Eyeing North Korea, U.S. plans first test of ICBM intercept

May 27, 2017

Eyeing North Korea, U.S. plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday ...

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

May 26, 2017

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

The Atlantic Ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11 to 17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of ...

May 25, 2017

U.S. tests screening larger electronic devices separately at airports

Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for ...