tbs eFM 101.3 News http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsMain.do Hurricane Maria Heads For Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267067&typ_800=M Hurricane Maria is hurtling towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center has warned of a "potentially catastrophic" impact after the storm battered the island of Dominica and other territories in the eastern Caribbean on Tuesday. Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on social media that there were initial reports of "widespread devastation" and that the roof of his own home had been blown off. The airport and ports have been closed on the tropical island of 72,000 people.■ Ron Chang 201709200704+0900 Seoul Says Trump's Remarks Show US Resolve To Maintain Peace http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267066&typ_800=N President Trump's speech in New York was apparently seen by South Korea's presidential office as a show of his firm resolve to maintain peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. A Cheong Wa Dae official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, called it a repeat of Washington's long-held stance that all options are on the table when it comes to North Korea. Though Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun noted that Trump devoted an unprecedentedly long time to the topic, highlighting the urgency of the issue.■ Devin Whiting 201709200700+0900 Embassy Reports No S. Koreans Among Casualties In Mexico http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267065&typ_800=N The South Korean Embassy in Mexico says has not received receive word of any Korean nationals among the casualties, following a powerful earthquake. The embassy said it is on alert with an emergency response team on standby.■ Ron Chang 201709200700+0900 Powerful Quake Rocks Mexico Killing Dozens, Toppling Buildings http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267064&typ_800=M A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico has left at least 49 people dead. The U.S. Geological Survey said it struck Tuesday, centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, southeast of the capital. The temblor knocked down buildings and caused widespread panic less than two weeks after another quake killed 90 in the country's south. Emergency crews and hundreds of volunteers were digging through the debris looking for survivors and bodies. Mexico City's international airport suspended operations and was checking facilities for any damage.■ Ron Chang 201709200659+0900 Trump Warns North Korea Of Total Destruction http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267063&typ_800=M U.S. President Donald Trump has again stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea. In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump also made clear his commitment to defend the U.S. and its allies from the North, singling it out as a "depraved regime." [Clip - 00:20] "The United States has great strength and patience. But, if it's forced to defend itself for its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime." President Trump also detailed his vision of nationalism, in which America and other countries look out for their own interests first. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is also in New York for the Assembly, is due to address the body on Thursday, and also hold summits with Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to further discuss regional tensions.■ Devin Whiting 201709200659+0900 Moon Confident PyeongChang Games Will Be Peaceful http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267062&typ_800=N President Moon Jae-in is emphazising that despite the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will be held peacefully. According to Cheong Wa Dae, President Moon told the head of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, that the event will serve as a chance to promote peace in the region if more countries and people participate to make it a total success. Moon also noted that Seoul was working to have North Korea take part in the Games, which he said would "further ensure the safety" of the participants.■ Devin Whiting 201709200649+0900 Weather Update 0700 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267061&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, most of the nation is waking up to clear skies on this Wednesday. Expect sunny conditions throughout the day. Light clouds will hover over the southern regions during the morning hours -- the central region will get light clouds late in the afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the mid 20s. The local high will get up to 25 degrees. As for the current reading in central Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees Fahrenheit.■ Rosyn Park 201709200647+0900 US Stocks Rise To Fresh Records Ahead Of Fed Meeting http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267060&typ_800=L Stocks on Wall Street have risen to fresh records on improving economic data, corporate earnings and more talk out of Washington about a Republican tax cut plan. The Federal Reserve is also expected to announce futures moves on the stimulus program. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones rose 0.2 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both added 0.1 percent. Over in Europe, London's FTSE advanced 0.3 percent, Frankfurt's DAX was up less than a tenth of a percent, while shares in Paris gained 0.2 percent.