Lt. Col. Richard Cole speaks on the phone with the son of Ruan Yicheng, the provincial commissioner who was in charge of the operation that rescued Cole and his fellow airmen immediately following the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.
On Tuesday, former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra posted $900,000 bail and pleaded not guilty to "dereliction of duty" charges resulting from the administration of rice crop subsidies that cost billions of dollars during her 2011-2014 administration. (Associated Press)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attends a meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Ban said Wednesday that North Korea had cancelled an invitation for him to visit a factory park in the country that represents the last major cooperation project between the rival Koreas. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
Rescued migrants arrive in Simpang Tiga, Aceh province, Indonesia Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Hundreds of migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing crisis confronting Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
In this May 17, 2015, photo, smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing near Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise is renewing safety concerns about the machine. (Zane Dulin via AP)
In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Afghan farmers harvest raw opium at a poppy field in Kandahar’s Zhari district, Afghanistan. A team led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has identified the steps to make morphine and other painkillers in the laboratory without needing to grow opium poppies. While homemade morphine is not yet a reality, researchers are calling for regulations. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan,File)
Goldfish - The San Francisco Animal Control & Welfare Commission proposed a ban on selling goldfish to prevent their inhumane suffering. In 2011, Commission member Philip Gerrie proposed the Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal, which included small pets and fish. He said that "most fish in aquariums are either mass bred under inhumane conditions or taken from the wild," leading to "devastation of tropical fish from places like Southeast Asia." As predicted by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd it was "an idea that will end up in the dustbin of history and go absolutely nowhere.”
Plastic bags - In 2014, California became the first state to enact legislation to ban single-use plastic bags in retail stores. Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 270 into law, the ban takes effect in July, 2015. A similar ban is in place throughout Hawaii. Washington DC implemented a fee on plastic bags in 2009. Pending legislation in Puerto Rico would prohibit the use, manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of disposable plastic bags starting in January 2015, except if they are manufactured to be biodegradable.
A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, is seen from its perch in a water oak tree in a neighborhood of New Orleans, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A large faction of women voiced strong support for Hillary Rodham Clinton's candidacy until the issue of genetically modified food came up, prompting them to switch allegiances to Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, a liberal stalwart challenging her. (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2015, file photo, Nepalese army soldiers prepare to leave for a rescue mission to the site where the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, was spotted, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of the chopper that was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
In this May 12, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team memebrs work to recover survivors from a four-story building that collapsed in this week’s earthquake in Singati, a mountain village in Nepal. Tuesday’s temblor was an aftershock to the April 25 main Gorkha earthquake that’s killed more than 8,000 people. The Disaster Assistance Response Team included 57 urban search and rescuers each from Los Angeles County and Fairfax County, Va. (Kashish Das/USAID/via AP)