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  • Venus Williams (age 34) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (43) refresh U.S. Open

    The age-is-just-a-number cliche got a nice boost Monday at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Venus Williams, 34, struggled through a three-set match to beat Kimiko Date-Krumm, soon to be 44. No oxygen masks were needed. The players did not come out...
  • Murray survives cramps and Venus ducks bees at U.S. Open

    Murray survives cramps and Venus ducks bees at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
  • In 'Bone Clocks,' David Mitchell ties his universes together

    We enter David Mitchell's new novel, "The Bone Clocks," through a conventional door: Holly Sykes, a mouthy British teenager in 1984, is sleeping with an older guy and spending time with a bad-news best friend. After a fight she decides to take off, a...
  • 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...
  • Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning...
  • SaikouCon returns to Lehigh Valley as anime remains hot

    Have you ever wondered if you had the voice of a hero? Or wondered if maybe, just maybe, you'd look really good in a full body spandex suit … with a mask? Find out this at weekend at SaikouCon 2014, an anime convention devoted to Japanese...
  • South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety. South Korea...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, cabinet ministers visit

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead but did not join cabinet ministers in a visit, seen as an effort to avoid further inflaming ties with China as he seeks a summit with...
  • Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents...
  • Weakness in Eurozone, Asia pose risks to U.S. economy

    Troubles in the global economy have dogged the American economy since early in the recovery, with the Eurozone debt crisis, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East and the Japanese tsunami all swiping momentum from U.S. growth in varying degrees....
  • Japan finmin Aso sees economy continuing a moderate recovery

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that the economy is continuing a moderate recovery and he is closely watching economic data in the current quarter before the government decides whether to raise the sales tax again...