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Big waves go over breakwater near anchored fishing boats in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Powerful typhoon Man-yi was bearing down on Japan and went past Tokyo on Monday, leaving one dead and dumping torrential rains, damaging homes and flooding parts of the country's popular tourist destination of Kyoto, where hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate to shelters. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Powerful typhoon downgraded after lashing Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving two dead, was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday, although it was still dumping rain on parts of the country. Offiicals said […]

09/16/2013

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Bill would create California quake warning system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature approved a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system similar to what exists in Japan, Mexico and other quake-prone countries. The bill advanced in […]

09/13/2013

In this photo made with a fisheye lens, the Tribute in Light rises above buildings in lower Manhattan during a test, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in New York. The light display commemorates the twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed in terrorist attacks 12 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. […]

09/12/2013

Westport, Conn.'s Tatin llamas, left, follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Sammamish, Wash.'s Dalton Chandler during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Japan beats California 6-4 for LLWS title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 on Sunday […]

08/25/2013

Westport, Conn.'s Tatin llamas, left, follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Sammamish, Wash.'s Dalton Chandler during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

California beats Connecticut 12-1 at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Nick Mora made sure that California would play for the Little League World Series championship. Mora allowed just two hits and smacked a three-run homer, and Chula Vista beat Westport, […]

08/24/2013

Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin poses with a Lexus LF-CC concept car at a Lexus showroom in Tokyo, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Toyota freshens Lexus image to woo young

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is trying to shake off its stodgy image. So it’s opening a cafe. The special lounges, the first of which is opening next week in Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama […]

08/23/2013

New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki tips his helmet to the crowd after connecting for his 4,000th career hit, in Japan and the major leagues combined, a first-inning single against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Suzuki gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan

NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki stood near first base after lining a single for his 4,000th hit, hugging his teammates one by one, basking in the resounding cheers of an adoring Yankee Stadium crowd. […]

08/22/2013

A construction worker walks beside the underground water tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan on June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks […]

08/20/2013

US WWII Veteran marches in a Memorial Day parade. (AP Photo)

Developer fights landmark status for WWII camp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer is taking legal action against the historic-landmark designation for one acre at a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Times reports Snowball […]

08/10/2013

Caleb Newton, who lives in Spotsylvania County, Va., poses June 3, 2013 with the 17 pound 6 ounce northern snakehead fish that he caught in Aquia Creek. He has filed paperwork with the International Game Fish Association to have the fish registered as a world-record holding catch. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Griffin Moores)

‘Frankenfish’ hooked in Virginia a world record

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who caught a fish known as “Frankenfish” has set a world record. Caleb Newton hooked the 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead in a creek in northern Virginia during a […]

08/07/2013

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