June 19th, 2018

World News

Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

TOKYO – Japan’s government has ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed five people, two of whom were crushed by falling walls. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Osaka during Monday’s morning rush hour injured more than 370 people in the region, according to ... Read More »

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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

By Mark D. Carlson And Virginia Mayo, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France – For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. Today, he has recovered his identity – and was being reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died together when their ship shattered on an ... Read More »

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Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia’s Lake Toba

By The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police said in a statement that ... Read More »

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In death, one young man stands tall in North Korea relations

By Dan Sewell, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

CINCINNATI – Otto Warmbier’s legacy is still being written a year after his death. The 22-year-old U.S. college student who died in a vegetative state in a Cincinnati hospital days after his release from North Korea is being remembered prominently during a dramatic shift in U.S.-North Korean relations. President Donald Trump said the death of ... Read More »

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Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

By Dan Joling, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal agency in Alaska wants the public’s help to solve a mammoth theft. The Bureau of Land Management says someone stole a 100-pound (45.4-kilogram) mammoth tusk from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive centre in east Anchorage. The woolly mammoth is Alaska’s official state fossil. The BLM in a release ... Read More »

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Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers

By Frank Bajak, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies ... Read More »

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Firefighters suspended; accused of making porn at firehouse

By The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

AKRON, Ohio – Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK’-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week ... Read More »

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The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

By Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

NEW YORK – Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centres at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening there. It’s the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings. John Legend and ... Read More »

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Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

By Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging excessive force and unlawful arrest. Brown had been talking with officers while waiting ... Read More »

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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

By The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

AMMAN, Jordan – President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the Middle East to help lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner, along with White House envoy Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for talks with King Abdullah II, a key U.S. ally. A White House statement ... Read More »

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