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the fix at poplar/101 is only a half-cure at this point.


for years, there has been ongoing planning to make southbound access on and off highway 101 at poplar avenue in san mateo safer. it only made good sense. the original configuration was a perfect storm; it was an accident waiting to happen by anyone’s definition. that’s because the disjointed setup permitted left-turns (and even cross-traffic) across the path of vehicles entering or exiting the freeway.the intersection includes north amphlett boulevard. so, actually, there are three arteries converging at that location.last year, caltrans created what most of us thought would be a better alternative there. left-turn access eastbound from poplar was halted by a barrier. but what about left-turn access onto north amphlett for vehicles exiting the freeway? that arrangement has remained in plac






north korea, malaysia impose departure bans


pyongyang temporarily banned malaysians from leaving the north korea, and malaysia responded with its own departure ban for north korean diplomats, in a sharp escalation of tensions following the february killing of kim jong nam at kuala lumpur international airport. north korea’s foreign ministry said the travel ban would last until north ​korea could “ensure full safety” of ​its​ diplomats and citizens​ in malaysia, according to...






malaysia says kim jong nam's body released to north korea


kuala lumpur, malaysia — malaysia says it has agreed to release the body of kim jong nam to north korea in exchange for the return of nine malaysians held in the north's capital.relations between malaysia and north korea have been badly frayed by the murder of the north korean leader's half brother at kuala lumpur's airport. both countries withdrew their ambassadors and north korea blocked nine malaysians from leaving the country. malaysia responded in kind, barring north koreans from exiting its soil.following negotiations that he described as "very sensitive," prime minister najib razak said thursday that north korea had allowed the nine malaysians to leave, and that malaysia had agreed to release kim's remains to north korea. he didn't say if kim's body had left malaysia.kim was poisone






north korea claims advances on long-range missile capabilities


seoul—north korea said sunday that it has perfected a new high-thrust rocket engine, claiming another advance toward being able to fire a long-range missile, a day after the u.s. said that it was considering a military option against the north.north korea conducted a successful ground jet test at a launch site in its northwest on saturday at dawn, with kim jong un personally overseeing the test, the north’s korean central news...






malaysia rescinds visa-free travel for north koreans


kuala lumpur, malaysia—malaysia unveiled its first sanctions thursday against north korea for the killing of kim jong nam, rescinding the rare privilege of visa-free travel for north korean citizens, but also said it would release the only north korean suspect detained in the killing on lack of evidence.the moves come came a day after malaysia leveled murder charges against two women for the slaying of the estranged half brother of north korean dictator kim jong un. they will keep the spotlight on north korea even as the...






us general confident north korean missile can be intercepted


washington — an air force general says she is extremely confident the united states could intercept a ballistic missile fired by north korea.during congressional testimony thursday, gen. lori robinson said north korea "can't reach our homeland" right now. robinson told the senate armed services committee, "i'm confident, should he do that."she was referring to north korea's young leader, kim jong un.robinson is the top officer at u.s. northern command and the north american aerospace defense command in colorado.north korea is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls u.s. hostility.many weapons experts say the north could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental u.s. within a few years. north korea carried out two nuclear te






north korea may be preparing fresh nuclear test


seoul—north korea may be preparing to test another nuclear device as u.s. president donald trump prepares to meet chinese president xi jinping next month, in a summit that is expected to focus on containing north korea’s weapons program.commercial satellite imagery analyzed tuesday by north korea experts showed signs of activity at the nuclear test site at punggye-ri in the country’s northeast, where north korea had previously...






the killing of kim jong nam: malaysia probes firm for north korea sanctions viol


kuala lumpur, malaysia—malaysian police are investigating allegations that north korea is violating international sanctions through malaysian businesses, including one that has used north korean workers to build thousands of homes in africa.the north korean director of the company, malaysia korea partners, travels in north korean diplomatic vehicles in malaysia and africa and was routinely greeted at african airports by his...






how north korea got its people back in kim jong nam standoff


malaysia allowed three north koreans who were suspects in the killing of kim jong nam, the half brother of north korea’s dictator, to leave the country after giving statements in connection with the attack, police said.at least two of the men flew from kuala lumpur thursday night on the same plane as the body of mr. kim, which malaysia agreed to send to north korea in exchange for malaysian diplomats who had been trapped in...






malaysia probes firm suspected of violating north korea sanctions


kuala lumpur, malaysia—malaysian police are investigating allegations that north korea is violating international sanctions through malaysian businesses, including one that has used north korean workers to build thousands of homes in africa.the north korean director of the company, malaysia korea partners, travels in north korean diplomatic vehicles in malaysia and africa and was routinely greeted at african airports by his...






