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Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ face-off with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, looks on as President Trump speaks at a luncheon during the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21 in New York. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) President Trump proposed an “IQ tests” face-off with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the nation’s top diplomat reportedly called the president a “moron” …

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Texas Tech Police Officer Shot Dead at After Student Busted for Drugs

A Texas Tech University police officer was shot dead Monday after bringing a suspect into custody at the campus police headquarters, authorities said. A call for a student “welfare check” led campus officers to a room where they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, prompting the officers to take the student …

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North Korea Cyber Army Hacked US-South Korea Plans to ‘Decapitate’ Kim Jong Un, Seoul Lawmaker Says

A cache of secret U.S.-South Korean military files including plans to taken down North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could have been stolen by hackers last year, a lawmaker for South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-hee said hackers broke into the Defense Integrated Data Center in September …

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A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda

Frustrated by his Cabinet and angry that he has not received enough credit for his handling of three successive hurricanes, President Trump is now lashing out, rupturing alliances and imperiling his legislative agenda, numerous White House officials and outside advisers said Monday. In a matter of days, Trump has torched …

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California Wildfires: Officials Get More Than 100 Missing Persons Reports

LOS ANGELES — Powerful wildfires fanned by strong winds ravaged parts of Northern California’s wine country on Monday, killing at least 11 people and destroying some 1,500 structures. More than a dozen blazes continued to burn across eight counties since the weekend, while over 20,000 people in the paths of …

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a “powerful deterrent” that guaranteed its sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in dealing with the isolated country. Trump did not make clear to …

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Harvey Weinstein Is Fired After Sexual Harassment Reports

The sexual harassment allegations uncovered by The Times stretched back decades and came from actresses as well as former employees of the Weinstein Company and Miramax, the previous company that Mr. Weinstein and his brother founded. They sent the company scrambling to do damage control, with Bob Weinstein outlining the …

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Trump’s latest feud is bad news for his Iran plans

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. If President Trump hopes to step up pressure on Iran, he didn’t do his cause much of a favor this weekend …

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Trump administration releases hard-line immigration principles, threatening deal on ‘dreamers’

President Trump prepares to leave for Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain in the country legally. The administration’s wish …

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