As the North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un threatens the region, Vice President Mike Pence visits to reassure allies
The American Vice President, Mike Pence started his 10 day foreign trip in Seoul on Saturday. The trip includes South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia. The trip to South Korea is on the heels of the latest provocation from the North Korean Communist regime. After a failed missile test Saturday Washington gave a harsh warning to Pyongyang. Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland said President Donald Trump would deal with North Korea by the end of the year. McFarland described the new American policy towards North Korea as ‘maximum pressure and engagement.’
The attacker is believed to have died in the explosion according to Russian investigators
Akbarzhon Dzhalilov a 22-year old native of Kyrgyzstan is responsible for the death of 14 people and injuring many more. Investigators say a device planted by the man was responsible for the explosion. A second device believed to have been planted by the suspect did not detonate. The man’s remains were discovered in the destruction and his DNA was found on a bag containing the second explosive device.
The main topics of discussion between the two leaders is expected to center around trade and North Korea
The meeting will take place this Thursday and Friday at Trump’s ‘Mar-a-Lago’ resort in Florida. There the two are expected to work on solutions to the problems of a nuclear North Korea and the trade deficit between the two countries. On Friday the American President signed two executive orders dealing with trade, though not with China directly. And in an interview on Sunday Trump said America may have to ‘go alone’ in dealing with the threat from Pyongyang.
In a bid to expand its market share Albertsons is looking to merge with health foods grocer Sprouts
The grocery store space is as competitive as its ever been. Stores like Walmart and Dollar General are in a race to the bottom with Amazon as it relates to prices. Organic brand Whole Foods has hit a slump in sales with perceptions being that their prices are too high. Now Albertsons hopes to expand into the health food niche with a merger.
Warner Brothers hopes to cash in on its DC properties with an epic team up movie
Fans were given a glimpse of what to expect in the first trailer for the upcoming Justice League movie. Most notably the villain who’s mindless legion served as the foil in several scenes. Early in the trailer one parademon is seen lurking in the background. Later one is attacked by Aquaman.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is leading the charge on a controversial ‘bathroom bill’
Dan Patrick has spearheaded the campaign to limit bathroom access for transgender people. To promote Texas House Bill 6, the lieutenant governor has aligned with groups that have been outspoken in their stance against the LGBT community. One such group, the Family Research Council, believes the rights afforded to the LGBT community have moved the country towards ‘sexual anarchy.’
After an incredible run that included sellouts, playoff victories, and championships, the Mavericks find themselves on unfamiliar footing
The slow start to the season proved to be more than the team could overcome. That’s not to say that they didn’t try. The team persevered through injuries, and have reason to hope that next season will be different. The Mavericks are a young team, stacked with potential stars that have yet to fully develop.
WWE honored the wrestling industry with its 2017 Hall of Fame ceremony
Kurt Angle highlighted the list of Hall of Fame inductees and capped off a memorable Hall of Fame ceremony last night in Orlando, Florida. The list of inductees included Warrior Award winner Eric LeGrand, The Rock n’ Roll Express, Teddy Long, Beth Phoenix, Diamond Dallas Page and Rick Rude.
The Real Housewives of New York City return to Bravo for Season 9 this Wednesday
The housewives are back with both new and familiar faces. Fan favorite from the first four seasons, Jill Zairn, returns to the show in a guest role. She took to Instagram earlier this month to comment on her return, “The secret is out! I do pop in this season for a cameo on Real Housewives of New York! It was a thrill to film again and reminded me of how much fun we had back in the day. Thank you for all your love and support. Bobby and I had a great time even if only for a moment.”
The New York Times has named the sources behind the sharing of classified documents
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif) is under fire for denying that he obtained intelligence transcripts from White House officials. Nunes is the leading investigator into ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections. The appearance of cooperation between the Trump administration and Nunes adds fuel to the fire for Democrats demanding that Nunes step down.