ncaa south regional final: north carolina vs. kentucky


south region (1) north carolina vs. (2) kentuckyno ncaa tournament game ever has featured so much history as this one, between programs that have combined for 244 tournament victories. this is kentucky's 56th ncaa berth, ahead of only north carolina (48) for the most ever. only north carolina has earned more no. 1 seeds (16) than kentucky's 12. north carolina (30-7) leads the all-time series 23-15, including 2-1 in the ncaa tournament. kentucky (32-5) won 103-100 on dec. 17 in las vegas. justin jackson scored 34 points for the tar heels in that game, only to be topped by malik monk's 47, including the winning three-pointer. north carolina didn't have stingy defender theo pinson for that game.associated press






the latest: n. korea sends diplomats to malaysia to get body


kuala lumpur, malaysia — the latest on the killing of kim jong nam, half brother of north korean leader kim jong un (all times local):3:15 p.m.north korea has sent a high-level delegation to malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader's kim jong un's slain half brother.the delegation includes ri tong il, former north korean deputy ambassador to the united nations. he told reporters tuesday outside the north korean embassy in kuala lumpur that the diplomats were in malaysia to seek the retrieval of the body and the release of a north korean arrested in the case.malaysia has confirmed that north korean killed feb. 13 in a nerve-agent attack at kuala lumpur's airport is kim jong nam, half brother of north korean leader kim jong un. north korea, however, has identified the victim only as






north korea fires ballistic missile ahead of trump's meeting with china's xi


north korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on wednesday as the united states sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally south korea in a show of force against the north, officials said.the reported launch failure comes as the north angrily reacts to ongoing annual u.s.-south korean...






when will china stand up to north korea?


to china: why, with a dictator at the helm of your neighbor/satellite country north korea, do you offer that government fuel, supplies — anything — knowing it is starving its people and threatening to blast the japanese, and perhaps others?if the whole region could be destabilized, why help kim jong un in his mad downward spiral? are you keen to take over these lands yourself — or willing to leave the way open for russia to try?and if north korean missiles could strike japan, how little would it take to adjust the computers so north korea would hit you instead? do you have any assurances beyond mere words — anything at all?— maja ramirez, chicago






north korea may have tested new technology in latest missile


north korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on wednesday as the united states sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally south korea in a show of force against the north, officials said.the reported launch failure comes as the north angrily reacts to ongoing annual u.s.-south korean...






u.s. says north korean missile test failed, rocket spun out of control in fiery


north korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on wednesday as the united states sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally south korea in a show of force against the north, officials said.the reported launch failure comes as the north angrily reacts to ongoing annual u.s.-south korean...






north korean defector talks about life in her former country


ready to have your heart broken? listen to this young woman tearfully describe her life in north korea––it’s a hard thing to sit through but it’s important.full story at youtube.more about north korea. posted by josh urich






n korea: malaysia probe of kim's death full of 'holes' | north korea news


north korea denied that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half-brother of leader kim jong-un, saying a malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".the north's response on thursday came a day after malaysian police said they were seeking two more north koreans, including the second secretary of north korea's embassy in kuala lumpur, in connection with the february 13 killing of kim jong-nam at a malaysian airport.malaysia police have not directly pinpointed north korea as being behind the death, but have already arrested a north korean man working at a malaysian company along with three other southeast asian people. they are searching for several more north koreans. read more: kim jong-nam's killing one week on - what w






n korea: malaysia probe of kim's death full of 'holes' | north korea news


north korea denied that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half-brother of leader kim jong-un, saying a malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".the north's response on thursday came a day after malaysian police said they were seeking two more north koreans, including the second secretary of north korea's embassy in kuala lumpur, in connection with the february 13 killing of kim jong-nam at a malaysian airport.malaysia police have not directly pinpointed north korea as being behind the death, but have already arrested a north korean man working at a malaysian company along with three other southeast asian people. they are searching for several more north koreans. read more: kim jong-nam's killing one week on - what w






us defense chief worries about 'reckless' nkorea actions


london — u.s. defense secretary jim mattis is expressing worry about what he calls "reckless" actions by north korea, alluding to its nuclear weapons and missile programs.mattis spoke at a news conference friday in london with his british counterpart, michael fallon.mattis raised the north korea issue in response to a reporter's question about iran. mattis suggests that north korea is a more urgent problem.north korea is reportedly preparing a new nuclear test. mattis says north korea has "got to be stopped."






trump says us will deal with north korea 'very strongly'


washington — president donald trump is vowing to deal with north korea "very strongly" after the country's latest missile test.the weekend test has been seen as an implicit challenge to trump, who has vowed to take a tough line on north korea.trump says at a joint press conference with canadian prime justin trudeau that, "north korea is a big, big problem and we will deal with that very strongly."trump has yet to release a strategy for dealing with north korea's nuclear ambitions.he delivered a brief statement saturday night saying the u.s. will stand by japan "100 percent."






