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HHS' Price Says No More Private Planes Until Internal Review is Completed


Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (pic) is reported to have taken at least 24 flights on private airplanes since he became a cabinet secretary in February. "Of course, as standard operating procedure, that would include review and authorization by the department to ensure full compliance", Murphy said. The trips have cost taxpayers more than $300,000 and were a sharp departure from Price's predecessors, who typically used commercial flights in the continental USA, according to ... Read More »

North Korean Defector Warns US to Take Kim Jong Un's Threats Seriously


A day earlier, Kim reacted to Trump's provocative speech at the equating the US president to "a frightened dog" and a " mentally deranged USA dotard", employing an obscure insult for someone declining into senility. President Trump has said the USA will impose new sanctions on North Korea and praised China for taking measures to financial transactions with the nation. Read More »

Seismic activity detected in North Korea near nuclear testing site


Also Thursday, Trump issued an executive order expanding the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea and to ban them from the US financial system. Beijing halted its imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods, implementing United Nations sanctions imposed on North Korea for its provocative nuclear and missile tests. Read More »

Quinnipiac students, with ties to Puerto Rico, watching Maria closely


The storm knocked out the entire grid across the USA territory of 3.4 million people , leaving many without power . Another group from the multi-agency Riverside County urban search-and-rescue K-9 task force that went to Puerto Rico in anticipation of destruction from Hurricane Irma remained in the USA territory to help when Hurricane Maria hit. Read More »

Russian Federation says US Iran sanctions undermine nuclear deal


And he said with so many people involved in hearings and investigations related to the alleged Russian meddling, "it can not be that not a single fact has leaked". Sergey Lavrov told a news conference there has been a lengthy campaign claiming Russian Federation interfered in the USA election to ensure victory for President Donald Trump - "but we do not see any facts". Read More »

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'


He also called Trump "deranged" and "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire". "I will surely and definitely tame the deranged US dotard with fire", he declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency. Read More »

Lowcountry forecast: Sunny skies, but things will be rough along the coast


Sunday will bring mostly sunny skies, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high in the mid- to upper 80s, the weather service said. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66. Tonight - Clear, with a low around 64. South wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Saturday , Sept. 23 - Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Read More »

Trump hits out at Hillary Clinton after criticism over North Korea


Isolated and impoverished, the North says it needs a nuclear deterrent to protect it from an aggressive U.S. and the autocratic regime has made militarism a central part of its national ideology. Describing Trump's Tuesday appearance before the UN General Assembly , Kim said: "I expected he would make stereotyped, prepared remarks a little different from what he used to utter in his office on the spur of the moment as he had to speak on the world's biggest official diplomatic stage". Read More »

We found the Messenger conversation between Donald Trump and Kim Jong

Still, if such a test would be seen as a "game-changer" by U.S. officials, it's positively shocking they don't see President Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea as one. North Korea says it might test a nuclear bomb in the Pacific Ocean. North Korea may simply have no place to conduct an underground test of any larger scale. Read More »

"I have decided" on Iran deal

If the USA decides to break the agreement, Rouhani said, "any choice and any option" are open for Iran "that we see as beneficial to our country" - but he dismissed Trump's "baseless accusation" that the nuclear deal may be providing cover for Iran's eventual construction of nuclear weapons. Read More »

We are not here as terrorists, say Rohingyas in Hyderabad


The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it was ready to share with the judges the confidential information by intelligence agencies, which suggested that the Rohingyas have links with militants based in Pakistan. Close to 40,000 Rohingya Muslims live in India after fleeing Myanmar over the past decade. Under global pressure, Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on Tuesday only to justify the brutal army crackdown against Rohingya Muslims . Read More »

South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16


State and Missouri. "He shot me a big smile right before it". It was White's first make among his first five collegiate tries. White saved SC from an embarrassing loss. Injured Gamecocks wide receiver Deebo Samuel may be out with a leg injury, but he is with his team as they prepare to face Louisiana Tech and led the Gamecock Walk. Read More »

Foreigners killed in Mexico quake from Taiwan, Korea, Spain


Mexico City mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told Milenio TV there were "no new developments" due to the quake, though he acknowledged that it provoked "some crises of nerves" among residents. Apartment buildings, offices, a school and a textile factory were among the structures flattened, leaving thousands homeless. All along the highway running south from Mexico City into quake-stricken Morelos state, where at least 73 people died, convoys of volunteers can be seen driving cars decorated with ... Read More »

Russian FM Lavrov: Countries that dominate others are in minority


He also said, "Strong, sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect". Russian Federation has honestly walked along a long path of getting rid of the legacy of the Cold War but received no support in its efforts from its partners in the West, the minister said, expressing his regret over the fact that " some countries still prefer force to dialogue ". Read More »

China to restrict oil exports to N.Korea


Mr Trump branded the country's leader Kim Jong-un "Rocket Man" in response to Pyongyang's ongoing missile tests, which are still being carried out in spite of worldwide opposition. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters in NY what his leader Kim Jong-un meant when he said he was considering the " highest level of countermeasure" in response to Mr Trump . Read More »

Two seismic events in North Korea 'unlikely' to be man-made explosions

The US Geological Survey said it could not conclusively confirm whether the quake, which it measured at magnitude 3.5, was man-made or natural. BBC reports that Chinese seismologists believe it was a "suspected explosion" but South Korea says it is likely a natural quake because "the specific soundwaves generated by artificial earthquakes were not detected". Read More »

No statement from Dhaka as Bangladesh FM meets Russia's Lavrov at UN


But meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said "Why not?" when asked whether there could be a dialogue with North Korea. Two days after his first address to the UN General Assembly, Trump signed an executive order to ban firms from operating in the United States if they deal with North Korea. Read More »

