North Korea nukes weapons are a 'treasure'

South Korean soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on March 31.
North Korea nukes, A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning Sunday, saying that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life" and will not be traded even for "billions of dollars."

The comments came in a statement released after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over the plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party. The meeting, which set a "new strategic line" calling for building both a stronger economy and nuclear arsenal, comes amid a series of near-daily threats from Pyongyang in recent weeks, including a vow to launch nuclear strikes on the United States and a warning Saturday that the Korean Peninsula was in a "state of war."

Pyongyang is angry over annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and a new round of U.N. sanctions that followed its Feb. 12 nuclear test, the country's third. Analysts see a full-scale North Korean attack as unlikely and say the threats are more likely efforts to provoke softer policies toward Pyongyang from a new government in Seoul, to win diplomatic talks with Washington that could get the North more aid, and to solidify the young North Korean leader's image and military credentials at home.

North Korea made reference to those outside views in the statement it released through the official Korean Central News Agency following the plenary meeting.

North Korea's nuclear weapons are a "treasure" not to be traded for "billions of dollars," the statement said. They "are neither a political bargaining chip nor a thing for economic dealings to be presented to the place of dialogue or be put on the table of negotiations aimed at forcing (Pyongyang) to disarm itself," it said.

North Korea's "nuclear armed forces represent the nation's life, which can never be abandoned as long as the imperialists and nuclear threats exist on earth," the statement said.

North Korea has called the U.S. nuclear arsenal a threat to its existence since the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended in a truce, not a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula still technically at war. Pyongyang justifies its own nuclear pursuit in large part on that perceived U.S. threat.

While analysts call North Korea's threats largely brinkmanship, there is some fear that a localized skirmish might escalate. Seoul has vowed to respond harshly should North Korea provoke its military. Naval skirmishes in disputed Yellow Sea waters off the Korean coast have led to bloody battles several times over the years. Attacks blamed on Pyongyang in 2010 killed 50 South Koreans.

The plenary statement also called for strengthening the moribund economy, which Kim has put an emphasis on in his public statements since taking power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in late 2011. The United Nations says two-thirds of the country's 24 million people face regular food shortages.

The statement called for diversified foreign trade and investment, and a focus on agriculture, light industry and a "self-reliant nuclear power industry," including a light water reactor. There was also a call for "the development of space science and technology," including more satellite launches. North Korea put a satellite into orbit on a long-range rocket in December. The United Nations called the launch a cover for a banned test of ballistic missile technology and increased sanctions on the North.

The central committee is a top decision-making body of the North's ruling Workers' Party. The committee is tasked with organizing and guiding the party's major projects, and its plenary meeting is usually convened once a year, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. South Korean media said the last plenary session was held in 2010 and that this was the first time Kim Jong Un had presided over the meeting.

The White House says the United States is taking North Korea's threats seriously, but has also noted Pyongyang's history of "bellicose rhetoric."

On Thursday, U.S. military officials revealed that two B-2 stealth bombers dropped dummy munitions on an uninhabited South Korean island as part of annual defense drills that Pyongyang sees as rehearsals for invasion. Hours later, Kim ordered his generals to put rockets on standby and threatened to strike American targets if provoked.

Bieber to be prosecuted: For Spitting Incident

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Justin Bieber to be prosecuted
Bieber to be prosecuted. For the alleged Spitting Incident with Neighbor. Its most likely the pop star will be prosecuted but only if the L.A. County Officials has everything going on there way.

Law administration sources acquaint TMZ ... Sheriff's board will accredit the case to the L.A. County District Attorney for analysis afterwards the analysis is completed, and the Dept. will acclaim that bent array accuse be filed adjoin the singer.

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A Word of Caution From Rubio on Immigration

Updated As several of the senators taking part in a bipartisan effort to overhaul to the nation’s immigration laws appeared on the Sunday talk shows to sound an optimistic note, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida and a member of the group, offered a strongly worded note of caution: “No agreement on immigration legislation yet,” read a headline, in all capital letters, of a statement released by his office on Sunday.

“I’m encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups and unions on the issue of guest workers,” Mr. Rubio said in the statement. “However, reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature.”

