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UNITED STATES-KOREA WAR REMAINS
HONOLULU — Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead were on their way Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification. The U.S. military believes the bones are those of U.S. servicemen and potentially servicemen from other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. on behalf of South Korea during the war. By Audrey McAvoy and Kim Yong Ho. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video. Will be updated.
UNITED STATES-KOREA WAR REMAINS-THE LATEST
US KOREA WAR REMAINS-ID PROCESS
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean War. Here’s a look at what will happen next. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video.
OF HAWAII INTEREST
WASHINGTON — Blue diamonds — like the Smithsonian’s famous Hope diamond — are the rarest of all and how they formed more than a billion years ago is a bit of a mystery. Now scientists think they have a glimmer of an answer. They’ve long known that the blue tint comes from traces of boron in the diamond. But the element is mostly found near the Earth’s surface, not deep down where diamonds are typically created. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature. “Most of the impurities contained in these blue diamonds came from a very deep source,” said Dongzhou Zhang, a scientist at the University of Hawaii, who was not involved in the research. By Christina Larson. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.
FROM AP MEMBERS
HONOLULU — A Chicago-based chain that trademarked “Aloha Poke” has faced backlash with calls for boycott after sending cease-and-desist letters to businesses with similar names, including the Aloha Poke Shop in Honolulu. The letters sent on behalf of Aloha Poke Co. demanded restaurants to stop using “Aloha” and “Aloha Poke,” citing the similarities and the likelihood of confusion. SENT: 300 words.
FORMER SOLDIER-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
HONOLULU — A former U.S. soldier who was stationed in Hawaii has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for soliciting sexually explicit photographs from a British girl and using them to blackmail her, federal prosecutors said. Christopher Ernest Fox was sentenced Monday in federal court in Honolulu after pleading guilty in April to producing child pornography. SENT: 210 words.
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