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TOKYO — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.
MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.
TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
PHILADELPHIA — Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.
ATLANTA — Rookie pitcher Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road as the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
A pair of South Korean auto suppliers are making big bets with new investments creating more than 1,000 jobs in East Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
Buoyed by a 25 percent jump in loans over the past year, second quarter earnings for CapitalMark Bank & Trust rose 4.5 percent to $1.63 million.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police have rescued an 81-year-old Colorado woman who spent several days stranded in her bathtub, apparently after taking a tumble.
METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.