north korea denies role in airport killing of kim jong un's brother in malaysia


north korea denied thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader kim jong un, saying a malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions."the north's response came a day after malaysian police said they were seeking two more north koreans, including the second secretary of north korea's embassy in kuala lumpur, in connection with the feb. 13 killing of kim jong nam at a malaysian airport.malaysia police have not directly pinpointed north korea as being behind the death of kim jong nam, but have already arrested a north korean man working at a malaysian company along with three other people. they are searching for several more north koreans.the korean jurists committee, a legal body affiliated with nor






malaysia seeks interpol alert over kim airport murder | north korea news


malaysia has requested the international criminal police organization (interpol) to put an alert out for four north korean suspects over the murder of kim jong-nam, malaysia's police chief said.the estranged half-brother of north korean leader kim jong-un was killed in kuala lumpur's main airport last week, in what south korean and us officials say was an assassination carried out by north korean agents.police chief khalid abu bakar also said on thursday that police have sent an official request to the north korean embassy in malaysia to question the embassy's second secretary and an official from north korea's national airline.his statements came as north korea denied involvement, saying malaysia's investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".






2 north korean suspects in kim jong nam killing head home


kuala lumpur, malaysia — two north korean suspects in the killing of kim jong nam are apparently on their way back to their home country.the two left malaysia on thursday and were spotted at the airport in beijing on friday. they are believed to be catching a flight back to north korea.the suspects had been caught up in a diplomatic battle following the bizarre killing of kim jong nam, the estranged half brother of north korea's ruler. he was poisoned on feb. 13 at the airport in kuala lumpur.relations between malaysia and north korea deteriorated after that. enraged by malaysia's investigation of the killing, north korea said malaysians in north korea could not leave. malaysia responded in kind.a deal announced thursday allowed the citizens of each country to go home.






malaysia seeks interpol alert over kim airport murder | north korea news


malaysia has requested the international criminal police organization (interpol) to put an alert out for four north korean suspects in the murder of kim jong-nam, malaysia's police chief said.the estranged half-brother of north korean leader kim jong-un was killed in kuala lumpur's main airport last week, in what south korean and us officials say was an assassination carried out by north korean agents.police chief khalid abu bakar also said on thursday that police have sent an official request to the north korean embassy in malaysia to question the embassy's second secretary and an official from north korea's national airline.his statements came as north korea denied involvement, saying malaysia's investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".ma






the killing of kim jong nam: malaysia, north korea take each other hostage


north korea and malaysia slapped exit bans on each other’s citizens, escalating more than a week of tit-for-tat retaliation between once-friendly nations in the wake of an investigation into the killing of kim jong nam on malaysian soil.on tuesday morning, pyongyang said it had barred all malaysian citizens in north korea from departing the country until officials could ensure that the safety of north korean diplomats and citizens...






north korea fires four ballistic missiles into waters off coast, south korea say


seoul—north korea fired four ballistic missiles into the waters off its east coast monday morning, south korea’s joint chiefs of staff said, the latest sign of pyongyang’s determination to push ahead with its missile program despite increasing pressure against it.the joint chiefs said the projectiles were launched from tongchang-ri in north korea’s northwestern north pyongan province, at 7:36 a.m. seoul time on monday. north korea...






malaysia seeks interpol alert over kim airport murder | north korea news


malaysia has asked interpol to put an alert out for four north korean suspects over the murder of kim jong-nam, malaysia's police chief said.the estranged half-brother of north korean leader kim jong-un was killed in kuala lumpur's main airport last week, in what south korean and us officials say was an assassination carried out by north korean agents.police chief khalid abu bakar said on thursday that police have sent an official request to the north korean embassy in malaysia to question the embassy's second secretary and an official from north korea's national airline.his statements came as north korea denied involvement, saying malaysia's investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".malaysian police have not directly pinpointed north korea






malaysia says kim jong nam’s body has been released to north korea


this file photo taken on february 11, 2007 shows a man believed to be then-north korean leader kim jong-il's eldest son, kim jong-nam, walking amongst journalists upon his arrival at beijing's international airport.(photo: jiji press, afp/getty images) 819 connectlinkedinemailmorekuala lumpur, malaysia - malaysia says it has agreed to release the body of kim jong nam to north korea in exchange for the return of nine malaysians held in the north’s capital.relations between malaysia and north korea have been badly frayed by the murder of the north korean leader’s half brother at kuala lumpur’s airport. both countries withdrew their ambassadors and north korea blocked nine malaysians from leaving the country. malaysia responded in kind, barring north koreans from exiting its soil.following ne






