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3 years 3 weeks ago

70-year-old qualifies for London Olympics

TOKYO (AP) - Seventy-year-old Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu has qualified for the London Olympics. Hoketsu qualified by winning an international dressage meet in France on Thursday. Japanese equestrian officials said Sunday an announcement will be made soon on whether he will actually compete in London. Hoketsu will turn 71 on...

4 years 8 months ago

Jet makes emergency landing in Aleutians

American Airlines says one of its jets made an emergency landing on an island in Alaska's Aleutians after a fire warning light went off. Company spokesman Tim Smith says Flight 175, en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Tokyo, landed safely on Shemya Island shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. It...

5 years 1 day ago

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off this weekend in the nation's capitol. This year's festival marks the 98th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo. Saturday will mark the official start with the National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day and...

5 years 1 week 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...

5 years 4 months ago

U.S., Japanese leaders meet in Tokyo

President Barack Obama has been meeting with Japan's new prime minister. Obama arrived in Tokyo earlier today on a trip aimed at shoring up ties with Japan. The country's new leader came to power calling for a more equal partnership with Washington. Obama and Yukio Hatoyama will be holding a...

5 years 5 months ago

Rio de Janiero wins 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has selected Rio de Janiero to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists. Not even the...

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