US offers no details as Russia claims Trump and Putin reached military agreements:
Russia announced it was ready to pursue agreements reached by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump “in the sphere of international security,” though the White House and Pentagon would not confirm any agreements had been made or offer any details.
Trump and Putin met for about two hours during their summit in Helsinki with only translators present. It is still not clear what the two men discussed or agreed to during their meeting.
“The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is ready for practical implementation of the agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in the sphere of international security achieved at the Helsinki summit,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian military spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday.
The Russian military “is ready to intensify contacts with the US colleagues in the General Staff and other available channels to discuss the extension of the START treaty, cooperation in Syria, as well as other issues of ensuring military security,” Konashenkov said.
Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic:
Former FBI Director James Comey is urging “all who believe in this country’s values” to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Comey called the Republican-held Congress “incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design.”
“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.’ All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us,” he wrote.
Alex Bregman Wins 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP:
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was named the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP after he smashed a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th inning Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
A blast from teammate George Springer moments later gave the American League a two-run lead, and it held on for an 8-6 win, its sixth straight Midsummer Classic victory.
Mystery solved. Family seen in old slides from Goodwill store is found:
The mystery of the intriguing photo slides found in a Goodwill projector has been solved.
Georgia resident Kristie Baeumert bought a projector at the thrift store last month and unearthed decades-old slides of a glamorous, globe-trotting family. She posted the photos on Facebook and set out on a mission to find the owners, a challenging task given the photos didn’t have any names or locations.
The story made headlines nationwide and sent well-meaning strangers combing through the photos for clues, eager to reunite them with their owners.
When a teen’s hot dog stand was shut down for not having a permit, this city helped him get one:
Instead of shutting down a teen’s hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business.
Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner had been cooking hot dogs outside his home in North Minneapolis to raise money for new clothes, his family said. It’s something he started doing in 2016, but this summer, he got more attention. When someone noticed the stand wasn’t city sanctioned, he was forced to shut down.
In an age where black kids are being reported for selling water bottles or mowing the lawn, Jaequan was able to flip the trend of the dreaded “Permit Patty.” When the city received the complaint a few weeks ago, the Minneapolis Department of Health started making calls to help him.