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HERALD TIMES REPORTER |HTRNEWS.COMSUNDAY,AUGUST13,2017| PAGE 1B v Washington:‘Military option’ alarms Venezuela President Donald Trump says he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos after President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Venezuela’s government responded by accusing Trump of seeking to destabilize Latin America. Speaking to reporters Friday, Trump bemoaned Venezuela’s growing humanitarian crisis. “We have many options for Venezuela and, by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option,” Trump volunteered. Venezuela’s government responded Saturday in a statement that called Trump’s talk of a potential military option an act of belligerence and a threat to Latin America’s stability. v Palos Heights, Ill.:$393M won in Mega Millions The Illinois Lottery says a suburban Chicago barbecue restaurant sold the winning ticket for a $393million Mega Millions lottery jackpot The Illinois Lottery said Saturday that someone bought the ticket at Nick’s Barbecue in Palos Heights. The jackpot from Friday’s drawing is the largest in Illinois history. It’s fifth the largest in Mega Millions history. The estimated cash value is $256million plus a $500,000 selling bonus for the retailer. v Mahwah, N.J.:Jewish group sues for boundary An Orthodox Jewish community group is suing a New Jersey town that has moved to block the group from building a religious boundary made up of white plastic piping through town. The Bergen Rockland Eruv Association and two New York residents filed the federal lawsuit Friday against the town of Mahwah. They say the town is violating their constitutionalrights. Some Orthodox Jews consider the boundary, called an eruv, as being needed to allow them to do things like carry keys and push strollers on the Sabbath. Mahwah o cials say the markers violate local laws that prohibit signs on trees, rocks and utility poles, and they will start issuing summonses next week if it isn’t removed. They haven’t commented on the lawsuit. v Italy:Migrant rescue ship halts work after threats Doctors Without Borders said Saturday it is temporarily suspending the activity of its migrant rescue ship because of alleged threats from Libya’s coast guard. The humanitarian group said Italy’s coast guard had informed it on Friday that the Libyan threats pose a security risk. The group added that Libyan authorities declared their own rescue area, extending into international waters, the same day. The Libyan coast guard has become more aggressive in patrolling the coasts where smugglers launch boats crowded with migrants desperate to reach Europe. v Pakistan:Bomb targets military truck, kills 15 Pakistan’s army says “terrorists” have targeted a military truck with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta. Amilitary statement Saturday said the bomb also wounded 25 people, including 15 civilians. It said incendiary explosives were used in the blast that sparked fires in nearby vehicles. Sarfraz Bugti, the home minister for Baluchistan, said the blast happened near a private hospital but its nature was still being investigated. No group has claimed responsibility. Baluchistan borders Iran and Afghanistan and has been the scene of a low-level insurgency by separatists who want a greater share of the province’s mineral and gas resources. Nation & World Watch From Gannett and wire reports OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Activists shelter under a rainbow flag during the gay pride rally Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia. AWalmart gun display prodding customers to “Own the school year like a hero,” was a prank, the company confirmed Saturday. Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson told USA TODAY the company is “certain” the incident was a ruse, but o ered no other details. Walmart started its own investigation of the incident Wednesday, after a photo of the display spread across Twitter. The photo showed a glass gun case in a Walmart store with a sign on top reading, “Own the school year like a hero,” the store’s back-to-school slogan. The photo drew quick condemnation from people online and the company itself. Over a 24-hour period, the company tweeted out dozens of apologies to individual tweeters, calling the display “terrible,” “definite- ly NOT okay” and a “regretta- ble situation.” Crowson didn’t specify what aspect of the incident was a prank, including whether someone doctored the photo or tampered with the display. He said the company had “several people” working on the investigation, which concluded Friday evening. Walmart: Back-to-school gun display a prank USA TODAY For all the warlike rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, neither country is taking action that matches the scary talk. The Pentagon said it has not deployed additional ships, aircraft or troops in response to North Korea’s announcement last week that it plans to launch four missiles into the waters o the coast of Guam, which has a large U.S. military installation. Likewise, North Korea has not announced that it was placing its military on heightened alert, as it has at times in the past, or mobilizing reservists in response to Trump’s repeated vows to unleash a furious attack of unprecedented proportions on the country should it take any aggressive actions. Nor has U.S. ally South Korea made any announcements about mobilizing its troops. “There is little verbal restraint but a great deal of true military restraint,” said Bruce Bennett, an analyst at RAND Corp., a think tank. The decision by the Pentagon not to move