TRUMP SEEKS ‘DEAL’ WITH NORTH KOREA: President Donald Trump, on his first day on the Korean peninsula, signaled a willingness to negotiate with North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program, urging Pyongyang to "come to the table" and "make a deal" (Associated Press). In a notable shift from his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea, Trump took a more optimistic tone Tuesday, suggesting that "ultimately, it'll all work out." And while he said the United States would use military force if needed, he expressed his strongest inclination yet to deal with rising tensions with Pyongyang through diplomacy. "It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world," Trump said during a news conference alongside South Korean president Moon Jae-in. "I do see certain movement." Trump said he's seen "a lot of progress" in dealing with North Korea though he stopped short of saying whether he wanted direct diplomatic talks.

SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS ‘WAR MUST NOT HAPPEN’: Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons program must be halted by diplomacy and not military action, South Korea's foreign minister told NBC News ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to the country (NBC News). "Another war on the Korean Peninsula must not happen," Kang Kyung-wha said during an interview with Lester Holt in Seoul that will air Monday on "NBC Nightly News." "A resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue must be pursued in a peaceful, diplomatic manner." Trump was due to arrive early Tuesday in Seoul — where the subject of how to tackle North Korea's totalitarian dictator is expected to be at the top of the agenda. The president has threatened to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea and warned that he may be forced to "totally destroy" the rogue state.

SESSIONS IMPRESSED WITH 1O POINT COALITION: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is made a visit to Indianapolis to meet with members of a group known for its campaigns to stem violence in crime-plagued neighborhoods (Spehler, Fox59). Sessions, who is the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, accepted Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s invitation to meet Monday afternoon with members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. That anti-violence group led by several African-American ministers is known for its neighborhood patrols and its work teaching youths and ex-offenders about conflict resolution. “I’m really impressed with what the coalition has accomplished,” Sessions said. “And I believe it can be a model for cities around America.” Sessions announced the Department of Justice would create a new committee, specifically charged with better organizing groups like the Ten Point Coalition in an effort to fight crime locally. “Those are amazing results,” Sessions said. “You can’t expect to see that around the country everywhere, but it’s particularly noteworthy. It almost never happens.” Sessions, citing Justice Department data, said the homicide rate in Indianapolis has increased more than 50 percent since 2012 and roughly 40 percent statewide. Sessions also called Vice President Mike Pence a good "Indianan."

PASTORS PROTEST ATTORNEY GENERAL'S INDY VISIT: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in Indianapolis to meet with members of the Ten Point Coalition (Radar, WTHR-TV). Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill invited Sessions to come and learn what the coalition has been doing to cut down on violent crime. The FBI recognized the group's crime-fighting efforts in April, and they could be an example for other cities across the country to follow... More than a dozen inner city ministers denounced the meeting, calling the attorney general's civil rights record appalling, insulting and offensive. "Sessions trying to come here and tell us he's going to help us in the black community is a farce," said Pastor Fitzurgh Lyons with Galilee Baptist Church. The ministers also claim there is no solid proof that the Ten Point Coalition's efforts are actually working. Its leader, Reverend Charles Harrison, claims homicides dropped by 85 percent in the neighborhoods they work in.

OBAMACARE EARLY SIGNUPS SET NEW RECORD: A record number of people signed up for ObamaCare in the first few days of open enrollment this year compared to the same period in previous years, several sources close to the process told The Hill (Sullivan, The Hill). The surge in sign-ups, which was confirmed by an administration official, comes despite fears from Democrats that enrollment would fall off due to the Trump administration's cutbacks in outreach and advertising. On the first day of enrollment alone, Nov. 1, one source close to the process told The Hill that more than 200,000 people selected a plan for 2018, compared with about 100,000 last year. More than 1 million people visited that day, compared to about 750,000 last year, the source said.

UNPRECEDENTED DRUG THREAT: The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) has issued an urgent public alert in regard to the dangers of drugs currently in circulation (Rickert, News & Tribune). According to a news release, street drugs the public may be exposed to can be so dangerous that event the smallest amounts can be fatal when ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. "The threat is unprecedented," ASCLD President Ray Wickenheiser said, according to the release. "Some of the clandestine substances being sold or made accessible have formulations that are so toxic it's better to consider them poison." Carfentanil, 100 times more lethal than fentanyl and 10,000 times more lethal than morphine, originated as an elephant tranquilizer, but is now found in drugs available on the streets. A lethal dose is about the size of a grain of salt.

