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  • Japan ignores skeptics, keeps goal of earthquake prediction

    TOKYO In a nondescript government building near the Imperial Palace, a team of Japanese seismologists stands ready to predict an earthquake. All day, every day, they monitor data from dozens of tiltmeters, strain gauges and other instruments deployed...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Merchants of Doubt'

    Although it's hardly the first issue-driven documentary bent on exposing the corrupt practices and outright lies perpetuated by multinational businesses, "Merchants of Doubt" distinguishes itself in part by taking that brand of dishonesty as its very...
  • In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixions and...
  • Money pours into state races as stakes rise

    WASHINGTON Money is pouring into statehouse elections this year at a potentially record-breaking rate, as the stakes for political control in the 50 capitals continue to rise. Campaign contributions for state races this election cycle likely will surpass...
  • Seahawks not satisfied with one Super Bowl

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Seattle Seahawks - INSIDE SLANT A year and one Super Bowl title later, the Seattle Seahawks say not much has changed. One notable difference - the Seahawks are the hunted now. And with a Super Bowl title came the...
  • Democrats see chance in Kansas Senate race -- after Democrat drops out

    The topsy-turvy race for the Senate in Kansas took another turn Wednesday when the lackluster Democratic candidate dropped out, elevating an independent newcomer to battle incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts this fall. The sudden narrowing of what had...
  • NFC West Analysis: No easy repeat for Seahawks - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange NFC West Analysis: No easy repeat for Seahawks Despite their status as defending Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks are expected to have a tough time even to repeat as the best in the NFC...
  • Obama's non-ideological foreign policy not working

    So much for non-ideological foreign policy. When Barack Obama ran for president he vowed to be non-ideological. He was a pragmatist and a problem-solver. It wasn't just that George W. Bush's ideology was awful, ideology itself was a kind of sinful...
  • Indian services growth slowed in August, orders waned

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - Indian services activity expanded at its weakest rate in three months in August as firms' order books filled up at a slower pace, a business survey showed on Wednesday. The HSBC Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), compiled by...
  • Sicilian mobster wins literary prize, stirring controversy

    A jailed Sicilian mobster who cannot remember how many people he has killed has sparked a row in Italy after being awarded a top literary prize for his autobiography. Giuseppe Grassonelli, 49, who was given a life sentence in 1992 for at least a dozen...
  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...