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TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May to meet the newly enthroned emperor.Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed his abdicating father, current Emperor Akihito, on May 1.Trump will also hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit.The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and …
BANFF, Alberta (AP) — Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta's Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday.Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% in early trading to 22,191.98. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,221.1. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.6% to 3,269.59.Some …
LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes hit …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):9:30 p.m.A second man has been reported dead in Mississippi due to a storm system moving across the South.WLBT-TV reports that 24-year-old Kenderick Magee was killed Thursday while driving in …
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local):6:15 p.m.A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.The official, who spoke anonymously about the …
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 64-year-old man with a concealed carry license and a man recently released from prison fatally shot each other in what is believed to be an attempted robbery.Police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Tannehill says Mark Miller was outside a property he owns on …
PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.A judicial police official told The …
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital.Ai has lived under …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is getting ready for its biggest celebration in years with the advent of the Reiwa era of soon-to-be emperor Naruhito. That means big opportunities for businesses hoping consumers will splash out on long holidays and memorabilia.Many Japanese will get their longest ever …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy.With nearly two-thirds of India's population below 35, and more than 15 million first-time voters aged 18 and 19, young men and women have the power to swing the …
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is cautiously turning up the heat after his unsuccessful summit with President Trump in Hanoi two months ago.Returning to military optics for the first time in five months, Kim on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to an Air Force base to inspect …
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert …
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation's laws.Thailand's navy said Chad …
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the …
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison.U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills also ordered former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer to forfeit $42,000 and serve three years of …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization …

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