Japan Expresses Concern About US Osprey Aircraft Continuing to Fly Without Details of Fatal Crash

[ad_1] TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesperson expressed concern on Friday that the U.S. military is continuing to fly Osprey aircraft in the country without providing adequate information about a fatal crash this week in southwestern Japan despite repeated requests that it do so. One crew member was killed and seven others are missing, … Read more

Asian Shares Slip After Wall Street Ends Its Best Month of ’23 With Big Gains

[ad_1] HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares declined on Friday even after Wall Street closed out its best month of the year with big gains in November. U.S. futures rose while oil prices continued to drop despite the latest extension of OPEC’s production cuts. Even with continued cuts to output, other producers such as the … Read more

Rep. George Santos Is Facing a Vote on His Expulsion From Congress as Lawmakers Weigh Accusations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. George Santos of New York is facing a critical vote to expel him from the House on Friday as lawmakers weigh whether his actions, fabrications and alleged lawbreaking warrant the chamber’s most severe punishment. The first-term Republican congressman is at grave risk of becoming just the sixth member of the … Read more

Young Humpback Whale Leaps Out of Seattle Bay, Dazzling Onlookers

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — A humpback whale visiting the waters off Seattle dazzled onlookers Thursday morning with several breaches in they bay just beyond the city’s downtown area. The whale has been spotted for the last three days swimming around Elliott Bay. But on Thursday, the whale breached for about 40 minutes, also performing several … Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Montana’s First-In-The-Nation Ban on TikTok, Says It’s Unconstitutional

[ad_1] HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s first-in-the-nation law banning the video-sharing app TikTok in the state has been blocked while a legal challenge to the law moves through the courts, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said the ban “oversteps state power and infringes on the Constitutional right of users and … Read more

Indiana Man Suspected in Teen Girl’s Disappearance Charged With Murder After Remains Found

[ad_1] ARLINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 59-year-old man suspected in the June disappearance of a 17-year-old neighbor has been charged with murder after human remains were found buried in a pit on his central Indiana property. Patrick Scott of Arlington appeared Thursday in Rush County Circuit Court for an initial hearing. Scott also is charged … Read more

Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

[ad_1] The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa’s new law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having practically any book that depicts sexual activity. The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the … Read more

Mississippi Supreme Court Delays Decision on Whether to Set Execution Date for Man on Death Row

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has temporarily delayed ruling on whether to set an execution date for a man on death row for capital murder. The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Mississippi Attorney General’s motion to lift a stay and set an execution date for Willie Jerome Manning, 55, … Read more

Don’t Eat Pre-Cut Cantaloupe if the Source Is Unknown, CDC Says, as Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Grows

[ad_1] Consumers shouldn’t eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don’t know the source, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as the number of illnesses and recalls tied to a deadly salmonella outbreak grows. At least 117 people in 34 U.S. states have been sickened by contaminated cantaloupe, including 61 who were hospitalized and two who died, according … Read more

House Passes Resolution to Block Iran’s Access to $6 Billion From Prisoner Swap

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bipartisan measure Thursday that would block Iran from ever accessing the $6 billion recently transferred by the U.S. in a prisoner swap, a step Republicans pushed in response to the nation’s alleged role in the deadly attacks last month by Hamas on Israel. The measure — titled … Read more