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Tokyo Gov. defends call to review Olympic plans

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facilities close to the Athlete’s Village.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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US rebounds to win twice in International Crown

Lexi Thompson, left, and Christie Kerr celebrate after defeating Spain on the 16th hole during the second round of the International Crown golf tournament Friday, July 25, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A switch in pairings led to a change in fortune for the United States in the International Crown.

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of ‘Godzilla’

Japanese Godzilla devotees Yoshihiko Horie, left, and his wife Shizue look at a scale model of Godzilla at Godzilla Expo in Tokyo, Friday, July 25, 2014. Horie, a driver and husband of Godzilla fan Shizue Horie, believes Godzilla must be an extraordinary entity but also one people can emotionally identify with. There are other must-have trademarks: bumpy skin and that roar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.

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Taiwan sweeps US in 1st day of International Crown

Lexi Thompson follows through on a drive on the seventh hole during the first round of the International Crown LPGA golf tournament Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A winless day left the top-seeded United States with the feeling there’s nothing left to lose in their quest to capture the International Crown

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