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  • U.S. war hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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...
  • Sharp considering exiting European home appliance market - source

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sharp Corp is in talks over licensing Taiwanese and Turkish firms to make and sell its home appliances in Europe, a source with knowledge of the discussions said, as it tries to cut costs to counter stagnant sales on the continent....
  • 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...
  • Tax hike hits Japan business mood, but outlook upbeat: BOJ tankan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese manufacturers' business sentiment worsened in the three months to June but is poised to improve in the following quarter, a central bank survey showed, adding to signs the economy will shrug off April's sales tax hike....
  • 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...
  • Japan final June manufacturing PMI 51.5 vs. flash 51.1

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in June at a faster pace than initially reported, revised data showed on Tuesday, in a sign that domestic demand has quickly recovered from a sales tax increase at the start of April. The final...
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' recap, 'Adventure'

    'Halt and Catch Fire' recap, 'Adventure'
    Joe finds it something of an adventure to get dressed as we open this week, as he's still reeling from the beatdown he suffered at the hands of John's friends in the last episode. A music montage contrasts Joe's struggle to start his day with a carefree...