The Latest: N.Korea slams US over terror sponsor designation

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SEOUL, South Korea –  The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local): 7 p.m. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a “serious provocation” that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that the…

U.S. Navy aircraft crashes into sea off Japan, 11 aboard

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A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the sea off Okinawa, Japan Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, military officials said. The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the ocean at around 2:45 p.m. local time (00:45 ET.) The ship, which is in the…

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

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SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N.…

Roy Moore weighs legal action against female accusers

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is considering legal action against one or more of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, he said Tuesday night. Moore, the Republican nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Senate in a Dec. 12 special election, has strongly denied all accusations that he inappropriately…