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US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as “deranged” and warning he will “pay dearly” for his threat to “totally …

Text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s response to Trump

In a rare if not unprecedented move, North Korea released a statement directly from its leader in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism in his speech to the United Nations earlier this week. The response, transmitted by North Korea’s state news agency KCNA, reads as follows: Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the …

Family of black man killed by Indianapolis police sue city

INDIANAPOLIS — The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by Indianapolis police during a traffic stop is suing the city, its police department and two officers, alleging excessive force. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that Aaron Bailey’s constitutional rights were violated when the two officers fired on him June 29. It contends …

Vegas police change neck restraint policy after man’s death

LAS VEGAS — Police in Las Vegas have changed use-of-force policies to stop routine use of neck restraints that render people unconscious after the death of a man and findings that a department-taught technique was used 632 times over a decade, officials said Thursday. The revision to the use-of-force rules followed the death in May …

Protesters ejected from Turkish president’s New York speech

NEW YORK — A demonstrator who got up and shouted “Terrorist!” at Turkey’s president during a speech at a hotel on Thursday was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall as others in the emotional crowd pushed, shoved and shouted.—It happened at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square while Turkish President Recep …

SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency’s ability to protect important financial information and comes as Americans are still weighing the consequences of the massive hack at Equifax. The SEC, the federal …

Officer on desk after violent arrest of man ‘trying to help’

PITTSBURGH — One of five police officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted online has been assigned to desk duty, and the man he punched during the arrest says he was just trying to help police make another arrest. Officer Andrew Jacobs will be on desk duty until the city …

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

MEXICO CITY — Oscar Rangel doesn’t own a shovel and is typically sitting at a computer compiling databases at work. But when the magnitude 7.1 quake struck Mexico this week, he was among the first to show up at a building that collapsed near his home, ready to dig for survivors. In the two days …

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

MEXICO CITY — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes …

GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states

WASHINGTON — Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation. The 140-page measure, which top Republicans hope to push through the Senate next …