Mr. Rubio was referring to news reports on Saturday saying that the nation’s leading business and labor groups had reached an agreement on a guest worker program for low-skilled workers — an issue that had been among the final sticking points in the overall immigration negotiations among the group of eight senators.

“We have made substantial progress, and I believe we will be able to agree on a legislative proposal that modernizes our legal immigration system, improves border security and enforcement and allows those here illegally to earn the chance to one day apply for permanent residency contingent upon certain triggers being met,” Mr. Rubio said. “However, that legislation will only be a starting point.”

Double murder of North Texas prosecutor and wife was targeted attack

The bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found Saturday night in their home. Sources said the couple had been fatally shot. Their deaths come about two months after an assistant district attorney was killed.

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Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland was found dead when a police officer and friend checked on him and his wife Saturday night and found the door to their home open.

The shocking killing of a North Texas prosecutor and his wife inside their home doesn't appear random, a local official said Sunday.

Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found with fatal gunshot wounds Saturday — two months after Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down outside of a nearby courthouse.

Forney Mayor Darren Rozell said that the McLelland murders appear to be a “targeted attack” potentially linked to Hasse's death.

“Obviously, it’s a tragedy and shock, but we don’t want to think that the Forney community at large is being targeted,” Rozell told the Daily News.

The McLellands lived in an unincorporated area of Kaufman County near the city of Forney, southeast of Dallas.

Rozell said Mike McLelland, 63, was well-known in the tight-knit community of more than 15,000.

“He was visible and personable, and he had a great sense of humor,” Rozell said. “We need to continue to pray for the McLelland family.”

Kaufman County sheriff’s Lt. Justin Lewis declined to say how the couple died or whether authorities believe their deaths are linked to Hasse’s. Police, FBI agents, Texas Rangers and deputies are all part of the investigation.

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The body of Cynthia McClelland, 65, was found in front of the house, and her husband, 63, was found in the hallway, possibly trying to flee.

A police officer and friend of the couple had checked on them Saturday night and found the door open, reported.

The body of Cynthia McLelland, 65, was found in the front of the house, while her husband was found in the hallway, possibly trying to flee, sources told WFAA-TV.

They said the weapon may have been a .223-caliber assault rifle with about 14 rounds fired.

Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh told The Dallas Morning News that the McLellands had been shot in their home, and although investigators didn’t know if their deaths were related to Hasse’s killing, they couldn’t discount it.

“It was a shock with Mark Hasse, and now you can just imagine the double shock. And until we know what happened, I really can't confirm that it's related. But you always have to assume until it's proven otherwise,” Aulbaugh told the newspaper.

Sam Rosander, who lives in the same unincorporated area of Kaufman County as the McLellands, told The Associated Press on Saturday that sheriff’s deputies were parked in the district attorney’s driveway for about a month after Hasse was killed.

Aulbaugh said recently that the FBI was checking to see if Hasse’s killing could be related to the March 19 killing of Colorado Department of Corrections head Tom Clements, who was gunned down after answering the doorbell at his home.

Evan Spencer Ebel, a former Colorado inmate and white supremacist who authorities believe killed Clements and a pizza deliveryman two days earlier, was killed in a March 21 shootout with Texas deputies about 100 miles from Kaufman.

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Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot to death on Jan. 31 just outside a courthouse in North Texas. An official believes the killings may be connected, though others are less certain.

Hasse was chief of the organized crime unit when he was an assistant prosecutor in Dallas County in the 1980s, and he handled similar cases in Kaufman County.

Investigators had been looking into the possibility that violent white supremacist gang the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas was involved in the killing.

“Anything anybody can think of, we're looking through,” McLelland said after Hasse’s death.

McLelland graduated from the University of Texas before a 23-year career in the Army, according to the website for the district attorney’s office. He later earned his law degree from the Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

He and his wife had two daughters and three sons. One son is a police officer in Dallas.

McLelland and his wife had moved into the home within the past few years, Rozell said.

“Real friendly, became part of our community quickly,” Rozell said. “They were a really pleasant happy couple.”

Bieber to be prosecuted? Run-in with his Neighbor

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Bieber to be prosecuted? Canada Pop-star Justin Bieber most likely face criminal charges when it comes to a recent run-in with his neighbor. If the L.A Sheriffs has there way Justin will get under prosecution.

