NON-NU­CLEAR NA­TIONS VOTE TO BAN NUKES

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Den­ver Post wire re­ports

More than 120 coun­tries ap­proved the first-ever treaty to ban nu­clear weapons Fri­day at a U.N. meet­ing boy­cotted by all nu­cle­ar­armed na­tions.

To loud ap­plause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, pres­i­dent of the U.N. con­fer­ence that has been ne­go­ti­at­ing the legally bind­ing treaty, an­nounced the re­sults of the “his­toric” vote — 122 na­tions in fa­vor, the Nether­lands op­posed, and Sin­ga­pore ab­stain­ing.

None of the nine coun­tries known or be­lieved to pos­sess nu­clear weapons — the United States, Rus­sia, Bri­tain, China, France, In­dia, Pak­istan, North Korea and Is­rael — is sup­port­ing the treaty. Many of their al­lies also did not at­tend the meet­ing.

Sui­cide blast kills at least 23 Egyp­tian sol­diers. ELAR­ISH,

EGYPT» Is­lamic mil­i­tants at­tacked a re­mote Egyp­tian army out­post in the Si­nai Penin­sula with a sui­cide car bomb and heavy ma­chine gun fire on Fri­day, killing at least 23 sol­diers in the dead­li­est at­tack in the tur­bu­lent re­gion in two years.

Af­ter night­fall, the Is­lamic State group is­sued a claim of re­spon­si­bil­ity, say­ing in an on­line state­ment that it had car­ried out the at­tack as the Egyp­tian army was pre­par­ing an as­sault on IS po­si­tions in Si­nai.

The co­or­di­nated at­tack sug­gested the Si­nai-based mil­i­tants are among the re­gion’s most re­silient, af­ter IS in Iraq and Syria, where the so-called caliphate is now wit­ness­ing its demise. And it un­der­scored the strug­gles Egyp­tian forces face in try­ing to rein in the in­sur­gency.

Ac­cused mom gives thumbs up. LAWRENCEVILLE,

GA. A woman charged with killing four of her young chil­dren and her hus­band smiled and flashed a dou­ble thumbs up to news cam­eras dur­ing her first court ap­pear­ance Fri­day in metro At­lanta be­fore telling a judge she doesn’t want an at­tor­ney.

Also, an im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cial said the woman, who is from Mex­ico, en­tered the U.S. il­le­gally.

Is­abel Martinez, 33, ap­peared be­fore Gwin­nett County Mag­is­trate Court Judge Michael Thorpe a day af­ter po­lice said she stabbed the five to death and se­ri­ously injured an­other child at her home out­side At­lanta. The injured child, a 9-year-old girl, sur­vived but re­mained hos­pi­tal­ized with in­juries po­lice de­scribed as se­ri­ous.

Would-be bank rob­ber killed af­ter bomb threat.

MARIETTA, GA.» A man who claimed to have a bomb that could “take out the room” bar­ri­caded him­self in­side a sub­ur­ban At­lanta bank Fri­day, spark­ing an hours-long stand­off that forced po­lice to bust through a brick wall of the build­ing and ended when an of­fi­cer shot and killed the sus­pect.

Cobb County po­lice Sgt. Dana Pierce con­firmed the man died in an “of­fi­cer in­volved shoot­ing.” Pierce said a po­lice bomb squad had ren­dered safe a back­pack in which the sus­pect claimed to have a bomb. Po­lice were still an­a­lyz­ing the con­tents to de­ter­mine if the sus­pect ac­tu­ally had ex­plo­sives, he said.

Ses­sions vis­its, praises Guan­tanamo.

WASH­ING­TON» At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions vis­ited Guan­tanamo Bay on Fri­day in a show of sup­port for the prison he has called a “per­fectly ac­cept­able” place to detain new ter­ror­ism sus­pects, as op­posed to hold­ing them in the U.S. and hav­ing his own Jus­tice De­part­ment try them in civil­ian courts.

Ses­sions trav­eled to the mil­i­tary de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity in Cuba with his deputy, Rod Rosen­stein, and Na­tional In­tel­li­gence Di­rec­tor Dan Coats, to gain “an up-to-date un­der­stand­ing of cur­rent op­er­a­tions,” Jus­tice De­part­ment spokesman Ian Prior said.

Wine bot­tle doesn’t faze pas­sen­ger. SEAT­TLE»

A flight at­ten­dant broke a wine bot­tle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other pas­sen­gers dur­ing a Delta Air Lines flight from Seat­tle to Bei­jing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charg­ing pa­pers filed Fri­day.

Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, 23, of Tampa, Fla., ap­peared in U.S. District Court, wear­ing a beige jail uni­form and sport­ing a scrape or bruise below his right eye.

He was ar­rested Thurs­day night af­ter caus­ing the dis­tur­bance that forced the plane to re­turn to Seat­tleTa­coma In­ter­na­tional Air­port, au­thor­i­ties said.

Hudek was charged with in­ter­fer­ing with a flight crew, which car­ries a pos­si­ble sen­tence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He is ex­pected to re­main in cus­tody at least un­til a de­ten­tion hear­ing on July 13.

Iowa woman pleads guilty to vot­ing twice.

DES MOINES, IOWA» An Iowa woman charged with vot­ing twice for Don­ald Trump last fall pleaded guilty to elec­tion mis­con­duct and is sched­uled to be sen­tenced next month.

Terri Lynn Rote is a reg­is­tered Repub­li­can and a Trump sup­porter. She was ar­rested on Oct. 21 af­ter show­ing up at a Polk County elec­tion satel­lite of­fice in Des Moines and tried to cast a sec­ond bal­lot for the Novem­ber elec­tion. She told po­lice she be­lieved Trump’s claims that the elec­tion was rigged and thought that her first bal­lot would be changed to a vote for Hil­lary Clin­ton.

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