Trump Weighs ‘Severe’ Response to North Korea Missile Test, A Film Claims to Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery, and More
Two days after North Korea defied the international community by testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Trump warned there would be “severe” consequences for Pyongyang’s “very, very bad behavior.” Trump is scheduled to discuss North Korea’s escalation with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit this week, but U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that Washington has options if diplomacy fails. Read the story from The Atlantic.
A Film Claims to Solve the Mystery of Amelia Earhart's Fate
According to a new documentary, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," the aviator and her navigator, Fred Noonan, didn’t die without a trace while attempting to circumnavigate the globe 80 years ago. The filmmakers claim Earhart crash-landed in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands — and say they have the photo to prove it. Read the story from The AP.
Volvo Goes Electric
Betting that the age of the internal-combustion engine is over, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker announced that starting in 2019, all new Volvos will be electric or hybrids. Read the story from The Atlantic.
Congressman Steve Scalise Readmitted To Intensive Care
The House Majority Whip, wounded last month when a gunman opened fire on a Republican baseball practice, has been readmitted to intensive care due to infection concerns. Read the story from NPR.
Hobby Lobby Fined $3M for Smuggling Iraqi Religious Artifacts
Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a $3 million fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts that federal prosecutors say were smuggled into the United States. The craft store chain says its passion for biblical artifacts led to “regrettable mistakes.” Read the story from The AP.
United Apologizes for Taking a Toddler’s Seat
In another embarrassing incident, the airline is apologizing for giving up a 2-year-old’s paid seat to a passenger on standby. The toddler’s mother was forced to hold her son in her lap for the entire flight. Read the story from NPR.