North Korea Foreign Minister: Trump Has ‘Lit The Wick’ Of War:
US President Donald Trump has “lit the wick of the war” against North Korea, a Russian state news agency quoted North Korea’s foreign minister as saying on Wednesday.
The statement follows weeks of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States, fueled by Pyongyang’s repeated nuclear tests and Trump’s tough talk.
Speaking to Russia’s state-run TASS news agency, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho cited Trump’s September speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York as the tipping point.
California Fires: 23 Killed, Hundreds Missing As Blazes Rage:
The flames are spreading fast, the firefighters are stretched thin and the blazes rampaging through Northern California’s wine country are nowhere near containment.
As the cluster of fires that has killed 23 people burns, officials ordered residents in some additional areas to get their bags ready in case they need to evacuate.
At least 285 people are still missing in a blaze that has affected almost the entire community. And as sleep-deprived, soot-covered firefighters work to contain the wildfires, some of their homes are being devastated as well.
“This is not easy for anybody. We have firefighters who’ve either lost their homes or who have family members who have lost their homes,” said Jonathan Cox, Cal Fire battalion chief.
Hurricane Death Toll Rises To 45:
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, the vast majority of the island remains without power and the death toll from the storm has risen to 45, authorities said.
At least 113 people remain unaccounted for, according to Karixia Ortiz, a spokeswoman for Puerto Rico’s Department of Public Safety.
The recovery has moved slowly since Maria struck the US territory on September 20, leaving most of the island without basic services such as power and running water, according to residents, relief workers and local elected officials.
Acting US Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke will make her second trip to the island on Thursday, DHS spokesman David Lapan said Wednesday.
Cara Delevingne Adds Her Voice To Harvey Weinstein Allegations:
Actress and model Cara Delevingne is the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate behavior.
On Wednesday, Delevingne posted a long note as a caption to a photo on Instagram.
“Don’t be ashamed of your story it will inspire others,” the photo read.
In her caption, Delevingne recounts a story from early in her career where she alleges she “received a call from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media.”
Gyree Durante Cut By Albright College After Kneeling During National Anthem:
Albright College football player Gyree Durante was dismissed from the Division III program for kneeling during the national anthem before Saturday’s game against Delaware Valley University.
On Wednesday, Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com passed along a statement from a school spokesperson, who said the Lions’ leadership council voted to stand during the national anthem and Durante opted to kneel by himself, leading to his exit from the team.