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6h ago

North Korea warns of ‘overwhelming nuclear force’ to counter U.S.

The comments came in response to the U.S.'s plans to deploy more fighter jets and aircraft carriers to the Korean Peninsula as it expands joint military drills with the South.
In this photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, center, F-22 fighter jets and South Korean Air Force F-35 fighter jets, bottom, fly over South Korea Peninsula during a joint air drill in South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2023. North Korea on Thursday, Feb. 2, threatened the "toughest reaction" to the United States' expanding joint military exercises with South Korea to counter the North's growing nuclear weapons ambitions, claiming that the allies were pushing tensions to an "extreme red line." (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)
In this photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, center, F-22 fighter jets and South Korean Air Force F-35 fighter jets, bottom, fly over South Korea Peninsula during a joint air drill in South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2023. North Korea on Thursday, Feb. 2, threatened the "toughest reaction" to the United States' expanding joint military exercises with South Korea to counter the North's growing nuclear weapons ambitions, claiming that the allies were pushing tensions to an "extreme red line." (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)
6h ago

U.S. expands military presence in the Philippines as China looms in region

The agreement gives American forces access to four more bases in “strategic areas of the country,” a U.S. treaty ally facing territorial disputes with Beijing in the South China Sea.
U.S. Marines with Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit places a joint light tactical vehicle onto Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Miguel Keith (ESB-5) using a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 8, 2022. HSTs enable the setup of an expedient drop zone for heavy equipment to be picked up and transported by flight. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Tripoli Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S. Marines with Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit places a joint light tactical vehicle onto Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Miguel Keith (ESB-5) using a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 8, 2022. HSTs enable the setup of an expedient drop zone for heavy equipment to be picked up and transported by flight. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Tripoli Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
7h ago

U.S. opens embassy in Solomon Islands in bid to counter China

Beijing’s bold moves in the Pacific have sent Washington scrambling to increase engagement, including by opening an embassy in the Solomon Islands for the first time since 1993.
FILE - Ships are docked offshore in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, Nov. 24, 2018. The head of the most populous province in the Solomon Islands Daniel Suidani said Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, that the country would likely switch diplomatic ties back to Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post following next week's no-confidence vote, after looting and violent protests shook the capital city last month.
FILE - Ships are docked offshore in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, Nov. 24, 2018. The head of the most populous province in the Solomon Islands Daniel Suidani said Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, that the country would likely switch diplomatic ties back to Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post following next week's no-confidence vote, after looting and violent protests shook the capital city last month.
7h ago

Mourners and protesters clash at Cardinal George Pell’s funeral in Sydney

Protesters yelled slogans denouncing Pell, whose sexual abuse conviction was overturned, while supporters said he was the victim of a campaign to punish him regardless of his guilt.
Image: A pontifical requiem Mass for Cardinal George Pell
Image: A pontifical requiem Mass for Cardinal George Pell

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8h ago

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Police killing of double amputee in wheelchair sparks outcry and demand for answers

Police shot and killed Anthony Lowe near Los Angeles last week as he fled on what remained of his legs. His family wants to know why police believed they had to kill him.
On Jan. 26, Huntington Park police officers shot and killed Anthony Lowe, 36, whose lower legs were amputated last year.
On Jan. 26, Huntington Park police officers shot and killed Anthony Lowe, 36, whose lower legs were amputated last year.

Omaha Target shooting suspect bought AR-style rifle 4 days earlier, police say

Joseph Jones, 32, was fatally shot by an Omaha, Nebraska, police officer after he opened fire in a Target on Tuesday. No one else was hurt.
Police investigate the scene of a suspected active shooter at a Target, in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday.
Police investigate the scene of a suspected active shooter at a Target, in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday.
8h ago

Oregon kidnapping suspect likely killed 2 others before standoff, police say

Benjamin Foster, who had been sought in what has been described as a torture and attempted murder case, died by suicide in Grants Pass on Tuesday.
Benjamin Obadiah Foster.
Benjamin Obadiah Foster.

Man fatally shot 1, wounded 2 in Washington, D.C., before train passengers disarmed him, police say

Police said the man shot three people in a rampage that began on a bus and ended in a Metro tunnel.
Washington Metropolitan Police officers investigate a shooting at the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Southeast Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. An armed man shot three people, killing one, Wednesday in a morning rampage that started on a city bus and ended in a Metro tunnel after passengers attacked and disarmed him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Washington Metropolitan Police officers investigate a shooting at the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Southeast Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. An armed man shot three people, killing one, Wednesday in a morning rampage that started on a city bus and ended in a Metro tunnel after passengers attacked and disarmed him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Gas stove debate reignites as Energy Department proposes new standards

In a move that's likely to inflame critics, the proposal seeks certain efficiency thresholds for both gas and electric stoves.
Flame.
Flame.

Congress presses Secret Service for more details about state-sponsored foreign hackers stealing Covid relief funds

At a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday, members from both parties cited an NBC News report about a group linked to China's government stealing millions.
Image: House Oversight And Reform Committee Holds Hearing On Waste And Fraud In Federal Pandemic Spending
Image: House Oversight And Reform Committee Holds Hearing On Waste And Fraud In Federal Pandemic Spending
11h ago

Tyre Nichols police report at odds with video of brutal traffic stop before his death

It states that he was violent and aggressive but does not mention that Memphis officers repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Tyre Nichols.
Tyre Nichols.