Six injured in London acid attack


The injuries were believed to have been sustained in different locations, with one male arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, police said . It's believed six people were hurt in the incident around 8 p.m. "Officers remain on scene". A man who gave his name as Hossen, an assistant manager at Burger King, said a victim had run into the fast food chain to "wash acid off his face". Read More »

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test


After United States President Donald Trump announced another sanction against North Korea , the country's leader Kim Jong-Un called the former "mentally deranged USA dotard ". Tensions have risen amid North Korea's continued provocations, including its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, in defiance of global condemnation. Read More »

3.5-magnitude quake rattles N. Korea near nuclear test site


President Donald Trump and other leaders. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers pass over a Republic of Korea air force F-15 during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace on July 30, 2017. We can not conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event. The natural disaster, which South Korea's Meteorological Agency put at magnitude 3.0, was detected 30.4 miles from Kilju in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known ... Read More »

'Rocket Man should have been handled long time ago', says Trump


Earlier US president Donald Trump lashed out at Kim during a rally speech in Alabama. Although North Korean rhetoric is often exaggerated and contains offensive metaphors, its recent statement followed the country's largest nuclear test and Trump's first address before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, where he decried the regime for its continued provocations. Read More »

North Korea's foreign minister is speaking at the UN Who is he?


Meanwhile Trump on Thursday said that the United States would roll out new sanctions against North Korea, hinting at a new travel ban. Earlier on Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to target North Korea's trading partners that "finance and facilitate trade" with the reclusive nation. Read More »

Team won't visit White House


Dawn Staley, coach of the NCAA champion SC women's basketball team, said she would go to the White House if an invitation was extended , though she would give her players the option of not going. But, you know, the office of the presidency of the United States is the most fantastic place you can be. In March, UNC head coach Roy Williams ripped President Trump's social media habits, saying "our president tweets out more bullshit than anybody I've ever seen". Read More »

Police teams use dogs to search for Mexico quake survivors


The golden labrador is using her sense of smell to try to detect any survivors left in the wreckage of buildings brought down on Tuesday by the 7.1-magnitude quake. In the capital's trendy central neighbourhood of Roma, rescue workers were trying to locate several people in the wreckage of a collapsed seven-story office building. Read More »

Officiating mistake robs Texas A&M of long touchdown run


It was an incredible play and a great way for overtime to end with the Aggies' 50-43 win. Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond broke free for what appeared to be a 90-yard touchdown run 10:02 left in the first half. Undaunted, the Razorbacks answered in four plays with Allen passing 31 yards to Austin Cantrell and 45 to Nance, setting up a 4-yard touchdown run by David Williams. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, Trump Threats Worry Russia

President Trump labeled North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un a " madman " hours after announcing new sanctions on the rogue regime. The threats by Pyongyang came after Trump threatened to " totally destroy " North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday . Read More »

Barcelona expect 'intense game' against Juventus — UCL


Juventus Coach Max Allegri has lamented his side affording Lionel Messi too much space in Tuesday night's Champions League encounter. What this means is that Barca is looking for revenge. Neymar put PSG in front before he set up Mbappe to make it 2-0. "I just think about working hard and improving all the time". "These games have to be played with the mind". Read More »

3 charged with murdering Durham woman


Magwood and Pitts were being held in the Durham County Jail. The source of the gunshot wounds that Shamsuddeen and Magwood sustained is under investigation. Another shooting was reported Friday night about 30 minutes earlier just a mile away. A woman was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting, neighbors said. Read More »

China: Trump's claim about bank bans 'not consistent with the facts'


For reference, the US agency recorded a 6.3 magnitude quake after North Korea's hydrogen bomb test on September 3, its sixth of a nuclear weapon. US President Donald Trump dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un " Rocket Man " in a speech at the UN in which he threatened to "totally destroy" the North if it attacked the US or its allies. Read More »

Puerto Rican Community Rallies To Provide Hurricane Relief


Army Corps of Engineers in 1929, holds back a man-made lake covering about 2 square miles. "Not one area of the island was spared", City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is from Puerto Rico , said in a statement . "I don't even know if she's dead". "He has a landline, but nothing's helping right now", Wainwright said. She was able to talk to and see her mother through video messaging the day the hurricane hit. Read More »

Kim Jong-un Is A Madman - Donald Trump

The hermit kingdom fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier this month and after detonating a hydrogen bomb that was so powerful it caused an natural disaster. Jeffrey Lewis, head of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of Strategic Studies at Monterey, California, said: "Seismologists are very good at discriminating between earthquakes and explosions ". Read More »

Activist and former AAP leader Anjali Damania gets threat call from Pak


Damania quoted the telephonic conversation: "Tune jina haram kar rakha hai sabka". You have a family... The caller said that he knows she has family and added that she was making things hard for many people. Dhamania alleged that he had used sexual slur against her and camped at the police station for 28 hours before the FIR was registered. On Sunday, Damania once again took to Twitter and urged PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to meet her. Read More »

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details


Seoul is within artillery range of North Korea, which beyond nuclear and conventional weapons is also believed to have a sizable chemical and biological arsenal. A South Korean soldier takes part in a combined arms collective training exercise in Pocheon, South Korea September 19, 2017. The deciding whether a ballistic missile fired by North Korea is enough of a threat to bring it down even if its trajectory doesn't include the U.S. Read More »

WILBUR ROSS: China 'sent a very powerful message to North Korea'


Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3 and has launched dozens of missiles this year as it accelerates a program aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile. The site, run by the U.S. -Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, added the bomb's 250-kiloton yield was close to what it previously determined was the maximum that could be contained by the test site. Read More »