PENCE TO VISIT TEXAS MASSACRE VICTIMS: Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, will travel to Texas on Wednesday to meet with those in Sutherland Springs impacted by Sunday’s mass shooting (Fox News). Pence announced in a tweet Monday that he will visit family members of those killed, those injured in the attack, and first responders. Pence tweeted, “Karen & I will travel to #SutherlandSprings on Wednesday to meet w/families of the fallen, injured & law enforcement. We are with you Texas.”

TRUMP TELLS JAPAN TO BUILD MORE CARS IN U.S.: "Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That's not rude. Is that rude? I don't think so," Trump told executives from local automakers during a trip to Japan (CNN). At the same time, Trump thanked Japanese automakers for "building new plants and doing expansions" of existing facilities in the United States. He praised Toyota and Mazda for planning a new $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in the U.S. Trump has made reducing the $57 billion trade deficit with Japan a top priority. But Japan's big three car companies have huge factories in the U.S., and their production in the country is at a record high. Japanese automakers have been increasing their investment in the U.S. for decades. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association estimates that its members built nearly 4 million vehicles in the U.S. last year. Exports from Japan to the U.S. have fallen from 3.5 million cars a year in 1986 to just over 1.5 million in 2016.

PENCE DEFENDS TRUMP DOJ STANCE: President Donald Trump has come under fire for criticizing the Department of Justice for its focus on his campaign and Russia, but Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview airing Monday that he believes most Americans understand his comments (Newsmax). "He tweets his mind, and I think the president said as he was leaving for this trip to the Asia-Pacific [region], that he thinks he would like the DOJ to do their job," Pence told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo. "I believe the American people understand that and respect that." As for whether Pence believes the DOJ is doing its job, he replied that Trump had "expressed that he would like to see them do their job in a broad range of areas, and I leave it at that. I think he expressed himself very clearly."

4 TORNADOES HIT INDIANA SUNDAY: The National Weather Service says an EF2 tornado that covered 39 miles was among four twisters that hit Indiana (Associated Press). It says the EF2 storm with estimated peak winds of 134 mph covered 31 miles Sunday in eastern Indiana’s Delaware, Blackford and Jay counties before crossing the state line and ending west of Celina, Ohio. The weather service says survey teams also confirmed an EF-1 tornado with 95 mph winds hit Salem, an EF-1 storm in the Lawrence County town of Springville and a brief EF-1 tornado in Muncie that accompanied straight-line winds of 80-90 mph. Near Muncie, Yorktown police Sgt. Jeff Whitesell says a storm-toppled tree fell on an SUV, leaving a 44-year-old man hospitalized in critical condition, his wife in serious condition, and a daughter and son also hurt.

IRSAY HAS DOUBTS ABOUT LUCK: There's a huge problem brewing between Colts owner Jim Irsay and quarterback Andrew Luck, the kind of problem that may destroy the relationship between the owner and his team's best player. And you wonder now, might Irsay and his big mouth run Luck out of Indianapolis? During a commercial cut-in of Dan Patrick's national radio show, guest Tony Dungy, who did not know he was on the air, told Patrick during a break that Irsay recently told him he believes that what's holding Luck back from returning to the field is more mental than it is physical (Kravitz, WTHR-TV). Patrick asked Dungy about the Luck situation, and Dungy responded, "I don't know what's going on there. Jim Irsay made a comment to me about six weeks ago, 'It's inside his head now.'" Patrick: "Wait, it's inside Luck's head?" Dungy: "Yeah, he (Irsay) said that when I was out (in Indianapolis) for Peyton's ceremony." Patrick was stunned. "Wow," he said. "I really wonder if Luck's future is in Indianapolis. I really do." Dungy didn't respond initially, then when Patrick brought up the fact that Irsay expected Luck back at the start of the season or early in the season, Dungy replied, "They obviously believed it because they did nothing to prepare for him not being there." Recently, there was a report out of Denver, unconfirmed locally, that Irsay was upset at Luck because he felt like the quarterback had given him every reason to believe he would be back either at the start of the season or early in the season.

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HPI DAILY ANALYSIS: Colts owner Jim Irsay made a $25 million bet on Peyton Manning in 2012, let him go for nothing in return, then watched him spend the next three years tearing up the NFL record books while taking the Denver Broncos to two Super Bowls. Irsay placed his bet on Andrew Luck and in his first three seasons, Luck led the Colts to 11 victory seasons, won several playoff games, and won three of four head—to-heads against Manning (including the playoff win in Denver). The last two years we’ve watched Luck get battered as the Colts failed to build a credible offensive line to protect him, and as WTHR-TV’s Bob Kravitz reports, is expressing doubts about Luck’s recovery from shoulder surgery. This is one of these situations where the owner needs to stick with his bet and look at the long term. The Colts need to do everything possible to build a credible line for Luck, and give him time to heal. There’s really no alternative. - Brian A. Howey