The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 70 years ago Thursday. Estimates of causalities were anywhere between 90,000 and 160,000 people. It was the first nuclear weapon ever used, at a time when the United States was the only country with that capability. All of that has changed.
Hollywood is on high alert as the Sony cyberattack by North Korea continues to reverberate worldwide.
The White House said Thursday it believes “a sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent” was behind the Sony hack. But a White House spokesman said it won’t blame North Korea. Over the past few years, there have been several high-profile cyber crimes against large companies, including Target and Home Depot, that have resulted in little, if no, consequences for the criminals.
The nation’s largest theater chains have decided to pull Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” following threats of violence from hackers calling themselves the Guardians of Peace.
The Federal Aviation Administration suspended U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket fell near the Tel Aviv airport. Fighting between Israelis and Hamas militants has led to safety concerns for anyone traveling to Israel. Israel isn’t the only war-torn country right now.
President Obama has imposed new sanctions against Russia for failing to end the conflict in Ukraine. The goal is to weaken Russia’s economy and to get President Putin’s attention. “On top of the sanctions we’ve already imposed we are therefore designating certain sectors of the Russian economy as eligible for sanctions,” President Obama said during a press conference last Wednesday.
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John talked with one of the nation’s brightest minds when it comes to North Korea…Karla Robbins. Listen to part of their conversation from Thursday.
Dennis Rodman in North Korea, what did he have to say about his trip?
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor a Thief River Falls area soldier who died during the Korean War 60 years ago.
Sarah Palin was on Glenn Beck’s radio show talking about the recent military tensions between North and South Korea when she said, “But obviously we’ve gotta stand with our North Korean allies…”