Oct 1, 2016

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Another potentially deadly problem has surfaced with Takata air bags, this one forcing BMW to recall over 4,000 SUVs in the United States and Canada. The new problem was traced to improper welds, and it’s separate from the trouble that has caused the largest ...

Oct 1, 2016

Firm linked to 2014 hacks hired to help U.S. vet secret clearances

A U.S. government bureau set up to conduct investigations for secret and top-secret security clearances has turned for help to a company whose login credentials were used in hacking attacks that looted the personal data of 22 million current and former federal employees, U.S. ...

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Oct 1, 2016

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter hinted Friday at U.S. impatience with the Philippine government over inflammatory comments by President Rodrigo Duterte. At a news conference, Carter was asked his view on pursuing greater military collaboration with the Philippines in light of Duterte’s latest remarks. Earlier ...

Oct 1, 2016

U.S. Consul General backs military's presence in Okinawa

Joel Ehrendreich, U.S. Consul General in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, emphasized Friday that U.S. military bases in the southernmost prefecture contribute to regional peace and stability. “I firmly believe that our presence here makes both our countries safer and makes our region more stable and ...

Sep 30, 2016

Ex-Nadeshiko striker Maruyama to retire

Former Japan women’s striker Karina Maruyama will retire at the end of the current season, her team Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki announced Friday. Maruyama, 33, scored the extra-time winner against host Germany in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinals before Nadeshiko Japan went on to ...