The fall in oil prices is also affecting the Russian economy significantly and led another official to call the sanctions "blackmail."
In recent days, the two countries have taken significant steps to mend relations with each other.
A grand jury's decision on the controversial shooting death, in August, of a black teen by a white police officer, was expected Friday.
Obama reportedly said that there were many Democratic candidates who would make “terrific presidents,” but only mentioned Clinton by name.
Buffalo, which has received over 7 feet of snow, is preparing for flooding.
Jewel Allison spoke up after a former NBC employee claimed that he paid off several women to cover for Cosby.
The nearly five-hour lockdown was triggered after a driver with a suspicious vehicle was spotted at Fort Sam Houston.