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The five weirdest Boston bombing conspiracy theories yet

Any time a mass casualty event has happened in the U.S. at least since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, an instant conspiracy thunderstorm forms on the horizon and slowly floats across the Internet, flinging wildly inaccurate droplets of information across humanity’s social networks much to the frustration of journalists…

John Kerry hits back as North Korea threatens Japan with nuclear strike

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday demanded North Korea abandon an expected missile launch as the communist state threatened a nuclear strike on Japan amid a chilling new evaluation of its offensive capability. Kerry, visiting Seoul to give fulsome US backing to military ally South Korea, joined President Barack…

Top admiral worries North Korea crisis could escalate ‘pretty quickly’

US Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear waits to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the US Pacific Command and US Forces Korea in review of the Defense authorization request for fiscal year 2014 in Washington Tuesday. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) North Korea is…  …

U.S. official: Warlike rhetoric of North Korea ‘perfectly predictable’

With tensions on the Korean peninsula soaring to include threats of nuclear war, frustration is mounting at what US policy experts see as the failure of all efforts to rein in North Korea. Decades of threats have waxed and waned despite myriad attempts to reach out for talks or punish…

South Korea says North’s missile launch may be imminent

A top South Korean security official said Sunday that North Korea may test-launch a missile this week, as the United States delayed its own missile test due to soaring tensions on the peninsula. Kim Jang-Soo, chief national security adviser to President Park Geun-Hye, said a test-launch or other provocation could…

Hagel delays U.S. missile test amid rising tensions with North Korea

The Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test due to take place in California next week amid soaring nuclear tensions with North Korea, an official said. The defense official told AFP that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel decided to to reschedule the Minuteman 3 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base…

Evacuation warnings, missile fears stoke North Korea crisis

Foreign diplomats in Pyongyang huddled on Saturday to discuss a North Korean evacuation advisory as concerns grew that the isolated state was preparing a missile launch at a time of soaring nuclear tensions. The heads of all EU missions had agreed to meet to hammer out a common position after…

U.S. official: We are ‘not on the brink of war’ with North Korea

After weeks of intensifying warnings from Washington and threats by Pyongyang, US policymakers are hoping to stop the crisis from spiraling into war while still standing firm on North Korea. North Korea is famous for its shrill proclamations but it has sent shudders in the United States, South Korea and…

U.S. taking ‘necessary precautions’ on North Korea

The United States is taking “all the necessary precautions” in the face of escalating threats from North Korea, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday. “What we’re seeing now is a familiar pattern of behavior… regrettable but familiar,” Carney said aboard Air Force One as President Barack Obama returned to…

CNN previews how war with North Korea would play out

CNN brought retired General James Marks into their studio on Wednesday afternoon to explain the military strategies North Korea and the United States would likely employ in a conflict. Assuming North Korea struck first, the country would begin firing artillery into South Korea while deploying special operation forces along the…

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