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SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon
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By YURI KAGEYAMA
From Associated Press
September 18, 2018 7:40 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaku Maezawa's colorful and ambitious career:

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S.

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking better-skilled workers, Cedar Electronics decided last year to return some of its manufacturing to the United States from the Philippines, only to run smack into a worsening U.S.-China trade war.

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending the nation's continuing trade deficits, arguing that he's only "just started."

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier said Tuesday that his team is studying ways to carry out checks on goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations, on the eve of a summit of EU leaders.

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari is paving its way to future growth with a look to its roots. The company's new CEO, Louis Camilleri, unveiled a new business plan Tuesday that includes reviving iconic models and embedding them with Formula One technology.

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker confirmed Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he'd like the U.S.

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in the north African country where it will be liquefied for export, Egypt's oil minister said Tuesday.

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent's carbon emissions.

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S.

TOKYO (AP) — Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S.

BALTIMORE (AP) — By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain.

BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports.

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets, particularly those in Asia, shrugged off the widely anticipated announcement of further U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.

LONDON (AP) — Citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world, a government-commissioned report recommended Tuesday.

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that a whistleblower whose HSBC bank data leaks prompted global tax evasion probes should not be sent to Switzerland to be imprisoned for economic espionage.

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC must stick together for the good of the global economy as founding member Iran faces renewed U.S.