N. KOREA FACES TOUGHER U.N. SANCTIONS
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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.