August 16, Wednesday, 2023

1. A trail of destruction has been left by Tropical Storm Lan as it plows through central and western Japan. Weather officials say heavy rain is likely again on Wednesday in different parts of the country. They say rain clouds brought by the storm are hovering over the Tokai and Hokuriku regions. 2. The operator of the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line says services fully resumed ass of 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday. The Shinkansen bullet train had halted operations between Tokyo and Hakata due to heavy rain in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan.
3. Rescue crews in Hawaii have found the bodies of at least 101 victims of the wildfires on Maui over the past week. It is the deadliest natural disaster in state history. The crews fear that they will find many more bodies because they have managed to search only about one-quarter of the disaster zone. Flames and toxic fumes have prevented them from entering some buildings.