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    TOKYO (AP) — While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away.

    Updated: 3:16 am

  • Police officers enter into the house of Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect in a mass stabbing attack, in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The suspect was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

    SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.

    Updated: 1:31 am

  • Police officers stand guard at a crossroad near the Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the mentally disabled where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at the facility where he had been fired, officials said, killing many people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Rare mass killing raises questions about security in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — The killing of 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled raised questions about whether Japan’s reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security.

  • Satoshi Uematsu, left, the suspect of Tuesday's knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled, is escorted as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo to be sent to prosecutors Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The deadliest mass killing in Japan in the post-World War II era raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)

    Hatred behind troubled Japan knife attacker’s rampage

    SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor’s office in Yokohama.

    Updated: 8:12 pm

  • A police officer talks with visitors in front of a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday, July 26, 2016,  in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)

    The Latest: US statement expresses shock at Japan attack

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack at facility for the handicapped outside Tokyo (all times local):

  • Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and comedian Sarah Silverman speak during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • Journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Police said they responded to a call about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday from an employee saying something horrible was happening at the facility. A man turned himself in at a police station about two hours later, police said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    At least 15 killed, dozens injured in knifing near Tokyo

    SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

  • In this Oct. 31, 1998 photo, a salesclerk shows high quality VHS video casette recorders at a home and electrical appliance store in Osaka. Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday, July 25, 2016 that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder.

  • This Oct. 18, 2014 photo shows fan art from the anime series "Tamako Market" at the Demachi Masugata Shotengai in Kyoto, Japan. Anime tourism is a phenomenon in Japan, with fans hunting down real-world places that are used as settings in the cartoons. (Michael Vito via AP)

    Fans hunt real places in Japan featured in anime

    TOKYO (AP) — Everyone’s surprised that “Pokemon Go” is getting people out from behind their screens and out of the house. But Japanese animated creations have a much longer tradition of sending people on real-world adventures, although in a very different way.

  • This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were pulling back in early trading Monday, July 25, 2016, following four weeks of gains for the market, as busy investors work through another batch of corporate earnings and wait for the week’s Federal Reserve interest rate decision. Yahoo fell after Verizon Communications announced it would buy most of Yahoo’s internet businesses for $4.83 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Stocks fall; investors look ahead to central bank meetings

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks.