Pacific Ocean

SAN FRANCISCO | Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

SAN FRANCISCO— Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed Saturday from San Francisco to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

CLEARLAKE, Calif | The Latest: Parts of Yosemite National Park to stay closed

CLEARLAKE, Calif.— The Latest on the wildfires raging in California (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The National Park Service says that parts of Yosemite National Park will remain closed indefinitely because of growing fires in areas near and on the park. “Park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park … Continue reading CLEARLAKE, Calif | The Latest: Parts of Yosemite National Park to stay closed

TOKYO  | Deadly month: Japan’s weather-related deaths top 300 in July

TOKYO  — More than 300 people died in July from weather-related disasters in one of Japan’s deadliest months in recent years. First came record rainfall. Disaster authorities say at least 220 people were killed early in the month by severe flooding and landslides in western Japan, with nine more still missing and presumed dead. That … Continue reading TOKYO  | Deadly month: Japan’s weather-related deaths top 300 in July

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