North Korea threatens to reduce US to 'ash' for sanctions calling them 'state terrorism'

The threats come after the UN voted unanimously to restrict shipments of fuel to Pyongyang and for a total ban on textile exports.

In a statement, North Korea responded by calling the actions “state terrorism” and that the “chief culprit” involved in “cooking up the ‘sanctions resolution’, be beaten to death with a stick fit for a rabid dog”.

The tirade continues: “Now is the time to annihilate the imperialist aggressors. Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness.”

Japan is also threatened, as the hermit kingdom claims they will be “sunk into the sea by a nuclear bomb” and South Korea to be “severely punished and wiped out with fire”.

It follows satellite images that have been released indicating Kim Jong-Un has ambitions to continue his nuclear programme despite the sanctions.

The pictures were taken above the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north of the country.

Analysts for 38 North, who are devoted to reporting on the regime, believe this activity may indicate that preparation for future tests in other underground portals is underway.

The pictures apparently show a fresh crater, which may have been caused by the portal used for the hydrogen bomb test caving in after detonation, although 38 North said it was impossible to be certain.

Although experts have now concluded the latest nuclear test yielded an estimated 250 kilotons blast which is believed to be the maximum yield the Punggye-ri can contain.

NBC journalist Hans Nichols tweeted: “US intel has observed N Korea prepping for a possible missile test in coming days, per 3 mil officials. UN sanctions have not slowed program.”

Treasury Secretary Steve Munchin suggested on Wednesday that the US is willing to cut off trade “with anyone who trades with North Korea”.

He said in an interview on Fox News: “I’ve worked on an executive order that’s ready if the president wants to use it.

“We are going to be careful in using these tools, but the president is committed. We will use economic sanctions to bring North Korea to the table.”

When asked whether he included China, Mnuchin replied: “Stopping trade with anybody. Nobody would be off the table.”

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Jemele Hill regrets hurting ESPN with tweet about Trump

Jemele Hill has released a statement on her political tweet heard ‘round the world.

And she isn’t apologizing for words. Rather, Hill says she regrets the spot it put her employer in.

“My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs,” she wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. “My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light.

“My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.”

ESPN said they ’addressed’ the matter with Hill Tuesday after she tweeted that Trump is “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network said.

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After Hill took to Twitter with the statement, ESPN told CNN Money they “accept her apology,” but also blamed her for “implying” she was speaking for the network with the “white supremacist” tweet.  

“Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN,” they said. “She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”

Hill did not mention ESPN anywhere in her tweet that has caused a stir.

She co-hosted Sportscenter at 6 p.m., like she usually does, with Michael Smith on Wednesday evening.

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Weiner's lawyers argue client is ill in bid for probation

Disgraced ex-pol Anthony Weiner should get probation for sexting a 15-year-old because he’s sick but not a sexual predator, his lawyers argued late Wednesday.

Weiner, who on May 19 pleaded guilty to transmitting obscene material to a minor, is set to be sentenced on Sept. 25. Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, filed for divorce the day of his guilty plea.

Under Weiner’s plea deal, prosecutors said a sentence from 21 to 27 months in federal lockup is appropriate. Federal judges don’t have to follow plea deals, however, and the maximum sentence for him could be up to 10 years behind bars.

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Lawyers said that while Weiner was in the throes of his illness, the teen contacted him to gather material for a book.

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In his bid for probation, Weiner’s lawyers said his behavior came from an untreated addiction that caused him to compulsively respond to internet messages.

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Weiner did not sext the teen because he is sexually interested in teenagers, they contend, pointing out his previous sexting partners were all adults. They also argue Weiner didn’t seek out his victim, let alone other teenagers.

They said that while Weiner was in the throes of his illness, the teen contacted him to gather material for a book — which, according to the feds, she is now pitching to publishers.

The teen tracked their exchanges from the get-go, “selectively” deciding which exchanges to record and which to delete, they maintain.

Front page of the New York Daily News for Sept. 9, 2017.

Front page of the New York Daily News for Sept. 9, 2017.

