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LOS ANGELES | The Latest: 10 new Iridium satellites delivered to orbit

LOS ANGELES — Jan 11, 2019—The Latest on the launch of 10 communications satellites by SpaceX (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications‘ global network have been successfully deployed in orbit after launch from California. The satellites were individually released from the upper stage of a Falcon 9 rocket that blasted … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: 10 new Iridium satellites delivered to orbit

SAN DIEGO | The Latest: US arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

SAN DIEGO — The Latest on a demonstration at San Diego’s border with Tijuana, Mexico (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. authorities have 32 people at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos said 31 people were arrested for trespassing by … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | The Latest: US arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

SEATTLE | Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

SEATTLE — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of investments to restore endangered … Continue reading SEATTLE | Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

TOKYO | 2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 2 found, 5 missing

TOKYO  — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet … Continue reading TOKYO | 2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 2 found, 5 missing

TOKYO | 2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

TOKYO  — Two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and … Continue reading TOKYO | 2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

TOKYO | 2 US warplanes crash off Japan coast, rescue under way

TOKYO  — Japanese and U.S. officials say two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and search and rescue operations are underway. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday an FA-18 fighter and a KC-130 tanker aircraft were involved “a mishap” off the Japanese coast early … Continue reading TOKYO | 2 US warplanes crash off Japan coast, rescue under way

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck about 168 kilometers (104 miles) east of Tadine in New Caledonia at a shallow depth of … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

TOKYO | French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

TOKYO — A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday. Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment. … Continue reading TOKYO | French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific