FROM Josh Jarman
Wild Animals and National Media Run Loose in Zanesville, Ohio A wolf and a monkey were the last two exotic animals on the loose in Zanesville, Ohio after police shot or tranquilized as many as 45 others today. Terry Thompson was found dead today in his home outside Zanesville, an apparent suicide. Before he died, he opened the cages holding bears, lions, wolves and primates. We hear more from Josh Jarman, a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch , and Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?