South Korean Officials to Visit Pyongyang for Talks

Updated March 4, 2018 1:20 a.m. ET SEOUL—South Korea said that it would send its top national security adviser to Pyongyang this week to discuss ways to facilitate dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea on denuclearization, pushing forward engagement even as the U.S. remains wary of talking to the nuclear-armed state. Chung Eui-yong, the head of the South’s National Security Council, and Suh Hoon, Seoul’s top intelligence official, will lead a ten-member delegation to Pyongyang for a two-day trip beginning Monday, Yoon Young-chan, a spokesman for the presidential office in Seoul, said Sunday. The special envoys are expected to
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Major Winchester on ‘MASH’ Was 75 – Variety

David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the arrogant surgeon Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on “MASH,” died Saturday. He was 75. His agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs, tweeted that he died of bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Ore. For his work on “MASH,” Stiers was twice Emmy nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982, and he earned a third Emmy nomination for his performance in NBC miniseries “The First Olympics: Athens 1896” as William Milligan Sloane, the founder of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The actor, with
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Man fatally shoots himself near White House, Secret Service says

A man reportedly shot himself along the north fence line of the White House March 3, according to the Secret Service, which also said he was being treated for the wound. (David Bruns,Patrick Martin/The Washington Post) A man standing in a crowd of more than 100 people fatally shot himself along the north fence line of the White House at midday Saturday, according to witnesses. Philipos Melaku-Bello, who was manning a nearby peace vigil, said the gunman was standing just inside the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue, across from Lafayette Square. The man fired several shots at 11:46 a.m., although none appeared
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Secret Service responds to reports of shots fired at White House

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service said Saturday afternoon that it was responding to reports of a man who “allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound” along the White House’s north lawn fence. The security agency said that medical personnel had been called to respond to the male victim. The tweets from the Secret Service came following reports of a lock down at the White House, which was lifted a few minutes later. They added that there were no other reported injuries relating to the incident. BREAKING: Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted
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Police officer bypassed laws to resell dozens of guns, prosecutors say

Pasadena police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian was arrested Friday, charged with illegally selling more than 100 firearms between 2014 and 2017.  (Pasadena Police Department) A California police officer and spokesman used his job to bypass the state’s strict gun laws in order to resell dozens of weapons without a license, federal prosecutors said Friday. Pasadena police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian was arrested Friday morning and charged with illegally selling more than 100 firearms between 2014 and 2017. The weapons included some that are outlawed in California, the Pasadena Star-News reported. Gourdikian, 48, was released on a $100,000 bond after pleading not guilty
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Student sought in killing of parents at Central Michigan University in custody

A Michigan college student believed to have fatally shot his parents on campus on Friday, sparking a lockdown and a day-long police search, has been apprehended, Central Michigan University police said. James Eric Davis Jr., 19, is thought to have fatally shot his parents with his father’s gun, according to a source. Davis’ father, James Davis Sr., was a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood, Illinois State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch confirmed. The suspect was in custody of Central Michigan University Police, police said early Saturday. “The suspect was seen and reported by an individual on a train
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JR Smith tosses soup at assistant; Cavs ladle out 1-game ban

AP Published 11:14 a.m. ET March 2, 2018 | Updated 9:05 p.m. ET March 2, 2018 FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith (5) drives past Houston Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute (12), from Cameroon, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Smith has been suspended one game by the team for detrimental conduct. The team gave no further specifics about the punishment. Smith will serve the penalty on Thursday, March 1, 2018, night as the Cavs host the Philadelphia 76ers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)(Photo: The Associated Press) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio
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Sorry not sorry: John Kelly doesn’t think he has anything to apologize for

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E.U. Leader Threatens Tariffs on Bourbon and Bluejeans in Retaliation for Trump’s Plan

Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, president of the German Steel Federation, said on Friday: “These measures clearly violate the rules of the World Trade Organization. If the E.U. does not react, our steel industry will pay the bill for U.S. protectionism.” He called on the bloc to take action, through the W.T.O. Simon Clarke, a Conservative member of Britain’s Parliament and vice chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Steel and Metal Related Industries, wrote on Twitter on Friday: “Tariffs are the worst possible option for the world economy and a major threat to U.K. steel in particular.” Roy Rickhuss, general
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