TOKYO | Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

TOKYO— Japan’s central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. Construction workers started dumping a truckload of sediment into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast Friday. Opponents of the relocation say the plan to move U.S. … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

PORTLAND, Maine | Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

PORTLAND, Maine — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, “You can’t get there from here,” has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87. Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their humor in a dormitory room … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

LAS CRUCES, N.M | 7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  — Federal immigration authorities have confirmed that a 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by … Continue reading LAS CRUCES, N.M | 7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif | Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in Newport Beach. … Continue reading NEWPORT BEACH, Calif | Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

PORTLAND, Ore | Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

PORTLAND, Ore.  — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener endured three years in concentration camps and … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

STRASBOURG, France | Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout

STRASBOURG, France — The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout