Some morning news

They caught that so-called “Bonnie and Clyde” couple.

Hyatte has felony convictions for aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and third-degree burglary dating back to 1989. His brother, Michael, said Hyatte had “made a lot of wrong choices in his life” but is “a nice, loving, easygoing guy.”

Yeah, whatever.

A tractor-trailer truck carrying explosives went out of control and exploded in Utah, leaving a huge crater in US 6.

The truck driver, a passenger in the cab, a motorist and a motorcycle rider were hospitalized after the truck “pretty much vaporized,” Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said.

The explosion left a crater in two-lane U.S. 6 estimated to be between 20 feet and 35 feet deep, Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Tom Hudachko said.

“The entire road is gone, shoulder to shoulder, there’s no asphalt left,” he said.

North Korea’s animation industry is gaining world attention with the release of a film called Empress Chung, a joint North-South production.

“Empress Chung” will be the first major feature animated entirely in communist North Korea to enjoy a wide release in a capitalist country when it opens in South Korea on Friday.

It opens in Pyongyang on August 15, the day the Korean peninsula was liberated from Japanese colonial rule but also divided into North and South by the Alied forces.

It will mark the first time a film has opened jointly in North and South Korea, and filmmaker Nelson Shin is thrilled.

“We made it together. We will watch it together. I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

“Empress Chung” was produced and directed by Shin, who also runs AKOM Production Co., the South Korean animation studio that has been animating “The Simpsons” since that show premiered in 1989.

A Hitotsubashi University professor specializing in multicultural studies has written an op/ed piece for the Asahi Shimbun about how Britain may have produced its own terrorists with its open-door multiculturalism. He warns against going too far the other way, however, citing France’s culture of “assimilation” as an example of what not to do. Curiously, he leaves Japan completely out of the discussion.

Could multiculturalism have bred home-grown terrorists in Britain? After the July bombings, critics within the country blamed their government’s tolerance toward different cultures for allowing Islamic extremists to develop.

But denying them freedoms doesn’t work, either.

Societies that do not adopt multiculturalism tend to strongly pressure ethnic minorities to blend in and assimilate.