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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Jul 31, 2014

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating ...

Jul 31, 2014

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site: OSCE

Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area. “Monitors reach MH17 crash site for 1st time in ...

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Jul 31, 2014

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Kyohei Muranaka allowed one unearned run over eight sharp innings, Wladimir Balentien homered, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows turned a close game into an 8-1 rout of the Hanshin Tigers to clinch the three-game series on Thursday night. Muranaka (1-2), who returned to the ...

Jul 31, 2014

IMF's Japan report sees yen at fair value but warns on reforms

The International Monetary Fund said in a report released Thursday that the yen is currently at fair values against the other major currencies. The yen is assessed “as broadly consistent with medium-term fundamentals,” the Washington-based lender said in its annual assessment of the Japanese ...

Jul 31, 2014

Panasonic's revamp efforts continue to pay dividends

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that its operating profit grew in the April-June quarter on the back of efforts to restructure by shifting focus to industrial markets instead of less profitable consumer products. The electronics giant said group operating profit rose 28.2 percent to ¥82.29 ...

Jul 31, 2014

Historic Pauley Pavillion deluged by flooding

The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 25 cm of water when a 93-year-old pipe ...

Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Jul 31, 2014

Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew Wednesday, with European and Asian countries on alert. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will only get worse and warned there is no overarching ...

Pirates blow game on bases

Jul 31, 2014

Pirates blow game on bases

Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. Too bad for Hurdle, what we watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss. A timely, heads-up glance by reliever Jean ...

Lewis guides Texas to win

Jul 31, 2014

Lewis guides Texas to win

Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warmed up in the bullpen before the game. The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even ...

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

| Jul 31, 2014

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Because of the disparity in the talent pool, the National Basketball League ended up with enormous gaps between the elite teams and weaker teams during its inaugural 2013-14 season. But Year Two may be a little different. Since the offseason officially began at the ...

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Jul 31, 2014

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who received a first-round bye, was playing for the first time ...

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

Jul 31, 2014

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, ...

James smokes field to claim gold in Commonwealth 400m

Jul 31, 2014

James smokes field to claim gold in Commonwealth 400m

London Olympic champion Kirani James handed out a comprehensive lesson in one-lap running when he cruised to victory in the 400 meters in a star-studded athletics session at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Alabama-based Grenadan, who won world gold in 2011 at ...