forces in the region — or at least publicize any actions — may be designed to lessen the chances of a miscalculation at a time of heightened tensions over North Korea’s apparent breakthrough in developing a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland. Avoiding a show of U.S. military force could also signal to North Korea that war is not imminent so it doesn’t feel threatened and lash out. “If Kim Jong Un believes his regime is threatened ... that could cause war,” said David Maxwell, associate director of Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies. The U.S. military has enough forces near the Korean Peninsula — including Navy ships, 28,000 troops in South Korea and combat aircraft — to re- spond quickly even without additional movements. “Our state of readiness hasn’t changed,” said Marine Capt. Cassandra Gesecki, a spokeswoman for U.S. Pacific Command. “We always maintain a high state of readiness.” In the past, the Pentagon has made shows of force designed to send a message to the North Korean regime. Last month, for example, the Air Force announced it had flown two B-1 bombers over South Korea in response to missile tests conducted by Kim’s regime. Earlier in the year, the Pentagon said it was ordering an aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan as a signal of resolve in the face of North Korean missile tests. US, N. Korea forces show restraint Jim Michaels USA TODAY No mobilization apparent despite threats of war LIFE Lena Dunham: “Proud of @taylorswift13for her fierce & cutting testimony & her refusal to settle for being treated like property. Her example is powerful.” Nelly Furtado: “Been in several meet n' greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines. Love (Taylor Swift) for fighting 4 women's safety in the workplace." TWEET TALKSTARS SOUND OFF ON TWITTER NELLY FURTADO BY BRAD BARKET, INVISION/AP RYAN M. KELLY/THE DAILY PROGRESS VIA AP People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Right-wing groups were protesting plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. lawful assembly” at 11:40a.m., about 20 minutes before the rally was scheduled to begin. Clusters of white nationalist activists and counter-protesters remained, however, raising fears of more clashes. Police then put on gas masks as they stepped up e orts to disperse the crowds, which left the park. McAuli e declared a state of emergency to give local authorities more resources to quell the disturbance. The city’s declaration shutting down the event essentially reversed a federal court injunction Friday night that rejected the city’s earlier attempt to move the event, which turned into a rallying cry for the far right, to another park. The clashes, mainly between white nationalists and anti-fascist groups, broke out as crowds moved toward the park where the Lee statue is located. At one point, dozens of people used wooden poles from their flags and banners as weapons. Others threw trash and bottles into the opposing ranks of protesters as the crowds swelled. Protesters on one side of a 20 patients were taken there and that one had died. The conditions of the other 19 were not yet determined. Videos show a silver Dodge Charger barreling into pedestrians at high speed and slamming into the back of a second vehicle. With the car’s front badly damaged, the driver backs up at high speed for several blocks, then turns left and speeds o�, chased by police. Charlottesville o cials said two people were treated for serious injuries after fights broke out earlier in the lead-up to the rally that city o cials declared an “unlawful assembly.” The violence prompted Gov. Terry McAuli e to declare a state of emergency as armed militia groups ringed Emancipation Park, where the rally was called to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. About 500 protesters among the white nationalist and self- described “alt-right” groups left the park shortly after state police, using megaphones, declared the gathering an “un- CHARLOTTESVILLE , VA . One person was killed and at least 19 injured Saturday when a car crashed into a crowd of peaceful protesters leaving a “Unite the Right” rally that o cials declared an “unlawful assembly.” State o cials said the driver was in custody. The planned rally had already been shut down after bottle-throwing clashes between white nationalist demonstrators, counter-protesters, neo-Nazis and supporters of Black Lives Matter. “I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here,” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signersaid. Angela Taylor, a public information o cer at the University of Virginia Medical Center told USA TODAY that square held up anti-fascist signs and Black Lives Matter banners, while groups on the other displayed Confederate flags and iron cross banners. Numerous protesters came prepared, wearing helmets and flak jackets and charging into crowds holding plastic riot shields. Before the city declared the rally an unlawful assembly, Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Interim County Executive Doug Walker issued the emergency declaration for two city jurisdictions to allow o cials to request additional resources if needed to cope with the unfolding events. 1dead, 19 injured as car hits crowd at racist rally Virginia governor declares emergency as ‘Unite the Right’ event turns violent Doug Stanglin and Gabe Cavallaro USA TODAY TRUMP TWEET CALLS FOR UNITY From his vacation at his golf resort in New Jersey, President Donald Trump tweeted: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

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