Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms
TOKYO (AP) ? Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries.
Passenger sets self on fire on Japan bullet trainTOKYO (AP) ? A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan's transport ministry said.
Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1stCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) ? Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men's team instead, competing as the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA.
One person dead after man sets himself alight on Japan bullet train: media
A passenger on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after setting himself ablaze on Tuesday and another person was in cardiac arrest, media reports said. The train, carrying about 1,000 passengers, made an emergency stop on its way from Tokyo to the western city of Osaka after smoke started to fill at least one carriage, fire department officials said. Media reports said the passenger confirmed dead had set himself on fire.
Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) ? Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire: official
Two people were feared dead Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP. The train -- a super-fast Nozomi bullet train -- was travelling from Tokyo towards Osaka when the fire broke out near Odawara, southwest of Tokyo. "We received information indicating that a fire broke out near a toilet and two people were in cardiopulmonary arrest," a spokesman for Odawara Fire Department said.
Japanese government says passenger on bullet train sets self on fire; 2 unconsciousTOKYO (AP) ? Japanese government says passenger on bullet train sets self on fire; 2 unconscious.
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Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) ? The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year Tuesday amid growing uncertainty about the island's economy.
NBC, Televisa latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments
NBC and Televisa severed business ties with Donald Trump, joining a chorus of protests over the mogul turned US presidential hopeful's remarks about Mexican immigrants. It means the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants -- for which Trump owns the broadcast rights -- will not be aired on NBC, which is a unit of Comcast. Just hours later, Mexico's Televisa -- the world's largest Spanish-language network -- also announced its decision to cut business ties with the billionaire property developer turned TV star.