Japan earthquake: 'I thought I was going to die'

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — A still shocked resident from a town in southern Japan recounted his terror the previous night as he examined the damage Friday from a powerful earthquake that brought down buildings and left nine people dead.

  • Written by EMILY WANG, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Michigan to urge toughest lead-test rules in US

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan Gov. Rick Snyder and a team of water experts will unveil Friday in the wake of Flint's water crisis.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Indian capital starts restricting cars to clear air

NEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government on Friday began a second round of two-week car restrictions to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.

  • Written by RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.

  • Written by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

Seoul, US say North Korean missile launch apparently failed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korea missile launch meant to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder has apparently failed, South Korean and U.S. officials said Friday, an embarrassing setback in what was reportedly the inaugural test of a new, powerful mid-range missile.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press