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  • FILE - This July 1944 file photo shows U.S. Army reinforcement troops making an amphibious landing on the coral reef at Saipan beach, Mariana Islands. Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. (AP Photo, File)

    Japanese search U.S. archives for WWII MIA info

    Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

  • Papal trip to Korea should renew local Churches, priest says

    In the run up to Pope Francis visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground breaking changes there in terms of peace and the Church’s service to society.

  • Tiger Woods of the US walks on the 2nd green during a practice round at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship, in Hoylake, England, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The 2014 Open Championship starts on Thursday, July 17. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    British Open tee times, groupings: Tiger Woods with Cabrera, Stenson

    Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson in his group when he opens his major championship season Thursday in the British Open. Woods had back surgery before the Masters and missed the opening two majors.

  • Japanese navy commander Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, left, and U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Harry Harris listen to a reporter's question in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Monday, July 14, 2014. The admirals, meeting on the sidelines of the world's largest maritime exercises, say cooperation between their two navies is deepening. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

    Japan, U.S. admirals say naval cooperation deepening

    U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening, top U.S. and Japanese admirals said Monday as they met on the sidelines of the world's largest maritime exercises.

  • **FILE** The Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, is seen here on Aug. 20, 2013. Scientists have crowd-sourced a volunteer network to monitor radiation moving across the Pacific Ocean since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the plant. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key as he starts an official visit to New Zealand, at Government House, in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, July 7, 2014.   (AP Photo/SNPA, David Rowland) NEW ZEALAND OUT

    Inside China: Anti-Japan propaganda campaign backfires

    Monday marked the 77th anniversary of the beginning of all-out war between China and Japan, and Chinese leaders spared no effort to use the occasion to carry out a choreographed anti-Japan propaganda campaign.

  • The weekly Chongqing Youth News, from the southwestern city of Chongqing, printed a graphic showing a mushroom cloud engulfing the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in its July 3 edition. (Adam Cathcart via Twitter)

    Chinese newspaper prints mushroom clouds on map of Japan

    A Chinese newspaper's graphic showing a mushroom cloud engulfing the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has drawn a strong rebuke from Japan's foreign minister.

  • Kevin Whitney is show in this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 handout photo provided by Whitney from Chickasha, Okla. The Oklahoma farmer's iPhone was lost in October, 2013 when it slipped out of his shirt pocket into a grain elevator and has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Kevin Whitney)

    Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

    Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.

  • North Korea seeks allies as China accord cools

    A string of unexpected, even odd, overtures from North Korea to its neighbors in recent days is fueling speculation that the isolated nation and its mercurial leader could be seeking to broaden its diplomatic options elsewhere in the region to account for a cooling relationship with Pyongyang's principal ally, China.

  • Chinese leader's Seoul visit snubs North Korea

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival Thursday in South Korea for a summit simultaneously snubs nuclear-armed North Korea, bolsters an already booming trade relationship with Seoul and sends Washington and Tokyo a message of Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • FILE - This March 21, 2012 file photo shows former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker in Washington, who has died. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Sen. Baker, who posed famous Watergate query, dies

    Howard Baker's question sliced to the core of Watergate: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

  • Referee Joel Aguilar from El Salvador shows a red card to Greece's Kostas Katsouranis, left, during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    World Cup: Greece salvages draw with Japan after red card

    Reduced to 10 men after captain Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a 0-0 draw with Japan on Thursday that keeps both alive in Group C and sends rival Colombia to the next round of the World Cup.

  • Demonstrators chant pro-al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as they carry al-Qaida flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north. (AP Photo)

    SOWELL: A bitter after-taste in Iraq

    The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind.

  • Ivory Coast's Gervinho (10) celebrates along with teammate Didier Drogba (11) after Gervinho scored his side's second goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    World Cup: Ivory Coast rallies past Japan in 2nd half

    The talismanic striker's arrival immediately lifted the Ivory Coast team and Wilfried Bony and Gervinho scored with headers two minutes apart. Both goals were set up by curling crosses from defender Serge Aurier.

  • U.S. Open tee times, pairings set for Pinehurst No. 2

    Tee times and pairings are set for the 2014 U.S. Open, which begins Thursday in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

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