US, Japan plan new talks on ‘fair and reciprocal’ trade deal

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. and Japan said Wednesday they’ve agreed to start talks to develop what President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe described as a new “free, fair and reciprocal” trade deal between the two countries following two days of talks.

UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site

BEIRUT — Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Tuesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims.

1 dead after jet blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out

PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. One person died and seven others were injured.

Australian probe: Pilot saw warning just before fatal crash

CANBERRA, Australia — A pilot saw an engine malfunction warning signal moments before his helicopter crashed on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef last month, killing a honeymooning couple from Hawaii and injuring a Colorado couple, a crash investigation reported on Wednesday.