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Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor to remember 1941 attack

National Dec 8, 2018

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor to remember 1941 attack

About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of people lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., ...

A weekend in Saitama

Travel | A Weekend In Dec 8, 2018

A weekend in Saitama

by Claire Williamson

Kick off a weekend in Saitama Prefecture in Kumagaya, an excellent starting point for a trip that will take you all across the region — from river rafting in the forested mountains of Chichibu to the historical alleys of Kawagoe.

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

Entertainment News Dec 8, 2018

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is ...

Sungoliath, Steelers advance to Top League final

Rugby Dec 8, 2018

Sungoliath, Steelers advance to Top League final

Matt Giteau's Suntory Sungoliath and Dan Carter's Kobe Kobelco Steelers will play for the Japan Rugby Top League crown after winning their respective semifinals Saturday in Tokyo and Osaka. Giteau kicked a 42-meter penalty in the fifth minute of sudden-death extra time — just the ...

Japan shines at World Cup meet

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 8, 2018

Japan shines at World Cup meet

Japan dominated the men's and women's team pursuit events on the opening day of the third World Cup meet of the season on Friday. The women's team of Miho Takagi, her sister Nana, and Ayano Sato stormed to victory in 3 minutes, 2.49 seconds at ...

Spurs show grit in triumph over Lakers

Basketball / NBA Dec 8, 2018

Spurs show grit in triumph over Lakers

Jakob Poeltl and Davis Bertans walked off the court to huge cheers and the embrace of San Antonio Spurs veterans Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge. In a game filled with All-Stars like Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and LeBron James, the Spurs relied on a gritty effort ...

Hurricanes cool off Ducks

More Sports / Ice Hockey Dec 8, 2018

Hurricanes cool off Ducks

Clark Bishop scored his first NHL goal by crashing into the Anaheim net along with the puck. Two lengthy video reviews later, the rookie finally got to celebrate. That ramshackle goal was a fairly appropriate symbol for a night of gritty work by the Carolina ...

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

Soccer / J. League Dec 8, 2018

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League's 26th season drew to a close on Saturday with a showdown between two storied clubs that would seem familiar — yet in other ways somewhat alien — to those who watched from the terraces and in front of TV sets in ...

Nationals owner certain Bryce Harper won't be returning

Baseball / MLB Dec 8, 2018

Nationals owner certain Bryce Harper won't be returning

If there were doubts about whether All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper would return to the Washington Nationals, team owner Mark Lerner on Friday didn't give fans any reason to be optimistic. "I really don't expect him to come back at this point," Lerner said on 106.7 ...