Saturday Nov 30
Why Japan's hot spring towns want casinos
A dealer picks up chips on a mock black jack casino table at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo.
Hot springs are passe - Japan's tourist towns covet casinos
With lawmakers planning to submit legislation soon to open Japan to casino gambling, likely in time for the 2020 Olympics, several small cities, hot spring towns and tourist destinations are pushing to get one of the coveted licences.
Marine Expeditionary Unit Prepares To Join Typhoon Relief
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal John Robertson, right, and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines help a Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda survivor make it to her evacuation aircraft at Villamor Air Base outside Manila.
Jacksonville Daily News
Hospital ship activates to support typhoon relief mission
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet yesterday directed the activation of USNS Mercy to prepare the hospital ship for possible deployment to the Philippines.
Navy hospital ship prepares for Philippines deployment - Tensions...
U.S. HOSPITAL SHIP TOLD TO GET READY: Yesterday, the Navy ordered the San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy to prepare to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Navy sending 2 more ships to Philippines
A Navy official says the U.S. has decided to send two amphibious warships to the Philippines to help with disaster relief.