A top South Korean official said his country remains confident that there have been no “unusual developments” in North Korea, suggesting that rumors about the health, including the alleged death, of leader Kim Jong Un are untrue.
The rumors about Un’s health began after he missed the April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather, one of the most important events in the country. Kim Jong Un is the third generation of his family to rule North Korea, and he had not missed the event since assuming power after his father’s death in late 2011.
Republican voters will have a fourth gubernatorial hopeful to choose from in the June primary after former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes qualified for a spot on the ballot.
Conservative Hughes joins two front-runners who are considered more moderate, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr., as well as former Utah Republic Party Chairman Thomas Wright. Gov. Gary Herbert will not run again after serving more than a decade in the office.
Policed confirmed that Canada’s worst mass shooting erupted from an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, who survived the attack.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superintendent Darren Campbell said the weekend shooting rampage started with an assault by the suspect on his girlfriend and ended with 22 people dead in communities across central and northern Nova Scotia.
Utah lawmakers voted to run an upcoming primary election in June entirely by mail and to close traditional polling places temporarily.
Most of conservative Utah already vote by mail, in contrast with the by-mail voting skepticism from national Republicans like President Donald Trump. The bill would automatically repeal on Aug. 1, so in-person voting can return for the general election in November.
Police arrested a man in connection with a drive-by shooting at the Louisiana estate of “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson.
Daniel King Jr. was booked into a correctional center after shooting at two homes in West Monroe on Friday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post on Saturday. No one was injured in the shooting, authorities said.