SEOUL - President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned against the threats posed by "a country ruled by a cult" in North Korea in a hard line speech aimed at rallying international pressure on Pyongyang over its escalating nuclear weapons program. Trump said dictator Kim Jong Un's regime seeks to "sow conflict abroad to distract from total failure they suffer at home" in his address to the South Korean national assembly.
We now have new governors-elect of New Jersey and Virginia - along with a whole bunch of new data on where the Democratic and Republican parties currently stand in American politics. Election Day 2017 is just about in the books, with Democrats Phil Murphy and Ralph Northam winning the governor's mansions in New Jersey and Virginia, respectively. The latter won the biggest and most closely watched race of the night, giving Democrats a shot in the arm after a tough electoral year. Below, we break down the winners and losers. Winners
Democrats took back the governor's seat in New Jersey as first-time candidate Phil Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, capping a tumultuous eight years of term-limited Republican Gov. Chris Christie leading the state. The party is also poised to cement its 12-year control of both houses of the state legislature, putting Democrats back in control of the entire state.
Democrat Ralph Northam was projected to win Virginia's race for governor Tuesday over Republican Ed Gillespie, as Democrats appeared headed for a big night across the board in races for lieutenant governor, attorney general and several key seats in the House of Delegates, based on exit polls and early returns. Virginia's election has been closely watched nationwide as a test of President Donald Trump's status and impact on the tenor of politics in every state.
What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out of touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant? With late-night TV comedy shows where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes and with ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering images shape assumptions about aging. Although people may hope for good health and happiness, they tend to believe that growing older involves deterioration and decline, according to reports from the Reframing Aging Initiative.
WASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic lawmakers who remain bitterly opposed about expanding gun-control measures are banding together to demand that federal agencies comply with existing ones, after reports indicated that the gunman who killed 26 people in a church shooting in Texas should have been prevented from buying a firearm.
It's official. We're going to 280. Now every Twitter user - from first-day users to President Donald Trump - will have twice the room to share their thoughts. Twitter on Tuesday confirmed that it is doubling its iconic character count for good, after a month or so of tests trying out longer tweets. While many Twitter users reacted with horror to the tests, Twitter said in a blog post that the higher limit made people more likely to tweet, left fewer than 1 percent of users hungry for more room and increased "engagement" - its umbrella term for likes, replies and retweets.
Experts who work on the mosquito-borne West Nile virus have long known that it can cause serious neurological symptoms, such as memory problems and tremors, when it invades the brain and spinal cord. Now researchers have found physical evidence of brain damage in patients years after their original infection, the first time for such documentation using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI.
TransCanada Corp., which diversified heavily into the U.S. with its $10.2 billion Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. acquisition last year, is seeking trademarks on new company names that would excise its home country. The pipeline builder and operator has published the names TC Energy, TCE, Ventiv, Convergent and Northbow in the Canadian government's trademarks journal in the past four months, according to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's website. Publishing the names lets others weigh in before the trademarks are granted and registered.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The gunman who opened fire in a church outside San Antonio, killing at least 26 people, escaped from a mental health facility in 2012 after he was caught sneaking guns onto an Air Force base and "attempting to carry out death threats" made against military superiors, according to a police report. The report said that officers with the El Paso, Texas, police were dispatched to a bus terminal after Devin Kelley's escape from a behavioral facility about seven miles away in New Mexico.