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North Korea launches another missile, escalating crisis

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The entire world is at risk because Trump is insisting on playing a game of back page tabloid chicken with a regime that could launch a missile strike in minutes and trigger a war on the Korean Peninsula. The range puts the USA territory of Guam within reach, which North Korea have previously threatened, and followed sanctions approved by the bloc on 11 September. Read More »

United Nations warns it has 'exhausted' all options on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said North Korea was starting to "feel the pinch". "We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point", Ms Haley said. McMaster said it was unlikely that Trump would speak to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, whom the White House has sanctioned and called a dictator. Read More »

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles

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Military options available to the United States range from non-lethal actions such as a naval blockade to enforce sanctions to waging cyber attacks and positioning new USA weaponry in South Korea , where the United States has 28,500 troops. Read More »

Suspect charged with two murders in Baton Rouge

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In each case, the killer opened fire from his auto, then walked up to the victim as he lay on the ground and fired again repeatedly, police said. Neither victim had any prior relationship with Gleason. Whether they visit some of their favorite places from their childhood or college days, we encourage residents to get out and explore Louisiana's capital city and create new memories with their out-of-town guests. Read More »

Spicer Regrets Berating Reporters Over Inaugural Crowd

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He came on stage to joke "this will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys - period", making a reference to the debacle over numbers attending Donald's Trump's inauguration speech. But there were also some viewers who were not pleased by Spicer's stunt at the 69th Emmys . I'm kidding, of course , but Sean Spicer actually did make a cameo a last night's ceremony . Read More »

Now US seaboard braces for Hurricane Jose

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According to the NHC , the hurricane's maximum sustained winds are about 75 miles per hour. Vincent and the Grenadines are under tropical storm watches while Antigua, Barbuda , St. Jose brings with it unsafe surf and rip currents expected along the East Coast, including some beach erosion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center . Read More »

States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

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According to Slatery's office, state attorney generals representing four fifths of the nation served investigative subpoenas for documents and information, also known as Civil Investigative Demands, on four drug manufacturers - Endo, Janssen, Teva/Cephalon and Allergan, along with their related entities. Read More »

Aston Martin Could Be Red Bull's Title Sponsor In 2018

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Speaking to F1 racers turned TV hosts Mark Webber and David Coulthard, Palmer reiterated Aston Martin's position in ongoing negotiations regarding its partnership with the Red Bull Racing Team. Former Nissan executive Palmer was a key figure in negotiating just such a previous deal for the Japanese manufacturer's Infiniti brand, which has now gone to the Renault works team, to partner Red Bull. Read More »

WWI wrecked German U-boat found near Belgium

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The craft was described as a UB-II model submarine , 27 metres long and six metres wide. Dating back to World War One, the submarine was found to be in a remarkably well-preserved condition, and the remains of all 23 crew members are likely still inside. Read More »

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Bibi in NY

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Earlier, el-Sisi met with Mahmoud Abbas and discussed the peace process as well as the reconciliation between the Palestinian factions. At the previous meeting, which was held in Washington in May, the Egyptian President said he supports a regional peace conference under the auspices of President Donald Trump. Read More »

Coastal flooding, high winds expected as Jose moves closer to LI

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Parts of N.C. Highway 12 on the Outer Banks were closed by flooding Tuesday morning, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has reported . This past weekend, NY residents, particularly those living in Long Island, were warned from heading to the beach owing to the risk of rip currents, according to Gothamist. Read More »

Dem Reps. Grijalva and Gutiérrez Arrested at Trump Tower Protest

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The offices of Reps. U.S. Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), along with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, were arrested in front of Trump Tower for a civil disobedience action that urged passage of the DREAM Act, which benefits undocumented youth brought to the U.S.in early childhood. Read More »

United States considers shooting down low-threat North Korean missiles

Administration officials said the risk from North Korea's nuclear weapons program is rising, and underscored that President Trump will confront the looming crisis at the U.N. "Now. I'm perfectly happy kicking this over to [Secretary of Defense] Gen. Mattis, because he has plenty of military options". Ms Bishop declined to comment on reports the Central Intelligence Agency asked Australia to set up a diplomatic presence in North Korea. Read More »

USA ready to take further action in Venezuela

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At a dinner with Latin American leaders on the fringes of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said the Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. In attendance during the talk were Brazilian President Michel Temer, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos , President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, and Vice President of Argentina Gabriela Michetti. Read More »

Mattis hints at United States military options for North Korea

Since January, North Korea has tested five ballistic missiles and a nuclear weapon, and reporters asked Mattis why the United States doesn't shoot the missiles down. Japan and US missile defenses and radars are operating, he added, and North Korea is intentionally initiating provocations "that seem to press against the envelope for just how far can they push without going over some kind of a line in their minds that would make them vulnerable". Read More »

Maria Becomes a Hurricane

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St Kitts, Nevis, the British island of Montserrat, Culebra and Vieques were also on alert. Overnight Tuesday, Maria is expected to make landfall again on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico - areas that are still recovering from Irma. "No change was made to the previous track forecast, and the extremely risky core of Maria is expected to pass over Dominica within the next hour or two". Read More »

Despite North Korea Sanctions, South Korea Plans to Send Aid

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Late summer rains and the growing importance of privately produced crops mean North Korea will likely avoid acute food shortages this year despite earlier fears of drought and mounting worldwide sanctions, defectors and experts say. North Korea's latest missile could be just the first salvo in Kim's arsenal following the new round of sanctions. However, the rise of privately produced food sold in North Korean markets has slowly overtaken the PDS as the primary distributor of food, a factor ... Read More »

Climate change is a global challenge

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in NY and CT this week for talks on climate change . A commonly used scenario for ambitious carbon cuts, called RCP2.6 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, projects ever bigger carbon cuts as time passes. Read More »

Dylann Roof Wants To Fire His Lawyers Because They Are Not White

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In a handwritten letter filed with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia on Monday and obtained by Buzzfeed , Roof claimed it was "impossible" for him to "trust" his court-appointed attorneys, Alexandra Yates and Sapna Mirchandani, who he identified as Jewish and Indian respectively, and described them as his "political and biological enemies". Read More »

German foreign minister urges direct talks with North Korea

Separately, China and Russian Federation began a joint naval exercise east of the Korean peninsula but it is unclear if it is linked to current tensions in the region. "Some people have fallen for that and immediately echoed the suggestion, pointing to the failure of past sanctions to achieve their objective", it said in an editorial. Read More »