TOKYO (AP) — A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan’s reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city’s triumphant bid to host the 2020 games is giving this aging nation a chance to
PROVO, Utah (AP) — On the quick bus ride over to the stadium, Taysom Hill leaned back and pictured big holes opening up in front of him.
Nothing this vast, of course. This almost defied imagination.
Federal Reserve policy makers will have conflicting data on the strength of the job market to consider when they gather later this month to decide whether to ease the Fed’s economic stimulus.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Leach couldn’t stand in the Coliseum tunnel and pretend everything went according to plan for Washington State in a messy, clunky game dominated by both defenses.
With a few dozen boisterous players celebrating
BEIJING (AP) — China’s August export growth accelerated, adding to signs of a gradual recovery for the world’s second-largest economy, while import growth weakened.
Exports rose 7.2 percent to $190.7 billion, accelerating from July’s 5.1 percent growth, customs
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Analysts and a senior militant in Pakistan say they are expecting an ethnic civil war to erupt in neighboring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months.
They say militants in Pakistan’s Punjab province are
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials said Sunday that an apparent NATO airstrike killed 15 people — nine of them civilians, including women and children — in an eastern province where the Taliban are strong. NATO said 10
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Spring’s threats of nuclear war have given way to a summer of mini-breakthroughs on the Korean Peninsula. But scratch the surface and Pyongyang’s charm offensive seems more about money than any great leap
BEIJING (AP) — A businesswoman linked to the corruption case against China’s former railway minister has been charged with bribery and illegal business activities, a state news agency reported Sunday.
Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun received a suspended
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — NASCAR will have a new champion. For now, it has yet another conspiracy.
Reigning champion Brad Keselowski failed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night when an ill-timed caution ruined
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese reporter who was sentenced to prison in 2005 after Yahoo Inc. disclosed details of his email has been released, a writer’s group announced Sunday.
Shi Tao was released Aug. 23, 15 months before
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscores the difficulty President Barack Obama is having in getting war-weary liberals to support him.
The 30-second ad by the liberal
Today is Sunday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2013. There are 114 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On September 8, 1943, during World War II, Gen. Dwight E. Eisenhower announced Italy’s surrender; Nazi
NEW YORK (AP) — Eminem made an unlikely and puzzling appearance on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” halftime show.
The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new single and video,
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Football and the rest of No. 7 Texas A&M’s offense look like they’re ready for next week’s rematch with top-ranked Alabama.
The defense might be a different story.
Johnny Manziel threw for