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Special throne for Japan's next emperor arrives in Tokyo

Sep. 26, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The special imperial throne to be used for the coronation of Japan's new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time. Crown Prince Naruhito will become Japan's next emperor on May 1 of next year, the day after his 84-year-old father,...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water

Sep. 25, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With a powerful front row of stars, Saint Laurent headlined the second day of Paris Fashion Week in an eclectic French twist on American styles that featured models walking on water. Tuesday's spring-summer collections also showcased emerging talents: from 26-year-old designer Marine Serre to...

The Latest: Nigeria with another historic win at World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Day 3 of the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Promise Amukamara scored 16 points to help Nigeria beat Argentina 75-70 and secure a spot in the quarterfinal qualifier of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Nigeria (2-1), which didn't...

Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea

Sep. 24, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing. Aldi Novel Adilang told The Associated Press on...

World stocks fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Sep. 24, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were down on Monday after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. Oil rose after OPEC decided against increasing its output further. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,387 and the CAC...

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

Sep. 23, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times. Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition...

The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey

Sep. 23, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points...

Kasatkina advances to 2nd round of Wuhan Open

Sep. 23, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — Daria Kasatkina recorded her first victory over Lesia Tsurenko in three attempts in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday as US Open champion Naomi Osaka was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a viral illness. Kasatkina, the No. 13 seeded Russian, defeated her Ukrainian...

Osaka's winning streak comes to an end in loss to Pliskova

Sep. 23, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's dominant run came to end on Sunday in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Playing in her first tournament since upsetting Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open on Sept. 8, third-seeded Osaka hadn't dropped a set previous to...