Sep 26, 2016

Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston

Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the southwest of the city and that officers have shot the gunman. Police said via Twitter on Monday that an “active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been shot by our ...

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Sep 26, 2016

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan. The board of education in the city of Uruma said the ...

Goeido still in shock after first career title

Sep 26, 2016

Goeido still in shock after first career title

Ozeki Goeido on Monday admitted he was surprised at his stunning championship win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, saying his maiden title victory with a perfect 15-0 record was beyond his wildest dreams. “My best record had been 12 wins. Not even in ...

| Sep 26, 2016

Stocks tumble as yen strengthens

Stocks lost further ground Monday, pushed down by selling energized by the yen’s firming against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 209.46 points, or 1.25 percent, to end at 16,544.56 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the key market gauge gave up ...

Sep 26, 2016

Cabinet adopts bill to legalize maglev loans

The Cabinet on Monday adopted a bill that will allow the central government to make unsolicited loans for building Central Japan Railway Co.’s high-speed maglev line. The government hopes the bill will help get the nation’s first line for magnetically levitated trains running up ...