Tornadoes rip across East Texas, killing at least four

(Reuters) – Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, and authorities warned the number of casualties could rise. Source: Top News

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North…

Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. Source: Politics

U.S.-led fight on ISIS have killed 352 civilians: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday. Source: Top News

As Economy Grows, North Korea’s Grip on Society Weakens

The sign of life is a double-edged sword for Kim Jong-un, the nation’s leader, because information is seeping in along with foreign goods to marketplaces. Source: World

Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics. Source:…

Turkey Purges 4,000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia

A total of 3,974 civil servants were fired on Saturday, and internet users woke up to find that they no longer had access to the free online encyclopedia. Source: World

News Analysis: On Trade, a Politically Feisty Trump Risks Economic Damage

The president’s threat to pull the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement would hurt the very workers he says he aims to help. Source: World

Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years. Source:…

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea’s and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state’s main ally, China. Source: Top News