Excavation begins in Okinawa field where barrels previously found

Workers began excavation Friday on an additional 66 spots at the Okinawa City soccer field where barrels containing toxic herbicides were found last year. In July, the Japanese government determined that 83 barrels already unearthed near Kadena Air Base contained ingredients believed to have been used in a common herbicide.

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First troops secluded after return from Ebola mission released

The first groups of U.S. troops secluded for three weeks after returning from Liberia have not developed any Ebola symptoms and have all been released, officials said. The last group of 38 soldiers isolated at Caserme Del Din for what the Army calls “controlled monitoring” after deployment to assist in combating the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was allowed to leave Friday.





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