March 13, Wednesday, 2024

1. This year’s US presidential election will likely be a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, now that both men have clinched their respective party’s nominations.
2. Japanese venture capital firm Space One’s Kairos rocket has exploded several seconds after liftoff from a launch site in western Japan. Space One says it aborted the flight. The small satellite-carrying solid-fuel rocket apparently developed a problem.
3. The director of “Godzilla Minus One,” Yamazaki Takashi, has returned to Japan with the Academy Award for best visual effects in tow. The movie is the first Asian production to win the Oscar in the category, and Yamazaki says the honor could be a watershed moment for Japan’s film industry.