After months of debate and delay, the Obama administration Wednesday secured the two-thirds majority vote in the Senate necessary to ratify the New START arms reduction agreement with Russia.
In a news conference, President Obama said the treaty will cut the numbers of nuclear weapons and missiles and allow U.S. inspectors "back on the ground" in Russia. Obama said the treaty means the U.S. will be able to "trust but verify" and will "continue to advance our relationship with Russia."
China's service economy is still maturing, and restaurant customers complain of bad service. A restaurant owner found an answer. Instead of hiring waiters and waitresses, he installed robots. They serve food while rotating slowly around the room. The upside is that the robots never talk back, and you don't have to tip.
Robert Roberts of Florida received an early Christmas gift: $22,000. He has a dedicated recycling plant employee in Kentucky to thank. Mike Rogers at Blue Grass Recycling found 23 U.S. Savings Bonds from 1971 belonging to Roberts' late mother.