Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

In the closing days of World War II, a Japanese American set out with other men from the infamous internment camp at Manzanar on a trip to the mountains, where he went off on his own to paint a watercolor and got caught in a freak summer snowstorm. A hiker found Giichi Matsumura’s body weeks later amid a jumble of boulders, and he was laid to rest in a spot marked only by a small stack of granite slabs. Over the years, as the little-known story faded along with memories, the location of Matsumura’s burial in the remote and forbidding alpine landscape was lost to time, and he became a sort of ghost of Manzanar, the subject of searches, rumors and legends.

Death row inmate wants to choose lethal drug to be used in his execution in two weeks

A South Dakota man on death row is petitioning the state to use a lethal injection drug of his choosing, just two weeks from his planned execution date.Charles Russell Rhines has asked the state to use the same type of drug that was mandated for executions at the time of his conviction, which occurred in 1993 when protocol was to use an ultra-fast-acting drug and a chemical paralytic.

Meghan McCain Goes Off on ‘Wannabe’ TV Star Matt Gaetz

The View/ABCMeghan McCain was not impressed with the House Republicans’ publicity gambit this week to disrupt Democrats’ impeachment hearings led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).After Abby Huntsman mentioned that Gaetz is reportedly filming a documentary series for HBO called The Swamp—and allegedly broke House rules to get the crew members into the Capitol building—McCain went off.“I hate political stunts across the board in general,” McCain said. “I think we elect people in order to serve in Congress.” Comparing what Republicans did this week to the Democratic sit-in for gun control in 2016, she said, “Democrats shouldn’t be doing it, Republicans shouldn’t be doing it.” “We elect you to get your freaking job done one way or the other,” McCain continued, “and when you are sitting on a sit-in for 26 hours or you’re doing what Republicans did yesterday, it’s the reason why Congress has a 13 percent approval rating.” “By the way, Matt Gaetz, when did you become a TV star or wannabe a TV star?” she asked in disgust. “You want to do that? Get the hell out of Congress! Get a TV job! But you’re probably not interesting enough to do it.” “No one’s going to hire him, he’s boring,” Joy Behar added. It was a relatively rare moment of agreement between McCain and Behar, who said earlier of Republicans, “I think they’re scared because, you know, because Trump said that any never-Trumpers are considered ‘scum.’”  “So they don’t want to be labeled as scum in his eyes and they’re afraid of getting thrown out of their job,” she added. “And it’s just based on pure, you know, fear—just fear and cowardice in my opinion.” Jimmy Kimmel Tears Apart Trump ‘Ass-Kisser’ Matt Gaetz for Threatening Michael CohenRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Russia’s Lavrov says Norwegian spy could return home at ‘any moment’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that a Norwegian man jailed for spying could return home at “any moment”. Lavrov spoke briefly to Norwegian media when he arrived in the Arctic town of Kirkenes in Norway on the 75th anniversary of its liberation by the Red Army, according to video posted on Friday on the Russian foreign ministry’s Telegram channel. A Russian commission on Thursday recommended President Vladimir Putin pardon Frode Berg, jailed for spying, spurring hopes in Norway that he may be released as part of a spy swap.