Hawaii false alarm: Officers stop over missile alert

The first SM-3 interceptor in a double shot missile defense test rockets skyward to strike out a ballistic missile target off the coast of Kauai Hawaii

The first SM-3 interceptor in a double shot missile defense test rockets skyward to strike out a ballistic missile target off the coast of Kauai Hawaii

"The reports from the FCC and the state of Hawaii demonstrate systems and judgment failures on multiple levels, and they reinforce my belief that missile alerts should be handled by the federal government", said U.S. Sen.

In the test, the defensive missile known as the SM-3 Block IIA was supposed to shoot down a flying object meant to imitate an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Defense Department would confirm only that a test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.

However, various news outlets reported that the tests ultimately came up short, allowing the "missile" to bypass the system and reach its intended target.

Defense News says a prior SM-3 Block IIA test failed in June after a sailor on the destroyer USS John Paul Jones mistakenly activated the missile's self-destruct mechanism. It includes overseeing the addition of 20 ground-based interceptors to the 44 already stationed in California and Alaska. It's the same type of antiballistic infrastructure the Pentagon depends on to shoot down intermediate-range North Korean ballistic missiles. "North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland", Trump said during the speech. "We are waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent that from ever happening".

Cops find 9000 pounds of stolen oranges squeezed into cars
However, a robbery report from Carmona law enforcement connected a missing shipment of oranges to the traveling orange family. Theft of oranges is not uncommon in Spain , where farmers have even reportedly hired vigilantes to protect their orchards.

The sanctions include drastically lowering limits on North Korea's oil imports.

North Korea has yet to demonstrate essential capabilities for an ICBM that could hit the USA mainland, including maneuvering in space, an adequate guidance system and housing that could protect a nuclear warhead from burning up on re-entry.

The increase in testing comes after North Korea ramped up its nuclear testing previous year with six known missile launches - some of them over Japanese territory.

It comes amid renewed fears over the nuclear ambitions of Mr Kim, who earlier this week ordered the test of a new long-range missile said to be capable of striking the entire U.S. mainland.

The unsuccessful attempt comes amid heightened fears over North Korea's developing nuclear program.

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