The launches took place as the U.S. and South Korea held a simulation in Washington aimed at sharpening their response to North Korean nuclear threats. Lee Hyojung, spokesperson of Seoul’s Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, denounced North Korea for escalating its testing activity despite signs of deepening economic isolation and food insecurity. North Korea first tested a long-range cruise missile system in September 2021 and has implied the missiles are being developed to be armed with nuclear warheads. Prior to the ICBM launch, North Korea vowed an “unprecedentedly” strong response over a series of military drills planned by Seoul and Washington. Cruise missiles are among a growing number of North Korean weapons and are designed to be maneuverable in flight to evade defenses.
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and a singer-songwriter dedicated to her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement. With the release last year of Baz Luhrmann’s major musical feature “Elvis,” Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley had been attending red carpets and award shows alongside stars from the film. Just no … no no no no …”Lisa Marie became the sole heir of the Elvis Presley Trust after her father died. Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley would make regular trips to Graceland during huge fan celebrations on the anniversaries of Elvis’ death and birthday.2 months ago GV Wire
This was Fox’s 10th Super Bowl since it began airing NFL games in 1994 and the second most-watched program in Fox Sports history. Rihanna’s halftime show averaged 118.7 million viewers, making it the second-most watched in Super Bowl history. The Spanish-language audience average for the game was 951,000, a record for the most-watched Super Bowl game in Spanish-language cable television history. The Super Bowl has been televised in Spanish in the United States since 2014. “There wasn’t a primary brand that took over the Super Bowl,” he said.1 month ago GV Wire
In Kherson, Zelenskyy awarded medals to soldiers and posed with them for selfies while striking a defiant note. Their meeting was the highest-ranking face-to-face engagement between U.S. and Russian officials since before Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion. Ukrainian officials were briefed ahead of Burns’ travel to Turkey, the official said. Without a doubt.”Residents said Russian troops plundered the city as they departed last week. Multiple Ukrainian officials have reported heavy battles in the area in recent weeks but did not confirm the loss of Pavlivka.4 months ago GV Wire
Truss, who said she will remain in office until a replacement is chosen, has been prime minister for just 45 days. Bitterly divided Conservative Party lawmakers have just a few days to agree on a successor, or face yet another leadership contest. Brady was tasked with assessing whether the prime minister still has the support of Tory members of Parliament. “It’s time for the prime minister to go,” Conservative lawmaker Miriam Cates said. “The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern,” said Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.5 months ago GV Wire
“He chose to hide behind fabricated claims of executive privilege and advice of counsel to thumb his nose at Congress,” said prosecutor J.P. Cooney. The onetime presidential adviser said he wanted to have a Trump lawyer in the room, but the committee wouldn’t allow it. Shielded by Executive Privilege? Prosecutors had pushed for the maximum fine, saying Bannon refused to answer routine questions about his income and insisted he could pay whatever the judge imposed. Bannon has also argued that he had offered to testify after Trump waived executive privilege.5 months ago GV Wire
Residents in an east-central Fresno neighborhood woke up Sunday morning to find their community mailbox hauled off by brazen thieves. And, with the holidays approaching, Fresno area police are reminding residents to protect against mail thieves and porch pirates. The two weeks before that in September, Fresno PD received five reports of stolen mail along with someone swiping a camera that was set up to catch mail thieves. Public information officer Ty Wood with the Clovis Police Department also anticipates a rise in mail theft as the holidays near. However, Wood says they have not seen an increase in mail theft or package thefts over the last few weeks.4 months ago GV Wire
Gavin Newsom on Sunday vowed he would serve a full four-year term if reelected in November, trying again to knock down speculation that he wants to replace Democrat Joe Biden on the ballot should he not seek a second term. That’s far better than suspending the state’s gas tax, Newsom said, because there would be no way to guarantee oil companies would pass the savings along to drivers. On abortion, Dahle said he would remove $20 million in the state’s budget that would help pay for women from other states to come to California for the procedure. But he said he would leave money for “reproductive care” in the budget, without detailing what that meant. He criticized Newsom for supporting Proposition 1, a measure on the ballot this year that would enshrine the right to an abortion in California’s Constitution.5 months ago GV Wire