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Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Aug 14, 2014

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Global cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 home gaming console topped 10 million units as of Sunday, Sony Corp.’s gaming unit said Wednesday. Sony, which has been struggling to rebuild its electronics business, is positioning the gaming sector as a pillar for improving its ...

Some BOJ policymakers concerned about production shift overseas

Aug 14, 2014

Some BOJ policymakers concerned about production shift overseas

A few Bank of Japan policymakers pointed out during their meeting last month that structural factors such as firms shifting production abroad could continue to cap exports. During the July 14-15 meeting, the BOJ Policy Board maintained its assessment that “exports have recently leveled ...

Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, star of 'The Big Sleep,' dies at 89

Aug 14, 2014

Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, star of 'The Big Sleep,' dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89. Bacall, whose long career brought two ...

U.S. to drop protections for snow-loving wolverines

Aug 14, 2014

U.S. to drop protections for snow-loving wolverines

U.S. wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species. Wolverines, or “mountain devils,” need deep snows to den. But while there is ...

'Sleep' dances toward another world

Aug 14, 2014

'Sleep' dances toward another world

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As a dancer, choreographer, philosopher and now professor in the Department of Scenography Design, Drama and Dance at Tama Art University in Setagaya, Tokyo, Saburo Teshigawara has been extending the range of his talents ever since he stopped studying visual arts and sculpture to ...

Clowning gets serious in Slava's show

Aug 14, 2014

Clowning gets serious in Slava's show

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“Slava’s Snowshow” feels like a dream — and occasionally a nightmare. Its surreal scenarios play out one after another on a stage set with seemingly oversized, fluffy blankets that give the audience a sense of being tucked inside a child’s bed. There’s no real ...

SPAC's teen 'Dream' comes true

Aug 14, 2014

SPAC's teen 'Dream' comes true

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Mount Fuji towers nearby, and the hills around are covered with beautiful tea fields, while occupying a huge, 21-hectare plot of greenery dotted with theaters and rehearsal spaces is the home base of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center. In the words of the French-based, Cameroon-born ...

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Aug 14, 2014

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Authorities described Robin Williams’ final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went ...

Buffaloes sticking together during pennant race

Aug 14, 2014

Buffaloes sticking together during pennant race

The Orix Buffaloes are in their first Pacific League pennant race in six seasons and thoroughly enjoying the experience. After their entire weekend series against the last-place Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles was washed out, the Buffaloes entered Wednesday’s game against the Seibu Lions trailing ...

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Aug 14, 2014

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic came back to beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The Cincinnati tournament is the only Masters series event Djokovic has never won, finishing as the runnerup four times. If ...

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Aug 14, 2014

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record $2 billion sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise ...

Taylor homers in first MLB game

Aug 14, 2014

Taylor homers in first MLB game

Michael Taylor’s parents planned to come see him this weekend, so they missed his smashing start. At least the rookie had a proud souvenir to show them — barely. Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the ...

Athletics snap Royals' streak

Aug 14, 2014

Athletics snap Royals' streak

The Oakland Athletics’ combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning ...

Manning having more fun at training camp

Aug 14, 2014

Manning having more fun at training camp

Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer. He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver. One morning, he’s ...

Aug 14, 2014

Messenger leads charge as Tigers hold off Giants

Despite some thorns, the story kept getting rosier for Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger. Messenger played heroic offense and daredevil defense, leading the way over six innings as the Hanshin Tigers started a three-game series with a 4-3 win over the Central League front-running ...