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North Korea says 3.5mn volunteers 'ready to retaliate against US'

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North Korea has previously mobilized large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate. But even these systems have their limitations and can't guarantee protection from shorter-range ballistic and cruise missiles. "We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals". In a provocative Interview which aired past year on "CBS This Morning", President Obama told host Charlie Rose that America has the ability to respond to Kim Jong-un's threats with decisive nuclear force, ... Read More »

Rubio defends Trump's promise of 'fire and fury'

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The call came after Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the USA military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against US territories or allies. Read More »

East Harling murder: Man held over Peter Wrighton stabbing

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The details of the three people, who were not necessarily seen together, came from witnesses in the area at the time. Wrighton had driven to the woodland in a red Skoda Fabia to walk his two dogs, a foxhound cross and a trailhound cross. "As part of our comprehensive enquiries, we are now in a position to appeal directly to a number of people who may be able to provide us with information that could be vital". Read More »

NH says it's prepared for nuclear war

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The announcement Thursday warned that the North is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 USA military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000. Read More »

After Trump threats, China urges calm over North Korea

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China will pay the biggest price from the new United Nations sanctions against North Korea because of its close economic relationship with the country, but will always enforce the resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. At the same time, Washington has issued blunt warnings that the United States will use military force if necessary, and North Korea has answered in kind. Read More »

Hundreds honor Justine Damond at memorial

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Justine Damond, of Sydney, who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis . He said: "I have huge gratitude for being the one she chose". He said: "Justine my daughter was killed by a bullet fired by an agent of the state". Justine Damond was killed after making a 911 call to report a possible rape. Ruszczyk spoke at the memorial which took place at performance venue in Lake Harriet, southwest Minneapolis . Read More »

Who's Side Are They On? Nets Tout North Korea's Anti-US 'Defiance'

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House, including Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, urging direct negotiations between North Korea and the United States. Zakaria said , "What you have in Donald Trump is something absolutely extraordinary". It was a pretty big deal because it was a unanimous vote that included Russian Federation and China. That's all preferred, is getting that to work rather than the military option. Read More »

National 811 Day reminds people to call before digging

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Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with colored flags, spray paint or both. According to the Common Ground Alliance, there are more than 100 billion feet of underground utilities in the United States, equating to more than one football field's length of buried utilities for every person in the country. Read More »

Guam Fires Off 'Imminent Missile Threat' Doc Amid North Korea's Threat

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff have issued a strong response to Pyongyang's threat toward Guam and other recent threats to South Korea and the U.S. The US stationed some of its atomic weapons in the South following the 1950-53 Korean War, but withdrew them in 1991 when two Koreas jointly declared they would make the peninsula nuclear-free. Read More »

Sharad Yadav removed as leader of JD(U) in Rajya Sabha

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The JD (U ) has 10 members in the Rajya Sabha. However, ANI quoted JD (U) leader K C Tyagi as saying "our MLA has voted for BJP ". Mr Yadav had opposed the party's decision to ally with the BJP in Bihar. "Some party leaders are threatening me and those siding with me.I have faced Indira Gandhi and was not scared". Shard Yadav called Nitish's political move as "betrayal of the people's mandate". Read More »

In Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Promotes Diplomatic Solution To North Korea

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Mattis said the tragedy of war is well-known and "it doesn't need another characterization beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic". Mattis did not comment directly on the President's remarks. In fact, Mattis himself had also uttered strong words against the DPRK and reminded Pyongyang of the USA military strength before his latest remarks. Read More »

China slams US Navy's new 'provocation' in South China Sea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Japan's Taro¯ Ko¯no, also called on ASEAN foreign ministers to swiftly negotiate a legally binding code of conduct with China aimed at preventing an escalation of conflicts in the West Philippine Sea, one of the world's busiest waterways. Read More »

USA airstrike kills several civilians in Afghanistan

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Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for Afghanistan's defence ministry, said the strike was carried out by foreign forces in coordination with Afghan officials. They have been regularly targeting IS fighters who control several districts in restive Nangarhar. "In the strike, five insurgents were killed and two others were wounded". Read More »

Trump claims warning to North Korea 'wasn't tough enough'

The Asian country warned that it is preparing to fire four missiles over Japan and into the waters around Guam - where some 7,000 USA military personnel reside among the island's population of 160,000 American citizens. US military options range from nothing to a full-on conventional assault by air, sea and ground forces. But let's take a step back for a moment: Where is Guam, and why is it in North Korea's crosshairs? In 1950, an act of Congress made it an unincorporated organized territory ... Read More »

Keith Ellison: I Regret Saying NKorea's Kim 'More Responsible' Than Trump

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There were murmurs of agreement in the room before Ellison described what would need to happen before a "missile launch" become a reality. He continued, "The time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now". At other planning sessions, activists plotted direct action in the case of actual hostilities. The missile threat followed harsh words from Donald Trump , who told Kim Jong-un his nation would face "fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen" if he did not stop ... Read More »

Trump to Guam: 'Don't worry about a thing'

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In the phone call Mr Trump goes on to praise the island's beauty, which he says he has seen in news reports about the missile threat. Guam Governor Eddie Calvo has backed Mr Trump, saying "I want a president" who defends American territories with tough talk. Read More »

Trump touts power of USA nuclear arsenal amid N

Following new reports on North Korea's rapid development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, which analysts say now include a miniature nuclear warhead, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Pyongyang has reason to stop any further nuclear posturing. Read More »

