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Finnish stabbings treated as terrorism; suspect targeted women

World Aug 19, 2017

Finnish stabbings treated as terrorism; suspect targeted women

Finnish police said on Saturday that an 18-year-old Moroccan man arrested after knife attacks that killed two people in the city of Turku appeared to have specifically targeted women and that the spree was being treated as terrorism-related. The suspect arrested on Friday after ...

Japan grapples with its new arrivals

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Aug 19, 2017

Japan grapples with its new arrivals

by Mark Schreiber

Given its current popularity in certain U.S. political circles, it was inevitable that the word "fake" would eventually find traction in Japan. The September issue of the monthly magazine Bungei Shunju applies it to the headline of an article by journalist Miyu Suzuki titled ...

Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring 39

National Aug 19, 2017

Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring 39

Dozens of tourists were injured Friday when their sightseeing bus veered off a road and tipped over, falling several meters before landing in a field in Shimizu, Hokkaido, local firefighters said. Police sources said 48 of the 49 people aboard were taken to hospitals after ...

Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match

More Sports / Rugby Aug 19, 2017

Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match

The Toshiba Brave Lupus juggernaut took the first step toward getting back on track as they opened their new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday with a 20-0 win over the NEC Green Rockets. To do so, however, Toshiba had to withstand a rare delay ...

Ito nabs Grand Prix win; Takanashi DQ'd

More Sports / Winter Sports Aug 19, 2017

Ito nabs Grand Prix win; Takanashi DQ'd

Yuki Ito won the second event of the women's ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition on Friday, while Sara Takanashi was disqualified in the qualification because her ski length did not meet regulations. Ito, who was third at the season's first meet last week, soared ...

Dodgers acquire veteran outfielder Granderson from Mets

Baseball / MLB Aug 19, 2017

Dodgers acquire veteran outfielder Granderson from Mets

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later or cash. The teams announced the deal after their games Friday night. The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting .228 with 19 home runs ...

Tottenham signs Sanchez to six-year contract

Soccer Aug 19, 2017

Tottenham signs Sanchez to six-year contract

Tottenham broke its transfer record to make the club's first signing of the summer on Friday, bringing in Colombia center-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a fee that could rise to €42 million ($49 million). The deal for the 21-year-old Sanchez was subject to a ...

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34

Basketball / NBA Aug 19, 2017

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34

The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored — the first since 2003. Pierce was drafted by Boston in 1998 and played 15 seasons for ...

Durant says he will not go to White House to visit Trump

Basketball / NBA Aug 19, 2017

Durant says he will not go to White House to visit Trump

If the Golden State Warriors are invited to the White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship. Durant was honored in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, and the 2017 NBA Finals MVP told ...