Things you should know today: 9/18/17


US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Monday’s flyovers came three days after North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in apparent defiance of U.S.-led international pressure on the country. The North conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3 and was subsequently hit with tough, fresh U.N. sanctions. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)

The United States, South Korea and Japan flew military aircraft over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan just three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The U.S. often sends bombers and stealth jets during times of heightened animosity with North Korea in a show of force.

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

Chris Pizzello
Alec Baldwin accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for “Saturday Night Live” at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Though President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, his presence was felt during the Emmy Awards as the center of jokes from various actors, directors and producers. In a string of one-liners, Stephen Colbert commented, “Unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.”

Protests resume after 80 arrests in St. Louis unrest

Police arrest a man as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis. Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Protesters marched through downtown St. Louis after white police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. 80 demonstrators were arrested by the riot police force that arrived on the scene Sunday night.

Costs from major natural disasters can stress state budgets

John Raoux
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, Gov. Rick Scott assesses flooding damage over Jacksonville, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the federal government is expected to pay most of that, the affected state and local governments have to start paying for recovery now and eventually could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars or more. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Months of hurricanes and wild fires bring another potential disaster: how to pay for the rebuilding and repairs. The combined destruction from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma alone leaves an estimated $200 billion or more in restoration costs.

Alec Baldwin wins Emmy for SNL Trump impersonations

Alec Baldwin addresses President Trump in his Emmy acceptance speech: “At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”

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