North Korea attempted a missile launch early Sunday local time but it failed "almost immediately" according to U.S. and South Korean military officials.
The launch was attempted from Sinpo, some 400 miles from Japan, according to U.S. Pacific Command, and came hours before Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea on a planned visit.
Early assessments suggested the projectile was not the feared intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the continental U.S., two U.S. military officials told NBC News.
The attempted launch comes just one day after the North held a massive parade to display its military might, including what experts said appeared to be new capabilities for long-range ICBMs. It marks the second time in as many months that a North Korean missile ended in an embarrassing explosion just after launch.
A group of Christian evangelists from California claims that Wayne County sheriff's deputies failed to protect them when an angry crowd hurled water bottles, eggs, chunks of concrete and other objects at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn.
Instead, police told them to leave the June 2012 gathering.
An attorney for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the group, known for its provocative protests, was inciting a riot by carrying a pig's head mounted on a pole and shouting rhetoric attacking Islam.
Today in a rare hearing before the full U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, justices will hear arguments on whether a lawsuit by the Bible Believers can proceed against Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and two deputies.
The case involves issues of free speech and religion that have been widely discussed this year after the shootings of cartoonists in France who drew offensive images of Islam's prophet and in Copenhagen outside a free speech event.
"The Bible Believers have protested in a lot of other areas, and they have never been attacked like they were in the city of Dearborn," said Ann Arbor attorney Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center, who filed the lawsuit on the group's behalf.
This is the moment angry shoppers surrounded a man was he was detained by paedophile hunters for allegedly trying to groom a 15-year-old girl for sex online. The father-of-two was ambushed outside a Tesco supermarket in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset by five vigilantes. The 29-year-old claimed he had made a mistake and was only there so he could apologise to the girl's father. But the group revealed he had been talking to a decoy all along, as part of a sting to expose internet predators.
A lunch lady at an Idaho school who gave a hungry 12-year-old a free hot meal after the girl said she had no money has been fired following the incident.
Dalene Bowden, who worked at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, Idaho, said she offered to pay the $1.70 (£1.14) lunch charge for the girl, but her supervisor refused the offer.
Ms Bowden was placed on leave pending a meeting of the district school board and a few days later received a letter informing her she had lost her job, according to reports.
She plans to seek legal advice, a report in Idaho State Journal said.
"I broke the rules, but I offered to pay for the meal and I don’t think I deserved to lose my job over it," the paper quoted her as saying.
Two Muslim men took over the Delaware Senate floor this week to pray to Allah in an Islamic prayer. In a disturbing twist, many senators submitted to the Muslims by bowing their head in prayer as well.
Senator Dave Lawson, a proud veteran, wasn’t having any of it, however.
Right Wing News reported that after the prayer was over, Lawson went to the Senate floor to slam his fellow senators for their poor example of courage and respect for their country. He explained that the senators had bowed their heads in reverence for a religion that has called for the demise of their country, and the people.
“We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise. I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable,” Lawson said.
Unsurprisingly, Democratic senator David McBride spoke out to rebuke Lawson for what he said.
Police are hunting a killer who live-streamed the moment he shot dead an innocent man in Cleveland and claims to have slaughtered 14 more. Steve Stephens is on the loose in the Ohio city after he recorded the shocking act on social media at around 3pm Eastern Time on Easter Sunday. The horrifying video, which police say is real, shows him driving up to an elderly man, who has been identified as Mr Goodwin, in the street and opening fire. He claims to have killed 15 people on Sunday, but only one death has been confirmed. Stephens, who works a mental health care manager, also wrote that he 'messed up' in postings on social media, and blamed the shooting on a woman, believed to be his ex-partner. He wrote in a Facebook post that the woman is Joy Lane, and that he would only stop if she or his mother called him. Lane is said to be an Air Force veteran, and he said that the two dated for three years, and he wishes he'd never met her. Cleveland Police have confirmed that the video posted to Facebook Live showing an elderly man being shot is legitimate. He is 6ft and is said to weight 240lbs. He is bald with a full beard. He is wearing a dark blue, and gray or black striped polo shirt. Police say he is