Wikileaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
TOKYO (AP) — The Wikileaks website has published documents that it says shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.
Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.
IOC chooses 2022 host city, winner to be announced Friday
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC has selected a host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, with the winner to be announced later Friday.
More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle
WASHINGTON (AP) — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.
Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.
Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Searchers are scouring the Reunion coastline in hopes of finding more debris that officials hope will unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots
CHIRAN, Japan (AP) — As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.
French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city
NETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe converations are mostly in French.
Questions remain after Boston's Olympics bid ends
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on thehook if the games went over budget.
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