Japan, US agree to narrow definition of workers on US bases

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will reduce the number of civilians working on American military bases who receive immunity from Japanese prosecution, a step toward addressing outrage on Okinawa over a recent murder case on the island involving a Marine-turned-contractor.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Fresh salad at sea: Military considers gardens aboard subs

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — When a Navy submarine goes to sea on a monthslong voyage, the lettuce, tomatoes and other fresh fruits and vegetables on board run out in a week or two, forcing the crew to rely on canned, frozen or dehydrated products.

  • Written by By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press