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Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan

Oct. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the damage from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33. The government's Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which...

Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

Oct. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made...

The Latest: Powerful typhoon reaches greater Tokyo area

Oct. 12, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Hagibis (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Helicopters are plucking people from their flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall, leaving at least four dead and 17 missing....

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Oct. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after...

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

Oct. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same safety warnings as everyone else as Japan braced to be hit by a typhoon tipped to be its worst in six decades. Tokyo Disneyland was shut. Shops were closed, shelves...

Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, as Japan braces for worst storm in 6 decades

Oct. 12, 2019 6:27 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, as Japan braces for worst storm in 6 decades.

Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

Oct. 11, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Rugby World Cup...