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North Korea says missile it tested can reach entire U.S. mainland

North Korea says missile it tested can reach entire U.S. mainland

November 28, 2017 10:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times EST):
    
10:30 p.m.
    
North Korea says it successfully tested a new, nuclear-capable intercontinental-ballistic missile that could target the entire U.S. mainland.
    
The North's state television said Wednesday the new ICBM was "significantly more" powerful than the previous long-range weapon the North tested.
    
The report called the weapon a Hwasong 15. The launch was detected after it was fired early Wednesday morning from a site near Pyongyang.
    
9:53 p.m.
    
North Korea will make an "important" announcement through television and radio at noon local time hours after it tested an apparent intercontinental ballistic missile.
    
The report on state radio Wednesday did not elaborate on the topic of the announcement.
    
The missile test-launched from near Pyongyang appeared to be North Korea's most powerful weapon yet and could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range.
    
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8:30 p.m.
    
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is warning North Korea not to test President Donald Trump's resolve.
    
Pence says in remarks at a Hudson Institute award dinner in New York that the administration is considering "additional measures" following the intercontinental ballistic missile test.
    
Pence says Pyongyang would do well "not to test the resolve of this president or the capabilities of the armed forces of the United States of America."
    
He adds that "all options" remain on the table.
    
Pence was introduced at the event by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who called Pence a "positive" and "calming influence" at the White House.

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