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Remains of 3 Marines killed in KC-130 crash off Japanese coast identified
Three Marines killed in a December plane crash are finally coming home.
Five Marines aboard a KC-130J Hercules and one Marine on an F/A-18 Hornet were killed when both planes went down about 200 miles off the Japanese coast.
A recent salvage operation of the KC-130J crash site recovered the remains of three of the Marines, who were later identified, Corps officials said.
The remains of Lt. Col. Kevin R Herrmann, Maj. James M. Brophy, and Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores will be released to their families, a III MEF news release says.
The salvage effort did not recover the remains of Cpl. Daniel E. Baker and of Cpl. William C. Ross, the news release says.
Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard, the F/A-18 pilot, was pronounced dead after being rescued off the coast of Kochi, Japan, on Dec. 6.
Both the KC-130J's cockpit voice recorder and digital voice recover have been recovered. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
"Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and all those who loved our fallen warriors," Maj. Gen. Thomas Weidley, former commander of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, said in a statement.
"I am extremely grateful for the professionalism, dedication, and support of those who brought our Marines home."
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Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murdered
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.
A Greek police official said on Saturday the suspect had disembarked from a cruise ship on the island of Mykonos on Thursday and that his name came up as being wanted by German authorities.
The last time the world saw Marine veteran Austin Tice, he had been taken prisoner by armed men. It was unclear whether his captors were jihadists or allies of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad who were disguised as Islamic radicals.
Blindfolded and nearly out of breath, Tice spoke in Arabic before breaking into English:"Oh Jesus. Oh Jesus."
That was from a video posted on YouTube on Sept. 26, 2012, several weeks after Tice went missing near Damascus, Syria, while working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy and the Washington Post.
Now that Tice has been held in captivity for more than seven years, reporters who have regular access to President Donald Trump need to start asking him how he is going to bring Tice home.
SAN DIEGO — John Timothy Earnest didn't hide his smirks as he sat in a San Diego courtroom on Thursday, watching surveillance video of Lori Gilbert-Kaye being shot down inside the lobby of a Poway synagogue.
Earnest also smiled as a synagogue congregant testified about running toward the shooter, screaming "I'm going to kill you!" and seeing the gunman "with a look of astonishment or fear" turn and run.
Earnest, 20, is facing one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shootings at Chabad of Poway on April 27. He also faces an arson charge related to an Escondido mosque fire in March, when several people who were sleeping inside escaped unharmed.