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American Baseball Player Smashes Japanese Record

Updated: 09/17/2013 - Former major league player Wladimir Balentien hit his 56 and 57th homeruns in this season Sunday, setting a new record for the most homeruns in one season previously set by Japan's legendary hitter Sadaharu Oh 48 years ago.

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Heavy rains in Tokyo as Typhoon Hits Japan

Updated: 09/16/2013 - Heavy rains and strong winds battered Tokyo on Monday as Typhoon Man-yi made landfall in the southern Aichi prefecture some 200 miles (320 kilometres) away from the capital.

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Remnants of Gabrielle Soak Canada

Updated: 09/16/2013 - The remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle drenched parts of Canada Saturday, including Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

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Tropics: Big storms hit Mexico from Opposite Directions

Updated: 09/16/2013 - Two storms are pummeling Mexico from opposite directions. The remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel continue to drench Mexico's southwestern Pacific shoulder with dangerous rains while Hurricane Ingrid is heading for a Monday landfall on the country's opposite coast.

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Japan Launches Solar System Observatory into Orbit

Updated: 09/16/2013 - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) with the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) onboard at 2:00 p.m. on September 14 (Sat.), 2013 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Uchinoura Space Center.

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Hurricane Ingrid About 12 Hours From Landfall in Mexico

Posted: 09/15/2013 - Outer Rain Bands From Ingrid Nearing The Coast Of Mexico... A Turn Toward The West Is Expected Tonight... Ingrid Should Be Very Near The Coast Of Mexico Monday Morning... Little Change In Strength Is Expected...

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Syria Update: Obama Praises US-Russia Syrian Weapons Plan; McCain, Canadian FM Do Not

Posted: 09/15/2013 - Obama hails Syria agreement, says US prepared to act if diplomacy fails... US, Russia agree to ambitious plan for dealing with Syria's chemical weapons... McCain, Graham blast Syrian chemical weapons deal... Canada's FM: Syria should not be given time... Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister... Heavy Infighting among Syrian rebels near Iraq border... France FM in Beijing to discuss Syria... Iran commander: West opposes Assad over Israel...

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US News: Hurricane Ingrid Heads for Mexico; No Subsidies for Union Health Plans

Posted: 09/15/2013 - Hurricane Ingrid is approaching Mexico from the Gulf; Tropical Storm Manuel is coming in from the Pacific... Governor tours Colorado flood areas by chopper... White House: No subsidies for union health plans... Man dies after explosion in Fayetteville yard... Police: Calif. mother arrested in 2 kids' deaths... SF parks worker 'devastated' he ran over sunbather... Police: Foul play suspected in missing girl case... Unarmed man shot by NC police after apparent wreck... Hot spots could slow search for cause of NJ fire... Six Flags reopens Texas Giant ride after death... NY rules pet cemeteries can bury human ashes... Agency: Firms can't only use debit cards to pay...

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World News: Kerry in Israel; Iraq Bombings; Terrorists Mourn Alabama Militant

Posted: 09/15/2013 - Kerry off to Israel after Syria arms deal... Suicide bombing, other attacks kill 25 in Iraq... Somali Islamic center eulogizes American jihadi from Alabama... US official urges dialogues over China sea dispute... Egypt's Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes... Polish unionists march against government policy...

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Day in History: Battle of Britain; Birmingham Bombing; Lone Ranger Debuts

Posted: 09/15/2013 - In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution... In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship... In 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe... In 1950, during the Korean conflict, United Nations forces landed at Incheon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul.... In 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.)... In 1949, "The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC with Clayton Moore as the masked hero and Jay Silverheels as Tonto...

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Newest Unusual Guinness World Records

Posted: 09/13/2013 - They may be things you never expected to see, but for some they became an obsession - so much so that many of the more quirky entries into the new edition of the Guinness World Records book for 2014 are as startling as they are impressive.

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Thailand: High Winds Rip Through School

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Video from a closed circuit camera showed winds at high speed ripping through a school in Thailand's eastern Trat province on Tuesday (September 10), sending students running to safety.

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