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  • Russia boosts military, global arms spending fall

    April 14, 2014 12:09 AM

    STOCKHOLM (AP) - For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Russia increased... more »
  • Russian arms dealer avoids life, gets 25 years

    April 6, 2012 9:23 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed the Merchant of Death, made it clear he had heard enough in court, although a federal prosecutor was only two minutes into an argument urging a harsh prison sentence. "It's a lie!" Bout blurted out in English - a... more »
  • Principal Lost Arms & Legs, But Back on Job

    June 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - "I kept thinking, 'I came here with a kidney stone, and now I'm going to lose all four of my limbs,"' Merlyna Adams recalled. That was more than a year ago. Now, with artificial arms and legs, the veteran St. Charles Parish school administrator is back... more »

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