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u.s. troops in japan banned from drinking alcohol after fatal crash

u.s. military personnel in okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a marine was arrested in connection with a vehicle crash that killed a japanese man.police on the southern japanese island arrested 21-year-old nicholas james-mclean late sunday on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in injury or death and driving under the influence of alcohol, said kazuhiko miyagi of the okinawa police.he confirmed that a breath test indicated james-mclean had an alcohol level that was three times the legal limit. the marine was slightly injured, miyagi said.hidemasa taira, 61, who was driving a small truck, died in the sunday morning crash in naha, the main city in okinawa.he was making a turn when his vehicle was hit by james-mclean's truck, which was coming from the opposite direction, according to japanese media. the reports cited witnesses as saying the japanese driver had the right of way when the crash occurred and the marine may have driven through a red light.the incident could fuel opposition to the u.s. military presence on okinawa, where about 25,000 american troops are stationed and where local residents have expressed concerns in the past about military crime and crowding on the island.the u.s. military said "alcohol may have been a factor" in the crash.buying and drinking alcohol was banned for u.s. military personnel all over japan. also, those on okinawa were restricted to base and their residences until further notice.the military...





zimbabwe's mugabe, facing impeachment, calls cabinet meeting

zimbabwe's ruling party on monday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime president robert mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign and instead summoned ministers to a cabinet meeting tuesday morning.the ruling zanu-pf party's deputy secretary for legal affairs paul mangwana said lawmakers would move a motion for impeachment on tuesday and set up a parliamentary committee, and on wednesday the committee would report back to all lawmakers and "we vote him out."the main charge against the 93-year-old mugabe is "allowing his wife to usurp government powers" and that "he is too old and cannot even walk without help," mangwana told reporters.he said the ruling party needs the backing of the mdc opposition group to have enough votes in parliament but "we have talked to them and they are supporting us."zimbabweans were stunned by mugabe's defiance during a national address sunday night in which the increasingly isolated president, put under military house arrest last week, had been expected to step down. mugabe did acknowledge "a whole range of concerns" about the chaotic state of the government and the economy, which has collapsed since he took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980.a notice by mugabe's chief secretary announced tuesday morning's cabinet meeting at state house and said all ministers "should at...





motorcycle rider killed in collision with tanker truck

san diego police are investigating a fatal collision involving a tanker truck and a motorcycle early monday near naval base san diego.the motorcycle rider was killed around 5:50 a.m. when he collided with a truck along harbor drive between west eighth street and south 32nd street, authorities said.police have the northbound lanes of harbor blocked off in that area, said san diego police officer billy hernandez. a witness told police the collision happened as the truck was making a turn.no other information was immediately available.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected]





blaze destroys food cart at horton plaza

a food cart was destroyed by flames early monday outside horton plaza in downtown san diego in a fire investigators believe was likely set by an arsonist.the blaze, reported at 4:50 a.m. outside the main entrance to the downtown shopping center, comes about two months after a hot dog cart in the area was destroyed by an arsonist's fire.the blaze destroyed a crepe cart, while the fire sept. 24 destroyed popular hot dog cart brooklyndogs.two fire engines from the san diego fire-rescue department were dispatched to douse the flames that engulfed the crepe cart, and two investigators from the metro arson strike team were also dispatched to the scene, according to an agency incident log.firefighters also reported a second fire in a garbage can at about 5:45 a.m. on broadway near horton plaza.10news reported that police had a man detained in connection to the garbage fire and were investigating whether he was responsible for setting the crepe cart ablaze.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected]





1 dead near la jolla, others missing after apparent attempt to enter u.s. by boat

one person was found dead off the coast of la jolla and another was sent to a hospital after an apparent attempt by up to seven people to enter the united states by boat, authorities said sunday.lifeguards were called to the area just north of tourmaline beach about 11 p.m. saturday after receiving a report of a person yelling from the water, san diego fire-rescue department spokeswoman monica munoz said.a rescue boat crew found a man swimming and hauled him up, munoz said. the man told lifeguards there were others in the water.the san diego police department, u.s. border patrol and u.s. coast guard were notified, munoz said.border patrol agent tekae michael said lifeguards requested assistance after spotting a boat carrying seven people off the coast, and agents arrived at sea ridge drive in la jolla about midnight.the man found by lifeguards was taken to a hospital where he was treated for hypothermia, michael said. agents determined the man to be a 32-year-old mexican national.just before 1 a.m., lifeguards found a man, who appeared to be unresponsive, in the water. he was pronounced dead at the scene, michael said.authorities were unable to locate four other people believed to have been on the boat. the driver of the vessel is believed to have returned to mexico, michael said.city news service contributed to this report.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from ...





