NATO's new leader says Russia can still destabilize Ukraine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The ceasefire in Ukraine offers an opportunity but Russia still has the power to destabilize the country, NATO's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. "The ceasefire in Ukraine offers an opportunity but Russia maintains its ability to destabilize Ukraine. Russia remains in breach of international law," Stoltenberg told his first news conference as NATO leader. Stoltenberg also held out an olive branch to Russia, saying he saw no contradiction between aspiring for a constructive relationship with Russia and being in favor of a strong NATO. ...
UK's Cameron promises tax cuts, EU battle

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his keynote speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual party conference in the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England, Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014. During his speech Cameron revealed anticipated tax changes for the basic rate tax payers and for the people who pay the top rate of tax. (AP Photo / Joe Giddens, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.



Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps walks away from the starting block after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the Bulldog Grand Slam swim meet at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.



Andre 3000: 'Will I be the 'Hey Ya!' guy forever?'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes Andre 3000 wonders: "Will I be the 'Hey Ya!' guy forever?"


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