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Typhoon washes 3 U.S. airmen out to sea in Japan


Typhoon washes three U.S. airmen out to sea

A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan this morning after washing three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea the previous day, killing at least one.

One of the three was found dead. The other two were missing, according to the Air Force and the Japanese coast guard.

In Japan, bullet train service was suspended this morning between Tokyo and Osaka because of heavy rain, and more than 600 flights were canceled at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.


President faces runoff in bid for re-election

President Dilma Rousseff emerged on Sunday as the front-runner in the presidential election in Brazil, but she failed to win a majority of the vote, opening the way for a runoff with Aecio Neves, the pro-business scion of a political family.

Officials said that with 92 percent of the votes counted, Rousseff had 41 percent, Neves had 34 percent and Marina Silva had 21 percent. Silva is an environmental leader who soared in opinion polls in September, only to be eliminated from the race.


Washington: President Barack Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday as he helped dedicate a memorial honoring those severely injured in war. The memorial honors disabled veterans both living and deceased from conflicts throughout the nation's history.

Mexico: Mexican authorities have found six graves that may contain the bodies of more than 40 university students who disappeared a week ago after clashing with local police in the violent state of Guerrero, officials said Sunday.

Times wires