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The teen — who allegedly sold her story to a tabloid for $ 30,000 in September 2016 — later told federal investigators she had wanted to affect the election, court papers contend.

Weiner’s lawyers emphasized that this isn’t an excuse, but claim it shows his case is unique in comparison to other sexting cases — where an adult, possibly in a position of authority, acted in a predatory fashion.

Weiner copped to sending explicit sexual pics to the North Carolina high school student — and encouraging her to participate in sexual conduct even though she is a minor.

Weiner, who texted the teen under the alias “T-Dog,” is touching his genitals in one photo he sent to the girl.

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Craig Carton Resigns, Focusing on 'Clearing My Name'

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9/13/2017 5:25 PM PDT

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Sports radio host Craig Carton — one half of the famous “Boomer & Carton” show — officially quit his job … amid a federal investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar concert ticket scheme.

As we previously reported … Carton was arrested by FBI agents last week after officials say an investigation revealed he bilked investors out of millions of dollars in an effort to pay off a massive casino debt.

Now with charges looming, Carton has tendered his resignation at WFAN — which is owned by CBS radio.

Carton says … “For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light.”

He continues … “Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted.”

“I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.”

Carton says he badly wants to tell his side of the story to his listeners, but “can’t at this time.”

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Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi make DACA deal with Trump at W.H.

Pass the gravy, hold the wall.

The top House and Senate Democrats announced an immigration reform package that will protect Dreamers and provide border security on Wednesday after breaking bread with President Trump at the White House.

The agreement does not include funding for Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

It does protect 800,000 immigrants, known as Dreamers, who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

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Their lives were upended when the Trump administration decided to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, which shielded them from deportation.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Trump and several cabinet members for a dinner of Chinese food, continuing the Republican President’s sudden outreach to the other side of the aisle, which has horrified his GOP colleagues.

“We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a joint statement after the meal.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Trump in the Oval Office last week.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Trump in the Oval Office last week.

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The deal specifies bipartisan legislation called the DREAM Act that provides eventual citizenship for the young immigrants, a source told the Associated Press.

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Trump and the two top Democrats were joined by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff John Kelly and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top two Republicans in Congress, were noticeably absent.

Ryan told the Associated Press he was meeting with Pelosi before her dinner, and the two of them planned to discuss immigration reform.

For most of this year, Trump has made the Senate and House minority leaders some of his biggest targets in Congress.

Stephen Bannon says he fears DACA will ignite GOP civil war

He has called Schumer a “clown” and “Fake Tears Chuck” because the New York senator teared up at a protest of Trump’s travel ban. California Rep. Pelosi, meanwhile, was derided as a “loser” and a liar.

But Trump stunned Congress last week when he struck an unexpected deal with the Democrats on debt ceiling and government spending legislation, shunning discussions he held with Republican leaders and his own staff.

He later fired off a tweet reassuring Dreamers — at Pelosi’s request.

After another bipartisan meeting at the White House earlier in the day, Trump told reporters, “More and more we’re trying to work things out together.”

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He said he wanted to see “if we can do something in a bipartisan fashion so that we can solve the DACA problem and other immigration problems.”

The fate of Trump’s beloved wall, which he has vowed Mexico will eventually fund, remains to be seen.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders countered the Dems’ claim that the barricade was off the table.

“While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,” she tweeted. 

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Donald Trump 'willing to cut off trade' with China to reign in despotic North Korea

Treasury Secretary Steve Munchin suggested on Wednesday that the is willing to cut off trade “with anyone who trades with ”.

He said in an interview on Fox News: “I’ve worked on an executive order that’s ready if the president wants to use it.

“We can stop trade with any country that does business with North Korea.

“We are going to be careful in using these tools, but the president is committed. We will use economic sanctions to bring North Korea to the table.”

When asked whether he included , Mnuchin replied: “Stopping trade with anybody. Nobody would be off the table.”

President Trump took to Twitter in the wake of North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test to make the same threat.

He said: “I will be meeting General Kelly, General Mattis and other military leaders at the White House to discuss North Korea. Thank you.

