China issues U.S. travel warning amid trade tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tensions escalate between the two countries. The embassy warned Chinese tourists to be aware of issues including expensive medical bills, the threats of public shootings and robberies, searches and seizures by customs agents, telecommunications fraud and natural disasters.

FBI: Man scouted for July 4 attack at parade in Cleveland

An American-born citizen who federal authorities say recently scouted locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and talked of carrying out additional bombings has been charged with trying to support terrorism. Federal authorities said Monday that Demetrius…

Storms to pummel midwestern US to end Sunday; NASCAR to be threatened

Residents of the midwestern U.S., as well as portions of Ontario, will face the threat of severe thunderstorms into early Sunday evening. The same stormy weather that brought fatal flooding to central Iowa on Saturday night will continue eastward through the end of the weekend, impacting much of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois as well as portions of Iowa, Missouri and Indiana.

North Korea believed to be ‘deceiving’ US, increasing nuclear production: report

U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea has been “deceiving” the U.S., saying the Hermit Kingdom was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at “multiple secret sites” in the past few months, a report stated.

Rising concerns over hackers using satellites to target US

The rapidly expanding number of satellites transmitting GPS locations, cellphone signals and other sensitive information is creating new opportunities for hackers. It’s a risk exacerbated by the growing number of aging satellite systems in circulation. While it is cheaper to leave old satellites in orbit rather than pulling them from space, the outdated systems are even easier targets for hacking.

Tornado injures 8 people in small eastern Kansas town of Eureka

The governor has declared an emergency after eight people were injured when a tornado slammed into a small town in eastern Kansas. The tornado touched down Tuesday night in the Greenwood County town of Eureka, about 60 miles east of Wichita.

 

JetBlue flight mistakenly sends hijack alert, triggering huge scare at JFK airport

A JetBlue flight reportedly became unresponsive to tower communications while taxiing for departure at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City Tuesday evening, triggering a security scare. Flight 1623 was scheduled to depart for Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. ET, but stopped responding to air traffic control before takeoff.

3 injured, including infant and teen, in Cullman County during tornado

A 14 year old daughter, an infant son and their mother were all injured during the NWS-confirmed tornado Friday night. All three were occupants of a mobile home, and the mobile home, according to EMA director Phyliss Little, is “gone.”

Trump warns of North Korea threat, 10 days after claiming it was no longer a problem

President Donald Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security as he acted on Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States.

 

U.S. Warns Of ‘Terrorism’ Risk During World Cup In Russia

The U.S. State Department is warning that “terrorists” may target World Cup venues in Russia, which is hosting the monthlong soccer tournament, but it did not point to any specific threat. In a travel advisory issued late on June 15, the department urged U.S.