TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to take a step back from the brink of nuclear war Tuesday, when state media reported that he would "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees." But, as is often the case with North Korea, the message was mixed: Kim was inspecting the missile unit tasked with preparing to strike near Guam, and photos released by state media showed a large satellite image of Andersen Air Force Base on Guam on the screen beside the leader.
Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: "Meeting with Russian Leadership - Including Putin." The adviser, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump," telling them his Russian contacts welcomed the opportunity,according to internal campaign emails read to The Washington Post.
When Susan Kroger decided to help launch a political activism group for women in her largely rural, pro-Trump region, she expected a few dozen liberal neighbors to show up. But when she opened the doors at the group's first community meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 100 people flooded into the room. Now nine months later, Kroger says the group has quickly grown to 2,300 active members. It's a story emerging across Trump country, where left-leaning grass-roots groups have popped up in some of the reddest parts of the nation - a sign that "the resistance" has gone rural.
A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday evening, as throngs of "anti-fascist" groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia. Derrick Lewis, a reporter from the local NBC affiliate WNCN, posted a video to Twitter at 7:15 p.m. showing the statue crashing to the ground in front of the old Durham County Court House during what organizers billed as an "emergency protest."
Target, looking to improve its digital business amid increased competition from Amazon.com, agreed to acquire a software company that manages local and same-day deliveries. The discount chain is buying Grand Junction, a San Francisco-based startup that links retailers and other distributors to a network of more than 700 carriers across North America. Grand Junction handles the same-day delivery service for Target's store in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood.
An Ohio man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 19, was denied bail Monday in his first court appearance. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, appeared via a video link from Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in a striped gray and white prison uniform. The judge informed Fields that he was charged with a number of felonies, including murder and malicious wounding. He was charged with one count of murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit-and-run.
Three men died after they were shot at point-blank range during a car race attended by thousands in Wisconsin, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Sunday at Great Lakes Dragaway 30 miles outside of Milwaukee. The three victims had walked up to a food vendor in the parking area when a man shot them "at a very close range," Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told reporters during a news conference. Several questions still remain unanswered. Beth said investigators have yet to identify or find the suspect, who they believe was driving a black car.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - The White House on Sunday sought to quell criticism of President Trump's failure to denounce by name the white supremacists behind a spate of violence in Charlottesville, a response that associates said was based largely on Trump's own read of the hate-fueled melee with counterprotesters. In a statement, and through aides appearing on Sunday talk shows, the White House defended Trump's general public condemnation Saturday of the events that led to three deaths and dozens of injuries in the picturesque college town in Virginia.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - After a morning of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, police ordered hundreds of people out of a downtown park - putting an end to a noon rally that hadn't even begun. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency shortly before 11 a.m.
It was New Year's morning in 2016, and the cop with the call-sign Echo 7 was on the trail of a belligerent man in Estill, South Carolina. Officer Quincy Smith was called to investigate a suspicious man trying to snatch groceries from a convenience store in the small town of about 2,000 people. Smith, wearing glasses outfitted with a video camera, speaks to a woman in the store. She gestures toward a park and says a man later identified as Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29, in a camouflage hunting outfit, is under a tree some distance away.