“You never know about deals,” the president said, referring to the meeting. “I’ve made a lot of deals. You never really know.” The South Korean government, however, seemed more optimistic, with a representative stating that there was a "99.9 percent chance" that the meeting would take place.
"As the President made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn't make a deal," Pence said Tuesday. The vice president insisted that this was merely a statement of fact and not a threat. Libya's former President Moammar Gadhafi had a denuclearization agreement of his own with the United States. However, years of oppressive rule led to Gadhafi's capture and execution by U.S.-backed rebels.
All three of these states have primary elections today. Democrats are hoping to field good candidates who can take seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, while Republicans are trying to maintain their majorities.
Following a power outage, the city of Lake Worth, Florida, issued a statement alerting customers to a “Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus.” According to the statement, the city estimated that it would take three hours to fix the "zombie activity." City officials later insisted that the ominous wording was due to a glitch and not a prank. They also insist that there's nothing to worry about, but why risk it?
Lava flows continue to threaten parts of Hawaii, in an eruption that has now lasted weeks. Not only did the lava flow stop just short of destroying a geothermal plant, when it hits the water it apparently produces shards of glass and noxious clouds of hydrochloric acid.
After Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20, a staggering 3.4 million Americans living in Puerto Rico lost power. In February, 400,000 were still without power. Now, more than eight months later, power has been restored to 99.04 percent of the island.
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr did not run for election himself, but his supporters have won enough seats to make him a potential kingmaker in that country. Sadr is in charge of a militia that fought against U.S. troops. The U.S. has reportedly contacted Sadr's victorious political bloc following its victory.