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  • ISIS 'a national security threat'

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless...
  • Senior Moments: The life and times of Willie Pitts

    Senior Moments: The life and times of Willie Pitts
    There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. — Sophia Loren The recent column about the...
  • Japan manufacturers' mood, output rise, outlook dims

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's manufacturers reported improving confidence and growth in new orders from domestic and export customers in August, but the service sector's mood soured for a second straight month, reflecting a patchy economic recovery from...
  • US women's soccer tops Switzerland 4-1 in friendly

    CARY. N.C. The biggest pregame cheer was for Alex Morgan. The biggest in-game cheer was after Megan Rapinoe's third-minute goal. Abby Wambach's record-setting goal got the deserved fanfare. Hope Solo received chants when handling the ball in net. But...
  • Japan August flash PMI shows manufacturing accelerated as orders grow

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity accelerated in August as export and domestic demand increased, a preliminary survey showed on Thursday, offering hope that economic growth is getting back on track after slumping in the wake of a sales tax...
  • Japanese spark plug giant NGK pleads guilty to price fixing, to pay $52M fine

     
    Filed under: Maintenance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota The ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice into price fixing in the automotive industry has nabbed one more company breaking the law. Japanese parts giant NGK Spark Plug...
  • Japan mulls setting aside 1 trillion yen for stimulus next fiscal year: Nikkei

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is considering setting aside 1 trillion yen ($9.65 billion) for stimulus spending next fiscal year to help lessen the economic damage from a sales tax hike scheduled for October next year, the Nikkei newspaper reported...
  • Tom Cruise to Be Honored with Japan's J3C Award at L.A. EigaFest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The fourth annual L.A. EigaFest, running Sept. 12-14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom Cruise with the second annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Japanese government,...
  • At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours

    At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours
    It isn't easy to find all of the serene nooks and calming crannies at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Some of the paths at the park seem perfectly content to go only one way. At least a couple of the themed gardens are best reached by walking through...
  • Policy delay has Japanese carmakers reviewing Philippines expansion plans

    MANILA (Reuters) - Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its feet on a plan to rebuild its shrinking car manufacturing industry. The potential pullout...
  • Tom Cruise to be Honored with Japan's J3C Award at LA EigaFest

    The 4th annual LA EigaFest, hosted Sept. 12 - 14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom Cruise with the 2nd annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Japanese government, honors Hollywood creators and...
  • Intersections: The heat rearranges priorities in Armenia

    Intersections: The heat rearranges priorities in Armenia
    Something about the summer in Armenia this year is different. Even the locals feel it. Something feels a little strange, a little odd and quite different. It's hot. Not just "normal" hot, but unbearably dry, you-can't-even-move hot. The sun has...