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US envoy for NKorea to visit SKorea

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for North Korea will make his first diplomatic trip abroad next week in the Trump administration’s latest effort to press for progress in uncertain denuclearization talks.

As President Donald Trump expressed confidence he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will get it done together” after talks between Kim and South Korean officials, the State Department announced Thursday that Stephen Biegun will visit South Korea, China and Japan between Monday and Sept. 15.

New rules about maple syrup coming

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said new guidance about added sugars that will provide an alternate labeling option for pure maple syrup and honey will be released next year. The agency had announced that it was considering requiring pure maple syrup and honey to be labeled as containing “added sugars.”

NTSB: Errors led to BNSF train killing 2

EDGEMONT, South Dakota — The National Transportation Safety Board said human errors led to a BNSF Railway train striking and killing two railroad workers in South Dakota on Jan. 17, 2017.

The report, released Thursday, said one of the workers killed was the designated lookout. The NTSB said the sight distance at the switch was inadequate for safely using a train approach warning method with only one lookout. A BNSF train traveling at 35 mph struck and killed two of three workers.