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Japan, US burying World War II ghosts after 70 years

| | Dec 6 2016 - 9:32am | Comments

TOKYO — An American president in Hiroshima. A Japanese prime minister at Pearl Harbor. One longtime taboo has already fallen this year, and the other soon will.

  1. | Posted: Nov 30 2016 - 12:05am

    LA UNION, Colombia — Colombian authorities searched for answers Tuesday into the crash of a chartered airliner that slammed into the Andes mountains while transporting a Brazilian soccer team whose Cinderella story had won it a spot in the finals of one of South America’s most prestigious regional tournaments. All but six of the 77 people on board were killed.

  2. | Posted: Nov 30 2016 - 12:05am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Somali-born student who went on a car-and-knife rampage at Ohio State University railed on Facebook against U.S. interference in Muslim lands and warned, “If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace” with the Islamic State group, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

  3. | Posted: Nov 29 2016 - 12:05am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by an officer. Police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.

  4. Posted: Nov 29 2016 - 12:05am

    Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

  5. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Greenland is calling on Denmark to clean up an abandoned under-ice missile project and other U.S. military installations left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War.

  6. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families — including a majority of single-parent households — the opposite would occur: They’d pay more.

  7. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    There are no statues of Fidel Castro in Cuba. No school, street, government building or city bears his name. And while his likeness stares back from billboards and official portraits, it is absent from pesos and postage stamps.

  8. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    JOHANNESBURG — A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say.

  9. Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

  10. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    HOUSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation’s busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted killer who’s intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for execution under the court’s current guidance.

  11. | Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies.

  12. | Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada would like the world to know that he was rather fond of Fidel Castro. Or at least, that is the message that many people took from his unusually warm statement on the death of the Cuban dictator, whom he hailed on Saturday as “a remarkable leader.”

  13. | Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    HAVANA — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

  14. | Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet-prospects Friday as he gathers with family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

  15. | Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    A steady rain drizzled over Hilo’s Home Depot early Friday, but that didn’t seem to deter Isaac and Shawn Kelii.