To help the US celebrate July 4th, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. The US has confirmed the launch and have also stated that with a non-identical flight path North Korea is now able to target and send the missile as far as Alaska.

Japan Times reports ;

North Korea’s state media said the launch was ordered and supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and sent the Hwasong-14 933 km (580 miles), reaching an altitude of 2,802 km (1,741 miles) over a flight time of 39 minutes. Read More