Explorers discover possible wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong’s plane in South Pacific – Yahoo! Voices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers announced Thursday they’ve discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong‘s plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and the nonprofit World War II historical preservation group Pacific Wrecks announced in March they were launching a […]

‘Beating Hearts’ World Premiere Gets 15-Minute Standing Ovation – Cannes Film Festival – Deadline

This evening the Cannes Film Festival welcomed another world premiere of an ambitious French title with Beating Hearts (L’Amour Ouf). Gilles Lellouche’s competition entry from Studiocanal was greeted with a 15-minute standing ovation inside the Grand Théâtre Lumière.  The modern Romeo and Juliet tale co-stars François Civil, who featured as D’Artagnan in last year’s Three […]

Oregon voters oust progressive district attorney for police-endorsed challenger – The Guardian US

Oregon voters have ousted the progressive district attorney of Multnomah county, who had pledged to reform the criminal justice system, in favor of a centrist challenger endorsed by several police groups. Mike Schmidt conceded the election on Wednesday afternoon in a phone call to challenger Nathan Vasquez, one of his deputies. Vasquez, who has worked […]

MLB Announces Host Venues for 2026 World Baseball Classic; Title Game Set for Miami – Bleacher Report

Luis Gutierrez/Norte Photo/Getty Images The sites for the 2026 World Baseball Classic have been announced, with LoanDepot Park in Miami hosting the championship round. Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that Miami, San Juan, Tokyo and Houston will host the group stage. Houston and Miami will host the quarterfinals, with Miami hosting the semifinals and […]

General Sherman passes health check but world’s largest trees face growing climate threats – ABC27

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California (AP) — High in the evergreen canopy of General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, researchers searched for evidence of an emerging threat to giant sequoias: bark beetles. They descended the towering 2,200-year-old tree with good news on Tuesday. “The General Sherman tree is doing fine right now,” said Anthony Ambrose, executive […]