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Trouble at home led al-Shabab to attack abroad

| Sep 24, 2013

Trouble at home led al-Shabab to attack abroad

The massacre at a Kenyan shopping mall by Somalia’s al-Shabab insurgents has shown the still-potent threat of the al-Qaida-linked group even as its fighters struggle at home, analysts say. The attack, which follows bloody strikes by al-Shabab suicide commandos earlier this year, including against ...

Privacy analysts question iPhone fingerprint scanner

Sep 24, 2013

Privacy analysts question iPhone fingerprint scanner

One of the highlights of the iPhone 5S, the fingerprint scanner, is facing two concerns that may take a little shine off Apple’s cool new feature. Privacy advocates have raised concerns over how Apple plans to handle this highly sensitive data. And many consumers ...

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Sep 24, 2013

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s prospects of an eventual comeback evaporated Sunday after he was sentenced to life in prison and permanently deprived of all political rights, but aspects of his legacy may live on, experts said. The charismatic former Politburo member surprised many ...

Pakistan church bombing toll hits 81

Sep 24, 2013

Pakistan church bombing toll hits 81

The death toll from a twin suicide bombing on a church in Pakistan rose to 81 Monday, as Christians protested across the country to demand better protection for their community. The attack on All Saints Church in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a ...

Sep 24, 2013

Monetary easing lifts land prices

It appears that the monetary easing pushed by the Abe administration through Bank of Japan's purchasing operations is gradually raising land prices in some urban areas.

Sep 24, 2013

Launch of the Epsilon rocket

JAXA's successful Sept. 14 launch of the Epsilon, Japan's first new rocket in 12 years, represents the culmination of Japan's solid-fuel rocket technology.

Good health essentials: whole grains and fiber

Sep 24, 2013

Good health essentials: whole grains and fiber

by Hope Warshaw

Do all whole grains contain dietary fiber? What are other sources of fiber? These questions seem simple, but they’re not. Answering them, however, is important because they focus on two healthful eating goals: 1) Eat more whole grains and 2) Eat more dietary fiber. ...

'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys

Sep 24, 2013

'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys

Cult crime show “Breaking Bad” won the best drama Emmy on Sunday, but there was disappointment for “House of Cards,” which had hoped to win the first major award for an online-only series. The best comedy award went to “Modern Family,” the fourth year ...

Eagles move closer to Pacific League pennant

Sep 24, 2013

Eagles move closer to Pacific League pennant

Rookie Sho Miyagawa allowed just one hit in seven innings Monday as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-0 and Japan’s newest franchise moved closer to its first Pacific League pennant. The Eagles, who began playing as an expansion ...

Morita fights through pain to reach second round

Sep 24, 2013

Morita fights through pain to reach second round

A trio of local favorites advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with Ayumi Morita battling through an injury in a straight-sets victory over Britain’s Laura Robson. Morita, who hurt her lower back on the eve of this summer’s ...

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Sep 24, 2013

Hakuho widens gap on autumn rivals

Yokozuna Hakuho widened the gap in his lead, tossing aside rank-and-filer Toyohibiki to remain unscathed after nine days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. The Mongolian, who is chasing his 27th career title and fourth in a row, improved to 9-0, a ...