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JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to deliver a major Mideast policy speech on Wednesday. It comes following scathing criticism by some Israeli leaders about the U.S. not vetoing a U.N. resolution declaring Israeli settlements in occupied territories illegal. The U.S. has long opposed the settlements but it usually uses its Security Council veto to prevent the censure of Israel. This time, the U.S. abstained and the measure passed unanimously.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A 96-year-old survivor of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor says "war is war" and that he has no hard feelings against the Japanese. Navy veteran Alfred Rodrigues was among those who saw President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) on Tuesday as they paid tribute to those killed. Abe didn't offer an apology but said he wanted to share his sincere condolences. It was the first joint visit by an American president and Japan's prime minister to the memorial.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say three people have been killed in the crash of a small plane in a mountainous area of eastern Tennessee. The wreckage was spotted inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by a reconnaissance flight. The plane had been missing since Monday. The victims will be recovered from the crash site on Wednesday.
NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. (AP) — Police in suburban Chicago have shot a man they say tried to rob a bank, then ran into a nearby store and held an elderly man at knifepoint. According to police in North Riverside, the suspect attempted to use the older man as a "human shield" as officers approached and ordered him to the ground. They say the elderly man was able to pull away enough to allow officers to shoot. State police are conducting a review.
RICHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say dozens of elk are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon. Wildlife officials said in a Facebook post that 41 elk died Tuesday at Brownlee Reservoir. A biologist told The Baker City Herald told that the elk were trying to cross the reservoir when the ice broke. It wasn't possible to save any of the elk or salvage meat. The reservoir is about 260 miles east of Portland.
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