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Editorials from around New England

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Urgent steps needed, vaping is killing people The Day Sept. 12 A suspicion that romaine or canteloupe or ground beef poses a threat to public health puts all hands on deck at restaurants and supermarkets to remove the suspect food. Get it off the market first and...

Huawei accuses US of cyberattacks, coercing employees

Sep. 4, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company. Huawei, which faces mounting American pressure including possible loss of access to...

US: Ex-deputy attorney general shouldn't defend Huawei

Sep. 4, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to disqualify a former deputy attorney general as the lead defense lawyer in the bank fraud case against Chinese electronics giant Huawei. Prosecutors argued at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court that James Cole should be removed because he had...

North Korea says Kim supervised latest rocket launcher test

Aug. 3, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance the country's ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by Pyongyang's official Korean...

Former ammunition plant employee sentenced in fraud scheme

Aug. 2, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Buckner woman has been sentenced for embezzling more than $160,000 while working at the Lake City Ammunition Plant. Brooke Brooks was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison without parole. She was also ordered to pay $163,493 in restitution. Brooks pleaded...

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

Aug. 2, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, South Korea's military and presidential office said. The increased testing activity is seen as brinkmanship...

Pompeo says he was ready, but North Korea meeting unlikely

Aug. 1, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the two sides is unlikely at an Asian security conference this week in Thailand. Pompeo said he and the administration's...

North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

Aug. 1, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by North Korea's official Korean Central...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Jul. 31, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ July 26 Johnson City Press on the state's recent distracted driving law: Swerving, drifting, creeping along, turning without signaling — we all encounter dangerous distracted driving, most likely any day we're on the road. Sadly, we've probably done it, too....

Israel, US test missile defense system in Alaska

Jul. 28, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the United States say they have successfully tested a jointly developed missile defense system in Alaska. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a Cabinet meeting Sunday that the Arrow 3 gives his country the "ability to act against ballistic missiles fired against us...