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  • Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

    Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls
    HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling...
  • Magical Dining Month showcases emerging eateries and local favorites

    Magical Dining Month showcases emerging eateries and local favorites
    If you've been holding back on dining out because you just can't justify the expense, step away from the stove and commence the happy dance: Magical Dining Month is back! Now in its ninth year, Magical Dining Month is an annual showcase of emerging...
  • A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier

    A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier
    The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas. Seattle'...
  • End-of-summer color in the perennial garden

    About now, many of our perennial gardens are looking a bit faded. Disease and drought have taken their toll and a good many perennials have finished blooming, leaving us with beautiful memories and unsightly spent flower stalks to remove. With a bit of...
  • Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning...
  • BOJ's Kuroda says Japan exports to pick up slowly

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that he expects an improving global economy will gradually boost Japanese exports. "Given the relatively good prospects of the world economy, we expect Japan's exports...
  • Second City, iO raise the comedy bar for Chicago

    Second City, iO raise the comedy bar for Chicago
    Of all the sectors of the arts and entertainment industry in Chicago, none has seen anything close to the level of explosive growth in 2014 enjoyed by the institutions that make people laugh. This has been easy to miss. Unlike prestigious nonprofit...
  • Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

    Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling
    Suppliers to Apple Inc. are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said. It's unclear...
  • SaikouCon returns to Lehigh Valley as anime remains hot

    Have you ever wondered if you had the voice of a hero? Or wondered if maybe, just maybe, you'd look really good in a full body spandex suit … with a mask? Find out this at weekend at SaikouCon 2014, an anime convention devoted to Japanese...
  • Lotterer replaces Kobayashi for Belgian Grand Prix

    LONDON (Reuters) - Three times Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut in Belgium this weekend after Caterham announced on Wednesday the German driver would be replacing experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi. The cash-strapped team,...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...