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Published: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 9:28 AM
Updated: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 9:28 AM
WASHINGTON — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered to meet with President Donald Trump and Trump has accepted.
The invitation was delivered Thursday by North Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong. In the message - which was originally reported to have been delivered in a letter -- Kim Jong Un also pledged to stop nuclear and missile testing. A senior administration official said later that the message was delivered orally and not in writing, CNN reported.
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018
The meeting will take place by May, according to the South Korean official, but the White House did not confirm the date.
If Trump does indeed meet with Kim Jong Un, he would be the first sitting US president to meet with a North Korean leader. https://t.co/dYZ6RVuq54— The Associated Press (@AP) March 9, 2018
In a statement released Friday, Vice President Mike Pence said the planned meeting "is evidence that President Trump's strategy to isolate the Kim regime is working."
"The North Koreans are coming to the table despite the United States making zero concessions and, in close coordination with our allies, we have consistently increased the pressure on the Kim regime," he said. "Our resolve is undeterred and our policy remains the same: all sanctions remain in place and the maximum pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes concrete, permanent and verifiable steps to end their nuclear program."
My statement on North Korea: pic.twitter.com/T4MghUgIGH— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 9, 2018
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3:13 AM
SAN ANTONIO — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say a pickup truck struck her in the SeaWorld San Antonio parking lot.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the vehicle hit the child Sunday night as she and her parents were getting ready to leave the tourist attraction. Police said she "got away from" her parents in the parking lot and "darted between two vehicles" before she was struck and killed, the newspaper reported.
MORE INFO: 5-year-old girl got away from her parents, ran in between two parked cars. Darted out into main lane, ran over by large truck. Passed away on scene. No charges filed. Very sad night here @SeaWorld pic.twitter.com/ioPjoHXQ8Z— David Caltabiano (@DavidCaltabiano) June 25, 2018
PHOTOS: A 5-year-old girl was hit by a truck in the parking lot of SeaWorld. Her parents said the little girl got away from them moments before the accident.— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) June 25, 2018
STORY: https://t.co/9V9ATwwhMS pic.twitter.com/inpJUEqEhv
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A white woman who appeared to call the police on a biracial girl selling bottled water to raise money for a Disneyland trip has gone viral, sparking the hashtag #PermitPatty.
According to USA Today, the girl's mother, Erin Austin, captured the alleged phone call on video, which has been viewed millions of times since it was posted Saturday. She said the incident occurred outside her apartment near AT&T Stadium in San Francisco.
"This woman don't want to let a little girl sell some water," Austin says in the 15-second clip, focusing the camera on a woman holding a phone. "She's calling the police on a 8-year-old little girl."
As the woman, identified by HuffPost as Alison Ettel, crouches behind a concrete wall, Austin adds: "You can hide all you want; the whole world's gonna see you, boo."
"And illegally selling water without a permit? Yeah," Ettel says, pointing to her phone.
"On my property," Austin interjects.
"It's not your property," Ettel replies.
"Make this [expletive] go viral like #bbqbecky," Austin captioned the video, referring to the hashtag used after a different woman was recorded calling the police on a black family for using a charcoal grill at an Oakland park. "She's #permitpatty."
The posts sparked a debate about whether Ettel's actions were racist.
"For all of you saying it's not about race why didn't she stop to harass the white [men] that [were] selling tickets and teeshirts but thought calling the police on a child was okay?" Lee tweeted. "Don't answer. Just ask yourself that."
For all of you saying it's not about race why didn't she stop to harass the white mean that we're selling tickets and teeshirts but thought calling the police on a child was okay? Don't answer. Just ask yourself that.— Raj 🌹 (@_ethiopiangold) June 23, 2018
"I didn't think in San Francisco my biracial child would have to go through something like this," Austin told KNTV.
Ettel told HuffPost that race had nothing to do with it, adding that she didn't really call the police.
"They were screaming about what they were selling," Ettel said, claiming she had no problem with the girl, only Austin. "It was literally nonstop."
She added: "I completely regret that I handled that so poorly. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her."
The drama seemed to have a happy ending for Austin's daughter, who received four free tickets to Disneyland from a Twitter user who saw the video, Lee tweeted.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 11:48 PM
MATAWAN, N.J. — A couple celebrated their golden anniversary, as they have 49 others, at Burger King.
Lloyd and Sandy Howard’s tradition started innocuously. The couple was running late for a movie in New York on their first wedding anniversary and stopped at the restaurant for something quick to eat -- a couple of flame-broiled Whoppers, according to WPIX.
“And we decided that, every year afterwards, no matter where we were, we were going to go to a Burger King, even if it meant just having a drink or an ice cream, just to say that we went to Burger King,” Sandy Howard told WPIX.
The couple, who wed on June 22, 1968, celebrated their 50th anniversary with their children and grandchildren at a Matawan Burger King.
And their plans for their 51st anniversary?
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:40 PM
BENSALEM, Pa. — A thief failed to steal a truck because he could not complete a three-point turn to get around another vehicle in a driveway and then fled the scene, surveillance video shows.
Video posted by the Bensalem Police Department shows a man trying to steal the unlocked truck early Wednesday morning.
The man, who appears to be in his 20s, tries unsuccessfully to reverse, nearly hitting another vehicle parked in the driveway multiple times. Eventually, he gives up and flees the scene.