The 19-year-old pop star spit at his neighbor and threatened his life, after the Calabasas man -- and father of three -- complained about Bieber's reckless driving. (Bieber often unnecessarily peels out of local strip malls in his fast cars, area locals have complained.) The neighbor, however, is not happy at the excessive speeds at which Bieber and his posse drive through his ritzy neighborhood.

This past Tuesday (March 26), Bieber reportedly took out his Ferrari at 8:00 AM for a 100mph spin through his gated posh community. Bieber's neighbor went over to his property and yelled, "You can't drive like this!" in the morning. Bieber's response? "Get the f**k out of here. I'm gonna f**king kill you," he said and then spit in his face.

The neighbor, a successful businessman, filed a battery report and is not backing down.

Instead of dismissing the report, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will pass along their investigation to the L.A. County District Attorney so that criminal battery charges can be filed against the singer, TMZ reports. Even though it was only spit, the action is considered an assault as the California assault law doesn't require an actual injury, but rather applies to performing an act that is likely to result in the application of force to another person. Although unlikely, if convicted, Bieber could be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to six months in the county jail, community service, and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.

The "Baby" singer, who raked in $55 million last year, has been rather aggressive as of late. He told a combative London photographer “I’ll fucking beat the fuck out of you” this past March, and has been on the attack when it comes to his Twitter feud with the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.

Fifth-graders murder trial: Plot to Kill Girl

Fifth-graders murder trial, A 5th graders murder case trial to take place soon and the two fifth-graders, a ten-year-old and 11-year-old boy are accused in the case of having planned to rape and kill a girl and eliminate six other classmates if they got in the way, will be tried as juveniles. During an arraignment hearing on Friday in which the two fifth-graders pleaded not guilty, a judge determined that both fifth graders “will stand trial as juveniles,” reported Reuters on March 29, 2013.

On Feb. 7, 2013, the two fifth-graders allegedly devised a murder plot to kill a girl and several classmates by using a knife with a 3¼-inch blade and a .45-caliber Remington 1911 semiautomatic handgun.

The knife, the semiautomatic handgun, and an additional ammunition clip were found shortly before 8 a.m. in the backpack of the 10-year-old student after another fourth-grade student told a teacher about having seen a fifth-grader with a knife.

“When questioned separately shortly after the weapons were discovered, the boys admitted their plot, authorities said. ‘I was going to kill her with the knife and [the other boy] was supposed to use the gun to keep anyone from trying to stop me or mess up our plan,’ the older boy told detectives. When shown a class list, the boy identified six other classmates who were targeted.”

Both fifth-grade students were attending Fort Colville Elementary School in eastern Washington, about 215 miles east of Seattle, and have since been suspended from school.

After the news about the two fifth-graders murder plot became public in February, it was unclear on how a judge would approach the case.

In Washington State, children under the age of eight are considered incapable of committing criminal acts and that children between the ages of eight and 12 are similarly considered incapable of committing a criminal act but that a court hearing would determine whether children at that age are capable of committing a crime.

On Friday, Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson determined during the hearing that the boys had the capacity to understand right and wrong and that they can stand trial despite their age.

The 10-year-old suspect was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, juvenile firearm possession, and witness tampering. The 11-year-old was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, possession of a dangerous weapon at school, and tampering with a witness.

If the two fifth-graders will be found guilty of all charges, they could be facing sentences from “103 to 127 weeks” which are about two to three years.

Stevens County prosecuting attorney Timothy Rasmussen commented in regard to the fifth-graders murder trial and the actions of the two boys that "This was a plan. And it was a plan to kill."

Bieber to be prosecuted? Scuffle With Neighbor

Justin Bieber dancing in the  concert at Bercy in Paris on March 19, 2013.
Bieber to be prosecuted? The Young Popstar Justin Bieber could get under the axe of Sheriff Authorities to be prosecuted. Simply if the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department makes there way through, they planned to push for young star Bieber to be prosecuted for spitting on his neighbor, according to a TMZ report on the  March 30 Day.

The incident involved eyewitnesses claiming that Bieber spit on a neighbor in a "fit of anger," although Bieber denies the incident. This came about when the neighbor went to Bieber's house to complain about him allegedly driving his Ferrari at high speeds in the gated community, endangering the residents there.

