A Russian student fatally shot his geography teacher and opened fire on police officers who responded. One policeman was killed and another was wounded. The 10th grade shooter is in custody. No students at the Moscow school were injured.
Stepping out of Putin's shadow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made bold moves recently that tighten ties with Washington. Senate ratification of the new START treaty would give Obama a chance to complete the US-Russian 'reset.'