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China group launches app to shame polluters

Jun 11, 2014

China group launches app to shame polluters

A Chinese environmental group on Monday launched a smartphone app that tracks and shames polluting factories, highlighting how the country is making environmental data more available and enabling public monitoring of companies that pollute. The app gives, where available, hourly updates on emissions reported ...

Donations send Tohoku kids to World Cup

Jun 11, 2014

Donations send Tohoku kids to World Cup

Soccer fans in Chiba Prefecture have raised more than ¥2.5 million in donations to send four children from Tohoku’s Oshika Peninsula to watch the Japan play in the World Cup in Brazil. The supporters launched the fundraising drive in April as a treat for ...

More U.S. Jews split over Israel

Jun 11, 2014

More U.S. Jews split over Israel

Once a unifying cause for generations of American Jews, Israel is now bitterly dividing Jewish communities. Jewish organizations are withdrawing invitations to Jewish speakers or performers considered too critical of Israel, in what opponents have denounced as an ideological litmus test meant to squelch ...

Putin gambles on culture war with the West

| Jun 11, 2014

Putin gambles on culture war with the West

Oleg Makarenko wants to set the story straight and answer the “Russophobes” who he says are trying to split and humiliate Russia. His website, www.ruxpert.ru, is on the front line in what Makarenko calls an information war with the West. As President Vladimir Putin ...

China officials stashing families, cash overseas

Jun 11, 2014

China officials stashing families, cash overseas

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China’s anti-corruption campaign is now targeting officials who have sent their spouses and children abroad, where they can create channels to potentially funnel illicit gains and establish footholds for eventual escape from the mainland. Nearly 900, mostly midlevel, government officials in the southern province ...

U.S. 'Mountain Man' gets hard time for spate of thefts

Jun 11, 2014

U.S. 'Mountain Man' gets hard time for spate of thefts

For years, he lived a solitary life amid the expansive wilderness of Utah as he ransacked cabins and trekked hundreds of kilometers alone on his snowshoes with a rifle slung over his shoulder. For most of the next decade, he’ll live behind bars in ...

Ferocious sexual assault on student at Cairo rally prompts outrage

Jun 11, 2014

Ferocious sexual assault on student at Cairo rally prompts outrage

A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration — including a mass attack on a 19-year-old student who was stripped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — prompted outrage Monday as a video emerged purportedly showing the teenager, bloodied and naked, ...

Jun 11, 2014

A slippery slope to combat

The Abe administration's modifications of its proposed new conditions for the Self-Defense Forces to take part in overseas missions would still pave the way for the SDF to operate in combat areas, thus raising the risk of Japan being drawn into armed conflict.

Boris sums up its sonic spectrum with 'Noise'

Jun 11, 2014

Boris sums up its sonic spectrum with 'Noise'

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Trying to define the sound of Tokyo-based experimental trio Boris is like asking someone their favorite kind of music. It’s everything, it’s nothing in particular … it’s definitely not country. “I think our music is built on top of an American rock legacy, but ...

Kings go up 3-0 on Rangers

Jun 11, 2014

Kings go up 3-0 on Rangers

Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick had his best game of the Stanley Cup finals, making 32 saves to put the Kings on the cusp of another title with a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 3 on Monday night. Los Angeles ...

Chisenhall has 9 RBIs in rout

Jun 11, 2014

Chisenhall has 9 RBIs in rout

Ron Washington remembers being impressed by Lonnie Chisenhall when the infielder was an up-and-comer with the Cleveland Indians. The Texas manager hadn’t seen much of him since — until the last four days in the Rangers’ home ballpark. Chisenhall had nine RBIs and three ...

Strasburg, Nats slow down Giants in marquee matchup

Jun 11, 2014

Strasburg, Nats slow down Giants in marquee matchup

Ian Desmond was looking to go deep in his last at-bat. He settled for a lopsided Washington win. Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants ...

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Jun 11, 2014

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation told AP. The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were ...

Chaos reigns for FIFA as World Cup looms

Jun 11, 2014

Chaos reigns for FIFA as World Cup looms

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who said in 2011 he would steer soccer’s ruling body through troubled waters, isn’t anywhere near land. Brazil is readying for street protests over $3.6 billion of public spending on the 2014 World Cup, which starts in two days in ...