“The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.”

China replied that the President’s comments are “unacceptable”.

He also Tweeted today: “China has a business tax rate of 15%. We should do everything possible to match them in order to win with our economy. Jobs and wages!”

The heated words come as North Korea has been hit with tough sanctions.

The UN passed new sanctions on the East Asian dictatorship unanimously.

Former North Korea’s allies Russia and China also voted in favour of new oil imports limits.

A statement from the North Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee responded by saying: “The army and people of the DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees, chief culprit in cooking up the ‘sanctions resolution’, be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.

“The Yankees are the sworn enemy and group of wolves which can never be allowed to go as they have massacred and persecuted the Korean people century after century.

“The group of gangsters should never be pardoned for having ruthlessly trampled down our sovereignty and right to existence.

“There’s a limit to patience.”

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Craig Carton resigns from WFAN show amid Ponzi scheme charges

Now it’s just the Boomer show.

Acerbic radio sports host Craig Carton resigned Wednesday from WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” morning show days after he was arrested and charged with running a ticket-sale Ponzi scheme.

“For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job,” Carton said in a statement. “I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light.

“Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.”

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Carton had already been suspended from the station.

“WFAN has accepted Craig Carton’s resignation,” CBS Radio said in a statement. “We appreciate all of his contributions over the last decade and wish him and his family well during this next phase.”

The statement said the station will begin a search for Carton’s replacement immediately.

Federal authorities arrested Carton last week, saying in papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court that he tried to raise millions of dollars in 2016 to pay gambling debts to casinos and others.

Authorities said Carton falsely told investors that he and others could score big profits by selling large blocks of tickets to acts including Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber and Barbra Streisand.

Carton, 48, of Manhattan, remains free on $ 500,000 bail.

Carton hosted the morning show for a decade with former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Esiason awkwardly announced his partner’s arrest on air last Wednesday after initially telling listeners that Carton had called in sick.

Carton and an associate, Michael Wright, 41, of Upper Saddle River, N.J., were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in the $ 5.6 million scheme.

Carton earned $ 250,000 at WFAN. 

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Student killed trying to stop Washington high school shooter

A gunman opened fire in the hallway of a Washington State high school, killing one student and sending classmates fleeing before being tackled by a staff member.

Three more children were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center where they were in stable condition, Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said.

Hospital staff said the victims were all in their mid-teens.

The suspect, identified by KREM as student Caleb Sharpe, was taken into custody by police and is being held in juvenile jail.

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Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told reporters that the shooter came to school armed with two guns, unloading bullets into a second-floor hallway before switching to his second weapon when the first one jammed. 

Knezovich said that the student who died had attempted to dissuade the suspect from opening fire on his classmates.

“A student walked up to him, engaged him, and that student was shot. That student did not survive,” he said, adding that he believed the incident stemmed from “a bullying type situation.”

Trauma surgeon Mike Moore said that three victims were stable, but that one patient was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday evening.

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A faculty member reportedly took down the suspect before police arrived on the scene.

“It sounds like some very courageous action by a member of the Freeman school staff,” Knezovich said.

“We still need to verify exactly what his role is but this is another example of someone who had a lot of courage and stepped up and stopped this before it got worse.”

A shooting was reported at Freeman High School, south of Spokane Valley, in Washington State Wednesday.

A shooting was reported at Freeman High School, south of Spokane Valley, in Washington State Wednesday.

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A school resource officer reportedly handcuffed the suspect after another employee had brought him to the ground. People were sitting on him when police arrived, Knezovich said.

A high school freshman who witnessed the shooting said she recognized the gunman. She recalled acting in an elementary school play with him.

“He was rather outgoing, he did not seem like the kind of kid to do it,” she told KREM2.

Seventeen-year-old Cory Therman told the station that she passed by the gunman before hearing shots ring out.

“I was in the hallway. I had just walked out of the classroom I was in and he was standing in the middle of the hallway and I walked right past him,” she said. 

Teresa Fuller, a spokesperson for the Spokane Police Department, confirmed that all students, including those who were in hiding places, had been located and cleared out of the building after the active shooter alert.

