Gert becomes second hurricane of 2017

The system formerly known as Tropical Storm Gert has officially strengthened into the second hurricane of 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean basin. That’s according to the newest advisory from the National Hurricane Center, which as of 11 p.m. Monday night cites an area of sustained winds inside the storm hitting 75 mph. That’s just past the threshold needed…

US defense capabilities to handle N. Korea threat

A U.S. official confirmed today that North Korea has launched a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM. This is the first successfully test-fired ICBM for North Korea, who has been attempting to build a missile that can reach the United States mainland. The Trump administration has made clear that “all options are on the table”…