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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has conceded that his country "must never repeat the horrors of war again." He made the comment on a historic trip to Pearl Harbor, but stopped short of issuing an apology for the attack 75 years ago. He was following the lead of President Barack Obama -- who became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima earlier this year, but also stopped short of apologizing for the atomic bombing of the city.

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Fisher has died in an L.A. hospital four days after what media reports say was a heart attack. Fisher rose to stardom as Princess Leia but became known later in life as a wry truth-teller who used humor to cope with struggle. Fisher openly discussed her battle with addiction and mental illness in the books "Postcards From the Edge" and "Wishful Drinking." Harrison Ford says she was "one of a kind" and "lived her life, bravely".

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two major prescription drug distributors have agreed to settle a West Virginia lawsuit alleging they fueled the state's opioid epidemic by flooding the state with painkillers. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. A recent investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail found Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen shipped almost 800 million hydro- and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in six years. More than 1,700 people fatally overdosed on those drugs within that period.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Washington, D.C., actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas. Forty-six-year-old Tricia McCauley was found strangled in her car Monday. Authorities say it does not appear McCauley and her alleged attacker knew each other.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium apparently isn't wind-proof. Several zinc panels along the building broke loose Monday night as high winds whipped Minneapolis. This is the second time wind has damaged the stadium since it opened in July.

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