driving around in a White Ford Fusion with temporary tags and is considered armed and dangerous. Cleveland State University has issued a shelter in place, a campus spokesman told Fox 8. The Cleveland Clinic is also on lockdown now because of the shooter, according to Tia Ewing of Cleveland 19 News. The University also sent out a text messages to its students, according to Heavy, which says 'Cleveland police are searching for a murder suspect last seen south of Interstate 90 in the area of E93rd'. Stephens's Facebook and all posts have since been taken down. The video of the shooting was on his page for three hours. Cleveland Police held a news conference with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and police chief Calvin Williams. Mayor Jackson said: 'We want to communicate to him that he will eventually be caught. He need not do any more harm to anyone, any innocent people, and any concerns and problems he's having we're here to have a conversation with him.' Stevens then said: 'We need steve to turn himself in. There are two families out there who are hurting, Mr. Goodwin's family and people who care about Steve, we are asking him to turn himself in.' 'Everyone is out there looking for Steve. We want this to end with as much peace as we can bring to this right now, and we want him to turn himself in. If that doesn't happen we have all of our partners on this and we'll look till we find him.' He then said that they have the FBI and state and county partners working with them, and asked for anyone who knows anything to call 911. Earlier on Sunday, Stephens blamed casinos and his lack of self control for the 'Easter Sunday massacre' in Cleveland. He specifically names the Jack Casino in Cleveland. Though only one of the murders has been confirmed by police, he claims to have killed at least 14 others, and a woman online claims that he killed a two-year-old as well. In the original Facebook post that has since been removed, he said: 'Easter day slaughter because of joy lane,' and 'I killed 12 people and I won't stop unit my mother and joy lane call me.' The woman named is believed to be his ex-partner. Later on he claimed to have killed three more people, and said that the bodies were in an abandoned house, reported Heavy. In the live video, he pulls up to an elderly man in his car and says: 'Finally found somebody I'm going to Kill, I'm going to go kill this old dude.' He then gets out and walks up to the man. The two exchange a few words and the elderly man looks to be trying to shield himself. Stephens then lifts his gun and shoots him.
The American eyes in the skies are constantly gathering intelligence over dangerzones in the Middle East. Our drones can see everything, day or night. In this case, we may have seen a little more than we needed to when a couple of Afghan locals decided to take the temperatures of a couple of unwilling sheep. Even with billion dollar technology, some things just can't be unseen.
This Czech driver was fed up after seeing Muslim migrants attempt to stop and rob numerous drivers on a busy highway so he took matters into his own hands and attempted to plow into every one of them!
You could say he was cooking up trouble. Deputies said an alleged burglar made himself right at home, inside Samantha O'Neal's kitchen.
O'Neal said when she arrived home with her sister and a friend, she saw 34-year-old Ronald Wesly, standing over her stove.
"I walked in to him standing here with this pot of oil, where he was frying chicken. The strainer right here, this chicken in freezer that got cut open, frying chicken," O'Neal explained. he said the alleged burglar had taken some chicken and sausage from her refrigerator and appeared to be drunk off of her sister's liquor.
Melissa Stanley, O'Neal's sister, told FOX 35, "He was in here, drunk as a skunk, just being Betty Crocker."
O'Neal was stunned, screamed, then did whatever she could to get Wesly out of her home.
"I was scared. My sister was more scared," she explained. "I just wanted him off the property, so I picked him up and threw him out the gate."
The women called for help. Alachua County Sheriff's deputies found Wesly wandering nearby and arrested him.
O'Neal calls him an acquaintance and definitely didn't allow him in her house. She said she's not taking any chances at home. "Definitely, there's going to be cameras and dead bolts, so nothing like this ever happens again," she said.
As for the cooking crime spree in her own kitchen, it turns out, she said the suspected crook, is a pretty good cook.
"My buddy had eaten it. He said it was seasoned very well," O'Neal explained.
According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Wesly is facing felony charges including burglary and larceny. He is out of jail, but his court date isn't set yet.
FOXX: Jeff Flake. My name is Deja Foxx, and I’m a 16-year-old from Tucson. I just want to state some facts. So, I’m a young woman, and you’re a middle-aged man.
FOXX: I’m a person color and you’re white. I come from a background of poverty, and I didn’t always have parents to guide me through life. You come from privilege. So I’m wondering, as a Planned Parenthood patient and someone who relies on Title X, who you are clearly not, why it’s your right to take away my right to choose Planned Parenthood, and to choose no-copay birth control, to access that. So if you can explain that to me, I would appreciate it.
