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More Mitsubishi models in Japan found with inflated mileage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:50am

The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated.

New Tokyo leader postpones plan to move famous fish market

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:42am

A newly elected leader of Tokyo has postponed a plan to relocate the world's biggest fish market, one of the city's most famous landmarks.

Swiss: 17-year-old girl wounded in Aug. 13 train attack dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:40am

Swiss police say a 17-year-old girl who was wounded Aug. 13 after a man attacked passengers aboard a Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid has died of her injuries.

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:40am

The State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners.

WHY IT MATTERS: The Role of Government

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:40am

THE ISSUE: It's the Goldilocks conundrum of American politics: Is the federal government too big, too small or just right?

Trudeau hails new era of China-Canada ties on Beijing visit

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:31am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday hailed a new era in relations with China during his first official visit to a key trading partner, saying he aims to boost "stability and regularity" in their ties.

Cyprus, Egypt sign deal paving way for gas pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:30am

Cyprus and Egypt have signed an agreement paving the way for the supply of Cypriot gas to the Arab nation through an envisioned pipeline.

Jewish avengers unapologetic for targeting Nazis after WWII

Aron Heller and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:30am

Seventy years after the most daring attempt of Jewish Holocaust survivors to seek revenge against their former tormentors, the leader of the plot has only one simple regret — that to his knowledge he didn't actually succeed in killing any Nazis.

Australian prime minister urges public vote on gay marriage

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:21am

Australia's prime minister on Wednesday urged his political opponents to allow Australians to endorse gay marriage through a popular vote instead of insisting that the divisive issue be put into lawmakers' hands.

Japanese Defense Ministry seeks record $51 billion budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:50am

Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high 5.17 trillion yen ($51 billion) budget for the 2017 fiscal year to bolster missile defense capability amid an escalating North Korean threat and to better protect disputed islands also claimed by China in the East China Sea.

Asian stocks mixed ahead of US jobs data

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:40am

Asian stocks were mixed in listless trading Wednesday ahead of key jobs data later this week in the U.S. that could lead to higher interest rates.

Slim pickings: Without EU laborers, who'll harvest UK fruit?

Danica Kirka and Leonora Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:20am

Ismigyul Ismetova wraps her muddy fingers around a plump raspberry, plucks it from the stalk and drops the fruit into a tray in a field in Suffolk, deftly completing a task that is too delicate for a machine.

Mexico president to deliver annual report on a troubled year

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:10am

When President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers his annual report to congress, he'll reflect on a year that has seen rising homicide rates, a sluggish economy and a midterm electoral rout of his party.

The quest to end lost airline luggage

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:13pm

Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit.

Police look into whether sun glare was factor in kayak crash

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:00pm

Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a Manhattan pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River.

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:33pm

The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.

Vote on whether to remove president nears in Brazil's Senate

Mauricio Savarese and Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21pm

Senators debated the fate of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff into the wee hours of Wednesday, then planned a short break before casting votes that will decide whether to remove her permanently as leader of Latin America's most populous country.

Law takes effect scrapping cap on alcohol content for beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21pm

Craft brewers in Ohio now have the freedom to make boozier beers.

AP Explains: Brazil's president under impeachment trial

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:12pm

The impeachment fight in Brazil over whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office has been about more than the charges that she mismanaged the federal budget. The Associated Press explains how it got to this point and how the trial is playing out:

Budget maneuvers are basis of trial of Brazil's president

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11pm

Here is a look at the allegations against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in her Senate impeachment trial and how they compare to previous administrations: