Good morning. Here are your Monday headlines for this week.
North Korea Issues Nuclear Threats if US Declines to Ease Sanctions
North Korea has issued a nuclear threat against the US.
An official from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has warned Washington that Pyongyang could start “building up nuclear forces” again.
The statement comes as North Korea and the U.S. prepare for another round of high-profile talks.
According to analysts, the threat could lead to yet another strain in negotiations between two sides.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet with Kim Yong Chol – his North Korean counterpart – in New York this week.
Florida Yoga Studio Gunman Posted Misogynist Videos before Attack
The man who shot two women to death at a Tallahassee yoga studio seemed to have posted racist and misogynistic videos and songs online before the gruesome attack.
Scott Beierle uploaded the media to YouTube and SoundCloud, reports claimed.
The 40-year-old was identified as the shooter who killed Maura Binkley, 21, and Nancy Van Vessem, 61.
He also injured several other people who were inside Hot Yoga on Friday before turning the gun on himself.
A video found by investigators show Beierle talking about his misogyny and his racist viewpoints.
He also said promiscuous women should be crucified.
Trial of Notorious Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Begins in Brooklyn
The trial of the Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” is set to begin today as a jury will be selected.
Because of his reputation, security concerns are being raised.
Joaquín Guzmán a.k.a. “El Chapo” was extradited last year.
He is facing drug conspiracy charges and is accused of being involved in several murders and smuggling over 200 tons of cocaine.
Due to his criminal record, he was held in solitary confinement in a high-security wing of a Manhattan federal jail.
Northern Virginia Reportedly a Top Choice for Amazon HQ2 Location
Amazon could be establishing its second headquarters in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.
While Arlington is a potential location for Amazon’s second headquarters, it might be too early for a celebration.
Amazon director of economic development public policy, Mike Grella, reacted to the news and tweeted:
“Memo to the genius leaking info about Crystal City, VA as #HQ2 selection. You’re not doing Crystal City, VA any favors. And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin.”
Amazon’s new $5 billion headquarters is expected to provide tens of thousands of new jobs to the city where it will be built.
Alec Baldwin Charged with Assault after Parking Spot Dispute
Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested on Friday due to a dispute over a parking spot.
The NYPD confirmed that he was charged with harassment and assault.
According to NYPD Lieutenant John Grimpel, the confrontation took place on 10th Street in Manhattan.
A 49-year-old man was taken to a local hospital for sustaining an injury to the left jaw after being punched.
The man is now in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, Baldwin received a desk appearance ticket.
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