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Report: South Korea office says reports Seoul 'warned' U.S. are 'excessive'

Report: South Korea office says reports Seoul 'warned' U.S. are 'excessive'

World
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in is refuting claims the president challenged the United States in a speech he delivered on the 72nd anniversary of Korean independence on Tuesday.South Korean newspaper Asia Business reported Wednesday the presidential Blue House disagrees with news reports suggesting Moon was warning the United States, and particularly U.S. President Donald Trump, on the anniversary marking Korean liberation from Japanese colonial rule."War must never break out again on the Korean peninsula. Only the Republic of Korea can make the decision for military action on the Korean peninsula," the president said, while making no mention of the United States.Following his remarks, newspapers like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported...
U.S. gas prices holding steady as summer fades

U.S. gas prices holding steady as summer fades

Business
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. retail gasoline prices are holding relatively stable, with analysts offering competing perspectives on the trend ahead as the demand-heavy summer wanes.Motor club AAA reports a national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $ 2.35, relatively unchanged from last week, but more than 9 cents higher than one month ago.By region, the West Coast remains the most expensive market in the country. California is still holding just below $ 3 per gallon, though it still has the highest state average for the Lower 48. AAA in its weekly retail market report said gasoline inventories remain low for the region and demand pressures are on pace to increase because the path of totality for Monday's eclipse runs through several West Coast states.That tourist draw on...
U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

World
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. law enforcement and Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs are investigating an incident in which two Cuban diplomats allegedly used a device in an "acoustic attack" on American officials in Havana, senior officials with both countries said Thursday.A senior federal law enforcement official told NBC News that agencies are probing what appears to be an attack using ultrasound energy. The State Department's office of Diplomatic Security is leading the investigation and the FBI is helping.On Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the United States over the allegations."Some United States government personnel who were working at our embassy in Havana, Cuba, on official duties have reported some incidents which ha...
Report: Fugitive Chinese billionaire may have requested U.S. political asylum

Report: Fugitive Chinese billionaire may have requested U.S. political asylum

World
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A fugitive Chinese billionaire who had vowed to expose corrupt Chinese officials in the upper reaches of the central leadership may have requested political asylum in the United States.China's Boxun News reported Thursday Guo Wengui, a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, had stated in documents submitted to a U.S. court that he would be persecuted and severely punished if he returned to China.The documents were acquired by Boxun and were part of a file addressing a lawsuit involving a Hong Kong investment firm.The report did not specify whether the Hong Kong firm was Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund, a hedge fund affiliated with the $ 18-billion Pacific Alliance Group.The hedge fund had requested a New York state judge to block the sale of Guo's...
U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Health
TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 -- A curious toddler opens a bottle of melatonin found on the kitchen counter, and accidentally overdoses on a supplement typically used by adults to help with sleep.In that case, the doctor who treated the child only had to deal with a very tired 3-year-old, but it might have been a far more serious scenario if a different dietary supplement, such as the energy product ephedra or the male enhancement herb yohimbe, had been swallowed."We see it all the time," said Dr. Barbara Pena, research director of the emergency medicine department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.Indeed, a new report from researchers bears out Pena's observations: From 2005 through 2012, the annual rate of accidental exposures to dietary supplements rose in the United States by nearly 50...