pedestrian stuck and killed by amtrak train

a person was hit and killed by an amtrak train struck n in oceanside sunday afternoon, authorities said.sheriff’s deputies received the call shortly before 3 p.m. that someone had been struck on cassidy street, just past broadway, where the street crosses the railroad tracks, lt. matthew glisson said.a southbound train was traveling approximately 50 to 60 mph when the train operator saw a male pedestrian standing on the tracks.the train operator applied the emergency brakes but was not able to stop in time.no further details about the pedestrian were immediately available.anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected] [email protected]





rancho peñasquitos apartment fire displaces two families

a fire destroyed one unit and damaged another in a two-story apartment complex in rancho peñasquitos, displacing two families.no one was injured.the fire began about noon on the patio of a ground-level apartment on cuca street near gernana street and spread to the interior, san diego fire-rescue department spokeswoman monica munoz said.the ground-level unit was a total loss and a second-level unit sustained damage to its patio and smoke damage to the interior, munoz said.two adults and three children lived in the first-level apartment, and will stay with family members, she said.the red cross will provide shelter for the other family, two adults and one child, who lived on the second floor.munoz said both units sustained structural damages valued at an estimated $100,000 and $50,000-worth of damage to contents inside the units.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more videos





ucla fires football coach jim mora late in 6th season

jim mora's tenure at ucla began with three years of enormous promise. it ended with the school abruptly firing the coach late in his sixth season — and on his birthday, no less. ucla dismissed mora on sunday with one game left in the regular season. athletic director dan guerrero announced the shocking move one day after rival southern california's 28-23 victory over the bruins (5-6, 3-5 pac-12), who have lost six of nine while going winless on the road this season. offensive coordinator jedd fisch will coach the bruins in their regular-season home finale against california on friday night. ucla must pay more than $12 million to buy out the remainder of mora's contract, which runs through 2021. the school announced that mora's contract will be "honored by ucla athletics, exclusively using department-generated funds." the extraordinary buyout indicates the depth of frustration in westwood with mora, whose program has declined precipitously since 2015. the bruins even fired mora on his 56th birthday. "jim helped re-establish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward," guerrero said in a statement. "while his first four seasons at ucla were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations." mora went 46-30 in his first significant collegiate coaching job, but the bruins are on the brink of their second consecutive losing season despite a roster filled with elite recruits led by quarterback josh rosen. mora...





pedestrian stuck and killed by amtrak train

a person was hit and killed by an amtrak train struck n in oceanside sunday afternoon, authorities said.sheriff’s deputies received the call shortly before 3 p.m. that someone had been struck on cassidy street, just past broadway, where crosses the railroad tracks, lt. matthew glisson said.he did not have the person’s name or age.the train was detained as sheriff’s officials investigated, and was released at 4:10 p.m., he said.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected] [email protected]





zimbabwe's mugabe remains president, at least temporarily, after ruling party fires him

zimbabwean president robert mugabe, who was widely expected to resign sunday after the ruling party sacked him and threatened to impeach him if he did not leave office, conceded a need for change but remained in the leadership post.mugabe, stripped of executive power when the military took control last week, said on state television late sunday that he would preside over the party congress in december. he acknowledged that the country faced many challenges, including a struggling economy.flanked by members of the military, mugabe stumbled several times while reading the speech. he was expected to announce his resignation but stopped short of doing so.“the congress is due in a few weeks from now,” said mugabe, 93, who has ruled zimbabwe for 37 years. “i will preside over its processes.”mugabe lost the support of the military after he fired emmerson mnangagwa, a former vice president who has close links with the security services, and planned to install his wife, the deeply unpopular grace mugabe, so that she could succeed him. members of the ruling zanu-pf party and the military were outraged by the plan.“whatever the pros and cons of the way they went about registering those concerns, i as the president of zimbabwe, as their commander in chief, do acknowledge the issues they have drawn my attention to, and do believe that these were raised in the spirit of honesty and out of deep and patriotic concern for the stability of our nation and for the welfare of our people...





