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President Trump said Thursday that the United States will impose fresh sanctions on North Korea, and he joked with his South Korean counterpart about the “deplorable” regime in Pyongyang — a throwback to Hillary Clinton’s description of some of his supporters in 2016. After South Korean President Moon Jae-in called North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs “extremely deplorable,” Trump cracked a smile and told reporters he had nothing to do with his counterpart’s word choice. “I’m happy you used the world ‘deplorable,’” Trump told Moon, to laughter from other U.S. officials in the room.
About 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing. Engineers found a crack in the 88-year-old structure during an inspection after Hurricane Maria left the island Wednesday. Per the National Weather Service, the dam began failing at 2:10 Friday afternoon.
Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him. “I will not tell you this is not who we are, as the events of the past few weeks belie that,” wrote Cornell President Martha Pollack in a statement on Sunday. The black student, identified only as a Cornell junior and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, told The Cornell Daily Sun he’d arrived home at 1 a.m. on Friday morning to find a group of strangers “shoving” his friends.
Peggy lives along the edge of Saturn and is an anomaly from which researchers have been unable to unearth the source. The bizarre disturbance was first noticed in 2013 by London researcher Carl Murray, who named it after his mother-in-law after making the discovery on her birthday.
The likelihood that the U.S. will see a catastrophic earthquake within the next 30 years is very high — and it’s not just the West Coast that’s at risk, experts say. Seismologists have long warned that the U.S. is “overdue” for an earthquake, because a catastrophic one has not occurred in the U.S. since about 1989, when the Loma Prieta earthquake killed at least 63 people in California, said Robert Yeats, a geology professor at Oregon State University. The most destructive earthquake the U.S. has ever seen was the 7.9-magnitude “Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906,” which killed an estimated 3,000 people, according to the agency.
A video of two students fighting and a teacher getting caught in the crosshairs has appeared online. The teacher who tries to break the fight up ends up getting slapped by the two students. According to Atlanta based ABC News affiliate WSB-TV, the incident happened at Rome Middle School in Floyd County, Georgia.
A New Jersey man who hit the Powerball jackpot in 2013 now faces a child sexual assault charge. Pedro Quezada became a millionaire overnight when he purchased a lottery ticket worth $338 million. According to prosecutor Camelia Valdes, the victim was between 11 and 14 years old when the alleged assaults occurred.
Staff at a Florida nursing home where 11 patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency suspension order Wednesday on the license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, which had been ordered to stop admitting new patients nearly a week ago following the heat-related deaths in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that made it a national drama, drawing attention away from other rescue efforts across the quake-stricken city and leaving people in Mexico and abroad glued to their television sets.
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.
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.
All airline service has been put on hold throughout Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Wednesday. Airlines are working on determining when they can resume services to and from Puerto Rico. Here is when the airliners are hoping to bring flight service back to the U.S. territory.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHERE HURRICANE MARIA IS HEADINGThe strengthening Category 3 storm is lashing the Dominican Republic and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents
Shania Twain feared she would never sing again after a battle with Lyme disease affected her vocal cords and caused her to withdraw form the spotlight for over a decade
Ringleader Evanilson Gomes da Costa, 24, died Wednesday after being shot by rival gangsters. Residents of the small riverside community of Lauro Sodre, near to where the crime took place, said all seven men accused of her murder are well-known drugs users in the village.
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Rescuers scrambled to dig through the rubble of a Mexico City school into Thursday morning in a rescue attempt that intensified when signs of life were spotted against all odds. The school was leveled, along with around 40 other buildings across the Mexican capital. Throughout the area, more than 50 people have been rescued alive from beneath rubble.
Washington and Tehran's top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met as signatories to the 2015 accord at an EU-hosted event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. European ministers called the meeting to examine ways to save a deal that US President Trump is poised to denounce, but Tehran and Washington remain far apart.
For the first time in American military history, the Marines are reportedly poised to have a female infantry officer. According to the Washington Post, an unnamed woman is expected to ascend to the leadership rank on Monday after having passed a required training course. The unprecedented development follows the American government opening military combat jobs to women during the Obama administration.
Dozens of students interrupted a speech made by former FBI director James Comey at the 150th opening convocation of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Woman and girls were thrilled to see themselves reflected in a superhero when “Wonder Woman” premiered this summer. A Change.org petition has been launched to make Diana bisexual in the film’s 2019 sequel. Gianna Collier-Pitts, who was a 2017 campus ambassador for GLAAD at New York University, launched a Change.org petition to make Diana bisexual in the film’s 2019 sequel.
In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.On Wednesday, the Office for National Statistics released the list of the most popular baby names
Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.
A Michigan high school teacher has been accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the school for which she worked and reportedly used the embezzled money at a Detroit casino. Authorities accused her of stealing $12,500 of the hefty sum from a camping trip funded by students and parents. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said Lydia Christine Johnson, 29, was arraigned Thursday and charged with "embezzling from a non-profit organization" after she allegedly nabbed $19,000 from the Dakota High School’s homecoming account, according to The Detroit News. Johnson taught math and Spanish at Dakota High School in Macomb Township, according to Smith.