President Trump’s Nuclear Strategy Seeks New Weapons To Counter Russia

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics argue…

Metro East Authorities Seek Suspect In Up To 5 Robberies, $1,000 Reward Offered

MADISON COUNTY, ILL (KTRS) Metro East investigators are looking for a suspect who may be connected to as many as five armed robberies since late November. The robberies occurred at banks in Edwardsville, Alton and East Alton, Wood River and Godfery, Illinois. Nobody was hurt. Capt. Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says he…

Trump’s First Medical Checkup As President Set For Friday

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday. Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical checkup as president. But what has been a…