained by Allen Wronowski for two more years rather than passed along to Ted Bishop, who was outsed as the PGA of America president last month for a remark made in a Twitter posting.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) â Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) â Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
By Lidia Kelly and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW (Reuters) - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float. Such tough measures may well help push the country deeper into recession next year, but have so far staved off financial panic, runaway inflation or a currency meltdown like the one that helped catapult Putin into power in the 1990s. ...