News you should know today: 8/11/17

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Trump warns US ‘locked and loaded’ as North readies missiles

Lee Jin-man
U.S. soldiers fire a salute during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony for Deputy Commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Force Command at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

President Trump tweeted Friday morning that the United States military is “locked and loaded” in response to continuing escalations with North Korea.

 

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

Charlie Riedel
FILE – In this July 21, 2016 file photo, the sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial as the temperature hovers around 100 degrees in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. report says last year’s weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, released its annual state of the climate 2016 report, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level and lowest sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Climate patterns in 2016 were a clear indicator of global climate change according to a new report published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

 

The Latest: Testimony ends for day in Swift groping case

Jeff Kandyba
In this courtroom sketch, pop singer Taylor Swift, front left, confers with her attorney as David Mueller, back left, and the judge look on during a civil trial in federal court Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Denver. Mueller, a former radio disc jockey accused of groping Swift before a concert testified Tuesday that he may have touched the pop superstar’s ribs with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with her but insisted he did not touch her backside as she claims. (Jeff Kandyba via AP)

Testimony has continued in a case involving allegations by Taylor Swift that she was groped by a radio station DJ in 2013.

 

See Spot Run: The Evolution of Robotics

Boston Dynamics continues to develop advanced robotics that might be helping out around the house one day soon.