| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation's capital is celebrating the gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. Because of mild weather, the trees, which circle the Tidal Basin, bloomed earlier than usual this year and have passed peak. But...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:17 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A super typhoon that currently has winds of more than 150 mph could make landfall in Japan this weekend, making it the second storm to head for the country in recent days.
Typhoon Vongfong on Tuesday was about 750 miles southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
It was a perfect fall weekend, with sunny skies and the prospect of colorful autumn foliage. Hundreds of people flocked to Mt. Ontake in central Japan, planning to hike to its volcanic summit.
At 11:52 a.m. Saturday, authorities said, Mt. Ontake erupted...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:31 AM
A group of 25 girls from Brevard County got a special treat recently as they traveled to the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach to enjoy the new samurai exhibit.
Their visit was led by one of the museum's docents, who explained the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Adding a long-sought hotel, expanding garden trails and building an "artisan's village" are among the changes potentially in store for Palm Beach County's Morikami Park.
The County Commission last year authorized pursuing a hotel development deal for...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The Hartford Financial Services Group on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations.
The company's net loss for the quarter was $467 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $190 million,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Two large, white houses stood close together on the slopes above northwest Glendale in the early 1920s. One was El Miradero, home of L.C. and Mary Louise Brand. Another was Ard Eevin, home of Dan and Margaret Campbell. A young girl named Sumi was familiar...