The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city’s most enduring tourist attractions. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument, which draws 600,000 visitors a year, will remain closed until its elevator control system can be modernized, […]
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In this flat, windy expanse just south of the Canadian border, U.S. Air Force pilots fly the same bombers their grandfathers flew, using mid-20th century cables and pulleys. Each spring, the airmen and airwomen must clear melting snow from the steel and concrete doors of the silos that house 150 nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles scattered across […]
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The deadliest eruption in decades that occurred on Mount Ontake in central Japan killing dozens of mountaineers marks two years Tuesday, with next of kin and others mourning the loss of their loved ones. A total of 58 people were killed and the bodies of five still remain to be retrieved after the 3,067-meter volcano […]
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Syria’s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called “unacceptable” Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes. A fresh wave of intense airstrikes battered Aleppo’s opposition-controlled east, said an AFP correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. During an […]
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A disgruntled lawyer had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris. The gunman was wearing military-style apparel with […]
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Eighteen mistranslated parts have been found in the official Japanese translation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership documents, it was learned on Monday. The Foreign Ministry reported the mistranslations at a meeting with the main opposition force, the Democratic Party, on the day. The ministry notified the party of its intention to correct the Japanese documents, which […]
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