North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead:
North Korea has hit the button on its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test, claiming to have successfully tested a nuclear warhead.
State media said the warhead could be mounted on ballistic rockets and would enable North Korea to produce “a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.”
“It’s hard for us to verify their claim. My deep fear is that they will launch a live nuclear weapon on one of their missiles, but that would be extremely dangerous as that could trigger a war,” said Melissa Hanham, a senior research associate at James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
5,300 Wells Fargo Employees Fired Over 2 Million Phony Accounts:
On Thursday, federal regulators said Wells Fargo employees secretly created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts — without their customers knowing it — since 2011.
The phony accounts earned the bank unwarranted fees and allowed Wells Fargo employees to boost their sales figures and make more money.
“Wells Fargo employees secretly opened unauthorized accounts to hit sales targets and receive bonuses,” Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said in a statement.
Iconic 9/11 Flag, Missing For Years, Returns To New York City:
On September 11, 2001, amid the burning ashes of the World Trade Center, three New York City firefighters hoisted a small American flag removed from a nearby yacht. It was 5 p.m. on a day that would radically change the course of history.
The image, captured by a former photographer from The Bergen Record, became a symbol of hope and resiliency in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
But within hours of its raising, the flag disappeared from the World Trade Center site.
The iconic flag is now back in New York City, 15 years after it went missing.
It will be displayed near the entrance of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, built on the site of ground zero.
Katy Perry Weeps During Surprise For Orlando Shooting Survivor On ‘Ellen:’
Katy Perry couldn’t stop crying when she walked on stage and surprised Tony Marrero, a Pulse nightclub shooting survivor. And neither could he.
Marrero was telling Ellen DeGeneres on her show Thursday that Perry’s music, specifically “Rise,” kept him going during his darkest moments. DeGeneres asked him, “Have you met Katy yet? Would you like to meet her?”
That’s when Marrero turned to see Perry walking towards him with open arms.
Fewer Teens Pregnant, But It’s Not Because They’re Having Less Sex:
Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives.
From 2007 to 2013, births to teens age 15 to 19 dropped by 36 percent; pregnancies fell by 25 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to federal data (PDF).
But that wasn’t because teens were shunning sex. The amount of sex being had by teenagers during that time period was largely unchanged, says the study (PDF), which was published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health. And it wasn’t because they were having more abortions. Abortion has been declining among all age groups, and particularly among teenagers.