man beaten and robbed at horton plaza

a 37-year-old man was beaten saturday night and had his cellphone stolen by a group of assailants at the horton plaza shopping mall, san diego police said.the man was walking through the downtown mall, looking at his cellphone about 8:30 p.m., when he was hit in the head from behind, said officer robert heims.a group of five people began beating up the man, who lost consciousness. he was taken to a hospital with injuries, including facial fractures, that were not considered life threatening.police said the suspects were described as follows:a black male adult with a heavy build who was wearing a light purple shirt, khaki shorts, purple and white shoes and a black knit cap.a black male wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and black skinny jeans.a black male wearing a black hooded sweater and large white writing.a black female with long wavy hair, gray long-sleeved shirt and black shoes.a black female wearing a black tank top and black pants.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected]: @danalittlefield





1 dead near la jolla, others missing after apparent attempt to enter u.s. by boat

one person was found dead, apparently drowned as up to seven people tried to enter the united states through the rough surf off lajolla overnight, firefighters said sunday.lifeguards were called to the rocks just north of tourmaline beach about 11 p.m. saturday on a report of a person yelling from the water, san diego fire-rescue department spokeswoman monica munoz said in an e-mail.a rescue boat crew found a man swimming, and hauled him up, munoz said. the man told lifeguards there were five others in the water.the san diego police department, border patrol and coast guard were notified, munoz said.border patrol agent tekae michael said lifeguards requested assistance after spotting a boat with seven people off the coast, and agents arrived at sea ridge drive in la jolla at about midnight.the man found by lifeguards was treated for hypothermia, taken ashore and then to a hospital and handed over to the border patrol, michael said.agents determined the man to be a 32-year-old mexican national.on the shore, a man with no pulse was found just before 1 a.m., michael said. the man was pronounced dead at the scene.lifeguards determined the others swam ashore and disappeared into the night, and one boogie board was found abandoned, munoz said.coast guard petty officer joel guzman said the cutter petrel searched the area for any debris or related items, but was unable to find anything. the boat was believed to have returned to mexican waters.guzman said the petrel, a small boat and ...





ucla fires football coach jim mora late in 6th season

ucla fired football coach jim mora on sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season. athletic director dan guerrero announced the shocking move one day after rival southern california's 28-23 victory over ucla (5-6, 3-5 pac-12). offensive coordinator jedd fisch will coach the bruins in their regular-season home finale against california on friday night. ucla must pay more than $12 million to buy out the remainder of mora's contract, which runs through 2021. the school announced that mora's contract will be "honored by ucla athletics, exclusively using department-generated funds." the extraordinary buyout indicates the depth of frustration in westwood with mora, whose tenure got off to an outstanding start before a precipitous decline. the bruins even fired mora on his 56th birthday. "jim helped re-establish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward," guerrero said in a statement. "while his first four seasons at ucla were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations." guerrero said his coaching search will be aided by wealthy bruins booster casey wasserman and hall of famer and former ucla quarterback troy aikman. mora went 46-30 in his first significant collegiate coaching job, but the bruins are on the brink of their second consecutive losing season despite a roster filled with elite recruits led by quarterback josh rosen. mora won at least eight games in each of his first four seasons...





zimbabwe's mugabe vows to remain president after ruling party fires him

robyn dixonrobert mugabe, remote, aloof and arrogant, regards himself as the last of the african liberation war heroes, with no living peers left. he carefully created the militaristic state that kept him in power for 37 years, forgetting that once he lost control of the generals, he was finished. robert mugabe, remote, aloof and arrogant, regards himself as the last of the african liberation war heroes, with no living peers left. he carefully created the militaristic state that kept him in power for 37 years, forgetting that once he lost control of the generals, he was finished. (robyn dixon)





