US sailor linked to killing of taxi driver caught

Media reports say a US sailor linked to the killing of a Japanese taxi driver near an American navy base has been apprehended. The 61-year-old victim, Masaaki Takahashi, was found fatally stabbed in his cab Wednesday night in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, about a kilometer (half-mile) from the US naval base. Kyodo News agency said a sailor in his 20s who was being sought by the American military for questioning in the killing was found earlier Saturday.