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New Tokyo leader postpones plan to move famous fish market

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:10am

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.

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.

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:40am

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.

At least 11 dead as Typhoon Lionrock floods northern Japan

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:22am

At least nine elderly people were found dead Wednesday at a nursing home in Japan as heavy overnight rain from Typhoon Lionrock left towns flooded across the country's north.

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:10am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hailing a new era in relations with China during his first official visit to his country's key trading partner.

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:

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:41pm

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

Asian stocks mixed ahead of US jobs data

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:32pm

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.

The Latest: Trump says immigrants taking minorities' jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:30pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Police: 5 injured when ferry hits kayakers on Hudson River

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:20pm

Five kayakers were injured Tuesday when they were struck by a ferry departing a Manhattan pier and tossed into the Hudson River, police said.

Senators want info on driver of bus that crashed, killing 2

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:51pm

Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.