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United States has pro­posed wide new United Na­tions sanc­tions on North Korea that would ban ex­ports of coal and other com­modi­ties, a U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil diplo­mat said Fri­day.

The new penal­ties are likely to be adopted quickly by the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil in re­sponse to two North Korean in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic-mis­sile launches last month, the diplo­mat said. A vote could come as soon as Satur­day.

The bans on coal, lead, iron and seafood ex­ports could deny North Korea $1 bil­lion in an­nual rev­enue, out of to­tal ex­ports of $3 bil­lion.

The U.N. sanc­tions would also cap North Korea’s lu­cra­tive pro­gram of farm­ing out la­bor­ers, called guest work­ers, to other na­tions.

MTV star linked to shark shoot­ing.


Florida wildlife of­fi­cials are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a video that ap­pears to show an MTV re­al­ity star shoot­ing a ham­mer­head shark off the side of a boat.

The Braden­ton Her­ald re­ports the video has been widely shared on so­cial me­dia and comes close on the heels of a sep­a­rate vi­ral video show­ing a shark be­ing dragged.

The news­pa­per says the man shoot­ing the shark ap­pears to be Alex Kom­pothe­cras of MTV’s “Siesta Key.” He was pic­tured pre­vi­ously wear­ing the same red “Make Amer­ica Great Again” hat and clothes while pos­ing with a dead ham­mer­head on the net­work’s Face­book page.

Cyn­thia Nixon for gover­nor?AL­BANY,

» Cyn­thia Nixon’s name is be­ing men­tioned as a pos­si­ble can­di­date for gover­nor in New York.

The Wall Street Jour­nal was the first to re­port Fri­day that the “Sex & the City” ac­tress has been ap­proached by lib­eral groups en­cour­ag­ing her to mount a Demo­cratic pri­mary chal­lenge against Gov. An­drew Cuomo. Nixon is ac­tive in lib­eral pol­i­tics. She has not weighed in on her pos­si­ble can­di­dacy.

Mom files suit in son’s sui­cide.


MASS.» The mother of a teenager who killed him­self has filed a wrong­ful death law­suit against a Mas­sachusetts woman con­victed of man­slaugh­ter for en­cour­ag­ing him to take his own life.

Lynn Roy is seek­ing $4.2 mil­lion in lost fu­ture wages for her son Con­rad Roy III. The law­suit was filed against Michelle Carter last month in Nor­folk Su­pe­rior Court on be­half of her son’s es­tate.

Roy was 18 when he died of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing in 2014. The then17-year-old Carter ini­tially tried to talk Roy out of killing him­self, but later urged him to do it through dozens of text mes­sages.

Carter was sen­tenced Thurs­day to 15 months in jail.

Pence turns over AOL email records.

Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence has turned over emails from pri­vate AOL.com ac­counts he used to con­duct of­fi­cial busi­ness while he was In­di­ana’s gover­nor.

Law gen­er­ally re­quires state of­fi­cials to pre­serve and make avail­able cor­re­spon­dence or doc­u­ments re­lated to state busi­ness, with some ex­emp­tions. But Pence waited months to hand over the records — and only did so af­ter his use of the pri­vate ac­counts was widely re­ported.

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