Trump says U.S. ready to act along on North Korea, Montana senator will vote for Supreme Court nominee, Cubs lose opener, and more headlines to start your week, Monday, April 3, 2017.

 

US READY TO ACT ALONE ON NORTH KOREA, TRUMP SAYS

 

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. — President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program.

 

Trump's comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida. The two are expected to discuss a number of issues, including North Korea, trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their meeting on Thursday and Friday.

 

 

 

TWO MORE DEMOCRATS COMMIT CONERNING GORSUCH

 

WASHINGTON — Two Democratic senators on Sunday split over supporting Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.

 

Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana said he would vote in favor of Gorsuch's confirmation while Sen. Jon Tester of Montana announced he would not back the federal appeals court judge based in Denver.

 

 

 

DESPERATION SETS IN AS FLOOD DEATH TOLL IN COLOMBIA TOPS 200

 

MOCOA, Colombia — Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more missing and injured.

 

Neighborhoods were left strewn with rocks, wooden planks, tree limbs and brown muck after heavy rain caused the three rivers that surround Mocoa to rise up and surge through the city of 40,000 Friday night and early Saturday as people slept. The deluge smashed houses, tore trees out by the roots and washed cars and trucks away.

 

 

 

FINAL FOUR IN FULL SWING

 

The South Carolina Gamecocks took home the NCAA women's basketball title Sunday night, topping Mississippi State, 67-55.

 

The men take their turn tonight when North Carolina takes on Gonzaga at 9:20 Eastern. The game will air on CBS.

 

 

 

BASEBALL IS BACK

 

The Major League Baseball regular season started Sunday with three games, including the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs opening with a loss.

 

There are 12 games on today's schedule; the first is scheduled for 1 p.m. in New York where the Mets will host the Atlanta Braves.