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  • Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space. The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltd's white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to promote Japan's high-tech...
  • Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals

    Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka's Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. The top two finishers in nearly all events at...
  • Golf pro Shigeki Maruyama asks $16.5 million for Bel-Air compound

    Professional golfer Shigeki Maruyama has chipped the asking price on his modern compound in Bel-Air to $16.5 million, down from $18.495 million. The property, which enjoys panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific and the Stone Canyon...
  • Venture capitalist Andreessen Horowitz invests $50 mln in BuzzFeed

    Aug 10 (Reuters) - Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is investing $50 million in BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment website known for producing advertising-sponsored "listicles" that go viral. Chris Dixon, a general partner at the venture...
  • Wisconsin geologists go miles deep in quest to predict earthquakes

    MILWAUKEE To understand earthquakes, scientists have hatched an audacious plan go straight to the source. That means drilling miles-deep into the earth, directly through faults where two plates of the earth's crust come into contact. Geologists at the...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for detaining Japanese man: Kyodo

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for detaining a Japanese man in Syria in a post on the Internet, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday. The Japanese foreign ministry said on Monday Japan was investigating...
  • Korea's 'Roaring Currents' set to Overtake 'Frozen' For 2014 Box Office Crown

    HONG KONG - Period action film "Roaring Currents" has added another astonishing record as it sits atop the Korean box office for the second weekend. According to distributor CJ Entertainment, the film became only the twelfth film ever to have sold more...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue’s...
  • Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

    Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew
    On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy....
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • Hip Hop International keeps the world (head)spinning

    Hip Hop International keeps the world (head)spinning
    Hip-hop dance is not going global -- it's been global for years, and the evidence was once again presented at the recent Hip Hop International's USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles in Las Vegas. The global reach was evident not...