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Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Aug 16, 2014

Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Thousands of people across America attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer and for other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality. The vigils, observed in more than ...

Aug 16, 2014

Vodka: market riches after communism's fall

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Early on, Russia's Yeltsin government (1991-1999) imposed heavy tariffs on the import of medicines and staples while granting societies of the handicapped and sports clubs the ability to import vodka without tariffs. It marked a new era in the country's economic history.

Aug 16, 2014

Worrying economic signs

The government must determine whether the slump in consumer spending during the April-June quarter is temporarily the result of the reaction to the three-percentage-point rise in the consumption tax, or reflects the Abe administration's policy failure.

Aug 16, 2014

A glut of unoccupied houses

Roughly one in every seven houses throughout Japan is unoccupied, and the number keeps growing. Blame the graying of society, the depopulation of rural areas and the "fixed-property" tax break.

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past

Aug 16, 2014

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past

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Haruki Murakami’s new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past. “The past is my treasure chest, and once I open it, I have so many materials in there,” says the 65-year-old author, whose “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” was ...

Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals

Aug 16, 2014

Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson’s diagnosis when he was ...

Ueno tosses no-hitter against China at softball worlds

Aug 16, 2014

Ueno tosses no-hitter against China at softball worlds

Yukiko Ueno hurled a no-hitter on Friday to lead defending champion Japan to a 4-0 win over China in their Group A opener at the International Softball Federation’s Women’s World Championship. The 32-year-old Ueno, who helped pitch Japan to the last Olympic gold medal ...

Aug 16, 2014

Statue of sumo legend Taiho unveiled in Russian birthplace

A ceremony to unveil a bronze statue of the late Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held Friday in his birthplace Poronaysk in Sakhalin, eastern Russia, a move achieved through joint efforts by the Russian city and Japanese people. “We hope obstacles hindering peace between ...

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Aug 16, 2014

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner on Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. ...

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Aug 16, 2014

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the third round. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils ...

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Aug 16, 2014

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good. Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer ...

Royals cruise past Athletics

Aug 16, 2014

Royals cruise past Athletics

The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Royals rallied to defeat the ...

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

Aug 16, 2014

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers. Just making it to ...