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U.S. Department of State News: Kiribati National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Kiribati celebrate your National Day. The United States and the Republic of Kiribati share a close partnership based on mutual respect and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Kiribati National Day

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Former President George HW Bush hospitalized, misses parade

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush caused him to miss out on the local Memorial Day parade that he traditionally attends. The 93-year-old was taken to a hospital Sunday after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue. A spokesman said he’d likely be in the hospital for a couple … Continue reading KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Former President George HW Bush hospitalized, misses parade

LOS ANGELES  | Discovery of World War II soldier’s plane brings closure

LOS ANGELES  — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant was aboard a B-24 bomber with 10 others when it … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Discovery of World War II soldier’s plane brings closure

LOS ANGELES | Family rejoices at finding of soldier’s World War II plane

LOS ANGELES — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant was aboard a B-24 bomber with 10 others when it … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Family rejoices at finding of soldier’s World War II plane

Officials seek clues in SUV cliff crash that likely killed 8

SAN FRANCISCO/March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Accident-reconstruction investigators are trying to figure out what caused an SUV carrying a family to plunge off a California cliff in a deadly wreck that happened shortly after child-welfare authorities went to their home to investigate possible abuse. Five members of the Hart family — a free-spirited brood from … Continue reading Officials seek clues in SUV cliff crash that likely killed 8

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

LOS ANGELES/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that … Continue reading SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

HUALIEN, Taiwan/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Rescuers in Taiwan continued their search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building Thursday, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that shook the island’s east coast and killed at least 10 people. The Yunmen Tsuiti building was one of several damaged by late Tuesday’s … Continue reading Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

7 rescued from life raft in Pacific Ocean after ferry sank

WELLINGTON, New Zealand /January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to authorities. … Continue reading 7 rescued from life raft in Pacific Ocean after ferry sank