Daniel Beckwitt told authorities he hired Askia Khafra, picked him up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and drove him to his Bethesda home via a roundabout route through Virginia.
Japan approved a record-high defense budget for 2018 to face the threat from North Korea.
The test was unusual in that it was conducted in the dead of night.
Kim's public appearances are regularly recorded in a special section of the ruling party's newspaper, titled Supreme Leader's Activities.
Russia and China continue to insist that the way to resolve the conflict is if the U.S. pledges to step back from its own military reinforcement of nearby allies.
A Cathay Pacific flight crew reportedly witnessed the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile as it broke apart upon re-entering the earth's atmosphere.
Two images that were shot from the same viewpoint actually display different constellations.
Russian marines are training in field combat in North Korea, bordering Primorye.
The long-anticipated unit was officially formed on December 1.
The Hwasong-15 nose cone's size and shape suggest it is "bad news".
In firing the ICBM, North Korea ended a 74-daylong pause in missile launches.
Two ships in Russia's Pacific Fleet practiced amphibious landing in Primorye, Russia, and more drills in the country's east will follow.
Pyongyang can't have all of the U.S. within range, the deputy head of the Russian Senate's Defense and Security Committee said.
He checked fish tanks and freezers and posed for photo ops.
There are few details about the latest missile test, but North Korea has often used foreign-trained scientists and foreign-sourced materials.
North Korea's lull in missile testing and military exercises shouldn't be seen as backing down, but preparing for even bigger attacks.
Vehicles such as trucks and tractors can be used for mobile missile launches.