FROM Sandra Laville
Russian Agents with a License to Kill Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko 's hair fell out and his vital organs shut down after apparent ingestion of Polonium 210 . Investigators have now found traces of the material at his home, a hotel and a restaurant he visited on the day he fell ill and several more sites that have not yet been identified. Before he died, Litvinenko blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin of having him killed. As the investigation continues, the British government says there's " no need for public alarm .
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?