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Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 800 in Japan At least nine people have been killed and more than 800 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan. With daybreak, the extent of the damage became apparent: collapsed buildings, streets warped. Entire buildings fallen to the ground, roofs that slid off, and windows and walls that crumbled, scattering glass and debris.
Today is April 15 — but it’s not Tax Day. If you’ve been rushing to get your taxes done, relax: You’ve got until Monday. Lucky folks in Maine and Massachusetts have until Tuesday. It’s all due to the observance a couple of holidays. . .today marks D.C.’s Emancipation Day, which celebrates the freeing of slaves in the District in 1862; and Monday is Patriots’ Day, two New England states celebrate, Maine and Massachusetts.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the USS Donald Cook could have shot down those Russian fighters that buzzed the ship.
The CEO of AMC movie theatres is considering allowing texting at movies, hoping to attract young adults. They are thinking about a special section or special text friendly showings of movies.