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  • BMW is latest luxury automaker to announce Mexico factory

    MEXICO CITY Most Mexican-built autos that U.S. consumers see in showrooms are compact cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra and Honda Fit. But soon premium automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan on rolling luxury vehicles off assembly...
  • Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

    Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97
    Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a...
  • Plan a picnic at these local gems

    Plan a picnic at these local gems
    The spot: 31s Street Beach and playground (3100 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-742-5121, cpdbeaches.com/beaches/31st-Street-Beach) Why it's a gem: The trifecta of an awesome ADA-accessible playground, beautiful beach with southern views of the skyline, and...
  • Exclusive: First U.S. condensate cargo up for sale in Asia as ban eases

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. energy company launched a broad effort this week to find buyers for the first ever U.S. exports of condensate, an ultra-light oil, signaling the start of what could be a growing trade as demand grows worldwide. One week after...
  • Sacramento Zoo wants your yard waste

    Sacramento homeowners struggling to stuff all their yard waste into the city's green bins now have a new place to send it: the Sacramento Zoo. Two weeks ago, zookeepers started dropping off door hangers in nearby neighborhoods. The tags ask for donations...
  • Asian-Americans and the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, let's remember that it protected not just African-Americans. The legislation, enacted by Congress on July 2 of that year, broadly outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color and national...
  • Suggests Letter Writer Give Up Car

    Regarding the letter "World Perspective on U.S. Gun Deaths" [June 14, courant.com/letters]: The letter writer wrote that Japan has fewer gun deaths than the U.S. He may be right. I strongly advise him to move to Japan and leave the rest of us alone....
  • China's Xi arrives in South Korea as tensions grow with North Korea, Japan

    BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to South Korea on Thursday, part of a courtship aimed at strengthening his hand in dealing with North Korea and Japan. South Korean President Park Geun-hye greeted Xi upon his arrival in...
  • War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'

    The remarkable life of Louis Zamperini — the Olympic runner turned World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash in the Pacific, being stranded in a raft and being tortured by the Japanese — has ended. Zamperini died Wednesday at the...
  • Will Japan's 'Tsum Tsum' Characters Translate in the U.S. for Disney?

    The Tsum Tsums are coming to America. Originally launched as an app in Japan, Disney is bringing the animated characters to the U.S. through a puzzle app for English-speaking audiences, as well as a line of stackable plush toys. "Disney Tsum Tsum,"...
  • The Hartford Closes On Japan Annuity Business, Says Large Dividends Could Follow

    The Hartford Financial Services Group said Tuesday it has closed its sale of the company's Japan annuity business to Orix Life Insurance Corp., which could mean larger dividends for The Hartford's shareholders in the future. The sale results in a $1.4...