LBN – Sunday, September 17th, 2017

*Four American Tourists Hit With Acid Attack in Marseille

Four American tourists were hit with an acid attack in Marseille, France, on Sunday. The female tourists were sprayed in the face at the city’s main train station, and two of them were taken to the hospital. A 41-year-old woman was arrested, officials said. It is unclear whether the incident is terror-related.

*Tillerson: U.S. Could Close Embassy in Cuba

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday said the United States is considering shutting down its embassy in Cuba, amid a string of unusual health-related incidents involving American diplomats there. Speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation, Tillerson said closing the embassy is “under review.” Nearly two dozen Americans have been affected by the undisclosed health issues which were previously referred to as “attacks” against the diplomats.

*Haley: U.N. Has Run Out of Options for North Korea Threat

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, saidon Sunday that the international body has exhausted all of its options when it comes to the threats posed by North Korea, and suggested that the situation could eventually be handled by the Pentagon. “We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point,” Haley said on CNN’s State of the Union. “We’re trying every other possibility that we have but there’s a whole lot of military options on the table.” Trump on Sunday mockingly called Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.” Last week, the regime test-fired another ballistic missile.

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*U2, Ed Sheeran Cancel St. Louis Concerts After Violent Protests

U2 and Ed Sheeran are canceling their concerts in St. Louis this weekend amid increasingly violent protests in the city. Demonstrators have taken to the streets after a white ex-police officer was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of a black man. Citing safety concerns, the groups said the police department would not be able to properly secure the concert venues due to the ongoing protests. Dozens were arrested on Saturday as some protesters threw bricks at police officers and vandalized buildings.

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