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Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which he has threatened to abandon President Donald Trump has warned that the US will bolster its nuclear arsenal to put pressure on Russia and China. Speaking to reporters, he repeated his belief that Russia has violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which he has threatened to leave. Russia denies this. The Cold War-era treaty banned medium-range missiles, reducing the perceived Soviet threat to European nations. Russia has warned it will respond in kind if the US develops more weapons. Mr Trump said the US would build up its arsenal “until people come to their senses”. Is this back to a nuclear arms race? He added: “ItR...

Khashoggi death: US meets Saudi crown prince despite criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Jamal Khashoggi and how Saudi critics keep going missing A senior US official has held talks with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in Riyadh, despite growing concern over the Saudis’ role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Mohammed bin Salman on Monday. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a visit on 2 October. Saudi officials have given a series of conflicting accounts, but now say a “rogue operation” was to blame. They initially said Khashoggi had left the consulate on the same day he visited it. Last Friday they admitted for the first time he was dead and said he had been killed in a “fist fight”. Tu...

What will happen if Trump exits the INF Treaty with Russia?

As National Security Adviser John Bolton was in Moscow, where he’s expected to inform Russian officials of the Trump administration’s intention to withdraw from a major nuclear arms agreement — the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty — President Trump himself said Monday it definitely would happen. “I’m terminating the agreement because they violated the agreement,” Trump told reporters in Washington. “I’m terminating the agreement,” he repeated for emphasis. Asked whether he was threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said, “It’s a threat to whoever you want. And it includes China, and it includes Russia, and it includes anybody else that wants to play that game. You can’t do that. You can’t play that game on me.” The ...

Cowboys admit WR committee was a mistake; hope Cooper is a No. 1

5:08 PM ET FRISCO, Texas – The committee is no more. At least that’s what the Dallas Cowboys hope their acquisition of wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders will achieve. When the Cowboys were unable to land Sammy Watkins in free agency in March and released Dez Bryant in April, the team made a decision to go with a committee of receivers to get the job done. Their belief in the committee lasted seven games. The Cowboys aren’t giving up a first-round pick for Cooper to be part of a committee. The Cowboys hope he develops into a Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Terrell Owens or Michael Irvin, who served as the Cowboys’ No. 1 receivers for the bulk of Jerry Jones’ tenure as owner and general manager. The Cowboys had hoped Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thom...

WATCH: The Briefing Room: President Trump hits the road to campaign for midterm elections

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Person shot by security guard while trying to break into news station

A suspected intruder was shot while trying to gain entry to a news station in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, according to the station. Fox 5 DC reports that the suspect was trying to get into their office in Friendship Heights when the incident took place. Source familiar with the matter told ABC News that the suspect who was shot was known to law enforcement authorities and is believed to have a history of mental illness. D.C. police are investigating the incident and exactly what led the officer to discharge his weapon. Washington D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a 3:15 p.m. call and an ambulance was on the scene at 3:20 p.m. The suspect has not been identified publicly. Fox 5 reports that the suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Judge enters $4.85 million judgment against Michael Avenatti

A California judge ruled on Monday that Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, is in breach of a personal obligation to pay a $4.85 million debt. The ruling, by California Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin, is just the latest development in a long-running dispute between Avenatti and Jason Frank, an attorney who once did legal work for Avenatti’s law firm, who contends that Avenatti and his law firm have repeatedly reneged on a multi-million-dollar settlement agreement approved by a bankruptcy court earlier this year. As Judge Landin called the case from the bench on Monday morning, he asked, “Is there a Mr. Avenatti here?” There was no response. Avenatti, who has been teasing a potential run for president in 2020, was a no-show. Earlier Monday, he tw...

Bortles on a ‘short leash’ but keeps starting gig

6:28 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with quarterback Blake Bortles. Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday evening that Bortles would remain the team’s starter for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia in London, though a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that backup Cody Kessler will see some first-team reps in practice and Bortles will be on “a short leash” against the Eagles. “I spoke to both quarterbacks this afternoon and told them that Blake will be our team’s starting quarterback,” Marrone said in a statement. “I believe this gives us the best opportunity to win.” Blake Bortles was benched Sunday, but next week the Jaguars head overseas. London Bortles has been tough to beat in recent years....

Merlin Reports 200 Percent Growth in Japanese Distributions

Two years after opening its first Japanese office, global music rights agency Merlin is seeing strong growth in the world’s second largest music market. In the first six months of 2018, distributions to independent label members in Japan increased by over 200 percent from the same period the previous year, claims Merlin CEO Charles Caldas. The rise in revenues were revealed on the same day that Caldas delivered a keynote speech at the 15th Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM). The company did not provide monetary values for distributions, but credited the growth to a rise in Merlin’s Japanese membership coupled with a 70 percent increase in average payments over the past 12 months. Japan is now Merlin’s fifth largest source of members. Merlin’s Tokyo office, base...

Ecuadorean man detained while delivering pizza now arrested after argument with wife

The Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was previously detained at a Brooklyn military post has now been arrested on Long Island after an alleged argument with his wife. Pablo Villavicencio, 35, is charged with criminal mischief after he pushed her into a wall and slapped her, according to a criminal complaint in Nassau County. He was previously detained June 1 after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army post in Brooklyn. At the time Villavicencio was seeking to establish legal residency and override a 2010 deportation order. Villavicencio was successfully removed from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a federal judge ruled he was stripped of his right to “engage in an immigration process.” Even with this pending criminal charge, ICE will not take custo...