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The Future of Philadelphia’s Terrible Cheesesteak Tradition Is Doomed

Philadelphia is known for its famously greasy, artery-clogging cheesesteak sandwich. But thanks to recent health-conscious types, even the heir to the legendary Genos Steaks—the meat amusement park from hell—is tailoring his beefy menu for the...<p><i>A Philly cheesesteak from Geno's. All photos by the</i> …

Bipartisan Bill Would Extend Background Checks To Gun Shows

<b>We last updated this post at 1:50 p.m. ET:</b><p>Saying "this is a start and it's not the end of our work," Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia confirmed Wednesday morning that he and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have put together a bipartisan plan that they believe will "keep guns …

At Least 14 People Stabbed at Houston-Area College

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least 14 people have been injured in a mass stabbing at Lone Star College in Texas. The incident …

N. Korea urges foreigners in S. Korea to evacuate

BEIJING – North Korea threatened "thermo-nuclear war" on Tuesday as it warned foreigners to leave South Korea to avoid harm in the event of war.<p>The threat came on a day when the North also closed a joint industrial zone that had remained the only functioning example of cross-border cooperation with …

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BB gun sparks scare, arrest near Obama motorcade

Police have taken a man into custody who was in possession of a BB gun while watching President Barack Obama's motorcade depart the University of Hartford on Monday.<p>According to police, the man was standing near the intersection of Charter Avenue and Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield, Conn., while …

US navy laser cannon shoots down drone during testing - video

Footage released by the US navy shows a powerful laser cannon shoot down a drone aircraft during testing. The new weapon, known as the Laser Weapon …

Obama accuses GOP of 'political stunts' on guns

WASHINGTON — With several GOP lawmakers threatening to block a vote on Democratic-backed gun-control legislation, President Obama used a speech in Connecticut on Monday to charge that his opponents are threatening to use "political stunts" to prevent an overhaul of gun laws.<p>Obama's stinging rebuke …

Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

If this is President Obama's "make-or-break week on guns," as Politico declares, then it starts with considerable confusion about where things stand regarding the likelihood of passing new gun control laws.<p>NPR's Ailsa Chang reported over the weekend that as the Senate prepared to begin voting on …

North Korea suspected of preparing for nuclear test

North Korea could be preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, following signs of activity at the country's main testing site, South Korea's …

Gun control: Obama set on signing 'strongest' bill as Congress returns

President Barack Obama is set on signing the "strongest bill" possible on gun control, a White House aide said Sunday amid fears of watered down …

North Korea tells Britain to consider evacuating Pyongyang embassy

North Korea told the Foreign office this morning that it should consider evacuating the British embassy in Pyongyang.<p><b>North Korea missile threat: latest</b> <b><br>China 'shifts position' on North Korea</b> <b><br>North Korea: Kim Jong-un steps up security detail</b><p>"We can confirm that the British Embassy in Pyongyang …

Connecticut lawmakers approve 'toughest' gun laws in US

Connecticut lawmakers passed a bipartisan package of gun laws that will expand the state’s existing assault weapons ban, impose limits on the size of magazines, and require universal background checks in the state scarred by one of the worst school shootings in American history.<p>The state's House …

North Korea gives nuclear-war warning

The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.<p>"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".<p>The statement, carried by the …

North Korea Reportedly Just Moved Its Missiles a Little Closer to the U.S.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A number of sources have told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that North Korea just moved its …

N. Korea approves 'merciless' attack on U.S.

It is the latest escalation of tensions between the Koreas and the U.S.<p>Hours after North Korea said that it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, South Korea's defense minister said North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast.<p>…

North Korea threats: US to move missile defences to Guam

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534403379_d8cbb6341a6fc8c5e1c09d7f19092085<p><b>The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes.</b><p>The Pentagon said the shield would be ready …

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'Insane' crowds as customers flood Connecticut gun stores before vote

Gun stores all over Connecticut were packed Tuesday, one day before lawmakers voted on a sweeping package of laws that banned military-style assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.<p>“They’re insane. I’ve never seen them so busy before,” shopper Shari Reilly, who bought up several …

The NRA Is Making a Gun Deal Vanish

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Erosion takes time. With news that the Senate might push a vote on a package of new gun legislation …

Morning Joe poll: 60 percent of Americans want stricter gun laws

Strong majorities of Americans say they favor stricter gun laws, including an assault-weapons ban and universal background checks for private gun sales, according to a new national Morning Joe/Marist poll.<p>Read the entire poll here<p>Six in 10 respondents – including 83 percent of Democrats, 43 percent …

Colo. Gun Laws Offer Inspiration, Cautionary Tale For Obama

President Obama is trying to regain some traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own.<p>On Wednesday, the president speaks in Colorado, where lawmakers recently passed a series of bills requiring background checks for all gun purchases and limiting …

Connecticut unveils tough new limits on guns

More than three months after the wrenching elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut's lawmakers are set to enact sweeping gun-control proposals that are being hailed by some as the toughest in the nation.<p><b>The highlights of the legislation include:</b><p>a sales ban of high-capacity ammunition …

Now it gets scary: North Korea halts South Korean access to crucial factory near DMZ

<b>Updated at 05:48 GMT</b><p>Throughout the rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula, observers have been heartened by the fact that North Korea’s Kaesong factory complex, staffed by South Korean managers and the source of $2 billion a year in annual trade, has remained open.<p>Until today.<p>North Korea on …

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Kerry: North Korea's Rhetoric Is 'Unacceptable'