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  • Japan August flash PMI shows manufacturing accelerated as orders grow

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity accelerated in August as export and domestic demand increased, a preliminary survey showed on Thursday, offering hope that economic growth is getting back on track after slumping in the wake of a sales tax...
  • 3 killed in San Diego County crash were students from Japan

    3 killed in San Diego County crash were students from Japan
    The three people killed and five others injured in a single-car crash in northern San Diego County late Thursday were from Japan and studying at Palomar College in San Marcos, officials said. All were ages 18 to 22. The group of eight were in a 2000...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Leads for 2nd Week

    TOKYO -- "Stand By Me Doraemon," the 3D CG reworking of a long-running 2D animated series about a robot cat and his boy companion, earned $6.8 million on 503,000 admissions on the weekend (Aug. 16-17) to drive its cume to $31.8 million, while taking the...
  • 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...
  • Japanese court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit

    FUKUSHIMA Japan (Reuters) - The operator of Japanese nuclear reactors that melted down in 2011 is responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the accident and it must pay $472,000 in compensation, a court ruled on Tuesday. The...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 20, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Central California, where flame retardant is dumped over the Way fire near Kernville, along the Kern River. The out-of-control blaze began Monday northeast of Bakersfield and has charred more than 3,300 acres....
  • US women's soccer tops Switzerland 4-1 in friendly

    CARY. N.C. The biggest pregame cheer was for Alex Morgan. The biggest in-game cheer was after Megan Rapinoe's third-minute goal. Abby Wambach's record-setting goal got the deserved fanfare. Hope Solo received chants when handling the ball in net. But...