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  • Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

    Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 19,564.67 after...
  • Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

    South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals. The North's state media said late Thursday that the...
  • Americans prefer texting to talking, report says

    Americans prefer texting to talking, report says
    Most Americans would rather type it than say it, according to a new report that shows how tied to texting U.S. society has become. U.S. smartphone users are sending and receiving five times as many texts compared with the number of phone calls each day,...
  • US 'troubled' by Thai leader's threat to execute journalists

    The U.S. says it hopes that Thailand's leader, who took power in a military coup last year, wasn't serious when he made a threat to execute journalists. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (prah-YOOT chahn oh-CHAH) made the apparently sarcastic comment to...
  • Pentagon envisions up to 7 more Guantanamo trials

    MIAMI Pentagon officials envision prosecuting at most seven more Guantanamo captives, the most notorious among them an Indonesian man known as Hambali who was once considered the CIA's most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, according to just-released...
  • LACMA strikes 'unprecedented' museum deal with carmaker Hyundai

    LACMA strikes 'unprecedented' museum deal with carmaker Hyundai
    Los Angeles is often called a car culture, but a new partnership between the city's largest art museum and a major international automotive company will give new meaning to the overused expression. In a deal that will be the longest corporate...
  • The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525

    The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525
    Anyone who boards a commercial jetliner knows the safety risks. Passengers buckle up and sometimes fortify themselves with a drink and the assurance that, statistically, flying gets safer and safer because planes are better engineered and pilots are...
  • Steel executives ask Congress to help industry fend off imports

    WASHINGTON The chief executive officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor joined other leading steelmakers on Thursday warning members of Congress about the dangers of foreign steel flooding U.S. markets. John Ferriola told members of the bipartisan...
  • Columbia University disbands Chinese student group

    An organization for students from China has lost official recognition from Columbia University. A statement on the website of Columbia's Chinese Students and Scholars Association says the group has been "de-recognized" and it is not planning any more...
  • House speaker invites Japanese leader to address Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is inviting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) to address a joint meeting of Congress next month. The Ohio Republican announced Thursday that Abe — who will be the first Japanese leader to...
  • Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country will be self-reliant within this decade. "We're not going to be the lazy Uncle Joe," he said. In a speech to a joint...