Japan

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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Now at Little League … rare Babe Ruth jersey

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — One of the centerpieces of Little League Baseball’s newly-renovated museum arrived Tuesday via armored truck before being carried in through a side door by a guard in a bulletproof vest, […]

06/04/2013

Osaka, Japan mayor Toru Hashimoto. (AP Photo)

Japan’s sex slave legacy remains open wound

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — More than 70 years ago, at age 14, Kim Bok-dong was ordered to work by Korea’s Japanese occupiers. She was told she was going to a military uniform factory, but ended […]

05/28/2013

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Japanese mayor apologizes for comment on US troops about rape

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese mayor apologized Monday for saying earlier that U.S. troops should patronize legal adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce rapes and other assaults. Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who is […]

05/27/2013

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States to get initial money from Japanese gift

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup. The National […]

05/17/2013

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Longer US white majority if immigration slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without increased immigration, whites would lose their U.S. majority in 2046, three years beyond official projections, and the nation’s population would not reach 400 million until after 2060, a decade or more […]

05/15/2013

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