Japan still searching for the missing, 5 years after tsunami

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese coast guard resumed underwater searches this week for some of the more than 2,500 people still missing from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country's northeast coast.

  • Written by EMILY WANG, Associated Press

Tampon tax: Does being female in the US carry unfair costs?

NEW YORK (AP) — Margo Seibert and Natalie Brasington don't think women should have to pay a "period tax," and like a growing number of other women, they are publicly questioning whether being female in the U.S. carries unfair costs.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Iraqi officials: US captured top IS chemical arms engineer

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group's unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. officials told The Associated Press, the first known major success of Washington's more aggressive policy of pursuing IS militants on the ground.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

Man suspected of killing 5 in Missouri, Kansas captured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican national suspected of killing his neighbor and three other men at his neighbor's Kansas home before killing another man about 170 miles away in Missouri was arrested early Wednesday, authorities said.

  • Written by JIM SUHR, Associated Press