■ Rosyn Park 201709200647+0900 Rival Parties Agree To Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Thursday http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267055&typ_800=N Rival parties have tentatively agreed to hold a parliamentary plenary session on Thursday to vote on Supreme Court chief justice-nominee Kim Meong-su. Assembly speaker Chung Sye-gyun and floor leaders of four major parties reached the decision during a meeting this afternoon. The agreement comes as ruling Democratic Party ramped up efforts to secure support from conservative parties that opposed the disputed nominee, taking issue with his ideology and his perceived advocacy for homosexuals' rights. ■ Julie Sohn 201709192215+0900 Gyeonggi Governor's Son Arrested On Drug Charges http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267052&typ_800=P The Seoul Central District Court has issued an arrest warrant for Gyeonggi Governor Nam Kyung-pil's son on drug charges. The court approved the prosecution's request, upholding the claim that he may destroy evidence and is a flight risk. The governor's eldest son is accused of smuggling methamphetamines into the country from China and taking the drug a number of times at his home. ■ Julie Sohn 201709192210+0900 Seoul Mayor Files Complaint With Prosecution Against Former President Lee Myung-Bak http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267054&typ_800=O Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has filed a complaint with the prosecution against former President Lee Myung-bak for abuse of power. The move comes as the National Intelligence Service's internal task force revealed NIS documents compiled under the Lee administration, which is said to contain action plans to suppress Park and his key initiatives. The mayor said the smear campaign was oppression not only against him and his family, but also against the city government and Seoul citizens. Eyes are now on whether the prosecution's probe, which is largely targeting the suspected wrongdoings by the NIS, will expand to the former president himself as well as his staff. Lee is yet to issue an official statement on the complaint.■ Meeyeon Ahn 201709192210+0900 Moon To Attend UN Assembly, Hold Bilateral Talks http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267053&typ_800=N President Moon Jae-in is set to make his debut at the U.N. General Assembly, joining world leaders as they open the six-day annual debate on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump will take the podium on the first day where he is expected to outline his foreign policy priorities, from the nuclear threat in North Korea to deciding the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. Moon is slated to give his own keynote speech on Thursday. A series of bilateral summits await Moon ahead of the debate, including a one-on-one meeting with IOC chief Thomas Bach and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Wrapping up his second day in New York, Moon will receive the Global Citizen Award, becoming one of three to win the annual prize this year. ■ Julie Sohn 201709192210+0900 Weather Update 2200 http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267051&typ_800=Z Taking a look at the weather, scattered showers are in store in most parts of the nation which may be accompanied by bouts of thunder and lightning. Up to 30 millimeters of rain is forecast throughout the evening, before tapering off late at night. The rain is forecast to clear the fine dust that blanketed the entire nation today. Daytime highs will hover in the mid 20s in most parts. As for the current reading in downtown Seoul, it is _____ degrees Celsius or _____ degrees in Fahrenheit.■ Julie Sohn 201709192209+0900 Seoul Mayor Files Complaint Against Ex-President Lee Myung-Bak http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267033&typ_800=O [Anchor] Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has filed a complaint with the prosecution against former President Lee Myung-bak for abuse of power. All eyes are now on whether the prosecution will investigate Lee for his possible involvement in the National Intelligence Service's election-meddling scandal in 2012. Meeyeon Ahn reports. [Reporter] The complaint was filed today with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on charges of defamation, violation of NIS laws and abuse of power. At a press briefing at city hall this morning, Park said he would ask prosecutors to look into the former president for his role in an alleged smear campaign against him led by the state spy agency. The move comes as the NIS' internal task force revealed NIS documents compiled under the Lee administration, which is said to contain action plans to suppress Park and his key initiatives. According to the documents, the Lee government labeled Park pro-North Korea and left-leaning, and mapped out plans to hamper some of his major policies. The documents are also alleged to contain ways to malign Park by bringing up personal scandals involving his family. The mayor said the smear campaign was oppression not only against him and his family, but also against the city government and Seoul citizens. He also said Lee's abuse of power must be thoroughly investigated as it damaged the foundation of the nation and democracy. Eyes are now on whether the prosecution's probe, which is largely targetting the suspected wrongdoings by the NIS, will expand to the former president himself as well as his staff. Lee is yet to comment on the complaint. Meeyeon Ahn, eFM News.■ Ron Chang 201709191744+0900 Kim Mi-Hwa, Kim Yeo-Jin Questioned As Witnesses Over 'Cultural Blacklist' http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/newsView.do?idx_800=2267027&typ_800=N Comedian Kim Mi-hwa claims her every move was under the spy agency's watch during former conservative administrations, leading to a cut in her source of income. She was speaking to reporters after being questioned by prosecutors as a witness over allegations that the NIS under the Lee Myung-bak administration created and managed a blacklist of cultural figures it deemed critical of his government. Actress Kim Yeo-jin was also questioned as a witness today over suspicions that the NIS posted a fabricated photo of her lying naked next to veteran actor Moon Seong-geun six years ago. Prosecutors plan to question more cultural figures allegedly included in the blacklist. ■ Aram Ro 201709191722+0900