Fabled strand of 500 pines

Travel Dec 7, 2013

Fabled strand of 500 pines

by Steve John Powell

Beautiful beaches, we've all seen our share, right? But a beautiful beach that's also historic and sacred? That sounds worth driving out of our way for — especially as the way takes us over a span I've long yearned to traverse: the Ondo Bridge, ...

National / Crime & Legal Jul 16, 2013

Girl held over death texted of her distress

A 16-year-old girl arrested Sunday for allegedly dumping the body of a former classmate in the mountains in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, contacted her friends before turning herself in, her friends claimed Tuesday. Earlier reports said the girl confessed to killing her 16-year-old friend and leaving ...