Bieber allegedly flipped out, spit in the neighbor's face and then threatened to kill him. Bieber denied these allegations but there is now a chance for Bieber to be prosecuted as a landscaper working beside the house came forward and said he saw Bieber spit in the neighbor's face.

The victim was a 47-year-old father of three who lived there for 10 years and that makes sense when considering he was angry as the reckless driving. Now, the police want Bieber to be prosecuted because of his "disregard for the law," including speeding tickets, fights, reckless driving, drugs allegations and more.

According to TMZ, the Sherriff's Department wants Bieber to be prosecuted, not to put him in jail, but to force him to get held to prevent the "dangerous path" they see him headed down.

On funny note checkout what Justin Bieber has to say after this

Fifth-graders murder trial Plan To murder Classmate

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Fifth-Graders Murder Trial, Two boys of class fifth-grade from the Washington state, is being accused in a foiled plot to rape but thats not all also to kill a girl and kill or harm six other classmates, will stand trial as juveniles, a prosecutor said on Friday.

Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said the boys, 11 and 10, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on Friday over the alleged murder-rape plot that also targeted other children in Colville, Washington, about 215 miles east of Seattle.

One of the boys wanted the girl dead because "she's rude and always made fun of me and my friends," according to court documents.

"There are very few prosecutions of a crime of this magnitude with boys of this age," Rasmussen told Reuters.

Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson determined during the hearing that the boys had the capacity to understand right and wrong, Rasmussen said.

Under Washington state law, children ages 8 to 12 are presumed not to have the mental capacity to form an intention to commit a crime. Juvenile court is typically reserved for defendants between ages 12 and 18.

The 10-year-old suspect was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, juvenile firearm possession and witness tampering, Rasmussen said.

The younger boy had taken a gun that originally belonged to his grandfather from his older brother's room, according to a declaration of probable cause.

The 11-year-old was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, possession of a dangerous weapon, a knife, at school and tampering with a witness, Rasmussen said.

The boys planned to lure the girl away from school in Colville, a town of 4,600 people in eastern Washington, according to court documents.

A teacher found a list of six more targeted classmates, prosecutors said.

The fifth-graders had boarded a school bus on February 7 with a knife, a semi-automatic pistol and ammunition in a backpack on their way to Fort Colville Elementary School, prosecutors said.

A fourth-grader on the bus saw the knife and reported it to a teacher's aide, prosecutors said. One of the suspects later said he would kill the student who told school officials about the weapons, they said.

If convicted of all charges, the boys could each be sentenced to 103 to 127 weeks unless a judge finds "manifest injustice" and orders a longer sentence, Rasmussen said.

The boys have been expelled from the school district indefinitely. A status hearing is set for April 8.

Bieber to be prosecuted? Spitting On The Neighbor

Justin Bieber performs in concert at Bercy in Paris on March 19, 2013. UPI/David Silpa
Justin Bieber performs in concert at Bercy in Paris on March 19, 2013.
Bieber to be prosecuted? The Canadian Popstar Bieber  may get under the fold of Sherriff to be prosecuted. only if the L.A. Country Sherriff's Department makes its way through, they plan to push for Bieber to be prosecuted for spitting on his neighbor, according to a TMZ report on March 30.

The incident involved eyewitnesses claiming that Bieber spit on a neighbor in a "fit of anger," although Bieber denies the incident. This came about when the neighbor went to Bieber's house to complain about him allegedly driving his Ferrari at high speeds in the gated community, endangering the residents there.

Bieber allegedly flipped out, spit in the neighbor's face and then threatened to kill him. Bieber denied these allegations but there is now a chance for Bieber to be prosecuted as a landscaper working beside the house came forward and said he saw Bieber spit in the neighbor's face.

The victim was a 47-year-old father of three who lived there for 10 years and that makes sense when considering he was angry as the reckless driving. Now, the police want Bieber to be prosecuted because of his "disregard for the law," including speeding tickets, fights, reckless driving, drugs allegations and more.

According to TMZ, the Sherriff's Department wants Bieber to be prosecuted, not to put him in jail, but to force him to get held to prevent the "dangerous path" they see him headed down.