Freeman High School, located outside central Spokane in Rockford, has 327 enrolled students. 

A friend of the shooter’s said he saw the suspect show up to school with a duffle bag Wednesday morning. 

“But he came to school to sell games and stuff, so I just thought it was that.”

The friend said he didn’t know what drove the suspect to commit the act of violence. 

“My friend that did this was trying to make friends with everybody. He didn’t seem like the person to do this,” he told KREM2.

He described his friend as a “weird” kid who was understood by a tight-knit group of friends. 

“He fit in with our group. He could just be himself and none of us would judge him,” he said. “He wanted to be friends with kind of everyone.”

The same friend said the suspect had handed out notes to his friends in the beginning the school year, saying he planned to do something “stupid where he gets killed or put in jail.”

At least one of the notes had been handed over to a school counselor, the friend said.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee tweeted about an hour and a half after the shooting occurred.

“This morning’s shooting at Freeman High School is heartbreaking. All Washingtonians are thinking of the victims and their families,” he said. “The @wastatepatrol and all state agencies will do whatever we can to help provide support and comfort in the days and weeks to come,” he said. 

Spokane Mayor David Condon also issued a statement Wednesday. 

“Our hearts are broken by the events at Freeman High School this morning. This is a terrible day for the students, parents, teachers, administrators and the rest of that close-knit community. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrendous tragedy. First responders in our region are one team. Spokane City employees were part of that team in the first moments and will be there for the Freeman community as it begins a long road to recovery.”

Classes were cancelled for the remainder of the week. Counselors would be on hand to speak to students and their families. 

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Craig Carton resigns from WFAN show amid Ponzi scheme charges

Now it’s just the Boomer show.

Acerbic radio sports host Craig Carton resigned Wednesday from WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” morning show days after he was arrested and charged with running a ticket-sale Ponzi scheme.

“For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job,” Carton said in a statement. “I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light.

“Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.”

Giants QB Geno Smith rips WFAN’s Craig Carton for arrest

Carton had already been suspended from the station.

“WFAN has accepted Craig Carton’s resignation,” CBS Radio said in a statement. “We appreciate all of his contributions over the last decade and wish him and his family well during this next phase.”

The statement said the station will begin a search for Carton’s replacement immediately.

Federal authorities arrested Carton last week, saying in papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court that he tried to raise millions of dollars in 2016 to pay gambling debts to casinos and others.

Authorities said Carton falsely told investors that he and others could score big profits by selling large blocks of tickets to acts including Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber and Barbra Streisand.

Carton, 48, of Manhattan, remains free on $ 500,000 bail.

Carton hosted the morning show for a decade with former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Esiason awkwardly announced his partner’s arrest on air last Wednesday after initially telling listeners that Carton had called in sick.

Carton and an associate, Michael Wright, 41, of Upper Saddle River, N.J., were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in the $ 5.6 million scheme.

Carton earned $ 250,000 at WFAN. 

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Producers of Tom Cruise Movie 'American Made' Sue Over Fatal Plane Crash

Tom Cruise MovieProducers Sue Over Fatal Plane Crash

9/13/2017 6:23 PM PDT

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The production company that is being sued over a fatal plane crash during the filming of Tom Cruise‘s movie, “American Made” has filed new legal docs, saying the real culprit is the aviation company that didn’t properly care for the plane.

As we reported, on Sept. 11, 2015, a Piper/Smith Aerostar 600 crashed in Colombia, killing 2 occupants – American pilot Alan Purwin and Colombian pilot Carlos Berl. A third was seriously injured.

The heirs of the people who died filed wrongful death lawsuits against Cross Creek Pictures, which produced the movie. Now Cross Creek claims S&S Aviation, which owned the plane, did not maintain it properly. The suit claims S&S was “negligent in failing to properly inspect, repair, maintain and ensure airworthiness.” Cross Creek also claims S&S failed to provide adequate pre-flight preparation and pilot training.

Cross Creek is asking the judge to nail S&S for any damages for which it may be on the hook.


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