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Jan 04, 2014

Aqlifoods slow to alert consumers

The Gunma Prefectural Police inspect a food plant where pesticide-tainted products were made after its operator admits being slow to warn the public.

Girl gang-raped twice, burned alive in Kolkata

Jan 04, 2014

Girl gang-raped twice, burned alive in Kolkata

An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police said Thursday. The 16-year-old was assaulted first on Oct. 26 and then again the day after by a ...

Who's at the door? Oh, it's Gorbachev

Jan 04, 2014

Who's at the door? Oh, it's Gorbachev

In the scripted world of high-profile diplomacy, every move is planned weeks in advance, with seating charts, menus and toasts subject to careful scrutiny. So imagine Britain’s surprise when Mikhail Gorbachev made an unannounced, spontaneous visit to the prime minister’s residence at No. 10 ...

U.S. man guilty of smuggling fossils

Jan 04, 2014

U.S. man guilty of smuggling fossils

A man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States. He also agreed to forfeit any claim to a Tyrannosaurus skull that likely will be heading back home to Mongolia. Federal officials and a ...

Legalizing marijuana gains momentum

Jan 04, 2014

Legalizing marijuana gains momentum

Marijuana enthusiasts are counting on more U.S. states to follow Colorado in legalizing the drug, but opponents said Thursday the fight over pot is far from over. The Rocky Mountain state made drug history on New Year’s Day with the inauguration of retail sales ...

Jan 04, 2014

Dubious cure for doctor shortage

The education ministry's recent decision to approve creation of a new medical school at an existing university in Tohoku marks a new development in the government's oscillating policy on the education of doctors.

Jan 04, 2014

Century engine starts now

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The last two centuries (and possibly more) didn't "start" with the turning of the calendar from 00 to 01. Each century began bending the arc of history, in essence, in its 14th year.

Nadal battles past Gulbis, into Doha semis

Jan 04, 2014

Nadal battles past Gulbis, into Doha semis

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal showed his trademark grit and determination on Thursday as he reached the semifinals of the Qatar Open with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Latvian Ernests Gulbis. The Spaniard has never previously won an ATP World Tour title in the ...

Cutler signshuge contract

Jan 04, 2014

Cutler signshuge contract

The Chicago Bears signed Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract on Thursday, ending speculation they might make a change after five seasons of good and bad from their talented quarterback. Cutler clearly thrived under first-year coach Marc Trestman and now has some of the ...

Curry, Lee guide Warriors past Heat

Jan 04, 2014

Curry, Lee guide Warriors past Heat

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and handed out 12 assists, and David Lee scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 123-114 Thursday night and extended the NBA’s longest current winning streak to seven games. Curry was 13-for-22 from the ...

Habs hold offStars in third

Jan 04, 2014

Habs hold offStars in third

Lars Eller put a stop to Montreal’s third-period meltdowns. Eller scored the midway through the third period after Dallas scored twice to tie it, leading Canadiens to a 6-4 win over the Stars on Thursday night. “It was just one of those crazy games,” ...