Debris from last year’s deadly tsunami in Japan is washing ashore on the West Coast — and some of it may even contain human remains.
Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.
Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber is releasing a new documentary Memorial Day. “Until They Are Home”, a sequel to his “Return To Tarawa”, focuses on the search for the remains of U.S. Marines killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa.
Communities in Los Angeles and across the world are pausing to remember the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan one year ago today, killing nearly 20,000 people.
A Los Angeles businessman was so touched by a plea for American tourists to visit undamaged sections of Japan near the earthquake and tsunami zone that he is organizing a low-cost tour for fellow Angelenos .
Toyota says its U.S. sales dropped 7 percent in 2011, hurt by supply problems from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
A Compton man is facing federal charges after trying to smuggle methamphetamine inside potato chips bags at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Women’s World Cup final has earned the highest television rating for any soccer game on an ESPN network.
Ginichi Ohira sold protected sei whale meat to The Hump in Santa Monica, which closed its doors last year after prosecutors charged the owner and chef with sales of the protected mammal.
Toyota is recalling 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose. One minor accident suspected of being related to the problem has been reported in the U.S.
Sony Corp. plans to restore access to its PlayStation Network and Qriocity movie and music services in the U.S., Europe and Asia — with the exception of Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea — by the end of the week.
Ginichi Y. Ohira, 50, is charged with knowingly selling a marine mammal product for an unauthorized purpose in violation of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.
U.S. regulators say the San Onofre nuclear generating station near Camp Pendleton is at extremely low risk of a meltdown in an earthquake.
Abby Wambach scored and assisted on Amy Rodriguez’s goal in the first half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win against No. 4 Japan in an exhibition Saturday.
Japan’s consul general has expressed gratitude to a Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team that rushed across the Pacific to help in the aftermath of the devastating quake and tsunami.