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  • BMW to recall 1.6 million cars on concerns over Takata air bags

    BMW to recall 1.6 million cars on concerns over Takata air bags
    DETROIT (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers....
  • Art Projects to DIY

    If you're feeling creatively blocked, try one (or all) of these suggestions and let the inspiration come to you: MUNDANE: cook/bake; do laundry; re-pot plants; check out a book, from your local library; go for a walk, sans your phone - maybe bring a...
  • Sia Earns First Top Spot on U.S. Album Charts

    Aussie chanteuse Sia collected her first U.S. No. 1 album with by far the smallest chart-topping numbers in recent memory. The vocalist, born Sia Furler, commanded the domestic album chart as her Monkey Puzzle/RCA set "1000 Forms of Fear" moved 52,000...
  • Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards

    Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards
    The popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the South African playwright Athol Fugard are among the recipients of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale awards, Japan's highest honors in the arts. This year's roster of winners also includes architect Steven Holl,...
  • Kerry, Hagel to visit India to push strategic ties

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's top diplomat and the head of its Defense Department will visit India in coming weeks seeking to revitalize a relationship the United States sees as a crucial counterbalance in Asia to an increasingly assertive China....
  • Japan manufacturers' mood points to moderate economic recovery: Reuters Tankan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers held steady for a second straight month in July and is seen likely to edge up, a Reuters poll found, offering further evidence of sentiment gradually recovering from April's sales tax hike....
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds
    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...
  • Diplomatic tensions hurting business for one third of Japan firms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Diplomatic tensions with China and South Korea are hurting business for a third of Japanese firms, a Reuters poll found, with executives citing a drop-off in sales and difficulties in making deals work. Below are the questions and...
  • Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market

    Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market
    An all-new version of Mazda’s tidy 2 hatchback broke cover Thursday, giving us a look at the future of Japan’s favorite car. The 2016 model will be the fourth generation of the subcompact car in Japan, where it’s known as the Demio. It&...
  • Another strong outing for Iwakuma

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Despite not earning his fourth consecutive victory Friday night, right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma continued his superb pitching for the Seattle Mariners. Iwakuma...
  • 'K Missing Kings' is an anime hot mess

    'K Missing Kings' is an anime hot mess
    "K Missing Kings" follows up on the 2012 Japanese anime series "K," which put a futuristic spin on Japanese period dramas by stacking superhero powers and skateboards onto time-honored chambara samurai sword fights and dressing characters in "visual kei,"...