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US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

| | Sep 24 2017 - 12:07am | Comments

WASHINGTON — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.”

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds.

  2. | Posted: Sep 4 2017 - 7:33pm

    HOUSTON — While the number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston’s emergency shelters dwindled 10 days after Harvey struck, many people who had left by Monday still faced dire housing needs.

  3. | Posted: Sep 4 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s claimed test of a hydrogen bomb with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any threat from the North with a “massive military response — a response both effective and overwhelming.” Earlier, President Donald Trump threatened to halt all trade with countries doing business with the North, a veiled warning to China, and faulted South Korea for its “talk of appeasement.”

  4. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    HOUSTON — President Donald Trump traveled to Houston Saturday to see the damage from Hurricane Harvey and comfort victims displaced by the epic flooding, promising that the federal government will act quickly to help the region rebuild.

  5. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet.

  6. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 10:56pm

    HIGHLANDS, Texas — Floodwaters have inundated at least five highly contaminated toxic waste sites near Houston, raising concerns that the pollution there might spread.

  7. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 10:56pm

    The Western United States baked through the unofficial end of summer, as temperatures in some parts threatened to peak Saturday at levels not seen in decades and the wilting heat challenged crews battling wildfires across the region, including one that grew to become the largest in the history of Los Angeles.

  8. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 2:25pm

    TOKYO — 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 moves, and some defense experts say Japan should at least consider them.

  9. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 2:13pm

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang’s state media said Sunday, a claim to technological mastery that some outside experts will doubt but that will raise already high worries on the Korean Peninsula.

  10. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 12:58am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

  11. | Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Affirming its disdain for “Obamacare,” the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year.

  12. | Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 12:05am

    NEWPORT, R.I. — President Donald Trump and Navy leaders say the nation needs about 350 ships, roughly 75 more ships than the fleet has today.

  13. | Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation’s complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they’ll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government.

  14. | Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 12:06am

    BEIJING — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference.

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