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U.S. military chopper bursts into flames in Japan

Oct 12, 2017

U.S. military chopper bursts into flames in Japan

An American military helicopter burst into flames after landing in an empty field in Okinawa Wednesday. No injuries were reported. The U.S. Marines said the CH-53 chopper caught fire during a training flight and was forced to land in the village of Higashi, which is ...

Spain vows 'all options' are open in Catalonia crisis talks

/ Oct 12, 2017

Spain vows 'all options' are open in Catalonia crisis talks

Spain's government vowed to examine "all options" Wednesday in a crisis Cabinet meeting hours after Catalonia's leaders said they had a mandate to declare independence but put it on hold, plunging the country into uncertainty. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has vowed to do everything in ...

SoftBank leads $93 million investment in AI startup Petuum

/ Oct 12, 2017

SoftBank leads $93 million investment in AI startup Petuum

SoftBank Group Corp. is leading a $93 million (about ¥10.4 billion) investment in a startup that simplifies for companies the use of machine learning or deep learning applications at scale. Petuum Inc., based in Pittsburgh, makes artificial intelligence software that can be used by a ...

Oct 12, 2017

ICAN says the world can

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize last week to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a victory for the dreamers.

This woman's work is never dull

Oct 12, 2017

This woman's work is never dull

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Hidetomo Masuno says he thinks too much. The 41-year-old comedian who goes by the name Bakarhythm says he spends most of his waking hours deep in thought — "but first," he stresses, "I observe." Observation is what led him to create the blog, book and, ...

Naomi Osaka beats Venus Williams in straight sets

/ Oct 12, 2017

Naomi Osaka beats Venus Williams in straight sets

Naomi Osaka stunned world No. 5 Venus Williams in straight sets in the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Wednesday. Osaka reeled off eight consecutive games at one stage on her way to a 7-5, 6-2 victory that sent her into the quarterfinals. It ...

Golden Knights win emotional Vegas debut

/ Oct 12, 2017

Golden Knights win emotional Vegas debut

One by one under the spotlights, the Vegas Golden Knights skated up to take their place behind a first responder to the shooting massacre. The arena then illuminated the victims' names in gold on the ice during 58 seconds of silence. Hockey seemed distant and unimportant ...

Marines' Wakui considering free agency

/ Oct 12, 2017

Marines' Wakui considering free agency

Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Hideaki Wakui could make himself available on the free-agent market to pursue a long-held dream of playing in the major leagues, a club executive said Wednesday. "We've known how he has always felt (about wanting to play in the majors). He's ...

LeBron makes preseason debut for new-look Cavaliers

/ Oct 12, 2017

LeBron makes preseason debut for new-look Cavaliers

The King has returned. LeBron James made his preseason debut Tuesday night after missing Cleveland's first three games with a sprained left ankle. He scored 17 points, but also had eight turnovers in the 108-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls. It was the first chance for ...

Messi hat trick punches Argentina's World Cup ticket

/ Oct 12, 2017

Messi hat trick punches Argentina's World Cup ticket

When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina. On the brink of being eliminated from World Cup qualifying for the first time in almost five decades, Messi scored all three goals in Argentina's comeback 3-1 victory Tuesday ...

Iguchi set to take over as Marines manager

/ Oct 12, 2017

Iguchi set to take over as Marines manager

Tadahito Iguchi, a member of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox and a three-time Japan Series winner, will manage the Chiba Lotte Marines next season, according to sources Tuesday. Although a long list of Japanese players have competed in the majors, the 42-year-old ...