Jul 22, 2014

Kings nab Summer League crown

Ray McCallum scored 29 points and Sacramento rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final minutes, as the Kings topped the Houston Rockets 77-68 Monday night in the NBA Summer League championship game. The Kings went 6-1 at Las Vegas, and McCallum more than ...

Jul 22, 2014

Ex-Laker Cooper has tongue cancer

Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday. ...

Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder

Jul 22, 2014

Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stabbing his former girlfriend to death last October in a high-profile stalking-murder case in Mitaka, west Tokyo. Charles Thomas Ikenaga was charged with murder for fatally stabbing high school student Saaya Suzuki, 18. Ikenaga reportedly began stalking ...

Saga is asked to accept Osprey deployment

Jul 22, 2014

Saga is asked to accept Osprey deployment

The Abe administration on Tuesday asked Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa to accept its plan to deploy MV-22 Osprey military transport aircraft at Saga Airport. Parliamentary Senior Vice Defense Minister Ryota Takeda made the request when he met with Furukawa at the prefectural government office ...

Okayama kidnapping suspect had room built to hold girl

Jul 22, 2014

Okayama kidnapping suspect had room built to hold girl

A man under arrest for kidnapping and confining an 11-year-old girl in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, had remodeled his home with an additional lock and soundproof walls to confine the girl for a long period, investigative sources said Monday. With a well-meditated plan, Takeshi Fujiwara, ...

Jul 22, 2014

Indelible blot on history

The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has gone from accident to catastrophe to horror. And, by most accounts so far, it has exposed the quickening of the civil conflict in eastern Ukraine as a geostrategic blunder by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jul 22, 2014

World breaks monthly heat record twice in a row

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 16.2 Celsius, which is 0.72 degrees higher ...

Jul 22, 2014

Here's sellin' to you, kid. Casablanca piano up for sale

The iconic piano from Hollywood romance “Casablanca” will go on sale at auction in New York in November, the highlight of more than two dozen collectors’ items from the fabled war-time classic. “Play it, Sam,” says a stunning Ingrid Bergman, cajoling Dooley Wilson into ...

| Jul 22, 2014

Greenback firmer around ¥101.50

The dollar was slightly firmer around ¥101.50 in post-holiday Tokyo trading Tuesday, supported by a rise in Japanese stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥101.49-50, up from ¥101.40-41 at the same time Friday. The Tokyo market was closed Monday for ...