A Japanese citizens' panel ruled on Friday that three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives should be indicted for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kyodo news agency said. Tokyo prosecutors in January rejected the panel's judgment that the three should be charged, citing insufficient evidence. The panel ruled that the former executives had failed to take countermeasures to strengthen the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant despite foreseeing the dangers it faced from tsunamis, Kyodo said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing.
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.