u.s. marine involved in okinawa truck crash that kills japanese driver

police on the southern japanese island of okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred sunday when a truck driven by a u.s. marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the japanese driver of the other vehicle.the marine was slightly injured in the 5:30 a.m. crash in naha, the main city in okinawa, said kazuhiko miyagi of the okinawa police. he confirmed japanese media reports that a breath test indicated the marine had an alcohol level that was three times the legal limit.the incident could fuel opposition to the u.s. military presence on okinawa, where about 25,000 american troops are stationed.the victim was a 61-year-old man. he was making a turn when his vehicle was hit by the marine's truck, which was coming from the opposite direction, according to japanese media. witness accounts indicate that the japanese driver had the right of way, and that the marine may have gone through a red light, the media reports said.the names of the two drivers have not been released.captiona gunman killed four people and injured at least 10 during a rampage through rural rancho tehama.ucla basketball players liangelo ball, cody riley and jalen hill have been suspended indefinitely. president trump met with the philippines' rodrigo duterte in manila. atty. gen. jeff sessions told congress he did not lie about the trump campaign’s contacts with russia. cinefamily will shut down permanently in the wake of a scandal. roy moore's legal team dispute...





police working to prevent jump off horton plaza mall roof

san diego police were trying to persuade a man to not jump off a roof at westfield horton plaza mall in the gaslamp quarter saturday night.officers closed off traffic on fourth avenue near f street to keep cars and crowds away during the negotiations.police got reports about 9:30 p.m. that a man was climbing onto a ledge at the multi-level shopping center, officer robert heims said.officers were able to find the man, who was yelling at them.the incident was continuing two hours later.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected]: @pdrepard





boaters rescued after vessel sinks off la jolla

three people were rescued after their boat sank off the coast of la jolla saturday morning.boaters aboard the 32-foot recreational vessel contacted the coast guard in san diego about 8 a.m. reporting their boat was taking on water about 40 miles off the coast, authorities said.the coast guard issued an emergency broadcast urging nearby boats to respond. a coast guard helicopter and the cutter petrel also headed that way, coast guard officials said.a navy boat operating in the area got to the boaters first and rescued them. all three were wearing life jackets and not injured. the boaters were transferred to the petrel and taken to dana point.the disabled boat sank completely. there was no information on why the boat sank. the name of the vessel was not released.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected]: @kristinadavis





spokeswoman: david cassidy in hospital with organ failure

"partridge family" star david cassidy has been hospitalized in florida with multiple organ failure. publicist joann geffen tells the associated press that cassidy is in a fort lauderdale-area hospital with liver and kidney failure. she says he's in a private room, conscious and surrounded by family. geffen says there is nothing "imminent" about his condition, and doctors are hoping to "keep him as well as they can until they can find another liver." earlier, his rep said cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on wednesday. the 67-year-old former teen idol, who lives in the fort lauderdale area, said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss and that he was ending his 50-year career. cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. he's the stepson of actress and fellow "partridge family" star shirley jones. reports of cassidy's hospitalization prompted a flood of supportive comments on social media. his half-brother shaun cassidy, also a former actor and singer and now a tv producer, tweeted wednesday afternoon, "thank you for all your love and good wishes for david. it means the world to all of us." copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.





rep says david cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'

"partridge family" star david cassidy has been hospitalized in florida. his representative tells the associated press on saturday that cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." the rep adds that cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on wednesday. no additional details were provided. the 67-year-old said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss. he also announced this year that he was ending his 50-year career after a few concerts. the actor and singer said that traveling and his arthritis made performing difficult. cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. he's the stepson of actress and fellow "partridge family" star shirley jones. copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.





boaters rescued after vessel sinks off la jolla

three people were rescued after their boat sank off the coast of la jolla saturday morning.boaters aboard the 32-foot recreational vessel contacted the coast guard in san diego about 8 a.m. reporting their boat was taking on water about 40 off the coast, authorities said.the coast guard issued an emergency broadcast urging nearby boats to respond. a coast guard helicopter and the cutter petrel also headed that way, coast guard officials said.a navy boat operating in the area got to the boaters first and rescued them. all three were wearing life jackets and not injured. the boaters were transferred to the petrel and taken to dana point.the disabled boat sank completely. there was no information on why the boat sank. the name of the vessel was not released.the house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photothe house just passed its big tax bill don't feast on edible marijuana until you read thistwo army soldiers rip chargers for cropping 'san diego' from photosee more [email protected]: @kristinadavis