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Trump vows to 'fix the mess' as US targets North Korea banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to "fix the mess" over North Korea's nuclear program but warned any U.S. military attack would be "devastating." The tough talk came as Trump's administration sought to turn up the economic pressure with new sanctions punishing North Korean banks and …

Trump Doubles Down On His North Korea Remarks By Taunting Kim Jong-Un In An Early Morning Tweet Storm

Another day, another Kate McKinnon “he will kill us all” <i>Love Actually</i> spoof comes closer to becoming a reality. On Thursday night, North Korea threatened to test a hydrogen bomb following an ominous statement from Kim Jong-Un, claiming that President Trump had insulted him and his country “in front …

North Korea

Trump makes ‘deplorable’ joke in meeting with South Korean president

NEW YORK — On the agenda at the high-stakes bilateral meeting Thursday between President Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in: North Korea's nuclear arsenal, the bilateral trade deal and Hillary Clinton.<p>As he's shown repeatedly, Trump just can't seem to let go of his 2016 opponent, …

Moon Jae-in

UN report says 40 million in 'modern slavery' in 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls.<p>The new report by the U.N.'s labor organization, ILO, and the migration agency IOM found that women and girls accounted …

No, We Cannot Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles

It's time national leaders speak realistically about missile defense.

North Korea

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

The Latest: Trump sides with 3 Texas churches against FEMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Harvey aid bill in Congress (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is taking the side of three Texas churches that are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over disaster relief funds.<p>The president writes on Twitter, "Churches in Texas should …

Donald Trump

I called Equifax to find out if I’d been affected but it just hung up on me, three times

People haven’t had much success online trying to find out if their Social Security number was included in a massive Equifax breach (affecting possibly half the U.S.) reported earlier today, so I called Equifax’s emergency response line to see what I could find out.<p>The company put up a website …

Hurricane Hunters capture incredible footage flying through historic Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma takes a buzzsaw to islands in the Caribbean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is giving the world an …

NKorea missile fear sets pre-emptive strike debate in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles — ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. With revisions to Japan's defense plans underway, ruling party hawks are accelerating the …

North Korea

Hungry North Korean soldiers 'ordered to steal corn because war is imminent'

As North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un boasts of his military prowess and flaunts his high tech weapons to the world, his malnourished soldiers are said to be stealing corn from fields to stave off hunger pangs.<p>Officers are ordering their troops to supplement their meagre food rations by plundering …

North Korea

Defense secretary quickly contradicts Trump over North Korea diplomacy

Minutes after president says ‘talking is not the answer’ to tensions with Pyongyang, James Mattis says diplomatic solutions never run out<p>Donald Trump appeared to rule out contacts with the North Korean regime in the wake of its missile test over Japan on Wednesday, declaring: “Talking is not the …

World War 3 A Step Closer? Did Angela Merkel Really Suggest Germany Might Support North Korea?

With tensions between the U.S. and North Korea at an all-time high, fears about the possible outbreak of World War 3 continue to escalate. President …

North Korea

The One Ingredient You Need to Cook Juicy, Flavorful Chicken Breasts Every Time

When you’re done with a jar of pickles, chances are you’re not saving that leftover juice for your future.<p>But let us tell you…that’s a big mistake. …

Cooking

How to Pick the Right Colors for Your Skin Tone

When you look inside your closet, you might notice a few running themes. Perhaps you always gravitate toward short hemlines or block heels. Maybe …

Clothing

The North Korean spies Ukraine caught stealing missile plans

<b>Zhytomyr, Ukraine (CNN) —</b> The images are a little grainy, but in the half-light of a dusty Ukrainian garage, you can sense the unbridled enthusiasm of the two North Korean spies who are photographing what they think are top-secret missile designs.<p>In a rare window into the opaque, deadly and …

North Korea

The procrastinator's guide to viewing the solar eclipse

This is not a drill. The eclipse is today. We repeat, the total solar eclipse is on Monday.<p>Yes, the celestial event of the year/decade/century, depending who you ask, is finally here. Many (organized) people planned their eclipse day a year ago, or longer.<p>But if you're not one of them, don't worry …

Inside the Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome's Most Opulent Villa

Why stay in a hotel when you can spend your Roman holiday in a 17th-century palazzo designed by Vatican artists and with its own 21st-century princess? The Palazzo Odescalchi, currently owned by Princess Maria Pace Odescalchi, has spent the last two years in restoration, transforming it into one of …

Trump's missile defense gap

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed disappointment with his administration's missile defense budget, pledging to ramp up spending on the military's efforts to intercept incoming missiles from North Korea and elsewhere by billions of dollars.<p>The President's comments on missile …

North Korea

Could Congress stop Trump from bombing North Korea?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" Tuesday if Pyongyang doesn't stop threatening the United States. But can the President launch a military strike on his own?<p>The Constitution may give Congress the ability to declare war, but in reality it has little ability …

North Korea

China's army looks like it's getting ready for something big to go down in North Korea

A report from The Wall Street Journal says that China has established a new border-defense brigade, implemented 24-hour video surveillance of the border, and constructed bunkers to protect from possible nuclear or chemical attacks.<p>China conducted a live-fire drill in June and July with helicopter …

North Korea

Islamic State leader in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike, Pentagon says

The leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's Afghanistan affiliate has been killed in a US drone strike, the Pentagon said, marking the third time a year that the group has had its top leader killed.<p>US aircraft struck the headquarters of the group, known as Isil Khorasan or Isil-K, in the …

Afghanistan

New mysterious radio signals detected coming from a star just 11 light years away from Earth

Astronomers say that although unlikely, the possibility that signals came from intelligent extraterrestrial life cannot be ruled out yet.<p>Mysterious …

Extraterrestrial Life

5 Mall-Based Retailers with the Absolute Worst Customer Loyalty

Many mall-based retailers have been crushed over the past few years as mall traffic dried up and consumers bought more products online. Companies like <b>Aeropostale</b>, <b>American Apparel</b>, <b>PacSun</b>, and <b>The Limited</b> all filed for bankruptcy, flooding malls with cheap apparel which hurt the remaining …

Banana Republic

Researchers encode a movie onto living bacteria

Forget USB drives and the cloud -- what if you could carry every bit of data you've ever used on your skin? That's the long-term goal of researchers at Harvard Medical School, who have stored a video in the DNA of bacteria. It's the first time a video has been recorded into living cells, as opposed …

Trump Threatens North Korea With ‘Pretty Severe Things’ After Their Successful Long-Range Missile Test

How is Trump going to handle North Korea’s successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching Alaska? He’s considering “some pretty severe things” in response to Kim Jong-un’s “very, very bad behavior.” What those severe things are, of course, depends on how much success …

North Korea

The Looming Catastrophe of Trump and North Korea

With Trump in office, world leaders are concerned that the United States might take unilateral military action now<p>Can we count on Donald Trump to …

North Korea

Why Won't the Democrats Challenge Trump on North Korea?

The lesson of the Iraq War is that progressives must challenge the GOP’s hawkish maximalism regardless of the political cost.<p>On domestic policy, the Democratic Party is moving left. On foreign policy, the Democratic Party barely exists. Yes, Democrats like climate change agreements and oppose …

North Korea

North Korea: It would be a 'piece of cake' to destroy South Korea

The isolated, nuclear-armed North sent a chill through the international community Tuesday after its missile launch, a milestone in Pyongyang's decades-long drive for the capability to threaten the US mainland with a nuclear strike.<p>US President Donald Trump had dismissed the idea of the North …

North Korea