USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years later

Pearl Harbor At 75 A Vet Remembers

USS Arizona survivor Lauren Bruner plans to return to the site of where Japanese bombs sank his...


In Japan, nuclear accident costs rise

(c) 2016, Japan News/Yomiuri. The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry released Friday an estimate that the cost of decommissioning nuclear reactors and paying compensation for damage caused by the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will total about 21.5 trillion yen (about $186,...


Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

Japan US Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff. The Russian rocket accident and the grounding of one of NASA’s commercial suppliers make this...


'Rhetoric of fascism' is rising in U.S. and Europe, says U.N. rights chief

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The values and politics that underpin inclusive, peaceful societies “risk being swept away,” warned Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, in a statement ahead of the annual global commemoration of Human Rights Day this Saturday. “2016 has been...


The Latest: Critics say Alabama execution drug is flawed

Alabama Death Penalty

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution in Alabama of a man convicted of killing a store clerk (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Critics of a lethal injection drug that has been used in problematic executions in several states say Thursday’s execution in Alabama provides more evidence that it...


Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Obit Glenn Reaction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio’s capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space. The public viewing at the Ohio Statehouse and a memorial service at Ohio State...


The Latest: Tygart calls doping report 'staggering'

Russian Doping

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, calls the latest revelations from the McLaren report “another staggering example of how the Olympic movement has been corrupted and clean athletes robbed by...


Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats

Marina Fire

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — An early morning fire at a central Virginia marina destroyed about a dozen boats Friday, sinking some and sending others ablaze down the James River. There were no injuries in the blaze at the Richmond Yacht Basin, said Capt. Taylor Goodman of the Henrico Fire Department. Fire...


Six donors Trump appointed gave almost $12 million with their families to

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - With his choice of restaurant executive Andrew Puzder to serve as his Labor secretary, President-elect Donald Trump has now tapped six big donors and fundraisers to serve in his administration, lining up an unprecedented concentration of wealthy backers...


Congressional panel calls for independent Copyright Office

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Federal lawmakers are calling for an independent Copyright Office that would be led by a Register nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday released the first in what is expected to be a series of reforms. They...


Congress just passed a watershed human rights provision - tucked inside its

(c) 2016, Foreign Policy. Congress passed its annual defense spending bill on Thursday, which in any other instance would be news itself. But tucked into the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was a watershed provision on human rights and corruption -- one with global consequences. The...

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