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In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to “destroy” North Korea

Sep 20 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil.

  • | Posted: Sep 20 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 12:05am

    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.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 12:05am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.

  • | Posted: Sep 20 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil.

  • | Posted: Sep 20 2017 - 12:05am

    ROSEAU, Dominica — Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused “mind-boggling” devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane barreled toward Puerto Rico, which looked likely to take a direct hit.

  • Posted: Sep 20 2017 - 12:05am

    White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

  • | 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 sharpen its ill-defined 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.

  • | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for natural beauty and historical significance to mining, logging and other development.

  • Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am

    Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

  • | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 12:05am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 12:05am

    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.

  • | Posted: Sep 17 2017 - 12:05am

    MIAMI — Nearly a week after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida, the recovery mission picked up momentum as more people had electricity and schools made plans to reopen.

  • | Posted: Sep 17 2017 - 12:05am

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state’s presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive campaigns earlier in the state that awards the most delegates.

  • Posted: Sep 16 2017 - 12:06am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.