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  • Accident kills worker on Taiwan set of Martin Scorsese film

    Accident kills worker on Taiwan set of Martin Scorsese film
    One worker was killed and two others injured Thursday in an accident on a film set being prepared for the Martin Scorsese movie “Silence.”  The Taiwanese worker died when the ceiling collapsed in an 83-year-old structure on the set, one of...
  • James Fay, who ran family-owned baking equipment company, dies at 90

    James Fay, who ran family-owned baking equipment company, dies at 90
    James Fay succeeded his father as president of the Joliet-based Champion Machinery Co. in 1962. Two decades later, the baking equipment and systems manufacturer was the first American firm to bring automated white pan bread production to mainland China....
  • Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role

    Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role
    Nothing about Ichiro Suzuki suggests "minor signing." He is a 10-time All-Star with a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award to accompany 10 Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Nonetheless, Suzuki – one of the game's top leading men...
  • Islamic State releases new audio message, purportedly by Japanese hostage, extending deadline

    The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read by a voice claiming to be Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, was...
  • Alibaba roars back vs China accusations of counterfeit sales in report held until after IPO

    There's a tiger fight going on in China. Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites....
  • North Korea may be restarting nuke plant, according to images reviewed by US institute

    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for...
  • Islamic State group sets sunset deadline for hostage exchange

    BEIRUT The Islamic State group set a new deadline for Jordan to release a convicted terrorist, saying it would kill a Jordanian pilot it holds "immediately" if the Iraqi woman isn't handed over by sunset Thursday in Mosul, Iraq. A man purporting to be...
  • Jordan willing to release militant for pilot held by Islamic State

    The Jordanian government declared its willingness Wednesday to swap a female prisoner who took part in a deadly rampage of hotel bombings in 2005 for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State extremist group. However, it was unclear whether the...
  • Mexico halts Chinese mega-mall project after damage to environment

    Mexico halts Chinese mega-mall project after damage to environment
    It was supposed to be a major Chinese foothold for doing business in Latin America, the largest venue for selling Chinese goods in the Western Hemisphere. The multimillion-dollar Dragon Mart mega-mall would cover nearly 1,400 acres two miles from the...
  • Afghanistan lawmakers OK only nine Cabinet members, go on break

    Afghan lawmakers approved only nine of President Ashraf Ghani's Cabinet nominations in secret balloting Wednesday before going on a six-week recess. As a result, Afghanistan will have to wait at least until lawmakers return for a full government to be...
  • China plans rare military parade to mark end of WWII, highlight power

    Since 1960, China has held just three military parades, and always on Oct. 1, when the country celebrates its National Day. This year, however, the country appears to planning such an affair in September, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World...