North Korea says Trump has ‘declared war’ on his country

UNITED NATIONS North Korea’s top diplomat says President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United States. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters Monday that what he called Trump’s “declaration of war” gives North Korea “every right” under the U.N. Charter to take countermeasures, “including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers even they’re not yet inside the airspace border of our country.” Ri referred to Trump’s tweet Saturday that said: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they… Read More

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Jessie James Decker Says NFL Star Husband Eric Didn’t Intend to Take Part in Team’s National Anthem Protest

Jessie James Decker is coming to husband Eric Decker‘s defense, claiming the NFL player didn’t necessarily want to be part of the Tennessee Titans absence during the national anthem ahead of their game on Sunday. In a statement, the Titans announced they would remain inside locker room during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before their game against the Seattle Seahawks. “As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action,” the statement said. “Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued… Read More

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Underage drug use is focus of East County forum next month

ANTIOCH — East County residents are invited to voice their concerns about underage drinking and drug use at a forum next month. The meeting will be 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 12 in the community room at Antioch Police Department, 300 L St., Antioch. Light refreshments will be provided. Young people, in particular, are welcome to discuss the problems pertaining to their age group’s use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and other drugs. Organized by Contra Costa Health Services, the forum is one of five that are taking place around the county to solicit people’s thoughts on what the most pressing drug-related problems are in their respective communities. County officials… Read More

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Former porn star David Meza arrested in million-dollar murder case as double life is exposed

Escort and former porn star David Meza has been arrested for the murder of his wealthy ex-boyfriend, 51-year-old millionaire Jake Meredino. In 2015, Meredino was allegedly planning to retire in Mexico with his 23-year-old boyfriend, Meza. In May of that year, though, Meredino’s dead body was found near Rosarito, Mexico. He had been stabbed more than 20 times. SEE ALSO: Stevie Wonder joins resistance at NYC concert: ‘Tonight I’m taking a knee for America’ Eight months later, Meza was arrested in the murder of his ex-boyfriend, with authorities pointing towards a motive of wanting to inherit Meredino’s massive fortune. People reports that the late multi-millionaire had written a will leaving… Read More

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West Oakland blues heyday recaptured in new film

In the weeks before Cheryl Fabio started working on her new documentary “Evolutionary Blues …West Oakland’s Music Legacy,” she happened to be reading Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns,” the journalist’s award-winning account of the Great Migration that saw millions of African-Americans flee the South looking for better lives. Fabio not only recognized the story of her own family, which left Tennessee in the 1950s and settled in the Bay Area, she realized that Wilkerson’s epic history provided the framework for telling the story of the fervently creative West Oakland blues scene. “Her book slammed it home for me, that I could tell a story and start where it… Read More

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With bye over, BYU faces critical game at Utah State

PROVO — With its bye week in the books, BYU faces a crucial game this weekend at Utah State. The Cougars travel to Maverick Stadium to take on the Aggies Friday (6 p.m., MDT, CBSSN). BYU (1-3) has lost three consecutive games while USU (2-2) throttled San Jose State 61-10 Saturday. The Aggies built a 38-0 halftime advantage and cruised to an easy victory against the Spartans. Quarterback Kent Myers passed for 181 yards and two touchdowns and ran 15 times for 84 yards and two more TDs. As a team, USU rushed for 318 yards and rolled up 589 yards of total offense. The Aggies had the ball for… Read More

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When You Have To Decide Between Your Career & Your Sick Kid, Is There A Choice?

With big curls, sporting a tutu and a smile, 3-year-old Sadie blew out the candles on her birthday cake this February. Eight hours later, she was in the hospital, her small face eclipsed by a nebulizer. Things can change very quickly for a family with a medically complex child. Sadie’s mom, Tarin Smithline, 37, an upbeat, outspoken Miami attorney, says she found out at her 12-week ultrasound scan that her baby would be born with her liver outside of her body. “When I decided to have this child and do everything in my power for her to thrive, we didn’t know if she was going to make it or what… Read More

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