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  • U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test....
  • Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.

    Naomi Hirahara’s seventh novel, “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley: 304 pp, $7.99 paper), is something of a departure: the kick-off of a mystery series featuring rookie bicycle cop Ellie Rush. For the last decade, Hirahara has written...
  • Q&A with 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, who wrestles in Baltimore on Saturday

    Q&A with 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, who wrestles in Baltimore on Saturday
    A few months ago, AJ Styles left TNA and started wrestling again for Ring of Honor. With Ring of Honor's "Second To None" coming to Baltimore on Saturday, I had a chance to speak to him about his return to ROH, his thoughts on TNA, as well as what we...
  • Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says 'no prospects' for restart of business

    Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says 'no prospects' for restart of business
    Mt. Gox, the online bitcoin exchange that shuttered in February, said Wednesday that a Japanese court had dismissed its request for a civil rehabilitation proceeding, similar to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.  As a result, the bitcoin exchange said...
  • 'Spider-Man 2' Faces Web of Heroes at the Box Office

    In "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Peter Parker faces off against a double dose of villains played by Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. But when the upcoming sequel debuts in theaters abroad (April 16) and in the U.S. (May 2), Spidey will find himself entangled...
  • 'Broke' U.N. agency pleads for help in Central African Republic

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not getting the attention, or aid, needed to save huge numbers of lives, the head of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday. Almost 200,...
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Loud in a crowd: Nissan range gets grille makeover

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd. In an increasingly competitive global market - in China alone there are some 80 automakers battling for sales - Nissan plans to put a V-shaped...
  • Stevenson High student, parents die in crash

    Stevenson High student, parents die in crash
    A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday. The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
  • About the Industry Rebound

    About the Industry Rebound
    A rare combination of circumstances and market forces have lined up to make this a prime time to buy a new truck, crossover or SUV. First off, manufacturers have recovered from the production shortages caused by Japan’s catastrophic March 11...
  • Family-run Koda Farms is passionate about rice

    DOS PALOS, Calif. — Bagged rice may look like a mundane commodity, a bit incongruous at a local farmers market. But one taste of the variety grown by Koda Farms — with attractive, uniform kernels, alluring fragrance, soft texture and a rich,...