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1 year 7 months ago

Colorado girl wins NASA anime contest

If you're a fan of anime you have to hear this. NASA recently teamed up with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. They held a contest to create an anime character to represent the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. Out of two grand prize winners, one of them was a 14-year-old...

1 year 10 months ago

Japan braces for H7N9 Bird Flu

Japan is bracing for a possible outbreak of deadly Bird Flu, which has spread across neighboring China. The virulent H7N9 strain of Bird Flu has already killed dozens of people in China. Japan's Health Ministry designated it as a disease requiring an emergency response. That means patients will be seen...

2 years 6 months ago

You've never seen fish tanks like these!

Fish tanks at an aquarium in Japan are turning artsy. The Art Aquarium in downtown Tokyo showcases more than five-thousand gold fish swimming through specially designed tanks. Among the unique tanks, a giant goldfish bowl and a tank that includes a changing digital screen. At night the aquarium...

2 years 11 months ago

Strong earthquake shakes Japan

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake has shaken northern Japan, and regional tsunami advisories have been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday evening's earthquake was 6.8 preliminary magnitude off the coast. A tsunami of about a half-meter was expected for Aomori and Iwate prefectures. Iwate was in the region...

2 years 11 months ago

AP source: US to bring trade case against China

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is bringing a new trade case against China that seeks to pressure the rising economic power to end its export restrictions on key materials used to manufacture high-tech good. Senior administration officials say the U.S. will ask the World Trade Organization to facilitate talks...

3 years 5 months ago

Deadly typhoon hits Japan

TOKYO (AP) - The death toll in Japan has risen to 20 as a powerful typhoon slowly passes the country's west coast. Nearly half a million people have been advised, if not ordered, to evacuate in western and central Japan. At least 3,600 people have been stranded by flooded rivers,...

3 years 6 months ago

Japan's credit drops

Moody's Investors Service says it has downgraded its rating on Japan's debt. The rating service says it lowered the rating because of Japan's large budget deficits and growing government debt. The rating agency cut Japan's rating to AA3 from AA2. The new rating is three notches below Moody's...

3 years 11 months ago

CO snowpack sampled after Japan disaster

DENVER (AP) - Officials have stored samples of Colorado mountain snowpack just in case they're needed to measure any fallout from Japan's nuclear disaster. Denver's KCNC-TV reports that collectors took samples at 10 locations, from Cameron Pass to the north to La Veta Pass in the south. Officials stress...

3 years 11 months ago

No radiation danger in Colorado

The Colorado Health Department says there is no current risk to Colorado residents from radiation leaking from nuclear power plant reactors in Japan. Colorado health officials also are not recommending that people take potassium iodide tablets to protect themselves from any possible exposure to radiation because there are side...

3 years 11 months ago

AT&T offers free calls to Japan

AT&T has announced free text and international long distance service to Japan through the end of the month for its wireless customers. Effective through March 31, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for: International long distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to...

3 years 11 months ago

Radio station raises money for tsunami relief

Local radio station Magic FM (98.9) is raising money today for the Red Cross effort to help those devastated by earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. Donations are being accepted at several locations, including the Panera Bread at Southgate, Complete Nutrition at Shops at Briargate and in the parking lot...

3 years 11 months ago

Threat of another tsunami in Japan

SOMA, Japan (AP) - Soldiers and officials in northeastern Japan are warning residents that the area could be hit by another tsunami and are ordering residents to higher ground. Sirens around the town of Soma went off late Monday morning and public address systems ordered residents to higher ground. Kyodo...

3 years 11 months ago

Helping Japan

If you'd like to help with disaster relief in Japan, the Red Cross needs your donations. To donate $10, just text the word "HELP" to 90999. You can also donate online through the Colorado Red Cross, just click here to go to their website .

3 years 11 months ago

Japan declares emergency at another nuclear plant

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a Japanese nuclear plant where a partial meltdown may have occurred. Officials are offering limited and sometimes conflicting information. One official says the core in one reactor has partially melted, despite frantic efforts to...

3 years 11 months ago

State Dept. urges Americans not to go to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time. The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural...

3 years 11 months ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

3 years 11 months ago

Hundreds dead, hundreds missing in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Today's quake and tsunami in Japan have left hundreds dead and hundreds more missing. Police found 200 to 300 bodies in a northeastern coastal city, and more than 100 others were also confirmed killed. Hundreds more are missing. A large section of a town of 70,000 people...

4 years 7 months ago

300,000 urged to flee Japan rains

Heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding in Japan, forcing the evacuation of 300,000 residents. Japan's meteorological agency said Thursday that more torrential rain was expected to batter Japan. Fire and rescue workers continued to put up sandbags in the hope it will divert water and prevent further damage.

4 years 9 months ago

Toyota recalls Lexus cars in Japan

Toyota is recalling 4,500 Lexus cars in Japan because of a computer problem affecting the model's steering system, with a similar recall to follow in the U.S. The carmaker says another 7,000 cars are affected in the U.S., China, Europe and other regions. The recall affects Toyota's luxury Lexus...

4 years 11 months ago

Strong earthquake rocks central Japan

A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, rattling buildings in the crowded Tokyo capital. The Japan Meteorological Agency estimates the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It hit at this morning off the eastern coast of Fukushima Prefecture in central Japan, at a depth of about 25 miles. The agency...

4 years 11 months ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Japan says 3 whalers injured by activists

Three crew members of a Japanese whaling vessel suffered face and eye injuries from acid fired by anti-whaling protesters during their latest clash in the Antarctic Ocean, their Japanese employers said Friday. The Sea Shepherd protesters said they shot butyric acid, produced from stinking rancid butter, which they often...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Strong earthquake hits off southern Japan coast

There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties following a strong earthquake that shook several small islands off Japan's southern coast today. The quake caused officials to temporarily issue a tsunami warning. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the earthquake hit shortly after 3 p.m. local time and registered magnitude 6.6....

5 years 4 weeks ago

Complaints over Toyota Prius brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received about 100 complaints involving the brakes of the Prius new model. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. The Japanese government has also received 14 complaints in Japan about brake problems with Toyota's popular Prius hybrid. Toyota's sales are being battered...

5 years 3 months ago

Balloon Boy parents to plead guilty

The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon. Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by...

5 years 4 months ago

Japan warship collides with commercial vessel

A Japanese navy destroyer has collided with a commercial vessel off southern Japan, starting fires on both ships and injuring three crew members, defense officials said Tuesday. The destroyer JS Kurama collided with the South Korean container ship Carina Star on Tuesday night in the Kanmon Strait near the...

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