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar over $350 million each

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The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were 23-33-53-56 and 58, with the Mega Ball of 6. That sometimes leads to multiple winners who have to split the jackpot. It was the first time since all USA lotteries began selling tickets Mega Millions and Powerball tickets that both games offered jackpots of more than $300 million at the same time. Read More »

Trump to Guam's Governor: 'Don't Worry About a Thing'

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Pacific territory, which is a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. Trump goes on to compliment Guam , as well as Calvo. "We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he says. Meanwhile, public safety officials on the island on Friday distributed a pamphlet advising residents how to prepare and react should North Korea follow through on its threats. Read More »

Americans want Trump, Congress to make ObamaCare work

A vote on the debt ceiling looms this fall. The drop is likely due to the Republicans' failure to repeal and replace Obamacare before going on August recess as the survey was conducted August 2-6th. About 68 percent label the Republican dominated Congress a total failure following its inability to repeal and replace Obamacare. 56% of respondents said that Republicans should work with Democrats to strike a bi-partisan agreement on changes that should be made to Obamacare. Read More »

Indore schoolboy rescued from Blue Whale's jaws!

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However, some gaming experts doubt if the latest incident is related to the Blue Whale challenge . The student from Chameli Devi Public School in Indore tried to jump off the building's third floor in a bid complete the 50 and last dare instructed in the game, reported The Times of India. Read More »

White House aide describes Tillerson's statement on military matters as "nonsensical"

Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka blasted the Washington Post for writing that President Trump is unfit to hold the nuclear codes because of his rhetoric toward North Korea. Tillerson seemed to scale back that red line Wednesday. "I should think so", Nauert said. "North Korea has said they wish to annihilate the United States and use nuclear weapons". Read More »

Virginia governor orders National Guard on standby ahead of 'alt-right' rally

The torch-lit rally comes after a federal judge granted a temporary injunction, allowing the Unite the Right rally to be held at Emancipation Park on Saturday. As long as that expression is peaceful, that is their right. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is representing the event's organizer - right-wing blogger Jason Kessler - in a lawsuit filed August 10 against the city of Chartlottesville and City Manager Maurice Jones. Read More »

Trump And Kim: A War Of Words?

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Tillerson told reporters that the USA was looking to diplomacy to end North Korea's nuclear threat. "Beijing is not able to persuade Washington or Pyongyang to back down at this time", the Global Times said. "Geopolitical tensions are the main focus: the S&P 500 was down 1.5 per cent last night and many investors are becoming risk averse", said DZ Bank strategist Andy Cossor. Read More »

Trump speaks with Guam governor amid North Korea threat

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He deployed a few weeks ago to Guam and is stationed at Anderson Air Force Base, where he works as a mechanic on B1 bombers. "And with that said , I want to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality", he continued. "Guam is a nation of Chamorros, indigenous people whose culture has been ravaged and lost through nearly 400 years of colonization, from Spain to the United States to Japan and back to the United States", he wrote. Read More »

The Trump administration is having secret talks with North Korea

Yun and Pak are contacting each other through what's known as the "New York channel", which involves U.S. diplomats talking with their counterparts from the North Korean mission to the UN. "The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with the U.S.in tackling this threat and many others". -South Korean military exercises-which are set to resume this month-and an eventual peace treaty with Washington. Read More »

Abbott's electorate support same-sex marriage

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Currently Australia defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, but campaigners have been arguing for a redefinition. The Greens, the labor party and the independent campaign for a parliamentary vote free, in which the elect would not be bound by the party line, a procedure which is more simple, less costly for the taxpayer and which would not, according to them, on discussions clivants. Read More »

Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio: All options on table for North Korea

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But unnamed sources told the AP that the talks have done little to quell concerns about North Korea's escalation of its missile and nuclear program, though the sources also suggested that negotiation could still be possible, if Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly choose negotiations instead of threats. Read More »

US Atlantic hurricane season could be 'extremely active'

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Averaging all major tropical season forecasts yields 15 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. The agency's expected number of five to nine hurricanes overall is unchanged. "At this time, the more likely scenario is for the tropical system to stay offshore", AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said in a report. Forecasters said hurricane-force winds extended up to 35 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extended up to 150 miles. Read More »

Now a National Emergency, State Lawmakers Take Aim at Combatting Opioid Crisis

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The special White House panel created to examine the opioid epidemic recommended that the President declare a national emergency , however yesterday's remarks still came as a surprise. "This is not just a public health problem, it's not just a mental health problem, it's not just a law enforcement problem or a health care system problem". Read More »

Majority thinks Russian Federation probe should include Trump finances

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Trump continued to ramp up the rhetoric with a post on Twitter this morning indicating that the U.S.is prepared to take military action against North Korea . She further said that, sanctioning North Korea , which is, according to her, focused on survival, internal cohesion and a sense of external threat, will remain ineffective. Read More »

Texas House tentatively passes bill increasing penalties for mail-in ballot fraud

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Alan Vera of the Harris County Republican Party said as he testified in support of the bill at a Senate hearing . Mail-in ballot fraud garnered no attention during the regular session, despite Republican state leaders pushing for and approving a "must-pass" revamp of Texas' controversial voter identification law - which is still pending a challenge in federal district court. Read More »

Guam has 14 minutes to alert if DPRK fires missiles

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Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Russian Federation is strongly anxious about escalating rhetoric coming from Pyongyang and Washington . If the world's largest economy wishes to avoid full-blown conflict with North Korea , President Donald Trump may need to adopt the measured style of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead of engaging in a war of words with the rogue nation. Read More »