malaysians blocked from leaving north korea as tensions escalate


seoul, south korea — the bitter diplomatic dispute between north korea and malaysia over the poisoning death of leader kim jong-un’s estranged half-brother escalated dramatically tuesday, with pyongyang saying it had banned malaysians from leaving north korea.that was followed quickly by malaysia saying north korean embassy staff were barred from leaving its country. malaysia had already expelled the north korean ambassador on monday.the north’s foreign ministry told the malaysian embassy in pyongyang that it would temporarily ban the exit of malaysian citizens now in the north, according to the official korean central news agency.it said the exit ban will be valid “until the safety of the diplomats and citizens of (north korea) in malaysia is fully guaranteed through the fair settlement o






malaysians blocked from leaving north korea as tensions escalate


seoul, south korea — the bitter diplomatic dispute between north korea and malaysia over the poisoning death of leader kim jong-un’s estranged half-brother escalated dramatically tuesday, with pyongyang saying it had banned malaysians from leaving north korea.that was followed quickly by malaysia saying north korean embassy staff were barred from leaving its country. malaysia had already expelled the north korean ambassador on monday.the north’s foreign ministry told the malaysian embassy in pyongyang that it would temporarily ban the exit of malaysian citizens now in the north, according to the official korean central news agency.it said the exit ban will be valid “until the safety of the diplomats and citizens of (north korea) in malaysia is fully guaranteed through the fair settlement o






other mysterious deaths of north korea's perceived enemies


seoul, south korea — an outcast from north korea's ruling family was killed with a weapon believed to belong to north korea's chemical arsenal and several north koreans are wanted for questioning. but with malaysia deporting the only north korean it detained in the airport assassination of kim jong nam, many in south korea see the secretive, dictatorial regime in pyongyang escaping punishment for another mysterious killing.the government in seoul and human rights groups say pyongyang has for decades acted to silence its perceived enemies, sending assassins after south korean government officials, north korean defectors and anti-pyongyang activists.and yet north korea often takes out the targets without leaving evidence that would indisputably prove its involvement, south koreans say.when s






other mysterious deaths of north korea’s perceived enemies


seoul, south korea (ap) — an outcast from north korea’s ruling family was killed with a weapon believed to belong to north korea’s chemical arsenal and several north koreans are wanted for questioning. but with malaysia deporting the only north korean it detained in the airport assassination of kim jong nam, many in south korea see the secretive, dictatorial regime in pyongyang escaping punishment for another mysterious killing.the government in seoul and human rights groups say pyongyang has for decades acted to silence its perceived enemies, sending assassins after south korean government officials, north korean defectors and anti-pyongyang activists.and yet north korea often takes out the targets without leaving evidence that would indisputably prove its involvement, south koreans say.w






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has fired a ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan, us and south korean officials say.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north says is peaceful but the west fears is part of a programme to develop nuclear weapons.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes.the north is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the un, though has repeatedly broken those sanctions.north korea's missile programmehow adva






north korean ballistic missile fired into the sea of japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption the missile launches are viewed with alarm by north korea's neighbours north korea has fired a ballistic missile from its eastern port of sinpo into the sea of japan, us and south korean officials say.south korea's defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles).it is the latest in a series of tests which the north says is peaceful but the west fears is part of a programme to develop nuclear weapons.the launch comes on the eve of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the us to meet president donald trump. the two will discuss how to rein in north korea's nuclear and missile programmes.the north is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the un, though has repeatedly broken those sanctions.north korea's missile programmehow adva






us says it has to see 'positive action' from north korea


united nations — u.s. ambassador nikki haley says the united states has to see "some sort of positive action" from north korea before it can take kim jong un's regime seriously and discuss ways to reduce tensions on the korean peninsula.china called earlier wednesday for north korea to suspend nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military exercises by the u.s. and north korea.haley said the exercises are defensive and have been held for 40 years.she told reporters after emergency closed consultations of the security council later wednesday that the north korean leader is not "a rational person" taking rational actions.haley said the united states is re-evaluating its dealings with north korea "and we will act accordingly.""we're not ruling anything out and we're c






north korea to continue nuclear threats, report says


just a day after donald trump criticized north korea’s leader kim jong un, the reclusive country vowed to carry out more provocative actions against the u.s.’s hard-line policy. on friday, the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson said that “strategic patience has ended” and that a military response was “on the table” against north korea. in…






are you an immigrant? we want to hear your story


president trump has issued an executive order suspending refugee arrivals and banning travel to the u.s. from several muslim-majority countries. already, an unknown number of airline p engers have been turned away from u.s.-bound flights.kellyanne conway, who ran trump’s paign and is now a counselor to the president, praised him as a “man of action.”“promises made, promises kept. shock to the system. and he's just getting started,” she said on twitter.many opponents of the move say it calls into question core american values. the american civil liberties union and other advocacy groups have filed a suit on behalf of two iraqis detained at john f. kennedy airport in new york.are you an immigrant to the united states? we want to hear your story. how do you feel about actions the new presiden