Japan

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

Doves fly over the cenotaph dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park during the ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the bombing, in Hiroshima, western Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Japan marks 68th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons. Some 50,000 people […]

08/05/2013

Salon owner Shizuka Bernstein gives what she calls a Geisha Facial to Mari Miyoshi at Shizuka New York skin care in New York on July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Dropping $180 for bird poop facials at NYC spa

NEW YORK (AP) — Bird poop for beauty? That’s what goes into facials at a luxury spa where the traditional Japanese treatment using imported Asian nightingale excrement mixed with rice bran goes for $180 a […]

08/02/2013

Ryan Lochte of the United States swims to the gold medal in the Men's 200m individual medley final  at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Ryan Lochte back on top at swimming worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ryan Lochte is back on top at the world swimming championships, cruising to victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday. Lochte trailed Brazil’s Thiago Pereira after the butterfly and backstroke legs, […]

08/01/2013

In this photo provided by BMW, the new four-seat electric BMW i3 is shown, Sunday, July 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Tom Kirkpatrick,BMW)

BMW pulls wraps off i3 electric car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials to keep the weight down and improve driving performance. CEO Norbert Reithofer stressed […]

07/30/2013

Caroline Kennedy speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York on March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new […]

07/24/2013

The No. 4 reactor building of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (AP Photo)

Former chief of Fukushima nuclear plant has died

TOKYO (AP) — Masao Yoshida, the man who led the life-risking battle at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant when it was spiraling into meltdowns, has died of cancer of the esophagus. He was 58. Officials […]

07/09/2013

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WWII internment camp designated historic monument

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have voted to designate a World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley as an historic-cultural monument. City News Service reports the City Council voted unanimously […]

06/25/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke will leave in Jan. and other forecasts

(The Associated Press) – Chairman Ben Bernanke is a deft communicator who will leave the Federal Reserve once his second term ends in January and should be succeeded by Vice Chairman Janet Yellen. The rising […]

06/06/2013

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