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US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

| | Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

  1. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

  2. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  3. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past.

  4. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:05am

    ROSEAU, Dominica — Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

  5. | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 8:08pm

    ATLANTA — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

  6. | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 8:50am

    WASHINGTON — More than one million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will live.

  7. | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 8:50am

    SOMERSET, N.J. — President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as “Rocket Man” while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats.

  8. | Posted: Sep 17 2017 - 12:06am

    ST. LOUIS — Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at upscale suburban St. Louis shopping malls and marched through a popular district of bars and restaurants Saturday in peaceful protests over the acquittal of a white St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a black man, and there was little sign of the sporadic vandalism and violence that marred the rallies a night earlier.

  9. | Posted: Sep 17 2017 - 12:06am

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  10. | Posted: Sep 17 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — There were a few tense moments Saturday at a demonstration in Washington in support of President Donald Trump, but the event was peaceful overall after it attracted fewer participants than expected.

  11. | Posted: Sep 16 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday.

  12. | Posted: Sep 16 2017 - 12:06am

    ST. LOUIS — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis and later an upscale neighborhood to protest the verdict that had stirred fears of civil unrest for weeks.

  13. | Posted: Sep 15 2017 - 12:06am

    NAPLES, Fla. — President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of Irma’s devastation and liberally dispensed congratulatory words about the federal and state recovery effort.

  14. | Posted: Sep 15 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean on Friday, U.S. and South Korean militaries said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals.

  15. | Posted: Sep 14 2017 - 12:06am

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days.