• Los Alamos vigils eye 70th anniversary of atomic bombings

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Peace advocates are planning peace vigils in Los Alamos to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Updated: 7:25 am

  • Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Stocks are opening slightly lower in the U.S. as energy companies slide along with the price of crude oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asia stocks uneven as China data weighs on confidence

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.

  • In this July 3, 2015 photo, Kimie Mihara, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing, looks at the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, southern Japan. Built in 1915, the dome building was a rare example of Western architecture in Hiroshima at the time. Czech architect Jan Letzel designed it to be a city landmark and an exhibition hall for industrial and cultural promotion. Mihara was a worker at a government office in the dome building in 1945. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Mission at Hiroshima’s dome: Saving blasted bits of history

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.

    Updated: 7:07 am

  • Kei Nishikori, of Japan, speaks at a press conference at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Japan’s Nishikori says left calf is ‘feeling pretty well’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kei Nishikori says his injured left calf is healed after taking time off following Wimbledon.

  • FILE- In this Sept. 5, 1945, file photo, the skeleton of a Catholic Church, foreground, and an unidentified building, center, are all that remaining the blast center area after the atomic bomb of Hiroshima, Japan. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over. (AP Photo, File)

    AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

    EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. “Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death,” an AP story reported. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. World War II was effectively over.

  • In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, Shigeyuki Katsura, 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the western Tokyo suburb of Kunitachi. In a government-organized program, 20 trainees ranging from their 20s to their 70s are studying wartime history, taking public speech lessons from a TV anchor and hearing stories from Katsura and another Kunitachi resident who survived Hiroshima. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young

    KUNITACHI, Japan (AP) — On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the “black rain” of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later.

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori speaks at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members got down to the more mundane business of providing updates on games they’d already assigned. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC hears reports on Rio’s dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games — severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo’s choice of emblem.

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    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; mandate steeper cuts than expected

  • Ministers from 12 nations negotiating a Pacific Rim trade pact hold a news conference in Lahaina, Hawaii, Friday, July 31, 2015, saying they made significant progress in reaching an agreement. The ministers, from left, are Australia Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, Brunei Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock Seng, Canada Minister of International Trade Ed Fast, Chile Director General of International Relations Andres Rebolledo, Japan Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Malaysia Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed, Mexico Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser, Peru Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism  Magali Silva and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Hng Kiang Lim.  (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

    Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

  • Japan police arrest Mark Karpeles, the Mt. Gox CEO on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Tokyo. Karpeles, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million. Karpeles’ lawyer told the Kyodo News service that his client denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.