New Sanctions on North Korea, Hurricane Maria-Related Deaths, Russia Warns U.S. on Troops in Syria: P.M. Links
President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions against North Korea.
- Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 in the Dominican Republic, and parts of Puerto Rico may be without power for months.
- Facebook says they'll release the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to Congressional investigators looking into the country's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
- A police officer in Buckeye, Arizona, forcefully tackled an autistic teen after mistakenly believing he was on drugs, and now the kid's family is demanding more training for police in dealing with people with autism.
- "Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true."
- Russia is warning about at threat of a possible confrontation with U.S. troops in Syria if it came under fire by U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces shelling Syrian government positions.
- Today's lesson in why we don't use the military to engage in nation-building: U.S. troops watched cop shows in order to get guidance in how to teach policing to Afghan security forces, according to an inspector general's report.