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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Seventy-five years after Japan launched a surprise attack that launched the U.S. into World War II, the leaders of the two nations met at Pearl Harbor on Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) did not apologize, but conceded Japan "must never repeat the horrors of war again."

JERUSALEM (AP) — The State Department is rejecting a claim by Israel's government that it has "ironclad" information that Washington helped draft this week's U.N. resolution declaring Israeli settlements in occupied territories illegal. The U.S. has long opposed the settlements but generally uses its veto to block censure of Israel. A U.S. abstention allowed the measure to pass unanimously. Secretary of State John Kerry is to give his final Mideast policy speech tomorrow.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents in Mosul, Iraq, the last city still held by the Islamic State group, say an airstrike has disabled the city's last functioning bridge. Activists from inside Mosul published pictures Tuesday night of the metal bridge, known as the Old Bridge. Its twisted girders sank into the water. Boats were seen ferrying the residents from both banks. Mosul had five bridges spanning the Tigris River, which runs through the center of the city.

CHICAGO (AP) — An American filmmaker has been killed in a bus crash in East Africa. The U.S. State Department and a Chicago school official told The Chicago Tribune that David J. Steiner died Monday in Uganda. He was 51. Steiner was there screening a documentary he made about a Chicago school and working on a project about Sudanese refugees. Steiner's film, "Saving Barbara Sizemore," documented the successful fight to keep Barbara A. Sizemore Academy in Chicago open after it was slated to be closed.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has disclosed that two major prescription drug distributors have agreed to settle a state lawsuit alleging the firms --- Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen -- fueled West Virginia's opioid epidemic with excessively large shipments of painkillers into the state over several years. Other firms have also been sued. The Charleston Gazette-Mail's investigation found drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone over six years.

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