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The international community has watched in dismay as U.S. President Donald “Dotard” Trump and North Korean leader “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un trade escalating taunts and insults. On Thursday evening, days after Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, Pyongyang responded by warning it might detonate a hydrogen bomb. “It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” said North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, according to Yonhap News.
President Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin. “The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
SANTA ANA, Calif. ― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program. The sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals amounted to one life term for each person Dekraai shot and killed at a Seal Beach salon in 2011. Last month, in a rare move, Goethals had excluded the death penalty as a punishment option after concluding that county prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies had engaged in misconduct in the use of the county’s now-notorious jail informant program.
In startling remarks made at the United Nations on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister said the escalating rhetoric increased the chances of a conflict.
Another earthquake hit Mexico early Saturday morning. The 6.2 quake comes just days after a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, claiming the lives of at least 295 people and destroying at least 3,000 buildings in the city’s capital. Authorities are continuing to search for trapped survivors, but due to the extensive damage and rubble, these efforts are often very difficult.
At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places.
A spokesman for disgraced right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos says the “Free Speech Week” rally he organized this week at University of California, Berkeley, is going ahead as scheduled, even though multiple sources involved in the planning say otherwise. Yiannopoulos organized the rally, scheduled to start Sunday, with The Berkeley Patriot, a conservative student newspaper. It had been set to feature a who’s who of far-right speakers, including Yiannopoulos and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and was expected to draw large counter-protests.
The protests began immediately after Comey took the podium at the historically black university in Washington, D.C., As the ex-FBI director stood quietly, chants such as “no justice, no peace” and “get out James Comey, you aren’t our homie” filled the auditorium. HUResist, an activist group on campus, tweeted earlier this week about why many students on campus were unhappy with the decision to bring Comey to campus.
The Marriot hotel group are refusing to cancel an event organised by one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in America. ACT for America was launched as a response to the 9/11 attacks and it has been accused of existing “to advance anti-Muslim legislation and spread hate speech,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group, which claims to have 750,000 members and 1,000 volunteer groups, is holding its national two-day conference on 2 October in Arlington, Virginia, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway hotel.
Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. Arizona Sen. John McCain, whose announcement Friday that he would not vote for the proposal seemingly scuttled efforts to revive the repeal, came under renewed criticism from the White House. It was the second time in three months that McCain, at 81 in the twilight of a remarkable career and battling brain cancer, had emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature and yearslong pledge to voters on health care.
After the catastrophic 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in what’s now northern Ukraine, many people forced to evacuate the surrounding area left their pets behind, thinking they’d be able to return in a few days. “Puppies of Chernobyl,” a short documentary uploaded to YouTube by filmmaker Drew Scanlon, shows a series of adorable puppies and dogs in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone — a 1,000-square-mile area around the nuclear plant where access is strictly limited. The Clean Futures Fund — a nonprofit dedicated to helping communities in the aftermath of industrial accidents — is spearheading a five-year plan to spay and neuter the dogs and cats roaming in the area, then set up food and water stations and a veterinary clinic to help care for the animals.
The world's nuclear arsenals are comprised mainly of two types of warheads -- atomic bombs, also called A-bombs, and the more powerful hydrogen or H-bombs. North Korea, escalating its war of rhetoric with the United States, on Friday hinted it may explode an H-bomb over the Pacific, having already carried out underground tests of atomic and hydrogen bombs. This weapons have only been used twice in conflict, when the United States bombed Japan in the final days of World War II, although they have been tested several hundred times.
A British man died and his family were plucked to safety by a Royal Navy helicopter after their pleasure boat overturned while sailing off Puerto Rico in the teeth of Hurricane Maria. It was believed the family had set sail from Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, which was battered by Hurricane Irma less than two weeks ago, and were trying to reach St Lucia. It had been decommissioned in 2002 and recently converted into a pleasure boat.
Shortly after a man was convicted of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, her family and friends held hands, closed their eyes and thanked God for the guilty verdict. Family pastor Don Franks spoke softly as those who loved Bobo wept. After a tense, 11-day trial, a jury in Savannah, Tennessee, found Zachary Adams guilty Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Bobo.
Michelle Obama is looking gorgeous as ever! The former first lady was spotted at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, her first public appearance since late July, on Thursday evening. Michelle appeared before a large crowd, talking about her and her family's eight years in the White House.
Taxpayers have paid for Tom Price, the head of the Health and Human Services Department, to fly on private planes at least 24 times, a decision the department defended by saying Price wanted to connect with ordinary Americans. The cost of the trips exceeded $300,000, Politico reported. Charmaine Yoest, an HHS spokeswoman, defended the cost in a statement, saying Price was justified in taking the flights because he wanted to hear from many Americans.
Alas, as almost anybody could have predicted, the dream wasn't meant to last: All orders of the free couch were canceled as soon as Anthro discovered their mistake. According to Business Insider, people who took advantage of the website glitch paid just $149 to cover shipping and delivery fees for the cushy couch. Not long after an undisclosed number of these miraculous transactions took place, however, Anthropologie completely took down the couch's page on its website and emailed order cancellation notices to buyers.
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Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and more than 11,000 villagers have left their homes around the mountain, officials said Friday. It was the third time in little more than a week that the alert level was raised. The Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there has been a "tremendous increase" in the mountain's seismic activity, indicating a greater probability of an eruption, though it couldn't give a timeframe.
RJ Wisowaty, the owner of Kathy’s Crab House & Family Restaurant in Delaware, posted a Youtube video of a customer going on an unhinged rant targeting a veteran and his service dog. The woman, Ciara Miller, said that she found the idea of an animal in a restaurant disgusting, and went into a profanity-laced rant. The veteran, identified as Bill Austin brought his dog JP into the crab house with his family because the animal helps the former Army National Guardsman with his post-traumatic stress disorder, NBC Philadelphia reports.
The security detail of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was caught up in violence on U.S. soil once again Thursday as he delivered a speech in New York City. Erdoğan, in the city for the U.N. General Assembly this week, was addressing the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Video shared by Voice of America’s Turkish arm showed members of the audience shouting at Erdoğan in opposition to his policies toward the Kurdish minority in his country, as well as toward Kurds in northern Syria along the Turkish border.
A California police officer shot and killed a man Friday after a struggle in a convenience store parking lot, a suspicious shooting that was filmed by witnesses and caused an instant backlash on the internet. It's unclear whether the officer was responding to a call or just stopped at the gas station on his own, Angie Bennett, a spokeswoman for the department, told Newsweek.
US troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. The US Army has now been forced to send out a message telling troops to check any messages and ensure that they are legitimate. Officials have so far not been able to publicly confirm where the messages came from, or whether they are related at all to ongoing tensions with North Korea.