FLAKE: Well, thank you. I’m glad to hear of my privileged childhood. I have a few of my sisters here. I’m one of 11 kids, I’m right in the middle of 11. I didn’t grow up privileged, I paid for my college on my own, all on my own, so could I have — I do have — I am fortunate, I am fortunate that I do have a wonderful job representing the state of Arizona and I, and I want to …
FOXX: Privilege comes in many forms.
FLAKE: You bet it does, and I’ve had a lot of advantages that others haven’t, and what I want is to make sure that everyone can realize the American dream that all of us have been successful at. So that’s that’s what I’m trying to do, and that’s why I support the policies that I support.
FOXX: And if no-copay birth control is helping me to be successful, to reach for higher education, and Planned Parenthood is doing that as well, why would you deny me the American dream?
FLAKE: Thank you, that’s a great question. I wouldn’t deny anybody the American dream.
FOXX: Then support Planned Parenthood
FLAKE: Thank you.
FOXX: No, thank you.
Women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested and charged with Terrorism, her crime was, driving a car without being accompanied by a man relative, and was imprisoned for 72 days without trial. Why women can't drive in Saudi Arabia? This is the implication of fatwa given by Saudis ulama (Islamic Shar'a scholars) in 1990s.
A Muslim woman claims airport staff told her she would have to take off her hijab if she wanted to get on a flight to London.
Aghnia Adzkia was passing through security when she was asked to take off her religious headscarf.
Ms. Adzkia claims to have been discriminated against and says she saw nuns passing through security without being asked to remove their habits.
The Indonesian citizen who lives in London made a video of her experience at Ciampino Airport in the Italian capital of Rome on Sunday.
In the clip the Goldsmith's University student can be seen repeatedly demanding to see the law stating that the hijab must be removed at an airport security check
Disturbing images from the Philippines, as with every year during Holy Week, as men submit themselves to getting nails driven through their hands and crucified on the cross as did Christ.
Note to all females who joins the fascist group, ANTIFA, and go to pro Trump rallies with the singular mission of starting fights: Don't write a check your dreadlocks can't cash.
This idiotic, 'white privilege', female ANTIFA troublemaker got a mouthful of gender equality and her teeth learned what equal pay for equal work feels like.
The blast ripped through a bus depot in the al-Rashideen area where thousands of government loyalists evacuated the day before waited restlessly for hours, as opposition fighters guarded the area while negotiators bickered over the completion of the transfer deal. Only meters away, hundreds of evacuees from pro-rebels areas also loitered in a walled-off parking lot, guarded by government troops.
Footage from the scene showed bodies, including those of fighters, lying alongside buses, some of which were charred and others gutted from the blast. Personal belongings could be seen dangling out of the windows. Fires raged from a number of vehicles as rescuers struggled to put them out.
In this video independent journalist, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange takes you inside the Berkley riot as Antifa and pro free speech activists faced off against each other. In this moment we capture a retired u.s military vet facing off against Antifa.
As the world’s attention was on the first combat use of the conventional “Mother Of All Bombs,” the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced the successful field test of the modernized gravity nuclear bomb in Nevada.
This is the horrific moment a fuel tanker exploded next to a Louisiana highway, killing a mother-of-two. Dash cam footage captured by Andreas Plyler shows the blast after a fuel tanker rear-ended a dump truck near Luling, Louisiana on Thursday morning. The fuel tanker bursts into a massive ball of fire as drivers pass by on the busy highway. The crash lit the 8,000 gallons of gasoline the ranker was transporting. The 44-year-old driver of the dump truck, Chalanta Brown, was the only fatality, according to Louisiana State police. The mother and veteran truck driver was declared dead at the scene. The 31-year-old tanker driver, Glen Robichaux Jr, sustained moderate injuries, according to St. Charles Herald Guide. He was treated at St. Charles Parish Hospital. Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash. State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey told the Herald Guide that Brown was driving 'at a very slow rate of speed for unknown reasons.' Interstate-310 South was closed for repairs the rest of the day. The investigation is ongoing.
A disturbing video has surfaced of Richard Foctmann, who the Maine Democratic Party ran against incumbent Republican Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason last year, discussing white, male suicide statistics. Foctmann is seen in the video make light of the high numbers as the audience laughs.
Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed Saturday at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, the third time the two groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.
Fistfights broke out near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where Trump supporters had scheduled a rally. Fireworks and smoke bombs were thrown into the crowd, and a few demonstrators were doused with pepper spray.